Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

Commercial break: David Beckham, naked puzzles and balloon selfies

David Beckham is smooth as scotch in his new whisky ad, a series of witty films underline the importance of condoms and Old Navy lets people recreate their selfies on a giant billboard composed of balloons. Here is our pick of the most interesting new ad campaigns happening right now.David...
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Commercial break: David Beckham, naked puzzles and balloon selfies
Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
Commercial break: David Beckham, naked puzzles and balloon selfies

David Beckham is smooth as scotch in his new whisky ad, a series of witty films underline the importance of condoms and Old Navy lets people recreate their selfies on a giant billboard composed of balloons. Here is our pick of the most interesting new ad campaigns happening right now.David Beckham's Extended HAIG CLUB Ad Directed by Guy Ritchie, starring David Beckham and filmed against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands... could this ad for single grain scotch Haig Club be any smoother?!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaMuQPmzrrU AIDES - Puzzle TBWA\Paris has worked with AIDES, a French organization raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, on a witty series of short clips portraying sexy scenarios gone wrong, thanks to a lack of condoms. Videos feature naked people playing board games, knitting and shelling peas.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px7OAUajSHg&index=5&list=UUJ24mTwxSj-xyOvHXXNkgRw How To Have A Selfiebration In celebration of its 20th birthday, Old Navy has come up with a machine which recreates your selfies with balloons. Appearing in New York on October 22 and Los Angeles on October 25.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NILeNYgaLkk Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

Eva Longoria sells female-led comedy to ABC
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Eva Longoria sells female-led comedy to ABC

Though she rarely goes in front of the camera anymore, the former "Desperate Housewives" star hasn't left TV behind. In fact, she has become quite a prolific producer for the small screen. Created with the screenwriters behind "90210," her latest sell is a female-led comedy series titled "Bookclub."Like "Desperate Housewives," this new project will focus on four female protagonists. To get a break from the pressures and responsibilities of life, the women pretend to be in a book club. Already a producer on the Lifetime series "Devious Maids," Longoria has added "Bookclub" to the long list of productions in development at her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment outfit. Meanwhile, the star will make a brief return to the screen in a guest appearance on the Fox comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Incidentally, her fellow "Desperate Housewives" alum James Denton has just landed a role in the Hallmark Channel's new series "The Good Witch," which is due to premiere in 2015. The actor known for playing the plumber of Wisteria Lane is cast as a neighbor who is new to the area of Middleton, and who comes to suspect that his neighbor Cassie has supernatural powers. Set to start shooting in Toronto from October 29, "The Good Witch" is adapted from the TV movies aired on the Hallmark Channel since 2008, the latest of which will air on October 25. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

'Key & Peele' duo prep catnapping film
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
'Key & Peele' duo prep catnapping film

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of hit US comedy show "Key & Peele" are to start working on "Keanu," the tale of a kidnapped cat, in early 2015.The "MADtv" alumni have become regulars of US TV comedy after two and a half years of their self-titled sketch show, winning a 2013 Peabody Award along the way. Teaming up with New Line of "We're the Millers," "Horrible Bosses" and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," Key and Peele's first movie as a comedy pairing will be called "Keanu," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Neither are strangers to film production, however, as Peele has provided voiceover for "The Lego Movie" and will appear in "Horrible Bosses 2," while Key was in "Little Fockers" and has signed up to 2017's Rob Letterman animated feature "Captain Underpants." Both had parts in the 2012 Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd comedy "Wanderlust" as well as episodes of "Robot Chicken" and popular YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History." Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

James Bond 'submarine Lotus' goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
James Bond 'submarine Lotus' goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

