Movie Exclusive – First Look at Disney’s “Into the Woods”

Those familiar with the world of Broadway and musical theater are probably aware that the classic musical Into the Woods is getting adapted into a major motion picture. Well, Entertainment Weekly recently released an exclusive image, giving us our first official look at the film.

This exciting new image feature actress Meryl Streep as her character, The Witch. It also gives us a detailed look at the stylized world that is being formed by director Rob Marshall and his creative teams.

For those who may be unfamiliar with the story, Into the Woods follows a Baker and his wife, who are on a journey to try and find the witch to get her to lift a family curse she has cast on them. On their journey, they cross paths with several quirky fairytale characters, including Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Into the Woods - first look

Into the Woods also stars Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Billy Magnussen, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, and Daniel Huttlestone. Production officially started on the film this week in the UK, but it is not set to hit theaters until next Christmas. Be sure to check back in for more exclusives as production continues!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Casting News MegaPost – Five New Cast Members Join “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

Over the past week, there have been several casting announcements for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. These announcements have officially revealed the actors who will be playing Commander Lyme, Commander Paylor, Boggs, Castor, and Pollux.

Actress Lily Rabe will be playing Commander Lyme and actress Patina Miller will be playing Commander Paylor. Commander Lyme is a strong and independent female victor who is the commander of the rebellion in District 2 and Commander Paylor is the female leader of the rebellion for District 8 and she later becomes president of Panem. Rabe is best known for her current work on American Horror Story as Sister Mary Eunice McKee and Miller is known for her work on ABC’s All My Children.

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Actor Mahershala Ali is going to be playing Boggs, who acts as President Coin’s assistant until Katniss agrees to be the Mockingjay. From there, it is his job to help protect Katniss and ensure that she stays alive. Ali has recently worked on the drama House of Cards, and was Tizzy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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Wes Chatham and Elden Henson also recently joined the ever-expanding cast as Castor and Pollux, respectively. Castor and Pollux are actually brothers who work together with Cressida (Natalie Dormer) and Messalla (Evan Ross) during the rebellion. The four of them form a film crew that follow Katniss on her journey as the Mockingjay. Chatham was recently in the Oscar-winning film, The Help, and Henson was most recently in the movie Jobs with Ashton Kutcher.

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What do you think of all of this casting news? Are you fans of any of these actors? Are you looking forward to seeing these actors in their roles? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Source: The Hunger Games Facebook and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – First Look at Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella”

Entertainment Weekly shared the first exclusive photo from the set of Disney’s live-action Cinderella film. Principal photography began on the highly awaited, Kenneth Branagh-directed film yesterday in London, England. This first photo feature Lily James as the iconic and classically beautiful princess.

According to an article on Entertainment Weekly, James is not being portrayed as your typical Cinderella and there will be some subtle changes to the story. In the classic story of Cinderella, she and the Prince (Richard Madden) first meet at the ball. In Branagh’s version, Cinderella meets the Prince before the ball, but he lies and tells her that he’s a palace employee.

In a statement yesterday, Branagh was explaining how happy he is with his cast by saying: “With Lily James we have found our perfect Cinderella. She combines knockout beauty with intelligence, wit, fun and physical grace. Her Prince is being played by Richard Madden, a young actor with incredible power and charisma. He is funny, smart and sexy and a great match for Cinderella.”

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What do you think of this first exclusive look at the new Cinderella film? Are you looking forward to seeing more from the set as production continues? Do you think Branagh is the right director for this project? Will you be heading to theaters when Cinderella is released on March 13, 2015?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

65th Annual Emmy Awards – Red Carpet Photos and Winners List

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles yesterday. Many of the stars, directors, and producers of the television shows, miniseries, and television movies nominated were in attendance to support their work.

Some media and entertainment experts had mixed feelings about the results and were quite surprised by some of the winners, Take a look at the winners list below and let us know what you think:

Outstanding Drama Series – Breaking Bad

Outstanding Comedy SeriesModern Family

Best Lead Actress in a Drama – Claire Danes for Homeland

Best Lead Actor in a Drama – Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy – Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama – Anna Gunn for Breaking Bad

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama – Bobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy – Merritt Wever for Nurse Jackie

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy – Tony Hale for Veep

Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie – Laura Linney for The Big C: Hereafter

Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie – Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra

Best Miniseries or TV Movie – Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad”

What do you think of these winners? Are you a fan of any of these shows or actors who won? Take a look at photos of the winners on the red carpet in the gallery below!

Source: IMDbPro and Entertainment Tonight

Television Exclusive – “Glee” Recreates Beatles Album Covers

Fans of the hit Fox show, Glee, are no doubt getting excited and counting down the remaining days until season five premieres. Most fans also know that the two-part season premiere is going to be completely dedicated to The Beatles and their music.

To help promote this highly awaited premiere event, Fox has re-created two of the most iconic Beatles album covers with Glee cast members. Entertainment Weekly exclusively shared images of these two covers for fans to see.

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Above is the first image, which is a recreation of the extremely iconic Abbey Road photo and features Blaine (Darren Criss), Sam (Chord Overstreet), Artie (Kevin McHale), and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz). In the second image, Santana (Naya Rivera), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison), and Marley (Melissa Benoist) are recreating the Beatles’ Let It Be cover.

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What do you think of these images? Are you excited for the new season? Remember, the first part of the two-part season premiere is on this Thursday, September 26!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Movie Exclusive – Two New Character Posters Released for “Divergent”

The movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent is not coming until spring of next year, but Summit has been sharing plenty of exclusives to keep the fans excited and interested in the movie. Today, two brand new character posters have released for us to enjoy!

These new posters feature actors Shailene Woodley and Theo James as their characters Tris Prior and Four. From these posters, we get our first look at the details of Four’s elaborate tattoos and another glimpse at Tris and her crow tattoo.

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Divergent was directed by Neil Burger and also stars Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, and Tony Goldwyn. Take a look at these new character posters and let me know what you think in the comments!

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Will you be going to see Divergent when it hits theaters March 21, 2014? Who is your favorite character from the series? What faction would you want to be a part of?

Source: Yahoo! Movies

Movie Exclusive – More Character Portraits Released for “Catching Fire”

As we are getting closer and closer to the release of the majorly awaited Hunger Games sequel, more images and exclusives are slowly being released for fans. These stunning portraits feature all of the tributes that participate in the Quarter Quell and some new Capitol Officials.

Through the portraits, we get a deeper look into the new characters and the world of Panem that director Francis Lawrence has built and expanded on. Getting this second glimpse at the new characters joining the franchise in Catching Fire is exciting for fans because we are finally starting to see more from the film. Take a look at the portraits below and share your thoughts in the comments!

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Jeffery Wright, Amanda Plummer, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Lynn Cohen, and Meta Golding.