Movies – New posters for “The Danish Girl” starring Eddie Redmayne

Entertainment Weekly has shared three new posters for Eddie Redmayne’s next big project, The Danish Girl. Based on a true story and David Ebershoff’s novel, the film follows the journey of artist Lili Elbe. Elbe was transgender and the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the 1920s.

Tom Hooper is directing and producing the anticipated biographic along with producers Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Anne Harrison. Actress Alicia Vikander is playing Elbe’s wife and is also featured in these gorgeous new posters.

(photo via Entertainment Weekly)

According to IMDbPro, this project has been in various stages of production since 2010. The Danish Girl is currently set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival this September with a limited North American release set for November 27.

Stay tuned for the first official trailer and buzz from the festivals.

(photo via Entertainment Weekly)
(photo via Entertainment Weekly)

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and IMDbPro

“The Normal Heart” Makes the Cover of “Entertainment Weekly”

This week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s magazine features the main cast of HBO’s The Normal Heart.

The Normal Heart is a film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play based on real life events and people. The film takes place in the 1980’s during the HIV/AIDS Crisis and stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, and Jim Parsons.

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The cast and crew reflect on the challenges in this excerpt of EW‘s interview:

“Despite involvement from names like Barbra Streisand, who owned the rights for 10 years, The Normal Heart appeared to be destined for only theatre until Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy acquired the rights in 2009 with his own money. “I really believed in it,” explains Murphy, who first read the play in college and directed the film version. “Larry set a very high price. I gulped and said, ‘Okay,’ and bought it. I think he wanted to see, ‘Is this kid serious?’ And I was.” Kramer, who’s HIV-positive and currently recovering from unrelated medical complications, was unable to speak to EW but emailed that Heart made it to the screen “because of Ryan Murphy caring passionately about getting it made, abetted by [exec producer] Dante Di Loreto.”” 

EW also included this GIF, which gives a timeline and some facts about the HIV/AIDS Crisis.

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Watch the tailer below:

Will you catch The Normal Heart when it premieres on HBO on May 25?

Casting News – Adam DeVine to Return for “Pitch Perfect 2”

Production on Pitch Perfect 2 is starting to pick up and it was recently announced that Hailee Steinfeld has joined the cast for the awaited sequel. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Adam DeVine will be returning as his character Bumper.

Right now there is no confirmation that Bumper’s Treblemakers will also be making a return to challenge the Barden Bellas. However, bringing back this fan-favorite character seems to suggest this might be the case. 

Image Credit: Peter Iovino (via Entertainment Weekly)
Image Credit: Peter Iovino (via Entertainment Weekly)

Elizabeth Banks will direct, produce, and possibly star in the sequel with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow all set to reprise their roles. Pitch Perfect 2 will sing and dance it’s way into theaters on May 15, 2015. Stay tuned for more news as production continues!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Five New Stills from “The Fault in Our Stars” Movie Adaptation

Nerdfighters – the North American release for The Fault in Our Stars film is a month away and Fox has been busy with promotion. Entertainment Weekly‘s recent edition of the magazine has a major feature covering the film and some beautiful portraits of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort were released along with it.

EW also exclusively released five new stills from the film that give us a closer look at the beginning of Hazel and Gus’ relationship. their romantic evening in Amsterdam, and Hazel’s relationship with her dad. Plus, we also get a closer look at two very emotional scenes involving a certain funeral (those of you who read the book know what we mean):

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What do you think of these new stills? Are you excited to see The Fault in Our Stars movie when it finally hits theaters on June 6?

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Page to Premiere

“Entertainment Weekly” Portraits of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort for “Fault in Our Stars” cover story

Entertainment Weekly is releasing a special edition of the magazine that heavily features exclusives from The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation. Therefore, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are the cover stars for this edition.

Stunning new portraits from the cover shoot have been officially released. Photographer Peggy Sirota did the shoot with Woodley and Elgort in Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills on April 15. Take a look at the gorgeous portraits below (via EW and TFiOS Blogspot):

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The Fault in Our Stars was directed by Josh Boone and Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, and David Whalen. What do you think of these portraits from the cover shoot? Are you counting down the days until the film is released on June 6?

Sources: Entertainment WeeklyW and TFiOS Blogspot

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” are “Entertainment Weekly” cover stars

Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of Divergent and the upcoming Fault in Our Stars film will be gracing the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly! With the release of The Fault in Our Stars just under a month away, these two actors and author John Green will be very busy with promoting the film.

EW’s Sara Vilkomerson was able to visit the set and talk to the stars, Green, and director Josh Boone. This week’s issue will be full of great interviews and details from the set.

Vilkomerson asked the critically-acclaimed author how he felt about the fact that his novel became such a phenomenon: “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular. I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.”

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Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000, revealed to EW that producer Wyck Godfrey convinced her to pick up the film: “Wyck called me and said, ‘You can’t pass on this. You have to do this. I said, ‘Why are you doing this to me?’ And he said, ‘Because. It makes you remember when you were a teenager and you were in love for the first time and you didn’t want to hang up the phone.’”

Lastly, Green had some very nice things to say about Woodley and Elgort: “Shailene has become Hazel to me. Ansel has become Gus. The feeling I’ve had consistently is this deep weird joy.”

What do you think of this new cover? Are you counting down the days until The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters? Pick up this next edition of Entertainment Weekly on Friday, May 2!

Source:  Entertainment Weekly

Television Exclusive – First Official Teaser for “Girl Meets World”

Entertainment Weekly and E! recently shared the first official teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming spin-off series, Girl Meets World! This new show is a spin-off of Boy Meets World, which finished it’s run in 2000.

The new teaser gives us a look Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) and her friend Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter). Plus, we also get a glimpse of the relationship that Riley has with her parents, Corey (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel).

From watching the teaser, it seems like this is going to be a big success for Disney Channel as they head back to their classic routes. Currently, there is no official premiere date for the show other than sometime in early fall.

Stay tuned for an official premiere date! What do you think of the new teaser? Will you be watching Girl Meets World?

PEYTON MEYER, AUGUST MATURO, BEN SAVAGE, ROWAN BLANCHARD, DANIELLE FISHEL, SABRINA CARPENTER, COREY FOGELMANIS

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and E!