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The Marvel news is definitely flowing now that everyone is back from their holiday break. Fans have been waiting years to see writer/director Edgar Wright’s take on the Marvel superhero Ant-Man, and production is finally set to begin this coming April. We learned yesterday that Michael Douglas will be playing Hank Pym opposite Paul Rudd’s lead role as Scott Lang, and now another actor looks close to joining the cast as The Wrap reports that Michael Peña has an offer to take on a role in the Marvel pic. Hit the jump for more, including news regarding the female lead.
The folks over at The Wrap are reporting that Michael Peña has been offered a role in Ant-Man and that the actor is keen to take it. Details regarding the character—like whether he’s a friend or a foe—are unknown at this time, but Peña apparently wants to sign on. The actor has a knack for seamlessly moving between dramas (End of Watch) and comedies (Observe and Report, American Hustle), so he seems like a swell fit for Wright’s specific brand of humor. The filmmaker has previously noted that Ant-Man will indeed have comedic aspects, but he was quick to point out that most of Marvel’s output has a fair amount of humor.
Wright and producer Kevin Feige have now turned to casting the film's female lead, and though some reports claim Rashida Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard are in contention for the role, sources tell us that information is false. With production on Ant-Man poised to begin in ...
There is not much, so far, to go on with director Colin Trevorrow’s journey into the Steven Spielberg-conceived world of Jurassic Park, other than its title: Jurassic World. But, we do have news today that casting is starting to catch fire. The astounding Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) has landed and accepted a role in the film!
We also know that Ty Simpkins will likely be a part of the film, and rumors have Josh Brolin and Jake Johnson also joining the cast quite soon.
Howard was talking to USA Today when she updated the paper on what she’ll be doing next. “They’re re-launching the Jurassic Park franchise,” Howard said. “So I’ll be chasing dinosaurs! That’s going to happen next year.”
We hear that Jason Schwartzman will be offered a role soon for the film that lands in theaters on June 12, 2015. Is it us, or does 2015 look like the best summer movie season ever?
We still don't know the plot for Colin Trevorrow's upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, but the casting seems to be coming together. As we previously reported, Ty Simpkins (Insidious) will play one of the leads in the movie, and he'll possibly be joined by Jake Johnson, Josh Brolin, and Kings of Summer star Nick Robinson. Bryce Dallas Howard was also in the mix, and now she's confirmed to USA Today, "They're relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise, so I'll be chasing dinosaurs. That's going to happen next year."
The movie might also be adding Jason Schwartzmann to the cast. According to Hypable [via Bleeding Cool], Schwartzmann is coming on board to face off against dinosaurs. I must admit the thought of that scenario gives me no shortage of joy. Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015.
It's important to have a sense of humor in all things. Being able to laugh at misfortune doesn't necessarily mean that we're diminishing a tragedy's importance or ignoring the feelings created by hardship. Laughter isn't the best medicine (that would be the polio vaccine) but it's damn useful and Jonathan Levine's 50/50 manages to find humor in cancer by bringing together great performances and a gentle approach that manages to skillfully balance foul-mouthed dialogue alongside honest drama.
Based off screenwriter Will Reiser's own experience with cancer (he's now in remission), 50/50 follows Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he copes with his cancer diagnosis and tries to work through the complicated emotional baggage with the help of his horny stoner friend Kyle (Seth Rogen) and his attractive therapist Katherine (Anna Kendrick). On the surface, the film looks like it could be an unfunny, cloying mess, but the script wisely lets the humor and drama come about naturally rather than forcing laughs or tears.
That result largely comes from letting the lead actors play to their strengths, although with Gordon-Levitt it's becoming difficult to tell if he has any weaknesses. He seems to have no problem moving between grizzled noir (Brick), romantic comedy ((500) Days of Summer), stylish action (Inception), and he's the dramatic heart of 50/50. The movie wouldn't work if Gordon-Levitt gave a dishonest performance that tried too hard to make the audience laugh and cry. He taps into Adam's central emotion, which is fear, but we never pity the character and we ...
The dramedy 50/50, directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), is one of my favorite films of 2011. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston, the film is based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s real-life battle with cancer and focuses on the twists, turns, shock, sadness, and comedic relief that he experienced along the way. You can watch the trailer here and here's Phil's review.
