Category: Misc News

2015 May 12

“The Devil Wears Prada” to be made into a musical

The Devil Wears Prada is set to become a Broadway musical. The popular David Frankel-directed film – which starred Anne Hathaway as an aspiring journalist working as the assistant to a high-fashion magazine editor, played by Meryl Streep – will be adapted into a musical by Kevin McCollum, the producer behind the Rent stage show.
The Tony Award-winning producer – whose Broadway credits also include Something Rotten! and Hand to God – entered into a deal with Twentieth Century Fox in 2013 to turn their blockbuster films into musicals.
Kevin has been particularly eager to transform the well-loved movie – which also starred Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci – into a similarly successful musical, Time magazine reports.
The cast of the musical has still to be confirmed, but members of the original cast have previously suggested they’d be happy to return for a movie sequel and have also been linked to the much-discussed stage production.

Source: Contactmusic.com

2015 Feb 23

Happy 32nd Birthday!

We want to wish Emily a very happy 32nd birthday! We hope that all her wishes come true and that she spends a wonderful day with her beloved ones!

2014 Feb 20

James Corden On “Into The Woods”

Recent Tony Award-winning stage and screen star James Corden opens up about his lead role in the forthcoming big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved fairy tale-themed musical Into The Woods, co-starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, as part of a new interview.
Addressing the recent UK shoot of the Rob Marshall-directed film, Corden relates, “I mean, just the best filming experience of my life – definitely.” Corden continued, “It’s directed by Rob Marshall – he directed Chicago and the last Pirates of the Caribbean film. I just loved it so much.”
Commenting on co-star Meryl Streep and the various scenes they are paired up in, Corden shares, “Almost all of my scenes are with Meryl, really – me and Emily [Blunt]; Emily plays the Baker’s Wife. We’re sort of the characters at the center of this film who go on a journey into these woods.” “I mean, yeah, just being in a room with her – she’s so aware of how you feel! She knows that she’s Meryl Streep and you’re you, so she does everything to just put you at ease – and, she takes the work incredibly seriously and doesn’t take herself seriously one bit, which makes for a lovely work atmosphere. It’s amazing,” Corden candidly reveals of the onscreen collaboration with Streep, who plays The Witch in the film.
Furthermore, Corden says, “Everyone sings in Into The Woods – we all sing. But, it’s not sort of sung throughout like Les Miserables – there are scenes and songs.”

Source: BroadwayWorld.com

2014 Jan 22

Elba and Blunt’s U.K. Talent Agency Rebrands and Re-Launches

U.K. talent agency Ken McReddie Associates, which represents actors including Idris Elba, Emily Blunt, Jack Huston and Diane Kruger, is rebranding and re-launching under the fresh moniker The Artists Partnership. The move, according to the agency, reflects the company’s growth and a strategy for repping clients in the U.K. and internationally. Other names at the newly refreshed banner include Jeremy Irons, Kim Cattrall, Anna Friel and Harvey Keitel as well as British TV talent including David Suchet, Martin Shaw, Reggie Yates, Philip Glenister, Marc Warren, Sue Johnston and Jenny Agutter.
The Artists Partnership has also set up a literary and development division headed up by Robert Taylor, who has moved from the agency’s talent department to lead the charge. Its in-house development department is working as a partner and co-producer with clients to develop projects across theater, film and TV. In addition, the agency is now working for the first time with a growing roster of writers and directors and is currently packaging and exec producing an undisclosed movie project and developing a West End musical with an A-list theater producer to open in 2015. Continue reading Elba and Blunt’s U.K. Talent Agency Rebrands and Re-Launches

2012 Aug 10

Stanley Tucci Secretly Married

Stanley Tucci has secretly married Emily Blunt’s sister Felicity. The pair became engaged last year and the actor confirmed he is a married man after his new bride was spotted wearing a wedding band at a screening of new movie Hope Springs in New York on Monday (August 06). A source tells the New York Daily News that Tucci and literary agent Felicity are planning a formal wedding for friends and family later this year. Tucci was introduced to his new wife by actress Emily Blunt after they grew close on the set of their 2006 fashion hit The Devil Wears Prada. The actor was widowed when his wife Kate lost her battle with cancer in 2009.

Source: Contactmusic.com