Category: Movie News

2014 Jan 14

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt gear up for battle

When Emily Blunt met with Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman for the first time to talk about their upcoming sci-fi action movie Edge of Tomorrow, Cruise didn’t mince words. “Tom made it very clear,” Blunt recalls. “He was like, [intense Tom Cruise voice] ‘Em, this is going to be really hard. Listen: This is gonna be INSANE.’ [Laughs] So I think I was prepped for what was about to be physically the most grueling thing I’ve ever done — but ultimately one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever been a part of.”
Adapted from a Japanese novel, Tomorrow takes place in a not-so-distant future where an alien race is winning the war for control of Earth. A human soldier, Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise), somehow adopts the aliens’ ability to travel within a time loop — a power that allows him to die over and over again, each time learning more about the aliens’ strengths and weaknesses. Blunt plays Rita Vrataski, a mysterious soldier who used to have the power and now offers to teach Cage how to take advantage of it.
Along with Cruise, Blunt spent many of her scenes wearing a futuristic set of armor that weighed over 70 lbs and required five crew members to take on and off. “Even though the suits were challenging, it was something that we just had to embrace,” says Blunt. “Can you imagine trying to walk like you’re in one of those suits and they paint it in [with CGI] afterward? You’d look stupid. I find anything that can transport you to the world very helpful as an actor.”

Source: EntertainmentWeekly.com

2013 Dec 19

Blunt And Krasinski Team Up For Miyazaki’s Final Film

Hollywood couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are set to work together for the first time in Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s final movie. The married stars, who are expecting their first child together next year, will team up for animated movie The Wind Rises.
The historical fantasy film was a hit when it was released in Japan earlier this year, and now director/writer Miyazaki is bringing the movie to English-speaking audiences. Krasinski will voice lead character Jiro Horikoshi, who designed Japan’s World War Ii fighter planes, with Blunt as his love interest.
Other celebrities adding their voices to the film are Elijah Wood and Stanley Tucci, who is married to Blunt’s sister, Felicity. Miyazaki announced The Wind Rises would be his last movie shortly after its original release over the summer.

Source: Contactmusic.com

2013 Nov 21

Emily Blunt cast in Sister

Emily Blunt has been cast in Sister. The 30-year-old actress is set star in the psychological thriller, which is based on Rosamund Lupton’s best selling novel of the same name. According to The Wrap.com, the Looper star will play Beatrice in the London-based tale, who investigates the murder of her sister Tess even though the police suspect she died from suicide..
Meanwhile, Blunt – who is expecting her first child with husband John Krasinski – has been busy filming the Edge of Tomorrow and Disney’s Into the Woods, both of which are expected to be released next year.
The brunette beauty stars as Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski alongside Tom Cruise – who plays Lieutenant colonel Bill Cage – in the sci-fi flick, where they fight a hostile alien race known as Mimics.
Blunt will also be seen as the barren Baker’s Wife in Rob Marshall’s cinematic adaptation of Broadway musical Into the Woods. The star-studded cast includes Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and James Corden. The stars were recently spotted filming in England and Blunt had her baby bump covered by her costume.

Source: Contactmusic.com

2013 Sep 27

‘Into The Woods’ Musical Heads For The Big Screen

After its stage premiere in 1987, the hit Broadway musical Into The Woods will finally receive the Hollywood treatment after it has been announced that the James Lapine-written show will be turned into a movie. Also titled Into The Woods, the fantasy film will employ an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Anna Kendrick (50/50) and James Cordon (Gavin & Stacey)
The plot centres upon a witch (Streep) who is on a quest to dispel a curse placed upon her and in so doing regain her beauty. As the witch ventures into the woods, famous fairytales are namechecked and woven together in a musical myriad of mystic tales. The heartfelt and often funny musical will reference Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk and will serve as a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm stories of old.
Casting highlights will include Depp playing the Red Riding Hood-stalking wolf, Emily Blunt as a baker’s wife longing for a child, James Corden as her baker husband, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella and Chris Pine as her prince.
In addition to its glittering cast, the brand new Disney live action film features an award-winning production team behind the scenes who will help make the movie as spectacular and visually rich as possible. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is helming the movie with producer Marc Platt (Wicked) making sure the magical movie hits all the high notes.
The film’s songs will need to be out of the park performances with a stirring soundtrack therefore the talented Stephen Sondheim has been signed up as composer. The stage musical’s songs will be welcomed and taken to a new dimension in the movie, including “Children Will Listen,” “Agony,” “No One Is Alone,” and “On the Steps of the Palace,” according to a press release.
The movie has begun shooting on location in England and is currently slated for a Christmas Day release next year in the USA, with UK release details to follow soon.
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Source: Contactmusic.com

2013 Sep 06

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Academy Award® winner Colin Firth (Best Actor, The King’s Speech, 2010), Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (Looper, The Devil Wears Prada) and Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, HBO’s Hung) star in first-time feature film director Dante Ariola’s romantic road movie. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast and crew.
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