Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have a brand new boss and it's Rose Byrne.
Entertainment Weekly reports Byrne (Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class) is in final negotiations to join the upcoming comedy The Internship, which will follow Vaughn and Wilson as two unemployed 40-somethings that decide to start their careers over by getting low-level positions at a Silicon Valley tech firm. Byrne will play a high-ranking executive who becomes Wilson's love interest. Joanna Garcia (Reba, Royal Pains) will play Vaughn's love interest, though whether it's another inter-office romance is unknown.
The Internship was written by Vaughn and will have Shawn Levy (Real Steel) in the director's chair when shooting begins on July 9th. The movie is the first reunion between Vaughn and Wilson since 2005's Wedding Crashers. Posted 06.30.12 by Ryan
No chance this summer would be short on the eye-candy after Jon Favreau's hottie-packed Iron Man 2 last year (Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb, et al). That model combined with a record 10 comic-based movies has, ahem, fleshed out the summer quite nicely, you could say — too nicely, in fact. That's why we decided to narrow this year's list, and even then we couldn't keep it to a top 10.
Meet Summer 2011's top 16 comic hotties >> Posted 05.17.11 by reelz
Director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming prequel to the X-Men trilogy, X-Men: First Class, will see several actors playing younger versions of previously seen characters, such as James McAvoy playing Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X (previously played by Patrick Stewart) and Michael Fassbender playing Erik Lensherr, a.k.a. Magneto (previously played by Ian McKellen). While those two roles are more iconic and were instrumental to the X-Men, the character of Dr. Moira MacTaggert, despite first appearing in the 1975 Marvel comic Uncanny X-Men #96 and eventually becoming Professor X's fiancée, only appeared in the final installment of the X-Men trilogy of movies, 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand (played by Olivia Williams).
Rose Byrne takes over the role of MacTaggert in First Class and has previously explained that the character won't be the geneticist she is in the comic books, but rather "works for the CIA" and "gets involved in the whole mutant community." In a recent interview with Movieline, Byrne described MacTaggert as "very feisty and ambitious."
banshee's "scary" history >> Posted 05.14.11 by Ryan
You know, she’s got a toughness about her which I liked. But she’s very progressive and believes that humans and mutants can co-exist peacefully and they can help one another, and she hatches a plan with James McAvoy’s character Xavier to get the mutants to assist the government in this huge conspiracy, which is set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She’s very impassioned and has a lot of tension between her and Michael Fassbender’s character, and then there’s also sort of a romance between her and Xavier.
Director Paul Feig's comedy Bridesmaids, which opens today, has often been described as "the female Hangover," which, on one hand, compliments the movie's potential to take adult-oriented themes and make a successful movie, but, on the other, implies that the movie is attempting to copy The Hangover's formula with a female cast instead. Either way, co-screenwriter and star Kristen Wiig wants to avoid the comparison.
Wiig began writing the movie with writer Annie Mumolo in 2006, years before The Hangover was released, and the actress recently told USA Today that she only wanted to make a funny movie and hopes the "female Hangover" tag goes away.
it's a "womance" >> Posted 05.13.11 by Ryan
We didn't set out to prove anything or make a statement. It wasn't a response to anything like women don't get to do this. We thought, "Let's sit down and laugh, make something funny." I hope that conversation will go away.
Comic book movie fans were once again given the unique opportunity to query the stars of director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class through the "X-Perts" feature on the movie's official Facebook page. Previous Q&As have netted some revealing answers from producer Bryan Singer and from Nicholas Hoult, who plays Henry "Hank" McCoy, aka Beast. The latest "X-Perts" to answer fan questions are Rose Byrne and Oliver Platt, who play Dr. Moira MacTaggert and the mysterious Man in Black, respectively, in the highly anticipated prequel to the X-Men trilogy of movies. what did Byrne and Platt have to say about First Class? >> Posted 03.30.11 by BrentJS
Earlier this month, actress Rose Byrne opened up about Dr. Moira MacTaggert, the character she portrays in director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class, and revealed that MacTaggert will "works for the CIA" and ends up fighting for mutants and humans to co-exist. In Marvel's X-Men comic books, which form the basis of source material for First Class and the trilogy of X-Men movies that preceded it, MacTaggert is not a mutant, and has never worked for the CIA.
In a conversation with The Playlist, Byrne expanded on her previous comments, and further explained her character's role in the movie.
a prequel trilogy? >> Posted 03.28.11 by Ryan
She's kind of a collaborator. She's James McAvoy's love interest in the film. She's a doctor in the comics and she's a CIA agent [in the film]. She's a real pioneer. It's in the '60s and it's a time when women did not work in the CIA. She's very smart, very ambitious, very forthright and really truly believes that humans and mutants can co-exist and in fact help one another.
Several of the cast members of director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class have spoken publicly about their roles in the movie. Rose Byrne portrays Dr. Moira MacTaggert, one of the human characters from the X-Men comic books who is an authority on genetic mutations who dedicates herself with mutant and human genetics.
In a recent interview, Byrne revealed that her role in the movie will differ from that in the comic book. "She works for the CIA in this prequel and gets involved in the whole mutant community as it were," Byrne told MTV. more about mactaggert >> Posted 03.18.11 by Ryan
Four new preview clips from the upcoming horror movie Insidious have turned up online. Directed by James Wan, the writer and director of Saw, and co-produced by Wan and Oren Peli, the writer and director of Paranormal Activity, Insidious stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as the parents of a boy who has fallen into a mysterious coma-like state while demonic entities from a dimension called "The Further" fight to trap the boy's soul in their realm so that they can gain entry into our world through his body. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 03.13.11 by BrentJS
The first full-length theatrical trailer for Insidious (formerly The Further and The Astral), a new horror movie from the creative minds behind Saw and Paranormal Activity (PA), is now online. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star as the parents of a boy who has fallen into a mysterious coma-like state. While the boy's consciousness is trapped in an otherworldly place called "The Further," his body becomes a magnet for diabolic entities bent on keeping the boy trapped forever. watch the horror trailer >> Posted 02.17.11 by BrentJS
Finally, the first trailer for X-Men: First Class has arrived. Those expecting an action-packed trailer may be a touch disappointed, as the trailer is more interested in introducing the story of the upcoming prequel which follows younger versions of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor X (James McAvoy) during the 1960s.
There's plenty of eyecandy, however, as the trailer will send the fanboy community drooling for more as it reveals the other mutants in the movie, including January Jones as Emma Frost (in the interrogation room depicted in the recently released photo and later in diamond form), Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore (and her wings), Nicholas Hoult as Beast (with and without fur), Lucas Till as Havok (blasting away), Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique (changing to her natural blue form), Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Jason Flemying as Azazel, as well as non-mutants Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, and a blink-and-miss shot of Oliver Platt as the Man in Black. watch the mutant-filled trailer >> Posted 02.10.11 by Ryan