“When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn’t happened. So they’ve now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there’s an element of time and they have to go back.”
—Keanu Reeves himself confirms that, yes, “Bill and Ted 3″ is in the works and that the screenplay is close to being finished. I am way too excited at the prospect of Wyld Stallyns’ Keanu and Bill Winters reuniting on screen for more phone booth time travel adventures. It’s just so sad that George Carlin is no longer around to revive the role of Rufus. Sigh. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The battle of the Snow Whites has officially begun. While Kristen Stewart was cast back in January to play the iconic fairy tale character in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Lily Collins found out this week that she will be playing the fairest of them all in Tarsem Singh and Brett Ratner’s “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White.” Her prince? The yummy Armie Hammer. And the evil stepmother who has it in for her will be played by none other than Julia Roberts.
Lily’s name may not be familiar but, yes, you have seen her before. And not just because she is Phil Collins’ daughter. After the jump, more about Lily, what she’s been in, and the “Twilight” hunk she’s been linked to. Keep reading »
“Nicholas Stoller, director of ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall‘ and ‘Get Him To The Greek,’ says, “There’s a misogyny in audiences, a much higher bar of required likability for women stars. You need to make the actress completely adorable, or else she’ll be thought of as the straight man or the bummer — which is why I focus so carefully on trying to write fully fleshed out roles for women in my movies.” To make a woman adorable, one successful female screenwriter says “you have to defeat her at the beginning. It’s a conscious thing I do — abuse and break her, strip her of her dignity, and then she gets to live out our fantasies and have fun. It’s as simple as making the girl cry 15 minutes into the movie.”
— A profile of actress Anna Faris in The New Yorker by journalist Tad Friend became a larger thinkpiece about the “required likability for women stars,” as one director put it put it. There’s a requirement that women on film are not too threatening to male — and one would assume, as well, female — audiences. You have to wonder why that is. I’ve always said that sexism still exists in 2011, only it is a lot less blatant than in years past. But if you ever needed evidence that sexism is alive and well, there you go. (If you’re curious, I wrote a post back in 2009 on this same general topic.) [The New Yorker via AnnaHolmes.Tumblr.com] Keep reading »
Michelle Williams’ co-star Zoe Kazan revealed some unique wardrobe benefits enjoyed by the female cast of “Meek’s Cutoff,” at a screening Monday night in New York hosted by the Cinema Society and accessories designer Nancy Gonzalez.
Kazan explained her favorite features about their 1845-style dresses with full skirts: “You can wear no underpants and just squat and pee and that’s really useful. You can do it in public and no one will see you. You go out into the fields and cop a squat under your skirt. It’s true that’s what the pioneer women used to do.”
Williams confirmed to StyleList that she also went commando during filming in the Oregon desert. “It’s true. That’s one of the things I missed about those dresses.” Read more… Keep reading »
Is Justin Bieber the next Ashton Kutcher? Apparently, the two dudes will be getting time warpy in the movie “What Would Kenny Do?” The premise of the flick is that a cool 30-something guy goes back in time as a hologram to help his nerdy teenage self through the treacherous landscape that is high school. Justin is supposedly already signed on the dotted line for the movie and Ashton is set to produce and star in it.
Oh, and this isn’t the first time Ashton has alluded to Justin as his younger version. Keep reading »
Soon, we will have enough images from the “Breaking Dawn” sex scene to make a flipbook. The scene apparently took Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart more than 12 hours to film and looks like it could be pretty spicy, at least judging from this image. One more for ya, after the jump. [Buzzfeed]
UPDATE: Sadly we had to take down the images because, uh, the movie studio did not authorize their release onto the interwebs. Keep reading »
Confession: I only saw “The Hangover” last night, after a friend insisted it was “unAmerican” that I’d never seen it. So that makes it that much sweeter that the preview for “The Hangover: Part II” appeared this morning. It essentially looks like the same movie—only with a monkey rather than a tiger and a face tattoo instead of a missing tooth—but the first one was so fun that I’ll take it. Also, this one takes place in Thailand and doesn’t have a cameo from Mel Gibson. So, phew. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
doesn’t mind walking into a gas station bathroom with bare feet. So I’m not completely, completely surprised that she signed on to Porta-Potty Bungee Jump in “Jackass 3D.” Apparently, the clip was cut from the actual movie for time, but Johnny Knoxville revealed it last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live
.” “I’m not scared of poo poo,” Britney says, before getting in the Porta-Potty. We only hope that the liquid flying about is dyed water and not … ewwww … what we think it is. [Huffington Post
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Fairy tales continue to be the new period pieces. In addition to dueling Snow White movies, it looks like there is now a race for a revisionist Sleeping Beauty flick. Today, it was announced that Hailee Steinfield of “True Grit” is attached to a Sleeping Beauty project. Oh, but it won’t be the standard take. In this version, Princess Aurora is stuck in a terrifying dream world she has to try to escape. In other words, it’ll take more that just a prince’s kiss to wake her. This movie sounds cool—kind of like the classic tale meets “Inception”—but I was already pumped for Disney’s “Maleficent,” which tells the Sleeping Beauty story from the eyes of the evil witch-turned-dragon. Plus, that one will most likely be directed by Tim Burton. What do you think—can the world handle two dark Sleeping Beauty retellings? [MTV] Keep reading »
“It was actually kind of a relief. It was like getting rid of the Barbie doll and throwing it out and starting again. We were shooting in Detroit, and there’s a lot of great bars in Detroit. So I ate and I drank for about six weeks.”
—Kim Cattrall on gaining 20 pounds and going totally unglamorous for her role in “Meet Monica Velour,” about an aging porn star living in a trailer park. Ahhh, I am now trying to picture Samantha Jones ordering potato skins at a Rock City dive. Priceless. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »