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
"It's a good sign when you feel a little bad."
Bundle up and brace for the cold climes of rural Michigan in winter to tag along with a brother-and-sister team of casino crooks whose luck has just run out. blood is thicker than water, but what about ice? >> Posted 11.15.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Play the Fashionista Founding Avenger?
It's hard to find a moviegoer who has seen The Avengers who didn't love the movie — it's got a 92% approval rating among critics and an incredible 96% approval rating among fans on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes. Nevertheless, some die-hard comic book fans are still a little bent out of shape that Ant-Man and Wasp weren't included in some way, considering the diminutive heroes were both founding members of the super team in the Marvel comic books (Wasp even christened the team "Avengers" after their first battle with Loki). Though it hasn't specifically been said, it's generally understood that Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige has held Ant-Man in reserve to give co-writers Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) time to finish their Ant-Man screenplay.
What does Ant-Man have to do with Wasp, you ask? Well, wealthy debutante Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. Wasp, has been linked to Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, since her first appearance in Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963). Initially only Pym's lab assistant, Van Dyne eventually teamed up with Ant-Man as Wasp — using the same "Pym Particles" that Hank uses to shrink, but also undergoing a procedure that gave her wings and a bio-chemical energy blast dubbed "wasp's stings" — to avenge her father's death. The two fell in and out of love over the years, but Van Dyne has always fought the good fight as Wasp whenever she has been needed. It's possible that Marvel will introduce Wasp in The Avengers 2, but considering her connection to Pym, we're betting on her making her big screen debut in Ant-Man, which hits theaters six months after the Avengers sequel. Who do you think has the right stuff to play the socialite superhero?
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Posted 10.21.12 by BrentJS
The family that robs together doesn't always stay together.
Germany has been the backdrop of most of Award-winning Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzy's (The Counterfeiters) movies to date, but the cold climes of rural Michigan fill the camera lens in his latest movie, the crime drama Deadfall (formerly Kin and Blackbird). Conceived by novice screenwriter Zach Dean while a passenger aboard a "seemingly doomed flight" from Burbank to New York, Deadfall is described as a heist movie that also "touches on the themes of love and loyalty."
The movie stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as Addison and Liza, siblings who successfully rob a casino only to suffer a car accident that leaves their get-away driver and a state trooper dead. Forced to split up and head for the Canadian border during a near whiteout blizzard, the pair reunite at the home of a retired sheriff (Kris Kristofferson), his wife (Sissy Spacek), and their son (Charlie Hunnam), an ex-boxer who happened to pick up Liza along the side of the road. The movie received mixed reviews after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, but the new trailer that was just released makes a case for Deadfall being a sleeper hit. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.17.12 by BrentJS
Universal Pictures assigned a release date to Academy Award–winning director Ron Howard's (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) new movie, Rush, only a few days ago and now several still images from the movie have been released via the official website for the movie, offering us our first look at Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as celebrated British Formula One racer James Hunt. Shot on location in the UK, Germany and Austria, Rush focuses on the epic rivalry between Hunt and Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) as they battle over the 1976 Formula One World Championship title. Here's the synopsis of the movie:
The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die. SEE THE NEW IMAGES >> Posted 08.14.12 by BrentJS
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Heather Locklear was rushed to the hospital Thursday night after taking a dangerous mix of prescription drugs and alcohol. Whether it was a suicide attempt is unknown, but her parents report she "is in no danger."
Initial reports claimed Beyonce and Jay-Z paid $1.3 million to rent an entire floor of New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, but it turns out the couple probably only dropped only about $3,200 on their luxury suite, which was actually four regular suites strung together. VIP birthing suites in the hospital, which include a flat screen TV and kitchenette, can be had for between just $700 and $800.
Blue Ivy may be in the running for top baby names for 2012, but for 2011 Victoria and David Beckham's daughter Harper Seven was the favorite celebrity baby name according to BabyCenter voters. The least favorite names were Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki's son Bear Blu, followed closely by Moroccan Scott the name Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon gave their son.
