Movie Exclusive – Official New Still for “The Last Five Years” Released

Entertainment Weekly recently released a brand new still from the upcoming movie musical adaptation, The Last Five Years. This new still features Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan as their characters Cathy Hyatt and Jamie Wellerstein.

The story follows Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a novelist who is beginning to gain some success with his writing. This musical is extremely unique and complex as Jamie’s story is told in chronological order, starting when they first meet, but Cathy’s story is told in reverse, starting at the end of their marriage.

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The Last Five Years was written by Jason Robert Brown, has been performed off-Broadway, and has won several awards since it opened in 2001. Richard LaGravenese has been very involved with this adaptation as he is directing, screenwriting, and co-producing the project.

Currently, there is no official release date for the awaited film. However, production has finished and now they will be searching for distributors wanting to buy the film. Stay tuned for more updated information!

What do you think of this new still? Have you seen The Last Five Years performed on stage? Are you looking forward to this movie musical adaptation? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Movie Exclusive – First Look at “The Giver” Starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites

Actor Jeff Bridges has been working for almost 20 years to bring Lois Lowry’s The Giver to the silver screen. After a long journey of pitching and rejections, Harvey Weinstein finally agreed to take on the project.

Bridges originally wanted his father to play the role of The Giver, but he has since passed away. However, he has taken on the iconic role and is a producer on the film as well. Entertainment Weekly recently released two new photos from the film, giving us our first look at Bridges as The Giver and Australian newcomer, Brenton Thwaites, as Jonas.

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For anyone who may be unfamiliar with the story, here is an official synopsis (via Goodreads): “Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.”

The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce and also stars Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Emma Tremblay.

Will you be heading to theaters to see The Giver when it releases on August 15, 2014? What do you think of these new photos from the film? What do you think about the cast behind this project?

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Goodreads

Movie Exclusive – Six New Stills from “Divergent” Movie

The Divergent movie adaptation is a mere ten weeks away from officially hitting theaters. Of course, this means that Summit Entertainment will be busy doing final promotions to get fans and other audiences excited about the film.

The studio recently released exclusive images online and through the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly. Several of these new stills feature Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four. There are a few new stills of Woodley alone as well.

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Divergent was directed by Neil Burger and also stars Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Ray Stevenson, Tony Goldwyn, and Jai Courtney. Are you a fan of the Divergent series? Are you looking forward to seeing the movie when it hits theaters on March 21, 2014?

Take a look at the rest of the exclusive new still below. Check back in for more exclusives from the Divergent film as we get closer to the release date!

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Television Exclusive – Stunning New Still Released from “Outlander” Series

Author Diana Gabaldon has two very extensive sets of novels, the Outlander series and the Lord John Grey series. Fans of Gabaldon’s work are probably aware that her Outlander series is going to be made into a television show.

Outlander is the official title of the show and the first season will be based off of the first novel. Entertainment Weekly recently shared an exclusive image from the show that features Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies as their characters.

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The story follows Claire (Balfe), a 1940s combat nurse who is travelling through Scotland with her husband Frank (Menzies). However, she falls through a time-travelling portal and ends up in the 18th century. Here she falls in love with a young warrior named Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).

Outlander is set to be premiering on the Starz network sometime this year. Are you looking forward to this series? Are you a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s work? Be sure to check back in for more details and exclusive news!

Sources: Entertainment Weekly, IMDbPro, and DianaGabaldon.com

Movie Exclusive – First Look at Ben Affleck in “Gone Girl”

Fans of author Gillian Flynn are most likely looking forward to seeing the David Fincher-directed adaptation of her novel, Gone Girl. The film is not set to hit theaters until next fall and it is still in production.

However, Twentieth Century Fox recently shared an exclusive image from the film on Twitter. This new image gives us our first look at actor Ben Affleck as his character Nick Dunne.

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Gone Girl follows Nick Dunne (Affleck) as he searches for his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) who mysteriously goes missing on their wedding anniversary.

What do you think  of this new image? Do you think Ben Affleck was the right choice for the role of Nick Dunne? Will you be interested in seeing Gone Girl when it hits theaters on October 3, 2014?

Sources: Twitter, Entertainment Weekly, and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – Full-Length Trailer Released for “Pompeii”

A fantastic full-length trailer for director and producer Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii has been released. This exhilarating new trailer gives us a deeper look at the Mount Vesuvius drama.

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Pompeii is set in 79 A.D. and follows Milo (Kit Harington), a slave who is forced to fight as a gladiator. However, his journey is quite intense as he faces adversity and challenges along the way.

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He falls in love with Cassia (Emily Browning), a daughter of a wealthy merchant who is being forced to marry a corrupt Roman Senator. Milo and Cassia must find a way to save each other from their fates. Mount Vesuvius begins to erupt and Milo must save his beloved home of Pompeii and Cassia. 

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This trailer showcases the stunning sets and the unique period world that Anderson and his production team has created. Plus, we get detailed looks at gorgeous costume and hair pieces.

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Pompeii also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paz Vega, Jessica Lucas, and Jared Harris. Are you interested in seeing Pompeii when it hits theaters on February 21, 2014? What do you think of this new trailer? What do you think of the cast involved in this project?

 Watch the trailer below:

Sources: IMDbPro and YouTube

Movie Exclusive – Gorgeous New Images from “American Hustle”

Director David O. Russell’s next film, American Hustle, is going to be hitting theaters next week and some amazing new images from the film have recently been released. These new images show the stylized nature of the film and how Russell captured the 1970s era with the help of his production team.

American Hustle stars  Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams, who have all worked with Russell in either The Fighter or Silver Linings Playbook. Actors Jeremy Renner, Jack Houston, Louis C.K., and Michael Peña are also a part of the cast. 

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The story of American Hustle is based off of the FBI’s Abscam sting operation that occurred in the 1970s. Bale is playing Irving Rosenfeld, a con-man from the Bronx who is deals in stolen art. Cooper plays an FBI agent named Richie DiMaso, who ends up getting involved with Rosenfeld’s dealings.

Adams is portraying Rosenfeld’s British lover and accomplice, Sydney Prosser and Lawrence is playing Irving’s wife, Rosalyn. When Richie DiMaso (Cooper) forces Irving and Sydney into a dangerous situation with power brokers and the New Jersey Mafia, Rosalyn (Lawrence) nearly jeopardizes the whole operation.

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There has been a lot of buzz generating around this film and it has already gained Satellite Award nominations, Screen Actors Guild nominations, and several NYFCC (New York Film Critics Circle) Award wins. Definitely a film to keep an eye on during award season!

Are you interested in seeing American Hustle when it hits theaters December 20, 2013? Do you think this film could earn some Golden Globe and/or Academy Award wins? What do you think of the cast behind the film?

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Source: IMDbPro