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The 10 Hottest Grown-Up Former Kid Stars

4 December 2012 1:47 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

You heard the prompt: The 10 Hottest Former Child Stars. Can I confess something? It's harder to think of these than you think!

Let's face it, everybody's looks peak at a certain point, and if you're a child actor, there's a distinct chance you'll look your best at age 11. That's not the case with these 10 gents, who've grown up into seriously studly creatures. Here they are, ranked and ready for scrutiny.

10. Jonathan Lipnicki

The Jerry Maguire kid apparently enjoys the gym. The onetime kid star's body is basically an adamantium sheath, and he's also perfected his photogenic stoicism.

9. Chad Allen

Yes to gay child actors who come out, and Yes specifically to alums of the 1990 TV movie Camp Cucamonga, which I consider the Gone With the Wind of summer camp movies featuring G. Gordon Liddy in a supporting role. Chad's hot, out, and readily shirtless. Phew.

8. Devon Sawa

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- virtel

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Evan Rachel Wood has been robbed

5 November 2012 10:01 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Evan Rachel Wood has been robbed. The 'True Blood' actress and her new husband Jamie Bell are on honeymoon at a secret location but returned to their hotel room on Sunday (04.11.12) to find it had been 'ransacked' by burglars. Evan tweeted: 'Dude!! @1jamiebelland i just got robbed!! Found our room ransacked. We are safe and have everything we need. So all is well. #damn (sic)' She did not, however, post any further details on the incident. Earlier that day, she was in better spirits, posting: 'Horseback riding with husband. Check! (sic)' Evan, 25, and the 26-year-old 'Billy Elliot' actor tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in California last Tuesday (30.10.12). The couple - who started dating after meeting »

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The Brothers Lionheart casting call

2 November 2012 3:06 PM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Jina Jay Casting 

Casting Search

Seeking two boys for lead roles in a new Tomas Alfredson English language film The Brothers Lionheart, shooting Summer 2013 in Europe.

No Experience Necessary.

The Roles:

Searching for two caucasian boys aged 8 - 10 years and 13 - 15 years for the film of The Brothers Lionheart, based on the Swedish novel of the same name by Astrid Lindgren.

The film is set in Europe and will be directed by Tomas Alfredson who most recently directed the award winning film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and previously Let The Right One In.

To audition, please send a self tape.

*Please note if you have already auditioned there is no need to submit again*

Jina Jay is a casting director whose credits include War Horse, Tintin And The Secret Of The Unicorn, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Atonement and Billy Elliot.

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- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Evan Rachel Wood marries Jamie Bell

31 October 2012 5:54 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Another celebrity wedding has managed to slip under the radar: "True Blood" actress Evan Rachel Wood and "Billy Elliot" star Jamie Bell got married on Tuesday (Oct. 30) in California, Wood's rep tells Us Weekly.

Wood wore a Carolina Herrera custom wedding dress for the small ceremony in front of the couple's family and friends.

The two met in 2005 when co-starring in Green Day's music video for "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and began dating. They split after a year but got back together last summer before Bell popped the question in early 2012.

The marriage is the first for both, though it marks Wood's second engagement. She called off wedding plans with Marilyn Manson in 2010. »

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Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell Are Married!

31 October 2012 3:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

After months of speculation, it's officially official -- Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are married!The 25-year-old "True Blood" star quietly wed the 26-year-old former "Billy Elliot" on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Her rep confirmed the news to People, saying "The bride wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera. It was a small ceremony with close family and friends." Evan herself shared her joy on Twitter on Wednesday: "Words cannot describe the happiness i am feeling. Overwhelming." She followed up a few hours later with "Song of the day '(today i met) the boy i'm gonna marry' #darlenelove."The couple first dated back in 2005 after they starred together in the Green Day video for "Wake Me Up When September Ends." They split in 2006 -- with Wood later getting engaged to goth rocker Marilyn Manson -- then rekindled their romance last year.Congratulations to the couple! Read more »

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X Files producer Frank Spotnitz to unveil new drama Hunted at McM London Comic Con; creator and cast of Misfits will also attend

24 October 2012 8:13 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

X Files and Millennium writer-producer Frank Spotnitz is to unveil his new BBC suspense thriller Hunted at this weekend's McM London Comic Con.

