May 14, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
“The Hunger Games” star Sam Claflin and “The Mortal Instruments” star Lily Collins film what appears to be a goodbye scene in our first look at photos from the set of their new romantic drama “Love, Rosie.” Just Jared has the first photos of the two franchise stars in Toronto working on the Christian Ditter film, based on the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern.
The two play best friends and would-be couple on the verge of heading off to college together. When she gets pregnant unexpectedly, she urges him to go without her, and the film chronicles the next 12 years of their lives. Standing by a cab and with one set of luggage at their feet, it looks like these photos may show that pivotal moment when Claflin’s Alex leaves for college and leaves Collins’ titular Rosie behind.
“Love, Rosie” also stars British actors Tamsin Edgerton and Christian Cooke. See the first photos of Collins and Claflin below.
May 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
This project is as hard to kill as its baddies. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is a film that’s been in development hell for years (we’ve been tracking it since 2010, though that wasn’t even the start of it), and now it looks like it’s got yet another shot at life, with Variety reporting today that it’s found itself a new director – Burr Steers, and a new star – Lily Collins.
Seth Grahame-Smith adapted the screenplay from his own novel of the same name, which faithfully retells the courtship between Jane Austen’s famous lovers Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, but with one major twist: the idyllic Victorian setting of their courtship is overrun with blood-sucking, brain-eating undead zombies. And with both Elizabeth and Darcy well trained in the art of combat, their iconic verbal sparring sometimes descends into inflicting actual physical violence on each other. Collins finds herself in good company amongst the many young actresses who have been attached to the role – from Natalie Portman to Anne Hathaway to Blake Lively to Emma Stone – and only time will tell if she’s the one to stop this Victorian zombie apocalypse or if the next round of casting musical chairs will begin anew.
Collins will test her teen franchise metal this year as the lead of August release “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, which seeks to become the next “Hunger Games” or “Twilight.” She’s also completed work on indie dramas “Stuck in Love” (previously “Writers”) and “The English Teacher” with Julianne Moore and next heads to Ireland to film romantic drama “Love, Rosie” opposite Sam Claflin.
April 30, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
“Girls” star Allison Williams is in talks for her first starring film roles – in two vastly different genres. Williams is in talks to play the titular role in “Rosaline“, one of the more intriguing projects Twentieth Century Fox are working on, and the studio is also considering her for the reboot of Marvel’s “Fantastic Four“, reports Deadline.
A retelling of the classic Shakespeare love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’, “Rosaline” is based on Rebecca Serle’s book and follows our lead character who is jilted by Romeo, who claimed to have been in love with her before meeting Juliet, but who ends up falling for Romeo’s cousin Benvolio instead. Director Michael Sucsy has been in place since Summer 2011 but there have been several actresses attached to star. Kiera Knightly and Lily Collins were two of the early names originally in talks to play the wooed and jilted girl, before Deborah Ann Woll took over. Last we heard, Lily Collins was still in talks – but this time to play Juliet instead – and Dave Franco was to play Romeo. There’s no word if these two rising stars are still in talks.
Williams is also apparently on the shortist for Marvel’s “Fantastic Four” which has Josh Trank attached to direct and Seth Grahame-Green writing the script. We assume that Williams would be playing Susan Storm (Invisible Woman), and an MTV report earlier this month stated that filming on Trank’s picture is scheduled to start filming this September – so hopefully we’ll soon hear more casting news on this much-needed reboot.
Last year the actress was on the shortlist for stalled rock biopic “Girls Like Us”, reading for the role of Carole King, so both of these projects are a coup for Williams who has starred in Lena Dunham’s hit HBO drama “Girls” since it premiered in 2012.
March 22, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
British up and comer Tamsin Egerton has joined Sam Claflin and Lily Collins in romantic comedy “Love, Rosie”, according to Britain’s The Daily Mail.
Collins and Claflin play best friends and star-crossed lovers in the film based on the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote “P.S. I Love You.” Christian Ditter directs the film which follows Collins’ Rosie and Clafin’s Alex on the cusp of heading off to college. When she gets pregnant unexpectedly, she urges him to go without her and the film chronicles their lives over the next 12 years. No word on who Egerton will play, but filming begins in May.
Egerton may be most familiar to audiences for her role as Guinvere in Starz’ short-lived Arthurian legend series “Camelot.” She’s appeared in cult British film “St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold” as well as “Chalet Girl” opposite Felicity Jones and will soon be seen opposite Steve Coogan and Imogen Poots in “The Look of Love.” She recently landed a starring role in new Fox pilot “The List.”
March 12, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
It was filmed all the way back in 2011, but indie drama “The English Teacher” will finally be released this May following a world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and today we have the first official images of stars Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear and Lily Collins in the film.
Collider has the first images from the Craig Zisk film, which can be viewed below, and also the official synopsis:
Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.
March 6, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
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The 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, which runs this year from April 17th – 28th in New York, has unveiled the majority of its films for 2013, and quite a few up and comers will have new movies premiering. In addition to films that have already made the festival circuit like Ramin Bahrani’s “At Any Price” starring Zac Efron and Maika Monroe, “Greetings From Tim Buckley” with Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots and Neil Jordan’s vampire saga “Byzantium” with Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Caleb Landry Jones, world premieres will also bring the likes of Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Zoe Kazan and Evan Rachel Wood to Manhattan.
