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Did you know that NBC will present a Live version of The Sound Of Music tonight? Of course you did, because it’s inescapable. For months, we’ve been teased, and it’s impossible to search anywhere on the internet today without seeing “Watch Carrie On The Sound Of Music Tonight!” (and trust me, that’s the last thing I want to see pop up while I’m reading Tom Daley/Matthew Mitcham slash.)
As far as “Watching Carrie on The Sound Of Music tonight!”, as much as I like Carrie Underwood, the only way I’ll watch is if they guarantee one of the following: A child frozen solid with stage fright, a wardrobe malfunction, flop sweat, flubbed lines, hiccups while singing, or at the very least, how they handle this.
Barring all that, I can’t help think that it might be more entertaining if they asked other famous Carries to do cameos. »
The rumour started after reader Darryl J Wilson posted on Jedi News' Facebook page that the 39-year-old singer, who had lived with Fisher for some time, confirmed that she would be reprising her role in Ep 7.
Wilson also pointed out that Blunt, like Fisher is a well-known prankster, Metro.co.uk reported.
Earlier, Blunt had revealed to Yahoo Music that he struck up his unlikely friendship with Fisher years ago after meeting her in a restaurant in London. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
Lucasfilm has launched the official Star Wars Instagram account, which in the coming months and years ahead leading up to the premiere of Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, will be used to share photos from deep inside the production. From props, to wardrobe, to the SFX team, to the actors on set, Star Wars Instagram promises to deliver front door service. But first, since pre-production is still starting up and director J.J. Abrams is just now finding his sea legs in bringing the next thrilling chapter in this sci-fi saga to the big screen, we get Darth Vader sharing his first ever Selfie as he storms Tantive IV in search of stolen Death Star plans. Other photos so far include a behind-the-scenes shot from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and David Prowse as Darth Vader during their epic light saber battle. »
An inside source for JediNews has dropped their latest report from production on "Star Wars: Episode VII".
The most promising new factoid? That we'll see a famous location mentioned numerous times, but one that hasn't been realised on screen before:
"One small hint: Star Wars The Old Republic has added a planet that has long been mentioned but never seen on film."
The likeliest candidate to fit the description is the ancient Sith home world of Korriban. Their source also spoke about casting:
"Just this past two weeks I have heard the names of Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena and Taissa Farmiga all linked with roles - all exceptionally talented actresses. Whether any of them are cast is still unknown, but if you consider the quality of the people they are looking at - you can see the quality of the effort."
He also touched upon the return of Mark Hamill, »
- Garth Franklin
Take a look at what a source known as "Jedi Master Sql" had to say.
"There is an exceptional level of work going into finding the right cast for the new films. Not only is the effort going further than any film in the history of the industry, but the real thought is going into the mix of the group and how they will look, interact and fit together. Every week I hear more amazing actors linked with the roles, and I feel that we will have an incredible cast when all is said and done. Just this past two weeks I have heard the names of Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena and Taissa Farmiga all linked with roles - all exceptionally talented actresses. »
Disney’s announcement last fall that they had acquired Lucasfilm and all of its intellectual properties was coupled with the exciting revelation that the Star Wars saga would continue in summer 2015 with Star Wars: Episode VII. J.J. Abrams was tapped to direct the project which was since been slightly delayed to December 18th, 2015.
Abrams is currently re-working the Episode 7 script by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) with the help of Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) while also hosting auditions for any and every actor you can think of. No official casting confirmations on the talent front have been made by Lucasilm or its parent company, but multiple reports put the big three (Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill) ...
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- Rob Keyes
Hannah and Her Sisters is the definitive Thanksgiving movie, full stop. Why? Well, there’s a lot of Thanksgiving in it. But also, like your family, the one in this movie doesn’t know it’s unbearable, funny, sad, weird as hell, and perfect. It will fuel you with essential patience through Thursday’s festivities, even when your Uncle Werner begins with his conservative rants about Jennifer Lawrence‘s new haircut. She just likes it that way, Uncle Werner! Don’t be on the wrong side of history!
New viewers of Hannah and Her Sisters will find it’s much different than recent Woody Allen movies, which are streamlined, plot-driven efforts. Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine almost feel like elongated short films, but Hannah and Her Sisters dishes plenty of comedy, wordy-ass arguing, despair, and a lot of contemplative moments featuring none of the above. Woody Allen’s character »
- Louis Virtel
Director J.J. Abrams reveals that the new date has put the project in a much better situation, creatively.
"I will say that it is an infinitely better situation now than when they were saying they wanted it in the summer. Before I even came onto the project, before I was brought on, they were talking about 2015 and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand, and I understand why they'd want that, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where anyone was creatively. So I think that it's a hugely important thing that that comes first, and that a release date is great, but you have to release something great. »
It's that time of year -- the radio stations are switching to Christmas music and the television channels are whipping out old and new holiday specials, concerts, movies and other fun treats. The Hallmark Channel is no exception, showing 'round-the-clock Christmas movies and specials until Dec. 25 -- less than a month away!
The ones on tap for Monday, Nov. 26 include:
"Matchmaker Santa" (6 p.m. Et): A young baker (Lacey Chabert) discovers love while stranded at Christmastime. Also starring "Brady Bunch" mom Florence Henderson and "Cheers" mailman John Ratzenberger. »
While we await any official confirmation on Star Wars: Episode VII casting, a new report reveals producers are now seeking an actor in his 40s to play a military officer, a role which has been compared to Matt Damon's character in Elysium. This new character was added during the well-publicized rewrite of the screenplay by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.
It's possible that this is the role Jason Flemyng was reading for, after the 47-year-old British actor confirmed his audition for the sequel last week.
The production, which is holding casting sessions in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, is also seeking female actors between 17 and 18 years of age to play a "tough cookie" character named Stacy, and male actors between 19 and 23 to play the funny and charismatic Thomas. Its highly unlikely that these are the actual names of the new characters.
Here's what U.K. casting agent »
Many fans have been hoping that the new trilogy of Star Wars movies would finally deliver on the epic movies they have envisioned since Return Of The Jedi. With J.J. Abrams at the helm, you can assuredly expect the film to be reverent towards the Original Trilogy, especially if Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford all return for another round of space opera. But, will the new films harken to the same B-movie inspiration as the prequels did or will we be getting a darker, more »
- Alex Maidy
Open auditions for two roles in Star Wars Episode VII have been held in London and Dublin this weekend.
Disney producers are looking for undiscovered talent to fill two major roles for the upcoming instalment of the sci-fi series.
They are looking to cast a "beautiful, smart and athletic" 17 to 18-year-old woman to play Rachel and a "handsome, smart and athletic" 19 to 23-year-old man to play Thomas.
Thousands of hopefuls turned out to audition at London's Twickenham Stadium and Dublin's Croke Park over the weekend (November 23 and 24).
Open auditions in Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol were held earlier this month.
UK casting agent Kate Bone told the BBC: "We are doing this to find someone who might not have necessarily gone to drama school. They don't have to have acting experience - just the right look and then we can see if there's any talent there.
"We don't want to leave any stone unturned, »
'Pint of Stella and a Star Wars script! That's me sorted till five,' actor writes, in seeming follow-up to interview gaffe last year
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Jason Flemyng has become the latest British actor to confirm an audition for the new Star Wars film after posting a snap of what appears to be his copy of the script on Instagram.
The famously loose-lipped Londoner accompanied the photograph, since removed, with the words: "Pint of Stella and Star Wars script! That's me sorted till 5!"
Flemyng, 47, was believed to have been in line for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII during a period when his regular collaborator Matthew Vaughn was being considered for the director's seat. Star Trek's Jj Abrams was eventually handed the high-profile job of reviving the classic space opera, but Flemyng looks like he's still in the running for a part. Or at least probably was, »
- Ben Child
We know that casting is in full swing for Star Wars: Episode VII, but with a January production start looming, we still aren't any closer to finding out who is starring in this highly-anticipated adventure. Earlier today, British actor Jason Flemyng posted a photo to his Instagram account that features in illegible page from the actual screenplay. Take a look at the photo, along with his comments confirming that he is auditioning for an unspecified role.
"Pint of Stella and " Star Wars" script! That's me sorted till 5! Let me clarify!!! Audition!!!"