Olivia Munn is the latest celebrity to get naked for PETA, while in other Olivia news, Olivia Wilde and funnyman Jason Sudeikis have gone public with their relationship. Sudeikis, an average-looking guy who doesn't make a ton of money, had previously dated January Jones. Posted 01.13.12 by reelz
New set photos have arrived for New Line's upcoming comedy Burt Wonderstone, which stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carell as rival magicians (the pair last worked together on 2003's Bruce Almighty). Carell plays the title character, a stage magician that must regain his love of magic after losing his longtime partner Anton (Steve Buscemi). Once street magician Steve Haines (Carrey) starts gaining popularity, Wonderstone tries to convince Anton to return to the act.
The new set photos, revealed by ComingSoon, were shot at the Bally's Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas yesterday depict Carell and Buscemi in what appears to be the "Hotbox trick" that ultimately injures Buscemi, though it could also be the pair's triumphant attempt at the trick, should one exist in the movie. Olivia Wilde, who plays Wonderstone's former assistant and love interest who eventually works for Haines, also appears on set. check out the photos >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
In June, Emma Stone (The Help, the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man) decided to pass on the lead role of Elizabeth Bennett in Liongate's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but was hardly the only name associated with the role. Prior to Stone, the studio reportedly "flirted" with actresses Mia Wasikowska and Anne Hathaway without much results, while Scarlett Johansson was rumored for the part last year after Natalie Portman dropped out.
Recently, reports have revealed that Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively was offered the role and, after a few weeks of contemplation, it looks like Lively will put starring in summer box office bomb Green Lantern behind her as she takes on an exciting, high-profile role with a built-in fanba...wait, nope, she didn't take it, either. Didn't expect that. Variety writer Justin Kroll revealed the news on his Twitter.
Wilde in formula one biopic; Schwarzenegger gets company >> Posted 10.06.11 by Ryan
Casting update, news broke a couple weeks back that Blake Lively was offered lead in PRIDE PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. She has officially passed
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Hank Williams Jr. had his "Are You Ready for Some Football?" song yanked by ESPN before last night's game after comparing Barack Obama to Hitler in an interview on Fox News' Fox & Friends. He also called Obama and Vice President Biden "The Three Stooges." After sobering up, the country singer backtracked somewhat from his Hitler comparison, claiming his comments were "misunderstood."
It's rumored Madonna will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Famed TV pitchman Don Lapre was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide. Lapre had been charged with 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, and promotional money laundering with his company, "The Greatest Vitamin in the World." Had he been convicted on all counts he couldn't been sentenced to up to 1025 years in jail.
Rob Kardashian is the latest celebrity to lose weight thanks to Dancing With the Stars. The weight hasn't been coming off for Chaz Bono, and he might not get the chance to shed some pounds as the transgender son of Cher had the lowest scores in Week 3 of the show.
More than 600,000 people showed up to see Kate Middleton's dress while it was on display at Buckingham Palace, shattering the previous palace record of 420,000 visitors that was set in 1994 after the palace was opened to the public.
Finally, Olivia Wilde is officially back on the market now that her divorce from Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli is final. Posted 10.04.11 by reelz
After receiving Academy Award nominations for both The Hurt Locker and The Town, actor Jeremy Renner has been filling up his resume with high-profile roles in The Avengers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Bourne Legacy. Renner's most recent role will see him return to the world of bank robbery he explored in The Town.
Deadline reports that Renner is attached to star in King of Heists, which the actor will also produce. Based on author J. North Conway non-fiction book of the same name, Renner will play architect George Leslie, who led a double life as a thief, assembling a crew of New York City's finest criminals and executing a number of heists — the most infamous being the one that netted nearly $3 million in cash and securities from the Manhattan Savings Institution in 1878.
Up-and-coming screenwriter Will Staples will adapt the script for the as-yet-unattached director. With King of Heists in early development, expect Renner to fit in a few more roles before the movie steps before cameras. more casting news >> Posted 09.21.11 by Ryan