• In case you chose to forget about Equus and Kill Your Darlings, we’re just here to remind you that Daniel Radcliffe is really never going back to his Harry Potter days. He’s just lined up a new project: an adaptation of Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice, a non-fiction account of Adelstein’s work as an American crime journalist in Japan. Music video director Anthony Mandler (Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds”) will helm the feature, and playwright J.T. Rogers will write the script. [Deadline]
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Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard’s unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies, has died. He was 65.
Agent Simon Beresford announced Friday that Griffiths died a day earlier of complications following heart surgery at University Hospital in Coventry, central England.
He paid tribute to Griffiths as “a remarkable man and one of our greatest and best-loved actors.” READ FULL STORY »
Daniel Radcliffe may not be at Hogwarts anymore, but he’s still palling around with creepy creatures.
The actor, who reminded folks he’s also a Broadway song-and-dance man at the Oscars this week, is in final talks to star as Igor, the hunchbacked lab assistant, in the upcoming Frankenstein from 20th Century Fox, EW has confirmed. (Deadline originally reported the news.)
The long-in-the-works script, based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, is being written by Max Landis (Chronicle). This version of the famous story will apparently be from Igor’s point of view. Frankenstein’s tale was last seen on the big screen in Tim Burton’s 2012 homage, Frankenweenie.
An Oscar winner and three blockbuster stars have been added to this year’s Academy Awards slate. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe will all make “special appearances” at the ceremony on Feb. 24.
Theron won a Best Actress statuette for Monster in 2004 and was nominated again for North Country in 2006. Magic Mike star Tatum, Dark Knight Rises star Gordon-Levitt, and ex-Harry Potter Radcliffe, on the other hand, will be making their first Oscar appearances.
Kill Your Darlings, the Sundance movie that stars Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg and examines how a 1944 murder brought together the young college students who would become the voices of the Beat generation, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. The deal is for U.S. and Australian, New Zealand, South African, African TV, and Eastern European rights.
Kill Your Darlings, co-written and directed by John Krokidas, also co-stars Ben Foster, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, and Elizabeth Olsen.
“This is an amazing movie, a great American drama, thriller, and perfect evocation of New York in the 1940′s as you have never seen on screen before,” SPC said in a statement. “With an ensemble cast that is truly mind-blowing led by Daniel Radcliffe in a profoundly moving performance as Allen Ginsberg, we are witnessing the birth of a major new American filmmaker.”
With Sundance in full swing, EW movie critic Lisa Schwarzbaum took a break from her packed screening schedule to chat with EW’s Anthony Breznican about the best movies she’s seen so far — including the moving Fruitvale starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer, Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, and the unexpectedly charming comedy Don Jon’s Addiction starring writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt. READ FULL STORY »
Both have been famous since there were kids. Each is making smart, interesting career choices. And on the first full day of Sundance 2013, their latest projects aired back-to-back, making for an exceedingly satisfying Sundance-y day-into-night.
Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, and before you say, what, didn’t James Franco take care of that assignment pretty recently in Howl?, the answer is, this expressive, jazzy, ambitious movie by John Krakidas is something else entirely. In dramatizing a dark, hidden sidebar in the burnished history of Ginsberg and the Beat Generation – a murder entangling Ginsberg with William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, their charismatic Columbia University muse Lucien Carr, and Carr’s obsessed admirer David Kammerer – the filmmaker explores the challenges both of artistic revolution as well as sexual honesty. The cast has turned over during the years Krokidas worked on it, but luck and fate have worked in the filmmaker’s favor: In addition to Radcliffe (who first expressed interest in 2008), Dane DeHaan is hot and dangerous as Carr, Ben Foster burrows into Burroughs, Jack Huston seduces as Jack Kerouac, and Michael C. Hall is just the right combo of desperate/creepy/lovelorn as Kammerer. The movie – stylish-looking on a shoestring budget – makes fab use of music, from “Lili Marlene” to TV On the Radio. And Radcliffe – hair permed into Ginsbergy college curls, full of vitality – holds the emotional center as a young artist in art and in life.
Meanwhile, in a sex tale of quite another color, Joseph Gordon Levitt writes, directs, and stars in Don Jon’s Addiction, an improbably entertaining and kind-hearted comedy about a specimen of New Jersey manhood – played by the filmmaker himself – who beds plenty of ladies, but gives his heart (and other parts) first and foremost to online porn.
Scarlett Johansson – comedienne! — channels a soupçon of Jersey gum-chewing doll and a dash of Judy Holliday to turn into the real-life girl of his (objectified) dreams who’s out to domesticate him; Julianne Moore is the earthy older woman (!) who teaches him what love’s got to do with it. Gordon Levitt goes broad in Joizy accent, in jokes based on stereotype, in sexual politics – but he does it with such good cheer that he leaves viewers with a happy ending.
Harry Potter fans, break out your wands and invisible cloaks.
An inside source confirms to EW that a Potter “mini movie” — following the franchise’s eighth film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 — is being filmed at the Harry Potter studios in Hertfordshire, England with cast members including Helena Bonham Carter (as evil death eater Bellatrix Lestrange).
The mini movie will appear exclusively at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed area at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure in Florida, as well as Potter-themed areas under construction at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando opened to the fan-frenzied public in 2010.
Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder declined to comment when reached by EW.
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Casting Net: Nic Cage is 'Joe' and Heather Locklear gets 'Scary'. Plus: Alec Baldwin, Tom Felton, Juno Temple, more
• Nicolas Cage will star in Joe, a Southern drama based on the novel by Larry Brown. Not to be confused with this year’s Killer Joe, or Meet Joe Black, or any other famous Joe, Cage will play an ex-con who becomes mentor to a struggling 15-year-old boy in Mississippi. David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) will direct. [Worldview Entertainment]
• Alec Baldwin and Patrick Wilson are set to star in noir thriller Caught Stealing. Baldwin plays a “sadistic cop” to Wilson’s down-on-his-luck former hotshot who gets caught up in a web of very bad things. [THR]
• Heather Locklear will take on another mom role to a young starlet — this time as Ashley Tisdale‘s less-than-perfect parental guide through Scary Movie 5. In what’s reportedly a nod to Black Swan, Locklear’s bad mom portrayal will harken to Barbara Hershey’s character in the 2010 Natalie Portman vehicle; Molly Shannon is also set to star in a nod to Winona Ryder’s Black Swan performance. [Deadline]
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