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Emily Blunt to the rescue! (If only that sentence applied to our lives, too.) The 31-year-old beauty stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday where she revealed how she saved her Into the Woods co-star Meryl Streep from taking a nasty fall on set...all while pregnant with daughter Hazel! "I did save her life," John Krasinski's wife said of the 65-year-old Oscar winner. "We were rehearsing a scene where she's playing the Witch and she's supposed to jump on the table with a cape and everything. And I just saw this thing happen in slow motion. You know when you see something awful happen and it's like the sound cuts out? Meryl Streep's foot got caught in »
Musical Into the Woods will close the event.
A total of 118 features, film shorts and documentaries are set to be screened over eight days at this year’s edition; including 55 world and international premieres from 48 countries in 34 languages.
At the opening ceremony, Diff will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Egyptian actor Nour El-Sherif, for his work on more than 100 films in a career that has spanned almost 5 decades.
Abdulhamid Juma, chairman of Diff, said: “Diff has come so far in the past 11 years, introducing new audiences »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in 2016, Ben Affleck will be only the fifth actor to portray the Caped Crusader on the big screen. He’ll also be the first new Batman since Christian Bale‘s reign from 2005-2012, and Bale admits he felt a bit “jealous” seeing his signature role go to someone […]
- Angie Han
There are hazards to playing a witch, as Meryl Streep learned on the set of Into the Woods. Emily Blunt, who co-stars with Streep in the film, was a guest on the Late Show on Tuesday, where she told David Letterman that her quick reflexes during the musical's shoot saved the acting legend from serious injury. "Meryl Streep's foot got caught in her cape, and we just started to watch her slowly topple headfirst toward the concrete floor," Blunt said. Read more Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season — How Far Can It Go? Blunt
- Ryan Gajewski
James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, which has drawn significant Oscar buzz, will kick off the Dubai International Film Festival on Dec. 10. Festival organizers on Wednesday unveiled the full lineup for the 11th edition of the eight-day event, which they confirmed would close on Dec. 17 with the star-studded Into the Woods. As previously announced, Lee Daniels will be heading up the jury for the main feature competition, while Into the Woods star Emily Blunt will lead the jury for the Iwc Filmmaker Award. Read more Dubai Festival Adds Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman Films
- Alex Ritman
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Evangeline Lilly showed up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in this odd Mad Hatter circus type outfit. As Jimmy asked, "What the hell are you wearing?" It's a costume tied to her "Squickerwonkers" children's book. She wrote this story when she was 14. Evangeline is so bubbly and fun but, man, she is unrecognizable as Kate from "Lost" or Tauriel from "The Hobbit." Guess that's an actress for you! Jimmy said Evangeline had previously mentioned retiring from acting, and she did retire, but Peter Jackson called her out of retirement for "The Hobbit." (Don't worry, she does know that Tauriel was not actually in the book, that part is just a »
- Gina Carbone
Look at that feast! Amazing. We’re cooking up our own feast here at Fsr and taking the week off to celebrate the holiday, but we wanted to take time out to honor our relatively young tradition of listing a whole bunch of cinematic things that we’re thankful for. Including… Robin Williams’ laugh Awesome Mix (Volumes 1 and 2) Getting to watch an action movie starring Lego bricks Including Lego Batman (Darkness No Parents Super Rich) Finally getting to see what Richard Linklater has been working on these past 12 years Getting a sequel to The Raid More Step Up movies More Fast & Furious movies Every single one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s monologues in Nightcrawler Fantastic books like “Gone Girl” and “Wild” getting turned into equally solid movies Hemyda kees yak ocksucka: Meeting a “real life” version of Wall-e in Earth To Echo Selma That Lucy made almost half a billion dollars That we still have one Hunger Games »
- Scott Beggs
Emily Blunt's latest movie isn't even out yet, but it's already getting rave reviews from one special man. Turns out John Krasinski has already seen Into The Woods on the big screen and he couldn't help but fall in love. "He cried. He absolutely loved it," Blunt revealed to E! News before the film hits theatres Christmas Day. "I think he was so moved by it by what it's saying to this generation and that idea of nobody being alone at the end. It's such an amazing theme running through this film." She added, "Yes it's a musical but it's not just a spectacle. It says some really profound things like be careful what you say to children. Children will »
Following the first clip and featurette from Into the Woods that debuted yesterday, Walt Disney Pictures has released yet another featurette that explores the pivotal song "Stay With Me," sung by Meryl Streep.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
"Moulin Rouge!" (2001), "Chicago" (2002), "The Phantom of the Opera" (2004), "Dreamgirls" (2006), "Enchanted" (2007), "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), "Nine" (2009), "Les Misérables" (2012). Between them, 50 oscar nominations, only three of them recognized for Best Picture and only one of them taking the big prize. That's more or less the modern legacy Rob Marshall's "Into the Woods" is looking to enter into, a stage of relative reinvigoration for the musical film genre. Of course, then there are films like "Burlesque," "Hairspray," "Mamma Mia!" and "The Producers," which were stiffed by the Academy but were remembered in the HFPA's Best Picture — Comedy/Musical category at the Golden Globes. Not to mention others like "Fame," "Footloose," "Idlewild," "Rent" and "Rock of Ages," which weren't remembered at all come awards season (with "Jersey Boys" and maybe "Annie" likely to meet similar fates). All of that is to simply illustrate the ups and downs for these »
- Kristopher Tapley
Disney's "Into The Woods" has started screening for critics, so it's only a matter of time until reviews start rolling in. Until then, the mouse house has been sharing new peeks at the movie, with a generous cut of Meryl Streep singing appearing last week. So what happens when the songs stop? Well, you're about to find out. A new clip from the Stephen Sondheim adaptation has arrived, involving the baker and his wife, played by James Corden and Emily Blunt. They've made a deal with the witch for a child, but as you'll see, before they see the bargain completed, they have to gather up some very special items. And what happens if they don't? Well, Screechy Streep lets them know quite loudly and clearly. "Into The Woods" arrives on Christmas Day. Watch below. [Flickering Myth] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The actress sings 'Stay with Me' in her role as the Witch in the video from Disney's musical adaptation.
