Johnny Knoxville Joins SKIPTRACE; Douglas Booth Has PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES; Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin Put ME BEFORE YOU; Alden Ehrenreich Says HAIL CAESAR!

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We have some casting news for you this afternoon:

Hit the jump for more on these casting stories.

Warren Beatty’s Long-Gestating Howard Hughes Film Begins Production; Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins to Star

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Almost three years ago, we reported that Warren Beatty was planning to direct his first movie since 1998′s Bulworth.  Initial reports said that the film might be a comedy about an elderly Howard Hughes (played by Beatty) having an affair with a younger woman.  At the time, Beatty’s prospects for the cast included Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Shia Labeouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood, Rooney Mara, and wife Annette Bening.  However, word on the film went silent, and it looked like it had slipped into development hell.

But now it looks like Beatty has the budget ($26.7 million) and the cast to make the project a reality, and shooting is already underway.  Hit the jump for more.

TOP 5: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Set Visit, VES Awards Interviews, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Toy Fair 2013

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Before I dive headfirst into what could be considered overselling to the “nth degree”, I have a disclaimer: I’m a total sucker for nostalgia-inducing, high school-centric, coming of age films. With that out of the way, I cannot recommend enough that you watch author/writer/director Stephen Chboksy‘s adaptation of his own novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as soon as possible. The pic hit Blu-ray/DVD this past week and over the course of 24 hours I rented it, watched it, loved it, returned it (yes, somehow late fees are still a thing…), and purchased it for my own collection. I could go on and on about the emotional note the movie hit for me at every turn but I’ll spare you the fanboy torment. Suffice to say that I’ll be looking back fondly on this one for quite a while.

My “Blu-ray/DVD pick of the week” aside, this week’s installment features a week of Die Hard that includes Matt revisiting the entire franchise and A Good Day to Die Hard interviews with Bruce Willis and more, coverage from Steve’s visit to the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a slew of video interviews from this year’s VES Awards including talks with Ang Lee and Wally Pfister just to name a few, Beautiful Creatures interviews with Emmy Rossum and more, and a healthy amount of images from the floor of Toy Fair 2013. Yep, you guessed it, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found on the other side.

Alden Ehrenreich Talks BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Ensuring the Characters Were Realistic, Working with Woody Allen on BLUE JASMINE, and More

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The romantic drama Beautiful Creatures tells the story of 17-year-old Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), whose world is shaken up with the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons), the reclusive owner of gothic Ravenwood Manor.  Immediately drawn to each other, it becomes apparent that Lena is a Caster with powers beyond her control, and the two are faced with a curse that will claim her for either the Light or the Dark on her 16th birthday.

At the film’s press day, actor Alden Ehrenreich spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why it was important to make sure these characters were not stereotypical and that the relationship between Ethan and Lena was real, that he doesn’t want to read any more of the books until he reads any possible sequel scripts first, shooting the crazy family dinner scene, which effects scenes he had the most fun doing, and working with Viola Davis.  He also talked about what he looks for when trying to find his next project, and the experience of working on the Woody Allen movie Blue Jasmine with Cate Blanchett.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to an Early Screening of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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I’m not embarrassed to say I’m intrigued by Beautiful Creatures.  I know I’m not the target audience, but that doesn’t mean I’m excluded from enjoying the film.  For those unfamiliar with the movie, it’s supernatural love story centering on Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) a “caster” (a.k.a. a witch), her relationship with Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), and her dread at being chosen for good or evil.

I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away 20 passes to the Atlanta screening of Beautiful Creatures.  Hit the jump to find out how you can check out the film early and for free.  The film also stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, and Emma ThompsonBeautiful Creatures opens February 14th.

3 New Clips from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Featuring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum

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Three new clips are now available from Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures, the Southern Gothic supernatural romance story adapted from the best-selling books of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  Two of these clips do a nice job at establishing the budding relationship between Lena (Alice Englert) and Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), as well as stirring up the fanbase.  The third clip features Ridley Duchannes (Emmy Rossum) flaunting a barely-there dress, bringing a little something for two “lucky boys.”

Also starring Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Thomas Mann, Beautiful Creatures opens February 14th.  Hit the jump to watch the clips (fair warning: they’re on auto-play).

39 New Images from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Starring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum

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A host of new images from director Richard LaGravenese’s supernatural love story adaptation Beautiful Creatures reveal great looks at stars Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich.  While the movie may draw comparisons to The Twilight Saga, one thing that stands apart is the amazing costume design for Beautiful Creatures, which really puts an emphasis on Southern Gothic.

Also starring Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Thomas Mann, Beautiful Creatures opens February 14th.  Hit the jump to check out the new images.

New TV Spots for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

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New TV spots have been released for Beautiful Creatures and Oz the Great and PowerfulBeautiful Creatures is a supernatural love story centering on Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) a “caster” (a.k.a. a witch), her relationship with Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), and her dread at being chosen for good or evil.  This TV spot sells the love-angle, but I can’t help but being slightly intrigued by the supernatural element of the story.  As for Oz the Great and Powerful, the TV spots are about ringing in the New Year with Sam Raimi‘s Wizard of Oz prequel.

