Emmy Rossum in Talks for YOU’RE NOT YOU, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Joins A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT, Derek Jacobi Refines GRACE OF MONACO

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Up-to-the-minute casting information follows below:

  • Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow) is in negotiations to join Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry) in You’re Not You, directed by George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe).
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) will join Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) in the indie drama A Thousand Times Good Night for co-writer/director Erik Poppe (Hawaii, Oslo).
  • Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech) will be tasked with refining Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) from an American movie star into a princess in Grace of Monaco, directed by Olivier Dahan (La vie en rose).
  • Finally, Tye Sheridan (Tree of Life) has joined Joe, a drama starring Nicolas Cage (National Treasure) and directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express).

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Emmy Rossum Talks BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, SHAMELESS Season 3, RISK (the Boardgame), and More

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One of the many films being promoted at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director Richard LaGrevenese’s Beautiful Creatures.  Based on the three-book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the story centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live.  The film stars Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson.  For more on Beautiful Creatures, here’s the first trailer, a featurette, our set visit preview, and Matt’s recap of NYCC.

Shortly before the panel, I got to sit down with Emmy Rossum for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about her experiences with Comic-Con, whether there’s anything she collects, her preferred version of the board game Risk and how she’s looking for a first edition, how she got involved in Beautiful Creatures and her accent, the third season of Shameless, her plans for hiatus, Twitter and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

New York Comic-Con: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Panel Recap; Unfolding a Southern-Set Coming-of-Age Romantic Drama with Sorceresses

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Even though the trailer for Richard LaGraveneseBeautiful Creatures is online, I decided to go into the New York Comic-Con panel cold.  This approach worked well for The Conjuring, and I’m always ready to be pleasantly surprised by a film.  LaGravenese’s film certainly has a cast worthy of our attention: Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum star alongside up-and-coming lead actors Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich.  But as for what the movie is about, that’s a bit harder to explain.

Hit the jump for my recap of the Beautiful Creatures panel, and click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Featurette Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Footage with Commentary from Cast and Crew

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If you enjoyed the recent images and trailer for director Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures, but found yourself a bit lost in the story, you’re in luck, because a new featurette is here to explain it all to you.  Based on the trilogy by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the story centers on two star-crossed teens who uncover some unsettling secrets about their families, themselves and the small southern town in which they live.  The featurette shows that the adaptation is more than just “Romeo & Juliet meets Twilight meets True Blood.”

Starring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis,  Beautiful Creatures graces theaters on February 13th, 2013.  Hit the jump to watch the featurette.

New Images from HITCHCOCK Starring Anthony Hopkins and BEAUTIFUL CREATURES with Emmy Rossum

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A batch of new images from director Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock and a new look at Emmy Rossum in the fantasy adaptation Beautiful Creatures have landed online.  We previously saw a few low-quality images from Hitchcock last week, but this new crop gives us a much better look at Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director, Helen Mirren as his wife, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins.  The highly anticipated film takes place during the production of the horror classic Psycho and centers on the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife.  The pic opens on November 23rd.

Additionally, a new image of Emmy Rossum in director Richard LaGrevenese’s Southern supernatural romance adaptation Beautiful Creatures has surfaced.  The story centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live.  The film opens on February 13th, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out images from Hitchcock and Beautiful Creatures.

First Trailer, Poster, and New Images for the Southern Supernatural Romance BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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The first trailer and poster for director Richard LaGrevenese’s Beautiful Creatures have landed online.  Based on the three-book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the story centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live.  I’m unfamiliar with the book series and found myself a bit lost when watching the teaser, but I dig the atmosphere and Southern Gothic aesthetic.  Moreover, watching Emma Thompson play a disapproving, devoutly religious Southern woman is a delight.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, and a batch of images, and be sure to take a peek at our set visit preview right here.  The film also stars Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis.  Beautiful Creatures hits theaters on February 13th, 2013.  

Set Visit Preview: Warner Bros. Brings the Supernatural Romance BEAUTIFUL CREATURES to Life in Louisiana

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A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a visit to the set of Richard LaGravenese’s forthcoming supernatural-romance, Beautiful Creatures.  Now, while the title might not mean much to you if you’re say, a late-20’s male with little to no involvement with the Young Adult section of your local Barnes and Nobel, that name means a whole bunch to a whole bunch of non-late-20’s males:  Beautiful Creatures—which involves teenage girls, witches, stately manors on the edge of swamps, and Jeremy Irons—might just be the heir to the Twilight throne.

And with the potential for another franchise like that on their hands, it’s easy to understand why the studio would agree to let us start talking about our set visit now:  sure, it doesn’t arrive until February of 2013, but why not tell you a little bit about the cool stuff we saw on-set?  Find out what I saw there, who we interviewed, and see some pictures from Beautiful Creatures after the jump, folks. 