It's an underwater car that can't be driven and doesn't work in water, but this former James Bond prop has been listed on eBay for a cool $1 million.The Lotus Esprit "submarine car" appeared in the film "The Spy Who Loved Me" in 1977 and is, according to the owner, one of only three of the six original prop models remaining. It might be missing a motor, but the car does feature fins and retractable wheels, making it possibly one of the most desirable sports cars on the market. And of course, it has the added unique selling point of having been driven by Roger Moore in a classic Hollywood car chase along the Sardinian coast. The car recently appeared on the TV show "American Restoration," where it was restored by Rick Dale. The bidding page can be seen at http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOTUS-ESPRIT-SUMBMARINE-CAR-FROM-77-JAMES-BOND-039-SPY-WHO-LOVED-ME-039-MOVIE-/151431182675 Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. Hashim Rahman Jr., 23, and younger brother Sharif Rahman, 18, accuse Showtime Networks and Mayweather of profiting at their expense. The lawsuit filed last week in Nevada state court seeks unspecified monetary damages of more than $10,000 from the New York-based network and Mayweather, who goes by the nickname "Money." Mayweather's attorney, Mark Tratos, declined to comment. Showtime officials didn't immediately respond to a message. The lawsuit also accuses Mayweather of lying in testimony Sept. 23 before the Nevada State Athletic Commission about the "All Access" show at his gym. "Defendant Mayweather falsely testified that Hasim's 31-minute fight did not happen as aired, and that the fighters took several breaks," the document said. The lawsuit alleges that Mayweather forced Sharif Rahman to fight several rounds lasting five to seven minutes in length and said that if Rahman left the ring, he faced beating by others. "Sharif feared for his safety and was forced to fight," the lawsuit said. The lawsuit also says Sharif Rahman didn't sign a release agreeing to be filmed or having his name used for the show and that Hasim Rahman Jr. fought the same boxer for more than 30 minutes with no breaks. The Rahman brothers are the sons of former professional heavyweight boxer Hasim Rahman Sr. Their attorney, Vicki Greco, declined comment about the lawsuit filed Thursday in Clark County District Court. Mayweather was licensed this year as a promoter in Nevada. His attorney, Shane Emerick, told the athletic commission last month that Mayweather knows that gambling in the gym is illegal and scenes showing cash exchanging hands in bets on the fighting didn't really happen. The boxer and his attorney also discussed the appearance of marijuana on the show. They said that despite "All Access" showing Mayweather at his Las Vegas mansion while marijuana cigarettes are rolled and smoked, Mayweather doesn't smoke the drug or drink alcohol and wouldn't be around secondhand pot smoke because it could show up in drug tests. Asked Monday whether commissioners were satisfied with Mayweather's responses, commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar referred questions to Bob Bennett, commission executive director. Bennett said the commission wasn't a party to the lawsuit and declined to comment Tuesday. Copyright (2014) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Movies

'Key & Peele' duo prep catnapping film
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
'Key & Peele' duo prep catnapping film

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of hit US comedy show "Key & Peele" are to start working on "Keanu," the tale of a kidnapped cat, in early 2015.The "MADtv" alumni have become regulars of US TV comedy after two and a half years of their self-titled sketch show, winning a 2013 Peabody Award along the way. Teaming up with New Line of "We're the Millers," "Horrible Bosses" and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," Key and Peele's first movie as a comedy pairing will be called "Keanu," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Neither are strangers to film production, however, as Peele has provided voiceover for "The Lego Movie" and will appear in "Horrible Bosses 2," while Key was in "Little Fockers" and has signed up to 2017's Rob Letterman animated feature "Captain Underpants." Both had parts in the 2012 Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd comedy "Wanderlust" as well as episodes of "Robot Chicken" and popular YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History." Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

Family reports actress Misty Upham missing
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Family reports actress Misty Upham missing

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state say an actress known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained" is missing. The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/haPZ2S ) that 32-year-old Misty Upham hasn't been heard from or seen for the past week. Officials at the Auburn Police Department say the acclaimed Native American actress was staying at a family member's apartment on the Muckleshoot reservation near Auburn. Her father filed a missing persons report on Monday. Cmdr. Steve Stocker says Upham is not considered endangered. He acknowledges that her family is concerned about her and so are the police, but her disappearance is not suspicious. In a statement given to the media on Friday, Upham's father, Charles, wrote that she has a medical condition that has the family concerned. ___ Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com Copyright (2014) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Actress Misty Upham still missing in Seattle area
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Actress Misty Upham still missing in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn say they are still looking for an actress known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained." Misty Upham's father, Charles Upham, tells KIRO-FM (http://bit.ly/1p8Dq2w ) that his daughter was upset and erratic and had stopped taking medication for anxiety and bipolar disorder. The 32-year-old Native American actress was reported missing by her family Oct. 6, a day after telling police she was suicidal. Her father tells the station he doesn't believe his daughter would kill herself. She has been listed as missing in the Washington Crime Information Center database. The family said Upham had moved to the Seattle area to help care for her father, who's recovering from a stroke. She had been staying at a relative's apartment on the Muckleshoot reservation. Copyright (2014) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Review: A twist on the man-child romp in 'Laggies'
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Review: A twist on the man-child romp in 'Laggies'

