Easter went to the birds. Fox’s animated adventure Rio led the box office for the second weekend in a row, earning $26.8 million according to studio estimates. That’s a slim 32 percent drop for the G-rated film, which was produced for $90 million by Blue Sky Studios, of Ice Age fame. The tropical toon held up so well in part because most kids were out of school on Friday, giving the film a larger-than-normal start to the weekend. In just two weeks, Rio, which features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway as the world’s last two blue macaws, has collected an impressive $81.3 million. READ FULL STORY »
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Next month, Robert Pattinson will finish filming Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2, the final installments of The Twilight Saga (in theaters November 2011 and November 2012). And he says it’s been a long time coming: “I literally feel like we’ve been doing it my whole life,” he laughs during his sit-down interview with EW last week.
Breaking Dawn, as anyone who has read Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book can tell you, poses a lot of challenges for the big screen — not the least of which involves the very bloody and graphic scene with a half-vampire baby (with teeth!). “There’s some interesting and weird stuff going on — really very, very, very strange. READ FULL STORY »
We now know that Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen, but all the fan anticipation and hand-wringing over who would/should/could be cast in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games might remind you of a time way back when (or, 2008) when there was a similar frenzy over the casting of Twilight. When EW recently sat down with Robert Pattinson, we asked the 24-year-old actor if he was familiar with the YA world’s latest obsession.
“I sort of came across it last year, and I didn’t realize it was the most enormous thing in the year,” says Pattinson. “It’s good! It will be a good movie.” As to whether or not he’d ever consider acting in another big franchise, Pattinson says he would. “But I’d want to have more input. The only horrible thing about being part of a franchise…well, not horrible…no, it is horrible…is that the bigger and bigger you get, it’s quite difficult to break out of stuff. When you’ve been playing the same part, you can’t suddenly start playing it differently. It takes away a little bit of the creative kind of … urge.”
Another new trailer for Water for Elephants has hit and the big guns are out: Mainly, a glimpse of at least one forbidden sex scene between veterinarian Robert Pattinson and married, abused circus performer Reese Witherspoon. Watching it, I have to say I’m excited for Pattinson, who gets to show a far wider range of emotions than he does in the Twilight movies or Remember Me. He looks up to the challenge, even if his breathy voice at one point (“You’re a beautiful woman… “) sounds a little Brando to me. READ FULL STORY »
Red Riding Hood director Catherine Hardwicke has certainly proven she knows how to cast a movie. (Would Twilight have been the same if she hadn’t nabbed Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson?) Now, in an EW interview, the director unveils some of her casting secrets. “Starting with Thirteen, my known technique is to cast the lead, then find someone with whom they have incredible chemistry,” Hardwicke tells EW. “Like Nikki Reed and Evan Rachel Wood. Same with Rob and Kristen. The same was true with [Red Riding Hood star] Amanda [Seyfried]. I wanted her to be on fire with the person.”
So, for Seyfried’s romantic interest in Red Riding Hood, Hardwicke called in what she labels the “80 hottest guys from around the world” — and narrowed them down to eight. READ FULL STORY »
I’d like to think whoever cut the new trailer for next month’s Water for Elephants is playing a cruel little game with us: They know some of us will start out drooling over the sight of Robert Pattinson in a suit … and then feel guilty when his character abruptly finds out that his parents have been killed in a car accident. Well done. You got us. The trailer below teases more of the love triangle that develops between Pattinson (a veterinary student in charge of caring for a traveling circus’ animals), Reese Witherspoon (the beautiful performer he falls for), and Christoph Waltz (Witherspoon’s husband, the troupe’s animal trainer), as well as the consequences. The music is different this time, but still pitch perfect. Hal Holbrook, who was the emotional center of the first trailer as Pattinson’s aged character recalling the story of “the most famous circus disaster of all time,” is absent, but it’s good to know the film packs a punch even without him. What do you think? READ FULL STORY »
Robert Pattinson looks like a man in the adaptation of Sara Gruen’s best-seller Water for Elephants, acting opposite Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon (the beautiful performer his character, a veterinary student in charge of caring for a traveling circus’ animals, falls for during the Depression) and Christoph Waltz (Witherspoon’s husband, the troupe’s animal trainer). Director Francis Lawrence seems to be channeling Tim Burton, and it works. The music lures you in, as does the always affecting Hal Holbrook, who plays Pattinson’s aged character recalling the story of “the most famous circus disaster of all time.” The finest compliment you can give a trailer for an adaptation is that it makes you want to read the book. This one does it for me. You? READ FULL STORY »
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