If you liked seeing Kristen Stewart suit up in medieval armor and speak with an English accent in last year's gothic-awesome fairytale reboot of "Snow White and the Hunstman," then you're gonna like the heck out of this: Universal has officially confirmed that the actress will star in the film's sequel, which is very definitely in development for the coming year. Just Jared has the direct scoop from studio chairman Adam Fogelson, who announced the news yesterday at CinemaCon.
The announcement comes on the heels of much speculation about Kristen having been dropped from the sequel last year—a rumor that persisted despite repeated reminders from basically everybody involved that it was all a bunch of horse biscuits. (Director Rupert Sanders, on the other hand, will not be returning.)
Consider the spark of rebellion lit.
The teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"—introduced by star Liam Hemsworth—blazed onto the scene Sunday night during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
The nearly two-and-a-half minute clip opens with a familiar scene—the sneak peek of Katniss and Peeta taking to the Justice Building stage during their Victory Tour stop in District 11, where a deadly riot ensues. From there, director Francis Lawrence takes us behind-the-scenes of the Capitol, as President Snow and new Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (R.I.P. Seneca Crane's beard) are conspiring.
You may want to avert your eyes, Hermione: Your alter ego is being a very bad girl.
Emma Watson and her "Bling Ring" co-stars Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga and Claire Julien stopped by MTV last night for the final installment of our Sneak Peek Week, leading up to Sunday's Movie Awards, and instead of pilfering our pockets they actually gifted us with something invaluable: an EXCLUSIVE clip from their upcoming film!
In this sneak peek from the June 14 release, we see the young bandits making themselves comfortable in an unsuspecting celebrity's walk-in closet, swooning over her sparkly frocks and trying on her extravagant furs. But the real jaw-dropper happens in the clip's closing moments as Emma's Nicki takes a pass at stripper pole. It's magical, indeed.
If our 10-second tease of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" trailer—which is set to debut at this weekend's MTV Movie Awards—wasn't enough for you, why not take a bite out of this: an EXCLUSIVE GIF of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) being ushered to the stage by mentor Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks)!
Sure, sure, this moment was featured in the earlier promo…but not from this angle. Here, you can see exactly what fashionable frocks our District 12 victors are wearing during the latest leg of their Panem-wide PR bonanza. (Loving the sleeveless tunic, JLaw...)
With the 2013 MTV Movie Awards bumped up two months, the ceremony now nearly coincides with the birth date of one of our very favorite actresses: Kristen Stewart. Today is the starlet's 23rd birthday, and who better to lead-off our gallery of the greatest Movie Award GIFs than the woman of the hour, who's provided plenty of memorable moments throughout the years.
Who could forget the 2009 ceremony, when KStew accepted her Golden Popcorn with a side of Butterfingers? The Best Female Performance statuette went flying from her hands, and ultimately had to be replaced.
Damsels in distress...ugh. We here at Hollywood Crush prefer our protagonists to be butt-kickers of the highest order—or, at the very least, BAMFs in training. And, happily, so too does actress Lily Collins, who plays teen Clary Fray in the upcoming "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."
When we caught up with the starlet recently at WonderCon, she revealed how she made the character her own—and a fighter, to boot.
"I actually saw a lot of similarities between Clary and I," Lily said. "She's a go-getter. She's feisty. She fights for what she believes in, and I really associate a lot of her qualities with mine, but I also wanted to bring this realness to her, like she was just the girl next door, because I didn't want her to be this caricature of a fan-favorite heroine in a book. I wanted her to be someone you could be friends with next door."
Not an easy task, considering Clary is actually a descendant of a long line of demon-destroying Nephilim known as Shadowhunters. (I don't know about you, but the only super-human ability my childhood neighbor had was flying across the Slip 'n Slide really fast.) So how did Lily accomplish this feat?
It's easy to forget—what with those otherworldly silver irises staring back at you—that at its heart, Stephenie Meyer's alien-invasion epic, "The Host," is a love story. In fact, it even does the author's previous saga ("Twilight," duh) one better, boasting a love square (that's four sides, guys!) at its juicy center.
As we anticipate the film's Friday release, Hollywood Crush got its hands on an EXCLUSIVE trailer to evoke all the feels you will feel while watching the romantic thriller this weekend.
But wait! There's more! If you click past the jump, you'll be treated to a collection of brand-new images that are likely to cause uncontrollable sweating and swooning: Max Irons looking dreamy. Jake Abel looking dreamy. Max Irons looking dreamy again. What more do we need to say?
Things have been quiet on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" front. We know something is happening with that movie, but we have no idea what. But now comes word that "Arrow" star and all-around-dream-man Stephen Amell (and his perfect abs and baby blues) could tackle the role of Christian Grey. Our pulses are racing!
"I get questions about Christian Grey all the time," Stephen shared on Facebook. "That project is a long way off. I know this, because I had a meeting about it. Long way off. I mean, not that long, but not close. I wouldn't call it long, but I wouldn't call it close."
In the wide world of book-to-movie adaptations, nothing gives us literary snobs the warm fuzzies quite like a star who really gets it—"it", of course, being the heart and soul of the story behind the film. And nobody fits that particular bill quite like Lily Collins, who's starring in the upcoming "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." Just watch her enthusing about the source material in this interview from the set!
"I love the stories," Lily gushed. "I love Clary because she's this heroine who's this normal girl, who finds out she has these powers."
And when it comes to seeing the world of "City of Bones" on-screen, Lily said that you can count on much, much more than just a pretty shell of a setting full of stunning special effects: "The emotion is there. It's not just a CGI world. It's not just a translation of a book. It's more emotionally, character-based than just aesthetically beautiful."