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• Amanda Seyfried may have started out playing teenage bombshells, but she’s defied the trap of typecasting and translated those beginnings into an interesting and diverse career including the high-profile Les Miserables and the upcoming porn-star biopic Lovelace. Now, she’s in talk to join director Noah Baumbach’s (Frances Ha) next project While We’re Young, alongside Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts (The Impossible), and Adam Driver (Girls). Seyfried would play Driver’s partner in the film, about an older couple who befriends a younger, more free-spirited duo. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
And now the return of the 'Ask Nathaniel/Q&A' series wherein you asked me questions and I pick two handfuls to answer.
Disposable project on the line for Emily. Yes, another one.David: Which actresses filmographies are you most disappointed in? I'm thinking in terms of actresses you admire and think are incredibly talented, but, for whatever reason, end up working in subpar films.
Nathaniel: I think the popular answer here is Rachel McAdams but aside from Mean Girls I've never cared too much. The answer that came immediately to mind was Emily Blunt. It’s not that she’s making terrible films per se, it’s just that given how Oscar worthy she was in that plum comic part in Devil Wears Prada seven long years ago, and then how sexy she was in that blink and you’ll miss her bit in Charlie Wilson’s War soon thereafter, »
- NATHANIEL R
• Zac Efron (17 Again) will play a college student-turned-police informant in Narc, described as a “college Donnie Brasco.” Efron’s character is a big man on campus type, but that’s where any similarity to his High School Musical basketball player ends. In Narc, Efron’s a frat president and lacrosse team captain until he’s busted for drugs. But then he takes a page from the books of Frank Abagnale and Neal Caffrey and puts his skills to use as a narc for the police. [Deadline]
- Emily Rome
• Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed) is set to join Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. The story follows 35-year-old husband, father, and struggling actor Aiden Bloom (Braff), who decides to home school his kids when his father (Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin, playing another Saul) has to stop funding their private education. Hudson will play the part of Braff’s wife. Braff famously funded this project through a Kickstarter campaign that actually still has three days left. At the time of posting, the project had raised over $690K beyond its goal of $2 million. The film also stars Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect »
- Lindsey Bahr
Celebrity doppelgangers are nothing new. Everyone knows that Zooey Deschanel is the hipster version of Katy Perry who is the pop tart version of Emily Blunt. But there is a whole different crop of doppelgangers: celebs who look like the young version of iconic actors. That’s to say, Brad Pitt looks a lot like Robert Redford when he was younger. Check out 15 stars who remind us of those who came before them.
[Photo Credit: Getty] »
- Stacy Lambe
Emily Blunt (Looper) has been cast in Disney's big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Into the Woods. It was recently announced that Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are in discussions to join the film which also stars Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.
The movie will be directed Rob Marshall, and the story follows "a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk’s Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, and other classic fairy tale characters."
Blunt is set to play the baker’s wife in the story, which it the female lead. Streep is playing the vain and charismatic Witch, while Depp is going to play "a hungry and sexy variation of a fairy tale wolf." If Gyllenhaal and »
- Joey Paur
Wow, "Into the Woods" is becoming a star-studded affair! We all know Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are joining the big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical from director Rob Marshall ("Chicago"). And then we heard that Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal were in serious talks to join the cast as a pair of self-obsessed princes.
Now, we're hearing from Variety that Emily Blunt is also in serious talks to star as the Baker's wife. It's a lead role as the play focuses on the Baker and his wife as they go into the woods in search of the witch (Streep, I'm sure, will be fantastic!).
James Lapine wrote the script based on his book from the musical. No production date set yet, but my oh my, with a cast like this, I can't wait! »
• Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
What is Casting Couch? It’s tying a nice bow on this work week with casting news concerning lovely ladies like Michelle Yeoh, Olga Kurylenko, and Chloe Moretz. Oh yeah, and there’s some stuff about some dudes in there too. The upcoming adaptation of the Steven Sondheim musical Into the Woods that Rob Marshall has been putting together for Disney hasn’t been too secretive about its casting process. James Corden is rumored to be on board as the film’s lead, the Baker, we know for sure that mega-stars Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are signed for sizzle roles as the wolf and the witch, and we even recently learned that Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are close to landing the roles of a couple of bumbling princes. But the one key ingredient that’s always been missing is who’s going to play the female lead, the Baker’s wife. Until »
- Nathan Adams
Good afternoon and happy Friday!!!
Out host Tabatha Coffey at the 2013 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles.
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
- Bridget McManus
John Krasinski is a perfect human being, and here are 20 reasons why:
1. He gifted us with one of the most realistic yet fairytale-like TV romances (all hail Jam!)
"I bought the boat tickets the day I saw that YouTube video. I knew we'd need a backup plan. The boat was actually plan C. The church was plan B. And plan A was marring her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her."
2. But that's not the only thing that made Jim Halpert God's gift to mankind.
3. He's also a spectacular pranksman in real life:
4. He doesn't wait till Movember.
For all those non-beard lovers out there, how about this??? twitter.com/johnkrasinski/…
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 13, 2013
5. But looks just as perfect sans mustache:
Hahaha!I'm kidding!!!I could never pull off the 'stache!Back to to neutral. twitter.com/johnkrasinski/…
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 13, 2013
6. He clearly »
- The Huffington Post
Brosnan portrays an ex-cia operative pitted against his former pupil (Bracey). The two are in a race to find a woman (Kurylenko) hiding from her past and who holds the key to an international conspiracy. Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek penned the script. [Source: Variety]
Into the Woods
Emily Blunt and Christine Baranski are in negotiations to join Rob Marshall's Broadway musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" for Disney Pictures. Details of Baranski's role are unknown.
