April 23, 2014

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Jack Black takes his ‘Tiny Monsters’ to the tube

HollywoodNews.com: Jack Black is getting animated.
His production shingle Electric Dynamite has landed its “Tiny Monsters” cartoon at Fox TV.
The toon was written by Ali Rushfield (“In the Motherhood”) and centers on a click of mean chicks in junior high. Variety had the news.
Executive producers include Black, Electric Dynamite president Ben Cooley and the firm’s TV executive Priyanka Mattoo. Carolyn Bernstein of Reveille is also producing.
Other TV projects Electric Dynamite has in the works include “My Life as an Experiment” at NBC which is based on the A.J. Jacobs book.
Jack Black’s next film is also with Fox, “Gulliver’s Travels” which bows on December 22 in 3D. Film is a modern take on the classic Jonathan Swift book and co-stars Emily Blunt and T.J. Miller.
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14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival unveils line-up

HollywoodNews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, has unveiled its line-up of finalists for this year’s festival, founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu announced today. The programming includes features, documentaries and shorts from around the world.
The Hollywood Film Festival, which takes place October 22-25 at ArcLight Cinemas, will open on Friday, October 22, with the feature “RECONCILIATION: MANDELA’S MIRACLE,” a sensitive documentary about how Nelson Mandela saved his country from bloody civil war and dismantled the system of apartheid through the spirit of reconciliation. The documentary was directed by Michael Henry Wilson and stars FW De Klerk, Zindzi Mandela, Clint Eastwood, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Francois Pienaar and The Springboks.
This year’s lineup includes “THE 5TH QUARTER,” a film by Rick Bieber that is based on real events in 2006 and stars Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, and Ryan Merriman; “BENEATH THE BLUE,” directed by Michael D. Sellers and starring Paul Wesley as a young Naval officer who is assigned to “recover” a dolphin that has disappeared from the Navy’s Marine Mammal program; “BLACK, WHITE AND BLUES,” a film by Mario Van Peebles that stars Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Skerritt, Kiele Sanchez, Taryn Manning, Luke Perry, and Morgan Simpson; “BROTHER’S JUSTICE,” directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard, and starring Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold, Nate Tuck, Bradley Cooper, and David Koechner; “FORT MCCOY,” a film by Kate Connor and Michael Worth that stars Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor, Lyndsy Fonseca, Andy Hirsch, Camryn Manheim, and Seymour Cassel, and is based on the true story of Kate Connor’s grandparents when they lived next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during WWII — a coming-of-age story, a romance and the journey of one man struggling to find his worth in a war that does not want him; and “WILD TARGET,” a film by Jonathan Lynn that stars Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy, Rupert Grint, and Rupert Everett. It is the story of Rose, a beautiful, quick-witted con-artist, who makes a killing selling fake paintings. But when she scams an art loving gangster, he sets Europe’s most efficient and expensive assassin on her tail.
For comedic artists around the world, Hollywood has always been the final stop and the festival continues to spotlight those burgeoning cinematic masters of laughs in the second year of the Hollywood Comedy Film Festival, curated by entertainment journalist Anthony D’Alessandro.
Among those films showing this year is [...]

Emily Blunt hits sexy laughs in ‘Wild Target,’ playing at Hollywood Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Come meet “Wild Target” Director Jonathan Lynn (“The Whole Nine Yards,” “My Cousin Vinny”) in a Q&A following the Hollywood Film Festival screening on Sunday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. at the Hollywood ArcLight Cinema. For more info and to buy tickets, click here.
REVIEW: It’s been a while since a breezy, British action comedy has arrived on U.S. shores; their heyday being in the ‘80s when such titles like “A Fish Called Wanda” and “Time Bandits” held their place on the marquee.
When it comes to mobsters, guns and laughs, British director Jonathan Lynn knows a thing or two about crafting a crowd pleasing caper. Lynn is so good at it, Hollywood tapped him for his stylings with “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Sgt. Bilko” and “My Cousin Vinny.” With “Wild Target,” Lynn comfortably returns to the London stomping ground which he made famous with the Eric Idle/Robbie Coltrane chase comedy “Nuns on the Run” in this remake of a 1993 French black comedy.
In “Wild Target,” Bill Nighy stars as Victor, a resilient hitman and marks man who comes from a long line of family assassins. Despite his success, his days of snipering are unfilled. He’s bugged by his mother to get married – a calling Victor has never pursued since he has an identity crisis.
Victor’s humdrum life is turned on its head when his art dealer client Ferguson (Rupert Everett) is double-crossed over a Rembrandt painting purchase by Rose (Emily Blunt), a kleptomaniac who unloads bogus pieces of art. Bill attempts to target Rose in a garage, but as she’s pursued by a plethora of assassins, he winds up becoming her protector. Tony (Rupert Grint), a slacker of sorts and innocent bystander, is scooped up by the duo and taken on the lam.
The chase scenes are hysterically fun in “Wild Target” and the film possesses a kinetic pace. What works here is watching all three actors succeed outside the zones they’ve left impressions with on the big screen. Nighy has carved a reputation for playing zany hams as rocker Billy Mack in “Love Actually” and Davy Jones in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” In “Wild Target,” Nighy is winning as a poised, sharp straight man, appearing stiff on the surface, but funny when cracked by Rose’s antics. Long known for playing the [...]

Emily Blunt hops into ‘Looper’

HollywoodNews.com: After taking a role in the upcoming sci-fi action film “The Adjustment Bureau,” Emily Blunt continues to crave the genre.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, the British actress is set to star opposite Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “Looper,” a film that sounds a lot like “The Terminator.” Feature is being helmed by writer-director Rian Johnson. Blunt will play the mother of a boy who becomes an integral part of an assassin’s life.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the story as follows:
The complicated plot involves a killer (Gordon-Levitt) who works for the mob of the future. He, along with other so-called Loopers, dispose of people that are sent from the future. When he recognizes one victim as his future self (Willis), he hesitates, letting the man escape.
Now, in order to save his immediate future, the man needs to track down and kill his future self, while his future self is trying to find and kill a young boy who is the key to his survival in the future.

