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It's art imitating life! Emily Blunt is the latest star to join the upcoming animated film Animal Crackers, according to Variety. The 32-year-old actress will be playing the wife of real-life husband John Krasinski. The cute couple will voice the parts of Zoe and John, a hubby and wife duo "whose family life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically changes the person who eats them into animals." Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft are set to co-direct the Australian-made movie. In addition to Blunt and Krasinski, the Animal Crackers cast already includes Sylvester Stallone, Ian McKellen and Danny DeVito. Animal »
Emily Blunt is joining the Blue Dream Studios animated feature Animal Crackers, whose voice cast includes John Krasinski, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen. Blunt and Krasinski will play Zoe and Owen Huntington, a couple who inherits a run-down circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers that magically turns anyone who eats them into an animal. Originally, Kaley Cuoco was attached to provide the voiceover of the wife in the film, however, scheduling got… »
Blunt will play Zoe, one half of a married couple with John (played by John Krasinski) whose family life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically changes the person who eats them into animals.
The film is produced by Blue Dream Studios in a partnership with Beijing Wen Hua Dongrun Investment Co. and China Film Co. Australian independent sales agent Odin’s Eye is representing the international rights. Release is set for mid-2016.
Other key credits go to character designer Carter Goodrich, »
- Patrick Frater
She joins previously announced cast members John Krasinksi, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Sir Ian McKellen. Blunt and Krasinski will play Zoe and Owen Huntington, a couple who inherits a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers that magically turn anyone who eats them into an animal.
The production team of animation superstars includes co-directors Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft with Sava and Dean Lorey as co-writers, Character Designer Carter Goodrich, and Jamie Thomason as Voice and Casting Director.
“When Emily and John came in and performed their first scenes of the movie together… it was Magic,” comments Creator, Co-Director and Writer Scott Christian Sava “I can think of no other way of describing what they brought to the film. We had to literally go back and re-storyboard the sequences because »
- Michelle McCue
Indie ‘toon Animal Crackers already boasts Ian McKellen and Sylvester Stallone for an unexpected team-up as part of its cast. Now co-directors Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft have announced that real-life married couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are also lending their voices.Animal Crackers follows a family, led by Blunt and Krasinski’s Zoe and Owen Huntington who inherit a ramshackle circus. When they partake of the titular biscuits, they find themselves transformed into animals and other characters, which we feel is a plotline that 1998’s Armageddon sorely missed out on.“When Emily and John came in and performed their first scenes of the movie together... It was magic,” Sava, who also co-wrote the script with Dean Lorey, tells Screen International. “I can think of no other way of describing what they brought to the film. We had to literally go back and re-storyboard the sequences because they »
Sci-fi epic Interstellar picked up the best film prize at the Empire Awards in London last night (March 29).
Chastain, who plays Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in the film, was on hand earlier in the evening to present Nolan with the Empire Inspiration honour, which also earned the director of Inception and the Dark Knight Trilogy a standing ovation.
Nolan was back on stage shortly after to accept the best director award.
The awards, voted for by the public, delivered a surprise in the best actor category as Andy Serkis picked up the prize for his performance-captured turn in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, beating Oscar-winner »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
“Interstellar” took the awards for director and film, and Nolan was also honored with the Empire Inspiration award, presented to him by “Interstellar” actress Jessica Chastain. Star of “Man of Steel” and the forthcoming “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” both produced by Nolan, Henry Cavill presented the director award, while Kit Harington and Peter Firth, stars of “Spooks: The Greater Good,” presented the film award.
The cast of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the Empire Hero Award in celebration of the popularity of the series, marking the first time an Empire Award has gone to a TV show. As previously announced, the Empire Legend honor went to Ralph Fiennes, who received his award from Liam Neeson.
Andy Serkis picked up the actor award for his role as »
- Leo Barraclough
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar was named Best Film and Nolan himself won the award for Best Director, as well as the special Empire inspiration award, while The Imitation Game picked up the prize for Best Thriller.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Newcomer - Male
Earlier in the week it was reported by 'Bum Juice' scoop extraordinaire El Mayimbe at Latino Review that Carol Danvers had been cast for the Marvel Phase Three adventure Captain Marvel, and would be making her debut appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fuel was added to the fire when toy photos from the movie appeared online that included Captain Marvel in the line-up. While this rumor has been lingering around for awhile, Nerdist now calls it completely false, saying the character is not going to appear on the big screen this summer:
"A source close to production confirms that Captain Marvel will not appear in Avengers 2."
It is not known, however, if the first part of Latino Review's scoop is correct. Did Marvel already cast the role of Carol Danvers? If that is true, we haven't heard whom landed this coveted part in Marvel's Phase Three line-up just yet. »
Who wants an early Easter bonus feature from the upcoming Home Entertainment release of Disney’s Into The Woods? Well, join us as we head into this entertaining exclusive behind-the-scenes clip before it’s released on May 18th on Blu-ray and DVD.