Lynn Shelton is a curious, Pacific Northwest-bred hybrid of high-concept and low production value. She has made a specialty out of deconstructing sitcom-y setups: two pals trying to follow through on a dare to make a gay porno ("Humpday"); a man betwixt two interested sisters, one of them a lesbian, in a remote cabin ("Your Sister's Sister"). Instead of heightening the broad potential of such stories, she plays them naturally, usually with improvised dialogue and an un-stylized, micro-budget intimacy. She's something like the movies' answer to the organic food movement: a farm-fresh producer of comfort food. In "Laggies," Shelton has brought her light, heartfelt touch to her most familiar, movie-ready plot — a version of the back-to-school comedy rendered not with Rodney Dangerfield antics but the soul-searching of a direction-less 28-year-old Seattleite (Keira Knightley). Megan has spent her post-high school life procrastinating and earning a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy ("because I wanted to have honest conversations with people," she says) that she hasn't put to use, unable to relate to her clients. She lives with her cloyingly sweet high-school boyfriend (Mark Webber) and does odd jobs for her father (Jeff Garlin), like spinning signs to advertise his accounting business. When her careerist, bridezilla friend (Ellie Kemper) gets married and her boyfriend proposes, Megan's arrested development turns into a crisis. On a run to the grocery store, she meets 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), who gets her to buy beer for her friends. They hit it off partly because their maturity level is about equal. Instead of going to the self-help seminar her boyfriend thinks she's attending, Megan crashes with Annika, becoming enmeshed in her group of teenage friends and attending high-school parties. Annika, too, is a little lost, her mom having abandoned her and her father (Sam Rockwell), a divorce attorney who suspiciously observes the arrival of her daughter's clearly older new friend at their suburban split-level. Returning to the stage in life where she became stunted, Megan — in a tail spin of impulsiveness — begins to figure herself out. Man-child movies have long been commonplace for members of the opposite sex, so "Laggies," penned by Andrea Seigel, is a welcome twist, one with more than a little in common with "Bridesmaids." The familiar notes — the wacky friend, the inevitable prom scene — to Shelton's film keep it from ever finding the kind of honesty its character crave. "Laggies" is really a film about people looking for genuine connection outside of traditional roles. Just as the film doesn't want to be only an implausible romp, its characters — a slacker fleeing stereotypical marriage, a lonely single-father, a teenager who wants anything at all from her mom — want the confidence to break free of convention. Shelton's movies can have an interesting schizophrenia, feeling both too contrived and not structured enough. "Laggies" is easily her largest, most scripted film yet, a transition that feels perfectly smooth. Her ability to coax unadorned performances from actors is her most obvious skill, and it results here with a fine Knightley as a recognizable kind of selfishly meandering mess, who probably deserves a more critical eye than this movie is willing to give her. But it's Moretz and Rockwell who give "Laggies" its charm. A former child star ("Hugo," ''Kick Ass"), Moretz has a warm poise beyond her years that radiates through the film and suggests she may be becoming into an actress of considerable talent. The off-kilter energy of Rockwell, looking very much the sure-handed veteran, gives the movie a happy jolt. "Laggies" is never more fun than when he calls Megan into his office, shiftily cross-examining her. In another such movie, the father would be blissfully unaware of the age differential. Here, he punctures the fiction in a heartbeat, leading the movie somewhere else. "Laggies," an A24 release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for language, some sexual material and teen partying. Running time: 99 minutes. Three stars out of four. ____ MPAA rating definition for R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. ___ Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP Copyright (2014) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Lorde-curated ‘Mockingjay' soundtrack features Kanye West, Stromae
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Lorde-curated ‘Mockingjay' soundtrack features Kanye West, Stromae

