1-20 of 54 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
London — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed the names of the international jury, which is presided over by Darren Aronofsky, as previously announced. The international jury decides who receives the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the Berlinale competition.
The other members of the jury will be “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, “Rush” actor Daniel Bruhl, “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, “Hannibal” producer Martha De Laurentiis, “The Milk of Sorrow” director Claudia Llosa, and “Amelie” actress Audrey Tautou.
Weiner is the creator, executive producer and writer of television series “Mad Men,” whose seventh and last season is running in the U.S. To date, he has received nine Emmys, two Baftas, three Golden Globes and numerous WGA awards. As a director, he has been nominated twice by the DGA for his work behind the camera. “Are You Here,” starring Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, marks his feature film debut as a writer, »
- Leo Barraclough
Belle’s name means beauty, but she often stands out in town because she loves to read. She’s innocent, bubbly, kind, friendly, curious, and she can’t stand that arrogant clod Gaston! Beauty And The Beast, the 1990 Disney musical that was the first animated film to receive a best picture nomination, went to Broadway (with some extra tunes) and was a big hit there. Now the story is going back to the big screen and we have the scoop on who will be playing Belle. It’s none other than Hermione Granger herself! Actress Emma Watson who has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty And The Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year. This is exciting news! Stay tuned here at We Are Movie »
- Tom Stockman
Disney is pursuing the idea of adapting their old classic cartoons into live-action films (Cinderella is hitting later this year), and their next endeavor will bring Beauty and the Beast to life. Today thye've announced that Emma Watson, best known from the Harry Potter franchise, will portray the new version of Belle (the "beauty") in the upcoming film.
If you were looking for more details, then you'll be a little disappointed as that's about all the information Disney is willing to part with for the moment. The film is directed by Bill Condon and filming is set to begin later this year. Obviously there's still the casting of the Beast we have to wait for, but for now, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Emma Watson will be wearing an iconic yellow dress soon!
The actress has been cast as the role of Belle in the Disney live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Production will begin later this year on the Bill Condon-directed film — yes, the same director as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. And Emma's reaction to the news is predictably adorable and awesome:
Post by Emma Watson.
"I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!" she wrote on her Facebook. "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling - heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it. Emma xx"
And she should be excited because she is absolutely perfect »
You might recall that, back in 2011, Emma Watson was circling the role of Belle in a Warner Bros.-backed, Guillermo del Toro-produced version of Beauty And The Beast. That didn’t make it out of development, but she’ll still get her shot at the story, as Disney has landed her services for its own take on the fairy tale.As part of the Mouse House's continued attempt to turn its cartoon catalogue into live action films, Beauty And The Beast joins the likes of Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book on the list of reimagined fantasies. Dreamgirls director Bill Condon is the man to call the shots, working from a script by Stephen Chbosky, who rewrote a draft by Evan Spiliotopoulos. And like some grinning fairy godfather, del Toro apparently gave his blessing for Disney to poach his Belle.Watson confirmed the news herself on Facebook with an »
Hermione Granger and Emma Watson go hand in hand, and they'll be associated together for generations to come, but now the former Harry Potter starlet is set to embody another iconic character. The Wrap has revealed Watson has been cast in a new, live-action rendition of Beauty and the Beast for Disney. Naturally, she'll be playing the beauty side of the title. And apparently it's always been a dream role of Watson, as she took to Facebook to share her excitement with fans: Bill Condon of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn fame will be directing the new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The most recent pass on the script was written by Stephen Chobsky, who wrote and directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson. This is actually...
- Peter Hall
"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson is officially set to play Belle in Bill Condon's upcoming live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" for Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. Filming begins later this year.
Watson had been attached to Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of the story at Warner Bros. Pictures until that project stalled last year. Del Toro apparently gave Watson his blessing for her to jump to the Disney version, which boasts a script by Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower").
Watson revealed the news herself in a Facebook posting which you can see below:
Post by Emma Watson. »
- Garth Franklin
Emma Watson just landed a magical new gig!The "Harry Potter" alum has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of "Beauty and the Beast" from director Bill Condon. "I'm finally able to tell you ... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'!" the actress wrote on Facebook soon after the news broke. "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There.'""My 6-year-old self is on the ceiling -- heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons," she added. "I can't wait for you to see it." The script was written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed the 24-year-old beauty in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." Watson had previously been attached to star in Guillermo del Toro’s "Beauty," which the »
- tooFab Staff
Despite still being best known for starring in the Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson has delivered a number of impressive performances since that franchise ended. In fact, it’s fair to say that out of the three young stars who led the J.K. Rowling adaptations, it’s Watson who has most successfully distanced herself from the character she played.
Regardless, the British actress has now lined up her next high profile role, confirming via her Facebook page that she will star in Disney’s live-action musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
“I’m finally able to tell you … that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There.’ My six year old self is on the ceiling — heart bursting. »
- Josh Wilding
It’s a casting decision as old as time. Emma Watson signed on to play Belle in a live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie back in 2011. That project was set up at Warner Bros. with Guillermo del Toro attached to direct. Now she’s officially signed on to play Belle in a different live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie, according to The Wrap. This one is from Disney, part of their plan to remake every one of their animated features with actors in the flesh (and sometimes enhanced by CGI) and being helmed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — parts 1 and 2, which concludes a kind of update on the “Beauty and the Beast” narrative). Reportedly the production got del Toro’s blessing to snag his leading lady since the Warner Bros. movie is all but dead now. Watson will now get to reunite, to an extent, with The Perks of Being a Wallflower writer-director Stephen Chbosky »
- Christopher Campbell
Today, a perfect thing happened in Hollywood.