Spotnitz and cast members will host a panel at 3pm on Friday, October 26.

Set in the world of international espionage, Hunted is produced by Kudos Film for BBC One and HBO's Cinemax channel.

At the heart of the eight-part drama is Sam, played by Melissa George (above; Triangle, Grey's Anatomy, Alias, In Treatment) - a highly-skilled operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team.

Once she returns to the firm, she performs her secretive duties without knowing who to trust and who wants her dead.

Adam Rayner (Hawthorne, Mistresses) plays Sam's colleague at the firm and love interest. The dedicated and complex members of the firm operate in the shadows, »

- David Bentley

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Helen Mirren to Play Queen Elizabeth Onstage

21 September 2012 5:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dame Helen Mirren will once again tackle the role of Queen Elizabeth -- this time, on stage. Photos: Musicals That Have Sung Their Way to the Big Screen The Oscar-winning actress is set to star in Peter Morgan's The Audience, recalling six decades of weekly "audiences" (meetings) at Buckingham Palace between the Queen and her 12 prime ministers over the years. The Audience is slated to open in 2013 at London's Gielgud Theatre, according to a statement obtained by Reuters. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) will direct the play, with Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox and Andy Harries producing. Scenic designer

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Helen Mirren to play The Queen in West End show 'The Audience'

21 September 2012 6:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Helen Mirren is to play The Queen for a second time. The actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in The Queen, will revisit the role for a West End stage show. The Audience will explore The Queen's relationships with some of her 12 prime ministers, depicting their weekly meetings. It is written by Peter Morgan - the man behind the 2006 film. Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry will direct the production, which is scheduled to open at the Gielgud Theatre on March 5 until June 15. "From Churchill to Cameron, each prime minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional - sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive," a press release said. "I (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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Promo Poster for Cinemax's New Series Hunted Starring Melissa George

8 September 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

From X-Files writer and producer Frank Spotnitz comes this eight-episode drama set in the world of international espionage. Hunted is scheduled to debut this Fall exclusively on Cinemax. Golden Globe nominee Melissa George stars as an operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team; when she returns to work, she doesn't know who to trust. The series stars Melissa George (Alias), Adam Raymer (Hawthorne), Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones, John Adams), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Strike Back), Morven Christie (The Sinking of the Laconia), Lex Shrapnel (Captain America: The First Avenger), Uriel Emil (Criminal Justice), Patrick Malahide (Five Days, Billy Elliot), Stephen Campbell Moore (The »

- Pietro Filipponi

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In Production: “Nymphomaniac,” “Feed The Dog,” “The Great Beauty” And “The Right Kind Of Wrong”

29 August 2012 10:42 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“In Production” is a regular column which focuses on notable independent films that are currently shooting. If you would like your film to be included in this space, please send an email to nick@filmmakermagazine.com

Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac is only two days into filming and has already stirred a great deal of controversy (no surprise there). The film has been described as an erotic drama that, according to star Shia Labeouf, will feature hard-core pornographic sex scenes (the producers insist that “body doubles and visual effects” will be used). Von Trier plans to release it in two parts – each in a soft-core and hard-core version. (What is this? The arthouse porn equivalent of Kill Bill?) The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia) as the titular nymphomaniac who tells the story of her life from 0-50 to a man (Stellan Skarsgård) who discovers her beaten up in an alleyway. »

- Byron Camacho

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Stephen Hawking to feature as narrator at Paralympic opening ceremony

29 August 2012 8:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Directors say ceremony is about challenging perceptions and will be very different from Danny Boyle's

Those behind the Paralympic opening ceremony have revealed it will feature Sir Ian McKellen, Prof Stephen Hawking, and the "world's biggest apple crunch" as part of a "unique and extraordinary piece of work about challenging our perceptions".

