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Selena Gomez fought hard for a part in upcoming jail drama Spring Breakers because she was desperate to tackle a "very dark and very different" role. The clean-cut actress will co-star with Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts as college students who end up behind bars after committing a robbery in director Harmony Korine's next film. Gomez worked tirelessly to prepare for her audition with Korine, and took a flight across the country from Los Angeles to Tennessee to try out. She says, "I watched all of his films. I had to fight for that role because I flew to his house in Nashville and watched all his movies. I was like, 'I want to be in your movie' and he auditioned me for like an hour or two hours and it was awesome. Then I got the part so I am excited. "It is something that is very dark »
Washington, Dec 29: Selena Gomes has revealed that she had to fight hard for a part in upcoming the jail drama 'Spring Breakers' because she was desperate to tackle a "very dark and very different" role.
The 'A Year Without Rain' hitmaker worked tirelessly to prepare for her audition with Korine, and took a flight across the country from Los Angeles to Tennessee to try out.
"I watched all of his films. I had to fight for that role. »
- Amith Ostwal
Gomez worked tirelessly to prepare for her audition with Korine, and took a flight across the country from Los Angeles to Tennessee to try out.
She says, "I watched all of his films. I had to fight for that role because I flew to his house in Nashville and watched all his movies. I was like, 'I want to be in your movie' and he auditioned me for like an hour or two hours and it was awesome. Then I got the part so I am excited.
"It is something that is very dark and is very different and I am excited to be able to work with him. Of course, he is the person that is going to create all of this and he is going to help me and James Franco, Vanessa, Emma... They are all going to be so great to work against and the script is (great). People are going to be a little surprised."
The former Disney star admits she is not worried about her younger fans sneaking into theatres to see the movie since it will be an independent project.
She adds, "It will go to film festivals but it won't be so easy access to the younger audience. They can't go to the movies to watch that unless they went somewhere, so it won't be so much about that. It will be more for me just doing something that I am passionate about."
Production is due to start in early 2012. »
If you're a film nerd, you immediately recognize the name Janusz Kaminski. That's because as the director of photography on The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, War of the Worlds, Jerry Maguire, Saving Private Ryan, Munich, Schindler's List, Catch Me If You Can, and so many other great movies, Kaminski has clearly demonstrated that he's one of the best cinematographers in the world. So when I was offered the chance to interview him at the New York City press junket for director Steven Spielberg‘s fantastic new movie, War Horse, I jumped at the chance. During the interview he talked about how he picks his projects, if the location where a movie is being made influences him, his thoughts on film vs. digital, the difficulty of setting up a scene when a horse is a major character, and I tried to get him to talk about Lincoln. However, while he wouldn't say much on Lincoln, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The adorable Selena Gomez who wrapped up filming her Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place (The finale episode will air January 6 2012) is about to take her first step into adult roles by starring in the independent film Spring Breakers which will be directed by Harmony Korine who wrote 1995 controversial film Kids which the film dealt with drugs and sex amongst teens. Gomez told us this was a role she truly wanted and is excited to work with Harmony Korine.
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You might not expect it from the whimsical, episodic structure, or the convivial air promised by the retinue of famous and semi-famous faces, but Jonas Mekas’ Sleepless Nights Stories is downright creepy. Opening with an insomniac Mekas wandering about his new apartment at 4 am bemoaning a life packed away in cardboard boxes, it blossoms into a peripatetic nocturnal diary, told via chance meetings, literary references, and typewritten inter-titles, a collection of stories bound thematically by invocations of Dante, The Arabian Nights and Japanese haiku.
