Listen up, Initiates! The "Divergent" train is leaving the station, and we hope you'll hop aboard with us for the ride. MTV News' intrepid movie guy Josh Horowitz visited the dystopian drama's Chicago set recently, where he chatted up stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and author Veronica Roth. And here, today, we have your first look at that interview!
The highlights? Well, Shailene can't seem to say enough nice things about her co-star Theo, which bodes well for the budding romance their characters share in the Veronica Roth adaptation.
"I really love Theo," Shailene enthused, right before Theo crashed the interview. "He has a lot to offer as far as a person. He's just a good human being. He's very pure."
If you've been waiting with baited breath for each new installment of Cassandra Clare's e-novella series "The Bane Chronicles," you've likely already gotten your hands on a copy of her latest with co-author Sarah Rees Brennan, "Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale," which follows the warlock as he begins to broker peace talks between the Shadowhunters and Downworlders. But what you may not be aware of is that, in keeping with the previous audiobook releases, this latest installment has conjured one magical narrator: actor Andrew Scott.
If you watch the BBC series "Sherlock," then you likely know Andrew as the mysterious Moriarty, foe to the titular detective and his sidekick Watson. Here, however, he's playing tens of characters, one after another, yet still exuding plenty of aplomb. During a break from one of his sessions, the actor sat down with Cassandra and Sarah to dish about the recording process, in addition to turning the line of questioning on the two authoresses, inquiring about their co-writing process.
Could the casting process for one of literature's most dysfunctional couples be nearing an end? Amid reports that Ben Affleck is eyeing the role of Nick Dunne in the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl," comes word from The Wrap that three high-profile actresses are on the shortlist for titular girl, Amy Dunne.
According to the site, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt are being considered for the role—despite earlier speculation that producer Reese Witherspoon might star.
For the uninitiated, "Gone Girl" centers around the disappearance of 30-something Amy on the day of her and Nick's fifth wedding anniversary. Of course, if you've watched even 10 minutes of a "Law and Order" episode, it should come as no surprise that Nick emerges as the No. 1 suspect. But should he?
Bad baby vamp! Things took an unexpected turn for lovable ginger Jessica Hamby (played by Deborah Ann Woll) on Sunday's "True Blood" episode, when in an attempt to help her maker, Bill, extract blood samples from Sheriff Bellefleur's four faerie daughters, she accidentally, well, ate them. Not exactly how the phlebotomists do it, Jess!
It was arguably the darkest moment in the bloodsucker's short life, but one Deborah told Hollywood Crush she relished.
"[I was] really excited," the 28-year-old said of her reaction to reading the episode's script for the first time. "You know, for an actor, the best thing in the world is when your character screws up big time because it allows your character to grow. And that's the best thing."
Happy Endings may still be in Damon Wayans Jr.'s future, despite the cancellation of his cult-loved ABC sitcom.
TVLine reports that the actor could return to Fox's "New Girl" in what they're calling a "significant season three arc." As you may recall, Damon starred in the pilot episode as housemate Couch but had to give up the role when "Happy Endings" was renewed for a second season. Lamorne Morris moved into the vacated bedroom as long-lost (and criminally under-utilized) roommate Winston.
Fox has yet to confirm the news, but we're hopeful Damon will find a new television home following the cancellation of one of our favorite series. And if nothing else, Damon and "New Girl" co-star Jake Johnson will share screen time again very soon: They're currently filming the buddy comedy "Let's Be Cops."
After nearly six seasons of HBO's addictive "True Blood," we thought we'd met nearly every kind of supe imaginable. How silly of us. Because during Sunday's delicious episode, "At Last," we were introduced to a hybrid we never thought possible: the faerie-vampire. And, surprisingly, that wasn't even the biggest reveal of the episode. Nope. As it turns out, the faerie-vampire in question—seemingly mild-mannered drifter Ben Flynn—is actually the big bad Warlow! AAAAGGGHHHHHHHH.
The revelation was a stunner, to be sure, one that actor Rob Kazinsky was happy to finally be open about.
"It's great to be playing him," the actor told us during the red-carpet premiere for "Pacific Rim," the Guillermo del Toro film in which he stars. "Obviously, I've known for a very long time, and I've been waiting for this moment. In all the interviews I've done, I've had to talk about Ben, and Ben is boring. Being able to play Warlow and actually have people talk about that and have people know that I'm this 6,000-year-old super-psychotic vampire; that's super-exciting."
We've been lost in the labyrinthine world of author James Dashner's "Maze Runner" for eons now, and with the big-screen production wrapping up (and the film's first Twitter chat in the books), director Wes Ball is offering fans (via Facebook) this breadcrumb in the form of a new still from the set!
The image is a zoomed-out shot of the Gladers (the young boys—and girl—dropped in the middle of the mysterious maze), as they gaze out into the unknown of the surrounding labyrinth. It's hard to make out the entire cast of characters, but that's definitely "Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien we spy at the front of the pack as Thomas, pointing at something, which from the shocked and awed expressions of the assembled crowd, can't be good.
If you can tear your ogling eyes away from the dark and dreamy new "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" one-sheet, debuted EXCLUSIVELY on Hollywood Crush yesterday, we have something else you might want to see: a brand-new featurette from the Cassandra Clare adaptation, out August 21.
Apple has this tasty bit of fruit from the Nephilim tree: a mix of film footage and behind-the scenes interviews with the cast, including Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Predictably, Jamie had arguably the funniest bit of insight to offer regarding his snarky Shadowhunter Jace Wayland's relationship with protagonist Clary Fray:
Today is anything but just another mundane Monday, because look what we have: the final one-sheet for the highly anticipated "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" adaptation, based on the best-selling novel by Cassandra Clare! And this is one dark and sexy bit of marketing collateral, to be sure.
Set against the tumultous backdrop of the New York City skyline rise our heroes (from right to left): Clary Fray (Lily Collins), Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower), Alec Lightwood (Kevin Zegers), Isabelle Lightwood (Jemima West) and Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan), who according to the accompanying tagline are among the "chosen." And that swooping symbol behind them? Well, that's a rune—and a hint at Clary's covetable powers.
If the idea of violence towards a life-size cutout of Colin Firth as Regency-era rogue Mr. Darcy necessitates a fainting couch and the administration of smelling salts, you may want to avert your eyes from the new trailer for "Austenland," based on the 2007 novel by Shannon Hale. If, however, you possess the constitution of a horse, then by all means, please partake.
"Austenland" follows Mr. Darcy-obsessed Jane Hayes (played by Keri Russell), who blows her life savings on a stay at the world's only immersive Austen experience (according to a bonneted Jane Seymour). But even surrounded by all things Jane, our heroine doesn't fit in: She's banished to the servants' wing in the creepy tower and thought of as "peculiar" by the band of Mr. Darcy impersonators (who, let's be honest, probably have "peculiar" listed as a job skill on their resumes). But like one of her favorite author's protagonists, Jane vows to follow her own path. "An Austen heroine gets engaged by the end of the book, and that's what I'm going to do," she muses.