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Emma Watson, best known as Harry Potter’s bookish best friend Hermione Granger, announced that she will be Disney’s next princess – Belle! 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.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been an announcement about who will play the Beast to Emma’s “Beauty.”
Who will be the Beast? We went through all the working heartthrobs of Hollywood, and picked our top candidates for the role.
Can he sing? Yes. Chris starred in the adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. Age: 34 (10 years older than Emma) Known For: Star Trek, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit We asked you on Facebook and Twitter who you’d like to be Disney’s next prince. Chris Pine was the popular choice. Two other Chrises – Hemsworth and Evans – were very close behind in the votes. »
- Sasha James
[Exclusive Update 12:45 p.m.: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has bought international rights to “Digging for Fire,” which means the film will be distributed worldwide.]
An individual with knowledge of the negotiations told TheWrap that the deal is worth around $2 million.
The film, which made its world premiere earlier this week at Sundance, co-stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. The supporting cast includes Sam Elliott, Judith Light, Ron Livingston, Melanie Lynskey Jenny Slate, Timothy Simons and Jane Adams.
“Digging for Fire” follows the discovery »
- Jeff Sneider
Amy Schumer is hosting this year.s MTV Movie Awards, and we can.t wait for her epic night of debauchery. She.s made a career out of her over-the-top inappropriate but hysterical sense of humor, and now she gets to do that during one of the more off-the-cuff award shows of the year. To preview all the shenanigans that are coming our way, the network has released a brief promotional video featuring Schumer and an uncomfortable interaction with Anna Kendrick. Kendrick is probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about "Cups," the song she covered with her Pitch Perfect co-stars. After breaking into the top 10 spots on Billboard.s Hot 100, everyone has listened to it on repeat and re-watched the adjoining music video countless times. But the 29-year-old has to endure it a little bit more, as Schumer steps in for a filthier rendition of the game. After »
In the promo, Kendrick wonders why exactly she has to meet Schumer beforehand, only for Schumer to appear out of nowhere and immediately become overly friendly with Kendrick.
Kendrick does her best to keep her cool, despite Schumer’s best efforts. In addition to violating Kendrick’s personal space over and over, Schumer asks her a series of nonsensical questions, like “Are you related to Kendrick Lamar? »
- Joe Otterson
When it came time to shooting a gay threesome scene in “I Am Michael,” which premieres Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival, first-time director Justin Kelly erred on the side of caution. He didn’t want to make the encounter among his three actors — James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver — too risqué for fear of alienating moviegoers from the story about Michael Glatze, a gay activist who renounces his homosexuality and turns to God.
“I wanted to appeal to a wider audience,” Kelly says. “All my gay filmmaker friends thought it would be awesome if this film could be something that Christians would see.”
Kelly filmed the buzzed-about love scene in two takes, in a wide shot, so it wouldn’t look gratuitous. In retrospect, he regrets not nudging his actors to go further. “I kind of do wish they took their underwear off, to be honest,” Kelly says. »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
Such a fan of Amy Schumer. Not only has she killed it on every episode of her brilliant Comedy Central sketch series, she's also proven her live chops as one of the best roasters in the biz. Did you hear Judd Apatow directed her upcoming movie? Big things are happening. Another sign of Schumer's growing prominence is her stint as host of this year's MTV Movie Awards, which is kind of like the Oscars but without all that dull prestige-y stuff. The first promo for the show is truly laugh-out-loud! Just watch as a wild-eyed Amy startles a skittish Anna Kendrick, and then startles her again and again, repeatedly. And then ambushes her into doing that "Cups" routine. It's a gem. The 2015 MTV Movie Awards airs on Sunday, April 12. 2014 MTV Movie Awards - Latest Movie News »
- Chris Eggertsen
With the Grammys and the Oscars coming up, the MTV Movie Awards may feel like a distant event. While they're not until April 12, host Amy Schumer is already getting prepped for the show by introducing herself to past winner Anna Kendrick. The Pitch Perfect star tries to remain calm as Schumer invades her apartment and presents red cups with which to play her hit, "Cups." In the midst of all the seriousness that comes with award season, this is pretty light and funny. Take a look! Get More: 2014 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News »
Amy Schumer is getting ready for her MTV Movie Awards close-up. The funny lady is hosting this year's show for the first time. And to get things started, just released her first promo for the big night featuring Anna Kendrick. In the clip, Schumer surprises Kendrick with a visit to her apartment. "I knew you were a fan, we're going to be friends forever, can you like feel it?" Schumer exclaims to a visibly frightened Kendrick. Schumer not only asks the Into the Woods star if she's related to Kendrick Lamar, but also wants to know if Annie is family, too. And then there's Schumer's attempt at a compliment. "Girls with our body types get roped into »
Amy Schumer is a little tone deaf when she meets Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick in a new promo for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. Schumer, 33, is tackling hosting duties for the first time this year - which Kendrick suspects is because "Chelsea Handler said no."Though it's a cliché that everyone in Hollywood knows each other, film star Kendrick, 29, has to check her phone to place the star of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. From there, plenty of cringe-worthy familiarity on Schumer's part ensues.Warning: If you watch until the end, the language gets a little Nsfw. The 2015 MTV »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
In this first promo for the April 12 awards show, Schumer surprises Kendrick at home(?), pestering her about whether or not she’s related to Kendrick Lamar or Annie — like, the fictional musical character — prompting Kendrick to give Schumer a lesson in how names do (and do not) work.
