First Official Image for “Kill Your Darlings” Starring Daniel Radcliffe

Collider recently shared the first image of Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHann, Jack Houston, and Ben Foster in their film Kill Your Darlings. Directed and co-written by John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings is a drama about the origins of the Beat movement. The cast also includes actors Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, David Cross, Kyra Sedgwick, and David Rasche.

The film is set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 17 until January 27. Take a look at the first official image and read the official film synopsis below:

“While he is attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr, an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Repelled by rules and conformity in both life andliterature, the four agree to tear down tradition and make something new, ultimately formulating the tenets of and giving birth to what became the Beat movement. On the outside, looking in, is David Kammerer, a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. When Kammerer is found dead, and Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr are arrested in conjunction with the murder, the nascent artists’ lives change forever.

Daniel Radcliffe fearlessly takes on the role of the young Ginsberg on a journey of discovery—to find his sexuality and his voice as a writer. Cowriter/director John Krokidas takes on this less-explored early chapter of the Beats and captures the period with visual flair, kinetic energy, and imagination. Kill Your Darlings is the riveting true story of a crime, a friendship, and the nexus that spawned a cultural movement.”

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Source: Collider

Four Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes for “Les Misérables”

I don’t know about you guys, but I really enjoy watching behind-the-scenes footage and learning about the different aspects that went into a film’s production. As you can imagine, I was quite happy and pleasantly surprised when I found on The Collider that there were four new behind-the-scenes featurettes released for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables this morning!

Just a warning to Les Misérables fans, if you do not want to spoil anything then it might be best you not watch these videos. How about I just explain a little bit about what each featurette explores and you can determine if you want to watch or not from there!

As previously mentioned, there are four featurettes. The first one looks at the world of costuming and the costume designers explain some of the choices behind the costumes. The next two featurettes are about hair, make-up, and the new song that was written for the film  entitled “Suddenly.” Finally, the fourth featurette looks at set and production design. Just like in the costume featurette, the hair and make-up artists and the production designers talk a bit about their style and design choices.

Here are links to all of these amazing featurettes:

Featurette #1 – Costumes

Featurette #2 – Hair and Make-up

Featurette #3 – Original New Song

Featurette #4 – Production Design

If you decide to watch them don’t be shy to let me know what you think in the comments below and share with family and friends!

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Source: The Collider

New Images of Naomi Watts in “Diana” Biopic

Back in July, the first official photo of Naomi Watts as Princess Diana was released. Watts is going to be portraying the beloved Princess in a biopic entitled, Diana. At first the film was going to be called Caught in Flight, but then the film’s title was changed simply to Diana.

Recently, two more photos from the film were released. These new photos will give audiences a glance at Watts as Lady Diana and a glimpse into a relationship that is explored in the biopic.  The Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed film looks at Lady Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan; played by Lost’s Naveen Andrews. Diana is currently set to hit theaters on August 29, 2013.

Are you excited for this biopic? Do you think Watts will do well in portraying Lady Diana? Take a look at these two new photos:

Naomi Watts - Princess Diana #2

Naomi Watts - Princess Diana #3

Source: Collider

Exclusive New Photos for “The Host”

The Collider and Hollywood.com posted some interesting and exclusive new stills from David Niccol’s film, The Host. For those of you who might not know, this film is based off of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel of the same title.

The Host has a strong cast behind it including actors Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Boyd Holbrook.  Here is the official synopsis for the film:

“The Host is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.”

Have you read Meyer’s novel? If so, are you a fan? Are you looking forward to seeing this film when it hits theaters March 29, 2013? What do you think of the cast and the new photos from the film? Let me know in the comments!

Sources: The Collider and Hollywood.com

 

More Exclusive Images for “Les Misérables”

As we approach closer to the release date for Tom Hooper’s film, Les Misérables, more images and clips have been released to help promote the film. In these new photos we get another look at Aaron Tveit as Enjolras and a more extensive look at Isabelle Allen as Young Cosette.

Have you been following the Les Misérables production? What do you think of the new clips and images? Remember, Les Misérables hits theaters December 25, 2012 (Christmas Day).

Take a look at these great new stills:

Source: the Collider

“Hunger Games” News – Francis Lawrence to direct “Mockingjay” films

Francis Lawrence became the director for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after Gary Ross announced that he would not be directing the next film. Ross felt that he would not have enough time to prepare and do the film justice. Back in July, it was announced that Lionsgate had made the decision to divide Mockingjay into two films. Lionsgate was also reportedly searching for a director who could handle the tight production schedule proposed for the final films of the franchise.

The Collider has reported that Lawrence has officially signed on to direct both of the Mockingjay films. His directing credentials include films such as Water for Elephants, I Am Legend, and Constantine.

This may be a good sign and could mean that Lionsgate trusts Lawrence with the franchise. What do you think of this decision? Are you looking forward to hearing more about Catching Fire production?

Sources:  The Collider, Page to Premiere