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BAFTA names five to Rising Star Award shortlist

British Academy Film and Television Awards says 23-year-old British actress Juno Temple is one of five young stars shortlisted for the BAFTA Rising Star award.

Other actors in the running include Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, British-born Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Olsen of the United States, and India’s Suraj Sharma. The list was announced on Monday.

Temple says she is giddy about the nomination, especially as the winner will be chosen by the public.

Recently seen in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe, she appears in three movies at Sundance Film Festival and will also star with Angelina Jolie in Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent.

The BAFTA Film awards take place on Feb. 10 in London.

Q&A: James Ransone talks Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake, Josh Brolin's transformation

With his deep, dark eyes, thin face, and history of working with Spike Lee, James Ransone has all the makings of a perfect fit for Lee’s remake of South Korean revenge classic Oldboy, currently filming in New Orleans with Josh Brolin as a man going after his captors after being imprisoned for more than a decade. But Ransone, who replaced Nate Parker in the part of a doctor working with co-lead Elizabeth Olsen’s character, goes totally against type. He plays a good guy, different from other well-known twitchy parts he taken on, such as drunken, delinquent Ziggy on HBO’s The Wire, or a robber in Lee’s 2006 thriller Inside Man.

EW spoke to Ransone by phone in Los Angeles after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, where he lives. The actor, who said he found out about his part in the movie “super last minute,” shot down those criticizing Lee even remaking Park Chan-wook’s beloved 2003 thriller, and talked about he and Lee getting along “because we’re both antagonistic,” witnessing Brolin’s drastic weight gain and weight loss for the part – 35 pounds gained in one week, then 19 pounds dropped – and being a (our opinion: refreshingly down-to-earth) middle-class actor in Hollywood.  READ FULL STORY

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake set for release October 2013

Spike Lee’s English language remake of South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s 2003 classic revenge thriller Oldboy is set for wide release on Oct. 11, 2013, announced FilmDistrict, the independent film company distributing the movie, on Friday.


'How I Met Your Mother' star Josh Radnor revisits his college years -- and his college campus -- in new film 'Liberal Arts'

When actor Josh Radnor visited his alma mater in spring 2010, he was struck with a realization that hits many 30-somethings returning to their colleges – that the current students walking paths and studying in the same halls he had about 15 years prior looked so young.

“It was just this startling moment when I realized that I was nearly twice as old as the students there,” Radnor said of visiting Kenyon College to screen his directorial debut, happythankyoumoreplease. “It was really strange because my memories of college are so vivid. I felt like I was just there yesterday, and suddenly I was looking at these students saying, ‘We weren’t this young when we were here in school.’”

The How I Met Your Mother star then took that sentiment and turned it into an audience favorite film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Liberal Arts, Radnor’s second directorial endeavor, premiered at the Utah festival in January and began rolling out in theaters this weekend. (You can watch the trailer here.)

Liberal Arts, which Radnor also wrote and stars in, was shot at Kenyon College and in its surrounding village of Gambier, Ohio. Making the film gave Radnor the opportunity to both revisit his alma mater for the summer 2011 shoot (where the film crew stayed in student housing and ate in the dining hall, and current students filled several roles in the production and as extras) and also to delve into themes of nostalgia and change and what happens next after four years of a liberal arts education. READ FULL STORY

The fairest of them all: Which actresses should get a shot at playing fairy tale heroine?


Kristen Stewart’s not the only would-be fairy tale heroine out there with a steely gaze and chutzpah to spare.

Stewart swept aside her pouty Twilight image with a hefty sword as a rebel in Snow White and the Huntsman, but there may be room for other actresses to leap into the franchise, even if Stewart does return for a Huntsman sequel.

Still, sweeping aside a Hollywood Reporter story claiming Stewart was being dropped from any sequels, Universal Co-Chairman Donna Langley said in a statement on Wednesday, “We are extremely proud of Snow White and the Huntsman and we’re currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false.”

