Sexy Shadowhunters (and marvelous mundanes, too) were out, about and dressed to the nines at last night's big L.A. premiere of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"—and we've got the pics to prove it. Just fix your peepers on these photos of the cast on the arrivals carpet, and try not to faint over how good they all look.
These premieres are usually a style showcase for the ladies in attendance, but this time around, it was the men of "The Mortal Instruments" who turned up looking eye-catchingly fashionable. Case in point: Jamie Campbell Bower, who sported a cobalt three-piece suit and looked beeeeauuuutiful in blue. Also earning kudos for stylish menswear: Kevin Zegers, who upped the ante on a slim black suit with some white piping on his jacket lapels; Godfrey Gao, who donned a sleek black tux that would've no doubt earned the approval of Magnus Bane himself; and Robert Sheehan, who was unignorable in what looked like the world's most formal paisley pajamas.
By now you've probably heard the news that Brit band Coldplay will contribute a new song, "Atlas," to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack, which will be available for digital download on August 26. This marks the first time the rockers have recorded an original song for a film (though you've probably heard their music in many others, including "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Garden State").
The announcement got us thinking about which other artists we'd like to see on the upcoming album. My first inclination was towards MS MR, whose epic "Bones" was memorably featured in the season three trailer for "Game of Thrones." The rest of the duo's debut album, Secondhand Rapture, is equally grand, suitable for the gravitas of "Catching Fire."
You're going to have to wait for March 21, 2014, to see "Divergent" on the big screen, but if you caught the trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, you've already seen more than Tony Goldwyn—who was actually in the movie—has.
"Divergent" follows teenager Tris Prior in dystopian Chicago as she discovers that she's a dangerous mix of several of her society's personality-based factions and subsequently sparks a revolution.
When Hollywood Crush caught up with Tony earlier this week, he revealed that Tris' big leap into the Dauntless headquarters is one of the scenes he's most excited about seeing in finished form. That, of course, was one of the trailer's highlights (yeah, just gonna rub it in that we've seen it already). But Tony, who plays Andrew Prior, the father of our heroine, is also looking forward to seeing a couple of scenes he was actually in.
Prepare your seraph blade, Shadowhunters—the demons are coming!
An extended clip from the upcoming "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has debuted on Yahoo! Movies, showing just what kind of ooey-gooey creatures Clary Fray and co. will have to face in the August 21 release.
Snippets of the scene have already found their way into previous trailers: Clary confronts Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) about his otherworldly abilities, while mom Jocelyn (Lena Headey) faces home invaders who are after a whole lot more than her big-screen TV or gold jewelry. It's then that Jocelyn calls Clary, warning her not to come home. Of course, she doesn't heed her mom's advice, and comes face to face with a dangerous demon.
"Kick-Ass 2" actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been something of a magnet for casting rumors of late. In addition to speculation surrounding his maybe/perhaps/potential casting as Quicksilver in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," he's also been submitting to speculation that he could play damaged billionaire Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to be directed by wife Sam Taylor-Johnson. But matrimony does not a movie role make—though Aaron did confirm that he's really happy for his lady love.
"I think Sam is an incredible director, and I'd love to work with her again," Aaron enthused of the director, whom he met on the set of "Nowhere Boy." "But the film is all about casting and I'm anything but Christian Grey. I'm super-excited and thrilled for her. I think even the prospect of her doing it is really great for [the studio]. She adds an element of class to it."
Ugh, that awkward moment where a brilliant actress is circling one of the movies you're most looking forward to, based on a favorite YA novel—and you're all, "Yaaaaay! She's going to be amazing!" but then you're like, "Except noooooo, because we'll have to watch her die!" That's where we're at this morning with the news that Mireille Enos is eyeing the part of Kat in "If I Stay," the movie based on Gayle Forman's heartbreaking novel of the same name.
Deadline has the dish that the actress, best known for her work on "The Killing," is in talks to play the rockstar mom to main character Mia.
It's not a spoiler to reveal that Kat—along with her husband, Mia's dad—bites the big one pretty much right away; the movie is all about Mia's struggle to make a terrible choice in the wake of the car accident that kills her whole family. If cast, we'll be seeing Mireille mostly in flashbacks as the comatose Mia struggles with the decision to either return to the earthly world and confront her heartbreaking loss, or shuffle off this mortal coil and move on to...well, whatever comes next.
Do not adjust your computer monitors: That is indeed "The Mortal Instruments" author Cassandra Clare flaunting cat ears. And, no, that is not her usual authorial garb. Like many writers before her (think: Stephenie Meyer of "Twilight" fame), Cassandra is making a cameo in the big-screen iteration of her best-seller.
When we chatted with the author in between takes on the Toronto set, she admitted that even though she grew up in the film industry, the whole experience was still hard to wrap her head around.
"'Surreal' is the word," she said. "My husband says it's like being at Disneyland where all of the rides are based on my book. It has gone through a long process."
But there was one vivid moment Cassandra recalled where it all started feeling very real.
"Vampire Academy" fans may need to take a seat. Star Sarah Hyland (who plays Natalie Dashkov) took to Twitter today, dropping some bloody fantastic news about the upcoming film adaptation of Richelle Mead's young-adult novel.
Excuse us while we spend the rest of the afternoon fantasizing about what the lust charm scene will look like on the big screen...
If you have yet to read Rick Yancey's engrossing alien-invasion YA "The 5th Wave," you better get on it quick because the apocalypse waits for no one. Further evidence: The novel's big-screen adaptation has landed itself a talented scriptrix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Susannah Grant, who recieved an Oscar nomination for the "Erin Brokovich" screenplay, will adapt the novel, which is being produced by Tobey Maguire's production company.
For the uninitiated, "The 5th Wave" is the first in a proposed trilogy and follows 16-year-old Cassie, one of the remaining survivors following an extra-terrestrial attack. All alone, she roams the remains of the Midwest in search of her brother, whom she hopes against hope is still alive after being carted away to supposed safety by a group of soldiers.
After waiting years—years! aaaaagh!—for things to move forward on the movie version of Ally Carter's "Heist Society" novels, we've now moved on to the "When it rains, it pours" portion of the YA adaptation news cycle: The Hollywood Reporter has some surprise, exciting dish on the Hollywood fate of Ally's other multi-book project, "Gallagher Girls"!
The newly formed Tonik Productions has snagged rights to the literary series in the hopes that it'll be a new multi-film franchise, featuring a web of sexy schoolgirl espionage so sleek and contemporary, it'll make James Bond look like a crotchety old dinosaur in a crusty tuxedo.
The "Gallagher Girls" story kicks off at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, where sophomore Cameron Ann Morgan is entering her fourth year of education. But this ain't no charm school, y'all: the Gallagher Academy is an elite institution for the training of young lady spies, with a direct line from its hallowed halls to the CIA's recruiting office. And while there's plenty of boarding-school drama and romantic subplots to contend with, the "Gallagher Girls" series is also all about hardcore lady empowerment, which the head honchos at Tonik say drew them to the series as a hot prospect for Hollywood.