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The Hollywood Reporter reveals that young actor Thomas Robinson (The Switch) has joined the cast of Brad Bird's top-secret Tomorrowland. We know very little about what role he will play in the movie, but it is described by insiders as being a "pivotal" one. Robinson joins George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy and Hugh Laurie in the movie which is scheduled for release on December 19th, 2014. In other news, the cast of Transcendence - which already includes an amazing lineup of actors such as Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cole Hauser, Kate Mara and Cillian Murphy - has added Warm Bodies actor Cory Hardrict to that list. According to the site, he will play a, "member of an anti-technology organization known as the Rift Unit." Transcendece is currently pencilled in for release on April 25th, 2014. »
The story revolves around mob boss Whitey Bulger, a ruthless Boston kingpin who inspired movie characters such as the one Jack Nicholson played in The Departed and the one Pete Postlethwaite played in The Town. The movie is based on the 2001 Dick Lehr/Gerald O’Neill New York Times bestseller Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob.
Bulger was also an FBI informant so he could help discreetly take down a rival gang. In the end, the tables were turned on him, and he was double crossed and prosecuted by the Feds, along with his partner in crime and the original FBI agent working with him. Edgerton will play John Connolly, the "FBI agent and childhood »
- Joey Paur
Emily Blunt (Looper) has been cast in Disney's big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Into the Woods. It was recently announced that Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are in discussions to join the film which also stars Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.
The movie will be directed Rob Marshall, and the story follows "a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk’s Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, and other classic fairy tale characters."
Blunt is set to play the baker’s wife in the story, which it the female lead. Streep is playing the vain and charismatic Witch, while Depp is going to play "a hungry and sexy variation of a fairy tale wolf." If Gyllenhaal and »
- Joey Paur
Johnny Depp was already a pretty unique guy. And now he can further boast that he's the only actor to have an obscure, extinct creature that lived half a billion years named after him. A 505-million-year-old fossil discovered recently has been named Kooteninchela deppi because of its scissor-like claws, which reminded the scientist who discovered it of Depp's character from the 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands. "When I first saw the pair of isolated claws in the fossil records of this species, I could not help but think of Edward Scissorhands," the scientist, David Legg, said on the website of London's Imperial »
- Tim Nudd
The 49-year-old actor, who has two children with former girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, is said to be head-over-heels in love with his 'Rum Diaries' co-star and has even mentioned marriage, Contactmusic reported.
A source told America's Ok! Magazine that Depp plans to spend the rest of his life with the blonde beauty.
The insider asserted that things are very serious between the couple and he's told her that he wants to get married which is obviously a shock to anyone who knows the star.
The 27-year-old actress is apparently. »
- Ketali Mehta
Johnny Depp has told Amber Heard she is his soul mate. The 49-year-old actor - who has children Lily-Rose, 13 and Jack, 11, with former partner Vanessa Paradis - is said to be head-over-heels in love with his 'Rum Diaries' co-star and has even mentioned marriage. A source said: 'Johnny is totally head over heels. He says that she is his soul mate and he plans to spend the rest of his life with her. 'Things are very serious between these two. He's told her that he wants to get married which is obviously a shock to anyone who knows Johnny.' After Johnny mentioned marriage, Amber, 27, is keen to start a family of her own with the hunky star. »
Wow, "Into the Woods" is becoming a star-studded affair! We all know Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are joining the big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical from director Rob Marshall ("Chicago"). And then we heard that Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal were in serious talks to join the cast as a pair of self-obsessed princes.
Now, we're hearing from Variety that Emily Blunt is also in serious talks to star as the Baker's wife. It's a lead role as the play focuses on the Baker and his wife as they go into the woods in search of the witch (Streep, I'm sure, will be fantastic!).
James Lapine wrote the script based on his book from the musical. No production date set yet, but my oh my, with a cast like this, I can't wait! »
• Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
What is Casting Couch? It’s tying a nice bow on this work week with casting news concerning lovely ladies like Michelle Yeoh, Olga Kurylenko, and Chloe Moretz. Oh yeah, and there’s some stuff about some dudes in there too. The upcoming adaptation of the Steven Sondheim musical Into the Woods that Rob Marshall has been putting together for Disney hasn’t been too secretive about its casting process. James Corden is rumored to be on board as the film’s lead, the Baker, we know for sure that mega-stars Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are signed for sizzle roles as the wolf and the witch, and we even recently learned that Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are close to landing the roles of a couple of bumbling princes. But the one key ingredient that’s always been missing is who’s going to play the female lead, the Baker’s wife. Until »
- Nathan Adams
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Blunt is nearing a deal to join the film as the Baker's Wife, a woman who is unable to have children due to spell put on her by a sorceress, played by Meryl Streep.
The Baker's Wife is one of the female leads of the musical. Joanna Gleason won a Tony for Best Actress when she debuted the part on Broadway in 1987. The tole has also been played by Imelda Staunton ("Harry Potter's" Dolores Umbridge), in the London production, and Amy Adams for Shakespeare in the Park in 2012.
