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While the story’s lesson illustrates the power of the written word, the sentiment behind it defines the philosophy of one of Hollywood’s most successful executives, Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000.
“I believe in the power of writing and telling stories,” Gabler tells Variety.
In an era when the Hollywood majors are obsessed with producing prequels, sequels and comicbook adaptations, Gabler has, for the past 14 years, run the only studio division that’s largely devoted to bringing popular and often challenging literary properties such as “Life of Pi,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Water for Elephants” to the bigscreen. “The Book Thief,” which opened Nov. 8 in limited release, and will expand its run in the coming weeks, is Gabler’s latest test. »
- Andrew Stewart
The break-up of the Jonas Brothers means the trio of musical siblings are now looking to venture into other media. The first to give it a go is 22-year-old Nick Jonas, the youngest of the three and the one with the most "Hollywood look".
"Careful What You Wish For" appears to be a toned down, younger skewing throwback to every erotic thriller from the 1980s and 90s. Jonas plays a young man who begins an affair with the beautiful trophy wife (Isabel Lucas) of a successful investment banker (Dermot Mulroney).
Things become complicated when said husband, who has a substantial life insurance policy, dies a suspicious death. Elizabeth Allen ("Aquamarine," "Ramona and Beezus") helms the project which aims to be released next year, but hasn't locked down distribution as yet.
- Garth Franklin
Nick Jonas has stepped away from his musical roots and broken into the acting game in his feature film debut Careful What You Wish For, and if this taut, sexy teaser is any indication, we might be in for some serious thrills.
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However, things go from dangerous to deadly when Lucas's husband, played by Dermot Mulroney, ends up murdered.
The teaser is brief, and though it does little to show what to expect, it goes a long way towards making Nick Jonas fans longing to see more. With sparse dialog, fast editing and tense visuals, Careful What You Wish For could be one powerful debut for the 21-year-old, whose fame has mostly come from family-friendly content in the past.
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Despite “Spring Breakers” becoming a surprise indie hit earlier this year, Selena Gomez has yet to convert her Disney cachet into major box office coin. Her Labor Day weekend actioner “Getaway” is poised to putter past the starting line with a projected debut well under $10 million.
Gomez’s most ardent fans could push the Warner Bros.-Dark Castle film toward $6 million-$8 million over four days, making it the young star’s lowest-grossing wide opening to date. Most teens will be preoccupied this weekend with Sony’s music doc “One Direction: This Is Us,” which looks to win the weekend with $20 million-plus through the Monday holiday.
Attempting to satisfy more sophisticated palates, Focus Features’ adult thriller “Closed Circuit” bowed Wednesday, but will only gross $5 million, at best, in six days. The film started with a paltry nearly $250,000 opening day gross.
Not surprisingly, »
- Andrew Stewart
Usually in movies you can threaten to endanger the lives of children or dogs, but never show either of them in anything close to resembling real peril. But White House Down, despite being a pretty lighthearted and massively entertaining action movie, really goes for it when it comes time for a little girl to stand up for herself-- and the life of the President-- to a terrorist who has a gun to her head. And the actress who's up to that massive challenge is Joey King, a 13-year-old who has been absolutely everywhere lately. You might recognize her as Ramona from Ramona and Beezus, as Steve Carell and Julianne Moore's young daughter in Crazy Stupid Love, as "older prison child" (a.k.a. young Talia Al Ghul) in The Dark Knight Rises) or as the voice of the China Girl in this year's Oz The Great And Powerful. In »
Joey King is living every girl's dream.
King, whose credits include "Ramona and Beezus" and "Oz the Great and Powerful," revealed what it was like to star opposite the heartthrob and new dad at the "White House Down" press junket in Washington, D.C.
"He's just a playful, fun person," she said. "He was so awesome to get to work with." However, their father-daughter dynamic wasn't limited to on-camera scenes. "We bonded on set a lot, we really hit it off. We have this handshake, called 'The Chan-shake' actually… We got to do a lot of fun things together."
And about his real-life parenting skills? "Channing is the nicest guy, and I'm so happy for him. He's gonna make a great dad."
- Jacqueline Lem
Update: Graham Rogers from "Revolution" (Struck by Lightning) and "New Girl" actor Dermot Mulroney (Big Miracle) are joining the cast of Careful What You Wish For. Rogers will play the best friend of Nick Jonas' character and Mulroney will play Isabel Lucas' husband.
March 19, 2013: Nick Jonas (The Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience) will star in the thriller Careful What You Wish For alongside Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Red Dawn) . The story is about a young guy (Jonas) who starts a romantic relationship with the woman living next door (Lucas) who is married to a rich and powerful investment banker. Her husband dies mysteriously and the sizeable insurance policy leads everyone to be a suspect in his death. Ramona and Beezus director Elizabeth Allen will helm.
