Whoa, whoa, whooooa. Did we just spot Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan as a pair of gun-toting, patty-cake-playing, best-friends-forever assassins? Because that is awesome. (And yes, yes we did.)
The trailer for "Violet & Daisy," which made its premiere two years ago at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, is now on the internet as the film finally eyes a widespread June release—and this one looks beyond buzzworthy, with smart writing and imaginative visual flair and a great girly bond at the heart of it.
"Rosaline," the film based on Rebecca Serle's omg-what-if?! retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" from the point of view of Romeo's jilted ladyfriend, has been in the development stage for, like, ever—and consequently surrounded by all kinds of rumors and speculation! (For instance: At one point, it was going around that Lily Collins would be starring as Rosaline; at another, unsourced reports suggested that the part of Romeo would be played by a badger wearing a codpiece and wig. Hollywood!)
But now, we have an officially sourced report from Deadline that the film has found its leading lady in none other than Allison Williams. FOR REAL.
Cinderella's glass slippers may not have been to Emma Watson's liking, but they'll do just fine for Lily James.
The "Downton Abbey" actress has been cast as the fairy tale princess in Disney's live-action film, the studio announced today. Lily will star opposite Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother in Kenneth Branagh's production.
In addition to her turn as Lady Rose MacClare on the British drama, Lily's appeared in the film "Wrath of the Titans" and on the TV series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl."
Here is the most whimsical little snippet of a stylish thing you'll see all day: Chanel has released the teeniest, tiniest preview of the upcoming short film "Once Upon a Time...", which stars Keira Knightley as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in 1913 France. The short, directed by Karl Lagerfeld in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first-ever Chanel store, depicts Coco's early beginnings as proprietress of a sweet boutique in the lovely seaside town of Deaufort. And even with just this little sneak peek to go on, it is really stinkin' cute.
In these few moments from the short, Coco (Keira) and a friend (Clotilde Hesme) bid a black-and-white hello to some friends in a classic car, while the fashion-minded denizens of Deauville wander up and down the most charming street ever to exist on film. Also, there's an incredible hat! Where is this all going?! We don't know, but it won't be long before the mysteries of this stylish mini-movie are solved, since "Once Upon a Time..." debuts in its entirety May 8 on chanel-news.com.
If the first two "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" trailers left you with a Valentine-shaped hole in your heart, then this brand-new international trailer should—at least partially—smooth things over.
The clip is largely a retread of previously seen footage: Clary (played by Lily Collins) witnessing Jace (played by Jamie Campbell Bower) slaying a demon in Pandemonium, Clary learning her true identity as a Shadowhunter, Alec (played by Kevin Zegers) confronting Jace. But in between, the film's big bad (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) finally gets a proper look.
"The world is ours to take," he tells Clary. "Let me show you who you really are, who you were destined to be."
"You don't know the first thing about me," she retorts. (Good girl!)
After getting a teensy-weensy taste of it in "Paris, je t'aime," Olga Kurylenko must have decided she rather enjoyed draining human beings of their delicious innards like so many Capri Sun pouches—because today, she's officially on board to play yet another bloodsucking beauty in the "Vampire Academy" movie!
Deadline has the report that Olga has scored the role of Ellen Kirova, the lovely mistress of the titular school for various vampires, in the film based on Richelle Mead's bestselling series.
"Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" is the first of what producers hope will be a multi-film franchise based on Richelle's books, which follow 17 year-old Dhampir Rose Hathaway as she matriculates at St. Vladimir's school and trains to be a guardian for her Moroi best friend, Lissa. (There's also a forbidden romance, of course, because of reasons.)
...And we're not talking about a facial mask. The actress took to Twitter today to enthuse about the just-released film starring Matthew McConaughey.
Matthew stars as a fugitive on the run, who's trying to reunite with his lady love (Reese Witherspoon) and is aided by two teen boys in the process.
We've spied Magnus Bane in his supernatural skivvies and listened as Lily Collins waxed poetic about her passion project, so it seems time we shine the spotlight on a character who's a bit more mundane—in abilities, not personality, that is.
That's right; we're taking up with Clary's best friend Simon (otherwise known as actor Robert Sheehan) in our latest set visit from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."
And for fans of Cassandra Clare's best-selling fantasy series, Simon is much more than the boy next door; he's also the boy totally in love with our red-headed heroine. It's an unrequited love Robert touched on during Josh Horowitz's visit to the Toronto set last year.
With the theatrical release of "The Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," still a blistering seven months away, fans are no doubt desperately searching for ways to stoke their Panem love flames until November. So here's a bit of kindling for you: The song "Beyond Fire," featured in the "Catching Fire" trailer that debuted during the MTV Movie Awards, has been released as a single, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The moody, epic track is the work of T.T.L., a pairing of artist Tying Tiffany and producer Lorenzo Montana, and is available to download on iTunes and stream on Spotify. The duo is no stranger to the dystopian drama—they previously wrote "Deep Shadow," which was featured in the first "Hunger Games" trailer.
Katniss, Tris and Clary: There is another poised to join your ranks.
"Graceling," Kristin Cashore's debut novel and the first in her fantasy trilogy, has been optioned by Reliance Entertainment with screenwriter Piers Ashworth attached to pen the script, Variety reports.
The novel centers around teen Katsa, one of a select few Graced with a special skill. But unlike those with superior abilities in, say, dancing or storytelling, Katsa is a born killer, and it's a talent put to nefarious use by her uncle, who just so happens to be king. But Katsa's life is forever changed when she meets a fellow Graceling named Po.