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Stars To Return For ‘Sicario’ Sequel

Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are reprising their characters for the sequel to 2015 drama Sicario. The crime thriller revolved around an FBI attempt to take down a Mexican drug cartel with the help of a shady character, played by Del Toro.
“We’re in full development with the studio,” producer Molly Smith told The Hollywood Reporter. “I just got a draft (of the script), and we’re really excited.”
Fellow producer Trent Luckinbill added, “We can’t reveal the plot, but you’ll see them (Blunt, Del Toro and Brolin) all come back. “You have such a great character with Benicio, who was as dark as he was… That character resonates so well with audiences. People want to know what happened to him, so it’s a perfect foray for us to explore.”
A director for the sequel has yet to be named, but the producers hope Denis Villeneuve will return. “He’s a busy man, but he’s certainly part of the process with us right now,” Luckinbill added.

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt Bored With ‘Frozen’ Comparisons

Emily Blunt is bored by comparisons between her The Huntsman: Winter’s War character and Elsa from Frozen.
The British actress plays Freya, a royal sorceress with freezing powers in the new fairytale movie, and it has been observed that the character bears a striking resemblance to the frosty magical princess in Disney’s blockbuster. Emily said the comparison was “boring” when asked at a press conference in London if she’d used Frozen as a reference for her performance.
“It’s just because we’ve got white hair,” she joked before adding, “I watched Frozen a hundred times and I’m very disappointed there’s not a song in this movie. “No, it was not really a reference point; it was actually a case of (me thinking), ‘Oh God, I’m going to be asked a lot of Frozen questions. How boring.”
Freya, the sister of the evil Queen Ravenna – played by Charlize Theron – becomes a feared icy enchantress at the start of the new movie after a tragic event awakens her magical powers. Instead of being a new version of Elsa, Emily feels her character is a complex one with deep moral motivations, despite her villainy.
“The origin of the character is a very normal girl with normal hopes and desires for life,” the actress said. “She just wants to get married and have a child, then suffers this great loss and through that she becomes hardened. “Her hair turns white and she becomes this ice queen who just wants to kidnap children and strip love out of their lives, with good intentions, obviously, as she wants to protect them from future heartbreak.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt In Talks For ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel?

British actress Emily Blunt is in talks to portray beloved nanny Mary Poppins in a planned sequel to Julie Andrews’ Disney movie musical. Studio bosses recently announced plans to give the character a revamp in a new film, to be directed by Chicago filmmaker Rob Marshall, with a story set 20 years after Andrews’ classic 1964 musical.
And now, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the pregnant Sicario actress is the top choice to take on the role, but the deal has yet to be finalised due to scheduling as Blunt is expecting her second child with husband John Krasinski. If she signs on, Blunt will be reunited with her Into The Woods director, Marshall, and producers John DeLuca and Marc Platt.
The new instalment of Mary Poppins will be adapted from author P.L. Travers’ children’s book series, and will feature Mary’s other adventures with the Banks family, who hire her as a nanny, according to Entertainment Weekly. Ironically, Blunt’s The Devil Wears Prada co-star Anne Hathaway was also rumoured to be a top choice for the role, but she shot down the reports and insisted her pal Blunt was the right choice for the part.
Hathaway previously told Entertainment Tonight, “No one’s talked to me about it… I feel like she’s (Blunt) going to get it – she’s British!”
And Julie Andrews has given both Blunt and Hathaway her blessing to tackle Poppins, tell America’s Today show last year, “I’m kind of interested in it. It’s not going to be a recreation of the original… and after 50 years since it was made, it’s about time, I guess. “Anne sings wonderfully and she’s so talented, she can do anything! And Emily, whom I adore, also (sic).”

