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Beauty has found her Beast!
The casting rumour mill has run rampant since it was announced that Watson would be taking the lead as Belle. Though Stevens didn’t make our list of actors we’d like to take on the role of the cursed prince, we have to agree that he’s got the icy blue eyes that the animated Beast has in the 1991 film. If his performance in the recent horror flick The Guest is any indication, he’s got that menacing growl down pat too.
Of course, every fairytale needs its villain, and the raw egg-eating mob-leading Gaston is a very fine foe indeed. And now we’ve got a face to go with the burly and brawny, intimidating specimen that is Gaston: Luke Evans! »
- Rachel West
Emma Watson’s Belle has found her Beast. Just hours after Dracula Untold star Luke Evans came aboard Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the villainous Gaston, Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens has been revealed to be in negotiations for the title role of the transformed prince.
The three Brits make for a thrillingly talented triumvirate in this new take, which is to be directed by Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing.
Stevens’ star has been rapidly rising since his Dowton Abbey days. He recently powered Adam Wingard’s neon-soaked action thriller The Guest and also had supporting roles in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and A Walk Among the Tombstones. Beauty, though, is by far his most high-profile gig to date.
Whether this retelling is a musical or not is still unclear, though Watson »
- Isaac Feldberg
“Downton Abbey” alum Dan Stevens is in negotiations to take on the role of the titular cursed Prince in Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Emma Watson is on board to play Belle, while earlier Wednesday Luke Evans signed on to portray Gaston. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) will direct from a script written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the previous draft of the. »
- Linda Ge
THR reports that Dracula Untold star Luke Evans has boarded Disney’s live-action version of Beauty And The Beast. While the actor is in the early stages of locking down a deal, it’s expected that he will portray the story’s male lead, the self-obsessed Gaston.
Should Evans secure the role, he will be co-starring alongside Harry Potter alum, Emma Watson, who was confirmed in late January as the titular beauty. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon is at the helm for this take, which fought off competition from Warner’s own stab at the material. Initially set up with Guillermo del Toro in the director’s chair that iteration is now languishing in a dark, cobwebbed hole known as development hell.
- Gem Seddon
Luke Evans is nearing a deal to play Gaston opposite Emma Watson’s Belle in Disney’s live-action musical “Beauty and the Beast,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) will direct from a script written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the previous draft of the screenplay. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing under their Mandeville Films banner. Also Read: Luke Evans Officially Exits ‘The Crow’ Reboot; Relativity Seeking New Star Gaston is the handsome antagonist who competes with »
- Jeff Sneider
You can see all of the 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations here (is it really fair to give Best Onscreen Transformation to Boyhood's leading boy?), but what we're most concerned about are the nominations for Best Shirtless Performance: Zac Efron, Neighbors Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars Kate Upton, The Other Woman Zac Efron's pecs really did play a huge role in Neighbors, as did Kate Upton's cleavage in The Other Woman, but we'd be crazy not to point out how purposefully insane-looking Channing Tatum looked in Foxcatcher. Perhaps this is to make up for the fact that Magic Mike Chan lost to Taylor Lautner's bod in Twilight: Breaking Dawn in 2013? There's always Magic Mike Xxl, my friend. This one seems like it's going to Efron (who also won last year for his "work" in That Awkward Moment »
- Lindsey Weber
Kristen Stewart joins Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria') This news bit has been everywhere online, but just in case you've missed it: History-making César Award winner Kristen Stewart has joined three-time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams and two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern in an as yet untitled drama set in Montana and to be directed by Kelly Reichardt.* Deadline.com first broke the story last week (Feb. 27, 2015). If all goes as planned, Kristen Stewart will play Boise lawyer Beth, who, nervous after accepting a teaching position in a small Montana town, befriends a local woman, Jamie, auditing her class.† Kelly Reichardt's usual partners Neil Kopp and Anish Savjani are producing the project, which is supposed to consist of a series of vignettes based on short stories by Maile Meloy. Also in the cast: James Le Gros (Point Break), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows »
- Zac Gille
Quite hilarious in a deeply disturbing way that you won’t want to look straight on at, lest it forever ruin you as a lover of movies. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly like Cronenberg’s work, love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Oh, did you have dreams of going to Hollywood, becoming a star, and living happily ever after? Maps to the Stars will put paid to them. This is one of Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg’s (Cosmopolis, Eastern Promises) least trippy films: it’s hardly surreal at all. Which makes it all too plausible as it looks askew at the living nightmares that are the lives of the Weiss family of Los Angeles, all of whom are deeply entrenched in the industry. Except the one thing they think is horrific — and it’s pretty bad »
