We're counting down to Catching Fire's November release date, even more so now that we've seen the first trailer for the Hunger Games sequel. Even though its November 22 release date sounds so far away, we have a few pictures to look at from the movie, including shots of new characters like Finnick and Plutarch, played by Sam Claflin and Philip Seymour Hoffman. And of course, there are some juicy shots of returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and more — see them in their finest winners' duds along with the rest of all the pictures we've seen of Catching Fire so far.
We've already seen a trailer for The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's drama about a cult leader and his disillusioned followers. That one is disturbing, but the new trailer is even more creepy. There's a lot of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Lancaster Dodd waxing poetic about what sets man apart from animals, but this time Joaquin Phoenix's character is shown facedown, banging on the window faster and faster as the drama heats up. Oh, and at one point a girl just wiggles her tongue at the camera.
With its intense buildup and dark subject matter, this trailer reminds me a lot of Anderson's last directorial effort, 2007's There Will Be Blood. I'm more excited than ever to see Hoffman as the cult leader, though I'm a little afraid I might get sucked into his charisma. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Pals Justin Theroux and Philip Seymour Hoffman met up for lunch at NYC's Bar Pitti yesterday afternoon. The guys had a great deal to toast during their afternoon meal. Justin's engaged to Jennifer Aniston, having popped the question earlier this month over dinner at Manhattan's Blue Hill. Philip, meanwhile, landed a major part. He's among the cast of Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games. He's nabbed a role alongside series leads Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, as well as other newcomers like Sam Claflin and Jena Malone. Philip's also starring in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest. Check out Philip, Amy Adams, and Joaquin Phoenix in the new trailer for The Master.
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Lancaster Dodd, a "writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher," and possibly an extremely creepy cult leader, in the trailer for The Master. Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie, a troubled veteran who is drawn to the charismatic Lancaster, known as "The Master." Promising to point him in the right direction (toward a family and a place in society), The Master soon becomes an integral part of Freddie's life. But is Lancaster a friend, or is he simply manipulating Freddie, making up the whole facade as he goes along?
This is director Paul Thomas Anderson's first film since 2007's There Will Be Blood, and this looks every bit as hypnotizing. I don't know if I buy Amy Adams as Hoffman's wife, but given that his character seems to possess great personal charm, I can make an exception. I also can't get over the perfect casting of Friday Night Lights' Jesse Plemons play Hoffman's son. I'm simultaneously excited for this movie and anticipating being quite perturbed by Hoffman. The Master is set for a Nov. 9 release (just in time for Oscar season!), but check out the trailer after the jump.
On the heels of last week's news that Jena Malone has been cast as Johanna Malone in Catching Fire, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has reportedly accepted a role as well. He'll play Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Gamemaker at the Capitol, in the second chapter of the Hunger Games trilogy.
Hoffman has most recently been on Broadway, playing the lead role in Death of a Salesman, so this will be quite the change from his recent work schedule. Having recently read the second book myself, Hoffman seems like an ideal fit for Seneca Crane's successor. What do you think, is he the type you were imagining while reading the series?
With the Oscars only a couple of weeks away, we've got a few predictions, and it looks like certain people (go Christopher Plummer, go!) might be sweeping this award season. There are many actors who have pulled off this feat in the past, so if you're curious to see the talented people who took home the Golden Globe, the SAG, and the Oscar for their work, just take a look at this list of triple winners (and you can check out the ladies here).
George Clooney and Evan Rachel Wood posed together at the London premiere of The Ides of March today. George's girlfriend Stacy Keibler didn't join him for the event, but she was his red carpet companion earlier this week. George and Stacy showed up at a NYC screening of The Descendants on Sunday and she was by his side again for last night's Paris premiere of The Ides of March. George and Stacy continued their evening at the film's afterparty, and later enjoyed dinner at L'Arc with George's costar Philip Seymour Hoffman as well as Catherine Deneuve and Princess Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco. George and Stacy's time in the City of Lights didn't last long since George popped up in the UK for a photocall this morning.
George Clooney popped up in London today for a photo call and Q&A session for his project The Ides of March. He, along with his stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Evan Rachel Wood, were in the UK to participate in the BFI London Film Festival, which will also show George's The Descendants this week.
George was able to hop over to England after being in Paris just last night for an Ides premiere. George brought girlfriend Stacy Keibler as a date to the red carpet event, a mere few days after she accompanied him to the NYC debut of The Descendants Sunday. George has been doing double promotional duty for both movies recently. He was nonetheless able to fit in a Cabo getaway with Stacy earlier this month so she could celebrate her 32nd birthday in his favorite place. Stacy's still able to get her own work done despite all the jet-setting. Stacy loves to exercise with AquaBells when she's on the go, and she's turned that passion into a business by teaming up with OpenSky to sell them online.
George Clooney had the company of his Ides of March costars Evan Rachel Wood, who was decked out in head-to-toe maroon Gucci, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright for last night's NYC premiere. We managed to snag a few minutes with George himself — and he's just as handsome in person! George spoke to us about the importance of filming the movie, which he directed, in the Midwest and, most importantly, in Cincinnati. He told us, "My father was an anchorman in Cincinnati, and I knew the area really well. I worked there plenty. I worked at the ladies shoe store there and sold men's suits in the area, so I knew most of the area." His father, Nick, was on hand for the afterparty at the Metropolitan Club along with George's mom, Nina. The Clooney trio mingled with other newsmen like Dan Rather and Al Roker — stay tuned for more from the red carpet later today on PopSugar TV!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were greeted by a huge crowd of screaming fans as they stepped onto the red carpet at the Moneyball premiere in Toronto last night. The Toronto International Film Festival has been under way since Thursday, but last night was particularly spectacular thanks to the back-to-back Moneyball and The Ides of March gala debuts. Brad was joined by all his costars — Jonah Hill told us it was the best night of his life! — and even the real-life Billy Beane on the TIFF red carpet. Brad and Angelina took a helicopter out of London together on Thursday headed to the festival but are only sweeping through Canada quickly before returning to their kids. Earlier in the day on Friday, Brad did take the stage for the Moneyball press conference where he joked that the film's lesson of taking risks was similar to breaking free from his religious upbringing. Brad looked handsome at both Moneyball events, and next up he and the rest of his cast will be taking his movie to Oakland for the stateside premiere on Sept. 19. For all the action from TIFF, follow PopSugar on Twitter and Facebook!