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt Suffered Sleepless Nights On Movie Set

British Actress Emily Blunt Suffered Sleepless Nights After Filming A Harrowing Scene For Her New Movie The Girl On The Train. The Edge of Tomorrow star plays a divorced alcoholic who spies on a couple she spots on her commute in the upcoming adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel.
Emily has been filming the thriller in New York, and admits she struggled to sleep after shooting a particularly dramatic fight scene. “I went home and I couldn’t sleep for two or three days in a row and it was odd,” she told reporters at a press conference in the Big Apple. “I’ve never had that experience as an actor before. I’ve usually managed to have a pretty good detachment from work.”
The actress goes on to reveal she looks terrible in the film, and her appearance scares her 23-month-old daughter Hazel. “I’m now playing the worst looking alcoholic in the world…” she adds. “Trust me – I can show you a picture. I think I frighten my own child! It’s that bad!”
The drama, which also stars Justin Theroux and Rebecca Ferguson, is due for release this year. The book is set in the U.K., but the new movie has been transplanted to New York, and Emily previously insisted she would be keeping her character British to appease fans. “It’s moved to New York but I’m going to play her as British, that was a decision Tate (director Tate Taylor) and I made recently,” she told the BBC. “I try not to get weighed down with what people are going to think of me. I’m going to have my own take on it.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

‘The Girl On The Train’ Film Will Stay True To Book Story

Emily Blunt revealed that the lead role of “The Girl on the Train’s” Rachel Watson will stay true to the book’s vision and remain a British character.
The actress revealed this telling bit of information about the eagerly-awaited film in an interview with the BBC. “It’s [production] moved to New York but I’m going to play her as British, that was a decision Tate and I made recently,” revealed the actress.
Tate is director Tate Taylor, who is in charge of bringing the hot story to the big screen. “I try not to get weighed down with what people are going to think of me,” she said of her interpretation of the role of Rachel. “I’m going to have my own take on it.”
The dark novel’s base story has led the actress to quipped that researching the dark role would require “lots of rosé.” The novel’s author, Paula Hawkins, revealed in an interview with The Daily Mail, “I’m not violent,” she revealed. “I am interested in violence.” “I have a fascination with the nasty things people do to each other and the way relationships go wrong, and how there can be this very dark underbelly to seemingly normal, mundane domestic life,” revealed the author.
“The Girl On The Train” details the story of Rachel, an alcoholic, troubled commuter who stares out of her train window into the same back gardens every day and becomes obsessed with a couple she sees there. When Rachel later hears that the woman she has watched for months has disappeared, she believes she may have seen something vital to the case. But she can’t trust her memory, and trying to find out the truth puts her own life in danger.
“The Girl on the Train,” starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux and Allison Janney, will hit theaters Oct. 7, 2016.

Source: Fashion&Style.com

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Trailer Is Here

It’s finally here. Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”. Chris Hemsworth returns as the Huntsman Eric as he takes on a new evil. This sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman will give us new insight into Eric and how he came to be such a great hunter. And it will introduce his new ally, played by Jessica Chastain. This thrilling adventure also teams up Charlize Theron’s Queen Ravenna with Emily Blunt as a cold queen who is sure to give Frozen’s Elsa a run for her money.
Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya, suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen, including Eric and warrior Sara. Only now she has found that her prized two have defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.
When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.

Source: Movieweb.com

Emily Blunt almost lost “Sicario” role to a man

Emily Blunt almost lost her Sicario role to a man. The 32-year-old actress plays Kate Macy in the crime drama but director Denis Villeneuve revealed the role was almost given to someone else as people kept telling him the part should be re-written for a man.
Turning to Denis during a talk at Cannes Film Festival, Emily said: “In this film, you’d been asked early on if you’d write my part for a guy.” Denis explained: “People were afraid [of the screenplay] because the lead was female. “The screenwriter was asked to rewrite it several times.”
Although Lionsgate studio later came on board and agreed the character should stay as a woman, Emily explained she believes they wanted to recast the role because she plays a police officer. She said: “I found this character damaged and vulnerable. She’s struggling in the role of being a female cop. It’s not safe.”
However, the Into the Woods star admitted she has got to a point where she’s ‘become quite used to’ acting in films with few other females because of the rife sexism within the film industry. When questioned about her lack of female co-stars, she said: “It’s something I’ve become quite used to. It happens quite a lot on films. There aren’t a ton of chicks around.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

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