New Orleans, which continues to be the go-to place for Hollywood films (“Green Lantern” was recently shot there), will be home for “Looper.” Cameras roll during the first quarter of 2011.
Blunt’s next films include British comedy shoot-em up “Wild Target” and Fox’s 3D adventure laffer “Gulliver’s Travel” with Jack Black.
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North American Screening for Rupert Grint’s “Wild Target” Announced

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: Wild Target, the latest film starring Harry Potter alums Rupert Grint and Bill Nighy, has finally been given a premiere date for North America.
The film will be screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival on October 8 (UA Southampton) and 9 (Guild Hall). Tickets can be purchased via this link.
Star Bill Nighy will be in attendance; no word yet on whether Rupert Grint will make an appearance.
Wild Target is the story of Tony (Grint), an unsuspecting apprentice to hitman Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy), who is hired to kill Rose (Emily Blunt) but ends up falling for her instead. The trailer for the films show a little bit of darkness, but also a bit of humor. The film will be released in limited theaters in the US on October 29.
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Jack Black charts hilarity in ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

HollywoodNews.com: Despite getting a so-so response at Comic-Con, Jack Black is excited about his upcoming December adventure comedy “Gulliver’s Travels.”
The film is an updated adaptation of the classic book. Black plays Lemuel Gulliver. Emily Blunt portrays the Princess of Lilliputia and the buzz is that she steals all the laughs from Black.
Talking about the update with MTV News, Black exclaims, “We’ve taken some liberties. We’ve updated it; we’ve modernized with a pinch of spice as well.”
Black became wowed by the Jonathan Swift novel upon being introduced to it.
“Of course [I've read it]! Are you kidding me? And let me tell you something, if I hadn’t, I would have never have sent it to you,” says the actor quipping before setting the record straight:
“No, I hadn’t, actually, when I was first offered the project. But I quickly read it and was blown away by it. One of the great masterworks of fantasy and fiction.”
“Gulliver’s Travels” bows December 22 in 3D. The 20th Century Fox film also stars Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly and T.J. Miller. Rob Letterman of “Monsters vs. Aliens” fame helmed the production; his first live-action title.
Jack Black’s last film at the box office was last summer’s “Year One” which generated over $43 million at the domestic B.O.
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Rupert Grint Talks Movies, Hobbies, and Pesky Cats

HollywoodNews.com: The stars of the Harry Potter films are continuing to make the interview rounds, and Rupert Grint is no exception. Grint has been doing promotions for Wild Target, in which he plays a hit man’s apprentice. The movie also stars fellow Harry Potter actor Bill Night (Rufus Scrimeour) and Emily Blunt.
Grint is featured in the July/August issue of Young Performer Magazine, and he talks about his character Tony, some fun scenes to shoot, and problems with a cat during filming – something he shares in common with his Harry Potter character.

Q: Did you get injured doing those pratfalls? A: No, but the cat in Wild Target ripped me apart! It was spiteful and we didn’t get on at all. It mellowed throughout the shoot, but I don’t want to meet it again.

Grint also talks of his hobbies, saying that he likes to golf, and drawing, watercoloring and painting are also ways he passes the time. He briefly mentions his next project Eddie the Eagle, in which he takes on the role of Britain’s most famous ski jumper on his journey to the Winter Olympics.
Scans of the interview can be viewed here, courtesy of Snitchseeker.
Wild Target is scheduled for limited release in the US on October 29, 2010.
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Emily Blunt overcame a stutter, struggles to say her name

HollywoodNews.com: Actress Emily Blunt may be on her way to a very successful career, but the road hasn’t always been easy and she still deals with the struggle of overcoming a stutter.
The recently married Blunt reveals that she developed a stutter at the age of seven, which made her feel like “there was an impostor living inside of [her],” reports ShowbizSpy.
And even though Blunt has succeeded in managing her stutter, there are still moments when she faces the struggle once more: “It’s very common for stutterers to not be able to say their own name, and when someone asks who’s calling, I’ll be like ‘F**k!’ ”
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George Clooney won’t be getting hitched to girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis

hollywoodnews.com: George Clooney won’t be getting hitched to girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis in July.
Rumours have been flying around that the George, 49, and Elisabetta, 31, are to marry after Clooney attended his friends John Krasinski’s wedding to Emily Blunt. It was said that George and the Italian model and actress would follow in their footsteps and wed in July.
But the rumour has been found to be completely untrue. A rep for the ‘Up in the Air’ star said the marriage talk is “not true.” The pair started dating in 2009.
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Carrie Underwood gets married

HollywoodNews.com: On the heels of Martin Lawrence and his g.f. Shamicka Gibbs as well as Emily Blunt and John Krasinki all making life long commitments, Carrie Underwood walked down the aisle with her hockey player b.f. Mike Fisher on Saturday.
The couple were married at a luxury resort outside Atlanta, Ga. before 250 guests. RadarOnline believes that the event cost a half million dollars.
“We could not feel more blessed to have found each other and to have shared this day with our friends and family that mean so much to us!” Fisher and Underwood told People in a statement.
Underwood looks to have legally taken his last name based on the statement’s signatures.
The country singer donned a Chantilly lace dress designed by Monique Lhuillier. Guests included Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Faith Hill and Garth Brooks.
Fisher got down on one knee and asked the big question to Underwood just prior to Christmas. He plays for the Ottawa Senators.

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