Tag Archives: Woody Harrelson
All week long, Lionsgate's been doling out new character images from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and in the latest, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) looks mighty refined - and a tad wacky, per the Capitol's fashion-forward standards. Get More »
This week: Colin Farrell plays a screenwriter who gets an unexpected violent cure for his writer's block in "Seven Psychopaths," a pitch-black British comedy co-starring Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson.
Finding Finnick Odair for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was quite a formidable task for the filmmakers because, as with most literary hunks of note, fans have incredibly high standards for representation of the fictional bf. Peep Google Images' results for Finnick fan art, and you'll see what we mean.
Director Francis Lawrence plucked Sam Claflin of "Snow White and the Huntsman" esteem for the job of portraying the impossibly charming and handsome trident-wielding fella, and from the looks of this first-glimpse at Claflin in character, it was a wise decision. 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 »
Twinkies: The delicious, cream-filled, golden cake snack that could survive a nuclear holocaust (but not), apparently can't survive a massive bakery strike. Hostess announced today that it will go bankrupt and shut its doors, taking about a year to wind down.
While this news is devastating to snack lovers everywhere (and means a loss of thousands of jobs at Hostess bakeries across the country), Twinkies hold an important place in film lovers' hearts. It's even a case of life imitating art: Soon, we'll all be like Tallahassee in "Zombieland," just looking for Twinkies in a Twinkie-less world.
Below, enjoy our film clip eulogy to our favorite indestructible snack. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
Ewan McGregor is looking to play the bad guy again, following his sleazy turn earlier this year in "Haywire." Deadline reports that the "Trainspotting" star is set to star in "Son of a Gun," an Australia crime thriller that chronicles the complex relationship between a notorious criminal (McGregor) and his young protege. That's not all for McGregor — he'll also be joining Kate Hudson for the showbiz comedy, "Born to Be King," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Penelope Cruz is going to teach us about clothes ... and murder! The "Bandidas" beauty is in talks to star in "Gucci," a drama about the Italian family behind the legendary clothing brand in which she would play Patrizia Reggiani, who was jailed for 29 years for allegedly ordering the 1995 murder of her ex-husband and heir to the family empire, Maurizio Gucci. Get More »
If you were a fan of writer/director Martin McDonagh's 2008 black comedy "In Bruges," then you're in luck because, for his new movie "Seven Psychopaths," he's multiplied the cast, the laughs and the gushing geysers of violence... by seven.
Colin Farrell plays Marty, a blocked screenwriter whose crazy friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) gets him involved in a dognapping that turns into a desperate run-in with the mob. Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Tom Waits help fill out the roster of basket cases. Get More »
Sure, Woody Harrelson might be hard-drinking but big-hearted Tribute mentor Haymitch Abernathy in "The Hunger Games" to us now, but let's not forget that he was also once charismatic yet most definitely psychopathic mass murderer Mickey Knox in "Natural Born Killers."
Woody gets to bring back a little of that Mickey mojo for his role as Charlie, the temperamental (to say the least) gangster in "Seven Psychopaths." The greatest love in Charlie's life is his pet shih tzu, and when the pooch gets snatched ... well, Charlie gets even more temperamental than usual. Get More »
What does it mean to be cool? It's pretty damn subjective. So when compiling our list of the 25 coolest people making movies right now (somebody had to do it, right?), we accounted for various factors.
These are the actors who not only impress us onscreen (though that helps), but convey a certain genuineness off it, be it at awards shows, on TV appearances or during our own personal experiences interviewing them. They can be multi-talents, also excelling at music, art or writing. And they can make a habit of turning up in hilarious viral videos or even at your local karaoke bar.
But most of all, these are the 25 actors we'd really just like to sit down and have a beer with.
Welcome to NextMovie's 1st annual Cool List – and let us know who makes your own list in the comments section below. Get More »
Panem is without its most famous drunk — for now. Though production began Monday in Atlanta on the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" follow-up "Catching Fire," actor Woody Harrelson (who portrays oft-tipsy Haymitch Abernathy) was instead in Canada supporting his upcoming release "Seven Psychopaths" at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The actor, who said he was days away from flying to Georgia to film the dystopian drama, spoke with MTV News' Josh Horowitz about how his portrayal of the District 12 mentor could change under new director Francis Lawrence's vision and how he prepped for the sequel.
But first things first: Has the actor even had the chance to read the script? Find out at MTV.com.