"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke will be hitting the books once again.
Deadline reports that the auteur has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker's 2012 novel "The Age of Miracles."
The story follows 11-year-old Julia and her family as they awake one morning to discover the rotation of the Earth has inexplicably slowed—causing all sorts of bizarre phenomena and, ultimately, leaving the planet's fate uncertain. But who has time to worry about the apocalypse when there are everyday concerns like first loves, failing marriages and kooky grandparents to contend with?
If you struggle envisioning Emma Watson on screen sans Hermione Granger's wand or know-it-all airs, you better prepare yourself. And maybe the best place to start is British GQ's upcoming issue. Emma is shedding her inhibitions to play the pole-dancing pilferer Nicki in Sofia Coppola's upcoming "Bling Ring" (out June 14), and here she is, posing in character for the lad mag's cover.
Inside, the 22-year-old explains what drew her to the saucy role.
"When I read the script and I realised that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it's become to our society, I had to do it," she said. "The character is everything that I felt strongly against—she's superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She's all of these things and I realised that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate? But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be."
Hot on the heels of the just-released trailer for "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" comes a bit of news that will surely leave Magnus Bane lovers in need of a little mouth-to-ear resuscitation, courtesy of a hot medical resident. Confused? Let us explain.
Perhaps you've heard of the upcoming "Bane Chronicles," a short-story cycle centered around the mysterious High Warlock of Brooklyn, penned by "The Mortal Instruments" writer Cassandra Clare in collaboration with author friends Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan. The first installment, "What Really Happened In Peru," debuts in April, and Hollywood Crush has the distinct pleasure of announcing the identity of the corresponding audiobook's narrator. Who is none other than...
What if amongst your inbox onslaught of Living Social Deals and Aunt Bertha's vacation photos, you received a strange email asking you to walk a pet pig named Wilbur? Would you write back? Small-town girl Ellie O'Neill does, striking up a long-distance friendship with a fellow 17-year-old she only later discovers is a movie star. Pretty much the perfect email accident, huh?
It's all the set up for Jennifer E. Smith's latest YA romance "This Is What Happy Looks Like," out today.
We were charmed by the thoroughly modern tale of boy meets girl, and hopped on the phone to talk with Jennifer about researching Hollywood, a potential Wilbur spin-off and which celebrity she'd like to receive an email from.
Break out your black! A new trailer for the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's urban fantasy "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" hit the internet last night, bringing with it a deeper look into the secret world of the Shadowhunters through the eyes of heroine Clary Fray, played by Lily Collins.
And while director Harald Zwart may have set some sort of cinematic record for initial trailer turnaround (the first sneak peek debuted mere days after production wrapped in November), it's clear with all of the effects wizardry on display here, that plenty of concentration and care were put into this latest look.
Let's take a closer look after the jump at all that's new and noteworthy in this second trailer.
The salt water hasn't even evaporated from Selena Gomez's baby blue bikini yet, but the "Spring Breakers" star is already hopping out of the ocean and into her next project "Rudderless."
The film marks William H. Macy's directorial debut, and will star Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup, in addition to Macy and his wife, "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman. According to Deadline, "Rudderless" centers around a father, who following the death of his son, forms a band. The musical drama will begin filming in April in Oklahoma. (Not much seems to be known about Selena's role at this point...)
It ain't easy being a demigod, amirite? Logan Lerman knows all about the trials and tribulations of the half-blooded, as he reprises his role as the titular hero of "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters."
This time, the teen must contend with Chronos, who's so dastardly that his three sons destroyed him...only for him to rise again and exact revenge. (Oopsies!) The only thing that can save Camp Half-Blood (and, really, the world as we know it), is the legendary Golden Fleece, which must be retrieved from the Sea of Monsters. And though Clarisse (a.k.a. "The Hunger Games" actress Leven Rambin) is tasked with the quest, Percy refuses to be left behind, wrangling Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and Tyson (Douglas Smith) into the mission.
You can catch a first look at all the action in the EXCLUSIVE trailer above. And if the clip leaves you ready for even more Percy, be sure to catch Friday's Rated MTV, featuring Logan Lerman!
Warning: Spoilers ahead if you have yet to see "The Host"!
If you were among the movie-goers who invaded theaters this weekend for the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi romance "The Host" (and managed to avoid the bean-spilling until then), you were treated to an excellent cameo in the film's closing moments—namely, the secret identity of the actress picked to play Pet (full name: Petals Open to the Moon), the host whom Wanda is implanted in after she's removed from Melanie.
Now, to be honest, I'd kind of forgotten about this character. When production began last year, I did wonder to myself who would play Wanda's more permanent form, but the thought quickly escaped the steel trap that is my mind, never to be spotted again...until I attended a screening last week. And I was tickled! So tickled, in fact, I wanted to spend a few minutes after the jump discussing this casting with you. Venture on...at your own risk.
If after seeing this weekend's alien-invasion romance, "The Host," you find yourself nursing a serious crush on actor Jake Abel (who plays muscleman-with-a-heart Ian), well, you're out of luck. The 25-year-old is engaged!
People confirms that Jake proposed to his sweetheart, writer Allie Woods, on New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Is Mr. Abel a closet Garry Marshall fan, or what?)
But, seriously, congratulations are in order for Jake and Allie. Not only for their engagement, but for keeping the news secret for so long!
Zac Attack! If you haven't been getting your recommended daily allowance of Efron lately, you'll definitely want to tune in to the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, because the 25-year-old will be on hand to help dole out those Golden Popcorns!
Zac Efron is among the famous faces announced today as presenters at the big show. And it's quite the list, indeed! Check it: We've also got Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Amanda Seyfried and Kerry Washington coming to our house. (Remind us to straighten up!)