The musical revolves around a childless baker and his wife (Blunt) who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) that put the spell on them. [Source: Variety]
Terry Gilliam has been cast in »
- Garth Franklin
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Blunt is nearing a deal to join the film as the Baker's Wife, a woman who is unable to have children due to spell put on her by a sorceress, played by Meryl Streep.
The Baker's Wife is one of the female leads of the musical. Joanna Gleason won a Tony for Best Actress when she debuted the part on Broadway in 1987. The tole has also been played by Imelda Staunton ("Harry Potter's" Dolores Umbridge), in the London production, and Amy Adams for Shakespeare in the Park in 2012.
Much like the rest of us, John Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt said goodbye to The Office on Thursday night. The couple was spotted attending a screening of the series finale in Los Angeles. Krasinski, who played Jim on the popular NBC show, took to Twitter to share his feelings with fans. "So this is it," he wrote. "There's truly nothing I can say to tell you all how much your love and support of this show has meant. Thank you...thank you!" No, John. (As well as all the other folks at Dunder Mifflin.) Thank you. (E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.) »
The film follows a Baker (James Corden) and his wife, who try to lift a curse put on their family by an evil witch. The couple travel into the woods to confront the witch and demand that she undo the spell cast on them. During their journey, they run into a group of classic fairy tale characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Johnny Depp is playing the wolf alongside Meryl Streep, who will be portraying the evil witch. Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are teaming up to play self absorbed princes of Cinderella and Rapunzel. Emily Blunt will be taking the role of the baker's wife with Christine Baranski portraying Cinderella's mean-spirited stepmother.
Update: Emily Blunt has nabbed the lead female role of the Baker's Wife in Broadway musical choreographer-turned-director Rob Marshall's ("Chicago") screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece "Into the Woods." She joins a knockout cast of Meryl Streep, who will play the Witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine as two princes and James Cordon ("One Man Two Guvnors") as the Baker. In "Into the Woods," the evil witch (Streep in the film) casts a spell on an unfortunate baker and his wife; they want a child, so they venture into the woods to try and find the witch. The only danger here is for Marshall's film version is that he's a big-spender; the period movie is starting to look expensive. David Krane (“Chicago,” “Nine”) is writing original music for the film, while James Lapine has adapted his book for the musical. Marshall’s producer »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
John Krasinski was joined by his wife, Emily Blunt, for the final screening of NBC's The Office last night in La. The Office era came to a close after nine seasons with the airing of the series finale yesterday. John said goodbye to his beloved character of Jim, after sharing a special moment with onscreen love Pam in the episode. He took to his social media account to reveal his emotions over the end of the show, writing, "So this is it. There's truly nothing I can say to tell you all how much your love and support of this show has meant. Thank you. Thank you!" Although it was obviously an emotional occasion for The Office crew, John revealed that no tears were shed on the final day on set explaining, "I don't think there were any tears. I'm saving mine for Barbara Walters! But the only thing that »
- Meghan Rooney
When it comes to hobbies, different people enjoy collecting different things. Some people are really into coins, while others collect comic books. Your little cousin Eddie might be into Pokemon cards, while your Grandma Ethel might enjoy stamps. In the world of collecting, there's something for everyone.
And Disney? Well, as Variety is reporting, Disney is putting together an unmatched collection of superstars for their upcoming fable "Into the Woods" — and Emily Blunt is their latest mega-acquisition.
Move over, Honus Wagner.
"Into the Woods," you may recall, is the upcoming high profile adaptation of the popular 1987 Stephen Sondheim stage musical of the same name. Set to be directed by Rob Marshall (who won a raft of Oscars for his earlier Broadway adaptation, 2002's "Chicago"), "Into the Woods" tells the story of a couple — a baker and his wife — who head into an enchanted forest in order to have a curse »
- Scott Harris
With Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine recently entering talks to play two cocky princes in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, a couple more female cast members are entering the mix now. "The Good Wife" star Christine Baranski and Emily Blunt are both in talks for roles in the story which follows a childless baker (Johnny Depp) and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) who cast the spell keeping them from having children. Along the way, they meet characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and others. More below! The Wrap reports Blunt would play Depp's wife in the film while Baranski is likely taking the role of Cinderella's wicked step-mother. When there was a script reading for the film last October, that's the role she stepped in for at the time. »
- Ethan Anderton
Should her negotiations go smoothly, Blunt would join Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Tony winner James Corden and, perhaps, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine in the film. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Gyllenhaal and Pine were circling roles in the film. (Funny how development news and movie releases go together: Pine was attached to both "Into the Woods" and "Z for Zachariah" during the same week "Star Trek Into Darkness" hit theaters. It's almost like they planned this!)
Back to Blunt, however, who has no such film releases to worry about this week: Per Variety, which broke the news of her involvement, Blunt would play the Baker's Wife in the film. It's a lead role, as "Into The Woods" focuses on the Baker and the Baker's Wife, »
- The Huffington Post
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