September 22, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
“My Week with Marilyn” is one of our most anticipated fall movies of 2011, and as we’ve said all along, while most eyes are on how two-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams will embody iconic screen goddess Marilyn Monroe, our attention is on a couple of other young stars who will appear in the film with her. Eddie Redmayne is Colin Clark, whose “week with Marilyn” as an assistant director on the set of “The Prince and the Showgirl” is the basis of the film. Emma Watson, fresh off eight “Harry Potter” movies, plays Lucy, a young wardrobe assistant slash love interest to Clark. Simon Curtis directed the film which also stars Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier, Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh and Dominic Cooper as famed Marilyn photographer Milton H. Greene.
“My Week with Marilyn” was financed from the beginning by Harvey Weinstein, so we can expect a heavy Oscar push, particularly for Williams, precluding a disastrous reception when it premieres at the New York Film Festival next month. General audiences will get to see it on November 4th. Perhaps a bit surprisingly, there is no trailer for the film yet. Fan site Eddie Redmayne Online snagged the image below, our first look at Redmayne and Watson together in what looks like a promotional photoshoot for the film.
September 22, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
We’ve already seen one set of unofficial photos from the set of Tim Burton’s highly anticipated vampire saga “Dark Shadows” which was, well, a bit out there. So, as if to appease the outcry of fans and bloggers, the first official photo from the film has been released via Entertainment Weekly and we can all breathe a sigh of relief, the whole cast looks not nearly as crazy as those first set photos would have us believe. Johnny Depp’s skintone in particular looks much more manageable.
The whole cast appears strikingly doll-like, standing in a giant dollhouse, especially a couple of our favorite up and comers, Aussie breakout Bella Heathcote as governess Victoria Winters and Chloe Moretz, who looks more grownup than in any of her previous roles, as the rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard. Director Burton felt inspired to snap this shot of his entire cast by the original soap opera on which his film is based. “I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series,” he tells EW. “For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image. I had a brief window of opportunity to have our cast present at the same time, the day before principle photography began. We decided to stage a similar picture instead of rehearsing, to see if we captured the Dark Shadows feeling.”
Check out the larger version of the pic below and head to EW for detailed descriptions of each actor and character represented. So has Tim Burton captured the Dark Shadows feeling? Let us know what you think!
July 27, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Like they did for Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss, Entertainment Weekly gets the distinct privilege of unveiling in costume and in character Liam Hemsworth as Gale and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta in “The Hunger Games”. Hey, that fake forest background looks pretty familiar.
Unlike Lawrence’s reveal though, the guys that will flank our heroine in Gary Ross’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling teen trilogy are less impressive to this writer. Hutcherson is certainly stocky the way his character is described, but that seems to be where the similarities end and the slightly lighter blond hair doesn’t do much to sway me towards agreeing with this casting choice. Hemsworth, on the other hand, should make a fine Gale, but then again, his role was never as crucial as Peeta’s. After all, Hemsworth is apparently already moving on to his next movie.
Though it seems this photoshoot was taken at the same location as Lawrence’s earlier cover, there’s no word yet if any other actors, including Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Elizabeth Banks as Effie, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, were involved.
“The Hunger Games” is currently filming in North Carolina and will be released on March 23, 2012. See the full EW cover image below and pick up a copy this Friday for more inside!
February 14, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
in General News, Images
Andrew Garfield is no longer the untitled rebooted Spider-Man. Today Columbia Pictures announced that Marc Webb’s reboot of the franchise is officially titled “The Amazing Spider-Man”, taking its name appropriately from the very origin of the comics – first published in 1963 and now on issue #654. The studio also released a new image of Garfield fully masked in mid-webslinging action.
The official press release follows:
“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™” TO BE RELEASED JULY 3, 2012
CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.
The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the famous full mask and suit.
The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo. The film’s official website is http://www.TheAmazingSpiderMan-movie.com.
The high resolution of the new image can be found below.
February 11, 2011 | Posted by Tamara Manne
in Casting, Images
With a schedule expected to span eighteen months, the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit will begin production on March 21, and here is the first look at the cast. This photo was shot on Thursday in Wellington, New Zealand, where the actors gathered for a press conference (producer-director Peter Jackson was unable to appear as he recovers from a recent surgery).
Pictured here are Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the Dwarves), Aidan Turner (Kili and Fili), James Nesbitt (Bofur), Adam Brown (Ori), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), John Callen (Oin), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), Mark Hadlow (Dori), Peter Hambleton (Oin’s brother Gloin), Jed Brophy (Nori), William Kircher (Bifur) and Kenn Stott (Dwarf Lord Balin).
Absent from the photo but still reprising their roles are Ian McKellen (Gandolf), Andy Serkis(Gollum), Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Cate Blanchett (Galadriel).
Part one of The Hobbit is slated for theaters in December 2012
January 4, 2011 | Posted by Tamara Manne
Here is the first cast photo from Red Dawn. Cast includes: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Josh Hutcherson (RV), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), Isabel Lucas (Daybreakers), Josh Peck (Drillbit Taylor), Edwin Hodge, Jeffery Dean Morgan (The Losers), Alyssa Diaz, and Connor Cruise.
While the title remains the same, some significant changes to the film have been made, including setting and two additional characters among the “Wolverines” (a title the group of tough teenagers have taken on). In the 1984 version, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, the “Wolverines” defended their town from Russian invaders. In the remake, the threat comes from China — a script change that met early controversy. The Daily Blam reports that the film drew “sharp criticism from one of the leading Chinese state-run newspapers; which ran headlines such as ‘U.S. reshoots Cold War movie to demonize China’ and ‘American movie plants hostile seeds against China’.”
How will 2011′s Red Dawn stack up to the original, a film that found itself in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for most violent film ever made?