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Yesterday, director Bryan Singer revealed that unknown actress Lana Condor would be playing Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse. There is very little information about Condor to be found online, but we do know she's 19, from New York, and is also a model. Pictures of the actress are also scarce, but the ever-awesome Boss Logic has taken the one that accompanied the announcement and worked some of his magic. He's decided against going with the trademark yellow trench-coat but to be fair; this is probably a lot closer to how she'll actually be depicted in the movie anyway. Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) Kodi Smit-Mcphee (Nightcrawler), with Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse). The movie reportedly starts shooting this summer and will hit theaters on May 27, 2016. »
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence costarred in a movie shot between Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle which is finally hitting screens after a couple of years on the shelf and a stint on pay-per-view. Serena, a gothic tale of greed and ambition run amok, is set amongst the timber industry in the mountains of North Carolina during the Depression. The movie has not received much love from critics and indeed it’s kind of a mess – an overripe melodrama that’s all over the map in terms of tone. It’s full of gorgeous moments alternating with many more that feel literate to the point of boredom, and others where the characters motivations make little sense. But I liked it and think it deserves a better reception then it’s received. If you’re looking for an old fashioned sumptuous costume drama starring two always-watchable leads with proven chemistry »
- Tom Stockman
Spielberg is currently developing an adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do for the big screen.
Lawrence is currently attached to play Addario, whose travels into war zones led her to being kidnapped in Libya in 2011.
Addario is one of the few female photographers to travel into war zones in Afghanistan to document on-going crises in the region.
Spielberg has turned to screenwriter Craig to adapt the memoir, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Spielberg could begin work on his adaptation of It's What I Do after completing his newly-announced science fiction film Ready Player One.
Digital Spy looks at this year's »
Hallmark Hall of Fame called, they said to stop right now - they do not have the budget for these movie stars...! Lantern-lit wood cabins and literary based period melodrama do not guarantee a respectable film. The problems with Serena would make more sense if the making of the film had preceded David O. Russell's acclaimed 2012 charmer Silver Linings Playbook. That film demonstrated an appealing chemistry between the shared leads Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, leaving one wanting more of them together on screen. Wish granted; Lawrence and Cooper play a depression-era married couple in Serena, which in fact was shot not soon after Silver Linings. (They are currently at work on another film together with Russell, following his American Hustle in which they...
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Safe to say – it's been an "Outstanding" year for Emma Watson!
The British beauty has been crowned the Most Outstanding Woman of 2015 by AskMen.
Photos: Emma Watson Over The Years
This year's Top 99 Most Outstanding Women list veers from the publication's Most Desirable list from years past.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
From out of nowhere screenwriter Peter Craig has emerged as one of the industry’s buzziest scribes. The scribe has racked up a solid resume of credits including Ben Affleck’s The Town, both instalments of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and the upcoming Gerard Butler thriller Hunter Killer. For his next project, he is set to reunite with his Mockingjay star Jennifer Lawrence, as Craig is now attached to pen It’s What I Do.
Based on the life of war photographer Lynsey Addario, the title of the movie is taken from her memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. Warner Bros. snapped up the rights prior to the book’s release and started to assemble a preliminary team to bring Addario’s emotionally-driven tale to the big screen.
Thus far the studio has struck gold. Andrew Lazar, whose experience on memoir »
- Gem Seddon
Editor’s note: Our review of Serena originally ran during last year’s London Film Festival, but we’re re-posting it now as the film opens in limited release. Serena is one of two films from director Susanne Bier screening at the 2014 London Film Festival, and the other is a Danish-language film titled A Second Chance. While both of these have a lot to say about babies only one of them is completely enthralling from its opening scene to its end while the other bores for at least an hour before shifting into a high-tension ending. Sadly, despite the well-established chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Serena is the latter film. Cooper plays George, a lumber baron whose finances are starting to wear thin right around the time the sheriff (Toby Jones) decides that George’s land would be best utilized as a national park. George also has some untouched land in Brazil, but »
- Emily Estep
With two celebrated collaborations in "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," and another in the upcoming "Joy," Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have forged a complimentary onscreen connection, which continues with the Depression-era tale "Serena." Subject to plenty of talk before its release, you can see the movie for yourself when it hits home video this summer, and today we have the exclusive DVD and Blu-ray artwork and details. Based on the novel by Ron Rash, the story centers on a couple who build an empire only to see their relationship and business begin to crumble. Here's the official synopsis: George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence) are love-struck newlyweds building a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the. »
- Edward Davis
Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.
Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.
Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.
- Brian Welk
Since her breakthrough role in “Winter’s Bone,” Jennifer Lawrence has demonstrated remarkably good taste in her film projects. The notable exception to her streak of superb or strategic choices might appear to be “Serena,” a film that ended up languishing for almost three years in the editing bay and on the shelf – and for which Lawrence talked her “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Bradley Cooper into signing up. Directed by Oscar-winning Danish auteur Susanne Bier (“In a Different World”), “Serena” vindicates Lawrence’s discernment. Densely packed and gorgeously expressionist, the old-fashioned tragedy is very nearly a satisfying experience despite its various. »
- Inkoo Kang
Prison comedy “Get Hard” and animated adventure “Home” are locked in a tight race for first place at the weekend box office.
Both pictures appeal to distinctive segments of the movie-going public — “Get Hard” with its R-rating and crude humor hopes to enlist males, while “Home” is the de facto choice for families who have already caught “Cinderella.” Warner Bros., which is distributing “Get Hard,” is pegging the opening at $35 million, while DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind “Home,” is projecting a debut in the low to mid $30 million range. Most analysts predicted “Get Hard” would come out on top, but ticketing site Fandango reports that “Home” has pulled ahead in terms of pre-sales, so the family film may have the edge.
A lot is riding on “Home,” the story of a cute alien who befriends a young girl, when it bows across 3,707 locations domestically. DreamWorks Animation has had a punishing year and a half, »
- Brent Lang
This weekend, Will Ferrell turns to Kevin Hart to prep him for prison in the (very) R-rated comedy "Get Hard," an alien on the run lands on Earth and makes friends with an adventurous child in the animated "Home," and a middle-aged couple (Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts) has their lives overturned when they meet a disarming young couple (Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried) in "While We're Young."
Also in theaters this weekend: "Serena" stars Bradley Cooper as a timber magnate in Depression-era North Carolina whose empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena (Jennifer Lawrence). "The Salt of the Earth" follows world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado as he embarks on the discovery of pristine territories and grandiose landscapes to capture the planet's beauty in his latest photographic project. In "The Riot Club," two first-year Oxford students join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed in a single evening. The film stars Sam Claflin, »
- Jonny Black
Bryan Singer has added a fresh face to the cast of his upcoming blockbuster, X-Men: Apocalypse. And in what is now his time honoured fashion, he's announced the latest casting via his social media accounts.
In this case, he's taken to Instagram to reveal that relative newcomer Lana Condor has picked up a role in his new X-Men movie. She's going to be taking on the role of Jubilation Lee, better known as Jubilee. She has the power of controlling energy plasmoids, in a manner akin to fireworks. Jubilee appeared in the original X-Men (where Katrina Florence played her), and in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand (where Kea Wong took on the role).
Here's the picture of Lana Condor, that Singer posted.
Leonardo DiCaprio tops the most recent salary chart for Hollywood's A-list actors. His quote for a blockbuster-type film like "The Wolf of Wall Street" these days is $25 million. Performers in the $20 million club are Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington. Following the success of American Sniper," Bradley Cooper is now expecting $15-20 million per film. Just behind are Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum, depending on the type of role. Also in that ballpark are Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne Johnson (for an action movie). Hollywood Reporter -Break- Will boy band One Direction find a new direction with the departure of Zayn Malik? The British group's Facebook page has the singer saying, "I want to be a normal 22-year-old." They have sold 6.49 million albums and had more than 23 million downloads since starting in 2010. The four remaining members -- Niall Horan, Liam Pa. »
Yesterday, Jennifer Lawrence announced that “X-Men: Apocalypse” would be her last time donning the iconic blue make-up. Perhaps hoping to fly in under the radar, or perhaps to assuage the fear that Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters was going to turn into sausage fest, director Bryan Singer has revealed who will be playing Jubilee in “Apocalypse.” A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:57am Pdt You know what, fine. I’ll say it. I ain’t scared. I like Jubilee. I was first introduced to “X-Men” in 1992 when the cartoon began to air on Fox Kids Saturday morning block. Jubilee was the main character in a move that was controversial to adults, all of whom were missing the point that kids want/need a cipher to help them understand complex ideas like using mutants as a metaphor for prejudice. Jubilee fit that bill perfectly. She »
- Donna Dickens
With cameras set to begin rolling in April, there's been quite a bit of casting news doing the rounds in the last few weeks for X-Men: Apocalypse, and now director Bryan Singer has announced another addition to his latest foray into the X-Men universe, with newcomer Lana Condor taking on the role of Jubilee. Best known as prominent member of the 90's X-Men cartoon, the mutant, whose power is to create and control energy plasmoids which look like fireworks, has been part of the X-Men universe since her creation in 1989, and has previously appeared in the original X-Men movies, played by Katrina Florence in the first X-Men, and by Kea Wong in X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Jubilee will be rejoining fellow recast mutants Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) for what is said to be the conclusion to the trilogy to X-Men: First Class, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Another day, another mutant adding to the extensive line-up in X-Men: Apocalypse. Even though Jennifer Lawrence seems to be departing the X-Men franchise after this forthcoming sequel, it sounds like there will be plenty other mutants to help carry the franchise without the presence of one of its biggest stars. Director Bryan Singer made another post to Instagram today to announce that newcomer Lana Condor would be taking the role of Jubilation Lee, better known as Jubilee. The character has appeared ever so briefly in the original X-Men franchise but has never been a staple of the X-Men team. Could that change? Here's what director Bryan Singer posted on Instagram today: I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen #Apocalypse A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:57am Pdt We don't know how pivotal Jubilee's role in the film will be, »
- Ethan Anderton
The director made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram. “I’d officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen,” Singer wrote.
I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee lanacondor to #Xmen… https://t.co/4oYYtan8Bo
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) March 25, 2015
Jubilee first appeared in the “Uncanny X-Men” in 1989 as a teenage mutant capable of generating explosive plasmoids from her hands. She was often portrayed wearing a yellow raincoat.
Jennifer Lawrence confirmed Monday that “Apocalypse” will be her last film in the franchise.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” will star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Rose Byrne reprising their roles along with franchise newcomers Oscar Isaac and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Neither Ian McKellen »
- Dave McNary
Though she currently has no credits on her IMDb page at this time, Lana Condor's first entry will be huge! The virtually unknown actress has landed a prime role in X-Men: Apocalypse. She will play one of the youngest team members to ever fight alongside Professor Xavier and his school of extraordinary students. That's right, Lana Condor is taking on the role of Jubilation Lee, Aka Jubilee.
While X-Men: Apocalypse is confirmed to take place in the 80s, Jubilee didn't become popular in the comic books until the early 1990s, often playing sidekick to Wolverine. She was first introduced in Uncanny X-Men #244, which was published in 1989. Created by iconic X-men writer Chris Claremont and artist Marc Silvestri, the character's mutation allows her to create and control energy plasmodia that are similar to fireworks. The actress has appeared in the movies before, first in 2000's X-Men played by Katrina Florence and »
Lana Condor will make her big screen debut as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse.
I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen #Apocalypse
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:57am Pdt
"I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen #Apocalypse," the filmmaker wrote.
X-Men has cast a whole new group of stars to portray young versions of popular characters from the film franchise.
Oscar Isaac is another new addition to the massively-successful X-Men as the power-mad mutant known as Apocalypse.
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