Uh-oh, you guys. We don't entirely like the noises that Hollywood is making right now—particularly when it comes to the status of the next film in "The Mortal Instruments" franchise, "City of Ashes." Constantin Film announced (via Deadline) that the next chapter in the Shadowhunters' saga has been pushed back until...until...until we don't even know. WHYYYYY?!
A sad-sounding statement from the studio asserts that this is the best thing for the franchise right now, even though the sequel film was previously going full steam ahead, making plans to begin principal photography and lining up new cast members. But having failed to make the big splash they were hoping for with the stateside premiere, the folks in charge are likely waiting to see if international audiences will be enthusiastic enough about the films to bring Clary Fray and company back for another round of big-screen action.
We mostly associate the word "supercut" with a long-ago, deeply regretted bang trim from the hair salon at the mall, but this latest news from Collider might just be exciting enough to strip the word of all its bad juju: In an interview with the publication, director Bill Condon revealed that he's created his very own supercut of the last two films in "The Twilight Saga"! Bill has taken parts one and two of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" and edited them into a single movie, one that tells the final bits of Edward and Bella's story in one, seamless swoop. (He describes it as having rearranged certain bits and pieces to create a continuous narrative, "making it feel more like the original novel.")
The only bad news: This supercut is Mr. Condon's own personal plaything, which means none of us are going to get to see it until or unless he invites us over to his house for a slumber party and movie night. (OMG YOU GUYS. FINGERS CROSSED.) But now that we know it's out there...well, if the fanbase lobbies hard enough, maybe it'll see the light of day! So, tell us: Would you pay to watch it?
We've all known for years that Kate Winslet is not, like, a regular mom; she's a cool mom, okay? Hello, the woman has gotten to make out on-screen with Leonardo DiCaprio. TWICE. We're in awe! But Kate's own kids, apparently, had taken a little longer to get wise about the fact that they've got an awesome mother: According to the actress, it wasn't until she snagged the antagonist's role in next year's blockbuster adaptation of the "Divergent" trilogy that her daughter found her career even remotely impressive.
In an interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz at the Toronto International Film Festival where she was promoting "Labor Day," Kate explained, "My daughter is going to be 13, and my son is almost 10, and they're getting to that age where this is the type of literature they're going to be reading very soon. In fact, my daughter, two days ago, came home from school and went, 'Mom! You're never going to believe it. Rufus came up to me at school and said, 'Is your mom really in 'Divergent'? Is there going to be a premiere? Can you get me a ticket?'"
Will there ever be an announcement related to "The Fault in Our Stars" movie that doesn't immediately precipitate a frantic bout of high-pitched nonstop excited squealing? ...Um, maybe? BUT NOT TODAY. Thus, we are typing the following news whilst also going "EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeEEE!": Thanks to a tweet from John Green, we've caught a glimpse of the pretty lady who (unbeknownst to anyone 'til now) is playing the role of Monica.
The actress in question is Emily Peachey, and the most notable entry on her short resume is probably a nameless bit in the 2011 Taylor Lautner-as-action-star flick "Abduction." So, clearly she's moving up in the world with her role as the devoted girlfriend of Isaac (played by Nat Wolff)!
She's been a witch, a thief and a wallflower's bestest friend, but Emma Watson's next role might be her most interesting yet: According to Deadline, the actress is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of "Your Voice in My Head," in which she'll play a young English writer living in the U.S. and struggling with bipolar disorder.
The movie is based on Emma Forrest's book of the same name, a powerful memoir of the writer's journey through the turmoil of mental illness—and her ultimate recovery, thanks to the support of a gifted and dedicated psychiatrist. The project has been in the works since 2012, with both Emma Watson and Emily Blunt rumored to be its leading lady before Emma sealed the deal this week. (Also rumored: Stanley Tucci in the role of the wonderful shrink.)
The oft-pondered question of who would play curmudgeonly author Peter Van Houten in the big-screen adaptation of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" has finally been answered. Willem Dafoe has landed the role, rounding out the cast of the currently in-production project.
Director Josh Boone took to Twitter today to announce the news himself, writing: "One of my favorite actors, Willem Dafoe, will play Peter Van Houten in #tfiosmovie!"
"The Fault in Our Stars" centers around teen cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley), who meets and falls in love with fellow Cancer Kids Support Group member Augustus Waters (played by Ansel Elgort). Van Houten's novel, "An Imperial Infliction," is referenced early on as Hazel's favorite book, and without giving too much away, the author plays an important role in Hazel and Augustus' love story.
With just 12 weeks until "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" blazes into theaters, Lionsgate has kicked off its "TickTock" countdown, promising new goodies each week until the film's November 22 release date. Today's morsel: the release of Coldplay's soundtrack single, "Atlas."
The track marks the first time the Grammy-winning band has recorded an original song for film. And in signature style, they've delivered a single that is soaring yet melancholy, which pretty perfectly captures heroine Katniss Everdeen's standing by the end of this second installment. (Click to download the track from iTunes.)
FROM MTV NEWS: Between shooting a fragrance campaign for Dior Homme and getting bootylicious at Beyonce concerts, Robert Pattinson has somehow found time to secure yet another film role.
The latest (via The Hollywood Reporter): Robert will play magazine photographer Dennis Stock in the upcoming film "Life." He stars alongside Dane DeHaan as James Dean.
Be sure to get all the details at MTV News!
FROM MTV NEWS: Taylor Lautner couldn't have been more in his element while filming the parkour drama "Tracers." After all, in addition to flexing his acting muscles, the star also got to utilize his athletic abilities in the action-heavy flick.
MTV News recently visited the New York-based set, where Taylor gave us the inside scoop on his difficult moves and the many tattoos he sports in the film.
Click over to MTV News to watch the full "Tracers" set visit!
We've been not-so-patiently waiting to find out who would play Mia's rock-and-roll boyfriend Adam in the big-screen adaptation of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay," and now we finally know who our Shooting Star will be!
Deadline reports that "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor Jamie Blackley has landed the role opposite Chloe Moretz.
"If I Stay" centers around 17-year-old Mia, a talented cellist whose entire family is killed in a horrific car crash. Mia's left comatose, but her soul is very much awake—and struggling with whether she should live or die. Without getting too spoilery, boyfriend Adam plays an important role in Mia's ultimate decision.