The Cannes Film Festival is well under way, and the South of France has been flooded with stars. Justin Timberlake had Jessica Biel by his side for a waterside stroll following Sunday night's Inside Llewyn Davis premiere, while Marion Cotillard hit the carpet Monday night laughing with Guillaume Canet and Clive Owen for Blood Ties. James Franco honored ex girlfriend and costar Ahna O'Reilly at a yacht dinner party on Sunday, while Naomi Watts took in the glamour at IWC Schaffhausen's For the Love of Cinema party. Other stars like Zoe Saldana, Jessica Chastain, Keith Urban, and Rachel Bilson have also been getting in on the Cannes fun this week. Be sure to check back for more Cannes Film Festival photos, and don't forget to vote for your favorite stars in our POPSUGAR 100 bracket!
Leonardo DiCaprio suited up to join his The Great Gatsby leading lady, Carey Mulligan, to kick off the Cannes Film Festival with a glamorous photocall for their film today. Leo and Balenciaga-clad Carey were joined by the rest of their costars, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, as well as the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, as the annual festival got under way in the South of France. It was a busy day for the Gatsby crew, who also participated in a press conference to discuss the film that opened in the US last Friday. Gatsby will make its European premiere tonight in Cannes. The Great Gatsby boasted impressive numbers in its first week, raking in $51.1 million from its US debut.
Leo and his longtime friend Tobey Maguire were reunited at the festival after pairing up earlier this week in NYC. Tobey showed his support at Leonardo's Christie's auction, which raised $35 million to benefit environmental and wildlife conservation efforts, a cause that is backed by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
Leonardo DiCaprio and a Viktor and Rolf-wearing Jennifer Lawrence hung out with Jay-Z at The Great Gatsby's premiere afterparty at The Plaza Hotel in NYC last night. While Jay, Leo, and the rest of the cast walked the red carpet at the Great Gatsby premiere, they got a chance to catch up and mingle at the glamorous bash following the screening. Leo's costars Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher attended the postcarpet fete, with Isla staying close to husband Sacha Baron Cohen. The afterparty wraps up a busy week of promotions for the Great Gatsby cast. They have been doing press ahead of the project's May 10 release on Good Morning America and they also attended Prada's glamorous cocktail party for the film on Tuesday. Before the parties and TV appearances, the cast joined up for a press conference in NYC on Sunday — read the five things we learned from The Great Gatsby's revealing press conference.
This week brought so much exciting casting news: Michelle Williams is in talks to star in a romantic thriller, Garrett Hedlund is heading off the road into a sequel, and Scott Speedman is joining a Ryan Reynolds project. We've compiled this week's important casting updates, so check out those and more, like upcoming projects for a Gossip Girl guy and a Community girl!
Joel Edgerton plays a sweet father opposite Jennifer Garner in The Odd Life of Timothy Green, which hits theaters on Aug. 15. We caught up with the actor earlier this month to chat about the magical project. Joel shared his experience on set with Jennifer and their onscreen son, CJ Adams, and also talked about another project, The Great Gatsby. He revealed what it was like working with Leonardo DiCaprio after admiring him for years and touched on how tricky Hollywood can be.
Jennifer Garner donned a red dress for last night's premiere of The Odd Life of Timothy Green at LA's El Capitan Theatre. She posed on the Astroturf carpet with her big-screen husband, Australian actor Joel Edgerton, as well as their movie son, CJ Adams. Jennifer's leading lady Rosemarie DeWitt also smiled for the cameras alongside her spouse, Ron Livingston. The Disney film centers around the story of a couple, played by Jennifer and Joel, who welcome a child unconventionally after struggling to conceive. Because of the family themes in the picture, we asked Jennifer if she planned on watching it with her loved ones. She replied that she'd actually brought along two relatives, her parents, Pat and Bill, for their first-ever premiere. For even more from our chat with Jennifer, stay tuned for this afternoon's PopSugar Rush.
Though she's a mother of three, Jennifer Garner is familiar with playing fertility-challenged characters. In The Odd Life of Timothy Green, the whimsical Disney tearjerker that hits theaters on Aug. 15, Garner revisits the issue, starring as Cindy Green; she also played an infertile character in Juno). When Cindy and her husband, Jim, played by the serious but endearing Joel Edgerton, learn they've exhausted their options for conceiving a child on their own, they give themselves one last night — and a bottle of wine — to dream of the child they can only desire. They write their dream child's characteristics on pieces of paper and bury them in the garden. When a child exhibiting all of those characteristics miraculously arrives on their doorstep, they must quickly adapt to parenthood while hiding their new child's secret.
A year and a half ago, I had the opportunity to visit the movie's suburban Atlanta set with two other reporters to chat with stars Garner and Edgerton and director Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, What's Eating Gilbert Grape). While we thoroughly discussed Garner's decision to take on such an emotionally charged role, we couldn't help but ask about motherhood and the possibility of adding a third child to her famous Hollywood family. In addition to interviewing the actors and director, we also watched, and served as extras, in a scene as it was filmed.
Read on for some of the best quotes from the set visit (and stay tuned for more in the coming days) after the jump.
Isla Fisher was in full character as Myrtle Wilson on the Australian set of The Great Gatsby today. Her costar Tobey Maguire was also in costume for the day of filming, which took place at an old power station in Sydney. They'll soon welcome another member to the cast since model Gemma Ward has been confirmed to play Myrtle's sister Catherine. Isla and Tobey have their families with them Down Under while they work on the film adaptation of the iconic book. Isla got away from the cameras to spend time with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen and their daughters Olive and Elula earlier this month, and the foursome celebrated Sacha's 40th birthday with a boat ride.
A lot of sports movies focus on underdogs, and while Warrior is no exception, it offers much more than a tale of athletes facing incredible odds. Brendan (Joel Edgerton) and Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) are two estranged brothers who find themselves training for the same mixed martial arts competition with a $5 million dollar prize. After physics teacher Brendan is suspended from his job without pay, he goes after the prize money so that his family can keep their home. Former Marine Tommy, who has suddenly returned from his service in Afghanistan, is also anxious to get a hold of the cash, though his motives aren't immediately clear. When they finally step into the caged ring, you're just as concerned with the outcome of the physical battle as you are with the emotional one that has broken the family.
As the pair prepares for the fight, they cross paths with their reformed alcoholic father Paddy (Nick Nolte). Tommy decides to train with him, despite the fact that he loathes his dad, while Brendan resists a relationship with him when the old man attempts to apologize for his wrongdoings. The familial rift that has caused these men to grow apart is revealed slowly, and done in such a way that you become emotionally invested in each fighter. I was surprised that a movie about cage fighting could capture the strained dynamic between brothers so well. To find out why I found myself rooting for each brother in and out of the ring, just read more
The trailer for The Odd Life of Timothy Green takes a sad subject — a couple's infertility — and uses it as the basis for a magical, and possibly uplifting, film. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton play Cindy and Jim, a married couple who are happy together, but have just given up on their dream of conceiving a child. Downtrodden, they make a wish list for the qualities they would want their kid to have, and then bury the list in the backyard. Imagine their surprise when a young boy shows up in their own backyard boasting a checklist of personality traits eerily similar to those on the list they had made.
The preview is a little contrived, but it has an element of bittersweetness to it that disarmed me. See if you can take watching Cindy and Jim craft their list and do things like faux-cheer for the kid they think they'll never have, and then watch as Timothy come into their lives. Is he really theirs? We won't know until the film comes out, but darned if the trailer doesn't make you want to believe it. Watch it when you read more