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Emily Blunt will be honored with Variety’s Creative Impact in Acting Award at a dinner at the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival on Oct. 11. It’s a fitting location, as Blunt was named one of the fest’s Rising Stars a decade ago.
Speaking of Blunt’s career achievements, Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos notes, “Moving effortlessly and effectively between blockbusters like ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ critically acclaimed comedies like ‘Devil Wears Prada’ and urgent, topical tales like this year’s awards season contender, ‘Sicario,’ Emily Blunt has quickly emerged as one of international cinema’s most versatile, accomplished and popular actresses.”
In “Sicario” she is so convincing in the role of Kate Macer, an idealistic FBI agent recruited by a shady government task force to infiltrate a drug cartel in Juarez, Mexico, that, she says, filmgoers have expressed concern for her on-screen safety.
“Because I’m kind of slight and »
- Malina Saval
Patrick Swayze may have considered putting Baby in a corner if it was Ansel Elgort in the role; “The Fault in Our Stars” lead will star opposite Jamie Foxx and Lily James in the film “Baby Driver,” about a young getaway driver who finds his life is in danger after getting involved with a doomed heist. Production on the action-packed rubber burner will be split between New Orleans and Atlanta when cameras roll in February of next year. License and registration not required. Subways can be a cesspool for delinquency, and for Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson, their next stop is Murderville. Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee are casting the Paula Hawkins book-turned-feature, “The Girl on the Train.” The film follows an alcoholic woman whose daily subway ride turns nasty after waking up to find herself covered in blood and accused of murder. The train takes off this »
If successful, Spielberg would be 'back' at the studio where he started and would mark the third studio home for DreamWorks following Paramount and more recently Disney where the current deal expires in August next year.
In fact the potential NBCUniversal deal could see the studio paying out to Disney for accelerating the exit from the deal, and a meaningful investment into DreamWorks. It also means that Universal could be taking on DreamWorks' titles currently in development like Tate Taylor's "The Girl on the Train" and the live-action manga adaptation "Ghost In The Shell".
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It continues to be a point of contention, even among black people. Who gets to tell *our* stories? It's a guaranteed debate starter - new film or TV project is announced with black protagonist(s), but non-black creator (writer and director specifically; white a lot of the time). There have been countless instances since cinema's dawn, several in the last couple of years alone; for example, there was Spike Lee being replaced by Tate Taylor to direct Brian Grazer's James Brown biopic, and all the ire that the news was met with within the black community (not all of us, of course). And just yesterday, it was announced that Don Cornelius' story will be scripted by »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The latest NY Times Bestselling novel to be creating a lot of Hollywood buzz is Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train. Major female leads have already been cast with Emily Blunt (The Edge of Tomorrow) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation). Now insiders are reporting that two Hollywood actors from competing comic universes may be circling the project.
Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jared Leto (forthcoming Suicide Squad) are apparently both considering roles in film. It’s unclear at this point if Evans and Leto are considering the same role or two different ones. The addition of either actor would only continue to cement a strong cast. Casting both would give audiences a chance to see both men play supporting roles without their comic costumes or makeup.
The story follows Rachel (Blunt) as a daily commuter who often watches Tom and Megan (Ferguson) through her passing train window. »
- Jeff Bricker
Exclusive: TriStar president Hannah Minghella and producer Amy Pascal have set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt Maestra, the L.S. Hilton novel that Sony acquired just before it established itself as the runaway hit of the London Book Fair last spring. Wilson, best known for scripting the 2002 film Secretary, takes the job after adapting another female-driven novel sensation, the Tate Taylor-directed Girl On The Train. Bonnier Publishing has sold publishing rights for Maestra… »
Both stars are in talks for major roles in Hollywood's adaptation of Paula Hawkins's bestselling thriller novel, according to TheWrap.
Evans is being lined up to play Rachel's ex-husband Tom, while Leto will play the husband to a woman whose disappearance spurs the film's mystery.
Before even a frame has shot, the buzz is building around "The Girl On The Train." The source material is Paula Hawkins' novel, which became something of a sensation this year. And the trio of lead actresses cast so far is pretty terrific too, with Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, and Haley Bennett all nabbing roles. Now, two more big names are boarding the picture. Variety reports Jared Leto and Chris Evans are in early talks for the movie, slated to be directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help," "Get On Up"). The plot revolves around a young woman whose observations of a married couple on her daily commute take a sudden, deadly turn when she sees something not quite right. And while the story has been transplanted from Britain to New York City, Blunt recently confirmed her character will keep her accent. "It's moved to New York but I'm going to play her as British, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Emily Blunt plays a recent divorcee who spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day.
One morning, she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Cressida Wilson adapted the script.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the filmmakers behind the adaptation of best-selling novel The Girl on the Train may have found their leading men.
Captain America star Chris Evans and Oscar winner Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) are in negotiations to join the cast of Dreamworks’ adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel. Emily Blunt (Sicario), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven) are already on board the film as the female leads, with Tate Taylor (The Help) directing.
The film tells the story of Rachel (Blunt), “a woman who’s jobless and an alcoholic and who spends her daily train ride fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple living in a house that she passes. After coming home one night covered in blood and unable to remember much from a blackout drinking episode, she begins to realize that she may have witnessed or been involved in a crime. »
- Scott J. Davis
The Girl On The Train movie is getting some major traction at the moment, and it looks like two pretty big names are in talks to join the cast of the film.
