• Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Ray) is in talks to play Martin Luther King, Jr. in a biopic for Warner Bros. and DreamWorks. Fellow Oscar-winner and biographical film enthusiast Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July) is also in talks to direct. Chasing Mavericks scribe Kario Salem penned the most recent version of the script, and Steven Spielberg will reportedly produce. [The Wrap]
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“Can you be a little less of a bitch to those girls?” Sofia Coppola asks Claire Julien, which actually sounds like a fairly bitchy thing to say to someone.
Coppola isn’t being cruel or dismissive, though. She’s just directing Julien’s character Chloe, a jaded, cooler-than-thou Los Angeles teen who gets swept up in the now-infamous “Bling Ring” — the group of brand-obsessed high schoolers who robbed their celebrity idols of more than $3 million in shoes, clothes, and other glossy signifiers of wealth and status.
“You’re kind of friends with them…you don’t know them that well,” Coppola continues in a behind the scenes look at the filming of The Bling Ring, her fifth feature. ”But,” she adds dryly, “you’re still a badass.”
Based on Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article “The Suspects Wore Louboutins,” the film chronicles the rise and fall of the starry-eyed and sticky-fingered teens. Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga also star as a pair of Adderall-riddled aspiring actress/model types, who are more than happy to casually walk into Paris Hilton’s home and pick up a few shiny things before heading out to party. Check out EW’s exclusive first look at one of the DVD/Blu-ray extras (available for purchase and download today) to hear Watson and Farmiga talk about Coppola’s unique way of prepping her young actresses for a scene.
• Emma Watson (Harry Potter, The Bling Ring) is set to star in an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir, Your Voice in My Head, about her descent into mental illness as she struggles to pursue relationships and a writing career, and how one doctor saved her life. Francesca Gregorini, who directed Rooney Mara in the prep school coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall, will direct Watson in the project.Forrest is writing the script. In the press release announcing the news, producer and International Film Trust co-founder Michael Benaroya said, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Emma Forrest as she is one of the most sought after writers right now. Her story is intensely personal, with moments of humor just at the right time.” IFT president Ariel Veneziano added that Emma Watson “is perfect for this role.”
From the time Emma Watson was a teenager, she struggled with whether she wanted a career as an actor. She had become an international star at age 11, playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, and while she was grateful for it, she fantasized about a normal life. So as the Potter films wound down, she enrolled at Brown University in 2009 and dropped out of sight for a few years, appearing only in a small role in the 2011 film, My Week With Marilyn. For a time, she let the press’ (and even a teacher’s) negative input about her future as an actress eat away at her. But the script for The Perks of Being a Wallflower got her attention and the experience of playing Sam in that 2012 film sparked a new interest. She then built on Perks with this summer’s The Bling Ring and This is the End, signaling the varied, mature career she could have ahead—and earning her a place in EW’s New Hollywood issue. Here, she spoke with EW about her change of heart. READ FULL STORY
Cannes 2013: The girls have gone wild in 'The Bling Ring,' Sofia Coppola's most provocative film yet
I’m writing my first post here at Cannes while I sit at one of my favorite side-street bistros, digging into a bowl of spaghetti carbonara, which is somehow less fattening than it would be in the U.S., because there are so many less additives in European food. That’s kind of how I feel about Sofia Coppola’s filmmaking: It’s additive-free — a series of simple and direct gazes, purged of the usual syrup and glop, though maybe I should add that it’s deceptively simple, because the way that Coppola now works is to take her refreshingly unhurried, open-eyed, and empathetic camera style (which doesn’t descend from her father’s; I’d say it’s closer to Jonathan Demme meets mumblecore) and apply it to subjects of over-the-top extravagance. She first embraced this mode in Marie Antoinette (2006), and now, in her acerbically witty and arresting fifth feature, The Bling Ring, which premiered this morning at Cannes, she pushes it into the docudrama terrain of an American youth culture gone mad. READ FULL STORY
“Girls! Time for your Adderall,” shouts Leslie Mann’s character to two sleeping teenagers in a brightly idyllic suburban Los Angeles home in the opening shot of the new trailer for The Bling Ring, before we smash cut to the teens acting cooler-than-thou at a dark club while Azealia Banks plays in the background and Paris Hilton and Kirsten Dunst make the rounds. These kids are way past pop tarts, orange juice, and movie nights.
Sofia Coppola’s (Lost In Translation) highly anticipated new film takes on the real-life teenage criminals who stole over $3 million in art, clothes, and jewels from Los Angeles-based celebrities like Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Rachel Bilson between October 2008 and August 2009.
In the trailer, below we see the origin — bored kids on Facebook noticing that Paris Hilton is hosting a party in Vegas. All it takes is one quick online search for “Paris Hilton address” and they’re off. “Let’s go to Paris’s,’” says Nicki (Emma Watson). “I want to rob.”
Check out the trailer below, and watch how things quickly spiral out of control for the label and celebrity obsessed teens who are all too skilled at explaining away their crimes.
It’s the end of the world. What do you do?
Well, if you’ve been kind to others, you get lifted up to heaven. But if you’ve been partying at James Franco’s house and, in Michael Cera’s case, smacking Rihanna’s butt and blowing cocaine in McLovin’s face, you probably won’t be greeted at the pearly gates anytime soon. Plan B? Camp out at Franco’s house with the likes of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel, obviously. Because if you don’t, you could end up like Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, or even Jason Segel … dead. Hey, it’s the end of the world. Celebrities die too.
In the new red-band trailer for This is the End, the apocalyptic comedy featuring celebrities playing “themselves,” a Hollywood party goes downhill fast after a gaping hole in Franco’s front yard claims the lives of numerous celebs. What follows is, quite simply, the end of the world, featuring four-legged demons, a very angry Hermione, and exactly one Milky Way.
Check out the red-band trailer for This Is The End below: READ FULL STORY
MTV has announced the first wave of presenters for the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards. The docket includes Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Amanda Seyfried, This Is the End‘s Seth Rogen and Danny McBride, Grown Ups 2 stars Chris Rock and Adam Sandler, and Star Trek Into Darkness headliners Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto.
Rebel Wilson is set to host the ceremony, which has already confirmed appearances by Will Ferrell, who’ll receive the inaugural Comedic Genius Award, and MTV Trailblazer recipient Emma Watson.
The MTV Movie Awards will be broadcast live April 14 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.
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Emma Watson isn’t interested in stripping down for Universal’s upcoming 50 Shades of Grey adaptation, and all she needed were a few simple tweets to make that clear:
Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.—
Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 17, 2013
Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 17, 2013
Sorry, hackers, but it looks like you were wrong on this one!
Emma Watson addresses ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ casting rumors
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Let’s cast the whole movie!
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ screenwriter wants NC-17 rating, studio says no rating designated yet
And the rumor mill continues to churn.
Last summer, Emma Watson tried to quell rumors that she would star in Focus Features’ big screen adaptation of E L James’ erotica novel Fifty Shades of Grey, but the role of Anastasia Steele just seems to keep finding its way back to her.
This time the reports of her casting comes from hacker collective Anonymous, which with hacker team M3du5a stole and published documents from Constantin Film’s internal server. One document says Emma Watson is attached to star in Fifty Shades of Grey. READ FULL STORY
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