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Elizabeth Olsen will play Tom Hiddleston's wife in 'I Saw the Light'

Tom Hiddleston has been making the rounds to prove he can take on the legendary career of musician Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, and today it was announced he’ll be getting a little help from an Avenger.

Elizabeth Olsen will play Williams’ wife, Audrey Mae, in the film, which is set to release in 2015. Williams’ real wife, Audrey Sheppard, was a manager for the musician before the couple’s divorce. Their split was not the only issue plaguing Williams’ life, as he died at 29 from heart failure after battling alcoholism, prescription drug abuse and back problems.

I Saw the Light, written and directed by Marc Abraham, is named for Williams’ 1948 song of the same name and based on the 1994 book Hank Williams: The Biography. Over his life, Williams recorded 12 albums and had 11 number one hits, and his tumultuous personal life and professional success should provide plenty of ground for Hiddleston and Olsen to pull from.

Marvel releases new concept art for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Fans who attended Preview Night  at San Diego Comic-Con and stopped by Marvel’s booth last night got a first look at two new concept art posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which arrives in theaters on May 1, 2015.

The first poster, drawn by Ryan Meinerding, features Iron Man blasting away one of Ultron’s robots. Things don’t look too good for Ultron’s robots in the second poster, which shows Scarlet Witch—played by Marvel film franchise newcomer Elizabeth Olsen—using her powers to fend off her attackers.

See Andy Park’s Scarlet Witch poster below. READ FULL STORY

'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Why Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and The Vision will fight the bad fight

An unforgiving artificial intelligence program gets top billing in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but there will be plenty of pain caused by a pair of twins and a being known as a “synthezoid,” too.

Among the new characters in next May’s superhero team-up are Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch and the synthetic humanoid creation known as The Vision. The trio has been a long part of Avengers comic-book history, though their allegiance is always questionable.

This time around, there’s no doubt: they’re troublemakers—although you can’t rule out salvation for them.

“They’re on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to,” says director Joss Whedon. READ FULL STORY

Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning don't want to be 'Very Good Girls' -- VIDEO

It’s the summer before college and best friends Lilly (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen) decide that they have to lose their virginity. And soon.

Unfortunately, in Very Good Girls, they fall for the same dreamy “ice cream guy,” played by Boyd Holbrook.

Even though it could just as easily be the set up for a raunchy, slapstick sex comedy, first time director Naomi Foner (Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s mom) has chosen a more elegant, subdued path in her examination of female friendship, jealously and betrayal on the edge of adulthood. Jenny Lewis even provided the music.

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'Godzilla' international teaser: Bryan Cranston still wants the truth! -- VIDEO

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I still haven’t decided whether to jet to Egypt or Sweden on May 14 to get an early glimpse of Godzilla. The new monster movie, which has raised expectations with two riveting trailers, opens in five international territories two days before it debuts in the U.S. Don’t feel too bad: Japan, which has more than a little connection to the movie-monster, has to wait until July 25!

In this new international teaser, viewers get a re-spliced montage of destruction wrapped up in Bryan Cranston’s paranoid monologue. But this time, we get to glimpse Cranston telling some civilian that he’s not crazy. HE WANTS THE TRUTH!

Then… more wreckage, more stoic voiceover, more Ken Watanabe-as-Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, and more teasing glimpses of the giant beasts (plural), including a great Dark Knight Rises bus shot with ‘Zilla’s craggly back silhouette reflected in the window.

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'Kill Your Darlings' director discusses the nude scenes he cut out... and the one he put back on Blu-ray -- EXCLUSIVE

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For Kill Your Darlings, first-time director John Krokidas finagled a spectacular Young Hollywood cast to echo the gathering of Allen Ginsberg and other young Beat poets at Columbia University before they became famous. Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston, and Elizabeth Olsen play the coterie of ambitious free thinkers whose mission to rewrite the rules of literature is dramatically impacted by a real-life murder in 1944.

For the lead role of Ginsberg, Krokidas turned to Radcliffe, who won over the young director by insisting on auditioning even though the Harry Potter star could probably have had the role with just a nod. “We did a couple of scenes from the script and a couple of improvs, and it was just one of those moments where I saw all of these colors come out of him that I hadn’t seen previously in his work [as] the one character that we’d known him for,” says Krokidas. “I just saw the character that I had been writing for so many years come to life in front of me.”

DeHaan plays Lucien Carr, the magnetic but troubled ringleader of the group who catches Ginsberg’s eye — as well as the obsessive devotion of a former mentor, David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall).

