Every moviegoer has at least one solid reason to remember Jude Law’s face. Be it, Dickie Greenleaf in ‘The Talented Mr Ripley,’ or as the wounded American Civil War soldier in ‘Cold Mountain,’ he makes us remember him every now and then, a sign of a perfect balance between the star and the performer in him. Law has appeared in front of us as a playboy, a warrior, a spy, a prince, a robot, a king, and even The Young Pope! A professional acting career spanning nearly 25 years, Law often pick up inspirations from his own life journey for molding his characters. So much was the parallels between his personal and professional life.
A reason why famously declared when he crosses the 40-mark that now he could break the stereotyping in the industry by playing older men. At 45, the road ahead is open and stretched out for the actor. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jude Law movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Jude Law films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Jude Law movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. The New Pope (TV Series, 2019 – )
‘The New Pope’ is director Paolo Sorrentino’s follow-up to the limited series ‘The Young Pope.’ When HBO’s Papal drama takes a second round, the Young Pope, Lenny Belardo, played by Jude Law enters the next stage of his life. ‘The Young Pope’ introduced viewers to the world of Pope Pius XIII, alias Lenny Belardo. Jude Law’s iconic role as the first American Pope earned him critical acclaim.
‘The New Pope,’ uncovers the next chapter in the life of Lenny Belardo. The returning cast members include Silvio Orlando, Javier Camara, Cecile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, and Maurizio Lombardi. Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir and Massimo Ghini are joining the cast as well as the recently released first look of the series hides a glimpse of John Malkovich, though no details of his character have been revealed.
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2. A Rainy Day in New York (Unknown)
Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day In New York’ is trapped in an indefinite legal battle with status unknown in the release tab. The project was Allen’s fourth collaboration with Amazon after ‘Café Society,’ ‘Crisis in Six Scenes’ and ‘Wonder Wheel.’ But, after the #MeToo avalanche, Amazon faces a roadblock releasing the movie. The project was derailed when Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, revealed some old allegations against her stepfather of child molestation. Amazon, which produced the movie on a budget of $25 million fell into a deadlock when reports claiming the movie features a scene involving sexual advancements between an older man and a teen girl.
Jude Law plays a key role in the romantic comedy. To the surprise of media and film fraternity, Law has spoken out in favor of Woody Allen. He reportedly told the ‘the New York Times’ that it’s a terrible shame to cut off the movie from the releasing calendar. ‘A Rainy Day in New York,’ which has Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, and Rebecca Hall in other key roles, was originally lined up by the Amazon Studios for a 2018 release. But, reports suggest that the Studio has now shelved it indefinitely.
3. The Rhythm Section (2019)
‘The Rhythm Section’ is an adaptation of Mark Burnell’s book of the same name. The movie follows Stephanie Patrick, played by Blake Lively, who indulges in a reckless life of drugs and prostitution after a plane crash kills her family. When an investigative journalist unearths that a bomb was planted on the plane, Stephanie sets out on a revenge mission. She gets her ticket to chaos and destruction when an intelligence organization recruits her as their human weapon.
The makers are tight-lipped about the details of Jude Law character. But, bits and pieces of the plot description hint at Law’s character with a darker shade, probably a powerful member of the covert organization. Sterling K. Brown also plays an important role in the movie. The production of the movie was temporarily stopped when Blake Lively suffered a wrist injury during an action sequence in Dublin.
4. The Nest (Post-Production)
Director Sean Durkin’s upcoming flick ‘The Nest’ has Jude Law and Carrie Coon in the lead roles. The movie is touted as a psychological thriller and family drama with Law’s character, Rory, the greedy entrepreneur takes his American wife and kids to England, his homeland. The displacement from American suburban liveliness to an archaic 80s English manor house imparts devastating effects on the family members. Eventually, they slip into a self-destructive cycle. Durkin directs his own screenplay and the movie is a co-production between FilmNation and BBC Films.
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5. Sherlock Holmes 3 (2021)
To the utter disappointment of Jude Law fans, Warner Bros. has pushed ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ to 21 December 2021. The movie, which has Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as the Holmes and Jude Law plays Dr Watson, was originally lined up for a December 25 2020 release. Chris Brancato is the scribe for the third installment while Susan Downey, Joel Silver and Lionel Wigram are producing the project. Guy Ritchie directed the first two films of the franchise and the producers are yet to find the director for the third project.
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