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Emily Blunt: World, Meet Your New Mary Poppins

They don’t come more talented or tough-minded than Emily Blunt, but even she was initially daunted by the title role in Mary Poppins Returns, out next Christmas. The 34-year-old British actress (and mother of two) talks about her spin on the iconic nanny, her social-media skepticism, and her most recent challenge, in A Quiet Place, directed by her husband and co-star, John Krasinski.

VANITY FAIR – Emily Blunt has sparred with Meryl Streep (twice), out-action-starred Tom Cruise, and ruled the British Empire on-screen. But on this blustery Brooklyn afternoon in November, the 34-year-old English-born actress—surprisingly delicate in person, given the strength she projects on film—is perched on a window seat in a Cobble Hill café, laughing about her first professional heartbreak.
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Animated “Animal Crackers” Selling Around the World

Cannes: Animated ‘Animal Crackers’ Selling Around the World (Exclusive)

Arclight Films is selling the project, which has a voice cast that includes Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen and Sylvester Stallone.

Animated film Animal Crackers is taking a bite out of Cannes, with Arclight Films bringing the film to the market and making sales in key territories.

The adventure comedy features a high-wattage voice cast including Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone and Raven-Symone.

Directed by Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava, Animal Crackers centers on a family who must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle, Horatio P. Huntington.The catch is, once anyone eats an animal cracker, they turn into that animal.

Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales on Animal Crackers, which has sold in several territories including the U.K. & Canada (E-One), Latin America (Imagem), Philippines (Captive Entertainment), Middle East (ECS), Bulgaria (A Plus), Portugal (Prisvideo), India (Pictureworks), South Korea (Atrium), Israel (Filmhouse), Iceland (Myndform), and the Czech Repuplic, Hungary and Romania (Prorom).

“We’re excited to be working with Scott and the incredibly talented Animal Crackers team,” said Gary Hamilton, managing director of Arclight Films. “The expertise of the cast and crew is unrivaled and the end result is a top-notch, superbly animated feature film that audiences worldwide will enjoy immensely.”

The film was produced through Scott’s Blue Dream Studios and its sister company Blue Dream Studios Spain, headed up by Jaime Maestro and Nathalie Martinez, with funding coming from South Korea, China and North America.

“This film has been a labor of love, said Sava. “We have put together this amazing story, and we are so excited that Arclight Films is going to help us share it with the world.”

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Emily & John Team For “A Quiet Place”

In what marks John Krasinski’s first major studio directorial release, The Office alum will write, direct and star with wife Emily Blunt in the Paramount/Platinum Dunes feature A Quiet Place. It’s also the first time the duo has appeared onscreen together. Even though they are co-credited with appearances in 2011’s The Muppets, they did not share scenes.

The storyline for A Quiet Place is being kept under wraps. Production is scheduled for this fall. Krasinski re-wrote the script from an earlier draft by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods. Paramount originally bought Beck and Woods’ spec before Krasinski boarded. We hear the studio is very high on the duo and put a blind write-to-direct deal in place.

Krasinski and his Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger will serve as executive producers along with Beck & Woods. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes will produce.

A Quiet Place marks Krasinski’s third feature directorial. His movie The Hollars premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Recently, Krasinski served as EP on the Oscar-winning pic Manchester by the Sea. He’ll next be seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project, and stars as the title character in Paramount TV/Platinum Dune’s Jack Ryan Amazon series which will air next year. Previously, Krasinski co-penned the Gus Van Sant natural gas fracking drama Promised Land with Matt Damon which won high praise at the National Board of Review and the Berlin Film Festival.

Blunt is currently in production on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns which will open on Dec. 28, 2018. She was recently nominated for a BAFTA and SAG award for her turn in DreamWorks/Universal’s The Girl on the Train which made $173.2M worldwide. Throughout Blunt’s career, her films have amassed close to $2.7 billion at the global B.O.

Next up for scribes Beck & Woods’ is Haunt, which the duo will direct from their original screenplay. Broken Road’s Todd Garner, Nickel City Pictures’ Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta, and Vishal Rungta are producing with Jeremy Stein as EP. The duo are also writing the pilot Zeroes for Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment, based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti.

Krasinski and Platinum Dunes are repped by WME. Blunt is repped by CAA and The Artists Partnership. Beck & Woods are represented by ICM Partners, Madhouse Entertainment, and Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips.

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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.”

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Emily Blunt: ‘My Daughter’s Excited About Having A Sibling’

Emily Blunt’s daughter is “coming around” to the idea of having a sibling.
The 33-year-old actress is expecting her second child with husband John Krasinski. They already have a two-year-old, Hazel, and Emily admits it has taken some time for her to understand that their family will soon be expanding. “She’s coming around to the idea of it (the baby) now,” Emily told British television show This Morning. “She dismissed it wholeheartedly when I first brought it up and now she’s quite excited I think!”
Emily’s latest role sees her star as Freya in The Huntsman: Winter’s War. For the part, the actress was transformed with white hair, pale skin and an array of incredible costumes. However, when it came to Hazel visiting her on set, Emily laughed that the tot was not worried by her mother’s makeover.
“The thing that was strange was that she had no reaction whatsoever to me being in costume and full hair and make-up,” Emily said. “It’s just a Friday night for Hazel, it’s just how I dress on a Friday night I guess! “It was quite moving in a way because I think you realise that children don’t really see all of that (the hair and make-up). They just pick up on your essence and that you’re still their mother. She was just completely unfazed by it.”
British star Emily confirmed her second pregnancy back in January. Since then, she has been trying to take it easy as much as possible recently, but acknowledges that having a two-year-old is making this pregnancy a little more interesting than the first.
“It’s fine. I’m not working that much. I’m just doing a few days of press here and there, it’s really totally fine,” she shared. “And I think the first pregnancy you’re very self indulgent in some ways. It’s all about you and having naps and pre-natal yoga and all that stuff. And this time around it’s not really the same – you’re running around after a child that you already have…!”

Source: Contactmusic.com

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