Lisbeth Salander, the title character in Columbia’s adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” isn’t the only juicy part that has actresses jumping through hoops: At Warner Bros., Blake Lively (pictured left) and Scarlett Johansson (pictured right) are vying for the chance to star in “Gravity.”
Alfonso Cuaron, who is directing and co-wrote the script with his brother Jonas, is readying the outer space thriller, to which Robert Downey Jr. is attached.
During the past two weeks, Johansson and Lively tested for the lead role of a female astronaut lost in space. A decision is expected within the next week or two.
The movie’s plot revolves around astronauts repairing the Hubble telescope who are hit with an avalanche of satellite junk. In a plot akin to “Cast Away,” the surviving astronaut must fight her way back to Earth, where she hopes to reunite with her daughter. Read the rest of this entry »
I added captures from The Town trailer:
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Our first look at The Town which is directed and also starring Ben Affleck. It looks intense! What do you guys think of it?
Blake Lively, Jim Sturgess and Hugh Dancy are attached to Gren Wells’ romantic comedy “Cover Girl,” that Donald Petrie is planning to direct
Former stand-up comedian turned writer Gren Wells, who scripted the upcoming weepy-looking drama “Earthbound,” which stars Kate Hudson as a woman dying of terminal cancer who meets her true love, is now poised to gain a stronger foothold in Hollywood. Her new script “Cover Girl” is going into production and will be directed by Donald Petrie (“Miss Congeniality,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and the recently reviled “My Life In Ruins”).
According to Production Weekly, the current cast includes Blake Lively (who has the upcoming Ben Affleck-directed “The Town” and comic-book adaptation “The Green Lantern”), Jim Sturgess (“Across The Universe” and the upcoming Peter Weir film “The Way Back,”) and Hugh Dancy (who will next star in Stephen Frear’s dramedy “Coach”).
Details on script are scarce but we imagine it’ll fall right into Petrie’s collection of fairly noxious crowd-pleasers. The aforementioned films of his we mentioned are rather not our thing, but we suppose there’s some kind of an audience out there for them. However he did start off rather great with “Mystic Pizza,” remember that one? Too bad, that’s a far distant memory. Oh well, at least the cast of this one is pretty good. Here’s to hoping its not unwatchable which is pretty much all we can ask at this point.
Will post more about the film once we have more news about it!
Thanks to Sarah for the article/video.
The cast for “Green Lantern” is starting to fill out. Over the last several weeks, the previously cast Ryan Reynolds has been joined by “Gossip Girl” leading lady Blake Lively as Hal Jordan’s love interest Carol Ferris, “An Education” star Peter Sarsgaard as the villainous Hector Hammond and “Sherlock Holmes” bad guy Mark Strong as Sinestro, Hal’s mentor turned nemesis.
While there are still other actors remaining to join Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern,” Reynolds could only speak to the cast members that are officially on board — specifically Lively, who the eventual defender of Space Sector 2814 described as a perfect fit for the film’s female lead.
“She’s amazing — that girl is nobody’s fool,” Reynolds told MTV News during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival. “She came in and, much like everyone else in the film, had to fight for the role and read [for the character]. She did such an amazing job. She’s going to be flawless, she’s going to be perfect.”
Despite his admiration for Lively, Reynolds struggled to remember the name of her “Gossip Girl” character.
“Blair van… van der… Wooten?” he guessed. “Dick Van Patton? She’s playing Dick Van Patton in the movie, the Dutch dog food industrialist.”
It’s probably safe to say that Lively won’t be playing a dog food industrialist in “Green Lantern,” but there is some confusion over other characters in the film, specifically whether or not Sinestro is the film’s main villain. Current speculation puts Hector Hammond as the movie’s central bad guy, with subsequent sequels focusing more on Sinestro’s evil turn.
“I’m going to stay the hell away from this minefield right now and let you speculate,” Reynolds chimed in. “But I know that everything is going to become very clear really soon.”
Thanks to Desiring Hayden for the article
Every Moment, Another Love Story Begins
NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU
From the Producer of Paris Je T’aime,
Comes the All-Star Ensemble Cast of the Year
Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 2
A virtual who’s who of Hollywood stars bring to life a collection of love stories set in one of the world’s most revered and romantic cities when Vivendi Entertainment debuts New York, I Love You on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 2. Ten directors, including… Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner (Rush Hour trilogy), and Allen Hughes (From Hell), create ten intertwined vignettes that weave a magical spell as they travel through the various boroughs and neighborhoods of the legendary city in the company of Shia LaBeouf (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Eagle Eye), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Valentine’s Day), Academy Award® nominee Natalie Portman (Star Wars trilogy, Garden State, Closer), Blake Lively (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy), Robin Wright Penn (The Princess Bride, State of Play), Hayden Christensen (Star Wars trilogy), Read the rest of this entry »
A “Green Lantern” role could be on the way for 22-year-old Blake Lively. Latino Review has just come out with a scoop that the Serena van der Woodsen of The CW’s “Gossip Girl” is one of the five actress being considered to take on the part of Hal Jordan’s love interest in the superhero movie.
Should Lively land the part, she will be portraying 27-year-old Carol Ferris, a daughter of aerospace mogul Carl Ferris who works for Ferris Air and has a lifetime crush on the lead character. Her competitions include “Bedtime Stories” actress Keri Russell, “Inglourious Basterds” beauty Diane Kruger, “Elektra” star Jennifer Garner and former Bond girl Eva Green.
Blake Lively made her debut as a leading lady in 2005′s “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. Starring opposite America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel, she took on the role of Bridget Vreeland. She was recently seen taking on the role of young Pippa in “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” and will be seen in Ben Affleck’s “The Town”.