While at this year's Toronto Film Festival, I was able to speak with Dallas Howard about how she got involved in 50/50, the research she does for her roles, and was she surprised by the success of The Help. In addition, I asked Twilight fans meet her what do they always want to talk about and I got an update on a movie she wants to direct called The Originals. She says it's like a Bill Chill for her generation. Hit the jump to watch.
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What's her karaoke song
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How did she get involved in 50/50
How much research does she typically do and how much did she do for 50/50
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Is she surprised by the success of The Help
When Twilight fans meet her, what do they always want to talk to her about
Is she going to direct The Originals and what is it about. Says it's like The Big Chill for her generation.
In the drama The Help, set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960's and adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name, actress Bryce Dallas Howard plays the film’s bitchy antagonist Hilly Holbrook. A villain who believes in her own self-righteousness and who has no idea that she is doing anything wrong, Hilly has the charisma needed for other women to follow her, but is also ice-cold and viciously cruel, if you cross her. Convinced she is justified, even though she is deeply misguided, Hilly’s actions cause Aibileen (Viola Davis) to go to Skeeter (Emma Stone) to share her stories about being a maid for wealthy white families for a secret writing project that the aspiring journalist is working on. While that unlikely friendship puts them all at risk, it also changes their lives in extraordinary ways that none of them ever could have imagined.
At the film’s press day, Bryce Dallas Howard talked about how much she wanted to be a part of such a fantastic project, how daunting it was to live up to the expectations of the fans of the book, making the character into a real woman instead of a two-dimensional villain, the fun and freedom of playing a bitch, and the honor she felt in working with Sissy Spacek, Viola Davis and Allison Janney. She also talked about taking on a dramedy with 50/50, in which she plays Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s girlfriend, and the experience she had producing the Gus Van Sant film Restless, due out in ...
The international trailer for writer/director Tate Taylor's The Help is now available online. While the first half of the cut is very similar to the trailer released back in April, the last minute devotes more time to highlighting the interview process that Emma Stone's character takes on while writing about the lives of African-American maids in Jackson, Mississippi during the civil rights movement. While I consider Stone a great young talent, I'm mostly looking forward to checking out The Help because it looks to be genuinely interested in showcasing a segment of the African-American plight during a tumultuous time in American history as opposed to simply pointing out how helpful white people can be to those poor, helpless black folk (I'm looking at you, The Blind Side). Here's to hoping that turns out to be the case.
In addition to Stone, The Help also stars Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Sissy Spacek, and Octavia Spencer. The film hits theaters later this summer on August 12th. Hit the jump to check out both the trailer and a couple of new images from the pic .
Here's the international trailer [from Empire]:
Here's the new images released by Disney:
Finally, here's the official synopsis for The Help:
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the ...
Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for the dramedy 50/50. Screenwriter Will Reiser based the story on his own battle with cancer. The trailer is fantastic and does a great job of balancing some funny jokes with the gravity of a guy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dealing with cancer.
Click here to check out the trailer and hit the jump for Steve's thoughts on the film. 50/50 is directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), also stars Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Angelica Huston, and Phillip Baker Hall star. It opens September 30th.
Steve recently saw the film and while he's embargoed from writing a full review, he thought all the performances were great and said "the film does a fantastic job telling a realistic story about cancer. Also, 50/50 never tries to Hollywoodize the story, which makes everything more powerful. Finally, like The Wackness, Levine uses some great music including one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs. Definitely recommended."
Here's the official synopsis for 50/50:
Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser. "We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick." Rogen recalls. "As shocking, sad, ...
Disney has released the first trailer for The Help, based on the bestselling book by Kathryn Stockett. Set in Mississippi during the civil rights movement of the early 1960s, The Help tells the story of three women: recent college graduate Skeeter (Emma Stone), wise black maid Aibileen (Viola Davis), and Aibileen's sassy best friend Minny (Ocatvia Spencer). The threesome "come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk." Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Lowell, Anna Camp, Ahna O Reilly, and Allison Janney also star. Tate Taylor wrote and directed the adaptation.
The Help opens August 12. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Here's the official synopsis for The Help:
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.
Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about ...