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Exclusive: In the week since Universal and Focus Features premiered the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, the 2 1/2-minute promo has become the biggest online trailer launch in history, the studio said. Related: Hot Hot Trailer: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ The steamy adaptation of E L James‘ 2011 erotic bestseller tracks the love affair between a naive young woman and a dashing entrepreneur who was damaged as a youth and rejects intimacy. Sam Taylor-Johnson directs and Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. After strategically building up the July 24 trailer debut with teases […] »
Dakota Johnson is stepping out of one steamy movie into another. The Fifty Shades of Grey star's rep confirmed to E! News that Johnson will be taking on a leading role alongside Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes in A Bigger Splash—a remake of the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine. Although the Luca Guadagnino-directed project is essentially a modern take on a classic film noir, there's still a tinge of sex and intrigue as it follows an ill-fated love triangle between a young woman and vacationing couple. Variety was the first to report the casting. Meanwhile, there will be a whole lotta sex (and whips and chains) when the 24-year-old thesp portrays Anastasia Steele—the »
Is Selena Gomez throwing herself into the bizarro Justin Bieber-Orlando Bloom drama? Did Chris Colfer have top secret intel on his Glee co-star’s wedding? Friday’s here, and we have just the right dose of celebrity news you’ll need to get you to the weekend.
Selena Gomez has been showing some serious booty lately. Justin Bieber revenge, anyone? [Hollywood Life] Zoe Saldana thinks one of her Guardians of the Galaxy costars is the sexiest man alive. [PopSugar] Dakota Johnson signs up to star in yet another sexy drama. [Cosmopolitan] Nautical lovebirds Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron are having quite the time in Ibiza. [TMZ] Kim Kardashian posts a rare makeup-free selfie. [Huffington Post]
How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders almost played Kate Austen on Lost. [E!] Chris Colfer was just as surprised at Naya Rivera‘s wedding news as we were. [Us Weekly] Ben Affleck‘s ex-girlfriend says the actor was “controlling and moody. »
- Taylor Ferber
The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was just released and it only left us wanting more! And while they did manage to cram a ton of clips from the future film into the less than three-minute trailer, there's still plenty more that viewers want to see! 1. The Christian and Anastasia Show: Case in point? Where the heck was the rest of the cast?! Sure, we mainly care about seeing the onscreen chemistry between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson—along with sex, obvs—but we would've liked to have caught a glimpse of the other stars of the film. Take Anastasia's roommate Kate, for instance, played by Eloise Mumford. Surely fans of the books would've delighted in seeing her shack up with »
Once upon a time, landing a ‘highly exposed’ role in a hotly anticipated film was the easiest way to hit the fast-lane to type-casting hell. While that can still happen all too easily, it seems that Dakota Johnson – the young star of the forthcoming big screen adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey – is consciously taking a different route. Having apparently shunned offers of bigger budgeted fare, she has instead signed on for A Bigger Splash, with Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.
The film is an adaptation of the 1969 French film, La Piscine, and features a tense love triangle that develops between an older couple and a younger woman during a vacation. Tragedy inevitably ensues. With Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) at the helm, the script comes from David Kajganich, who previously wrote 2007’s The Invasion – itself an adaptation of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.
Though, on one level, »
- Sarah Myles
It centres around a holidaying couple who get caught in a love triangle with a younger woman.
Johnson's first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer debuted last week and has already become the most watched trailer of 2014.
A Bigger Splash will begin shooting next month in Italy.
Watch the trailer for 1969's La Piscine below: »
He slayed international auds with I Am Love, and now it would appear that Luca Guadagnino is finally moving back into feature films (docs and shorts preoccupied his output during this time) with A Bigger Splash. Joining the set troop of Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes is Dakota Johnson, who obviously brings some sales wattage to the project due to not her bit part beginnings a la For Ellen, but because of her Fifty Shades of Grey office girl. The actress will take over the seductress role that would have been assigned to Margot Robbie // technically the part that Jane Birkin played in the original 1969 Jacques Deray film. Shooting starts next month in Italy.
Gist: Written by David Kajganich and based on the 1969 title La Piscine, the story revolves around an uneasy triangle that forms between a couple and a younger woman during the couple’s vacation, leading to a sinister end. »
- Eric Lavallee
The film will be based on the 1969 French crime drama A Bigger Splash, which follows an uneasy love triangle that forms between a couple and a young woman during the couple's vacation. Their tryst leads to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
Shooting is set to start in Italy next month.
• Jamie Foxx will reportedly play Mike Tyson in an untitled biopic. Terence Winter is set to write. Rick Yorn, Foxx’s manager, will produce. The project is still in the works and is currently without a studio. Though HBO released 1995’s Tyson, this is the first feature film to follow the controversial boxer. [Variety]
• Dakota Johnson will star in the Luca Guadagnino-directed A Bigger Splash. Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have signed on as well, and Michael Costigan will produce. The film, based on the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine, follows a triangle that develops between a couple and a »
- C. Molly Smith
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2
Harry Shum Jr. ("Glee") has been cast as one of the young leads in Woo-ping Yuen's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel for The Weinstein Company. Filming kicks off this week in New Zealand and China.
Set twenty years after the events of 'Crouching Tiger,' the story revolves around four heroes of the martial arts world - Silent Wolf (Donnie Yen), Yu Shu-lien (Michelle Yeoh), Tie-Fang (Shum Jr.) and Snow Vase — who must use their courage and skills to keep the legendary sword Green Destiny from the hands of the villainous Hades Dai. [Source: Heat Vision]
A Biggger Splash
Based on the 1969 French crime drama "La Piscine," the story revolves around an uneasy triangle »
- Garth Franklin
Here's the latest casting news out of Hollywood: John Goodman is in talks to star alongside Brian Cranston in Jay Roach's Dalton Trumbo biopic, Trumbo. Dakota Johnson joins Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash, directed by Luca Guadagnino. Domhnall Gleeson is in negotiations to join Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant. Elle Fanning to play Mary Shelley in Haifaa Al-Mansour's period romantic drama A Storm in the Stars. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from The Wrap is news that Goodman is in early talks to star in Trumbo. Cranston stars as the title screenwriter, "whose career writing classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday came to a halt when he was blacklisted in Hollywood after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He was forced to write under pseudonyms, winning two »
- Dave Trumbore
“Fifty Shades of Grey” starlet Dakota Johnson made a big splash this past week thanks to millions of views accrued by the film's steamy first trailer, and now she has signed on to co-star alongside Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in “A Bigger Splash,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”) is directing from a script by Dave Kajganich. Michael Costigan is producing the film, which is based on the 1969 French crime drama “La Piscine.” Story explores the uneasy love triangle that develops between a young woman and an older couple during their. »
- Jeff Sneider
“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “I Am Love” helmer Luca Guadagnino’s next picture titled “A Bigger Splash.” This was the film reported as the untitled “sexy thriller” that would star Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts in May. Variety reveals it’s actually a long-gestating adaptation of 1969 French crime drama “La Piscine,” directed by Jacques Deray starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider (quietly excellent if you haven’t seen it). This is something Guadagino’s been working on development in semi-secret for some time now. The trade mentions Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, so it’s possible the other two aforementioned stars fell out (or Dakota replaced Robbie). We’ll find out soon enough. [Variety] Domhnall Gleeson is joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "The Revenant." The story will follow "an 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those. »
- Edward Davis
Based on the 1969 French crime drama “La Piscine,” the story revolves around an uneasy triangle that forms between a couple and a younger woman during the couple’s vacation, leading to a sinister end. Jane Birkin played the younger woman while Alain Delon and Romy Schneider played the couple in the Jacques Deray noir.
David Kajganich is writing the script. Shooting starts next month in Italy.
Though “Fifty Shades of Grey” wrapped production this past spring, Johnson has been particular about choosing her next project. She had several offers for bigger films, but decided to stick with dramas »
- Justin Kroll
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are all kinds of sexy in the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, but that doesn't mean late-night can't poke some fun at the steamy clip! Both The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the Late Show With David Letterman hostsmade some tweaks to the titillating teaser—some of them at the staff's expense! Fallon, for example, asked the members of his show's band, The Roots, to watch what they thought was the actual movie trailer. "But here's the catch," the Tonight Show host explained, "you know those scary faces that can pop up in YouTube videos? We added one of those to the trailer!" The Roots' reactions were individually filmed, with »
Jimmy Fallon asked members of the “Tonight Show” band, the Roots, to sit through the trailer for “50 Shades of Grey.” But he added a horrifying twist. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson watches first, and seems relaxed if skeptical through the opening scenes: Beyonce plays, Dakota Johnson smiles shyly. We meet Jamie Dornan as the mysterious Christian Grey. And then… Also read: Questlove Cameos as Corpse on Alec Baldwin's ‘Svu’ Episode (Video) Well. We don't say we didn't warn you. Watch the video: »
- Tim Molloy
Allison Williams is getting her hat and green tights ready, as she’ll be playing Peter Pan in NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live. [EW] Kim’s ready for a second baby, but how does Kanye feel? [Hollywood Life] Andi Dorfman says she’s not inviting Juan Pablo Galavis to her wedding until he proposes to Nikki Ferrell. Aggressive much? [Us Weekly] Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson talk about the “sexual acrobatics” they got into for their Fifty Shades of Grey scenes. [E!] Zac Efron opens up about his stint in rehab. [Huffington Post] American Horror Story actress and overall badass Jessica Lange will receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival Kirk Douglas Award. [Hollywood Reporter] Grey’s Anatomy star Sarah Drew is expecting, just like her character. »
- Taylor Ferber
The singer plays Mia Grey, the adopted sister of Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey, in the upcoming movie adaptation of El James's hit book.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, she said: "I had to have someone in my ear on set telling me what to say before I said it because I was honestly, like, so nervous, I forgot everything that I had learnt."
Ora added of Dakota Johnson, who plays the film's heroine Ana Steel: "She's a great friend of mine and she really eased me, and she was really nice to take care of me."
The 'Rip' singer also promised that the film would do justice to the novel.
"The movie is as visually close as it can be [to the book]," she said.
"I think the actors are phenomenal in »
A spoof trailer mashup of Fifty Shades of Grey and X-Men has arrived online.
It was created by AwesomenessX, which was also responsible for the Guardians of the Galaxy/Parks and Recreation mashup and Godzilla vs Heisenberg.
The first trailer for the adaptation of El James's bestselling novel has become the most watched movie trailer of 2014 so far.
So what’d you think of that Fifty Shades of Grey trailer? Ready to go to work for Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) at Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.? Now you can. The film’s website, greyenterprisesholdings.com, is operational and offers some information on Christian’s company as well as tasks that need completing if you enroll in his internship program. If you do things like create a Grey Enterprises ID and share the trailer, you get special rewards including badges and stills from the film. Don’t feel like showing Fifty Shades some love via social media? We’ve got those new Fifty Shades of Grey images for you after the jump. The film also stars Dakota Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Victor Rasuk, and Callum Keith Rennie, and opens in theaters on Valentines Day 2015. Here are those two »
- Perri Nemiroff
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