It’s a midnight ramble that, despite quotations from peaceful, naturist haikus by Bashō and Kobayashi Issa, has one foot in the demon-infested world of Japanese folk legends, where literal manifestations of doom creep at every turn. The film’s shadowy atmosphere, playing out in crowded bars, gallery openings and friends’ apartments, shifts from crepuscular to spooky because these encounters, through their stories, imagery or simply »
December can be perverse, especially in New York. Underneath the jingling bells, cinnamon, and pine, the promises and obligations to keep, there’s a pervasive anxiety about the dying light. Time flattens the remaining days like a steamroller as we frantically categorize our memories into lists of ten and wrap it all up in colored paper and ribbons. This can create a hectic, merry numbness that doesn’t subside until January’s hangover, when the cold is undeniable. Perhaps the timing is fortuitous, but I was thoroughly pleased and soothed by watching Jonas Mekas’ film Sleepless Nights Stories, a loose montage of gatherings between Mekas and his friends, inspired by his insomnia as well as the Arabian tales of One Thousand And One Nights. I hadn’t realized how immersed I »
- Susanna Locascio
One of the ways I pick films is by intuition and my spidey sense tingled when I read about this one. Made by the Zellner Brothers, who also incidentally live in Colorado like me, the story revolves around a rebellious girl who spends her time roaming the land, leaving destruction in her wake. While we don't have much other then a few indeterminate stills, there is a longer synopsis following. I'm hoping for something like Harmony Korine's Gummo. Kid-Thing is premiering in the Sundance Next program which caters to the more avant-garde, or if you like, experimental.
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 There's still no word on who'll be playing Éponine  in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, but the project has landed yet another well-known star to play her father. According to LondonNet , Sacha Baron Cohen is set to join Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Eddie Redmayne in the musical, in the role of the villainous inn owner Monsieur Thénardier. Helena Bonham Carter was said to be in talks  to play Thénardier's wife earlier this year, but it's not clear whether she's actually attached at this point. Cohen did a bit of singing in his last big-screen musical, Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and is slated to do still more as the lead of that Freddie Mercury biopic  from producer Graham King. In terms of non-singing roles, Cohen recently appeared in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, and already has three more movies scheduled to open next year -- The Dictator, »
- Angie Han
You're the star of a Disney Channel series, with a bit of a pop career on the side, and a boyfriend called Justin Bieber. So what's your next project? Why, a film by the director of Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Trash Humpers, of course. Selena Gomez has just joined Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. That sound you can hear is Uncle Walt spinning in his cryo-chamber.Spring Breakers does actually sound unusually mainstream for Korine, although given that his last film involved masked octogenarian tramps having sex with dustbins, it's all relative. This one's about four college girls cutting loose and funding their spring break by robbing a restaurant. When they're arrested and jailed, they then find themselves entangled with the drug-runner who bailed them out, and who wants them to whack his main competitor.James Franco is already attached to play the dope dealer, and Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts »
Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise dismiss a lawsuit and a rumour as 'par for the course' and 'ludicrous'
Celebrity gesture of the week? The shrug.
Angelina Jolie sported one as a lawsuit claiming her directorial debut was nicked from a Croatian journalist was filed, then Tom Cruise (aka Tom Cruise's People) took up the trend in response to rumours that crowds who greeted the Mission Impossible star's arrival in Mumbai were hired actors.
It became both rather well. "It's par for the course," said Jolie of Josip Knežević's claim that she had taken her story from his book, The Soul Shattering. "It happens on almost every film. There are many books and documentaries that I did pull from, but that particular book I've never seen." Jolie's film, In The Land of Blood and Honey, is set during the Bosnian war and sees a Serbian camp commander »
- Henry Barnes
Just yesterday, we got word from Deadline's Nancy Tartaglione that Sienna Miller and Toby Jones would be playing Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock in the BBC-hbo co-production, The Girl. Later that same day, the Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit broke the news that, after four years in development, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho "is in the process of being set up at Fox Searchlight. Anthony Hopkins, who is attached to play Hitchcock, and Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), who is directing, are making the move and are being joined by Helen Mirren, who will play the filmmaker's wife, Alma Reville."
