As any fan of a beloved book that's being made into a movie can tell you: expectations are high. Remember how you felt before "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" hit the big screen?! But imagine the anxiety you'd feel if it was a book you wrote getting the Tinseltown treatment?
That's exactly what happened to author Emily Giffin, who penned the 2005 best-seller "Something Borrowed." With an all-star cast (Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield) and a top-notch producer (Hilary Swank), the rom-com adaptation hits theaters today!
Hollywood Crush caught up with Emily to discuss what it felt like to see the characters she'd created come to life on the big screen, why fans won't be disappointed with the flick and how guys will love it too (and it's not just because of Kate and Ginnifer!).
It's not often we get to say this and mean it...but, we're just like Kate Hudson! No, we haven't suddenly become movie stars, and we aren't going to marry Muse lead singer Matthew Bellamy, but, just like her, we are definitely fans of best-selling author Emily Giffin.
We recently caught up with the "Something Borrowed" (which is getting the big screen treatment courtesy of Kate, Colin Egglesfield, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski) and "Something Blue" scribe who shared with us that the Oscar-nominated actress wants more books from her. But, in particular, Kate wants novels that have to do with the exploits of her character Darcy and cohorts Dex, Rachel and Ethan.
Emily divulged to us that during a recent chat with Kate at a "SoBo" press junket, the actress asked, "Are you gonna write a third book?! Would you ever consider writing a third book?" Can't you just picture it now Crushers, "Something Old" and "Something New"?!
There's more than meets the eye when it comes to actor Colin Egglesfield (although we certainly like what we see on the surface). Turns out, not only is he a hottie of unfathomable proportions, but he's also a star who can turn out layered performances, like he does in the new flick "Something Borrowed," while also being a nice, genuine guy off-screen.
Few people understand the complexity of Colin better than author Emily Giffin, who penned the best-selling 2005 novel on which his upcoming movie is based. When we caught up with Emily recently, she explained to Hollywood Crush why Colin was the best possible man for the job and confirmed that he's just as sweet and crush-worthy as Dex, the dreamy, yet conflicted character he plays in the big screen adaptation.
While Colin certainly fits the physical description of the character (read: oh-so fine), the actor, much like Dex, has a lot more going on. Emily told us, "[There's] a lot of talk about casting with the others [in the movie], and I think he gets lost in the mix because he's so good looking you don't really get past that analysis of, 'He's good looking, Dex is good looking, great casting!'" Of course, that simply isn't the case.
Hollywood Crush loves a good book—and so do moviemakers, seeing as more than a few of our favorite reads are headed for the silver screen. With so many adaptations in the works, keeping the ol' reading list current is harder than ever, which is where CrushNotes comes in! We give you the low-down on books before they hit the big screen.
Who needs something old and something new, when you've got the film adaptation of "Something Borrowed" hitting theaters in a week?! On May 6, fans of Emily Giffin's 2005 novel about the complexities of love and friendship will finally get to see their favorite characters come to life on the big screen. It's not often you read a book where you're rooting for a girl who has just slept with her best friend's fiance (and trust us when we say you will), but then again, this isn't your run-of-the-mill "chick lit." Here's what you should know about the page-turner before the movie comes to theaters next Friday!
We've already got our date(s) lined up, we've picked out a dress (okay, maybe not a dress), heck, we'd RSVPed yes to the big screen adaptation of "Something Borrowed" long before the trailers even arrived.
But now, much to our delight, Warner Bros. has released a second trailer for "Something Borrowed," and it's even better than the first. Now there's more back story on could-have-been/should-have-been-a-couple-but-are-instead-just-friends Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Dex (Colin Egglesfield, whose name, for some crazy reason doesn't appear in the preview!).
Seeing Kate Hudson in a rom-com may be as expected as doing "The Electric Slide" at a wedding reception, but we're still definitely RSVP'ing to "Something Borrowed." Why? Well, it's adapted from one of the very best chick lit books ever, and it also stars other Hollywood Crush faves like Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield and John Krasinski.
The trailer for "Something Borrowed," due in theaters this summer, finally hit the web last night, and it looks as though Ms. Hudson was right—they're sticking pretty close to Emily Giffin's beloved best-seller.
