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[From MTV News] NEW YORK: The Jazz Age took center stage Wednesday (May 1), as the stars of Baz Luhrmann's glitzy "The Great Gatsby" — including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan — walked the black carpet outside of Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall for the world premiere of their '20s-set film (which opens in theaters May 10).
Often considered one of (if not the) great American novel, the F. Scott Fitzgerald tale — about an enigmatic millionaire trying to win back his long-lost love — is a mainstay of high-school and college curricula, yet the manner in which the stars were introduced to the book are as many and varied as Gatsby's extensive shirt collection. Get More »
It's time for a little movie magic ... or a movie about magic, rather.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Melanie Laurent, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman (whew!) star in "Now You See Me," a crime thriller about a group of illusionists who manage to pull off Robin Hood-style heists during their stage shows, showering their audiences with the money amidst all the flashing lights and frenetic editing. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Sam Fisher lives! Tom Hardy has signed on to play the lead role in "Splinter Cell," the adaptation of the Ubisoft video game series featuring a covert operative and his sweet undercover moves. [Deadline]
• Isla Fisher is ready to make "The Switch." The "Bachelorette" beauty is in talks to join the "Jackie Brown" prequel, which would see her in the role of Melanie, originally played by Bridget Fonda. [Variety]
• Sylvester Stallone is going indie! The "Expendables" star recently wrapped a top secret supporting role in "Reach Me," a drama centering on a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach. [Variety] Get More »
If you though "Bridesmaids" was a riot, just wait until you lay your eyes on "Bachelorette," playwright Leslye Headland's filthy, lewd, crass and totally hilarious film debut starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fischer as three best friends who like doing very bad things.
A hit at the Sundance Film Festival where it premiered earlier this year, "Bachelorette" centers mostly on Regan (Dunst), a privileged and high-minded young woman who is horrified to learn that one of her good friends (Rebel Wilson) — the girl everyone used to call "pig face" in high school — will be walking down the aisle before her. And, as luck would have it, said friend has picked Regan to be her maid of honor. Guess how she takes the news... Get More »
Yes, unlike the "Bridesmaids," the ladies of "Bachelorette" actually get to indulge in a little "ahhh, snort, grunt" (to sort-of quote Isla Fisher's character). But at what price?
"Bachelorette" stars Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan as three BFFs who are called upon to be bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl they used to call "Pigface" (the always-hilarious Rebel Wilson) back in high school. Shenanigans and disasters ensue (don't they always?), including attending a get-together that Caplan's character describes as "Jane Austen on crack" and the unfortunate destruction of the wedding dress. Get More »
Forget "The Avengers," because Dreamworks Animation has the year's REAL event team-up movie. All of the most famous pagan aspects of the holidays are combined into one rollicking adventure in "Rise of the Guardians."
As seen in the new debut trailer at Apple Trailers, this amazing looking fable presupposes that childhood icons like Santa, Easter Bunny, Sandman and the Tooth Fairy not only exist but occasionally form an elite squadron to destroy evil, in this case Pitch, the Nightmare King (a.k.a. The Boogeyman) voiced by Jude Law. Alec Baldwin leads this A-Team — or should that be H-Team? — as a European accented St. Nick, Hugh Jackman goes from wolverine to bunny, Isla Fisher as a toothsome Fairy and Chris Pine as a jolly Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Get More »
For women, breaking into comedy is a tough enough nut to crack without the chauvinistic "women aren't funny" comments. Not only is it not true, but with a male-dominated writers' field in Hollywood (73 percent of the WGA's film writers are men) it's only too clear that if women aren't funny on-screen, it's probably because the only funny thing they had to do in the script was fall down and go boom boom.
The widely accepted paradigm in movies (not to mention TV) is having an out-of-shape or mildly attractive but funny husband and his hot, not-as-funny wife. And it's getting stale, baby. In order for a woman to go against that grain takes massive ovaries, the ability to generate her own material, and absolutely no fear of looking stupid. Get More »
Director Louis Leterrier has reached into a hat... and pulled out Isla Fisher.
The "Confessions of a Shopaholic" beauty and wife of trickster Sacha Baron Cohen will be using her illusions in the magic-themed heist thriller, "Now You See Me," according to Variety.
"Now You See Me" pits a team of FBI agents in a game of cat and mouse against a squad of the world's greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances and shower the profits on their audiences. Get More »
Just when you thought Baz Luhrmann's 3-D film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" couldn't possibly get any more glam, the powers-that-be add yet another mega-star to the cast.
Though you may not have heard of him, that latest addition to the lineup could possibly be one of the most famous names yet. Amitabh Bachchan has signed on to play Meyer Wolfsheim, the shadowy gambler and troublemaker with a small but significant role. Get More »
You know how back in the day they used to compliment performers by saying they are so good they could recite the phone book and make it interesting? Well, now that nobody uses phone books (smartphones, hello, welcome to the 21st century), it appears that Hollywood is aiming to prove how awesome their top stars are by instead making them appear in an big screen adaptation of a medical self-help book instead.
Seriously: According to New York Magazine, Ed Helms and Isla Fisher are the latest hitmakers being wooed to appear in Lionsgate's adaptation of Heidi Murkoff's classic pregnancy manual "What to Expect When You're Expecting." One thing we didn't expect? This. Get More »