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Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller were spotted filming outside a Burger King in London's Leicester Square yesterday (July 29), following reports Cooper learned how to flip burgers in the fast food chain over the weekend.
The pair are currently filming scenes for a culinary movie that has just been given its third title - Untitled John Wells Project - until another name can be decided upon.
He stars as a wild chef looking to gain his third Michelin star. He teams up with Miller's character Helene, who helps him achieve his aspirations. The actress was pictured sporting a cropped blonde 'do, a blue knitted hat and unusual tattoos or drawings on her arms.
Gordon Ramsay recently revealed that he advised Cooper on how to look natural in the kitchen and how to swear like a trooper in preparation for his part.
Uma Thurman, whose role is still unknown, was photographed on »
Kelly Frye has signed on to play DC Comics character Plastique in the upcoming "The Flash" TV series on The CW. In the series she'll play a more heroic incarnation of the character, at least initially. Plastique (aka Sgt. Bette Sans Souci) was a bomb disposal expert in Iraq.
Following the accident that gave Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) his super speed powers, Bette finds herself with the ability to turn everything she touches into a bomb. She seeks Barry's help as nefarious U.S. government forces chase her down. [Source: E! Online]
War And Peace
James would play heroine Natasha Rostova, lover to Pierre Bezukhov (Paul Dano) an illegitimate son who rises in society. Andrew Davies ("Little Dorrit," "Pride and Prejudice") is writing the series. [Source: Yahoo ]
- Garth Franklin
In one of its most ambitious undertakings to date, the BBC is teaming with The Weinstein Company and Look Out Point to bring viewers a sprawling, six-part miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tome War and Peace. Now, the pieces are falling into place for the series, with word that Lily James and Paul Dano are circling lead roles in the project.
Offers have been sent out to James, a rising star known best for her role as Lady Rose MacClare on the PBS period drama Downton Abbey, and Dano, who has been quietly building a reputation as a skilled character actor with parts in Little Miss Sunshine, Prisoners and 12 Years a Slave, among others. Though neither actor has been confirmed yet, James would take on the lead role of Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, an awkward and illegitimate son of a wealthy Russian nobleman »
- Isaac Feldberg
It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon. [Deadline] Emile Hirsch has joined "Just Jim," the directorial debut of "Submarine" star Craig Roberts, who will also lead the film. The story follows "a teenage loser who life is turned around by the appearance of an enigmatic, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
She falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, who Prisoners star Dano is in talks to play - an illegitimate son who rises in society.
Davies previously said of the project: "[It is] not just a great novel, it's a wonderful read and it'll make a wonderful serial.
"A thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life. The characters are so natural and human and easy to identify with, and Natasha Rostova just beats Lizzy Bennet as the most lovable heroine in literature. »
Though it has been adapted several times before, Leo Tolstoy’s huge tale of drama between aristocratic Russian families is once more the target of a TV project, this time a collaboration between the BBC and The Weinstein Company. Paul Dano and Lily James are mulling offers to star in the miniseries.Developed by the company behind Ripper Street and scripted by veteran novel adapter Andrew Davies, it will retell the sprawling story that's set in 1805 Russia and weaves between five rich families around the reign of Alexander I. James is being targeted to play Natasha Rostova, who falls for the wrong man – namely Dano’s Pierre Bezukhov, an awkward illegitimate son who spots a chance to climb society’s ranks but struggles with his hot temper. The actors would be playing roles originally tackled by Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda in the 1956 film version, so no pressure there, then. »
Just ahead of kicking off production, The Weinstein Company has opted to change the title of Bradley Cooper’s upcoming drama from The Chef to Adam Jones, evidently to avoid confusion with Jon Favreau’s Chef, about a food truck owner struggling to stay afloat in his personal and professional lives. Apparently, there was some sort of legal dispute behind the scenes, including a cease-and-desist order, which eventually led to the new title. However, that’s not holding Adam Jones back – in fact, as production is about to get under way, the drama has added Uma Thurman to its already impressive ensemble.
Cooper leads the film as a bad-boy Michelin chef who has to turn his life around. In addition to Thurman, Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scarmacio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene and Alicia Vikander will all co-star. According to Deadline, the plot is »
- Isaac Feldberg
Let's take a break from festivals and comic book news for a (brief) moment and pivot toward some casting that's going on. Uma Thurman is the latest to join the massive ensemble—Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikander—in the John Wells directed "Adam Jones." The cooking world movie started production today, and tells the story of the title chef who had it all—and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene. Former "Downton Abbey" dude Dan Stevens continues to put the period drama behind. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The film, which recently changed its title from Chef, is about a rockstar chef (Cooper) who is pursuing his dream of his own kitchen and a third Michelin star. He teams up with Helene (Miller) to achieve his aspirations.
Thurman's role in the film is not yet known.
Principal photography has already begun on the project. »
Principal photography started Thursday in New Orleans before continuing in London from July 27 to Sept. 26.
Cooper will play a chef in Paris who only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste and wants to obtain the Michelin three-star rating.
- Dave McNary
Uma Thurman has signed on to join Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in The Weinstein Co.'s Adam Jones, which just kicked off principal photography. The film, which was originally titled Chef, follows a rock-star chef (Cooper) who is known for his wild style and creating explosions of taste. Hoping to land his own kitchen and that elusive third Michelin star, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Miller). Photos 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Thelma & Louise' Stars Reunite Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley,
- Rebecca Ford
The drama about an ambitious two-star Michelin chef will start in New Orleans and Move to London untl the end of September.
Parker Posey and Jamies Blackley have joined Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone on Woody Allen’s latest film, currently shooting in Rhode Island. The untitled Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen’s longtime associates Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. Magic In The Moonlight opens through Spc on July 25. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The Weinstein Company has kicked off production today on Adam Jones, the culinary pic that stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller about a bad-boy Michelin chef who must turn it around. The project was originally titled The Chef until Jon Favreau’s food truck pic Chef came along; there was confusion among buyers that led to a cease-and-desist order and eventually a resolution. Adam Jones has added Uma Thurman as the final ingredient in an ensemble that includes Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scarmacio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene and Alicia Vikander. The plot: Chef Adam […] »
Emmy-winner Paul Giamatti (2008 Movie/Mini Actor, "John Adams") returns as a nominee three years after his last bid (Movie/Mini Supporting Actor for "Too Big to Fail"). This time, he contends for Drama Guest Actor for "Downton Abbey" (PBS), portraying Harold Levinson, brother of Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern). -Break- Emmy experts Robert Bianco (USA Today), Lynette Rice (People) split on winners Synopsis: In "The London Season," Harold and his Mother Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) attend Rose's (Lily James) coming out party after she is presented at Buckingham Palace. Harold makes his dislike of the occasion known but soon begins to warm up to it. Rose's friend Madeleine Allsopp (Poppy Drayton) is told by her father to pursue Harold because he is very rich. Harold confesses to her that he primarily prefers the company of girls he doesn't have to commit to, only commit to buy jewelry for. M...' »
We're not surprised to see that Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Lily James each know how to wear a dress. The three British beauties slay week after week on their highly addictive, highly luxurious, highly popular BBC show (which we're dying to have back). But we have yet to see this trio in such similarly enchanting ensembles (because Lady Edith always gets the wardrobe shaft). Now with all things equal, which lady of the Grantham family group looks most divine in her Harper's Bazaar cover moment? First up is Lady Edith in a lovely gold creation. The lace is impeccable but it's the high neckline and long sleeves that we love most about this look, which make the star gorgeously long and »
The women of Downton Abbey have starred in an exclusive fashion shoot for Harper's Bazaar UK.
Nine of the Downton Abbey actresses took part in the 10-page shoot done by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, which sees them wearing elegant floor-length gowns and jewellery.
The portfolio of pictures is also included in the August issue of the magazine, with an accompanying interview about the strength of women, being part of Downton Abbey and why the women are so strong in the television series.
In the interview, Dockery explains how she has grown with the role of Lady Mary.
She said: "It (Lady Mary's confidence) was a brashness that came from insecurity, whereas now it's different, she's very confident in her own skin, »
Brienne of Tarth hung out with the ladies of Downton Abbey at Wimbledon and suddenly fan fiction writers everywhere went crazy. Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, who will appear in the new Star Wars film, tweeted the above picture with Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Lily James and Allen Leech of Downton Abbey. The fine group of TV stars were all looking mighty chic and modern at Wimbledon, a far cry from their normal TV duds of period costumes and swords and armor. "Thank you for a fantastic Wimbledon @BazaarUK @RalphLauren #Wimbledon2014 What fun!! X," she tweeted. Dockery, who plays Lady Mary on Downton Abbey, shared the above photo on her Instagram with #GameOfDownton included in the »
When we first heard about Disney's plans to make a live-action Beauty and the Beast with the help of Twilight director Bill Condon, we were so excited. And more importantly, we were dying to find out who would play Belle. Sure, we've already seen Emilie de Ravin as Belle on Once Upon a Time, and Lily James is set to star in the live-action Cinderella. And, of course, we've already seen Elle Fanning as Aurora in Maleficent. Even so, we still can't help but dream up our own casting. Keep scrolling to see who would make a great live-action Belle and who we'd pick for all the other Disney princesses, too. »
- Ryan Roschke
A live-action Alice in Wonderland worked. So did a re-imagining of Oz: The Great and Powerful.
So, on the heels of Maleficent’s magnificent box office debut, Disney is set to go forward with another live-action take on one of their animated classics. This time, it’s Beauty and the Beast, and Dreamgirls helmer Bill Condon is set to direct, sources confirm to EW.
It’s a tale as old as time.
- Lindsey Bahr
Disney just unveiled the first poster and teaser trailer for its first-ever live-action "Cinderella" movie, which is directed by Kenneth Branagh, stars Lily James (Wrath of the Titans) and is set to hit theaters on March 13th, 2015. Plot: The story follows the fortunes of young Ella (James) whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind. »
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