Exclusive: John Lesher‘s Le Grisbi Productions is teamed with Dcm Productions on The Kings Of Rome, a script that will be written by Don MacPherson. The writer penned the upcoming BBC mini Fleming, detailing the exploits of James Bond creator Ian Fleming during WWII. The drama is about an American investigator sent to Rome to collect a debt. There, he gets sucked into a Dantean underworld of corruption, sex and murder that reaches to the highest echelons of the Vatican. It’s the second pic Lesher is doing with Dcm; they are teamed on Harmony Korine’s untitled followup to Spring Breakers. Dcm is a Berlin-based production company which co-financed and produced the Dustin Hoffman-directed Quartet, and the Best Foreign Language nominee Kon-Tiki. Lesher’s currently in New York shooting the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed comedy Birdman, and the Guillaume Canet-directed Blood Ties, which is premiering here in Cannes. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The film follows a Baker (James Corden) and his wife, who try to lift a curse put on their family by an evil witch. The couple travel into the woods to confront the witch and demand that she undo the spell cast on them. During their journey, they run into a group of classic fairy tale characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Johnny Depp is playing the wolf alongside Meryl Streep, who will be portraying the evil witch. Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are teaming up to play self absorbed princes of Cinderella and Rapunzel. Emily Blunt will be taking the role of the baker's wife with Christine Baranski portraying Cinderella's mean-spirited stepmother.
Update: Emily Blunt has nabbed the lead female role of the Baker's Wife in Broadway musical choreographer-turned-director Rob Marshall's ("Chicago") screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece "Into the Woods." She joins a knockout cast of Meryl Streep, who will play the Witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine as two princes and James Cordon ("One Man Two Guvnors") as the Baker. In "Into the Woods," the evil witch (Streep in the film) casts a spell on an unfortunate baker and his wife; they want a child, so they venture into the woods to try and find the witch. The only danger here is for Marshall's film version is that he's a big-spender; the period movie is starting to look expensive. David Krane (“Chicago,” “Nine”) is writing original music for the film, while James Lapine has adapted his book for the musical. Marshall’s producer »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
When it comes to hobbies, different people enjoy collecting different things. Some people are really into coins, while others collect comic books. Your little cousin Eddie might be into Pokemon cards, while your Grandma Ethel might enjoy stamps. In the world of collecting, there's something for everyone.
And Disney? Well, as Variety is reporting, Disney is putting together an unmatched collection of superstars for their upcoming fable "Into the Woods" — and Emily Blunt is their latest mega-acquisition.
Move over, Honus Wagner.
"Into the Woods," you may recall, is the upcoming high profile adaptation of the popular 1987 Stephen Sondheim stage musical of the same name. Set to be directed by Rob Marshall (who won a raft of Oscars for his earlier Broadway adaptation, 2002's "Chicago"), "Into the Woods" tells the story of a couple — a baker and his wife — who head into an enchanted forest in order to have a curse »
- Scott Harris
With Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine recently entering talks to play two cocky princes in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, a couple more female cast members are entering the mix now. "The Good Wife" star Christine Baranski and Emily Blunt are both in talks for roles in the story which follows a childless baker (Johnny Depp) and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) who cast the spell keeping them from having children. Along the way, they meet characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and others. More below! The Wrap reports Blunt would play Depp's wife in the film while Baranski is likely taking the role of Cinderella's wicked step-mother. When there was a script reading for the film last October, that's the role she stepped in for at the time. »
- Ethan Anderton
Should her negotiations go smoothly, Blunt would join Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Tony winner James Corden and, perhaps, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine in the film. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Gyllenhaal and Pine were circling roles in the film. (Funny how development news and movie releases go together: Pine was attached to both "Into the Woods" and "Z for Zachariah" during the same week "Star Trek Into Darkness" hit theaters. It's almost like they planned this!)
Back to Blunt, however, who has no such film releases to worry about this week: Per Variety, which broke the news of her involvement, Blunt would play the Baker's Wife in the film. It's a lead role, as "Into The Woods" focuses on the Baker and the Baker's Wife, »
- The Huffington Post
We recently learned that Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are circling the princely roles of Cinderella and Rapunzel’s self-absorbed love interests in Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods. Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are already on board for Rob Marshall’s darkly comic mash-up of classic fairy tales. Sources have told The Wrap now that British actress Emily Blunt is in final talks to join the cast as well as Christine Baranski; James Corden has been rumored for the male lead, but has not officially been cast. The Looper star Blunt will reportedly play ‘the pivotal role of the Baker’s Wife, a woman »
- Nick Martin
There’s been a lot of rumours flying about this week concerning Rob Marshall’s next musical, Into The Woods. Earlier this week it was revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine were in talks to join. You can add Emily Blunt and Christine Baranski to the list of actors currently in the running to go Into The Woods.
Based on the Broadway musical, Into The Woods mashes up fairy tale icons, black comedy and a sha-heet ton of singing. Well, it is a musical. The story revolves around a baker and his wife who embark on a journey into the woods to lift a curse an evil witch cast upon their family. Nothing in these sorts of tales ever goes smoothly, so along the way they’ll encounter fairy tale faves Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and The Big Bad Wolf.
Should Blunt and Baranski’s final negotiations go through, »
- Gem Seddon
Blunt will appear opposite Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland), Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Christine Baranski (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), James Cordon (The History Boys), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Jarhead) in the big screen version of the original Steven Sondheim musical.
Into the Woods centres on a witch who conspires to teach various characters of popular children’s stories – including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel - an important lesson.
Blunt will next be seen opposite Tom Cruise in All You Need is Kill.
The post Emily Blunt Joins Disney’s Musical Into the Woods appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Jamie Neish
The tale centres around a couple who venture into the dark woods to confront a witch (Streep) who has cursed their family.
Blunt is in line for the female lead, while Baranski will take on the role of Cinderella's stepmother.
Baranski worked with Marshall on his 2002 adaptation of another musical, Chicago. She is said to be working out a potential scheduling conflict with The Good Wife. »
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