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She sang a bit in “My Week with Marilyn” (doing her best breathy whisper-croon) but is Michelle Williams ready to tackle a full scale classic Broadway musical by no less than Rodgers and Hammerstein? British paper The Daily Mail reports Williams has been offered the lead role of Nellie Forbush in a planned big screen adaptation of “South Pacific.” Set during World War II on a South Pacific island and thematically revolving around issues of race, Williams is being eyed for the role of a young and Naive American nurseRead More
When the news broke that Ryan Gosling was teaming back up with Derek Cianfrance for a new project, everyone at Up and Comers was pretty excited; their collaboration on one of 2010’s best films, “Blue Valentine”, was outstanding. But the premise of the new project was vastly different and intriguing, and now we have our first official still from the film, featuring Gosling astride his motorcycle. “The Place Beyond the Pines” is a ‘multi-generational crime drama’, and will also star a host of exciting rising actors, including Rose Byrne (whoRead More
Michelle Williams just wants to be good. Despite reports that had her in contention for the role of an “elder witch”, presumably the Wicked Witch of the East, Evanorah, THR reports that actually, Williams will be Glinda, the good witch, in Sam Raimi’s “Oz, The Great and Powerful”. As for Evanorah, though Raimi reportedly wanted Hilary Swank, it’s fellow Oscar winner Rachel Weisz who is now in talks for the role. David Lindsay-Abaireā€˜s script calls for a younger, sexier version of Oz, with James Franco as a snake oil salesmanRead More
This writer here adored last year’s Blue Valentine and felt Ryan Gosling deserved a place on that Best Actor nomination list, so today’s news from Variety, that director Derek Cianfrance and Gosling are teaming back up for a new project sure is exciting! The Place Beyond the Pines is a “multi-generational crime drama”, and will also star Bradley Cooper as a rookie police officer whose confrontation with Gosling’s character, a first-time Dad who turns to bank robbery to support his son, turns into a life long feud. Both Gosling andRead More
Ryan Gosling may be getting ready to tell Sean Penn to put ‘em up as the “Blue Valentine” star is in negotiations to play a cop pitted against opposite Penn’s mobster in “Gangster Squad”, reports Deadline. Joining Gosling on this side of the thin blue line will be Josh Brolin, who is also in talks to play a police officer. In the Will Beall-scripted crime drama based on a true story, Penn will be notorious Los Angeles mobster Mickey Cohen, a charismatic figure who was also a bit of aRead More
“Blue Valentine” makes no promises to be a happily ever after love story. Quite the opposite, actually. Rather than tracing how a couple gets together, how it all falls apart in the end is the selling point of the story. Today, four new stills from Derek Cianfrance’s debut feature show the couple in question, played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, in their less tragic beginning stages. Newly rated R after a court rulingRead More

Posted On December 14, 2010By Rebecca LewisIn Awards

And the Golden Globe nominees are …

The 68th Golden Globe Awards have announced their nominations for the 2011 award season and it’s good news for many of Hollywood’s up and comers. Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Andrew Garfield, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone all garnered nominations in various categories. “The King’s Speech” was the big winner, gaining 7 nominations but David Fincher’s critically acclaimed “The Social Network” was awarded 6 nominations, including acting nominations for both Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield. Awards’ favourite “Black Swan”, Darren Aronofsky’s bold and original film was given four nominations including perhapsRead More
Darren Aronofsky’s daring and imaginative “Black Swan” has landed a whopping 12 nominations at the annual Critics Choice Awards, it was announced today. It leads the pack with the most, followed by “True Grit” and “The King’s Speech” with 11 and “The Social Network” with 9. Some pleasant surprises: Mila Kunis nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “Black Swan”, the “Blue Valentine” duo of Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in the Leading Actor/Actress categories, and in the category of Best Young Actor/Actress, Chloe Moretz represented twice, for both “Kick-Ass” andRead More

Posted On December 8, 2010By Rebecca LewisIn General News

MPAA overturn ‘Blue Valentine’ rating

When earlier this year Michelle Williams’ and Ryan Gosling’s potential Oscar nominee “Blue Valentine” was handed an NC-17 rating there was anger and dismay. The rating had not only the potential to ruin any Oscar chance for the film, as well as limiting the audience to those not under 17, but it was felt that the rating was too hypocritical, considering other films with similar scenes were being handed lower ratings. But now, after weeks of speculation, differing opinions and appeals from the Weinstein Company, the director, and the actorsRead More
Yahoo! Movies has debuted a new poster for Derek Cianfrance’s romantic drama “Blue Valentine” starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The movie will be released on December 31, 2010 under a cloud of controversy as the MPAA recently slapped it with an NC-17 rating, a decision The Weinstein Company plans to appeal in court this month. Touting the film as “a love story”, the poster noticeably leaves out the NC-17 rating. Gosling and Williams have been earning raves for their performances ever since the movie, about a married couple whoseRead More