After a second track from the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" soundtrack was premiered this week, the full track list for the album has now been revealed, with the all-star list of contributors including Kanye West, Grace Jones and Charli XCX.Pitchfork spotted the full track list on iTunes shortly after the Chemical Brothers' "This is Not a Game" featuring Miguel was revealed on Zane Lowe's BBC 1 radio show on Monday (listen to a radio rip via Billboard).In addition to Lorde's previously revealed lead single "Yellow Flicker Beat," highlights include tracks by Grace Jones, Chvrches and Bat For Lashes, a Kanye West rework of Lorde's single called simply "Flicker," and Belgian artist Stromae's "Meltdown" featuring Lorde (who appears on four tracks in total), Pusha-T, Q-Tip and Haim. Charli XCX, whose track "Boom Clap" recently featured on the soundtrack for "The Fault in Our Stars," performs a cut called "Kingdom" featuring Simon Bon. "The Hunger Games - Mockingjay - Part 1" track list: 01 Stromae: "Meltdown [ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim]"02 Chvrches: "Dead Air"03 Tove Lo: "Scream My Name"04 Charli XCX: "Kingdom [ft. Simon Bon]"05 Various Artists: "Track 5"06 Raury: "Lost Souls"07 Lorde: "Yellow Flicker Beat"08 Tinashé: "The Leap"09 Bat for Lashes: "Plan the Escape"10 Grace Jones: "Original Beast"11 Lorde: "Flicker (Kanye West Rework)"12 XOV: "Animal"13 The Chemical Brothers: "This Is Not a Game [ft. Miguel]"14 Lorde: "Ladder Song" The soundtrack is set to release November 17, with the movie due to hit theaters on November 21. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

Events

Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia
Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday. In accepting the honor, Malala Yousafzai implored world leaders to spend money on supporting learning, not wars, and to solve their differences with words. "Education is the best weapon against poverty, ignorance and terrorism," she said. Yousafzai, 17, recently became the world's youngest Nobel laureate. Organizers of the Liberty Medal ceremony didn't know that would be the case when they decided months ago to honor her. But the coincidence might have been expected: She has become the seventh medal recipient to subsequently receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The medal is given annually at the National Constitution Center to someone who strives to secure freedom for people around the world. Tuesday's ceremony included speeches from women with powerful stories about education, including Minnijean Brown Trickey, who helped integrate an Arkansas high school in 1957, and University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann, a first-generation college student who rose to lead an Ivy League school. Gutmann, also a board member of the Constitution Center, praised Yousafzai for her "compelling vision and immense courage." "An educated mind is the most powerful force for good on our planet," Gutmann said. Yousafzai began her activism six years ago by using an alias to write for the BBC about living under Taliban rule. In 2012, a Taliban gunman shot her in the head while she was returning from school because of her vocal support for gender equality and education for girls. She ended up being treated for her injury in Britain, where she recovered and now lives with her family. She attends a high school for girls but continues activism on those issues through speaking engagements, a best-selling book and a nonprofit organization called the Malala Fund. Yousafzai said Tuesday that when the Taliban went to Pakistan's Swat Valley, where she lived with her family, she had two options: not speak and wait to be killed or speak and then be killed. "Why should I not speak?" she said. "It is our duty." She said the Taliban "made a big mistake" trying to silence her. The day she was shot, she said, "Weakness, fear and hopelessness died, and strength, power and courage were born." Her appearance in Philadelphia came less than two weeks after she became the youngest Nobel laureate, sharing the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a children's rights activist from India. The Liberty Medal comes with a $100,000 award, which Yousafzai said she'll spend in Pakistan on children who need education and other support. Previous recipients of the Liberty Medal who went on to win the Peace Prize include former South African President Nelson Mandela, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former President Jimmy Carter. The National Constitution Center is dedicated to increasing public understanding of the Constitution and the ideas and values it represents. ___ Online: http://www.constitutioncenter.org http://www.malalafund.org ___ Follow Kathy Matheson at http://www.twitter.com/kmatheson Copyright (2014) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings

Three more restaurants in Japan have been added to the club of two Michelin stars in the 2015 edition of the red book for Kansai.In its sixth year, inspectors bestowed two stars on two new restaurants in Kyoto and the same rating on another dining destination in Osaka. In Kyoto, the new distinctions were awarded to Mitsuyasu and Iida, which climbed the ranks from one to two stars. Aoki brought two more stars to Osaka. This year, 16 new restaurants have also been inducted into the one-starred club. The Michelin Kansai guide covers four cities in the area, including Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nara. The Bib Gourmand section, which lists good value eats, also saw the addition of 18 new addresses. Italian restaurants lead the pack with 48 addresses, followed by French cuisine (36). But overall, the guide is dominated (60 percent) by traditional Japanese cuisine or washoku. Here’s the final star count for Kansai: *** 14 restaurants** 54 restaurants * 186 restaurants Bib Gourmand 84 The 2015 MICHELIN guide Kansai will go on sale in Japan on October 23. A digital version of the guide will also be available from October 20.  Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

