Gorgeous New Images from “Belle” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a distributor for an upcoming historical drama entitled, Belle. This film looks gorgeous and the story behind it is so inspiring. There have been fifteen (15) new images released from the film!

Belle is based on a true story about Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who was an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. After her father falls ill, she is raised by her great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and great-aunt (Emily Watson); Lord and Lady Mansfield.

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Even though Belle is part of a well-to-do family, her race prohibits her from partaking in family and social traditions. She falls for a young man named John Davinier (Sam Reid), who wants these close-mined ideals to change. In working together, Belle, Lord Mansfield, and John strive to end slavery in England.

Belle was directed by Amma Asante and also stars Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, and Tom Felton.

The film has already circulated through several festivals, but will be heading to theaters on May 2 in the United States. Festivals it has premiered at include Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Montclair Film Festival. Check out these new images below:

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What do you think of these new images? Does Belle seem like a film you may be interested in seeing?

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Movie Exclusive – Official First Trailer for “The Giver” Starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites

The first official trailer for the highly awaited adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver has officially been released! This exclusive trailer shows the expansive dystopian and futuristic world that director Philip Noyce and actor Jeff Bridges worked so hard to bring to the silver screen. Additionally, it gives us our first look at Bridges and Brenton Thwaites as their iconic characters.

When working to get this story on film, Bridges wanted his father to play the role of The Giver. Unfortunately, his father has since passed away and things on the production had to be changed. In the stead of his father, Bridges took on the role and is acting as a producer on the film as well.

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Here is an official synopsis for The Giver (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 also stars Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Emma Tremblay. What do you think of this new trailer? Are you looking forward to seeing this movie when it finally hits theaters on August 15?

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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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Movie Exclusive – Three New Stills Officially Released for “The Fault in Our Stars” Film

Over the past two days, there have been three new beautiful images released from The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation.

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly exclusively shared a still of Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) together in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Plus, two other exclusive images from scenes in Amsterdam have found their way online.

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For those unfamiliar with this incredible story, it follows sixteen year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Woodley) as she is battling thyroid and lung cancer. Her parents are worried about her, therefore they send her to a local support group, where she meets Augustus Waters (Elgort). As they get to know each other, their relationship grows and takes them on an unforgettable journey.

The Fault in Our Stars film is set to be theatrically released on June 6, 2014. The cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Lotte Verbeek, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, and David Whalen.

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What do you think of these new images? What do you think of the cast behind the project now that we get to see them more in character? Are you excited for The Fault in Our Stars movie?

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

Movie Exclusive – Potential Release Date for “The Fault in Our Stars” Trailer

Fans of John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, are no doubt counting down the days until the movie adaptation hits theaters in June. Green was very smart and social media savvy throughout the whole filming process as he shared pictures and video from the set, but this just left the fans wanting more.

Fox Pictures has stayed relatively secretive about anything to do with the film and had not released any exclusives until they recently released an official poster.

For those of you waiting for a trailer, there is a rumor that the first official trailer could be released on February 14, 2014 (Valentine’s Day). Don Boone, father of director Josh Boone, recently tweeted: Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 12.01.50 PM

Although Valentine’s Day would be the perfect day to release the trailer for such a romantic movie, Fox Pictures has not confirmed anything. Be sure to check back for more details and The Fault in Our Stars movie exclusives!

Hopefully this new photo that actor Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters) shared earlier this morning will hold you over while you wait for the trailer:

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Sources: Twitter and Instagram