Emily Blunt cast in Sister
Emily Blunt has been cast in Sister. The 30-year-old actress is set star in the psychological thriller, which is based on Rosamund Lupton’s best selling novel of the same name. According to The Wrap.com, the Looper star will play Beatrice in the London-based tale, who investigates the murder of her sister Tess even though the police suspect she died from suicide..
Meanwhile, Blunt – who is expecting her first child with husband John Krasinski – has been busy filming the Edge of Tomorrow and Disney’s Into the Woods, both of which are expected to be released next year.
The brunette beauty stars as Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski alongside Tom Cruise – who plays Lieutenant colonel Bill Cage – in the sci-fi flick, where they fight a hostile alien race known as Mimics.
Blunt will also be seen as the barren Baker’s Wife in Rob Marshall’s cinematic adaptation of Broadway musical Into the Woods. The star-studded cast includes Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and James Corden. The stars were recently spotted filming in England and Blunt had her baby bump covered by her costume.
‘Into The Woods’ Musical Heads For The Big Screen
After its stage premiere in 1987, the hit Broadway musical Into The Woods will finally receive the Hollywood treatment after it has been announced that the James Lapine-written show will be turned into a movie. Also titled Into The Woods, the fantasy film will employ an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Anna Kendrick (50/50) and James Cordon (Gavin & Stacey)
The plot centres upon a witch (Streep) who is on a quest to dispel a curse placed upon her and in so doing regain her beauty. As the witch ventures into the woods, famous fairytales are namechecked and woven together in a musical myriad of mystic tales. The heartfelt and often funny musical will reference Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk and will serve as a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm stories of old.
Casting highlights will include Depp playing the Red Riding Hood-stalking wolf, Emily Blunt as a baker’s wife longing for a child, James Corden as her baker husband, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella and Chris Pine as her prince.
In addition to its glittering cast, the brand new Disney live action film features an award-winning production team behind the scenes who will help make the movie as spectacular and visually rich as possible. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is helming the movie with producer Marc Platt (Wicked) making sure the magical movie hits all the high notes.
The film’s songs will need to be out of the park performances with a stirring soundtrack therefore the talented Stephen Sondheim has been signed up as composer. The stage musical’s songs will be welcomed and taken to a new dimension in the movie, including “Children Will Listen,” “Agony,” “No One Is Alone,” and “On the Steps of the Palace,” according to a press release.
The movie has begun shooting on location in England and is currently slated for a Christmas Day release next year in the USA, with UK release details to follow soon.
Emily Blunt Is Pregnant!
Emily Blunt is pregnant, confirms the actress’ rep speaking to Us Magazine. The announcement makes a few details about Emily’s life of late fall into place: wearing baggy clothes, talking about how much she and her husband John Krasinski want children, and purchasing a bigger pad.
A source speaking to the magazine reveals how the couple had been making preparations in their life to ready themselves for parenthood. “They both want kids, it’s one of the reasons they got a bigger place, in a neighborhood that you can raise a family,” the insider explained. “They both couldn’t be more excited.”
The pair reportedly purchased a $2 million mansion in Ojai that runs entirely on solar power and has its own pool and spa, according to TMZ.
The usually media-shy and private couple have been outspoken in their desire to start a family, with Blunt confessing to Manhattan magazine last year that “we want to have children; I just don’t know when yet. I’m just not sure about the timing of all of that. We’re both from big families, so I think it’s something we want.”
Similarly, Krasinski has spoken of how he was inspired by fellow actor Matt Damon who is adept at balancing his home and working life. Working on the film Promised Land with Damon at home, the former star of The Office observed: “We actually wrote with children climbing all over him, and he was doing bath time and dinner and everything, and we still got it done.”
The pair met not long after British-born Blunt had split up from her long-term boyfriend, Canadian singer Michael Bublé, in 2008. The pair were engaged in 2009 when Krasinski proposed to Blunt with a breath-taking a $100,000 three-carat Edwardian diamond and platinum ring and were married the following year at George Clooney’s tranquil Lake Como property.
Kransinski has spoken of his love for his wife in the past, saying “She’s a wonderful girl. So many people say, “You know when you know,” and it’s true.”
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Academy Award® winner Colin Firth (Best Actor, The King’s Speech, 2010), Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (Looper, The Devil Wears Prada) and Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, HBO’s Hung) star in first-time feature film director Dante Ariola’s romantic road movie. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast and crew.
Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) hates his job. He’s blown his one shot at living his dream, and his relationships are in shambles. Not wanting to face his life, he stages his death and purchases a new identity as Arthur Newman. His hope-filled new existence is soon interrupted by beautiful, reckless and exciting Mike (Emily Blunt). Together they hit the road, not only stealing the identities of those they encounter, but engaging in an elaborate game of role play and crime that leads far from home. Written by Academy Award® nominee Becky Johnston (Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, The Prince of Tides, 1991). Directed by Dante Ariola from a screenplay by Becky Johnston, Arthur Newman was produced by Michael Cappuccino, Becky Johnston, Brian Oliver and Alisa Tager, with Lisa Bruce, Andy Cappuccino, Helen Cappuccino, Eric M. Greenfeld, Natalie G. Hill and James A. Holt serving as executive producers.
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‘Into The Woods’ will film on location in Dover
Walt Disney Pictures’ film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods is gearing up to begin production in the U.K. Rehearsals for the film, which is being directed by Rob Marshall, began about 3 weeks ago at Shepperton Studios.
Now, according to recent casting calls, it looks like the movie will soon be filming on location in the coastal town of Dover, located in Kent, later this month. They are currently looking for people age 16 to 90 with “easy access to Dover or Canterbury”, men who are between 5 ft 6 in and 6 ft 2 in tall, and ladies of dress sizes ranging for six to 14 to appear in a scene in the movie that will take place in Dover on Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26. Though the casting call doesn’t specify exactly where in Dover they will be filming, we suspect they might shoot at Dover Castle.
The fairytale movie stars Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Sophia Grace Brownlee as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.
Movie Previews: “The Edge of Tomorrow”
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake.
No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped – untrained and ill-equipped – into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again… and again.
Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop – dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over. But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth.
As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Bill Paxman, Emily Blunt, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley.
The Edge Of Tomorrow is released 30th May 2014
“Arthur Newman” DVD Review
Arthur Newman has one huge aspect going for it: The casting of Colin Firth and Emily Blunt as leads. Firth plays Wallace Avery, a man so miserable in his own skin, he takes on the titular persona. Meanwhile, Blunt is not too pleased with her life either. The two get together and take a road trip in an effort to escape their miserable worlds.
Arthur Newman lands on DVD and Blu-Ray and its message is clear: Life may always appear better for others, but once you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, it may not necessarily be so rosy.
Firth, Oscar winner for The King’s Speech, is uncanny in his effort to tackle an American accent. And Blunt does a fine job as well. The road trip story breaks the mold of the subgenre with its wide swath of emotions as the audience cannot help but feel for these lost souls.
As we stated in our theatrical Arthur Newman review, this is one rich story that is a must-see — not only for Firth fans, but for all movie aficionados. Previewed in the Arthur Newman trailer, Firth’s character has an estranged wife, a child who has no interest in visiting with him, and worse… a “what if” that was the promise of a budding professional golfing career. The “will they” or “won’t they” romance of the leads is hardly important as the film works best in its ability to make the audience look in the mirror at their own lives. What are our perceived failures, and are they in hindsight… triumphs? We are who we are because of the path taken, not because of the path NOT taken.
There is not much in terms of bonus features on both the Blu-Ray and DVD. In fact, there is only a “making-of” doc, which is quite good and gives the viewer enough behind-the-scenes feel to make the Arthur Newman purchase feel worthy.
Emily Blunt rejected by charity?
Emily Blunt was reportedly rejected by UNICEF after it decided she wasn’t famous enough to become one of their celebrity ambassadors.
The Devil Wears Prada actress was courted by the London office of the United Nations Children’s Fund but they are said to have withdrawn their request to work with her after executives in New York vetoed the appointment.
A source told MailOnline: “UNICEF was keen to court Emily and made contact with her. “She’s a big name in British cinema, glamorous, and very much on the rise after winning some big accolades, so she seemed to be a perfect addition. “It’s a big deal to be asked, and Emily’s people were keen to get her involved. But all of the celebrities in the list have to be signed off in New York and some of the senior management didn’t feel she was enough of a star, so they’ve gone cold on her. “It is very disappointing for Emily and quite embarrassing for her. More than anything, she has supported UNICEF in the past and would have loved to do more to help what she believes is a fantastic charity.”
A spokeswoman for UNICEF confirmed they had been in discussions with Emily but insisted she had not been rejected. She said: “UNICEF would love to work with Emily Blunt and hopes that there will be opportunities in the future.”
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