Which Actress Should Play the Last Princess of Alderran?
Now that Disney has expanded its library of fairy tale princesses to include its first space princess, the question is: How does the "House of Mouse" plan to utilize Leia Organa, last princess of the doomed planet Alderran, twin brother to Luke Skywalker, and daughter of evil Sith warlord Darth Vader. Concurrent with the announcement of the purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd., Disney revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII would be blasting into theaters in 2015, which we later learned would be written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine); however, nothing about the plot has been revealed.
All three of the principal actors who starred in the original trilogy — Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher — have expressed interest in returning in the new movie and it's likely that Disney will want to capitalize on the popularity of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa, but whether Disney brings back the original cast members as a way of bridging the original trilogy with the new trilogy or reboots the characters with younger actors is anyone's guess. Considering how well Paramount's Star Trek reboot was received by the general audience and even die-hard Trekkers and Trekkies, coupled with the fact that Disney skews young, we're thinking Star Wars will get the reboot.
We already asked you to vote for the best actors to play Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. Now, we want to know who you think has what it takes to wag her finger in the face of evil as the feisty princess with a preference for scoundrels?
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Posted 11.18.12 by BrentJS
C'mon, Brittany, like we believe you don't have a shower song.singin' the news
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.04.12 by reelz
It should be a real dog fight at the box office this weekend with the 3-D, stop-motion animated ParaNorman going toe-to-toe with the sequel The Expendables 2 and the musical drama Sparkle, but at least one cast member makes a case for why audiences might want to see ParaNorman instead.
"It's absolutely extraordinary," said Anna Kendrick, who provides the voice of the main character's older sister, Courtney. "It completely exceeded my expectations — particularly in the third act, when things get really crazy. It feels like the screen's going to come apart. I was just so impressed with what these people do and baffled by how their brains can create something like this."
ParaNorman follows the young Norman (voiced by The Road's Kodi Smit-McPhee), who can talk to ghosts and must save his Massachusetts town after it falls under siege from the undead. While Kendrick admits to being impressed with the final result, the actress told Hollywood Dailies that ParaNorman did not convince the actress of the possibility of the supernatural.
"But you know what I've been told, that the reason I've never had any paranormal experiences is because I'm not open to them," Kendrick explained. "And I'm fine with that." watch the trailer >> Posted 08.18.12 by Ryan
After Bridesmaids did gangbusters at the box office, studios decided they weren't allergic to female ensemble comedies. Now, we have the trailer for one of the first female comedies to be greenlit in the wake of Bridesmaids' success — Pitch Perfect.
From the trailer, the movie looks to be a mash-up of Glee and the Step Up movies mixed with Bridesmaids' gritty humor (in fact, Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson is part of the cast). The movie takes place in the world of competing collegiate a cappella groups. check out the new trailer and stills >> Posted 06.15.12 by Chris
Writer-director Dylan Kidd made an impression with his 2002 debut movie Roger Dodger, but has been mostly absent since until co-writing and directing 2004's little-seen P.S. and, most recently, directing episodes of the Adult Swim series Children's Hospital. Now Kidd is looking to get back to directing movies with the comedy Get a Job for CBS Films.
Variety reports that Miles Teller (Project X) is in negotiations to star in the movie as a college graduate who, along with his friends, attempts to enter the working world during a recession. Offers have been made to Anna Kendrick (Up In the Air, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) for unspecified roles, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) and Jay Pharaoh (Saturday Night Live) could appear in the movie as well. Jesse Eisenberg, who co-starred in Kidd's Roger Dodger, would appear in a cameo.
None of the actors are confirmed yet, as CBS Films has yet to give Get a Job the official greenlight. Therefore, the movie has no official start date, but, according to the report, shooting could start as early as next month. Newcomers Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel wrote the Get a Job script. James wan and patrick wilson head to another haunted house >> Posted 01.24.12 by Ryan
The upcoming R-rated dramedy 50/50 opens at the end of the month, but recently screened in advance at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The movie follows 27-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen), who helps him beat it. From that description alone, the jokes just write themselves.
The script was written by Rogen's screenwriter friend Will Reiser, who is himself a cancer survivor. While attending the TIFF press conference for 50/50 (via the National Post), Reiser explained how he decided to turn his story of survival into a script.
watch the clips and read more from the cast >> Posted 09.15.11 by Ryan
The way we dealt with it was we didn’t sit around and talk about our feelings. We just made jokes and we sort of tried to make fun of the absurdity of the entire situation. One night we were at a party and someone asked me if I had made a bucket list of all I wanted to do...I was like, "I’m actually really sick. I just want to sleep. I don’t really want to go to Africa." We started talking about how there’s never been a comedy about cancer. We started talking about it, well, why don’t we do a buddy comedy.
The first trailer for Summit Entertainment's 50/50 debuted in May, long before the movie's September release date, and offered the first look at the cancer comedy that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen as two friends whose lives are changed when Gordon-Levitt is diagnosed with cancer.
Based on Rogen's friend and 50/50 screenwriter Will Reiser's real life, the movie is arguably a tough sell, getting people to laugh at a subject of cancer. The newly-released second trailer continues the trend of keeping the subject matter light, including the angle that having cancer could be a good way to pick up women. To that end, the second trailer adds more footage of co-star Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). watch the trailer >> Posted 08.12.11 by Ryan
In January, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he was planning to return to acting after finishing his last term as California's governor. When Schwarzenegger later separated from his wife, Maria Shriver, after the discovery that he had secretly fathered a love child 10 years ago, he put his acting return on hold, much to the disappointment of director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), who was in pre-production on the drama Cry Macho, which was to be Schwarzenegger's first role new acting role. Months after the scandal, Schwarzenegger is ready to test his popularity in a new movie, but not in Cry Macho.
Deadline reports that Schwarzenegger is set to star in Last Stand with director Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird). Last Stand puts Schwarzenegger into a Western in a story that's perfect for him, according to what a Lionsgate executive told the website. Banks gets pregnant, Lincoln gets an Ally in congress >> Posted 07.12.11 by Ryan
Fans of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic series Scott Pilgrim vs. the World were relieved when director Edgar Wright — of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame — took the helm for the movie adaptation, knowing he could bring the series' quirky action and drama to the big screen. So how did he do when it came to casting the movie? We take a look at the Scott and the top 13 players in his life, evaluating Wright's selections for the roles.
Meet the Cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Posted 07.07.10 by reelz
Twitter has been filled with raves about the first full trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 — with reactions that include "intense," "got goosebumps all over," "reminds me why Harry Potter rules," and "Earth shattering, hair standing, Pottergasm." Included in the mix are celebrity reactions. Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley, tweeted "...pretty epic eh?" But the funniest response came from Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).
HP7 trailer = That. Was. Awesome. It would be really awkward if I bought a ticket to Eclipse just to see that on the big screen, right?
If you haven't yet seen the trailer, check it out after the jump. Or view our Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows gallery with dozens of new stills. watch the new Harry Potter 7 trailer >> Posted 06.29.10 by reelz