Exclusive YOU’RE NOT YOU Featurette: Emmy Rossum Helps Hilary Swank Battle ALS

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We spent a good deal of the summer dumping ice on our heads to help support the fight against ALS and come October 10th, we’ll get to see what the $115 million raised is aiming to cure in George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You.  Hilary Swank leads as Kate, a poised and successful classical pianist who’s suddenly stricken with ALS.  After a lifetime of perfection and independence, Kate has no choice, but to rely on a caregiver, Emmy Rossum’s Bec.

With You’re Not You making its way towards an October 10th theatrical and VOD debut, we’ve got the opportunity to share a brand new featurette for the film.  Watching Kate’s flawless existence unravel is especially devastating, but the relationship with Bec that results is as charming and heartwarming as they come.  Hit the jump to check it out for yourself in our exclusive You’re Not You featurette.

YOU’RE NOT YOU Trailer and Images Feature Hilary Swank as a Pianist Battling ALS

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The trailer for director George C. Wolfe’s new film You’re Not You has some incredible timing on its side.  Thanks to the viral phenomenon of those ubiquitous ice bucket challenge videos, I think it’s safe to say that awareness for ALS is at an all-time high.  The film stars Hilary Swank as a famous pianist who is stricken with the disease and hires an unconventional assistant, Emmy Rossum, to help her cope.

Going off the trailer, the film looks well made if not a little conventional.  It’s hard for me to fault these kinds of movies for that though, we all need to find the uplifting elements in any tragic scenario I suppose.  Hit the jump for the You’re Not You trailer.  The film also stars Josh Duhamel, Marcia Gay Harden, Jason Ritter, Ali Larter, and Loretta Devina and opens in theaters and On Demand on October 10th.

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Screen Testing Miles Teller for Mr. Fantastic; Kate Mara and Emmy Rossum for Invisible Woman; Christian Cooke for The Thing

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With its March start date fast approaching, screen testing is underway for Josh Trank‘s upcoming reboot, The Fantastic Four.  The only actor currently confirmed for the movie is Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch after Fox exercised the option it had on the actor following Chronicle, which was also directed by Trank.  Today, we’ve learned about some of the actors testing for the other three members of the superhero team.  Once again, Miles Teller‘s name is in the mix as he’s screen testing for the role of the elastic Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.  Although Kit Harington was also mentioned as a possibility for the role, the actor won’t test for the role, and will instead star in Testament to Youth.

Hit the jump for more including a surprising twist to Dr. Doom playing the villain.  The Fantastic Four opens June 19, 2015.

Paul Wesley, Emmy Rossum, and Ron Perlman to Star in Feature Film Adaptation of Oscar-Winning Short CURFEW

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A feature film adaptation of Shawn Christensen’s short film Curfew is moving forward.  The pic won Christensen the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short last year, and the story centers on a man whose attempted suicide is interrupted when he gets a phone call from his estranged sister asking him to go searching for his 11-year-old niece.  Deadline reports that Emmy Rossum (Beautiful Creatures), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), and Ron Perlman will star in the untitled feature, which is said to be “loosely” based on the short.  Fatima Ptacek, who played the niece in the short, will reprise her role for the film, which will mark Christensen’s feature directing debut.  Filming will commence this summer in New York City.

Hit the jump to watch a trailer for Christensen’s short.

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.

Emmy Rossum Talks BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Why She Enjoys Playing Bad Girls, SHAMELESS Season 4, YOU’RE NOT YOU, 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, Collider spoke to actress Emmy Rossum (who plays Dark Caster Ridley, a Siren who can get others to do anything she chooses), in both a 1-on-1 and a roundtable interview, about why she wanted to play this character, why she enjoys playing bad girls, the fantastic wardrobe, shooting the family dinner scene, getting to know her co-star Thomas Mann on a rather crazy faux date in New Orleans, how much fun it was to work with Emma Thompson, and that she hopes to get to do more films adapted from this book series because she loves where her character goes.  She also talked about her new album of standards, how excited she is to go into production on Season 4 of Shameless in September, and that she just finished the drama You’re Not You with Hilary Swank.  Check out what she 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 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.

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.

Emmy Rossum Talks Playing the Evil Witch, Her Character’s Many Looks, and Oral Fixation on the Set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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Every teen-supernatural-romance needs a “bad girl”, and in Warner Bros. and Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures (based on the novel of the same name from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl), that role is filled by the character of Ridley, a witch with a penchant for lollipops and male domination. The role’s played by Emmy Rossum, a talented young actress many Collider.com readers will probably recognize most from her work in Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River and Showtime’s critically-acclaimed dramedy, Shameless.

Earlier this year, I had the chance to travel with a few other members of the online press to the Baton Rouge set of Beautiful Creatures, where we had the opportunity to speak with the bulk of the film’s cast. What did Emmy Rossum have to say about how she landed this potentially iconic role, playing the bad girl, and manipulating dudes via witchcraft? Find out after the jump, folks.

Elijah Wood to Produce and Star in COOTIES from SAW Writer, Leigh Whannell; Josh Duhamel Joins YOU’RE NOT YOU with Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum

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A couple of quick casting announcements:

  • Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) will produce and star in the horror picture, Cooties, from screenwriter Leigh Whannell (Saw).
  • Josh Duhamel (Transformers) is in negotiations to join You’re Not You, starring Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry) and Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow), directed by Georce C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe).

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