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A bunch of the people behind “Saturday Night Live” have gotten together to make a movie and set “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene as one of the stars, reports Deadline. “Staten Island Summer” follows two friends in the summer after high school graduation and will be produced by Lorne Michaels and John Goodwin. SNL’s director-producer Rhys Thomas will direct, while longtime head writer Colin Jost wrote the script. The story is about two friends, Danny and Frank, who are working as lifeguards in their last summer together before Danny heads offRead More
“Twilight” star Ashley Greene is being eyed for a role in thriller/horror “Satanic” (formerly titled “Kristy”), according to The Wrap. The Weinstein backed film already has Haley Bennett cast in the lead role, and revolves around a group of college students who are attacked in their dorms over Thanksgiving break. Bennett’s Kristy leads the group in their attempt to survive and unmask their attackers. Oliver Blackburn is directing from a script by Anthony Jaswinski. Filming is expected to begin in mid-November and last through December in New Orleans. Greene isRead More
Nearly a year after premiering at the Telluride Film Festival in 2011, The Weinstein Company’s quirky indie comedy “Butter” may finally be seeing the light of day. Starring Jennifer Garner as a thinly veiled satire of prominent female Republican political candidates, the Jim Field Smith-directed film centers around a butter carving competition that is the highlight of a small western town. Garner’s uptight champion’s wife character would like to keep the trophy in the family and parlay it into a political career, but her plans are marred when her husbandRead More
Ashley Greene has landed the female lead in indie punk scene drama “CBGB”, named for the famed New York rock club it revolves around, reports Variety. Greene will play Lisa Kristal, eventual business manager of the club and daughter to the club’s owner Hilly Kristal, who will be played by Alan Rickman. In the script, Kristal is depicted as a fiery young woman who often clashed with her father, but ultimately ends up going to law school in order to help him keep the club. CBGB eventually closed down inRead More
Up and coming funny ladies Olivia Wilde and Brie Larson are joining “Saturday Night Live” comedians Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen in relationship comedy “Relanxious”, according to Deadline. Christopher Storer will make his directorial debut on the film, which revolves around Wilde as anxiety-ridden Barrett, who meets and falls for Sudeikis’ George, an agoraphobic (that’s the fear of wide, open spaces). Their combined phobias limit their relationship to long phone calls in which they detail the dates they would go on if they weren’t so afraid of the outside world.Read More
Olivia Wilde goes bad and Ashley Greene goes good in our first look at the two up and comers in quirky indie comedy “Butter.” In the Jim Field Smith directed film, Jennifer Garner stars as Laura, a thinly veiled parody of famous female Republican politicians, the wife of a former butter-carving champion (“Modern Family”‘s Ty Burell) who decides to keep the winning streak in the family and signs up to carve some butter herself. Wilde is Brooke, a vengeful and outrageous stripper who challenges Laura’s fight for supremacy, while anRead More
That was fast! Olivia Wilde has beaten out the likes of Judy Greer, Sarah Silverman, Jessica Biel and Michelle Monaghan to win the coveted female lead in magician comedy “Burt Wonderstone”, reports THR. She is now in negotiations to join a cast that includes Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini and Steve Buscemi in the Don Scardino directed film. Carell stars as the title character, a traditional Las Vegas magician who is left abandoned by longtime partner (Buscemi), is upstaged by a hip street magician played by Carrey and mustRead More
Olivia Wilde continues her takeover of Hollywood by adding another highly coveted female lead to her growing resume. Deadline reports Wilde will portray onetime supermodel Suzy Miller in Ron Howard’s racing biopic “Rush” opposite Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda, whose rivalry set the Formula One racing world aflame in the 1970s. The film, scripted by Peter Morgan, chronicles the two men’s fight for dominance in the sport in the 1970′s. Hunt went on to win the 1976 title, while Lauda, who won the WorldRead More
Ashley Greene will be a gender-swapped modern version of Charles Dickens’ iconic orphan “Oliver Twist” in an updated twist of an adaptation called “Olivia Twisted”, reports Variety from Toronto. Greene will reunite with producer Michael De Luca on the film, after having starred in the TIFF premiered ensemble comedy “Butter” for him. Michael Roberts wrote the script, which follows 19-year-old Olivia, the leader of a group of highly trained homeless street urchins. When they are assigned a kidnapping job, they “find themselves in the middle of a turf war betweenRead More
The ever-busy Olivia Wilde has attached herself to yet another project. Variety reports from Toronto that Wilde has been tapped to star in indie comedy “The Longest Week”, which Peter Glanz is making his feature directorial debut on. The film revolves around a young man named Conrad Valmont, “affluent and aimless, who lives a life of leisure in his parents’ prestigious Manhattan hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited and in love.” Wilde will play his love interest. Glanz is basing the pic on hisRead More