The Playlist's Kevin Jagernauth: "The subject matter is great stuff for movie buffs. Psycho was a project that Paramount hated. Hitchcock was originally going to direct No Bail for the Judge with Audrey Hepburn but had to scrap those plans when the actress became pregnant. So he moved on to Psycho, »
The newest development in Selena Gomez’s career is by far the most insane. According to MTV, she’s going to be working with director Harmony Korine on his next film Spring Breakers. If you don’t know who Gomez is, she’s the sugary sweet teen idol best known either for coming out of the Disney factory of loud-talking and sassy tween actors or for dating a twelve-year-old kid named Justin Bieber. If you don’t know who Harmony Korine is, he’s the certifiable weirdo who’s responsible for directing movies like Gummo and Julian Donkey Boy, films that could be described as shock fodder at best, and pure exploitation at worst. Korine is always digging into the darkest facets of the human psyche and them gleefully shining a spotlight on the sick behavior that he finds. So, you know, this is pretty much a match made in heaven. Spring Breakers »
- Nathan Adams
Go Springbreaking with Selena Gomez
Get ready to see Selena Gomez as you have never seen her before. Child actress no more, the 19-year-old is totally “excited” about going edgy for upcoming film, Spring Breakers. Hey, we warned you it might happen.
Harmony Korine, maker of controversial picture, Kids, is at it again, this time with Spring Breakers, a film about four, college-age, gal pals who pull off a robbery together during Spring Break in Florida. He was hoping to add Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts to his cast list. According to Us Weekly, at least one young lady from that list has accepted.
When the girls wind up in jail, a slime ball portrayed by James Franco will bail them out, only to turn around and coerce them all to start working for him. Gomez seemed nothing but enthusiastic about getting the part. She seems neither intimidated, »
- Sasha Nova
Gomez, who will star alongside James Franco, Emma Roberts and Vanessa Hudgens in the Gummo director's new film, compared the role to her past work by saying it was "raw and more about acting". "It's a different kind of vibe than people are used to seeing me in," she told MTV.com. The 19-year-old actor, who has also developed a music career with her pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, came to prominence after starring in the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. She has previously stuck to wholesome family films like Monte Carlo and 2010's Ramona and Beezus, based on the popular children's book. »
- Henry Barnes
Rumors have been confirmed that teen pop star Selena Gomez has signed on to star in Spring Breakers, a new movie by dark avant-garde filmmaker Harmony Korine, alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Roberts and James Franco. Spring Breakers revolves around four female college students who rob a restaurant to pay for their spring break vacation, and [...]
- Nick Martin
The film centers on a group of female college students who rob a restaurant in order to fund their Spring Break vacation, eventually landing in jail and becoming involved with a drug dealer.
"It's a different character than I have ever played before," Selena Gomez told MTV. "It's a different kind of vibe than people are used to seeing me in. It's going to be raw and more about acting."
No production date has been set.
Spring Breakers comes to theaters in 2012. »
HollywoodNews.com: Selena Gomez is growing up these days, and now she is ready to show that off in a new, more mature film role.
Gomez has reportedly signed on for a role in Harmony Korin’s ‘Spring Breakers,’ states UsMagazine.com. Gomez will allegedly play a college student who robs a restaurant with friends to fund a spring break trip.
However, due to how events play out, the cast is reportedly bailed out of jail by a drug dealer who wants to put them to work.
“It’s a different character than I have ever played before,” Gomez commented about being excited about taking on the challenge.
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- Molly Sullivan
You'll probably recognize the music used in the trailer. It's similar to Punch Drunk Love. It's grasping at some serious sensory overload combined with the distinct feeling that something is about to go wrong. Labelled as a comedy, you won't find too many funny points but I'm betting this will be a winner. It's like a mixture of Harmony Korine and Paul Thomas Anderson.
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The film will revolve around a gang of girls who hold up a fast food restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation, and James Franco will play a drug dealer who bails them out of prison only to lure them into working for him.
And Gomez admits she can't wait to tackle a more serious role.
She tells MTV.com, "Right now we are wrapping up this year, and then beginning of next year I will be starting my new movie called Spring Breakers. I'm really, really excited about it.
"It's a different character than I have ever played before. It's a different kind of vibe I think than people are used to seeing me in. What you're going to see is more raw, I think. It's going to be raw and more about acting." »
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