For those who only know a little, Into The Woods is a modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, entwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The humourous 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 directs »
- Dan Bullock
There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).
In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.
With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.
Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.
For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »
'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer: Movie stunt combo "Desperate times. Desperate measures," says Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer aka the Mission: Impossible 5 and/or MI5 trailer. Whatever you call it, that particular line could be read in a number of ways: Tom Cruise's superstardom is in the doldrums – at least that's what we hear from those who see reality only through U.S.-focused lenses – and he needs all the box-office help he can get. Hence, MI5. Hollywood is in dire need of a mammoth domestic blockbuster following a year of mediocre-performing tentpoles at the U.S. box office. Hence, MI5. The world's socioeconomic fabric is about to unravel. Hence, MI5 – so humankind can go with a bang. Not only with a bang, but with mirth as well. »
- Andre Soares
Natural women unite: "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" will be adapted into a feature film. The recent hit Broadway musical earned star Jessie Mueller a Tony and should be just as thrilling as a movie since it features so many classic Carole King jams. "It's Too Late" is the definitive breakup anthem of all time, everyone. But just one thing: Who the hell is going to play Carole King? I support the idea of Jessie Mueller reprising her stage role, but Streisand-type stage-to-screen moves remain pretty rare. I was personally shocked when Samantha Barks ended up in the film version of "Les Miz" after starring in London's West End production. Her face should be printed on all European currency for achieving that milestone. So just in case Mueller doesn't get to fly her tapestry on the silver screen, here are a couple of suggestions that seem feasible. Emily Blunt I »
- Louis Virtel
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (fantasy-adventure; Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Into the Woods (musical; Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick; rated PG) Unbroken – (Angelina Jolie-directed historical drama; Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson; rated PG-13) The Riot Club (thriller; Sam...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (fantasy-adventure; Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Into the Woods (musical; Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick; rated PG) Unbroken – (Angelina Jolie-directed historical drama; Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson; rated PG-13) It Follows (must-see horror...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Just one of the surprises at Marvel Studio's Phase Three announcement last year, Captain Marvel, due to hit our screens on November 2nd 2018, will be the first female led super hero movie to be the part of the McU, and one that has seen quite a few casting rumours (with everyone from Gina Carano to Emily Blunt apprently up for the role) doing the rounds since it was announced. But the latest rumour surrounding the movie is the most interesting yet, with Latino Review reporting that the role of Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel's alter ego, has already been cast, and we will be seeing her a lot sooner than expected. Say, like, Avengers: Age of Ultron. That soon. This is in keeping with comments that Joss Whedon let slip about there being previously unannounced heroes showing up in the highly anticipated sequel, but I think it is safe to assume »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
There isn't much we know about the Marvel Phase Three adventure Captain Marvel quite yet, although director James Gunn revealed earlier this month that the character won't appear in his Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sequel. If a new unconfirmed rumor is true, we may be seeing Captain Marvel much sooner than that anyway. Latino Review's El Mayimbe is reporting that the character has already been cast, and will have a brief cameo appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, arriving in theaters May 1. Here's what he had to say below.
"Hot #Marvel #Rumor About #Captainmarvel #Spoiler Apparently, from what I'm being told, the rumor is that the studio has cast the role of Carol Danvers & keeping it top secret. I'm also being told we will first see her in #Avengers #AgeofUltron as originally written in previous drafts of the screenplay. In terms of the standalone film, the Marvel brain trust has »
While Into the Woods has a number of stars--hello, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and Anna Kendrick--it was Billy Magnussen’s leather pants that stole all the attention when the film first opened in December.
“The leather pants were great--Chris is jealous he didn’t get to wear them,” Magnussen tells ETonline of the costume he wore as Rapunzel’s prince opposite of Pine’s royal charmer of Cinderella (Kendrick).
News: Go Behind the Scenes of 'Into the Woods'
“Those pants were so into me,” the 29-year-old actor says, expressing an appreciation for the skintight costume. “[Designer Colleen Atwood and I] went through about five different pairs before we got them. It was all about the lunge. We had to be able to do the lunge--that was the stipulation.”
The lunge he’s referring to happens during the standout duet of “Agony” he performed with Pine. Seen frolicking in the water and ripping their shirts to reveal their sculpted »
Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis looks at this week’s big Blu-ray releases in the Us…
All roads have led to this point, as they say. The final film in both The Hobbit Trilogy and J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations (at least for now), director Peter Jackson bids a fond farewell to Hobbits, Orcs and Wizards alike. Martin Freeman, Ian e, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lily and Orlando Bloom return amongst the stellar cast, as Bilbo and friends face the final battle to save Middle-earth from the deadly Smaug.
You read what Flickering Myth contributor Alfie Nobes made of the final chapter here.
Order The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies On Blu-ray Here
While it failed to make as much of an impact along the awards season over the last few months, Angelina Jolie’s excellent sophomore directorial effort made over $160 million »
- Scott J. Davis
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