Post by Emma Watson.
The Brown University graduate will be bringing her enviable combination of brains and beauty to Bill Condon’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast as -- arguably the best Disney princess of the 90s -- Belle. No word on who will play the Beast to her “Beauty.”
Watson has spent the last year as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador promoting education for girls and gender equality under the campaign HeForShe.
This was my #heforshe speech. http://t.co/b2qzm7h0mS
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 22, 2014
- Sasha James
Though she’s taken care to branch out from the fantasy world of Harry Potter which made her name, Emma Watson is heading back to a land of magical kingdoms for the umpteenth screen version of Beauty And The Beast.
This will be a bit different in that it appears to be a live action transfer of the animated classic, with Disney again producing. A pointless endeavour some might argue, but Watson is a perfect choice for such a high profile role as Belle. She gained respect around the world last year for her gender equality speech at the Un and at least it means we won’t be getting a bland, antiseptic actress belting out tracks like Something There.
Watson herself has taken to Facebook to express her excitement:
It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance »
- Steve Palace
Disney evidently is eager to keep ruining your fond memories of their animated classics with big screen, live-action do-overs or prequels no one asked for. Last year we got "Sleeping Beauty" predecessor "Maleficent," in a couple of months they'll release "Cinderella," and now "Beauty And The Beast" is on the way. The studio announced that Emma Watson will play Belle in this new version. The actress was previously attached to an iteration that would've seen Guillermo del Toro direct, but which never got off the ground. Instead, Bill Condon ("The Fifth Estate," "Dreamgirls") will get behind the camera, with production set to begin later this year. Julia Roberts will produce and star in a remake of the documentary "Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World." The movie tells the real life story about how a Make-a-Wish event for Miles Scott — a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia — wanting to be Batman. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It appears Disney has found its Beauty. Emma Watson has officially been cast in the role of Belle in Bill Condon's upcoming live-action "interpretation" of Beauty and the Beast. Following her run as Hermione Granger in all eight Harry Potter films, Emma Watson hasn't exactly been stockpiling major movie roles, choosing instead to split her time between acting, modeling, furthering her education and serving as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador. We can hardly fault her for aspiring to extend herself and her talent beyond the screen. Still, it's exciting to hear that she's taking on starring role in what Disney is referring to as an "interpretation" of Beauty and the Beast. That description does leave plenty of room for, well, interpretation. We know that it's live-action, and that The Fifth Estate director Bill Condon is on board to helm. Beyond that, details about the project are slim. But it »
The tale as old as time is getting a live-action reboot - and Emma Watson's set to star in it! The Harry Potter actress will play Belle in the upcoming adaptation of Disney's 1991 hit Beauty and the Beast, the studio announced Monday. Beauty and the Beast is just the latest live interpretation on Disney's popular animated works, following last year's Maleficient (which was a play on Sleeping Beauty) and the forthcoming reboots of Cinderella and The Jungle Book. The actress took to Facebook to share the good news with fans, writing of the movie: "It was such a big part of my growing up, »
- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff
The tale as old as time is getting a live-action reboot - and Emma Watson's set to star in it! The Harry Potter actress will play Belle in the upcoming adaptation of Disney's 1991 hit Beauty and the Beast, the studio announced Monday. Beauty and the Beast is just the latest live interpretation on Disney's popular animated works, following last year's Maleficient (which was a play on Sleeping Beauty) and the forthcoming reboots of Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Watson is rumored to be reuniting with Perks of Being a Wallflower author-turned-screenwriter Stephen Chbosky, whom Entertainment Weekly reported is adapting the musical. »
- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff
It would seem that Disney is now in the business of turning every one of their animated classics into live action films. We’ve already seen spots for “Cinderella” and there’s been development news about “The Jungle Book,” but there’s another live action film on the way and it’s a tale as old as time. That’s right; “Beauty and the Beast” is getting the live action treatment and Emma Watson has been tapped to star. Disney made the casting announcement today, states The Hollywood Reporter. The studio also announced that Bill Condon, who directed both parts of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” is set to direct. Along with Disney’s big announcement, Watson also [ Read More ]
The post Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Hermione Granger is becoming a Disney Princess. Walt Disney Studio has announced that Emma Watson has signed on to play Belle in their upcoming live-action interpretation of “Beauty and the Beast.” Disney also revealed the film will be directed by Bill Condon and produced by David Doberman and Todd Lieberman. Perhaps she'll look something like this? Though no release date is yet set, production is slated to be begin later this year. With “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney now has three live-action remakes of their classic tales in the works. “Cinderella” hits theaters March 13 of this year and “The Jungle Book” is tentatively set for 2016. Whether Watson’s “Beauty and the Beast” will follow the tradition of the stage musical or rely on CGI inanimate servants remains to be seen. »
- Donna Dickens
Way back in 2011, Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson was attached to a new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast from director Guillermo del Toro. However, in the years since, the film has never really gained any traction in development, mostly because del Toro is just too busy. At one time Watson was also supposed to head to Disney to lead their live-action Cinderella adaptation, but she never closed a deal. Well, now she's headed to the House of Mouse for real this time as Disney has just announced that she has now signed on to lead their new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast being directed by Bill Condon. Disney just announced the news in a press release saying production is slated to begin sometime later this year. It's a little fortuitous that Watson is boarding the project considering the writer of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, »
- Ethan Anderton
Disney made the announcement Monday, saying that production will begin later this year. No release date has been set.
The “Harry Potter” actress also made the announcement on her Facebook page:
“I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There.’ My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it. »
- Dave McNary
1-20 of 54 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners