A new trailer, poster, and images are now online for Despicable Me 2. The new trailer shows Gru (Steve Carell) being kidnapped by the “Anti-Villain League”, and being recruited in order to defeat a new super villain. Gru seems to have softened considerably since becoming the father of Margo, Agnes, and Edith. Unsurprisingly, the best jokes belong to the minions, and although Despicable Me 2 looks okay, I’m still more excited to see the minions’ spinoff.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, and images. The film also features the voices of Kristen Wiig, Al Pacino, Miranda Cosgrove and Russell Brand. Despicable Me 2 opens in 3D on July 3rd.
Working Title is doing its very best to secure an A-list cast for the upcoming Les Miserables adaptation, leading with Hugh Jackman as Valjean. It’s On The Grid reported last week the studio is courting Russell Crowe for Javert, Geoffrey Rush for Thenardier, and Helena Bonham Carter for Madame Thenardier, respectively. The site also identified Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale, and Emma Watson as candidates to play Eponine and Cosette, and suggested Amy Adams and Rebecca Hall were up for the role of Fantine. Make of all that what you will. Sorry to do this so soon, but I have to make it more complicated. Broadway World [via The Playlist] hears Anne Hathaway is set to play Fantine, at the recommendation of Jackman.
Hathaway meets the aforementioned A-list requirement, and she sure can sing. Of course she’s on the list. It remains to be seen if the rumor will lead anywhere, but it is believable that the role is Hathaway’s if she wants it. Director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is scheduled to shoot Les Miserables early next year, so we should receive a final cast list before the end of the year. Read the synopsis of the Victor Hugo novel that led to the source musical after the jump. [Update: Entertainment Weekly confirms that Hathaway is in talks to play Fantine.]
Opening this weekend is the 3D CGI feature Despicable Me and it features the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, and Jemaine Clement. The film is about a villain named Gru (Carell) who has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. Miranda Cosgrove voices the eldest sister named Margo.
Anyway, I recently got to interview Cosgrove as a reporter for our partners at Omelete. During the interview we talked about how she got involved in the film, her very popular Nickelodeon show iCarly, Twitter, School of Rock (she was one of the kids), and a lot more. Hit the jump to check it out:
Miranda Cosgrove is one of Hollywood’s hottest young stars. With the title role on Nickelodeon’s highest-rated live-action show, iCarly, a recently released debut solo album called “Sparks Fly,” a campaign for Neutrogena, and various film and theater credits, the 17-year-old already has a career to be envied.
In the 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me, Miranda Cosgrove voices Margo, a young girl who is naturally protective of her two sisters. Raised without a family, she distrusts most people and knows the only ones the girls can count on are one another. Both tough and strong, Margo is not afraid to challenge the mysterious Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), when he decides to adopt the girls.
During a press conference for the film, the teenaged star talked about finding the personality of an animated character, seeing a little bit of herself in the final drawing and how even she has had a despicable moment. She also gave some hints about Season 3 of iCarly and mentioned a possible December concert tour. Check out what she had to say after the jump: