Amanda Seyfried is getting more company in the pornstar biopic Lovelace, with Demi Moore joining the cast to play feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Adam Brody costarring as the mustachioed X-rated actor Harry Reems. READ FULL STORY
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Ahem, the lady doth’nt screech too much, thank you very much. In fact, in the latest trailer for the Margaret Thatcher biopic, The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep effortlessly takes on the seemingly thankless task of playing the resolute politician. Streep seems to all but disappear into the iconic figure and pays the proper respect to the U.K.’s first female prime minister. If the latest preview is any indication of things to come, the Academy might just return the favor to the actress. Watch the full clip below: READ FULL STORY
In her long and celebrated career, it seems like Meryl Streep never met an accent she didn’t like — and master. We’ve heard her do Italian, Danish, Irish-American, Australian, Midwestern, Julia Child — a category in itself. In her latest film, The Iron Lady, Streep dons The King’s English in her buzz-worthy portrayal of the politically polarizing and historically unforgettable Margaret Thatcher.
What’s her secret? According to Streep, accents are the simple stuff. “You know, that’s like the easiest thing I do,” Streep said Tuesday night at a panel with Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd. “The kid part of it is copying a voice I’ve heard.”
That’s not to say the task is easy, but Streep said that when she dives into the mind and motivation of a character, the voice follows. “To capture how someone speaks is to capture them,” she said. READ FULL STORY
Captain America and General Zod are set to share the same screen. Chris Evans has replaced James Franco in the adaptation of The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer, EW has confirmed. (Deadline initially reported the story.)
Man of Steel‘s Michael Shannon plays Richard Kuklinski, the imposing mob hit-man who bragged of committing more than 100 gruesome murders, and Evans will play his mentor in the crime drama, based on Anthony Bruno’s 1993 book. Production is set to begin in January, according to a source close to production, with Israeli director Ariel Vromen at the helm.
James Franco picks up ‘Iceman’ job
We already learned about Margaret Thatcher’s non-negotiable pearls and got a good look at her in previous promotional materials for The Iron Lady. Now, a new U.K. trailer has been released for Meryl Streep’s upcoming Thatcher biopic. Underscored by Madness’s “Our House,” the trailer showcases the femininity that made Thatcher a standout politician (can you imagine Pierre Trudeau or Mikhail Gorbachev going for a spin on the dance floor with Ronald Reagan?) and conveys the conflict that arose from Thatcher’s dogged drive — the very same drive that led her to make history by becoming the U.K’s first female prime minister. Thatcher certainly owns the first half of the trailer, but Streep is the star of the second, as her sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated performance walks a tightrope between Thatcher’s tough-as-nails political persona and her personal vulnerability. See the full trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY
The buzz keeps building for Michelle Williams’ performance as the famous blonde that gentleman most preferred. In four videos for My Week With Marilyn, which opens Nov. 23, Williams continues to balance the duality of the famously fragile bombshell. In one of the two new clips, she’s playful and spontaneous, surprising her new friend (Eddie Redmayne) in the backseat of her car. In another, though, she’s a lost little girl as Vivian Leigh (Julia Ormond) deigns to address her during a visit to see her husband, “Larry” Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), on the set of 1957′s The Prince and the Showgirl. Watch below: READ FULL STORY
Tackling the role of Marilyn Monroe can be daring high-wire performance art. Not only is she a complex character — recall that HBO’s 1996 biopic featured two actresses (Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino) playing the dueling sides of Norma Jean/Marilyn — but the danger of slipping into caricature is a looming temptation. But in two recently released clips for My Week With Marilyn, which opens Nov. 23, Michelle Williams seems to have a firm handle on both Monroe the Myth and Monroe the Woman.
First, the Myth — the iconic temptress playing a role on stage. In the Moviefone clip, a pouty-lipped Williams slinks through a musical number and lands in the muscled arms of two suitors. In the second clip, she’s just a woman taking a bath — who happens to know that the man who is watching sees only “Marilyn Monroe.” She doesn’t seem above using that to her advantage. Take a peek: READ FULL STORY
Aaron Eckhart will tell the fascinating, albeit often tumultuous, story of the late Dennis Wilson, member of the legendary band The Beach Boys, for a new biopic called The Drummer. According to the official statement, Eckhart, who is currently being trained in vocals, piano, and of course, drums, will chronicle the last six years of Wilson’s life, including the release of his acclaimed solo album Pacific Ocean Blue.
The increasingly busy actor, who will next be seen in The Rum Diary, before playing a CIA agent in Erased (formerly titled The Expatriate), is also slated to appear in the upcoming Pan and I, Frankenstein. The star who played Harvey Dent in 2008′s The Dark Knight will also serve as an executive producer on The Drummer, which is being helmed by Bottle Shock‘s Randall Miller and Jody Savin.
Sources tell Entertainment Weekly that former CNN chairman and Time magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson’s upcoming biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be acquired by Sony to be adapted into a feature film, as initially reported by Deadline.
The much-anticipated book recently had its publication date moved up a month (to Oct. 24) following Jobs’ passing on Wednesday, and now, the studio that successfully translated The Social Network and Moneyball to the big screen is poised to work its magic on Steve Jobs. Producer Mark Gordon (Source Code) will reportedly produce in his new partnership with Management 360.
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