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The Great Gatsby Cannes 2013: Leonardo DiCaprio on logically soggy red carpet Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby opened the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday evening. The Gatsby red carpet looked like a cross between the Academy Awards (Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire) and Dancing with Stars (loud music, with a handful of dancers performing in ’20s-costumes). (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio on the 2013 Cannes Film Festival’s The Great Gatsby red carpet.) On the Cannes Film Festival’s video of the Great Gatsby red carpet, you can watch Carey Mulligan getting nearly decapitated by a take-no-prisoners umbrella; Leonardo DiCaprio telling an interviewer, "I can’t hear a word you’re saying," and then walking on as if said journalist was invisible; and Tobey Maguire getting called, "Eh, Tobee!" But what do we learn from those brief interviews? That being in Cannes is "exciting" (DiCaprio, Maguire) and "meaningful" (Luhrmann, »
- Zac Gille
Leonardo DiCaprio The Great Gatsby movie box office: DiCaprio’s second biggest opening ever — but trailing Titanic in ticket sales The Great Gatsby movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel earned $50.08m at the North American box office this past weekend, including $3.25 million from late Thursday night showings, according to weekend box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. Despite mostly poor reviews — The Great Gatsby has a 32% approval rating and 5.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics — the Baz Luhrmann-directed take on the love story between Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan far surpassed the expectations of both distributor Warner Bros. and box-office pundits. In fact, The Great Gatsby trailed only Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3, which collected $72.52 million at the domestic box office this past weekend. (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby.) Partly thanks to 3D surcharges and a strong female contingent of ticket-buyers, »
- Zac Gille
Posters for The Lone Ranger, Red 2, Hell Baby, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Europa Report, R.I.P.D., Baggage Claim, Inside Llewyn Davis, As I Lay Dying, Redemption, Fruitvale Station, Grown Ups 2, and some beautiful artwork for the cover of a 300: Rise of an Empire coffee book.
"Joe Wright is reported Out of the »
- Garth Franklin
Leonardo DiCaprio The Great Gatsby movie weekend box office: DiCaprio’s second biggest opening ever? (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, with Carey Mulligan) Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1920s novel. A risky move? Well, if so, it has clearly paid off. Although The Great Gatsby will not top the North American box office this weekend, it’ll land in a remarkably (and surprisingly) strong second slot. (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby movie adaptation, with Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.) Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3 will easily lead the domestic box-office charge with approximately $65-70m, after plummeting 71% on Friday, compared to the previous week. True, opening-day Friday also included the box-office take from Thursday late night showings, but, for comparison’s sake, The Avengers was down 64% during that same time frame. »
- Zac Gille
The Great Gatsby 2013 movie box office: Way overperforming? (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby) The Great Gatsby 2013 movie adaptation directed by Baz Luhrmann, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan will not top the North American box office this weekend. That’s the not-so-good news. But then again, no one was expecting The Great Gatsby to soar past Robert Downey Jr’s special-effects-laden Iron Man 3. True, both movies are in 3D, but … maybe if Jay Gatsby’s hair gel were capable of blowing up all of New England or something, then it’d have had a chance. (Updated The Great Gatsby weekend box office estimate.) Now, the (really) good news: The Great Gatsby, with the assistance of 3D surcharges and a large percentage of female ticket-buyers, may open north of $50m at 3,525 North American locations, according to early, rough estimates found at Deadline.com. As per Deadline’s "sources, »
- Zac Gille
For those of you that had Kite release before your time, it's an incredibly violent, gory, graphic, sexual (hentai) anime that debuted back in 1998 which followed teenage school girl Sawa and her attempts to unravel the mystery of her parent's murder. Fate brings her together with two detectives who train her to become a ruthless killing machine under the pretense of finding the killer of her mother and father. But that's only the beginning of the story and things take a very atypical (and far worse) turn once Sawa's tragic backstory is established. The live-action film stars nineteen-year-old India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening, Maleficent) as Sawa, sixty-four-year-old Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Karl Aker (Akai) and eighteen-year-old Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby) as Oburi. If you've seen the original anime, you know why the ages are important here. Filming just »
The Great Gatsby Movie: Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Heir apparent to Cary Grant’ (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby) [See previous post: "The Great Gatsby 2013: Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann Shine; Story Essence Lost."] The role of the enigmatic, larger-than-life Gatsby would seem a difficult one to cast in an age when movie stars have been replaced by whatever pre-digested superhero is easiest to market and promote. Consider us lucky that one of the only movie stars left in American film makes a terrific Gatsby. There are moments when Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously worked with Luhrmann in 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, looks the heir apparent to Cary Grant. Our first head-on shot of Gatsby shows the character as the very embodiment of America’s unbridled optimism. His reputation as a good-time Charlie is surpassed only by his opacity. To the hundreds of guests who excitedly converge upon his bedazzled mansion, he’s a glamorous riddle, a thrower of epic house parties who might have »
- Mark Keizer
Jon Wright (Grabbers) is directing the film, the story of which "centers on a teen (McAuliffe) who gathers a group of teens together to search for his long lost father in the midst of a war between humans and robots. The teen discovers a way to fight back and he realizes that there’s more to this war than his own family."
It sounds like it could end up being a cool movie. It starts shooting on June 3rd with a budget of $21 million. I'm curious to see how it ends up turning out. »
- Joey Paur
The Weinstein Company has acquired worldwide sales rights, excluding the U.S., South Africa and India, to the live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s Japanese anime movie Kite. The film, which has just completed shooting in South Africa, stars Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley and Australia's Callan McAuliffe and was directed by Ralph Ziman (The Zoo Keeper, Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema). Kite will be sold to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week. The Weinstein Co.'s David Glasser said: "We look forward to showing buyers a first look at some early footage in Cannes.” Anant
- Georg Szalai
Despite the dazzling fashion and glamour, Gwyneth Paltrow is so over the Met Gala. She complained that this year’s star-studded affair was too hot and too crowded. Well, if she’s forfeiting future invitations, there are quite a few (thousand) people who’d gladly go in her place. [USA Today] Gossip Girl co-stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley remained professional on set after their breakup, but Badgley implies there was an underlying unease following their three-year romance. He also admits that he didn’t send Lively a wedding gift when she married Ryan Reynolds last year. [E!] Model Kate Moss sports a St. Tropez tan – and nothing else – in a new ad for the self-tanning brand. Moss is enthusiastic about her partnership with St. Tropez, saying she »
- Rahsheeda Ali
Warner Bros. Pictures' The Great Gatsby opens in 3,535 theaters this weekend, and could turn in anywhere north of $35-$40 million from its debut weekend. Of course, Disney distributed Marvel big boy Iron Man 3 is definitely topping the box office charts, and should gross over $75 million on its second weekend run. Baz Luhrmann directs Gatsby's very-talented cast of Leonard DiCaprio, Cary Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki. The film is not an easy project to make, by any means, and not one to receive remarkable reviews for the most part. In fact, Upcoming Movies' Steve Ramos gave it a slightly above-average score, while Anders Wright posted a below par rating in his review. The film's holding a 44% "Rotten" score at Rottentomatoes.com. Luhrmann and Craig Pearce adapt the novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald for the screen. The cast also includes Gemma Ward, Callan McAuliffe, Amitabh Bachchan, »
Are you one of the many complaining about the lack of original stories being made into movies? Well, then you might appreciate the upcoming British offering Our Robot Overlords, a coming-of-age tale set in the midst of a dramatic battle between man and machine. Co-written and directed by Jon Wright, who has previously helmed the alien invasion comedy Grabbers and the horror-comedy Tormented, this sci-fi adventure centers on a teen boy who with the help of his peers goes in search of his long lost father as a war between mankind and robots rages around them. But the teen boy is encouraged to join the fray when he uncovers the secret to bringing these brawling bots down! THR reports Wright has landed Aussie up-and-comer Callan McAuliffe to front the film as its teen protagonist. McAuliffe has appeared in a couple of American productions, including Rob Reiner's 2010 romance Flipped, DreamWorks' »
Dennys Ilic 18 year old Australian actor Callan McAuliffe, who plays a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, has landed the starring role in Our Robot Overlords, alongside Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.
The story follows the tenacious, optimistic Sean (McAuliffe) who will defy an empire to find his father after robots invade Earth and occupy every street.
16 year old newcomer Ella Hunt (represented by Piers Nimmo), from Devon, will play Alex.
Here's the synopsis:
Earth has been conquered by Robots from a distant Galaxy, survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by Robot Sentries if they venture outside. In Robot occupied Britain, city centres are devastated and our gang of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
The story centers on a teen (McAuliffe) who gathers a group of teens together to search for his long lost father in the midst of a war between humans and robots.
The teen discovers a way to fight back, and he realizes that there’s more to this war than his own family.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
• He might be King of the North to some, but Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden (he plays Robb Stark on the HBO series) is about to reach a whole new demographic when he takes on the role of Prince Charming in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Downton Abbey’s Lily James will play the title role in the Kenneth Branagh-directed film, with Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. With a script from Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), we’re starting to get excited to see what Branagh does with the film, and to finally see »
- Lindsey Bahr
Here’s the synopsis:
Overlords centers on a teen (McAuliffe) who gathers a group of teens together to search for his long lost father in the midst of a war between humans and robots. The teen discovers a way to fight back and he realizes that there’s more to this war than his own family.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter »
- Philip Sticco
Our Robot Overloads follows the story of Sean Flynn (McAuliffe) who goes in search for his estranged father in the middle of a war between humans and robots..
McAuliffe, 18, is the first to admit being involved in an action-robot film is a teenage boy.s dream come true..
.Of course I.m pumped,. he tells If on a long-distance phone call from La. .As a teenage guy it.s always good fun to do an action film every now and again.
.It.s a group piece but I.m definitely one of the leads which I.m very grateful for. »
- Emily Blatchford
Here's today's latest casting news: Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has been cast as the Prince in Disney's live-action Cinderella feature, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four) has landed the lead role in Our Robot Overlords, directed by Jon Wright (Grabbers) and starring Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files). Gary Cole (Office Space), Veronica Cartwright (Alien) and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) have joined the cast of The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and starring Addison Timlin (Derailed). Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. From a Disney press release: Richard Madden Cast in Disney’s Cinderella Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has been cast as the Prince in Disney’s upcoming live-action Cinderella. As previously announced, the film is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, stars Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and features »
- Dave Trumbore
Australian actor Callan McAuliffe, who plays a teen Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, has nabbed the starring role in Our Robot Overlords. Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson are toplining the U.K. sci-fi production, which is being directed by Jon Wright and produced by Piers Tempest. Overlords centers on a teen (McAuliffe) who gathers a group of teens together to search for his long lost father in the midst of a war between humans and robots. The teen discovers a way to fight back, and he realizes that there’s more to this war than his
- Borys Kit
He’s dealt with teenage romance in Flipped, been friends with an alien in I Am Number Four and will shortly be seen as the younger Gatsby in Pacific Rim The Great Gatsby. But can Callan McAuliffe fight Our Robot Overlords? He’ll have to, because he’s just snagged the lead in the movie.Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley are already aboard the film, which will find the Earth under the control of robots three years after an invasion. Everyone is confined to their homes or controlled by an implant, but McAuliffe and his mates figure a way around theirs and head off in search of his long-lost father.But even as he seeks to reunite his family, he begins to realise that he’s got a much more important part to play in overcoming the techno threat.Grabbers' Jon Wright is directing the movie, starting next month in Ireland, »
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