Hit the jump to check out the TV spots.  Beautiful Creatures opens February 13th.  Oz the Great and Powerful opens in 3D on March 8th.

New Batch of Actors Testing for Harry Osborn in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Including Sam Claflin and Eddie Redmayne

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Casting is currently underway on Sony’s fast-moving sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it appears that producers are changing course in filling the integral role of Harry Osborn.  Marc Webb is returning to direct with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone back as the film’s leads, but the follow-up is poised to include a tantalizing group of newcomers that should ring familiar to fans of the comics.  Shailene Woodley is set to play eventual love interest Mary Jane in what may amount to a larger role in the third film, and negotiations are underway to nail down Jamie Foxx as the film’s villain Electro.

We recently heard that Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) and Brady Corbet (Melancholia) were under consideration for the role of Harry Obsorn, but now it appears that Sony is looking for a different type of actor to take on the part.  Hit the jump for more.

New Trailer for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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A new trailer for the YA adaptation Beautiful Creatures has been released online.  The Southern supernatural romance 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 found the first trailer intriguing yet a tad confusing, but this clip really digs into the plot and makes Beautiful Creatures look like a lot of fun.  We see a lot more of the characters played by Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Viola Davis, and it’s starting to make sense why actors of their caliber signed on; Thompson in particular looks to be having a blast chewing the scenery.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, and Emmy RossumBeautiful Creatures opens on February 13, 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Searches for Harry Osborn in Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich and Brady Corbet

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The Amazing Spider-Man sought to establish its version of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) as one that’s independent from Sam Raimi’s trilogy; the sequel is now looking to do the same with the character of Harry Osborn. A college-age friend of Parker’s, Osborn is the son of brilliant industrialist Norman Osborn, who was mentioned in the original film. The Osborns might get along with Parker, but they each fight against his alter-ego. Garfield will return as the web-slinger in The Amazing Spider-Man 2as will Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Shailene Woodley will appear as Mary-Jane Watson and Jamie Foxx will be a highlight as the villainous Electro. Who will step into James Franco’s shoes as Harry Osborn? Hit the jump to find out.

TOP 5: SKYFALL Interviews, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Set Visit, WORLD WAR Z Trailer, THE LAST STAND Set Visit, STAR WARS Sequel News

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Last night I uncovered a gem from 2011 for the first time and my only regret is that I didn’t take the time to seek it out sooner. Writer/director Thomas McCarthy‘s dramedy Win Win is not only consistently funny but also chock full of both heartwarming and heartbreaking moments. The performances are terrific all-around, the script is strong albeit somewhat easy to telegraph, and the wrestling scenes are even surprisingly intense at times (I mean, it was nominated for a prestigious ESPY for “Best Sports Film” after all). Matt gave the film his full endorsement when he reviewed it at Sundance 2011 and I’m doing the same here today.

Movie recommendations aside, in what was yet another busy week around these parts, the five standouts include our Skyfall interviews with Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, director Sam Mendes and more, a Beautiful Creatures set visit recap, the first trailer for Brad Pitt‘s World War Z, even more set visit goodness from Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s The Last Stand, and ongoing development news for the next Star Wars trilogy. Keep reading for brief recaps and links to all of the above.

15 Things to Know About Richard LaGravenese’s BEAUTIFUL CREATURES From Our Set Visit

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Stepping out of the van, the heat hits all of us at the same time, and before we’ve even made it halfway up the dirt pathway—to where a sprawling, vine-covered Gothic mansion is quietly redefining the word “imposing”—every one of us is starting to sweat. The person guiding us to our destination points, and we all look around a corner to see what appears to be a checkered ballroom set into the center of a topiary garden. Dozens of elaborately-costumed actors and actresses are milling about: some have foot-tall, brightly-colored hairdos, others have their faces covered in intricate makeup jobs, and all of them must be dying in this swampy heat. Just as we’re starting to make sense of what it is we’re looking at, Jeremy Irons walks by holding a Styrofoam cup of coffee and nods a “Hello” at us.

Earlier this year, I was invited out to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Warner Bros. and director Richard LaGravenese were bringing the YA novel Beautiful Creatures to life. To say the visit was surreal doesn’t quite do it justice, but I’ll give it a shot. Meet me after the jump to find out what I learned on the Beautiful Creatures set…and why Warner Bros. might have the next, big Twilight-sized YA hit on their hands.

Alden Ehrenreich Talks TWILIGHT Comparisons, Landing the Part, and Working with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson on the Set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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We’re just a few months away from the release of Warner Bros.’ Beautiful Creatures, the latest in an ever-lengthening line of teen-centric supernatural romances.  While some film geeks would surely offer nothing but disdain for this genre—particularly in the wake of the astounding success of the Twilight franchise—there’s still a huge segment of the population that eats these things up, and Beautiful Creatures (based on a series of novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl) has a built-in fanbase that should make the film quite the event when it opens early next year.

Earlier this year, I traveled to the film’s set (outside Baton Rouge, LA) to speak with the film’s main cast members, including relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Ethan Wate, the film’s main lead and romantic interest.  What’d he have to say about working with Jeremy Irons, taking on a supernatural-romance, and interpreting a character known to millions of readers?  Find out after the jump, folks.

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.

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