Never was a story of more woe told than this of Juliet and her Romeo...and it's about to get told (again) this fall. The latest big-screen take on the Shakespearean tale has been set for a September 6 release date, Variety reports.
The Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth-starring film, directed by Carlo Carlei, will hit theaters just in time for American high school students to kick off their English lit classes in earnest, and will get a limited release through Relativity Media.
No word yet on when the film will be released nationwide, but we are certainly excited to see what “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes has in store for the star-crossed lovers (he penned the script). Fellowes has handled many doomed romances on his British TV series, so we know he’ll once again bring it to this flick.
by Lauren Mandel
Think you've got everything that you need right in front of you? Well, then obviously you haven’t heard that Disney darling Debby Ryan will be making an appearance in the new Muppets movie!
That’s right! The "Jessie" star took to Twitter to announce that she will be filming a cameo for the semi-sequel, "The Muppets...Again!" In addition to Debby and our adorable fuzzy friends, the movie stars the hilarious talents of Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell ("Modern Family").
For months, "Vampire Academy" fans have been watching like hawks as the incoming student roster at St. Vladimir's elite institution for the education of the be-fanged fills out with names. Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovsky are among the young actors tapped to star in "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters," the big-screen adaptation of the beloved books by Richelle Mead, and it is very exciting. But even more exciting? You, too, could find yourself walking the halls of St. Vlad's, making friends with Moroi royalty and draining the life essence of the living on the set of the film! (...Okay, maybe not that last one. But you didn't really want to slurp out the innards of an actual human being like some sort of walking Capri Sun pouch, right? Uh...right?)
Here's the dealio: The studio is running a sweepstakes starting now and through June 26, offering one "Vampire Academy" fan the chance to win an exclusive prize package: a four-day trip to London, including airfare and accommodations, where the winner will spend one day hobnobbing with the cast and crew on set, and the rest of the time being escorted about by a knowledgeable tour guide to see all the city's finest sights. Also, you'll be given a video camera with which to document the experience and make all your friends insanely jealous.
There's no place like...the makeup chair? That is, if you're looking to transform from a comely young woman into a wicked witch green with envy, which is exactly what actress Mila Kunis did for her role in "Oz the Great and Powerful," hitting DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. In celebration of the fantasy film's home release, MTV News is giving you an EXCLUSIVE, behind-the-scenes look at Mila's makeover.
Surprisingly, with all of the new-fangled cosmetic technologies at their disposal, the team (led by Academy Award nominee Howard Berger), relied on retro materials—foam!—to create the Wicked Witch of the West's creepy countenance.
FROM MTV NEWS: Henry Cavill isn't the only looker stepping into the iconic role of Superman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" (out Friday). Meet 14-year-old cutie-pie Dylan Sprayberry, who plays the teenage version of Clark Kent. (You may recognize the actor from another younger-version turn: He portrayed a kiddie Cooper Anderson on an episode of "Glee.")
With all of the secrecy surrounding the superhero flick, it should come as little surprise that the audition process included a smidge of subterfuge.
"I probably went in about four or five times for the audition and they were keeping everything really under wraps," Dylan recalled. "They didn't want anyone to know what it was for, they wouldn't tell me anything. I did a monologue from 'Stand By Me' ... [When] I got the third callback and I found out that it was going to be for Superman, and then they started pairing me up with younger versions, and that's when I met Zack and Deborah Snyder. I auditioned for the bully actually as well, but I didn't really fit that one as much. But I kept going back in a few times just to match up and make sure that I look like Henry."
Read the full interview with Dylan at MTV News!
This one goes out to all you Lermaniacs.
In anticipation of the upcoming release of the long-awaited "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," Hollywood Crush has gotten its sticky little fingers on a super-fresh profile banner featuring the titular half-blood—and let's just say the son of Poseidon is totally living up to the Greek-god hype.
Logan Lerman reprises his role as Percy Jackson in the sequel, in which he and friends Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and Tyson (Douglas Smith) go on an epic adventure to retrieve the Golden Fleece—the only thing that can rescue Camp Half-Blood from peril.
This Friday brings "The Bling Ring" to theaters, starring Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga (among others) as illustrious young burglars in the Hollywood Hills. And with just a few days to go before the big release, a host of new images from the film are out and about on the internet today! Don't worry, no big reveals here; most of the stills just feature the cast members looking various degrees of teen-angsty. (Although there are a couple shots of them getting mobbed by press outside the courtroom, since, y'know, the whole reason we know this story to begin with is that they all got caught.)
For the uninitiated, "The Bling Ring" is based on the bizarre true story of the teenage bandits who robbed a slew of celebrity homes back in 2008; the group made off with millions of dollars worth of goodies, mostly in the form of clothes that were coveted by the lady ringleaders. And true to life, they're all wearing some pretty fabulous (and no doubt stolen) outfits in these shots. We particularly dig Emma in what looks like a seriously luxurious mint-green mink.
Theo James' passing resemblance to a certain multi-hyphenate entertainer has been evident to me ever since he landed the lead role in CBS' now-defunct drama "Golden Boy." But, the two actors' likeness is absolutely uncanny in the first image (via Entertainment Weekly) of Theo's alter ego, Four, from the upcoming adaptation "Divergent."
"Divergent" takes place in a near-future Chicago, in which society has been divided into four factions, each based around a core value. There's Abnegation (selflessness), Erudite (intelligence), Dauntless (bravery), Amity (peacefulness) and Candor (honesty). Each teen undergoes testing to determine which faction they align with, but when Beatrice Prior's (played by Shailene Woodley) results come back inconclusive, she must decide whether to stay within the comfort and safety of her parents' home or join up with a whole new faction.
The doctor is in! This won't hurt a bit. Promise. We just need some information for your chart. Specifically, have you been displaying any of the early symptoms of mild dystopian fatigue—including but not limited to intense Peeta Cookie cravings and the urge to leap from a speeding train? Yes? Well, unfortunately, we have no cure at the moment. In fact, your symptoms may get worse before they get better as yet another just-published young-adult novel centered around a war-torn society has been optioned for a big-screen bow.
Deadline reports that Paramount has bought the screen rights to Joelle Charbonneau's "The Test," published this week by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. The story picks up during the aftermath of the Seven Stages War, which has left the Earth a pretty big mess. Civilization's only hope is to train its teens to lead the rebuilding process; candidates are selected through the rigorous Testing. Readers follow 16-year-old Cia Vale as she seeks to prove her mettle, but on the eve of her departure, her father warns that all is not as it seems. Intrigue! Adding to the drama is dreamy childhood friend Tomas, who offers to be her ally. But is he to be trusted? Is anyone?
It took a few decades to get us here, but the big day has finally arrived: "Tiger Eyes," the only movie ever to be made based on a book by YA literary grande dame Judy Blume, is hitting theaters on Friday! The movie stars Willa Holland as Davey, a teenage girl who finds herself uprooted and adrift in an unfamiliar place after her father's tragic death—and who ultimately finds her place in the world through her own inner strength and moving interactions with a memorable cast of friends and family.
The story is classic Judy Blume: quiet, contemplative, and intensely character-focused, and we're so psyched to see one of her books finally make it to the big screen. In fact, we never want it to stop! We need more Judy Blume book-movies! Beginning with this wishlist of three totally screen-ready stories that someone should really make right now. (Pretty please, Hollywood?)