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Pitt, 49, revealed that his son plays a zombie that gets shot in the upcoming apocalyptic thriller. "He gets shot in the head, multiple times. But he gets double tapped," the actor said of his son's unaccredited role. "I don't know what that says about me as a parent."
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Melissa Etheridge wants to set the record straight on controversial comments she made regarding Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy. Asked about Jolie's recent New York Times op-ed, in which she revealed the procedure, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter said she thought that removing both breasts as a precaution was "the most fearful choice you [could] make when confronting anything with cancer." But it's not the Maleficent star's decision to have the surgery she objects to, Etheridge tells Us Weekly -- it's the way that decision was glorified after the [...] »
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are always looking for ways to include their kids in their work. Four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt will make her acting debut in Jolie's upcoming "Maleficent," and now comes word that 11-year-old Maddox will appear alongside Brad in "World War Z." "He's got a small piece in it. [My kids] love these kinds of things," said Pitt at the New York premiere of the movie. "[Maddox is] a zombie who then gets shot. I don't know what that says about my parenting." To play a zombie, Maddox had to shave off his mohawk. But the boy didn't mind, he was excited to part of the movie. "World War Z" is set to hit theaters on Friday, June 21st. Click here to read more about "World War Z." »
Four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, who's set to make her film debut as a young Princess Aurora in the 2014 fantasy movie "Maleficent," isn't the only member of Brangelina's sprawling brood to have scored a role in one of her famous parents' movies.
"He's got a small piece in it," Pitt revealed at the New York premiere of the movie on June 17. "He's a zombie who then gets shot. I don't know what that says about my parenting!"
Pitt added that the z-factor drew him to the project in the first place. "[My kids] love these kinds of things," he said.
At least one person wasn't happy to see Maddox's trademark 'do go. Abigail Hargrove, who plays Pitt's character's older daughter in "Wwz, »
- Laura Larson
Williams will star as a French woman who falls in love with a German officer (Schoenaerts).
Riley will play French soldier Benoit, with Scott Thomas taking on the role of Williams's mother.
Suite Française will begin shooting later in the summer for a 2014 release. »
Saul Dibb’s World War II drama Suite FRANÇAISE has added Sam Riley to it’s cast that already includes Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film is based on the novel by Irène Némirovsky and Riley will be playing Benoît Sabarie, a French solider who escapes from German captivity and returns home to the family farm where Michelle Williams conceals him from the authorities. Williams’ herself has her own worries having fallen in love with a German Officer (played by Matthias Schoenaerts).
Riley broke out playing Ian Curtis in 2007′ Control where he received positive reviews for his portrayal of the troubled Joy Division front man and was last seen in Walter Salles’ On The Road and vampire flick Byzantium. He is currently filming Western Das Finstere Tal and has just finished up on Robert Stromberg’s directorial debut Maleficent; the re-telling of the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty »
- Victoria Bull
• Idris Elba (Prometheus) is in talks to join Sean Penn and Javier Bardem in the action flick The Gunman. Taken’s Pierre Morel is set to direct the project about what happens when an international operative is betrayed by his organization. Elba’s being considered for the role of Dupont, vaguely described as a “mysterious operative.” The story is based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
How much are you willing to spend on a Blu-ray combo pack if you don’t get any special features? I’ve posed this question in so many words in past Disney Blu-ray Roundup columns, and it’s perhaps never felt more pressing than today, specific to three of their four new releases. (We’ll get to Oz the Great and Powerful a bit later on.) One of Disney’s more prevalent decisions relative to home media in the last few years has been releasing as much of their older feature content as possible, as quickly and simply as possible. There are quite a few Disney full-length animated features that don’t yet have Blu-ray releases, but by the end of 2013, that number will be dwindling close to zero. Today, Disney releases three films from directly after their Renaissance period of the 1990s: The Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, »
- Josh Spiegel
Almost as old as Hollywood itself, nepotism has had the movie industry stitched up for decades and Will Smith's family are keeping up the tradition
Seriousfacing its way into cinemas this weekend, After Earth is the $130m father-son action movie that fans of slightly icky familial relationships have been waiting for. Set on a post-apocalyptic Earth 1,000 years after its abandonment by humankind, the film stars Will Smith and his real-life son Jaden Smith, has a story by Will Smith, and is produced by Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and her brother Caleeb Pinkett. And people say Hollywood is too incestuous.
The Smiths have been cultivating their showbiz dynasty for more than a decade now, ever since a four-year-old Jaden was cast in All Of Us, an autobiographical sitcom produced by his parents. (Layabout sibling Willow was a doddering six-year-old by the time her own acting career began). Still, »
- Charlie Lyne
Angelina Jolie's return to the red carpet was well worth the wait. Joining fiance Brad Pitt at the London premiere of his film World War Z on Sunday, June 2, the Maleficent actress, 37, nearly stole the spotlight from her beau. The event marked her first public appearance since she revealed on May 14 that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy earlier this year. Jolie looked healthy and radiant in a custom Saint Laurent floor-length black gown with sheer cutouts that exposed her toned stomach. She [...] »
The man who brought back The Muppets to great success is now said to be in early talks with Disney to helm a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, reports Variety. James Bobin is currently hard at work on The Muppets...Again!, so it's thought that this would be his next project as soon as shooting on that film concludes. Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent) is writing the script of the follow-up to the 2010 movie which shocked many by grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The working title for the film is "Into the Looking Glass", so keep your eyes peeled for any casting calls over the coming months. There's currently no word on whether any of the cast members from the first movie will return or a release date. »
Bobin is currently lensing the Mouse House’s “The Muppets … Again!”
