While the Cannes Film Festival continues, brand-new casting deals have us excited for upcoming projects. Kate Hudson has signed on for Zach Braff's Kickstarter movie, and Liam Hemsworth will star as a fighter pilot in an action flick. Find out details of their new roles, plus what's next for Hayden Christensen, Antonio Banderas, and more!
The Cannes Film Festival brings Hollywood's biggest stars to the South of France each year, and aside from its cinematic significance, the festival is known for its elegant red carpet setting, star-studded parties on La Croisette, and all-around glamour. While Cannes has been an annual event since 1946, its unique day-to-day protocol is still confusing. As a helpful guide, we are breaking down the frequently asked questions about the famous film festival. Keep reading for the FAQs.
Katie Holmes hopped in a fountain at Washington Square Park in NYC today to film scenes for Mania Days. Her costar Luke Kirby accompanied her on the fountain run, and the onscreen duo splashed around for the cameras before they dried off and Katie headed over to pose for pictures with two little girls.
Earlier in the day, Katie and Luke took to a park bench to shoot more personal scenes, in which they exchanged several laughs and held hands. This was not the first glance of costar chemistry, though, since last week Katie and Luke got close while filming in front of a church. Work on the romantic drama, which deals with two manic depressives who fall in love, began a few weeks ago but is not expected to hit theaters until late next year.
Since 2001, the Fast and the Furious franchise has been known for three things: slammin' action, lightning-quick cars, and impossibly large biceps. The May 24 release date of Fast & Furious 6 got me thinking about all the sexy dudes we've met along the way. Leads Paul Walker and Vin Diesel have come a long way, but how could we forget about Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Dwayne Johnson? Check out the ridiculously sexy evolution of The Fast and the Furious.
Will and Jaden Smith team up in the futuristic sci-fi film After Earth, and we recently got the chance to talk shop with Smith Sr. The self-proclaimed "gregarious" star told me about the challenges of playing a seriously injured character for nearly an entire movie, being an onscreen father (again!) to his real-life son, and why he almost had to learn Chinese for the role. Take a look before the film comes out on May 31!
It's been four years since Hugh Jackman flexed his claws for X-Men Origins: Wolverine and a few months since we got the first trailer of him in this year's follow-up, The Wolverine. We already know this movie takes place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, when Logan flees to Japan. In this new installment, a man whose life he once saved offers to give him the gift of mortality, but that doesn't mean he gets to lead a peaceful life. People are still after him, and this time Logan's not exactly equipped to fight. The second trailer has dropped, and even if you've already seen the first one, there are some key differences.
- Jean Grey is back. OK, so she's just back in dream form, but the late Jean (Famke Janssen) makes an appearance in this trailer. It seems poor Logan is being tormented by the memory of his former lover — is this some kind of foreshadowing? Will he ever be able to move on and find someone new?
- It's not as cryptic as the first trailer. While the first trailer devotes precious time to catching up with Wolverine (he's hiding out in remote bars, Skyfall-style), this one gets right down to the point. He agrees to undergo some type of experimental treatment that will make him slightly more human, and in the midst of his sessions, he gets attacked. Speaking of . . .
- More action! There's extended footage of a crazy fight on top of trains, but even more exciting? There's some kind of giant robot-ninja — ninja-robot? I'll be curious to see how the transitioning Wolverine can handle such an opponent.
The Wolverine opens July 26, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Megan Fox and her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costar Alan Ritchson made for a very odd sight as they shot a scene for the new film in NYC yesterday. Alan, who plays Raphael in the movie, was wearing a head-to-toe CGI suit, which was outfitted with antlers and a mock shell. Alan will be transformed into a CGI turtle in postproduction, but that doesn't make seeing the real-life creature out in public any less weird.
Meanwhile, Megan stuck to her simple April O'Neil costume of a yellow jacket and jeans. Earlier this month, Megan filmed with Will Arnett, who plays cameraman Vernon Fenwick in the live-action project. Don't forget to vote for Megan in our POPSUGAR 100 bracket for a chance to win a Victoria Beckham handbag!
It's graduation season! While all this cap-and-gown talk makes me remember my own graduations, it also brings up vivid memories of the commencements I wish I was a part of from my favorite movies and TV shows. Then there are those groups I'd just want to hang with (I'm looking at you, Brat Pack) before its members head off to find jobs or go to college. Check out all the most memorable graduations from the big and small screens.
Parker and Stand Up Guys are also available on DVD this week.
Alice Englert stars as a witch in this romantic, fantastical movie that may fill the void left by the end of the Twilight franchise. Set in the South, the adaptation of the young-adult novel follows Lena (Englert) as she discovers her powers and falls for local boy Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich). Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Viola Davis add some actor credibility to the cast, but it's Ehrenreich's charisma that makes the biggest impression. The DVD comes with a trailer for author Margaret Stohl's next book, plus deleted scenes.
Steven Soderbergh directs Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in a stylish thriller that puts antidepressants under the microscope. When Emily's (Mara) therapist (Jude Law) prescribes her a new drug to treat her anxiety, she comes out of the daze she's been in since her husband (Tatum) returned from prison. But soon enough, she begins to experience unexpected and dangerous side effects that involve her in a murder. Extras include a behind-the-scenes featurette and some fake drug-company commercials.
A former LAPD narcotics officer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) moves to a quiet border town following a botched operation. Hoping to find solace there, he instead gets caught up in capturing an escaped convict: a notorious drug kingpin who threatens the security of the town. Schwarzenegger proves he's still capable of firing off one-liners, but the humor is generic, as is the action. The DVD will come with several featurettes as well as deleted and extended scenes.
Jennifer Garner popped up on her Cleveland, OH, set Monday to film Draft Day. She was joined by costar Denis Leary, who plays the Cleveland Browns head coach in the film about the team's struggle to land the No. 1 draft pick. When Jennifer and Denis weren't shooting scenes together, the actress laughed with crew members and got help adjusting her pencil skirt. Her office attire is fitting, seeing as she will take on the part of Kevin Costner's secretary in the football drama.
Over the weekend, Jennifer addressed the meaning of work on a deeper level with a surprise Saturday Night Live appearance with husband Ben Affleck. Amid Ben's hosting duties, he invited his wife on stage to clear up his Oscar acceptance speech. A smiling Jennifer joked about calling their marriage a "gift" rather than work and ended her visit by thanking Ben and saying, "You're a lot of work."