In honor of the release of Scream 4 this Friday, EW is looking back at the original 1996 film and talking to cast members about their best production memories. Matthew Lillard played Stu Macher, who was ultimately revealed to be one of the film’s two killers, along with best bud Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich). “It’s weird now that so much time has elapsed and we all know that it’s become iconic, like a piece of film history,” says the actor. EW talked to Lillard about reading the original script for the first time, filming the movie’s intense climax, and if he’s sad that his character didn’t make it to any of the sequels. READ FULL STORY
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After both producing and starring in 2009’s He’s Just Not That Into You, Drew Barrymore has already taken audiences through the emotional (and comedic) twists of break-ups and make-ups. Now, the 36 year-old star has announced plans to helm a similarly dating- themed project called How to Be Single, her second directing gig after 2009’s roller-derby flick Whip It. “Love is never gonna be a tired subject,” Barrymore tells EW. “Being single, this one definitely speaks to me and I’ve explored it a lot in the last year and a half. I’m at that age where I’m sort of straddling a great line right now and I can see both sides very well.”
Single, based on the 2008 novel by Liz Tucillo and adapted by He’s Just Not That Into You’s screenwriters Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, will follow a group of New Yorkers and their various dating adventures over the course of ten years. READ FULL STORY
'Scream 4' star Courteney Cox on David Arquette: 'We're probably better now than we were during that movie'
Courteney Cox reprises her role as tabloid reporter Gale Weathers in Scream 4, out this Friday, but it’s a very different Gale than we’ve seen in the other films. “Her life is pretty dull and she wants some excitement,” says the Cougar Town star. “She’s been married to Dewey for like 10 years. She’s been writing books. She’s completely tapped out and going through a major dry spell. Sidney comes into town to promote her book.” And that’s basically when all hell breaks lose and folks start dyin’. EW talked to Cox about the movie’s difficult production, her memories of the original film, and the status of her relationship with husband David Arquette.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do you remember reading the original Scream script for the first time?
COURTENEY COX: Oh yeah. I went after it! I wanted to play that part. I loved it. I thought the script was funny and scary, and the opening with Drew Barrymore was insane. I was such a huge fan. READ FULL STORY
Prolific German director Uwe Boll tells EW that he plans to make a film about the financial crisis called Bail Out, and a fourth BloodRayne movie, even though the straight-to-DVD third entry in the vampire franchise won’t be released until early summer. “I have two projects in development,” says the filmmaker. “One is BloodRayne 4, to make some money. And one is Bail Out, about the financial crisis. It’s a thriller where a guy actually strikes back and starts killing all the investment bankers.”
Although Boll is infamous for directing such widely criticized horror films as House of the Dead and Alone In The Dark, he has also made a number of more serious-minded movies, including 2008’s Vietnam War movie Tunnel Rats and 2009’s Darfur. Nor will this be Boll’s first financial industry-related film. In his 2000 movie Sanctimony, Casper Van Dien played a stockbroker and serial killer. READ FULL STORY
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