Films making their world premiere in the high profile Spotlight section of the fest include “Adult World”, a dark comedy with Roberts and John Cusack, romantic comedy “A Case of You” with Wood and Justin Long, Kazan’s “The Pretty One”, which also co-stars “New Girl” actor Jake Johnson and “The English Teacher”, with Julianne Moore in the titular role and Angarano and Lily Collins as students.
The full lineup in the Spotlight, Storyscapes, Midnight and Special Screenings sections can be found below.
February 10, 2013 | Posted by Araceli Roach
Fans of “The Mortal Instruments,” the best-selling young adult fantasy series, have been feverish for any information ever since they heard about the highly anticipated book-to-movie adaptation. Lucky for them, new stills of young actors Robert Sheehan and Jemima West have been released.
“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” the first film in what may become a franchise, follows Lily Collins as teenager Clary Fray, who is unknowingly pulled into an ancient battle to protect our world from demons when her mother (Lena Headey) mysteriously disappears. Clary must then join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, a secret race of half-angel warriors tasked to protect humanity, and learns there’s more to New York City and her own past than she thought.
Irish expat Robert Sheehan plays Simon Lewis, Clary’s best friend who is secretly in love with her. (Too bad Clary is about to fall for one of the Shadowhunters.) The still can be viewed below, thanks to Teen.com.
Jemima West stars as Isabelle Lightwood, one of the bad-ass Shadowhunters helping Clary. (Though she looks particularly worried). This still can also be viewed below, thanks to Collider.
The film is directed by Harald Zwart and also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Durand, CCH Pounder and Kevin Zegers. It will be released on August 23, 2013.
February 4, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, both headlining teen adaptation franchises this year, are teaming up for indie romantic comedy “Love, Rosie” according to Deadline.
“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”‘ Clary and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”‘s Finnick will play best friends and star-crossed lovers in the film based on the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote “P.S. I Love You”, which was adapted into a film starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. “Love, Rosie” begins filming in May under the direction of German director Christian Ditter and follows Collins’ Rosie and Clafin’s Alex, best friends and star-crossed lovers on the cusp of heading off to college. When she gets pregnant unexpectedly, she urges him to go without her and the film chronicles their lives over the next 12 years.
Claflin is one of our Faces to Watch in 2013 and has a lot on the line with his role in “The Hunger Games” sequel, after fizzling out in previous blockbusters “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Collins, too, will test her teen franchise metal as the lead of “The Mortal Instruments”, which seeks to become the next “Hunger Games” or “Twilight.” She’s also completed work on indie dramas “Stuck in Love” (previously “Writers”) and “The English Teacher” with Julianne Moore.
November 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Fans of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy series “The Mortal Instruments” are surely excited at the first trailer released for the big screen adaptation (now “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” – see how they’re already prepared for the franchise potential?), but what can people who haven’t read the book make of this first footage of Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower in action?
There’s a lot of exposition in this first trailer, a bit too much by my estimation. Collins plays Clary Fray, who begins seeing people who aren’t really there, and those people are killing supernatural creatures that aren’t really there. She’s drawn into the world of Shadowhunters and learns she’s one herself, and there’s something about demons, and half-angels and some great evil that Clary and her new friends – including Campbell-Bower’s Shadowhunter Jace – must now defeat.
The trailer left me a bit exhausted and I can’t say I particularly want to shell out $12 for the chance to further explore Clary’s world – which looks like a cross between “The Da Vinci Code” and another Collins dud: “The Priest” – but clearly director Harald Zwart and the studio are banking on the caravans of fans of the books who will turn out for midnight screenings around the world. Does this trailer make you want to be there? August 23, 2013 is the date you’ll want to circle in red on your calendar if so. See the first trailer below.
November 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Lily Collins looks ready to conquer the YA landscape to become the next great teen heroine in our first look at an image from the big screen adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” Entertainment Weekly released the still today, which shows Collins as Clary Fray, the 15 year old ordinary girl who discovers she’s not so ordinary after all.
In Clary’s case, her world is turned upside down when she discovers she can see supernatural beings and crosses paths with the Shadowhunters, other gifted humans who hunt and kill demons. She meets her match in the arrogant Jace Wayland, played by Jamie Campbell Bower, as well as his friends the Lightwood twins, Isabelle played by British newcomer Jemima West and Alec played by Kevin Zegers.
“Clary has the ability to both create new symbols and make runes that are stronger than other people’s. In this scene, she is fending off an enemy with the first rune that she’s ever drawn on herself at the amazement of the other Shadowhunters,” series author Cassandra Clare tells EW of the first photo. “It was very reassuring to come on set and see everything covered in runes and replicated down to the last detail. The movie was definitely made by people who love the books and wanted to do right by them.”
Harald Zwart recently completed filming and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is expected to be released on August 23, 2013. The full photo can be seen below, and the first trailer is expected to hit tomorrow.