The clip begins with us meeting Rachel (the always-adorable and oh-so-right-for-this part, Ginnifer) and Dex (Colin), law school classmates who clearly have a connection, until Rachel's self-centered BFF Darcy (Kate) swoops in on him.
Fast forward six years later to Rachel's 30th birthday bash (where the book actually starts) and after some libations she and Dex (who is now engaged to Darcy) wind up kissing in a cab and spending the night together.
Kate Hudson's pregnancy news was the talk of Tinseltown and the Twitterverse today! Various media outlets reported the news about the actress expecting a child with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, but Emily Giffin, the author of "Something Borrowed" (of which Kate is starring in the upcoming big screen adaptation, as well as its follow-up "Something Blue"), beat them to the punch and confirmed it from her Twitter page early in the day. The writer tweeted, "Yep, it's true! Congrats to Kate Hudson! She and Matt Bellamy are expecting a baby ... just in time for Something Blue!"
While fans look forward to Kate's upcoming project (and baby), those waiting for Ashton Kutcher's latest, the rom-com "No Strings Attached" with fellow mom-to-be Natalie Portman (their co-star Mindy Kaling quipped from her Twitter, "It's not gonna get much cuter than tiny Natalie Portman, pregnant") needn't hold out much longer. The film opens in theaters next week, but had its world premiere last night. Ashton (pictured) took to his page to write to some especially devoted followers, "Thank you to all the fans that came to the premiere of #noStrings You made my night!" In fact, the movie got an early glowing review from Ashton's stepdaughter Rumer Willis who wrote, "Went and saw no strings attached last nite...it was so funny I loved it."
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Whenever a book is adapted for TV or film, its most avid fans always wonder: How closely will the script hold up to the book itself? Well, when MTV News caught up with "Something Borrowed" star Kate Hudson at the New York premiere of her flick, "The Killer Inside Me," she said that they are currently working out all those details.
"Oh yeah [we've started discussions about the adaptation]! We're well into that right now," Kate said before noting that "Killer" is also a book adaptation but "very different... very different..." from the "Something Borrowed."
To promote her latest rom-com "The Back-Up Plan," Jennifer Lopez decided to play a little dress up. J. Lo channeled the iconic Marilyn Monroe as a birthday gift to George Lopez. The talk show host couldn't have been happier, posting, "check out @jlo ‘s amazing birthday gift for me. http://su.pr/2s3aJz." While Jennifer was busy promoting, co-star Michaela Watkins worried she may be the one to take the fall if the movie doesn't do well, urging her followers, "What if they dubbed me 'the box office killer' even tho it's my first movie? That would be rude. see #thebackupplan."
While the fate of "The Back-Up Plan" lies in the hands of moviegoers this weekend, one romantic comedy that's already got in a built-in fan base had a big announcement of its own. The upcoming film "Something Borrowed" based on the chick lit book of the same, which already has Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin among others on board, got a brand new addition today. The book's author Emily Giffin tweeted to fans, "STEVE HOWEY as Marcus!! http://bit.ly/c9g7De." Steve (pictured), who also starred with Kate in "Bride Wars," will play Ginnifer's friend and quasi-love interest.
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Let the great Dex debate begin! As we posted last week, "Melrose Place" stud Colin Egglesfield has been cast to play Dex Thaler, the main love interest in the big screen adaptation of the chick lit book "Something Borrowed." Colin, who certainly fits the physical description of the character (read: unbelievably handsome), beat out the likes of "Twilight" actor Peter Facinelli (both pictured), who seemed none-too-happy about the decision. Peter tweeted today, "What?! I didn't get DEX?! R they on crack? lol Its ok. Instead of S'mthing Brrwd I'm doing S'mthing else.A movie I wrote.Thanx 4 the support." Author Emily Giffin later responded, "Sorry to all the PF fans. Guess it wasn't meant to be."
Peter's "New Moon" costar Daniel Cudmore was also a-Twitter today. He campaigned for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Daniel argues that his brief, but brutal (poor Edward!) battle with Robert Pattinson is worthy of some golden popcorn, posting, "I do believe that Rob and I's little tussle deserves a vote for best fight at the MTV awards, don't you think!?" You can still vote for which movies and moments you think should be nominated here!
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