“Sometimes, it does get real. Too real for a (director) who’s trying to keep a diplomatic set.” This was revealed by Shia LaBeouf for dropping acid for his latest role in the upcoming movie The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
LaBeouf prepared for a key acid-dropping scene by actually doing it, because his character had to be high.
“There’s a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there’s a way to be on acid,” added LaBeouf. “What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that (electric) chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to.”
LaBeouf is no newbie when it comes to doing it for real in a shoot. His upcoming movie Nymphomaniac, all the sex scenes would be done for real on the set. Talk about dedication to the true art form. But let’s just hope that he doesn’t get any role for a really bad guy in the future that would require him to commit crimes because his way of preparation might get a little overboard and out of hand.
After Christopher Nolan has announced that he won’t be making any more Batman films in the future and even before his Dark Knight Trilogy concluded with The Dark Knight Rises, the questions that were already on everybody’s mind since then were: who who will don the cowl next, who will direct the movie, and when will it be released? Though it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be getting any answers to the ‘who’ any time soon, at least we now have an idea as to the ‘when’.
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A source for Batman On Film said that the production to the inevitable Batman reboot will commence ONLY after the Justice League movie is released, which means that whoever is selected to play the Caped Crusader in the Justice League movie would [likely] then go on to lead a franchise of his own.
Cinemablend also reports that the studio already has a Justice League script for Gangster Squad writer Will Beall, and that they have recently been looking for a director. Warner Bros. is looking to have the superhero team-up movie in theaters by summer 2015.
As for my personal take on The Dark Knight reboot, all I can say is that if doesn’t have to be a JL movie spin-off, I’m thinking about giving it a Sin City touch or treatment. I think the visuals in that movie fit perfectly with the art and the theme in Frank Miller’s Batman graphic novels. And if I may push it even further, I’d throw in a Hit Girl-like Robin in there.
Last week, the former child actress has become a suspect for jewelry theft after she attended a house party, where $100,000 worth of jewelry went missing from her longtime friend Mr. Magid’s home. LiLo attempted to blame two of her friends she brought along with her that night — one is Suge Knight’s son, Andrew.
As per Magid, Andrew told him that the actress handed them a bag that contains some stolen items covered by her t-shirt. The two men have returned the items to Magid but the other items are still missing. After Sam Magid reported the stolen items, Lilo and her assistant Gavin Doyle were subjected to police investigation. Lilo told Magid the reason why she took the other items was that she was just afraid that those items would be stolen.
However, after a thorough investigation, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Deborah L. Kranze declined to press charges against the actress, citing insufficient evidence.
It’s confirmed, actor Sam Claflin will play the pivotal role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. So the long wait for finding District 4’s champion is finally over.
The Snow White and the Huntsman actor is the newest addition to the sequel, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence. For those who have not known yet, the charismatic character of Finnick Odair from District 4 was the winner of the 65th annual Hunger Games at the tender age of 14. Aside from his good looks, he is best known for his skills in swimming and proficiency in using the trident.
Claflin will join Tony Shalhoub, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, and Meta Golding along with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson who will be reprising their roles.
Fans of the hunky actor will surely love to see him in the sequel. As for Claflin, it seems that he’s on a roll in getting high-profile projects, as he has appeared alongside Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman and in the fourth Pirates of the Carribean with A-lister Johhny Depp.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theaters on November 22, 2013.
In aninterview by film director Cameron Crowe, Easy A and The Amazing Spider-Man star Emma Stone reveals her first heartbreak. “I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up … I have never felt anything quite like that. It was so visceral. It’s like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen…It was awful,” Emma said.
“Creatively, do you think it’s true or false that many of the artists who we know and love are often governed by a single event that happens in their life, and that event then becomes this vivid, iconic thing they return to over and over in their work?” Crowe asked.
