Carrie Fisher says that the original Star Wars cast looked "a little melted" when they met ahead of shooting on Episode VII.
The 57-year-old actress reprises her role as Princess Leia in the blockbuster sequel alongside alongside Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker who are also returning to the franchise. She admits it was reassuring to see that everyone's appearance had changed 37 years on from the original. When talking to an audience at the Hay Festival in Wales, she said, "We all look a little melted. It's good to see other melted people. And it is good to have us all in a room because it's unique. I mean, I don't suppose they have reunions for the Gone With The Wind gang."
Sylvester Stallone can't spend too much time with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis because of they all have big egos.
The actor says when he and his fellow action movie veterans meet up, they quickly realize their hectic schedules aren't the sole reason why their reunions are so rare:
"People think Arnie and Bruce and me hang out all the time but because of our work projects we may not talk for a year. Then, all of a sudden, we get together and realize there is a reason we don't get together; too many egos in the room! So we say, 'See you in a year, have to go regroup.'"
Although the blockbuster trio might not train together as much as people may expect, Sylvester admitted he has had to teach himself how to "work out economically" to get in the best shape for his film roles. "Over the past 30 years I've learned how to work out economically. I would use the home gym and I would focus on what I call the movie body parts; instead of doing the whole body I would focus on what the cameras needed. No one cares what your ankles look like, right?" he admitted.
The Monty Python comedy team are getting back together.
The surviving members of the legendary British collective of comedians are set to announce their return 30 years after their final film, The Meaning of Life, was released. John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71, Eric Idle, 70, and Michael Palin, 70, are expected to make a high-profile official announcement about their comeback next week, despite John previously saying it would be "absolutely impossible."
-Oscar winners Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep may team up for August: Osage County, a big screen version of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Playwright Tracy Letts would adapt his own story for the Weinsten production.
-Meanwhile, a Broadway version of Newsies, a 1992 Disney musical starring Christian Bale, is being written by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast), Harvey Fierstein and Jack Feldman.
-Speaking of musicals, the cast of The Sound of Music will reunite later this month for the first time in 45 years. Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews and the kids will all appear October 29 on Oprah.
-Brenda Chapman has just been named the first female director in Pixar history. Brave, a movie she will also write, will be released in June 2012. Reese Witherspoon, Emma Thompson, and Julie Walters will all voice characters in the project.
Universal Pictures recently purchased a $1 million action comedy script (working title: Most Wanted) which will star The Proposal‘s leading couple Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
In the flick, Bullock will play a criminal who is being held in custody by U.S. Marshall Reynolds.
Sounds kinda cheesy, but with two great actors in the lead roles the flick just might work.
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
Michael Cera can’t wait to work with his Arrested Development “family” again.
The actor, who was unhappy when the sitcom was canceled in 2006, is looking forward to reteaming with Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, and David Cross for a movie version next year.
“I’m really excited to get to be around everyone again. It was so weird when the show was cancelled. You’re doing a TV show, and it feels like family, and then you’re not doing it anymore,” he said. “It was a really strange thing to leave. I’m excited to be around them all again. I think sometime next year, hopefully, we’ll be shooting. I think that’s realistic.”
Jason recently admitted he was concerned about fan interest in a big screen production. “Perhaps that ship has sailed,” Bateman stated.
Adam Sandler’s latest film, Grown Ups, marks yet another reunion (nearly paralleling the story itself) with SNL veterans David Spade, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, and Rob Schneider. Oh, and for some reason, Salma Hayek signed up for this gig, too.
In the movie, Sandler meets up with his high school friends (Spade, Rock, Schneider, and Kevin James) during a July 4th weekend, where they discover some interesting things about their families (Schneider is married to an extreme cougar, James’s four year-old kid is still breast-fed). The comedy opens in theaters on July 25, 2010.
Read More | Hulu
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Paramount, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Classics, Drama, Foreign, Independent, Music, Remakes, Science Fiction, Thrillers, Casting, Celeb News, Rumors, Upcoming Releases, Videos
Predator: Who better to play the new Arnold Schwarzenegger…than Adrien Brody? The Oscar winner (The Pianist) was recently announced as the star of Predators, a reboot of the 1987 sci-fi thriller. The movie, which is being produced and co-written by Robert Rodriguez, will have Brody leading the group being hunted down by alien trackers. Others cast in the Nimrod Antal film include Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walt Goggins and Danny Trejo. The production will debut on July 9, 2010.
Vanilla Sky co-stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are planning to reunite for the first time since their 2001 venture.
The two are in final talks to star in an action comedy for 20th Century Fox. The film tells the story of a secret agent (Cruise) and the single woman whose life he keeps disappearing from.
Walk the Line‘s James Mangold is in line to direct the movie. The currently untitled film may find a place in theaters sometime next summer.
Read More | Variety
Eleven years after starring in the #1 movie of all time (I’m still crossing my fingers for The Dark Knight), Titanic‘s Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are reuniting for a new movie together.
In Revolutionary Road, the former star-crossed lovers play a seemingly happy couple struggling to conform in the 1950’s.
And while it’s not surprising to hear that the chemistry between Winslet and DiCaprio remains strong, it’s interesting to hear that the intimacy was quite awkward the second time around. For those who don’t know, the Richard Yates adaptation was directed by Sam Mendes, Kate Winslet’s husband.
© Gear Live Media, LLC. 2007 – User-posted content, unless source is quoted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License. Gear Live graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, videos, articles, blogs, forums, scripts and other service names are the trademarks of Gear Live Inc.