Linda Woolverton is penning the script for the sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” the 2010 hit that starred Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. The 3D film went on to earn $1 billion worldwide and scored Oscars for art direction and costume design. Working title is “Into the Looking Glass.”
Disney’s first “Alice” pic is already is being developed as a musical by Disney Theatrical Prods, with Rob Ashford set to direct based on a script that Woolverton also wrote. Stage version will follow the plot of the “Alice” movie.
The “Alice” sequel is the latest fantasy tale Disney is currently lensing »
- Marc Graser and Justin Kroll
Producer Joe Roth does enjoy his fairy-tale reimaginings. His recent films including Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the upcoming Maleficent, which is the tale of Sleeping Beauty told from the villain's perspective. Since Alice and Oz were both monster hits, it's not surprise that Roth is now planning another fairy-tale* movie. According to Deadline, Roth has picked up the rights for Soman Chainani's new young adult novel, The School for Good and Evil. The story takes place in a school where students are chosen and trained to become heroes or villains. The beautiful Sophie expects to be a princess in the School for Good while her homely best friend Agatha readies herself to be a witch in the School for Evil. But when they arrive, their roles are reversed. It sounds like a fun premise that's reminiscent of the opening of Wicked. »
- Matt Goldberg
“J.J. is the genius kid who has a great personality too so you can’t hate him,” chuckles long-time J.J. Abrams collaborator Scott Chambliss who has done production design work for him ever since they brought the television series Felicity [Wbtn, 2000 to 2001] to the small screen. “He’s quick on the draw and is also brave. The telling moments for us in terms of the transition were at the beginning of Mission: Impossible 3 . It was being strongly suggested to him that he surround himself with a bunch of well-known seasoned pros on every level, in front and behind the camera. J.J. made a strong case that he’d do a better job for them if he brought some of his key players with him; once J.J. »
Watch On the Road online at SundanceNow (photo: Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund) On the Road, Walter Salles’ film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical novel, is now available on SundanceNow. Initially screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it drew mixed reviews, and later reedited for the Toronto Film Festival and the North American market, On the Road stars Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, the upcoming Inside Llewyn Davis), Sam Riley (the upcoming Byzantium and Maleficent), and Kristen Stewart — who seemed to be everywhere in 2012: besides On the Road, Stewart was also seen in Rupert Sanders’ summer hit Snow White and the Huntsman, opposite Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, and, in her final appearance as Bella Swan, Bill Condon’s late fall hit The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, co-starring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. (Scroll down to watch new On the Road featurette, with Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund. »
- Andre Soares
Following last week's news that Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy to drastically lower her likelihood of developing breast cancer, Brit tabloid The Daily Mail has reported that Jolie will play her mother actress and charity founder Marcheline Bertrand, in a biopic based on her life. Bertrand died in 2007 at age 56 to cancer, and Jolie sites the traumatic loss of her mother as a reason behind her recent medical procedure. No further details on the project at the moment, but if true, The Mail reports that it could go into production in 2014. In the upcoming pipeline, Jolie has Disney's "Maleficent" in 2014, in which she plays the title role of the nefarious evil witch originated in 1959's animated "Sleeping Beauty." In costume and makeup, Jolie is a ringer for the part. "Salt 2" has been announced, in which Jolie also plays the eponymous lead, and a "Kung Fu Panda 3" is in the works, »
- Beth Hanna
Angelina Jolie's brother feels 'honoured' to be her sibling. The 'Maleficent' actress revealed earlier this week she had undergone a double mastectomy after tests revealed she carried the BRCA1 gene and had an 87 per cent chance of contracting breast cancer and a 50 per cent chance of contracting ovarian cancer - the disease which killed her mother, Marcheline Bertrand - and her brother James Haven thinks her decision to go public will be helpful to others. He told E! News: 'There is no question Angelina makes a difference in our world by bringing awareness to so many causes. Her compassion for humanity alone always makes me honoured to call her my sister.' Meanwhile, Billy Bob Thornton has sent his »
Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventive double mastectomy earlier this year was a personal one, but as with most things the star says and does, it has taken on a very public significance. In the day or so since Jolie revealed the experience in a moving essay for the New York Times, fans, friends, and women's health advocates alike have stepped forward to praise the Maleficent actress, 37, for her courageous choice. The flood of well-wishes is seemingly endless -- and much appreciated, pal Nicholas [...] »
Angelina Jolie, humanitarian and star of the upcoming "Maleficent," revealed in a New York Times op-ed piece today that she had had a preventative double mastectomy, removing all of her breast tissue.
"My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," she wrote, revealing that her mother had died of breast cancer and that Jolie, too, possesses the risky BRCA1 gene.
Those who have the gene marker for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer like Jolie, she wrote, have a 65 percent risk of getting cancer.
The 37-year-old, who is mother to six children and partnered to Brad Pitt, said that she made public her decision to have three months of surgery to remove and then reconstruct her breasts so that other women may be educated to be proactive about their own health. »
- Kase Wickman
Angelina Jolie made the brave and bold decision to get a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year, the Oscar-winning actress revealed in a New York Times article published Monday, May 13. The 37-year-old mother of six explained that genetic tests showed she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The Maleficent actress had her first surgery in February and completed her final follow-up procedure on Apr. 27. She chronicled her experience in an op-ed piece called "My Medical Choice." "I started [...] »
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