Stephen Daldry, who is overseeing all four Olympic ceremonies, said the ceremony – titled Enlightenment and directed by Jenny Sealey and Bradley Hemmings – was very different from the Olympics ceremonies.

"If Danny Boyle's was very much about two revolutions and popular culture and Kim Gavin's was very much about a symphony of British music, then what you will get from Jenny and Bradley is something very different," said the Billy Elliot director.

Sealey, the director of the country's leading disability theatre company, said she and Hemmings were feeling "very slightly nervous, terrified and excited" about the ceremony, »

- Owen Gibson

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Jamie Bell is a Nymphomaniac

28 August 2012 12:06 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ok, so not really…well I’m not sure. Either way, Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Tin Tin, King Kong) has signed up for Lars Von Trier’s controversial Nymphomaniac. Von Trier’s latest movie will also see Shia LeBeouf have sex for real. Other stars will include Connie Nielsen and Nicolas Bro amongst others. Now for the conservative of you out there don’t worry. You’ll still be able to go see the movie as Von Trier is shooting two versions. Namely a “soft core” version as well as the “hard core” incarnation. No doubt, one will do better than the other, providing it gets a major release. Nymphomaniac beings shooting today. Synopsis: A woman discovers her hidden erotic desires. Released: Unknown

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Casting Net: Abbie Cornish cast to play Fellini's lover. Plus: Josh Holloway, Minnie Driver, Cobie Smulders

27 August 2012 7:46 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Abbie Cornish, in a swift turn from starring in the upcoming RoboCop remake and Seven Psychopaths, has been cast to play the lead role of Betty, a veterinarian who falls for acclaimed Italian director Federico Fellini, in Fellini Black and White, also starring William H. Macy, Terrence Howard and Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage. Henry Bromell is directing from a script he also wrote. In the film, the Australian beauty falls head over heels for Fellini, played by Brazilian actor Wagner Maura, when he’s in Los Angeles for the 1957 Academy Awards, the year he won for sadly beautiful black-and-white dramedy Nights of Cabiria, »

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Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Adds Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen

27 August 2012 10:19 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The 11-week shoot for controversial Danish director Lars von Trier’s sex-driven The Nymphomaniac will commence tomorrow (Tuesday) in Germany.

Brit thesp Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) and Danish star Connie Nielsen (Boss) have joined the cast of Trier’s pornographic drama as well as frequent collaborator Jens Albinus (Antichrist, Dogville), Sweden actor Shanti Roney (Together), German actor Severin von Hoensbroech (A Dangerous Method), Nicolas Bro (Warhorse) and Jesper Christensen (Melancholia).

The rest of the film’s stars include Labeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard.

The Nymphomaniac producers have yet to confirm if Nicole Kidman, who fronted Dogville, and Willem Dafoe, who co-starred in Antichris will be involved.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Nymphomaniac is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-‐diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.

On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, »

- Nick Martin

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Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen & More Will Romp In Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'; Shooting Starts This Week

27 August 2012 5:29 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Lars Von Trier is no stranger to attracting Hollywood types to his movies, particularly with his films "Dogville" and "Manderlay," you might think his upcoming, sex-driven "The Nymphomaniac" might be the kind of project agents keep away from their talent. Guess again. Shia Labeouf signed on earlier this month to the film being led by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard, with Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe both rumored, and while the latter pair are yet to be confirmed, Von Trier's next endeavor has just added a batch of talent, including two more prominent names. Tintin and Billy Elliot himself Jamie Bell, as well as Connie Nielsen ("Boss," "One Hour Photo," Mrs. Calloway in "Rushmore") have joined the film alongside frequent collaborator Jens Albinus ("Antichrist," "Dogville," "Dancer In The Dark," "The Idiots," "The Boss Of It All"), Shanti Roney, »

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Jamie Bell Joins Lars Von Trier's Real-Sex Drama Nymphomaniac

27 August 2012 4:27 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With films like Dogville and Antichrist, Lars von Trier has long established a solid reputation as a powerful but unsettling filmmaker. But for all the dark places his features go and all the horrific things they show, his movies are all built around incredible roles that lend themselves to powerhouse performances. So it's little wonder that no amount of controversy seems to scare off big stars from working with the outspoken and audacious auteur. His next venture, a reportedly hard-core pornographic drama called Nymphomaniac has already collected a cast that includes recurring collaborators Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard, as well as von Trier newbie Shia Labeouf. Now THR reveals Jamie Bell, best remembered as the titular dancer in Billy Elliot, has signed on along with Danish actress Connie Nielsen from the Starz series Boss. They join an international cast that includes Danes Nicolas Bro (Warhorse), Jesper Christensen (Melancholia) and Jens »

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Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen Join Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

27 August 2012 3:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Cologne, Germany -- British actor Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) and Danish star Connie Nielsen (Boss) have joined the cast of Lars von Trier's pornographic drama Nymphomaniac. The controversial and highly anticipated feature starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Shia Labeouf begins its 11-week shoot Tuesday in Germany. Other joining the Nymphomaniac cast include Danish actors Nicolas Bro (Warhorse), Jesper Christensen (Quantum of Solace) and Jens Albinus (Idiots); Sweden's Shanti Roney (Together); and German actor Severin von Hoensbroech (Ruhm). Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe also have been linked to Nymphomaniac, but the producers could not confirm whether they would have roles

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Bell, Nielsen Set For "Nymphomaniac"

27 August 2012 12:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot," "King Kong") and Connie Nielsen ("Gladiator," "Boss") have joined the cast of Lars von Trier's pornographic drama "Nymphomaniac" says The Hollywood Reporter.

Charlotte Gainsbourg plays a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac found beaten up in an alley by an old, charming bachelor (Skarsgard).

He takes her home to care for her and she recounts to him the story of her erotic life from birth to the age of 50.

Shia Labeouf, Nicolas Bro, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Shanti Roney and Severin von Hoensbroech also star.

An eleven-week shoot on the project kicks off in Germany tomorrow. »

- Garth Franklin

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Why the Olympic opening ceremony was a triumph of agitprop theatre

31 July 2012 7:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

You thought it was innocent family entertainment? Wrong. Danny Boyle's political production would have made Joan Littlewood and the leftwing Theatre Workshop proud

During the era of agitprop theatre in the 1960s and 70s, when politically committed companies toured the UK, there was usually a rule that the show would not go on if there was a risk of having more people on stage than in the audience. And even with the hallucinogenic substances that were part of the scene at the time, no one would have imagined that a passionately leftwing theatre show would one day play to an audience of one billion and have a budget of £27m to spend.

But, last Friday night and Saturday morning, that is exactly what happened. Among the spectacular achievements of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony was that it marked the apotheosis of a dramatic tradition that had previously been marginalised in this country. »

- Mark Lawson

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Stephen Daldry May Direct 'Wicked' Movie

12 July 2012 10:46 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Tony winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry is in talks to helm Universal's screen adaptation of the mega-hit musical "Wicked," according to Deadline.com. Previously, directors Ryan Murphy, Rob Marshall, J.J. Abrams, and James Mangold were rumored to be the front-runners.Daldry won Tony Awards for directing "Billy Elliot" and "An Inspector Calls," and was nominated for an Academy Award three times, for "The Hours," "The Reader," and "Billy Elliot." He recently directed the film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."Inspired by Gregory Maguire's novel, "Wicked" is a prequel to the iconic "The Wizard of Oz," highlighting the hitherto untold relationship between the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and her improbable friend, Glinda. The book is by Winnie Holzman, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. "Wicked" opened in 2003 and walked off with three Tonys.Still running after nine years, it continues to fill houses on Broadway and. »

- help@backstage.com (Simi Horwitz)

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