Shortly after writer-director Sofia Coppola's new movie, Bling Ring, went into production, images began streaming out of the L.A. sets of the movie revealing former Harry Potter star Emma Watson tatted up and wearing an outfit skimpy (skanky?) enough to make Hermione Granger blush. Watson apparently adheres to the motto, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," because she recently tweeted a new photo of herself in costume on the set as Nicki, the central character in the movie.
The plot of Bling Ring is based on the real-life misadventures of the Hollywood Hills Burglars, a group of fame-obsessed teens who used the Internet to track the whereabouts of celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox and Rachel Bilson so that they could break into their homes and pilfer millions of dollars worth of clothing and jewelry. The cast includes Leslie Mann, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, Claire Pfister, and Georgia Rock. SEE THE FULL IMAGE >> Posted 05.03.12 by BrentJS
Forget the rule-following Hermione Granger. Emma Watson has just been cast to star in Sofia Coppola's upcoming Bling Ring, which tells the true-life story of a group of fashion and fame–obsessed teens who broke into the homes of celebrities. Coppola will be writing and directing the movie, as well as producing with Roman Coppola and Youree Henley. Production is scheduled for this spring in Los Angeles.
While Watson has said she wants to dedicate more time to her studies post Harry Potter, she's been quite busy. Waston's recently made an appearance in My Week with Marilyn and wrapped production on The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She is also in talks for David Yates' Your Voice in My Head. Posted 02.29.12 by reelz
The first official trailer for the new film Somewhere has appeared online. It is both written and directed by Oscar winning American filmmaker Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, and Marie Antoinette), daughter of the legendary Francis Ford Coppola. The movie stars Stephen Dorff as a "bad-boy actor" stumbling through a life of excess while living at the famous Chateau Marmont hotel, when an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter, played by Elle Fanning, forces him to reexamine his life. Posted 06.15.10 by reelz
Twilight lived up to some pretty lofty expectations, so the news that its director, Catherine Hardwicke, has flown the coop is rather disheartening. Hopefully, the film's success will mean that Summit can raise the bar even higher when it seeks out a helmer for the highly anticipated sequel. Of course, the sheer abundance of gun-for-hire hacks roaming the streets of Hollywood is enough to make any Twilight fan's skin stop sparkling.
So who should direct Twilight's more-demanding, more-expensive sequel, New Moon? Alfonso Cuaron, who elevated the Harry Potter franchise from Chris Columbus' jumbled beginnings to the dark, superior third movie, Prisoner of Azkaban, would seem the perfect choice. He's got a consistently busy schedule, but he might be willing to rearrange if Summit makes an offer he can't refuse. Sofia Coppola could use a resurgence after the disappointing Marie Antoinette and has experience working with younger casts, though the auteur does tend to lean towards artier fare.
Whatever happens, let's just cross our fingers that Paul W.S. Anderson and Brett Ratner are unavailable.
Who would you like to see direct New Moon? Post a comment below and let us know! Posted 12.08.08 by reelz