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What could Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele, The Sea Witch and The Little Mermaid possibly have in common?
The writer tasked with adapting "Fifty Shades of Grey" for the screen, Kelly Marcel, has been tapped to pen the latest screen version of "The Little Mermaid," the Hans Christian Andersen fable best known in pop culture circles as the hit Disney flick from 1989.
Marcel will rewrite "The Little Mermaid" script for Golden Globe nominated director Joe Wright, according to Deadline. Coincidentally, Wright was once thought to be the guy who would bring the popular bondage story ("Grey," not "Mermaid"!) to life. Get More »
Golden Globe-nominated director Joe Wright might be best-known for his book-to-screen adaptations of a more classical sort ("Anna Karenina," anyone?), but with so much, um, fan fervor surrounding "Fifty Shades of Grey" — not to mention all that cash money on the line — Universal Pictures might just be set to tap their go-to guy to
wield the whip take the helm on the project.
Variety reports that while there's not an officially 100 percent set-in-stone deal in place just yet, Joe Wright has been chosen to make the mom porn movie happen.
Brad Pitt is one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, racking up four Oscar nominations for roles in films such as "Moneyball" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Joe Wright is one of the most highly sought after young directors around, having already earned one Golden Globe nomination for "Atonement" with more sure to come for this year's breakout hit "Anna Karenina."
So what happens when you put the two of them together?
A perfume commercial, of course. Get More »
Keira Knightley's pretty much the go-to girl for successful classic book-to-film adaptations anymore and for good reason: She's just so darn good at portraying the idyllic doe-eyed heroines of old.
The intense trailer for "Anna Karinina" is now upon us, and it proves that Knightley and director Joe Wright really are an adaptation dream team. The two — who previously paired up for "Atonement" and "Pride and Prejudice" — have concocted the movie telling of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece in a way that is both a faithful and subtly transformative at the same time. Get More »
"Anna Karenina" is considered by many to be the greatest novel of all time. But how is it going to do as a film?
Well, we're about to find out, because Focus Features officially announced today that Keira Knightley will headline a new version of the film that will reunite the star with her "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement" director, Joe Wright.
Get ready to party like it's 1879.
This is hardly the first adaptation of "Anna Karenina," of course; at least a dozen previous versions of Russian master Leo Tolstoy's classic have made it to the big screen, with everyone from Greta Garbo to Sean Bean getting in on the action. Get More »
"Anna Karenina" should really be called "The Joe Wright Reunion Extravaganza" (Tolstoy wouldn't mind, would he?).
Wright's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel is turning into a "Who's Who" of thespians who have worked with the director before, as Saoirse Ronan, who appeared in both "Atonement" and "Hanna," is the latest Wright alum to join the ensemble, according to The Daily Mail.
Ronan joins a cast that includes Keira Knightley, who also appeared in Wright's "Atonement" as well as "Pride and Prejudice," Matthew Macfadyen of "Pride and Prejudice" and Olivia Williams of "Hanna."
New faces to the Joe Wright Collective for "Anna Karenina" include Kelly MacDonald, Jude Law and Mr. "Kick-Ass" himself, Aaron Johnson. Get More »
Saoirse Ronan first entered our consciousness as Briony Tallis, the precocious but misguided young teen whose little white lie set in motion devastating events in 2007's "Atonement." The role earned her an Oscar nomination and instantly put her star on the map – similar to Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld this past year.
The Ronan we meet in "Hanna" couldn't be any more different. Trained in the arctic wilderness by her father (Eric Bana) to be a merciless killing machine for (no spoiler alert) an uncertain future, her title character may go down as one of the fiercest female action heroes ever. Get More »
Never get out of the van!
We were sold on "Hanna" simply from the term "teenage girl assassin" being part of the plot keywords. But when we heard the teenage girl assassin in question was going to be played by Saoirse Ronan of "The Lovely Bones" and it was going to be directed by Joe Wright of "Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightley one) and "Atonement" (uh, also the Keira Knightley one), we went from sold to... well, rather excited. Get More »
It's not exactly the same thing, but after Daft Punk's foray into film scoring with "TRON: Legacy" turned out to be more anticipation than enjoyment, we were admittedly a bit tentative with Chemical Brothers scoring Joe Wright's upcoming action thriller "Hanna."
Thankfully, the duo come through, providing a wide-ranging, sonically adventurous soundtrack while still retaining the electronic roots that made them revered gods oh those many years ago. Get More »
A gun-toting teenager trained by her grizzly father to hunt down government employees may not sound like fare for director Joe Wright, who previously delivered "Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement," but that's exactly what he serves up in the trailer for his latest film, "Hanna."
Saoirse Ronan ("The Lovely Bones") stars as the killer Hanna, alongside Eric Bana ("Star Trek") as her her Joaquin-Phoenix-bearded, ex-CIA father and Cate Blanchett ("Robin Hood") as the head honcho with a Southern twang. Get More »