Friday, September 27, 2013
Yahoo issued a featurette for Thor: The Dark World with Chris Hemsworth.
October is just around the corner so the countdown to one of the most highly anticipated action films of the year is about to be released November 8th.
However, if fans can't wait to see Chris on the big screen, check him out this weekend in Rush.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Chris Hemsworth is beginning the American promotion tour of his movie 'Rush' which opens in September 27th.
He begins with a charming appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night where they featured a montage of his films including SWATH with Kristen Stewart, speaks about his family, shows a clip of him on a soap opera and showing his moves on the Aussie version of Dancing with the Stars.
Check out the entire interview beginning at 17:44.
Chris remains on the couch when the next guests come on stage. He has a good time with the comedian. Check out the video above.
You can watch separate clips of his interview here but it will not show the introduction with the SWATH clip.
Chris will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show later today. Here's a sneak peek.
Ellen video source @dani_pitter
Monday, September 9, 2013
Source: Variety - Jeff Shell
Variety is reporting that brief-tenured Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has been "forced out" and replaced by NBC International president Jeff Shell.
Fogelson had been Universal's chairman since 2009. Variety writes that although Universal has had box office successes under his chairmanship, there have been "huge failures" as well (Battleship, R.I.P.D) which have lost millions.
"Comcast sent Shell to London to spur expansion of its international networks and production operations. Industry insiders say he has expressed a desire to return to L.A. Los Angeles."
Will be interesting to see how Shell proceeds with developing future projects.
Read more at Variety.
Kristen Stewart appearing during the 12.12.12 event
Some fans would give an arm and leg, however an unknown Arabian Prince gave up $500,000 "IN CASH" to charity just to speak to Kristen Stewart for 15 minutes.
Entertainment stars travel to the middle east to make private appearances for such dignitaries all of the time. Kristen is known for her humble and quiet work with raising funds for many charities. This was one closely held secret for such a public event.
Huffington Post got Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein to admit this unknown fact while covering the Toronto Film Festival's world premiere of his film "12.12.12".
Stewart participated in the charitable star-studded musical television event known as The Concert for Sandy Relief in order to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"First of all, Weinstein gleefully confessed that he'd platonically whored out "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart for charity funds. Apparently the "Prince of an Arabian country" was offering to pay top dollar for a fifteen minute chat with the chronically awkward actress.
"Weinstein called Stewart and filled her in on the situation. "She said 'How much?' My kind of girl," he quipped. The mogul and the prince were eventually able to agree to a $500 000 donation. In cash. The prince, Stewart and a number of body guards enjoyed a lovely fifteen minutes together during the concert."
Wow, OK. Nothing much to say about this but...the power of Kristen Stewart.
Read more about the premiere here.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Zimbio: Chris Hemsworth at Rush UK premiere
Fans will be getting the chance to see Chris Hemsworth on television for a while as he gears up to promote to huge films.
First up is Rush which he is currently promoting. He will be appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, September 16th. Then he takes on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tues, September 17th.
Check your local listings for the times.
Rush will open September 27th in North America and on the 13th in the UK.
Chris is currently promoting Rush at the Toronto Film Festival where the world premiere will be held tonight.
Chris will be back out soon to promote his blockbuster film Thor: The Dark World which opens November 8th.
Check out Chris as he graces the cover of September's Esquire Magazine.
Friday, September 6, 2013
SWATH's Vincent Regan (Duke Hammond) will produce and direct a Shakespearean tale based on Macbeth which he scribed called Enemy of Man. Although IMDb has Harry Potter's Rupert Grint initially listed as "rumored," The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed he has joined the cast.
THR is reporting from the Toronto Film Festival that Enemy of Man has secured worldwide distribution.
The cast also boasts fellow SWATH castmates Sam Spruell (Finn) and Dave Legeno (Broch) and will also star Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones).
|Sam Spruell at SWATH premiere|
Enemy of Man is "billed as a retelling of a timeless tale of war, regicide, betrayal and untimely revenge," according to THR.
The film is set to be released in 2014. Read more about its distribution at THR.
Source: IMDb/ContactMusic/Google Images
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Last known for his demise at the claw of the evil queen, SWATH's Jamie Blackley just obtained the lead role in a YA novel adaptation of If I Stay.
Deadline reports that Blackley will play "a comatose teenager who has an out-of-body experience in the hospital and is faced with choosing between living a difficult life or giving up altogether."
The film will also star Cloe Moretz who is currently filming Sils Maria with Kristen Stewart in Germany.
If I Stay is currently in pre-production according to IMDb and will be produced by MGM.
Photo Source: IMDb
SWATH fans never cease to amaze with their talents. If not making their own costumes, then they're making wonderful art.
Here is a painting of Snow White sent to us by artist @Orsi24.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
|Daniel Brul, Alexandra Maria Laura, Chris Hemsworth & Olivia Wilde|
Chris Hemsworth joined the cast of Rush along with director Ron Howard for its UK premiere held at Leicester Square in London, England.
Rush is about Formula 1 race car drivers James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and their rivalry during the 1970's.
Rush will hit theaters on September 27th in North America and on September 13th in the UK.
Photo source: Ron Howard
Photo Source: Zimbio
Monday, September 2, 2013
Universal now has its Christian Grey. Therefore the couple is complete.
E.L. James tweeted both actors names who will be playing Christian Grey and Ana Steele today. Earlier she announced that Anastasia Steele would be played by Dakota Johnson (Read more here and here).
Now we have our billionaire who is into the world of S & M and his name is Charlie Hunnam.
Hunnam is a British actor who currently stars in the FX television series Sons of Anarchy. Other films he appeared are Pacific Rim, Cold Mountain and Nicholas Nickelby.