And for all you South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut fans out there, Schumer inadvertently pays homage »
"Digging For Fire," the new film from indie relationship dramedy favorite Joe Swanberg, premiered on Monday (January 26) evening at the Sundance Film Festival. You can check out my review of the star-studded film here. Bright and early on Wednesday, I caught up with the sleep-deprived Swanberg, co-writer and star Jake Johnson and star Rosemarie DeWitt to talk about "Digging For Fire." Swanberg skipped in after happily watching the first 15 minutes of the 8:30 a.m. screening of "Digging For Fire," enthusiastically reporting crowd response to Johnson, who had only another few hours in Park City before returning to La and work on "New Girl." The "Drinking Buddies" veterans admitted that they were surprised by how much of "Digging For Fire" played as drama at its premiere, reflecting on Swanberg's sets make every scene feel like a party. "Digging For Fire" is about a long-married couple (Johnson and DeWitt), who contemplate »
- Daniel Fienberg
Well, this isn't a sight we see every day! Actress Anna Kendrick was spotted making a coffee run on Sunday morning with her boyfriend Ben Richardson, which makes this photo that much more special because these two are hardly seen out together. The casually dressed lovebirds were snapped by shutterbugs as they soaked up the Los Angeles sun (sorry, east coasters!) and grabbed a caffeine boost for the day. Kendrick's new relationship first went public back in August when the duo were snapped out and about in Hollywood, after having been spotted at the Monique Lhuillier fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York in February 2014 together. The twosome have been dating for roughly a year »
Joe Swanberg is 33. I don't know whether to be amazed by how high or low that number is. On one hand, that's ridiculously young for a filmmaker who broke out back in 2006 and 2007 with "Lol" and "Hannah Takes The Stairs" and has been absurdly prolific since then. On the other hand, though, the filmmaker who made his name -- and, depending on your generosity, made a genre -- chronicling the dramatically limited foibles of recent college graduates has reached the "thirtysomething" phase of his career. The erratic and misdirected youths at the center of Swanberg's earlier films have become the pesky nubiles who show up to make Swanberg's new leads feel either old or optimistically mature. It's a transition that has been in the works for a little while. Last year's Swanberg Sundance entry "Happy Christmas" featured the director and Melanie Lynskey as a grown-up, responsible couple whose house nearly »
- Daniel Fienberg
Joe Swanberg continues his march toward the mainstream even as he deepens his signature brand of hangout film in “Digging for Fire,” a lovely slice of everything and nothing centered on a housesitting couple who discover possible evidence of a murder. There are feints toward a bona fide mystery plot, but that genre element is just a pretext for a stealth marital drama. The film is held together through strong improv, tight editing (by Swanberg himself), moody cinematography and a synth score (from Dan Romer) that parties like it’s 1991. This is Swanberg’s starriest picture to date — even if some appearances, like Jenny Slate’s, amount to glorified walk-ons — making breakout success eminently possible.
Concerning the adventures of married parents Tim (co-screenwriter Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt), “Digging for Fire” opens with the two of them and their son, Jude (played by Swanberg’s toddler, Jude, the finest »
- Ben Kenigsberg
We’re back with another trio of trailers, this time featuring parkour zombie survival skills in the launch trailer for Techland’s Dying Light video game, talking pets and dark secrets in the UK trailer for The Voices (starring Ryan Reynolds), and a tease of the dangerous dystopian backdrop of the 1980s-esque Turbo Kid.
“Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror video game with a harrowing day-night cycle set in a vast open world. Currently under development by Techland, the game will be available in 2014 [now 2015] for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4, plus Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, and PC.
During the day, players will traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. Most »
- Derek Anderson
Ryan Reynolds. He’s been trying hard hasn’t he? Happily, it seems that the lad has finally found something to dig his heels into and it looks utterly, yet amazingly, bonkers.
The Voices is directed by Marjane Satrapi and also has a great co-starring cast of Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton and Jacki Weaver. Reynolds plays Jerry, a singleton who works on the factory floor at a bathtub factory. He’s somewhat a simple soul and ever eager to get along with his co-workers, especially Fiona (Gemma Arterton) and Lisa (Anna Kendrick) from accounts.
After work Jerry goes home to his pet cat, Mr. Whiskers, and loyal dog Bosco, where the three of them hang out, watch TV and discuss the day’s events. When one night he accidentally kills Fiona, Jerry hastily covers his tracks, under the strict advice of the subversive Mr. Whiskers. Despite Bosco trying to keep »
- Dan Bullock
Marjane Satrapi’s English-language debut The Voices premiered at Sundance last year and is gearing up for release in the U.S. via Lionsgate and in the UK via Arrow Films (see trailer above). Ryan Reynolds plays a lovable, but disturbed, factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, the man’s talking pets — a sinister cat and benevolent dog — lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver co-star. Michael R Perry wrote the script and Matthew Rhodes, Adi Shankar, Roy Lee and Spencer Silna produced. Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis was nominated for an Animated Feature Oscar in 2008. Lionsgate unleashes The Voices in theaters and on demand on February 6, Arrow takes it out on March 20.
- Nancy Tartaglione
Over the past two decades, and the last 15 years in particular, Colleen Atwood has cemented herself as one of Hollywood's leading costume designers. She's earned three Oscars and is continually sought after by many leading directors to design threads for a variety of time periods and genres. With "Into the Woods," she has once again reunited with Rob Marshall for an inimitable blend of period and fantasy. HitFix recently spoke the Atwood, who picked up her 11th Oscar nomination for the film earlier this month. Read through the back and forth below. "Into the Woods" is now playing in theaters. *** HitFix: You clearly had to create many iconic characters for this film. Is that intimidating at all? Colleen Atwood: It was totally intimidating and not only creating them but creating them together in the same movie! Like, everybody is iconic, but it sort of flowed once I started. I started with the witch. »
- Gerard Kennedy
Written by Patrick Tobin
Directed by Daniel Barnz
In Cake, it takes about fifteen minutes for director Daniel Barnz to establish the ground rules for this familiar portrait of grief and addiction, followed up by another ninety minutes or so of dramatic clumsiness and eye-rolling clichés. Whether it is drugs, sex, or booze, each brings a routine numbing quality to the table for Claire Bennett (Aniston), a seemingly darkly comedic and scathing woman who we first meet in a support group for chronic physical pain. The group is discussing the recent suicide of one of their members, while Claire draws appalling gasps due to her candid sarcasm on the matter. Sporting facial and body scars as well as weedy hair, Aniston’s return to drama screams “I’m ready for recognition!” but Cake does a horrible job of providing Aniston with much to work with.
Claire has driven most people away from her, »
- Ty Landis
A new UK trailer has been released for black comedy The Voices, which stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2), Gemma Arterton (Runner Runner) and Jacki Weaver (Magic in the Moonlight). Read our ★★★★ review from Sundance London 2014 here.
Check out the trailer below:
Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is an affable singleton who works on the factory floor at a bathtub factory, ever eager to get along with his co-workers, especially Fiona (Gemma Arterton) and Lisa (Anna Kendrick) from accounts. After work Jerry goes home to his pet cat, Mr. Whiskers, and loyal dog Bosco, where the three of them hang out, watch TV and discuss the day’s events. When one night he accidentally kills Fiona, Jerry hastily covers his tracks, under the strict advice of the subversive Mr. Whiskers. But Jerry is »
- Luke Owen
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