2011 Nov 03

Stanley Tucci To Marry Emily Blunt’s Sister

Stanley Tucci, the Italian-American actor best known for his roles in The Terminal and The Lovely Bones, has announcing he is to marry his partner Felicity, the sister of British actress Emily Blunt, according to US Weekly Magazine.
Stanley was introduced to the London literary agent by sister Emily, while the acting duo worked on The Devil Wears Prada. Since then, Tucci has made regular visits to London to visit Felicity and recently popped the question. It will be the second marriage for the actor, who sadly lost his first wife Kate to cancer in April 2009 having had three children together. On the engagement, a source said, “Stanley is very happy with her. Emily loved Stanley on the set of Devil, and just thought they would hit it off, so she set them up”.

Source: Deadline.com

2011 Oct 31

Philip K. Dick Estate Sues Adjustment Bureau Producers

The science-fiction romance flick The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt was about two people attempting to escape their own fate. It did decently at the box office and earned some good reviews. Adapted and directed by George Nolfi, it was based on the short story The Adjustment Team by Hollywood’s favorite SF author Philip K. Dick. Now, however, Dick’s estate has filed suit, claiming that the production is trying to escape paying royalties on the film.
The suit, which is detailed over at The Wrap, names writer/director George Nolfi, producer Michael Hackett, Media Rights Capital, and Oaktree Entertainment. Philip K. Dick’s trust says the producers are attempting to avoid paying royalties by falsely claiming that the original story had entered the public domain.
Nolfi allegedly first paid $75,000 to option the movie rights to the story, with the trust set to receive between $1 and $1.8 million dependent on budget and another $100 grand once the movie made its money back. Of that, the producers have paid $1.4 million, but haven’t paid further royalties because of their claim that the copyright on The Adjustment Team has lapsed, thus placing the story in the public domain.
You’d think the issue of public domain would be easy to sort out, but both sides offer conflicting evidence. The producers of the film cite the story’s 1954 appearance in the magazine “Orbit,” a date which they claim would place the story in the public domain. The author’s estate, however, claims Dick never knew about that publication of the story, and that the first approved and authorized publication of the story was in the 1973 collection The Book of Philip K. Dick. So you’ve got two publication dates and a mess of copyright law that makes my head hurt.
With a budget of $50.2 million according to IMDb, The Adjustment Bureau has taken in $126 million worldwide. We’ll keep you posted as the case develops.

Source: CinemaBlend.com

2011 Oct 22

More “Arthur Newman Golf Pro” Set Pictures!

One of our readers, Beth, sent us a few pics she snapped of Colin Firth and Emily Blunt filming a scene for their new movie, Arthur Newman, Golf Pro in Wilmington, NC this week.
The movie follows two opposites, Mike (Blunt) and Arthur (Firth), who move into an abandoned house together while trying to escape their pasts.
In addition to Wilmington, Arthur Newman is also expected to shoot scenes at the Brunswick Community Hospital in Brunswick County from October 5 through the 15th and in Raleigh and Durham sometime in mid-November.

Source: OnLocationVacation.com

2011 Oct 20

Filming of “Arthur Newman Golf Pro” begins

Here are some photos from last nights filming of Arthur Newman Golf Pro on Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach, NC. The movie stars Colin Firth (pinkish/orange shirt & glasses) and Emily Blunt (short black hair, long grey top with black leggings).
The scene was described by the photographer as follows:
Tonight’s scene involved a car chase with Emily Blunt’s character driving. She finally gets stopped after running over a spike strip. The officer comes to her door and tells her to get out. She says “I know my rights, I’m a college graduate.” She is supposed to be drunk. She is then arrested, handcuffed on the hood of her car & taken to the police vehicle.
During one take, Emily forgets to put the car in park and when she is pulled out of the vehicle by the officer, it starts rolling. They kept filming the scene so it might make for a nice blooper clip You could hear everyone saying “ohhhh.” It was funny.

Source: Carolina Beach Today

2011 Oct 13

Emily Blunt for Harper’s Bazaar!

Emily Blunt is featured in the Harper’s Bazaar’s new “Age of Scorsese” spread. She paid tribute to the 1974 classic Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. The portfolio comes from the mag’s November issue, featuring Beyonce on the cover!

Source: JustJared