- MaryAnn Johanson
It behooves me to say, before we begin, that I am nowhere near the target audience for The Duff. There is very little to make one feel old like watching high school students’ lives in upheaval when forced to give up their smartphones, when cell phones without all the bells and whistles were the big thing when I was at that age. And yet, despite this glimpse into the grim passage of time and culture, I guess there is irony in that almost everything in The Duff is familiar. Between dorky kids making good and the villainess whose job it is to make sure everyone stays in their place or the Mom who tries too hard to be hip and with it, crass humor, and a bevy of teenage misunderstandings, almost every teen cliché gets wrapped up in a neat little package. And yet, despite its familiarity, The Duff coasts by on a genuine charm, »
- Seth Paul
Fifty Shades of Grey doesn't open until Thursday night, but it is pacing to become one of Fandango's top five advance ticket-sellers in the company's 15-year history, joining the elite domain of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchise movies, which currently dominate the list. Take a look at Fandango's top five pre-sellers, at the same point in their sales cycles, two days before release date.
Here's what Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger had to say about the news in a statement.
"The worldwide phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey is resulting in more buzz for an adult-skewing film than I've seen in many years. It's enticing fans who are looking for an exciting girls' night out, as well as »
After hitting a couple of commercial highs (“Dreamgirls,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) and one major artistic low (“The Fifth Estate”) in the major-studio trade, Bill Condon makes a welcome return to more intimate, character-based fare in “Mr. Holmes,” an elegiac portrait of the once-great detective as a senescent old man — arthritic of body and foggy of mind, yet unwilling to go gently into that good night. A graceful film that seems happy to proceed at roughly the pace of the honey that drips from its central character’s apiary, this faithful adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” may disappoint audiences seeking a ripping good Sherlock Holmes mystery, but should delight genre buffs fond of such earlier revisionist Holmes yarns as “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” and “Young Sherlock Holmes,” and even attract some younger viewers curious to see the old guy from “Lord of the »
- Scott Foundas
The last time writer/director Bill Condon ("Kinsey," "Dreamgirls," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn") premiered a new work at a film festival, things didn't go so well. In 2013, he opened the Toronto International Film Festival with "The Fifth Estate," a cyber-thriller that starred Benedict Cumberbatch as Wikileaks hacker Julian Assange. Cumberbatch's performance was a hit with critics, but the film was not; when it was eventually released into theaters, it bombed at the box office. Now Condon is back at the Berlin International Film Festival unveiling his latest, "Mr. Holmes," out of competition. The drama reunites him with his "Gods and Monsters" star Ian McKellen for a story about an old and long-retired Sherlock Holmes who's coping with the loss of his once-incredible mind. Frequent Condon collaborator Laura Linney co-stars as Holmes' housekeeper. Indiewire sat down with Condon in Berlin to discuss the film »
- Nigel M Smith
The Man Behind The Myth. It's another story about Sherlock Holmes starring Ian McKellen as the iconic detective. I can't wait to see this. Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, which just kicked off, is the new film from Bill Condon (director of Dreamgirls, The Fifth Estate, Breaking Dawn) starring the legendary Ian McKellen as an "aged, retired" Sherlock Holmes. The festival description says that Holmes undertakes "one final big journey, experiences a botanical miracle and resolves to tell a compassionate lie." It's a simple but sleek and effective poster, plus another good reminder that the movie is finally premiering at Berlinale. Here's the new poster tweeted by Sir Ian McKellen with the note: "Sorry to be a tease, but I hope you like it." Synopsis from IMDb for Mr. Holmes: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. »
- Alex Billington
Ian McKellen is taking on yet another famous literary character with Mr. Holmes, stepping into the shoes of an aging Sherlock Holmes as he confronts the case that made him retire from detective work. The first clip for the Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2) directed movie has arrived, giving us a good taste of what McKellen's tragic take on the famous detective has in store for us. No concrete release date has been given as of yet, but Mr. Holmes is expected to come our way this Summer. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Emma Watson, best known as Harry Potter’s bookish best friend Hermione Granger, announced that she will be Disney’s next princess – Belle! The Brown University graduate will be bringing her enviable combination of brains and beauty to Bill Condon’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been an announcement about who will play the Beast to Emma’s “Beauty.”
