At 21, Jennifer Lawrence has already received an Academy Award nomination (for Winter's Bone) and appeared in a blockbuster comic book movie (X-Men: First Class), but almost nothing will prepare her for the likely loss of her anonymity after the release of The Hunger Games later this week. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins best-selling novel has already sold more advance tickets than any other non-sequel, so the possibility of global fame is not lost on Lawrence, who revealed at a press roundtable attended by HitFix that she considered every angle before accepting the role of Katniss Everdeen. more from lawrence; watch the clips >> Posted 03.21.12 by Ryan
One of the reasons The Hunger Games is so often compared to Twilight (aside from their Young Adult Lit roots) is because they both include love triangles.
Up until now, the love triangle between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), her fellow District 12 Tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), and her partner-in-crime Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) has played second fiddle to the movie's action appeal.
The newest clip from the movie highlights the romantic storyline. In it, Cesar Flickman (Stanley Tucci) is interviewing Peeta before the deadly Hunger Games, asking him if he has a special girl back home in District 12. Peeta, to the surprise of Flickman and the Capitol audience, reveals that he's had a crush on Katniss for years. watch the new clip >> Posted 03.12.12 by Chris
It's a good week to be a Captain America fan.
Earlier this week, more than two dozen still images and set photos from Marvel studios' Captain America: The First Avenger were released just days after 20 more photos from the movie debuted. Now, with the movie just a week away from release, Hitfix has released a brand new poster for the movie, and four preview clips are online offering new footage of the comic book movie adaptation.
The poster gives fans a good look at Chris Evans in his Captain America costume, with the looming Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) behind him. By Cap's shoulder is his love interest, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), and to his other side is his Colonel Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), who is at first skeptical of Steve Rogers entering the Super Soldier program. To Cap's side is his sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as well as the members of Cap's "Howling Commandos" — Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough), Gabriel Jones (Derek Luke) and Montgomery Farnsworth (J.J. Field) on the right, and Jim Morita (Kenneth Choi) and Jacques Dernier (Bruno Ricci) on the left. See a high-res version here. watch the clips >> Posted 07.15.11 by Ryan
You can't have a game without a host and The Hunger Games got its host today when Liongate announced that Stanley Tucci was cast as Caesar Flickerman.
Flickerman is the Capitol's host of The Hunger Games, known for his outrageous appearance and buoyant personality. Like District 12 escort Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks), Flickerman is a hair-color changing chameleon, so expect Tucci to be a more colorful character (literally, in this case), perhaps more in line with his performance in The Devil Wears Prada as opposed to the creepy neighbor he played in The Lovely Bones.
Back in April, it was reported Tucci was up for a role in the movie, but which role was anyone's guess (it was speculated in-house that he'd be cast as Cinna, Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) stylist for the Hunger Games).
The news was made via Liongate's Twitter account. The studio said it was going to make all casting announcements regarding The Hunger Games via a newly released Twitter (@LionsgateNews). What is left to consider? >> Posted 05.09.11 by reelz
The Hunger Games rumor mill seems to be working overtime lately. Three new — and a bit surprising — names have been thrown into the mix as possible new additions to the cast of one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2012. According to several sites, including Vulture, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, and Lenny Kravitz have been offered roles in The Hunger Games. what roles would they play? >> Posted 04.29.11 by Chris
X-Men: First Class began as a 2006 comic book series created by writer Jeff Parker and artist Roger Cruz that brought the original X-Men line-up back to comics, including Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Angel, Beast and Professor X. In 2008, Fox hired The O.C. and Gossip Girl creator Josh Schwartz to adapt the comics into a screenplay, but once Bryan Singer was brought on board to direct the project, Schwartz's draft was abandoned for a new story pitched by Singer which brought the mutant team back to 1960s and followed the contentious relationship between Professor X and Magneto, with a completely different line-up of super-powered mutants.
Scheduling issues eventually led Singer had to leave the director's chair to Matthew Vaughn and continue to produce the prequel, but Singer's stamp on the movie had already been made. Now that first teaser trailer for First Class has debuted, there's been plenty of reactions, including Michael Fassbender (Magneto) offering his commentary. The LA Times spoke to Singer, who discussed how First Class will differ from the comic book timeline. Hoult to kill giants >> Posted 02.14.11 by Ryan
Outside of set pics of Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell on the Manchester location of Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel hasn't released official photos until the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. The photos have plenty to offer fans as they depict Evans (duh) both in costume (cool) and shirtless (oh my), as well as with Atwell's Peggy Carter, Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine, Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull, and photos of soldiers of the criminal organization HYDRA on motorcycles and a HYDRA submarine.
EW's set visit also revealed Evans' initial reticence to accept the role of Captain America, which Evans rejected three times before signing a deal for six Marvel movies. Evans was scared to be Captain America >> Posted 10.29.10 by Ryan
One of the most important characters in the Marvel comic book universe is a virtually unknown scientist by the name of Abraham Erskine. If not for the German émigré’s creation of the Super-Soldier Serum and Vita-Rays, young Steve Rogers would never have been transformed into Captain America, a hero who, after being frozen during WWII and thawed in modern times, would go on to save the entire world multiple times as the leader of the super-team known as The Avengers.
In a recent interview with ScreenCrave, the actor who will portray Erskine in Marvel’s currently-in-production movie adaptation, Captain America: The First Avenger, Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), gushed about the role. He also spoke highly of the script, which was written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, with a bit of script-doctoring by Joss Whedon. What does Tucci say about the role and script >> Posted 08.30.10 by BrentJS
Marvel doesn't officially announce its casting often. More typical is the recent "in talks" news of Jeremy Renner and Neal McDonough (Renner was cast as Hawkeye in The Avengers and McDonough as Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan in The First Avenger: Captain America).
Apparently, negotiations were more swift with Stanley Tucci, who has officially joined Captain America. Marvel's press release has Tucci cast as Dr. Abraham Erskine, according to ComingSoon. How does Dr. Erskine fit in the Avengers universe? >> Posted 06.08.10 by Ryan
EW reports that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson spoke to the public at Comic-Con in San Diego following a screening of Neill Blomkamp's District 9, which he his producing. Jackson spoke about both The Hobbit, which is being directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), and his own The Lovely Bones, due in theaters this December.
Jackson will deliver a script for The Hobbit in a few weeks, and he says that work on the movie is still very preliminary.
We don't have a budget. We don't have a green light. We can't offer any actors roles til then.
Meanwhle, Jackson screened a short clip for The Lovely Bones ahead of the release of the first official trailer on August 7. The movie tells the story of a 14-year-old girl — portrayed by Saoirse Ronan — who is murdered and afterwards watches over her family from heaven. She also sees her killer (Stanley Tucci) and struggles with a desire for revenge. Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz play the girl's parents.
Although the subject matter of the movie is grim, Jackson finds humor in the main character.
She's wonderfully funny. She feels no self pity and makes ironic, wry observations. Posted 07.24.09 by reelz