Stone was candid with her response. “One-hundred percent true. That’s not actually my moment or my theme – my moment is not one that I would probably talk about. But there is a moment that keeps coming back over and over throughout my life. It’s the thing that I return to when I’m making a decision out of fear. Anything that I’m doing out of fear is defined by that moment.”
Now she has moved on from that heartache and is happily dating her Spider Man co-star Andrew Garfield. Don’t they make a picture-perfect couple?
After earning about $50 million from re-releasing Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 3D this February, Lucasfilm has announced that the following two prequels, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith will also be making a transition to 3D. I guess its success has made George Lucas feel even more confident that he’ll be able to rake in more dough from movie viewers (especially the fans) out of his Star Wars franchise.
According to the official Star Wars Facebook page, the two will hit the theaters during fall of next year. Episode II will be shown on September 20, 2013, while Episode III on October 11th.
If you think those two are the only movies set to be re-released in 3D next year then you have a few more coming. Universal has announced a 3D version of Jurassic Park on April 5, whereas Disney revealed an “enhanced version” of Monsters, Inc. on January 18, and The Little Mermaid on September 13.
Personally, ever since James Cameron’s Avatar, I didn’t get to experience the excitement that I was promised I’d get for watching these 3D movies. It’s as if they only put it on 3D just for the heck of it. I think I had more fun watching movies in hi-def in my living room, but then again, that’s maybe just me.
Biopics are becoming a trend in Hollywood and another one is in the works. Five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia will have his own biopic following his death last May 27, 2012 and it will be played by Shiloh Fernandez (popularly known for his role in 2011’s Red Riding Hood), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is based on true events of the legendary boxer’s life in his early years, and is directed by Eddie Alcaraz and co-written by Bettina Gilois. Anonymous Content’s production is slated to start on 2013.
Tapia is one of the greatest fighters in the 1990’s era who started boxing at age nine. He became WBO Superflyweight and WBO Bantamweight champion.
Despite his success in boxing, Tapia endured a tragic streak. His dad was murdered before he was born and by the time he was eight years old, his mom was brutally kidnapped, raped and murdered. These led him to being dependent on drugs, and later he suffered a cocaine overdose. His brother-in-law and nephew were killed in a car accident.
In the world of showbiz, appearing on The Simpsons has become sort of a distinguished honor among celebrities over the years.
Justin Beiber has already recorded some voiceovers for his upcoming guest appearance in ‘ The Fabulous Baker Boy’ episode, tweeting his excitement about the esteemed animation project with fans: “just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy (sic),” but later deleted the tweet.
The show’s executive producer Al Jean confirmed rumors about his guest appearance. “He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him,” Jean explained. “Draw your own conclusions.”
The episode is set to air by September 2013 as part of the show’s 24th season. He won’t be the only star who will make an appearance on the said show, though, as Steve Carell, Zooey Deschanel, Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman will also join him.
Entertainment Weekly has just released a couple of exclusive images on their site from the soon-to-be released remake of the classic horror flick Carrie. The pictures show a not-so-sanguine Chloe Moretz and a never-before-seen first look at Julianne Moore as Margaret White.
When news first broke out that MGM has chosen Chloe to play Sissy Spacek’s iconic role, some of the movie’s fans expressed their doubts about the former’s acting capability despite her good track record for portraying young but mature characters (e.g. Kick-Ass, Let Me In). But if you ask me what I think based on the actress and the movie’s images, I’d have to say that things are looking pretty good.
British film director Tony Scott’s suicide was reportedly caught on camera by witnesses and has been shopped around to media agencies.
According to TMZ, they were offered copies of footage from multiple onlookers that showed Scott moments before he jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles at midday Sunday but claimed to not have bought it.
The filmmaker committed suicide in full view of a harbor cruise ship with witnesses taking photos and videos when they saw a man scaling on a fence on the bridge. One of the eyewitnesses said, “He landed right next to our tour boat, and many of us saw the whole thing.”
Scott was best known for his blockbuster Top Gun and Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop 2, and Enemy of the State.