Who will be the Beast? We went through all the working heartthrobs of Hollywood, and picked our top candidates for the role.
Can he sing? Yes. Chris starred in the adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. Age: 34 (10 years older than Emma) Known For: Star Trek, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit We asked you on Facebook and Twitter who you’d like to be Disney’s next prince. Chris Pine was the popular choice. Two other Chrises – Hemsworth and Evans – were very close behind in the votes. »
- Sasha James
Emma Watson will be wearing an iconic yellow dress soon!
The actress has been cast as the role of Belle in the Disney live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Production will begin later this year on the Bill Condon-directed film — yes, the same director as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. And Emma's reaction to the news is predictably adorable and awesome:
Post by Emma Watson.
"I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!" she wrote on her Facebook. "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling - heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it. Emma xx"
And she should be excited because she is absolutely perfect »
Hermione Granger and Emma Watson go hand in hand, and they'll be associated together for generations to come, but now the former Harry Potter starlet is set to embody another iconic character. The Wrap has revealed Watson has been cast in a new, live-action rendition of Beauty and the Beast for Disney. Naturally, she'll be playing the beauty side of the title. And apparently it's always been a dream role of Watson, as she took to Facebook to share her excitement with fans: Bill Condon of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn fame will be directing the new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The most recent pass on the script was written by Stephen Chobsky, who wrote and directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson. This is actually...
- Peter Hall
It’s a casting decision as old as time. Emma Watson signed on to play Belle in a live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie back in 2011. That project was set up at Warner Bros. with Guillermo del Toro attached to direct. Now she’s officially signed on to play Belle in a different live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie, according to The Wrap. This one is from Disney, part of their plan to remake every one of their animated features with actors in the flesh (and sometimes enhanced by CGI) and being helmed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — parts 1 and 2, which concludes a kind of update on the “Beauty and the Beast” narrative). Reportedly the production got del Toro’s blessing to snag his leading lady since the Warner Bros. movie is all but dead now. Watson will now get to reunite, to an extent, with The Perks of Being a Wallflower writer-director Stephen Chbosky »
- Christopher Campbell
Today, a perfect thing happened in Hollywood.
Post by Emma Watson.
The Brown University graduate will be bringing her enviable combination of brains and beauty to Bill Condon’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast as -- arguably the best Disney princess of the 90s -- Belle. No word on who will play the Beast to her “Beauty.”
Watson has spent the last year as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador promoting education for girls and gender equality under the campaign HeForShe.
This was my #heforshe speech. http://t.co/b2qzm7h0mS
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 22, 2014
- Sasha James
It would seem that Disney is now in the business of turning every one of their animated classics into live action films. We’ve already seen spots for “Cinderella” and there’s been development news about “The Jungle Book,” but there’s another live action film on the way and it’s a tale as old as time. That’s right; “Beauty and the Beast” is getting the live action treatment and Emma Watson has been tapped to star. Disney made the casting announcement today, states The Hollywood Reporter. The studio also announced that Bill Condon, who directed both parts of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” is set to direct. Along with Disney’s big announcement, Watson also [ Read More ]
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