There they meet a number of fairy tale characters including the Wolf (Johnny Depp), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), two charming princes (Chris Pine and Billy Magnussen), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone).
Into the Woods will be released in Us cinemas on December 25 and in the UK on January 9. »
Thanks to Disney and director Rob Marshall ("Chicago"), the James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning musical, Into The Woods, is finally headed to the big screen. Below are two videos featuring a total of ten minutes of B-Roll (behind-the-scenes) footage. “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning »
Emily Blunt is down to play Captain Marvel. [Screen Crush] Universal released a 20-second Jurassic World teaser, the full-length trailer will premiere during Thursday football on NBC. [E!] Ryan Reynolds is ready for daddy duty. “I’m good with diapers, diarrhea and all that kind of stuff because I have lots of nieces and nephews, so I’ve done it all before,” he says. [E!] Cameron Diaz attempts to spoof Annie on SNL. [Deadline] A French consumer rights group sues Netflix. [THR] Monica Lewinsky won’t change her infamous last name. [Page Six] Woody Harrelson realizes Chris Hemsworth is Liam Hemsworth‘s brother in this video and it’s hilarious. [BuzzFeed] Spotted: Jake Gyllenhaal on the NYC subway. [Naughty Gossip] Kate Middleton plays matchmaker for her brother-in-law Prince Harry. [Naughty Gossip] Idris Elba plans to »
- Taylor Ferber
Emily Blunt was originally cast as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 before having to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with Gulliver's Travels, and she also turned down a part in Captain America: The First Avenger. Now there have been rumors Marvel may want her to play Captain Marvel in their upcoming film, but has the studio contacted her about playing the character, and is the actress even interested in the role? While speaking with Screen Crush, Emily Blunt says she's heard »
- Jesse Giroux
Ever since Marvel Studios officially announced Captain Marvel as part of their upcoming Phase Three slate, fans have been wildly speculating about who the company would hire to play their first female superhero. Emily Blunt is a name that has been tossed around a bit, the actress coming off an awesome action-heavy performance in Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow, but would it be a role that she would be interested in? This very question was posed to the actress recently in an interview with ScreenCrush, and while she tried practically every method imaginable to divert the query, she ultimately delivered a rather vague response regarding her personal interest. Said the Devil Wears Prada star, "I think, it.s always for me, it.s always about.and now, more so.what am I putting out there? What would be interesting for me and what would be interesting for people to see. »
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken.
On Saturday evening, Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods, at simultaneous screenings on both coasts, followed by a Q&A — live in New York, streamed in Los Angeles — with Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. (Johnny Depp was the only notable absence.)
It marked the beginning of what will be an aggressive awards push by Disney for the highly-anticipated adaptation of the popular 1987 Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Lapine. And Disney is as motivated as ever following a disappointing 2013 awards season in which Saving Mr. Banks was almost entirely snubbed by the Academy.
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- Anjelica Oswald
The livestream aired Sunday on Yahoo!@ Movies with the cast and filmmakers: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, director Rob Marshall, and screenwriter James Lapine. Streep read a letter from Stephen Sondheim, correcting his writing hilariously. Johnny Depp, who stumbled through his presenting gig at the Hollywood Film Awards, steered clear of another live public appearance. Here's a first-look at an exclusive featurette from the film, below. »
- Anne Thompson
While chatting to Emily Blunt about her role in Into The Woods, Screen Crush mentioned the strong fan contingent that are behind her playing Carol Danvers in Marvel's planned Captain Marvel movie. Though the Edge Of Tomorrow actress admits there's been no official discussions, she reveals that she has heard about the internet buzz...from her brother that very morning! After joking about making the film a musical ("Let’s just call Marvel about that right now. We’ll call Kevin Feige about that. “Kevin Feige, we have one hell of an idea.” Yeah"), Mike Ryan explains a little about the character, and Blunt sounds genuinely interested. "I think, it’s always for me, it’s always about—and now, more so—what am I putting out there? What would be interesting for me and what would be interesting for people to see. So, if it’s an awesome part, »
We really shouldn't be having this conversation. It's just too soon. Isn't it? When Meryl Streep won her third Academy Award for "The Iron Lady," the collective media mindset was that the acting icon had finally joined the three-timer club and any other nominations from that point on would be icing on the cake. A fourth Oscar win? Considering how many times she'd been overlooked since winning no. 2 for "Sophie's Choice" in 1982, it just didn't seem realistic that it would happen anytime soon or at all. Even after landing another Best Actress nod for "August: Osage County," the concept of Streep conceivably winning another statue just didn't register. That is, until now. To say that Streep is the standout in Rob Marshall's "Into the Woods" is somewhat of an understatement. Chris Pine does steal almost every scene he's in as the Prince (more on that in a moment), but »
- Gregory Ellwood
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