It's a good casting week for charming, dark-haired actors — both Jason Schwartzman and Max Greenfield have joined the casts of buzzy upcoming movies. While Schwartzman will be working for acclaimed director Tim Burton, Greenfield will be reprising one of his famous TV roles. Additionally, Jennifer Lopez also nailed down a dramatic role, and a cast member was added to The Maze Runner. Start clicking to get details on these and more casting updates!
The trailer for Crystal Fairy is the ideal antidote to seeing Michael Cera go psycho in the Magic Magic trailer. In this more lighthearted indie, Cera plays Jaime, a free-wheeling kid visiting Chile (yes, just like in Magic Magic — that movie and Crystal Fairy share the same director, Sebastian Silva). Jamie's not really there to learn the language or absorb culture, though: he wants to do drugs, specifically mescaline. Adding to all the madness is "Crystal Fairy" herself, a hippie chick played by Gaby Hoffman.
Cera and Hoffman make an interesting pair in this movie, and while I'm usually a bigger fan of Cera, I'm kind of fascinated by Hoffman's performance — the child actress is all grown up (and baring it all). Beyond that, you may have to really, really enjoy watching people take drugs to enjoy Crystal Fairy, so to get a taste before the movie's July 12 release, just keep reading.
The buzz surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey has been revived following this week's news that Sam Taylor-Johnson has been secured as a director, but Hollywood is still talking about who will be cast in the movie. We've got ideas about which stars we can see as smoldering Christian and naive young Anastasia, and some readers even had suggestions for the supporting players (most notably Elena, aka Mrs. Robinson). To help you mix and match your leads, check out this list of casting suggestions, and tell us which guy and gal would make your fantasy Fifty Shades couple.
Christian Grey's Hollywood future is becoming a reality: author E.L. James announced on Twitter that Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct Fifty Shades of Grey, the adaptation of James's steamy novel. British director Taylor-Johnson (who is married to actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is best known for the young John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, and it sounds like the female filmmaker is a fan of the book. In a statement, Taylor-Johnson said, "I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen. For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honor the power of Erika's book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too." As for casting, we'll still have to wait — but we have plenty of suggestions!
Animated sequel Despicable Me 2 comes out on July 3, reuniting us with Steve Carell's animated antihero Gru. Besides Gru's minions, there are more characters to check out this time around, including Lucy Wilde, voiced by the hilarious Kristen Wiig. We have an exclusive peek at Lucy, along with a cute clip of Wiig and Carell introducing the new character, who enters Gru's life and antagonizes him, but becomes his partner and friend (and maybe more, as you'll see!). Watch to see the two actors together and some cute footage from the film.
Nathan Fillon is Monsters University's resident big man on campus, but when I chatted with Fillion, the actor maintained that his real college persona was far from his animated character's. He also talked about what it's like to have your voice used for someone who's so flawed and smarmy, and how if he could voice any character, he'd pick an animated version of his short-lived series Firefly! Watch the interview to hear all that and more.
Miles Teller takes the lead in The Spectacular Now as a hard-partying teen who stops only to admire the beauty of his new love interest, played by Shailene Woodley. Set in a small town, the film (adapted from the popular novel) follows Sutter (Teller) after his girlfriend breaks up with him and he takes a sudden interest in a smart loner from school, Aimee (Woodley). She's not exactly in his crowd or into the same things, but their romance seems to change him for the better. Kyle Chandler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jennifer Jason Leigh also star.
I love these two leads in their roles, and I'm especially excited about seeing Teller take on a meatier part after his breakout role in Footloose a couple years ago. The movie got great reviews at Sundance, so I'm looking forward to it finally hitting theaters. The movie opens in limited release on Aug. 2, and until then, you can check out the trailer after the jump.
It's finally here! Just hours after gracing us with an epic mustache poster, we have the first full trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Ron Burgundy and his news team, including Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), are back and ready to tackle a 24-hour news channel. It's now the '80s, and aside from some subtle fashion updates, Ron is basically the same: vain, vaguely racist, and totally hilarious. The trailer is also star-studded, and it gives us a peek at the many cameos from the likes of Kristen Wiig and James Marsden, plus the return of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate).
Even if you're a longtime fan who's afraid the sequel may not be as good as the original, there's no way you can't be psyched about this movie. I laughed out loud several times and seriously just can't wait for the privilege of hanging out with Ron Burgundy again. Anchorman: The Legend Continues comes out Dec. 20, and you can watch the trailer now after the jump.
This week, Brad Pitt will be pitted against an army of the undead in World War Z, but back in the day, he was just fighting his fellow (living) man in Fight Club. If you're a fan of the 1999 film starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, then you probably know the cardinal rule of Fight Club is that you're not supposed to talk about it — but that doesn't mean you can't quote it. Take a look at a few of my favorite lines from the movie, and then share your own in the comments!
- "The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club." — Tyler Durden
- "This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time." — The Narrator
- "The things you own end up owning you." — Tyler Durden