If you’re not familiar with it, here’s a breakdown of the novel’s synopsis.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that »
- Paul Heath
It’s going to take a long time for so-called superhero fatigue leads to a Marvel/DC crossover movie featuring both Captain America and The Joker, but the actors behind those iconic comic book roles are about to team-up in a very different kind of project. Both Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) are being eyed for the lead make roles in The Girl on the Train.
The movie is an adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, and already has three confirmed cast members in Emily Blunt (Sicario), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer). Blunt is playing Rachel, a woman who fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until she sees something shocking happen there one morning and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Ferguson will play Anna, »
- Josh Wilding
The Girl On The Train is a novel that was just released at the beginning of the year, but it.s already caught Hollywood.s eye, and the film adaptation is moving forward. The first batch of casting announcements was already putting high-quality actors into place, but the newest reports are just piling more great actors on top of the already fantastic cast in this project. Directed by Tate Taylor, the film will tell the story of a recently divorced woman who commutes on the train to work and every day passes the same perfect house with a seemingly perfect couple inside it. She fantasizes about what their life might be like. However, as you might expect, appearances can be deceiving, and the woman finds herself involved in a mystery regarding the "perfect couple." According to Variety the two male leads are currently in talks, which would round out the »
Paula Hawkins's bestseller The Girl on the Train is this Summer's Gone Girl, and it's also going to be adapted into a movie soon. The Help's director, Tate Taylor, will helm the mystery, which revolves around a woman (Ok, a girl) whose obsession with a couple she sees on her daily commute may be more insidious than it seems. Emily Blunt is playing the lead, the other lead actresses have been cast, and now, Chris Evans and Jared Leto may also star - if scheduling works out. If you're at all concerned that the guys will have trouble mastering the British accents, take heart: the movie will be set in New York now, rather than London. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Having found a great trio of female leads for novel adaptation The Girl On The Train, director Tate Taylor and the producers are now looking for some male supporting roles. And according to Variety, they have their eyes on Chris Evans and Jared Leto. Erin Cressida Wilson adapted the script from Paula Hawkins’ much buzzed-about book, which drew comparisons to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl for its narrative. We’ll caution that even the basic synopsis might be considered a spoiler, but read on if you wish… The story follows a recently divorced woman called Rachel (Emily Blunt) struggling with her life and sinking into alcoholism to try to cope. She sees a seemingly perfect couple from her London train ride every day and starts to fantasise about their lives. But things take a turn when she sees something shocking… Rachel Ferguson and Haley Bennett are also confirmed aboard, but »
Comic book movie stars Chris Evans and Jared Leto are being sought to play the male leads in “The Girl on the Train” at DreamWorks, TheWrap has learned. Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett are set to star in Tate Taylor‘s adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling book. Both actors would have to overcome major scheduling obstacles, but if their deals make, Evans would play Ferguson’s husband, Tom, while Leto would play Bennett’s husband, Scott. Also Read: 'Suicide Squad' Comic-Con Footage Drops: Jared Leto's Joker Tortures Fellow Villains Blunt stars as Rachel, who fantasizes »
- Jeff Sneider
Sources indicate negotiations are still ongoing, and that schedules and finances still have to be figured out.
The story follows a woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who lives in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple.
If the deals go through, Evans would play Ferguson’s husband and Leto would play Bennett’s husband.
While Evans reached A-list »
- Justin Kroll
Toronto – Things are pretty good these days for Emily Blunt. She’s starred in back-to-back hits, helped put the new TV show “Lip Sync Battle” on the map and is now enjoying another round of rave reviews for her new thriller “Sicario.” Oh, and she continues to make waves speaking the truth on why she keeps being rumored for superhero roles. This past weekend Blunt took a few minutes for a sit down interview before the North American premiere of “Sicario” at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (it originally premiered at Cannes). We chat about the backstory regarding one of the film’s pivotal scenes (a moment which has earned her some awards season buzz), her love of its cinematographer Roger Deakins and her unusual role in “The Girl On The Train” which she’ll begin shooting later this fall. Oh, and there’s that revelation about Tom Cruise (among »
- Gregory Ellwood
Get your pinch of salt ready, as Heroic Hollywood is reporting/guessing that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson tops Marvel’s hit list for the studio’s first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel.
Ferguson was recently in contention for another comic book role, but pulled out of the running for the female lead in Gambit in favour of Tate Taylor’s upcoming The Girl on the Train alongside Emily Blunt, another actress who has been heavily linked to the part of Carol Danvers.
Let’s hope this report is from a different Marvel source to the one who repeatedly told them Carol was in Avengers: Age of Ultron, right up to the point where we discovered she wasn’t…
- Gary Collinson
"Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" scene stealer Rebecca Ferguson has reportedly emerged at the top of the list of Marvel Studios candidates to play Captain Marvel in the character's solo film says Heroic Hollywood.
Ferguson, who was also recently on the shortlist for the part of Bella Donna in the Channing Tatum-led "Gambit" film, took herself out of the running for that project due to her commitments to Tate Taylor's "The Girl on the Train."
Here, if she were to get the gig, she would play Carol Danvers in the film. It's a role her 'Girl' co-star Emily Blunt has also been closely linked to in recent months.
- Garth Franklin
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