Saturday, January 8, 2011
Still a rumor for now, but Kristen has never been on the cover of Vogue. I question the timing a bit. I think it would make more sense for her to be on the cover during On The Road or Breaking Dawn promo, no?
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Friday, January 7, 2011
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and 2 for all the Reese and Christoph fans
5. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Rounding out the top five are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the Twilight movies. While romance might take a backseat to action in many of the movies on our list, it's the driving force in the Twilight films. It doesn't hurt that Pattinson and Stewart are also a couple in real life. So far the movies have earned $1.8 billion at the global box office. The last book, Breaking Dawn, has been divided into two movies. The first will hit theaters this coming November.
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Torrid honeymoon sex in tropical Brazil.
The most horrifying pregnancy since Rosemary delivered her devil child.
The threat of a vampire massacre on a nuclear scale.
No wonder the film version of Breaking Dawnis coming out in two parts — the first arrives Nov. 18. (The second is due Nov. 16, 2012.)
The wrap-up to the film franchise that began in 2008 and has grossed nearly $1.8 billion worldwide is truly the event-filled mother-of-all Twilight tales, based on the massive fourth volume of Stephenie Meyer's literary phenom.
Even the most rabid Twi-hards have been nervous about how the sometimes graphic 754-page tome would translate on screen as the mixed-marriage spawn of courtly bloodsucker Edward Cullen and beloved human Bella (played byRobert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) leads to friction with the Volturi, who act as vampire royalty, and the werewolf-prone Quileute tribe.
But never fear, says producer Wyck Godfrey.
Speaking from the Baton Rouge set where both installments of Breaking Dawn are shooting simultaneously, Wyck answered some of the Twi-faithful's more pressing questions.
Q: Where does the story split in half?
A: "We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella's journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth." The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.
Q: The book has three segments, two of which present Bella's point of view and a middle that's devoted to the perspective of her rejected werewolf suitor, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). How is that handled?
A: "The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens (Edward's makeshift vampire clan) deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob."
Q: Why was Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker best known for his musicals as the screenwriter of 2002's Chicagoand the director of 2006's Dreamgirls, selected as the director of the finale?
A: "These films have the most difficult stuff from a performance standpoint. With his history of directing, I can't think of anyone who would be better at bringing out the best in an actor." Plus, the director, who did the 1995 sequel to Candyman, is a fright-fare enthusiast. "He has an appetite for the genre and a passion for the Twilightbooks and movies."
Q: Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?
A: With Twilight's core of under-18 fans, "it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated." However, "this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated."
A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella's eyes. "She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees."
Q: How is the long-awaited consummation of Edward and Bella's love portrayed?
A: Even though their physical relationship goes way beyond what was shown in the first three films, "it does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual."
Q: At the end of Breaking Dawn, about 70 or so vampires from around the world gather to face off with the Cullens and their allies plus Jacob's wolf pack. How can you keep both portions of the storytelling equally compelling?
A: "The second half is more of an action film in terms of life-and-death stakes." But the domestic moments of the first film possess an emotional punch. "There are the pangs of newlywed tension that occur that are relatable even in a fantasy film. Marriage is not quite the experience that they thought it was."
Q: Is there any chance that Condon could sneak in a musical number?
A: There might be traditional dancing at the wedding. But don't expect any of the wolf pack to suddenly howl a tune or do a soft-shoe shuffle.
Although, as Godfrey jokes, "We just had a whole line of actors marching toward the camera. We could have them practice a chorus line with vampires doing kicks."
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
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The actor will be stepping into the shoes that were to be worn by Colin Farrell.
Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are already on board the film, which is eyeing a mid-May start in Toronto.
The project centers on a 28-year-old financial wizard and billionaire, to be played by Pattinson, as he traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo.
His goal is to get a haircut at Anthony's, his father's barber, but on this day his driver has to navigate a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists and a rapper's funeral. Stuck in traffic, he anxiously monitors the value of the yen on the limo's computer, his fortune in the balance.
Farrell was attached to play the lead but segued to a remake of "Total Recall," which also shoots in the spring.
From Mark Malkin - E!Online
Will Robert Pattinson spend a day having lots of sex, shooting someone and losing billions of dollars when he finishes up with Twilight?
On film he may…
While a report today claims Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis for edgy director David Cronenberg, I'm told the deal isn't done just yet. In other words, everyone wants it to happen, but they're still in negotiations.
If it happens, Pattinson will be taking a very big (and very smart) step away from his vampire alter-ego. Based on Don De Lillo's novel of the same name, Cosmpolis centers around Eric Packer, multi-billionaire finance man (that would be Rob's part) who finds himself targeted by assassins after he loses a ton of money by betting against the rise of the yen.
The book takes place over the span of just one day with Packer crisscrossing through New York City in a high-tech limo to get a haircut at his father's favorite barber shop.
"He has sex with two women, his art consultant and a bodyguard," reads a review in Publisher's Weekly. "He is hit in the face with a pie by a protester. He knows he is being stalked, and the novel stages a final convergence between the ex-tycoon and his stalker."
Oh, he also shoots someone as the limo driver has to navigate around a presidential motorcade, an attack by anarchists and a rapper's funeral. Packer has several meetings in the limo with folks like his doctor and some finance men.
Did I mention this is a very big step away from Pattinson's vampire alter-ego?
Other names reportedly attached to the flick are Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, Colin Farrell and Paul Giamatti.
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We have to admit, our first words upon hearing this were: “What the shit?” Haters gonna hate, but like it or not, Robert Pattinson is in a position to get things green lit, as he is taking over for Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg‘s “Cosmopolis.”
Based on Don DeLillo‘s book of the same name, the film follows 24 hours in the life of a newly married billionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) as he cheats on his wife, is pursued by a stalker, gets attacked by a protester and gradually loses his entire fortune over the course of a single day. The adaptation was penned by Cronenberg himself and cast is currently rounded out by Marion Cotillard who will play Pattinson’s wife and Paul Giamatti as one of the two men stalking the billionaire. Let’s just slow this down for a second: Robert Pattinson and Marion Cotillard are going to play a married couple? Please.
So why has Farrell bailed? Well, with the actor signed recently signed on to star in the “Total Recall” reboot that is scheduled to go in front of cameras this spring, roughly around the same time as Cronenberg’s film and we figure the bigger paycheck won out. The current plan is for Pattinson to finish his work on “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” with Bill Condon and move right on over to Cronenberg’s film.
Well, we suppose we’re glad “Cosmopolis” is still getting made but we think the Pattinson casting is totally, totally wrong. But maybe he’ll prove us wrong…..right?
The Hollywood Reporter, Movieline, Hitfix and LATimes have also great articles about the project