Casting Scoop – Daniel Radcliffe in Final Talks to Star in “Frankenstein”

Today has been a big day in casting news for some of the Harry Potter cast members. Daniel Radcliffe is in final negotiations to star in 20th Centry Fox’s new adaptation of Frankenstein. This project has gone through some directorial changes during production as Shawn Levy was going to direct before Paul McGuigan came in as his replacement.

According to an article on Variety, Radcliffe would be playing the role of Igor in this new adaptation. However, production is not set to start until this fall and Radcliffe is currently a part of the West End production of Cripple of Irishmaan. Be sure to check in for more news on Fox’s Frankenstein once production begins to pick up!

Do you think this would be an interesting role for Daniel Radcliffe to take on? Do you think this would be a good way for him to “break away” from Harry Potter?

Daniel Radcliffe

Source: Collider

Casting News – Emma Watson in Talks to Star in Disney’s “Cinderella”

Disney has been releasing and developing several films over the past few years that are inspired by the animated classics the studio thrives on. This was kicked off with Tim Burton’s live-action version of Alice in Wonderland and has led to both Sam Rami’s Oz the Great and Powerful and Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie.

Another film that Disney currently has in the works is a Kenneth Branagh-directed, live-action version of Cinderella. Recently, casting rumors have started to surround Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson. Watson is in talks to star as the iconic princess. Actress Cate Blanchett is also attached to portray the evil stepmother.

What do you think of this potential casting choice? Do you think Watson would fit the role of Cinderella? Would you be interested in seeing this film?

Emma Watson

Source: Collider

Oscars 2013 – Full Winners List

The 85th Annual Academy Awards were amazing tonight and there were some big winners awarded for their work tonight. Seth MacFarlane was a great host and since the theme this year was music in film, there were a lot of wonderful musical performances. Entertainment Weekly shared a full list of the Oscar winners. Take a look at the list below:

Best Picture
Amour
Argo–WINNER
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln–WINNER
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook–WINNER
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi–WINNER
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Hankie
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino–WINNER
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio–WINNER
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, 
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, music and lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, music by Walter Murphy; lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, music by Mychael Danna; lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from Skyfall, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth–WINNER
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna–WINNER
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Lincoln, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson–WINNER

Best Film Editing
Argo, William Goldenberg–WINNER
Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables–WINNER
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Sound Editing
Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers–WINNER
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson–WINNER

Best Sound Mixing
Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes–WINNER
Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour, Austria–WINNER
Kon-Tiki, Norway
No, Chile
A Royal Affair, Denmark
War Witch, Canada

Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man–WINNER

Best Documentary Short
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption
Inocente
–WINNER

Best Live Action Short
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew–WINNER
Death of a Shadow 
Henry

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained––WINNER

Best Animated Short
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman–WINNER

Best Animated Feature
Brave–WINNER
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda–WINNER
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott–WINNER
The Avengers, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran–WINNER
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell–WINNER

Congratulations to all of the winners tonight! What did you think of Seth MacFarlane as a host? Any winners that you are surprised about?!

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

Oscars 2013 – A Behind-the-Scenes Look!

As the excitement and anticipation builds for tomorrow’s 85th Annual Academy Awards, Entertainment Weekly has shared some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos! Through these photos we get a look at different aspects of preparation for the big show at the Dolby Theater. For instance, we get a peek at how the red carpet is set up and sound and lighting rehearsals! Plus, we also get an exclusive look at the stage.

Will you be watching the Academy Awards tomorrow night? Which actors and/or films are you rooting for? Are you looking forward to seeing Seth MacFarlane host the show? If you need a reminder as to who earned nominations, click here for a nomination list. Check out these amazing behind-the-scenes photos taken by Art Streiber in the gallery below:


Source: Entertainment Weekly – (Day One Gallery, Day Two Gallery)

Exclusive New Images from “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”

Exclusive new images have recently been released for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. These images were released in a “character reveal” marketing campaign.

Through the images, fans will get the first glimpse at some major characters from the series such as Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan), Alec Lightwood (Kevin Zegers), Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower), Magnus Bane (Godfrey Gao), and Valentine Morgenstern (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Plus, there is also a sneak peek at the relationship between Jace (Bower) and Clary Fray (Lily Colins).

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones also stars actors Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, CCH Pounder, and Jemima West and is directed by Harald Zwart. Will you be seeing Mortal Instruments when it is released in theaters on August 23? What do you think of these new images? Let me know in the comments below!

Sources: Mortal Insturments Facebook Page and IMDbPro

Lionsgate Begins Official “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Marketing Campaign

Lionsgate has begun the official marketing campaign for the highly anticipated Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. The studio did so by releasing some fantastic posters advertising the “Victory Tour.” Of course, these posters feature Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).

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Catching Fire - Victory Tour poster #2

What do you think of these new posters? Do they make you more excited for the film? What else do you think will be released during the marketing campaign? Be sure to check in for more Catching Fire news as the campaign continues!

Source: Mockingjay.net

New Official Still from “Ender’s Game” features Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld

A new official still has been released for Summit Entertainment’s highly anticipated film, Ender’s Game. This film is based off of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel of the same title and directed and written for the screen by Gavin Hood.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more talented actors. Take a look at the full cast list here.

The new still gives fans a look at Hailee Steinfield’s character Petra Arkanian and another look at Asa Butterfield’s character Ender Wiggin. Take a look at the new still below:

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What do you think of this new still? Are you looking forward to Ender’s Game? Did you read Card’s novel? What do you think of the cast for the film?

Sources: IMDb, Page to Premiere, and EnderWiggin.net