Of course, Nick has had lots of of experience acting on his former TV show "Jonas," TV movie »
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Spring has sprung, hormones are racing, and former child stars are lining up right and left for way more grown-up projects. Case in point: Nick Jonas will be making his feature-film debut in the sexy drama "Careful What You Wish For," with Isabel Lucas. Lucas stars as Lena, "a young, lonely wife of a wealthy businessman who rents the lake house next door to a very self-conscious high-school student." Jonas is on board to play Doug, that very awkward paramour. And once Lena's husband goes missing, guess who is the prime suspect? Of course, since comparisons to "Body Heat" and "Basic Instinct" are being tossed around, one would guess that Lena's not as innocent as she seems. It's far edgier fare than the self-titled Disney show Nick appeared on with his brothers Kevin and Joe, and will probably require a lot less singing. Jonas isn't the only one looking to »
- Jenni Miller
Gomez, Hudgens, Franco, guns and bikinis: Outstanding domestic debut Harmony Korine's crime flick Spring Breakers currently boasts the year's highest per-theater average. That's no small feat. As per final Us/Canada weekend box-office numbers published on the web site Box Office Mojo, this past weekend (March 15-17) the film raked in $263,002 at three locations (two in New York City, one in Los Angeles). That's down slightly from the studio's $270,000 estimate released on Sunday, but still enough to average a fantastic $87,667 per venue. (Pictured above: Gomez [scroll down for more on Gomez's box-office performance to date; pictured below: bad girls in bikinis in court.) One of the highest opening weekend per-theater averages ever Spring Breakers was down one spot on Box Office Mojo's post-1982 chart of opening-weekend per-theater averages. At #23, the movie is sandwiched between two Academy Award winners: Tom Hooper / Colin Firth's The King's Speech with $88,863 and Steven Spielberg / Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln with $85,846. Once inflation is factored in, Spring Breakers drops to the 52nd spot (down nine spots from yesterday's estimates), landing between Daniel Myrick »
- Zac Gille
You may think of Joey King as a little girl, but make no mistake, the 13-year-old actress is a big name. Most recently, you'd know her from Disney's blockbuster prequel, "Oz the Great and Powerful," in which she plays a tiny porcelain figurine whose village was ransacked by the Wicked Witch. This isn't even the first time King has acted with James Franco, one of the biggest names in the biz; she starred alongside him and Selena Gomez in "Ramona and Beezus" in 2010. She also appeared in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." alongside Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, and "The Dark Knight Rises" with Christian Bale, among other film credits.
Expect to keep seeing King's name in lights as film's newest princess: She's in the upcoming "Family Weekend" alongside Kristin Chenoweth, as well as June's summer explode-a-thon "White House Down" with Channing Tatum.
Ahead, check out NextMovie's chat with King about "Oz, »
- Kase Wickman
Gomez breakout acting role was the part of 'Alex Russo' in the Emmy Award-winning TV series "Wizards of Waverly Place",followed by the TV movies "Another Cinderella Story", "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie" and "Princess Protection Program". She made her starring theatrical film debut in "Ramona and Beezus".
As lead singer and founder of the pop band "Selena Gomez & the Scene, she released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, "Kiss & Tell", "A Year Without Rain" and "When the Sun Goes Down". Three RIAA Platinum certified singles from the albums included "Naturally", "Who Says" and "Love You Like a Love Song", as well as four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.
- Michael Stevens
The highlight of the SXSW film panel on co-ed cult film "Spring Breakers" came at the end, when the actresses Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine were "pressured" into singing Britney Spears' "(Hit Me Baby) One More Time," recreating an already infamous scene from the tail-end of the film trailer.
It immediately turned the film panel into an internet moment, though the best part was the girls somehow didn't know the lyrics so they were projected, karaoke style, on the movie screen behind them.
Not that the panel wasn't interesting enough on its own. Gomez, of course, has become somewhat insanely famous due to her former relationship with Justin Bieber, or at least famous enough that adults know who she is. Kids have been following her since her "Ramona and Beezus" and "Wizards of Waverly Place" days on the Disney Channel. It's a career path that's hard to reconcile. »
- Huffington Post Music Canada
KidsPickFlicks.com's Pick Actress nominee Chloe Moretz (Dark Shadows) will play a classically-trained musician dating an indie rock star in If I Stay for Summit Entertainment. Rj Cutler, the exec producer of the scripted country music TV show "Nashville," will direct. Cutler is best known for his documentaries like The War Room about the election of President Clinton and The September Issue about Vogue. Girl-centric producer Denise Dinovi (Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo,The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will produce with her partner Allison Greenspan.
To vote for Moretz or any of the other Pick Actress nominees, the poll is on the righthand column of www.KidsPickFlicks.com .
Source: Variety »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Gomez is best known for the role of 'Alex Russo', protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning series "Wizards of Waverly Place".
Gomez is also lead singer and founder of pop band "Selena Gomez & the Scene".
The band released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, spawning three RIAA Platinum certified singles.
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- Michael Stevens
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