Comic-Con: SHAMELESS Panel Recap; A Look Forward at Nudity and Backwards at Pee

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The Gallagher family isn’t necessarily a traditional one.  It’s laced with sex, drugs and felonies.  At the heart, though, there is love.  Well, some of the time anyway.  As they approach season three, the cast—William H. Macy (Frank Gallagher), Emmy Rossum (Fiona Gallagher), Justin Chatwin (Steve/Jimmy), Jeremy Allen White (Lip Gallagher), Cameron Monaghan (Ian Gallagher)— presented at Comic Con and Mike O’Malley (who acts on Glee and writes on Shameless) moderated the panel.  Hit the jump for a bullet point recap.

Comic-Con 2012: DEXTER Will Headline Opening Day, SHOWTIME Also Bringing HOMELAND Trailer and SHAMELESS Panel

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Everyone’s favorite serial killer, Michael C. Hall (as Dexter, of course) will be on hand to open up festivities for Comic-Con 2012.  The SHOWTIME panel will also feature a Q&A with Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and special guest, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) who will be joining the seventh season.  Fans will witness an exclusive first two minutes of the season premiere, along with a new chapter in the animated webisodes, “Early Cuts: All in the Family.”  SHOWTIME will also screen a trailer for the second season of Homeland and will host a Shameless panel.  Dexter returns September 30th at 9pm on SHOWTIME.  Hit the jump for the full press release.

What’s Filming Where, Including IRON MAN 3, DJANGO UNCHAINED, THE TOMB, ENDER’S GAME and More

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You’re driving down the street, and it’s suddenly blocked off.  You notice these weird yellow signs with nonsensical letters or numbers.  There’s unusual glow lighting up a neighborhood you can’t usually see from your house.  What you might have here is a film company shooting in your town.  It happens a lot, and you never know where they might pop up…until now.

The following is a semi-comprehensive list of films currently shooting, what they’re shooting, and where they’re shooting.  We’ll be telling you where you might get to see the very famous, the kinda famous and (if all goes well) the soon-to-be famous. While we can’t list every single movie, television show, or student film in production, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what the heck is going on where all those people are buzzing about.  Want to know where in the world are Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, and Leonardo DiCaprio? Hit the jump for more.

Warner Bros. Pushes Back SEVENTH SON and BEAUTIFUL CREATURES; ROBOT AND FRANK Gets a Release Date

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We’ve got some shuffling of release dates for two Warner Bros. distributions and a new release date for one of our favorite films from this year’s Sundance.  Here’s a glance:

  • Warner Bros. pushes back The Seventh Son from February 15th, 2013 to October 18th, 2013.
  • Another Warner Bros. film, Beautiful Creatures, has taken Seventh Son’s place by moving back two weeks to open on February 15th, 2013.
  • Starring Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon and a robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard), Robot and Frank will open on August 24th of this year.

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Emmy Rossum in Talks to Join Viola Davis in BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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Shameless star Emmy Rossum is in final negotiations to join the adaptation of the supernatural love story Beautiful Creatures. The story centers on two star-crossed teens who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Viola Davis and Emma Thompson are already signed on, and Variety reports that Rossum is poised to star as the young girl’s cousin who became a dark witch on her 16th birthday, thus turning the two girls into enemies. Beautiful Creatures is the first book in a three-book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I’m quite surprised by the pedigree of cast signed on thus far, so this must be more than your average Twlight knock-off. Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) is set to direct, and Warner Bros. is hoping Beautiful Creatures the beginning of a franchise.

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Jeremy Allen White Talks SHAMELSS Season 2, the Craft of Acting and Sex Scenes

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On the Showtime drama series Shameless, actor Jeremy Allen White plays Phillip “Lip” Gallagher, the second and by far the smartest Gallagher child, who has a penchant for trouble and a relationship with wild child neighbor Karen (Laura Wiggins) that is always threatening to break his heart. With an even further strained and more contentious relationship with his father than ever, Lip begins to realize that the more he fights to be his own man, the more he may end up just like his father, Frank (William H. Macy).

While at the TCA Winter Press Tour, Jeremy Allen White sat down with Collider for this exclusive interview about how lucky he feels to have such amazing material in Season 2, how the relationship between Frank and Lip will change this season, what he’d like to see Lip do with his life, how bizarre all of the sex scenes can be, and what working on this show with this cast has taught him about the craft of acting. Check out what he had to say after the jump.


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While HBO made some big cuts from their original programming towards the end of last year, Showtime is keeping shows around as EW has learned that the cable network has given an additional season order to Shameless, House of Lies and Californication. Shameless gets a third season after its stellar ensemble cast, including William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, has come through with a great second season while House of Lies, with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, has gotten stellar ratings to earn a second season while its first season is still in progress. Finally Californication is still going strong to nab a sixth season, but I don’t know if it will last beyond that. Either way, it shows that Showtime has faith in their shows and should please fans of all three series.

Comic-Con 2011: Showtime Panel Recap – New Trailers for DEXTER and HOMELAND; SHAMELESS Will Diverge from the UK Original in Season 2

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Comic Con 2011: At the Showtime Preview Panel, Michael C. Hall and company talked up the 6th season of Dexter; William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and John Wells teased the second season of Shameless; Morena Baccarin and Howard Shore discussed their new show Homeland. For all this, plus new trailers for Dexter and Homeland, hit the jump.

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