She's not just a writer anymore. Heat vision reports that author Stephenie Meyer is producing the indie romantic comedy Austenland which is scheduled to start shooting this week in the U.K. This is the first time the Twilight novelist has produced a movie that she did not author.
The movie will star Keri Russell(Waitress), JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Bret McKenzie (HBO's Flight of the Conchords), and will be directed by Jerusha Hess, who wrote Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.
The movie is an adaptation of the novel by Shannon Hale. Though there isn't an official synopsis yet for the movie, there is one for the book. Read the synopsis >> Posted 07.06.11 by Mandy
Jason Bateman has pleaded patience in regards to the Arrested Development movie, based on the cult favorite sitcom, but MTV couldn't help but ask for an update at last weekend's Oscar ceremony. Bateman said that the new TV series that Arrested creator Mitchell Hurwitz is creating for Will Arnett will likely delay the start of production.
His show with Arnett has pushed it another few months. [Arrested is] still coming. We're hoping for the end of the year.
An Arrested Development movie has been in development for a few years now, with producer Ron Howard claiming that progress on the project was "looking good" at last year's Oscars.
As for those curious about Hurwitz's new show, Wilde Kingdom, it will feature Arnett as another brash and self-centered rich guy, not unlike his Arrested character GOB. Keri Russell will play his love interest. Posted 03.12.10 by Ryan
A casting notice including Green Lantern's love interest Carol Ferris was found in September, and it appears that Warner Brothers has narrowed its selection to five actresses. According to Latino Review, either Eva Green (Casino Royale), Keri Russell (Mission Impossible III), Jennifer Garner (Elektra), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), or Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) will play the part.
Our thoughts: Garner is certainly no stranger to comic book movie fans, but Elektra left a lot to be desired, while Russell provided the voice of Wonder Woman in the animated movie Warners and DC released this year. Kruger had a star-making turn in Basterds, while Lively seems ... largely out of place here. Green may have the upper hand considering that she worked with director Martin Campbell before on Casino Royale. Still, the casting will likely be contingent on how the ladies match up with Ryan Reynolds.
Which actress do you think should get the role? Leave us a comment below. Posted 12.22.09 by Ryan
Harrison Ford will star in and executive produce the first movie from CBS Films.
The movie -- which is scheduled for release in April 2010 -- is inspired by the true story of John and Aileen Crowley, whose two children were diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder in 1998 and given only a few years to live. The Crowleys sought the aid of Dr. Robert Stonehill, an unconventional scientist who eventually helped them find a cure. Ford will play Dr. Stonehill alongside Brendan Frasier and Keri Russell, who will portray the Crowleys.
Other CBS Films projects currently in the works include The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez and Beastly with Vanessa Hudgens. Posted 05.12.09 by reelz
To coincide with the release of Waitress and Mother's Day (It's this Sunday kids, so get those cards in the mail!) Fox Searchlight has cooked up a sweet little promotion at 100 theaters across the nation.
Moviegoers seeing Waitress at one of these theaters on Mother's Day will receive a free gift bag filled with beauty products and, you guessed it, frozen pie. No word yet on whether theaters will offer to heat up the pies for a popcorn alternative during the flick.
The full details of the promotion are available at Moviewithmom.com.
Waitress has been garnering very strong reviews worldwide, currently a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Our own Heather Huntington is also a fan, scoring Waitress and 8 out of 10. Posted 05.08.07 by reelz
The new indie drama Waitress arrives in theaters this week amidst rave reviews from critics across the country. Unfortunately, Waitress writer/director Adrienne Shelly never got a chance to enjoy the film's success, as she was murdered in her New York apartment last year.
In conjunction with the premiere of Waitress, The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of the slain writer/director/actor, has partnered with CharityFolks.com to auction one-of-a-kind aprons decorated, designed and autographed by stars such as Keri Russell, Cheryl Hines and more.
Check out Reelz.com's Waitress page to read Heather Huntington's review of the movie and see her interviews with its stars. Posted 05.03.07 by reelz