The film debuted at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, attracting headlines and causing some clutched pearls as “Harry Potter” portrayed a famous gay man experiencing his intellectual and sexual awakening. Just imagine if Krokidas had kept in the nude scenes that left absolutely nothing to the imagination!

Below, in addition to a deleted scene from the Blu-ray release (out March 18), the young director discusses why DeHaan was the perfect Lucien Carr, which cast member became his unofficial therapist, and why he cut out several instances of male frontal nudity — and which racy scene can be seen on the Blu-ray. READ FULL STORY

'In Secret': Elizabeth Olsen on working with Oscar Isaac, making 'Godzilla' and 'Avengers' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Speaking to Elizabeth Olsen this time of year traditionally means you’re previewing Sundance. In recent years, beginning with Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011, she’s been one of the indie festival’s biggest darlings. This year, unfortunately, she doesn’t have a film in the Sundance lineup — but on Feb. 21, she stars in In Secret, a period romantic thriller based on Émile Zola’s novel, Thérese Raquin. Olsen plays an unhappy wife trapped in a passionless marriage to her cousin (Tom Felton, in full-on creepy Alan Cumming mode). When sparks instead fly with her husband’s dashing artist friend (Oscar Isaac), they’re tempted to knock off the man keeping them apart, never mind the withering glares of her mother-in-law (Jessica Lange).

In Secret looks promising, but Olsen is also poised to go from the art-house to the multiplex in a huge way. The 25-year-old was an essential part of Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake earlier this fall, and next year, she stars in the wait-this-trailer-almost-looks-promising Godzilla. And while that monster movie opens in May, she’ll likely be rubbing elbows with Marvel superheroes like Iron Man and Captain America as the character Scarlet Witch, one of the two new members of Joss Whedon’s Avengers.

Rest assured, Olsen isn’t turning her back on the indie world. In fact, she’ll be at Sundance in January to support her boyfriend, Boyd Holbrook, who has two promising movies screening.

In addition to the exclusive new poster for In Secret, Olsen checked in with EW to discuss the movie and what promises to be a most exciting 2014.

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'Godzilla' trailer: The King of Monsters has a taste for prestige actors -- VIDEO

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Academy-nominee David Strathairn. Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston. Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche. Arthouse-Avengers Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, and Oscar-nominee Ken Watanabe…

…meet Godzilla.

The first trailer for Legendary’s 2014 monster movie keeps the gigantic nuclear dinosaur mostly hidden behind veils of smoke, but there’s no doubting he’s got a big footprint. Strathairn air-drops a military unit into a destroyed city, and while we get to meet the heroes tasked with fighting the beast, we witness the wreckage he created. The soldiers announce their presence on the way down with red smoke trails. It’s a noble, heroic mission that sadly reminds me of sprinkling fish food into a fish tank. Bon appetit, ‘zilla.

Get your first glimpse of Godzilla below:
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It's Marvel official: Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in 'Avengers' sequel

The world may have known the casting of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver for awhile, but nothing is set in stone until the almighty gods of superhero movies give the final say. Now, it’s set in stone — Marvel confirms Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) will be playing super-powered twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

No word yet on how they will be brought into the mega Marvel Cinematic Universe fold, but the addition of the Scarlet Witch seems to suggest the introduction of magic to the alien and tech-dominated MCU. In the Marvel comics, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are mutants — children of formidable metal-wielding mutant, Magneto. Because of the confusing movie rights issues between Marvel and Fox over X-Men (read: mutant) characters, the character Quicksilver will also appear in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Evan Peters (American Horror Story) plays the speedy mutant in the May 23, 2014, film.

Although Taylor-Johnson and Olsen play siblings in the Avengers sequel, they will be onscreen together as a married husband and wife in the Frank Darabont-penned Godzilla reboot, set to be released May 2014.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated for a May 1, 2015, release date.

Casting Net: Elizabeth Olsen for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'?; Plus, Bradley Cooper in talks to voice Rocket Raccoon, more

• Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly in talks to play Wanda Maximoff (also known as the Scarlet Witch) in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Marvel character is the offspring of Magneto (an X-Men character and Fox property) and boasts the ability to reshape reality and alter probabilities. Olsen broke out in the independent world with her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene, but it seems like she has broader, more mainstream plans — she recently wrapped Godzilla and will be appearing in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. [Bleeding Cool]
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