Back in late October, we reported that director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over the screenwriting duties from Michael Arndt. It isn't known if the new writers have completed a draft yet, or if actors are auditioning from Michael Arndt's initial draft.
A long time ago (July) in a galaxy centered in Los Angeles a very naughty robot tweeted a photo of some stacked scripts, all printed with dark ink on red paper so they cannot be easily photocopied.
Hot off the presses. Can you guess what’s behind the cover?
Hot off the presses. Can you guess what’s behind the cover? #FoundAtBR#MysteryScriptpic.twitter.com/VFvoxedpqC
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) July 17, 2013
This is a trick that prevents from mass copying, but not mass photography – but Hey! Hollywood is still figuring out digital distribution and theoretically everyone who gets one of these scripts is trustworthy enough not to photograph it…
Luckily, Instagram wasn’t made for this, so the slight blur happens to stop all investigation into reading it. »
Do you trust Samuel L. Jackson? The actor appeared on David Letterman last night and during the now regular grilling concerning the Star Wars franchise, Jackson revealed that he spoke to Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, who told him that J.J. Abrams was yet to contact him about reprising the role for 2015's hotly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
This is one of many rumours surrounding the return of the original cast, with Hamill said to have been contacted before Abrams was even announced as director (in fact George Lucas reportedly met with both Hamill and Carrie Fisher prior to selling Lucasfilm to Disney).
Should Hamill not return, this may be a result of the recent change in scriptwriting duties with Michael Arndt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) replaced by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Perhaps Skywalker has died in the years following Jedi? »
- Gary Collinson
Droid character to be constructed by builders spotted by film-makers at fan convention
• Star Wars Episode VII auditions: seven tips for surefire success
• Star Wars Episode VII pushed back to Christmas 2015
Series veteran R2D2 has become the first character to be officially confirmed for the new Star Wars film.
Disney confirmed yesterday that the diminutive droid, who appeared in the very first scenes of 1977's Star Wars and has been seen in five subsequent live action movies, would be returning for Jj Abrams' film. R2D2 had earlier been seen in a production still for the movie from the writer-director's production company Bad Robot.
The studio also revealed that it had hired specialist British Star Wars fan droid builders Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples to work on Episode VII. The pair, who can be seen with R2D2, Abrams and LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy in the still, were »
- Ben Child
Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg ‘Maps to the Stars’ gets German distribution, Toronto screening Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars has found a German distributor. Screen Daily reports that Christian Meinke’s Mfa+ has acquired the rights to the David Cronenberg-directed Hollywood satire at the American Film Market, recently held in Santa Monica. Mfa+ also picked up Vincent Grashaw’s feature debut Coldwater and Tobias Lindholm’s Danish thriller A Hijacking / Kapringen, which has a similar premise to that of the Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks hit Captain Phillips. (Photo: Robert Pattinson on the set of Maps to the Stars.) In Map to the Stars, John Cusack (replacing Viggo Mortensen) plays a Los Angeles analyst and self-help guru whose wife (Olivia Williams) is immersed in the career of their teen star son (Evan Bird), fresh off of rehab. Their daughter (Mia Wasikowska »
- Andre Soares
Update: Variety confirms that R2-D2 will appear in Star Wars: Episode VII, and he will be created and controlled by a pair of Star Wars fans -- Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, pictured in the tweeted shot from Bad Robot, who are members of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club -- that were hired after impressing Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy this past summer in Germany, and had worked on Star Wars-themed commercials in the U.K.
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Abram's Bad Robot tweeted a picture earlier today, Nov. 15, of the acclaimed director and his crew standing around the iconic R2D2 during pre-production.
The first behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit Twitter last Thursday, featuring director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a certain blue and white astromech droid - who StarWars.com can now confirm will indeed be in the film. But who are the two men standing behind Artoo, looking very protective of the "overweight glob of grease"?
Meet Lee Towersey and no_person|Oliver Steeples}, Star Wars fans and members of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club. They create fully functioning, film-accurate astromech droids like the R2-D2 seen in the photo, and they're officially part of the Creature Effects team for Star Wars: Episode VII. They didn't apply for their jobs, but still had what is probably the best reference one could hope for.
Says Steeples, who finished his first R2-D2 in 2007, after 10 years of collecting parts and researching:
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