There you have it. Now fans can go on to debate if these two will make the film as steamy as the books. Huge expectations to be fulfilled on August 1, 2014.
The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
— E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013
Source: Dakota Johnson with her mother Melanie Griffith
Was it her acting chops or her Hollywood pedigree that landed the daughter of Hollywood royalty the most recent coveted role? Today, E.L. James announced on Twitter that Dakota Johnson landed the role of Anastasia Steele in Universal Pictures highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey.
Most of the entertainment pros speculated that the roles of Christian Grey and Ana Steele would be filled with huge Hollywood names in order to sell the film. Evidently this was not the focus of E.L. James and her fellow producers when it came to filling the role of the protagonist Ana Steele.
Universal found its Christian Grey
Yes, Johnson is the daughter of Hollywood royalty but a major name she is not.
She's the daughter of Academy-award nominee Melanie Griffith who is known for her role as Tess McGill in the Oscar nominated Working Girl and Golden Globe winner Don Johnson who is known for his role as James "Sonny" Crocket in the award-winning TV series Miami Vice and recently appeared in the Oscar nominated film Django Unchained.
But that's not all.
Griffith's mother and Johnson's grandmother is the famed TIppi Hedren who starred in one of Alfred Hitchcock's classics The Birds. Hedren recently had a biopic released by HBO starring SWATH's Emmy nominated Toby Jones for his role as Hitchcock in The Girl.
Oh and one more connection...Griffith is currently married to one of Hollywood's sexy hunks by the name of Antonio Banderas who starred in the blockbuster Zorro which had Stephen Spielberg as an executive producer. Banderas is known to kids today as the swashbuckling Puss in Boots in the successful Shrek franchise.
Is that enough to get her the role? Maybe.
Let's hope that her Hollywood pedigree translates into talent because her resume is light for any major roles as an actress. Johnson has appeared in films such as The Five Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street. However, being only 23-years old, this may just be the stepping stone that she needs.
However to get a glimpse into what her Ana could be, check her out in The Social Network where she plays a somewhat naive college student. Johnson was Ana in the making.
Considering that her mother Melanie Griffith is known to be a little risque with what she is willing to do, this is not surprising to see the daughter fulfilling the shoes.
Johnson's pedigree goes far beyond just having Hollywood DNA. Johnson has grown up around a few strong-willed and tough actors. Her father is known for his toughness and her grandmother isn't any pushover (see The Girl).
Even her step-father, Bandaras, has been known for being a little risque in roles such as Original Sin starring with Angelina Jolie and taking chances in roles like Philadelphia as Tom Hanks's gay boyfriend, singing and dancing in Evita starring Madonna and as Poncho Villa in And Starring Ponch Villa as Himself.
Johnson may just be the right selection for Ana Steele and would be able to handle such a challenging role for her age.
It will be exciting to see how she will translate Steele on screen. So stay tuned to see who will be cast as Christian Grey.
|Antonio Bandara, Don Johson and Tippi Hedren|
Movie source: IMDb
It was rumored that there would be cast announcements this Labor Day weekend and author/producer E.L. James came through with a biggie.
James announced via Twitter that 23-year old Dakota Johnson will fill one of the biggest roles since Bella Swan and Katniss Aberdeen as Anatasia Steele in Universal Studios highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey.
Johnson, recently seen in The Five Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street,has taken on the roll which fans have had everyone from Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev to Twilight's Ashley Greene cast.
The Wrap reports that "Johnson is the 23-year old daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and the granddaughter of "The Birds" star Tippi Hedren. She has had supporting roles in films like "The Five-Year Engagement" and "21 Jump Street," but this is far and away her biggest performance and acting challenge."
Mostly seen as a blonde (seen above as a brunette), does Johnson fulfill the dark-haired beauty fans have imagined? Only time will tell. However, chemistry is important for this film which has some of the most adult sex scenes to be put on film without it holding an X-rating.
Christian Grey is the next big name to be announced. Were you let down with this casting? Let us know below.
FSOF opens August 1, 2014.
I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
— E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013
Motion capture can certainly alter an actor's look.
SWATH stuntman Paul Lowe tweeted out a photo of himself in full motion capture as a gorilla in Tarzan. He appears on the left-side in the photo above. According to IMDb he will be playing the Young Terkoz.
Although Lowe claims himself to be a "gorgeous" looking gorilla, we have to say that the real Paul Lowe is a whole lot cuter.
Lowe isn't the only SWATHer in the film. Tarzan will also star Jo Osmond as Young Teeka, Craig Garner as Tarzan and JJ at age 4, Edd Osmond as the Young Taug and SWATH stuntman Andy Wareham as Tublat.
Tarzan stars Twilight's Kellan Lutz as Tarzan and opens January 24, 2014 in the UK and as early as October with various release dates around the world. No US release date is set.
Did motion capture for a film called Tarzan out soon where I played a young gorilla, im on the left looking gorgeous pic.twitter.com/o2Jh8xksf7
— Paul Lowe (@littlelowey) September 2, 2013
Cast source: IMDb
As the release date comes near, we are getting sneak peeks into Chris Hemsworth's Rush.
Here are two exclusive clips from the film. One with Hemsworth as James Hunt with Olivia Wilde who plays Suzy and the other with Hunt's rival Niki Lauda played by Daniel Brühl.
Directed by Ron Howard, Rush is a biopic about the legendary rivalry between Formula 1 race car drivers Hunt and Lauda.
The UK film premiere takes place tonight at Leicester Square. Director Ron Howard will be tweeting live from the premiere.
Rush opens on September 27th in the US, September 13th in the UK and will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th.