The atmosphere of the new trailer for the highly anticipated adaptation of supernatural teen novel Beautiful Creatures is… well, moody. Over the ghastly, thumping ecstasy of Florence + The Machine’s “Seven Devils,” it tells the story of teenage outcast Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), who is feared, distrusted, and deemed evil by her Southern townsfolk. Except Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), who wants to get to know Lena for himself. But judging from the deaths and shattered glass the mysterious beauty leaves in her wake, will it be at his own peril? Judge for yourself below. READ FULL STORY
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DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to Leigh Bardugo’s bestseller Shadow and Bone, about an orphan girl whose ability to harness a rare magic makes her one of her nation’s most coveted warriors.
Holly Bario, DreamWorks’ president of production, will announce the acquisition later today, and although every studio would like to grab a fresh YA book series in the hope that it can be turned into the next Harry Potter-style film franchise, not every film has the actual producer of the Potter movies overseeing it.
Shadow and Bone would be the exception.
We haven’t heard much from Monty Python comedy team member Graham Chapman recently. Although, as directors Bill Jones and Ben Timlett point out in the production notes for their new animated Chapman biopic A Liar’s Autobiography, that’s mostly because the troubled funnyman has been dead since 1989.
Before his demise, however, Chapman recorded an audio version of his memoirs — also called A Liar’s Autobiography — and will thus be heard in the film alongside the freshly recorded voices of his fellow Pythons Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower marks Emma Watson’s first major post-Harry Potter role. She remembers meeting with Stephen Chbosky (who not only wrote the 1999 novel but wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, too) who persuaded her to take on the part of Sam, a rebellious and popular high school girl. “At our initial meeting, he said, ‘Okay, not only is this going to be one of the most important parts you play, you’re also going to have the summer of your life and meet some of your best friends.’ I thought, ‘That’s quite a claim. Who is this guy?” Watson says with a laugh. “Everything he said came true.”
Bret Easton Ellis hasn’t been quiet about his desire to pen the screenplay for the film adaptation of the guilty pleasure novel Fifty Shades of Grey, but now he’s announced that his racy writing dreams will not come true this time around.
Ellis, who authored 1991 novel American Psycho and launched into filmmaking when he wrote the screenplay adapted from his own book The Informers, announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
“It’s a very major disappointment to announce that I’ve somehow been taken off the list of possible screenwriters for Fifty Shades of Grey,” he wrote, then continued, “Thanks to the fans for the months of intense support. Your awesome enthusiasm and great suggestions were instructive and meaningful to me.” READ FULL STORY
The Internet got all sorts of excited last week when rumors began to surface that Emma Watson was in talks for the role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Not so fast, says Watson. “I haven’t read the book, I haven’t a read a script, nothing,” Watson tells EW. “There are so many movies you become attached to when I’ve literally never even received a phone call. It was the same way with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — I never even saw a script!”
Watson is plenty busy: she has The Perks of Being a Wallflower in theaters this fall; she recently wrapped Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and is currently working on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. She adds that even some friends and family asked her about Grey since so many different items linking her to the film have popped up online. “I told them just because there are 60 articles on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s any less true than if there are three or four.”
And a word to the wise for those who believe everything that they read about the actress: “The thing is I’m not going to go out there every time someone attaches me to a film to say no or release a statement.”
Keira Knightley stars as Anna Karenina (in a film that breaks all the period film rules) -- VIDEO EXCLUSIVE
“The rules of a period film have been completely broken,” says Keira Knightley in this exclusive video about the new big-screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 classic, Anna Karenina (due Nov. 9). Knightley, in her third film for director Joe Wright (after 2005’s Pride and Prejudice and 2007’s Atonement) stars in the title role; Jude Law plays her aristocratic husband; and Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrays the cavalry officer with whom she falls into a passionate affair.
What makes this adaptation so unusual is Wright’s decision to set much of the action inside a theater. Watch the video below to understand why (and to swoon over those sets and costumes). READ FULL STORY
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer knows that even her most ardent fans haven’t always been sold on Renesmee. Not the character, of course — the half vampire, half human child of Edward and Bella who lies at the heart of the drama in Breaking Dawn 2 — but the name itself.
“I was lost in fantasy land,” she told EW shortly after the Breaking Dawn-Part 2 panel. READ FULL STORY
Jennifer Lawrence is keeping busy filming and promoting her roles in two major franchises, but she’s still finding time to create chemistry with Bradley Cooper in the upcoming David O. Russell film, Silver Linings Playbook. The movie’s first trailer hit the web today.
Lawrence and Cooper play next-door neighbors who bond over their bouts with mental illness. It starts off with some adorably awkward encounters, then leads into Lawrence following Cooper on his morning run (and hey, who wouldn’t be tempted to chase after a neighbor that looked like Bradley Cooper, even if he is inexplicably donning a trash bag?). The clip continues with some glimpses of the pair trying out ballroom dancing.
Silver Linings Playbook also reunites Cooper with Robert De Niro (they both starred in last year’s Limitless). Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Adapted from Lee Child’s best-selling novel One Shot, Cruise stars as an ex–military policeman turned vigilante drifter, who finds himself drawn into the case of a sniper who randomly targeted civilians.
While we’re used to seeing Cruise as men who are ambitious, highly-stressed, and inveterate charmers, this film (out Dec. 21) provides him a somewhat darker and more stoic soul to inhabit. READ FULL STORY
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