Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
"The Nice Guys" takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
President Coin’s right-hand man, Boggs, has lived all his life in District 13 and never known anything other than the rigid life of an underground soldier. Jumping into the character is Mahershala Ali, known best for his film and television roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Place Beyond the Pines and the critically acclaimed series House of Cards.
Ali sees Boggs as someone shaped by his environment, and someone who isn’t sure if Katniss can truly become the Mockingjay, though his sworn duty is to protect her. “Boggs is someone who has never lived above ground, and the only thing he’s heard about and trained for his entire life is the coming revolution against The Capitol,” the actor explains. “At first he’s a bit skeptical of Katniss because she’s just this young girl who seems caught in something she knows is much bigger than her. Over time, as he gets to know her and see her in action, he really grows to love and respect her.”
Ali says his role felt organic thanks to Jennifer Lawrence. “I don’t know if you can play a character any better than Jennifer plays Katniss,” he says. “I never saw her strike one false note. Being around actors of the caliber of Jeffrey, Julianne, Phil and Woody, it was all such an education. I was so moved and excited watching people so committed to telling a great story.”
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