And you thought your family was weird.
There are those that might think that a movie titled Stoker might be a biopic about Dracula author Bram Stoker, but such is not the case with the upcoming horror thriller. Instead, Stoker centers on young India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska), who, after the death of her father, lives with her emotionally-distraught mother (Nicole Kidman). When her uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) arrives to live with them, India becomes obsessed with her eccentric relative, who has eyes for her mother and deadly tendencies for anyone that gets in his way.trailers for the whole family
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Since coming to worldwide attention in last year's Alice in Wonderland, Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has been up for a variety of roles, including the lead role in American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Amazing Spider-Man, but didn't end up landing the roles.
According to Twitch, the latest part that Wasikowska could land in the female lead role in director Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, which is being offered to the actress. The role was originally offered to Rooney Mara, ironically, the actress that eventually won the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo role over Wasikowska, but turned down the role in October. Eva Green first cast in 300; new recruit for Ender's Game >> Posted 12.20.11 by Ryan
To celebrate the great cinematic performers of 2011, The New York Times has put together a spectacular video gallery called "Touch of Evil" that features thirteen of this year's hottest actors and actresses portraying thirteen iconic "Vamps, Crooks and Killers" from throughout cinema history. see the images and watch the videos >> Posted 12.08.11 by BrentJS
Leave it to director Gus Van Sant to make a love story about death.
Van Sant's last movie, the 2008 biopic Milk, followed the life of San Francisco's openly-gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the rise and unfortunate fall of his life and career. The movie earned Van Sant an Academy Award nomination for his direction, and won Sean Penn his second Oscar for his work in the title role. His latest directorial effort is Restless, returns Van Sant to his more indie roots, with another intimate, character-driven story about love and death.
Written by actor-turned-screenwriter Jason Lew, Restless is about the terminally ill Annabel (Mia Wasikowska) who falls for a morose Enoch (newcomer Henry Hopper, son of the late Dennis Hopper), whose best friend is the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot (Ryo Kase). It all makes sense in the latest trailer for the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. van sant describes the movie as "delicate" >> Posted 07.08.11 by Ryan
Emma Stone could be taking on the zombie hordes again.
THR reports that the Zombieland actress has been offered the lead role of Elizabeth Bennett in Liongate's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. If Stone accepts the role, she would be the first actor to join the movie. According to the report, producers "flirted" with Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Anne Hathaway, but nothing ever happened.
Craig Gillespie was hired to direct the movie in April, after both original writer-director David O. Russell and his replacement, Mike White, dropped out of the project. Gillespie inherited Russell's reportedly great script, though the director had screenwriter Marti Noxon, who wrote Gillespie's upcoming Fright Night remake, do a rewrite.
Natalie Portman, who was originally attached to the Bennett role, is producing the movie, which was based on the best-selling mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen). Posted 06.23.11 by Ryan
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is one of those enduring stories that never seems to leave the public eye. Whether one is forced to read the novel in high school or see the countless feature-length adaptations, Jane Eyre is either going to play on your television, in a local theater, or end up in your backpack sometime soon.
The latest adaptation has a lot going for it. Directed by Sin Nombre's Cary Fukunaga, the movie stars two up-and-coming actors in the lead roles: Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) as the title character, and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) as Jane's employer, Mr. Rochester. Fukunaga has promised a "darker" adaptation of the bleak novel, something that Fassbender told The Onion is part of the story's lasting appeal.
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I like that the characters are ugly and they’re beautiful and they’re cruel and they’re nurturing. There’s so much complexity to the characters, they’re so well-written, and I find that interesting. There’s ambiguity within the characters, and that’s what really attracted me to it, to the performance.
2011 is looking to be a big year for actor Michael Fassbender.
After capturing attention for his work in 2009's Inglourious Basterds, Fassbender was cast as Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre, Magneto in X-Men: First Class, and was recently cast in Ridley Scott's upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus. Fassbender told Moviefone that he doesn't see 2011 as his "breakout year."
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I don't really think like that, to be honest. I just try to get the jobs, and then I try to do them properly, and then all the other stuff kind of happens one way another — or not. I don't really think about that, to be honest.
Whether its zombies or vampires, the undead are fast-becoming permanent staples in television and movies. Zombie godfather George Romero is still knocking out low-budget, zombie movies like last year's Survival of the Dead, and AMC's The Walking Dead TV show also subscribed to Romero's classic, shambling zombies and scored a hit that had larger ratings than network mainstay Mad Men.
Meanwhile, zombies scored big at the box office with more athletic versions of zombies featured in 2009's Zombieland and (the few times they showed up) in 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife. Even Europe has jumped into the zombie craze with the Norwegian Nazi zombie flick Dead Snow, the French zombie/mobster hybrid The Horde and Spain's zombie/demons featured in [Rec] and [Rec] 2. With everyone looking for the next great zombie movie, producers are scouring all of popular culture for the next, great zombie movie. video game trailer seen by millions >> Posted 03.01.11 by Ryan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
His Swingers days seem like a lifetime — and three chins — ago as Vince Vaughn and wife Kyla Weber had a baby girl last weekend. It's the first child for the couple, who married in January.
Still money is 52-year-old soap star Lorenzo Lamas, who's announced April 2011 wedding plans with 23-year-old Shawna Craig, a dead-ringer for Salma Hayek.
E! Online has released its Top 10 Mug Shots of 2010. Two of the more impressive entrants — Snooki and Randy Quaid — should cry foul as Lindsay Lohan has an unfair advantage with two entries.
It's no surprise Leonardo DiCaprio was 2010's top-grossing actor (with roles in Inception and Shutter Island), but you'd never guess Mia Wasikowska is #2. Alice in Wonderland and The Kids are All Right earned over $1B worldwide.
The Hollywood Boxing Organization, which has sponsored bouts involving Jose Canseco, Michael Lohan, and The Partridge Family's Danny Bonaduce, is offering $1M to movie fighters Will Smith (Ali) and Mark Wahlberg to fight in a charity boxing match in February. While Smith has both a height and reach advantage, the smart money is on Wahlberg, who actually boxed in The Fighter. Posted 12.21.10 by reelz
A trailer for a new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre has debuted online and promises a "bold new vision" of the classic story. Director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) explained to Movieline in March how he planned to make his version of Jane Eyre different from previous adaptations.
I’m a stickler for raw authenticity, so I’ve spent a lot of time rereading the book and trying to feel out what Charlotte Brontë was feeling when she was writing it. That sort of spookiness that plagues the entire story... there’s been something like 24 adaptations, and it’s very rare that you see those sorts of darker sides. They treat it like it’s just a period romance, and I think it’s much more than that. It’s all about tension and creating that sense of horror underneath.
Fukunaga's version stars Mia Wasikowska as the title character, whose work as a governess brings her to romance and tragedy. Michael Fassbender plays Jane's employer, Mr. Rochester, while Judi Dench plays Mrs. Fairfax, Imogen Poots as Blanche Ingram, and Jamie Bell as St. John. Watch the trailer >> Posted 11.10.10 by Ryan