Over the past couple of years writer-director Ben Wheatley has established himself as one of the U.K.’s hottest — and most deliciously gruesome — filmmakers with his 2009 gangster movie Down Terrace, 2011′s unforgettable horror spectacular Kill List, and his recent contribution to the currently playing-in-select-cinemas horror anthology The ABC’s of Death.
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He earned our respect in The Last King of Scotland, he stole our hearts in Atonement, and he made us fans for life in X-Men: First Class. So what is James McAvoy, the blue-eyed Scotsman, up to now?
Other than starring in Welcome to the Punch, a British cat-and-mouse thriller that’s currently in theaters, McAvoy also stars in April 5th’s Trance. Danny Boyle’s latest directorial project, Trance follows McAvoy’s Simon, a less-than-trustworthy art auctioneer who suffers amnesia and then undergoes hypnotherapy to try and remember the whereabouts of a painting he helped to steal. The result is a mental thriller that will have you questioning just about everything within the world of the film. READ FULL STORY »
Rebel Wilson — action star?
There are just under three weeks left until Wilson graces your TV screen as host for the MTV Movie Awards, the ceremony that will crown the winners of the truly important awards in Hollywood (Best Fight, Best Kiss, Best Shirtless Performance…) but for now, fans of the always hilarious Wilson can see the Pitch Perfect star in the exclusive poster for this year’s show below.
The MTV Movie Awards have continued their tradition of spoofing trends in blockbuster movies with their promos featuring Wilson, Channing Tatum, and her Bridesmaids costar Matt Lucas. Now they’ve done the same with the first poster for the 2013 awards show. Check out the poster full of boobs and blasts and badassery below: READ FULL STORY »
People who enjoy a good cry, today is your lucky day: The film version of Les Misérables is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. The epic musical has been running all over the world for over 26 years, and according to movie producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who also produced the original show, an idea to make a movie version has been kicking around for nearly as long, but only recently – despite an occasional exception — have movie musicals been seen as a commercially successful idea. “Musicals 25 years ago were very few and far between,” Mackintosh explained to EW. “I think in the sort of last seven or eight years we’ve started to see more and more musicals get made. There’s no doubt that the success of Moulin Rouge and Mamma Mia! and Chicago plus Sweeney Todd [helped Les Mis get made].”
For fans who grew up singing “One Day More” into a hairbrush and were mighty nervous about a big-screen version that stayed closer to Victor Hugo’s original work, but lost a lot of the musical moments they’d fallen in love with, they may owe a thank-you card to director Tom Hooper and Mackintosh. “There was a lot more dialogue in the original screenplay,” Mackintosh explained. “And then Tom said, ‘What I want you to do is turn the dialogue and [put it] into the form the show is in.’ And I think by setting us to work, both to deconstruct the stage musical and take the material and remake it as a story that happens to be told through music for the movies, that was the key to shooting that laid the groundwork for the film to be successful….One of the other things [Hooper] said to me when we first met was that he felt we should record [the songs] live, which is something I felt passionately about for years. …[Singing live] was a risky step, but it was a risk that paid off.”
Watch below for an EW exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette about the live singing on location: READ FULL STORY »
Shailene Woodley has been offered the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster in the adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.
“During our exhaustive search to find Hazel Grace Lancaster, I saw some stunning auditions by today’s finest young actresses,” director Josh Boone tells EW in an exclusive statement. “Over 250 girls read for the part, but it wasn’t until Shailene stepped in front of the camera that I truly saw Hazel for the first time. It was like lightning striking. I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see what I have.”
The best selling The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (and an EW Best Fiction of 2012 pick) tells the story of Gus and Hazel, two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group and fall in love. (From the EW review: “Their ensuing love story is as real as it is doomed, and the gut-busting laughs that come early in the novel make the luminous final pages all the more heartbreaking.”)
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Check out the new poster for 'Stuck in Love,' starring Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear -- EXCLUSIVE
A father, his daughter, and his son all navigating the rough waters of love and relationships — such is the story of upcoming film Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, and Logan Lerman.
Stuck in Love features Kinnear as Bill Borgens, a veteran novelist who hasn’t been able to write since his divorce three years earlier. Still obsessing over his ex-wife, Erica (Jennifer Connelly), Bill gets a talking-to for spying on Erica from his own daughter, Samantha (Lily Collins), also an aspiring writer. Samantha has her own relationship problems at college, where she’s recoiling at the very thought of first love with diehard romantic Lou (Logan Lerman). Meanwhile, Bill’s teenage son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), is trying to find his voice, both as a fantasy writer and as the unexpected boyfriend of his school’s dream girl.
EW has the exclusive new poster for Stuck in Love. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
Finally! Divergent has found its male lead! Theo James has been cast as Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton in Neil Burger’s (Limitless) big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel.
There’s been an awful lot of speculation as to who would play the mysterious Dauntless instructor opposite Shailene Woodley, who plays fierce heroine Beatrice Prior, when production gets going later this spring.
You might recognize James from CBS’s Golden Boy or from season 1 of Downton Abbey (he played the handsome man who died in Lady Mary’s bed.) “As a fan of Divergent, I am thrilled to have been chosen for the role of Four and to be a part of such a phenomenal story,” James tells EW in an exclusive statement. READ FULL STORY »
'Room 237': Check out the poster for the awesome new documentary about Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' -- EXCLUSIVE
In Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining, Scatman Crothers’ chef Hallorann warns Danny Lloyd’s Danny to stay the hell away from room 237 of the Overlook Hotel — which turns out to excellent, if ignored, advice. But while room 237 is to be avoided, the new documentary Room 237 is a must-see, one which EW’s Owen Gleiberman has described as a “mesmerizing pop-art document.” The work of first-time director Rodney Ascher, the film showcases the theories of five obsessive Shining fans as to what Kubrick really intended with his Stephen King adaptation and features footage from both that snowy chiller and many others.
Room 237 opens theatrically on March 29 and will also be available on VOD, SundanceNOW, and other digital outlets from that date. You can check out the film’s trailer, synopsis, and — exclusively — the new Room 237 poster below.
Excellent news for Judy Blume fans! EW has exclusively learned that the big-screen adaptation of Blume’s 1981 YA classic Tiger Eyes has gotten a theatrical and V.O.D. release date of June 7.
This is the first time that any of Blume’s popular books — which in total have sold more than 80 million and been translated into 31 languages — have gotten the feature film treatment. Of course, this production had the advantage of keeping it in the family: Blume co-wrote the script with her son, Lawrence Blume, who also directed the coming-of-age drama. “For years and years people would tell me they wanted to do something but they never know what they wanted to do,” Judy told EW last year. “I wanted someone to feel passionately about it.”
Lawrence, who first read the novel at 18, has said it’s his favorite of his mother’s books. “It always resonated with me,” he told EW last year. The story revolves around a teenager (Arrow’s Willa Holland) who moves to New Mexico with her mother and younger brother after a family tragedy. Said Judy Blume, who stressed how terrific Holland is as Davy, “I’m embarrassed to say it, but every time I see the movie I cry my eyes out.”