'Key & Peele' duo prep catnapping film
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
'Key & Peele' duo prep catnapping film

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of hit US comedy show "Key & Peele" are to start working on "Keanu," the tale of a kidnapped cat, in early 2015.The "MADtv" alumni have become regulars of US TV comedy after two and a half years of their self-titled sketch show, winning a 2013 Peabody Award along the way. Teaming up with New Line of "We're the Millers," "Horrible Bosses" and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," Key and Peele's first movie as a comedy pairing will be called "Keanu," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Neither are strangers to film production, however, as Peele has provided voiceover for "The Lego Movie" and will appear in "Horrible Bosses 2," while Key was in "Little Fockers" and has signed up to 2017's Rob Letterman animated feature "Captain Underpants." Both had parts in the 2012 Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd comedy "Wanderlust" as well as episodes of "Robot Chicken" and popular YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History." Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.

Victoria Clark joins the cast of musical 'Gigi'
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Victoria Clark joins the cast of musical 'Gigi'

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark has joined the Broadway-bound musical "Gigi" playing a role she lately has been really enjoying — a mentor. Clark said Tuesday that she and three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty will join the cast, led by pop star Vanessa Hudgens. The rest of the actors include Howard McGillin, Corey Cott and Steffanie Leigh. "It's nice because it's an intergenerational story and I love doing pieces where there are a lot of young people in the room," said Clark. "I remember when I first started out, I was always the youngest one. And I remember one day looking around and thinking, 'I'm not the youngest one anymore!' Now it's so much fun to be around these young people." "Gigi," set in Paris at the turn of the last century, comes from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, the same composer and lyricist as "My Fair Lady." It centers on a teenage girl being groomed to serve as a companion to a bored, wealthy playboy until the pair realize they have fallen in love. Clark, who has a 20-year-old son, will play Gigi's grandmother, who tries to teach the young woman the rules of society only to find her granddaughter rebel. "I think it's a show about change," Clark said. "Gigi breaks the cycle. She literally says, 'This is not for me. This is what I need for me.' And I think that's the job of young people, to say, 'We're not going to do this anymore.' That's why I'm doing the piece." Clark won a best actress Tony for "The Light in the Piazza" and has been nominated for "Sister Act" and "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella." Hoty's Broadway credits include "Footloose" and "City of Angels." The new musical will be seen at the Kennedy Center from Jan. 16-Feb. 12 and then move to Broadway. "Gigi" features the memorable tunes "Thank Heaven For Little Girls," ''I Remember It Well" and "The Night They Invented Champagne." The score also includes a few songs added to the score in 1973, including "Paris is Paris Again" and "I Never Want to Go Home Again." In addition to the new musical, Clark has also been mentoring students at Pace University as an artist-in-residence. She's directing a student version of "Light in the Piazza." "I came to New York to direct and it just so happened that all the writers kept giving me their material to present so I kept getting up and singing everything," she said. "That door just kept opening and I'm very grateful but it was never what I really thought I was going to do. So I really want to branch out and start directing." ___ Online: http://www.GigiOnBroadway.com ___ Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits Copyright (2014) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' recruits Sean Bean
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' recruits Sean Bean

International Emmy Award winner Sean Bean has joined the cast of "The Martian," joining Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Michael Peña for Ridley Scott's tale of desperate off-world survival.Bean, well known for his appearances in "Game of Thrones" and Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings," will be safe from mortal danger on this occasion, feet firmly planted on Earth, as he plays a NASA flight director, reports Empire. Matt Damon was installed early on as main character Mark Watney, whose crew accidentally deserts him on Mars, leaving him to fend for himself on the inhospitable red planet. The November 2015 film is based on Andy Weir's self-published sci-fi success, which debuted as a free download in 2012 before becoming a bestseller on Amazon's Kindle Store soon after; publishing deals were agreed in 2013 and film rights went to 20th Century Fox. Sean Bean's busy slate includes promotion for the Wachowskis' February 2015 space opera "Jupiter Ascending" and the lead role in "Caesar" alongside Indira Varma, François Arnaud, Mackenzie Crook and Samantha Barks. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2014.