Even with Stewart in the mix, a sequel could include other asskicking female roles in a Snow White-centric Huntsman follow-up or another potential spinoff revolving around costar Chris Hemsworth as the mega-blonde, strapping Huntsman. Maybe he’ll take on Sleeping Beauty next? Regardless, there are a number of young actresses just waiting to pick up the sword/bow-and-arrow/other archaic weapon of choice.

Here are a few we think could take a mighty swing: READ FULL STORY

'Peace, Love & Misunderstanding': What's so funny? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Perhaps it should have been called Peace, Love & Clothing Optional? Jane Fonda’s latest offering Peace, Love & Misunderstanding finds the Oscar-winning ’60s icon going back to her roots as Grace, a matriarch who never quite moved past her hippie dippy heyday. Grace’s high-strung daughter (Catherine Keener) returns home with her kids (Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff) in tow, setting the stage for a buzz-killing culture clash.

In this exclusive behind-the scenes featurette, Fonda and her on-screen family talk about the project alongside director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) and co-stars Chace Crawford and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Oh yeah, and then there’s that naked dude…. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

Matt Lucas signs onto 'Therese' opposite Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Olsen -- EXCLUSIVE

Bridesmaids and Alice in Wonderland star Matt Lucas has signed on to costar in the dark erotic thriller Therese.

Set in 17th century France, director Charlie Stratton’s adaptation of the Emile Zola novel and play Thérèse Raquin follows the title character (Elizabeth Olsen), who is stuck in a loveless marriage with her sickly first cousin (Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton). The union was arranged under the watchful eye of her oppressive aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange). When Therese enters an affair with her husband’s friend Laurent (Drive‘s Oscar Isaac), it plunges everyone’s lives into a tragic downward spiral, and the illicit couple conspire to kill Therese’s husband.

Lucas will play Olivier, a policeman who, along with his inspector father, regularly calls upon the Raquin family. The film begins production in mid-May.

Lucas’ first major dramatic role, the gonzo ensemble drama Small Apartments, premiered last month at SXSW. He’s also set to play the drag queen Divine in Michael Winterbottom’s The King of Soho, about famed London strip-club entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan).

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Jessica Lange joins Elizabeth Olsen, ‘Harry Potter’ vet Tom Felton in ‘Therese Raquin’
‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Little Britain’ star Matt Lucas on baring (almost) all in ‘Small Apartments’

Jessica Lange joins Elizabeth Olsen, 'Harry Potter' vet Tom Felton in 'Therese Raquin'

Two-time Oscar winner and American Horror Story’s Jessica Lange will return to the big screen alongside Elizabeth Olsen in Charlie Stratton’s remake of Emile Zola’s erotic thriller, Therese Raquin. Lange replaces Glenn Close as Madam Raquin, the overbearing aunt to Olsen’s Therese, who is having an affair with her bland husband’s (Tom Felton) best friend (Oscar Isaacs). No release date is set.

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Daniel Radcliffe's got the Beat as Allen Ginsberg in new pic from 'Kill Your Darlings' set

Sorry, James Franco. Your brother Dave kicked box office butt this week in 21 Jump Street, and now Daniel Radcliffe is on track to erase the memory of you as Allen Ginsberg. Per People, set photos surfaced today of the former Boy Who Lived taking on a new mantle: The Boy Who “Howl”-ed. Click through for the first image! READ FULL STORY

'Silent House': Would you rather spend the night there, or at the Bates Motel?

Elizabeth Olsen is on screen for almost the entire 88 minutes of Silent House, the new horror movie that plays out in real time without any obvious cuts or editing. As Lisa Schwarzbaum noted in her review, Olsen is the perfect actress for the part: She has one of those placid, blank-canvas faces that registers every note of fear, and she’s a member of an elite club of actresses who somehow still manage to look gorgeous while crying hysterically. (Current Club President: Natalie Portman.) READ FULL STORY

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