Peters has already signed on to play Sally Durant Plummer in the Kennedy Center production of the show at the Eisenhower Theater next summer (11)
And Paige, the original Eva Peron in Evita and the original Grizabella in Cats, will join her in the revival of the Stephen Sondheim production, about a reunion of performers who appeared together in a fictional version of Ziegfield's Follies.
Also joining the cast are Linda Lavin, Jan Maxwell, Terri White, Terrence Currier, Rosalind Elias, Florence Lacey, Regine, David Sabin and Susan Watson, reports Variety.
Follies is set to run 7 May through 19 June (11).
Is it too mean to hope that the role of The Crow is cursed and something bad happens to Mark Wahlberg? Yeah, I think so. After all, I don’t really have anything against Mark Wahlberg. He seems like a cool guy, a chill dude. Sure, he is the reason for Entourage, but he seems fairly decent enough. Besides, I’m still pretty certain he could beat me up and fold me in a mail slot if he got angry enough so we’ll refrain from the obvious jokes about remaking The Crow.
Anyway, it’s been 16 years since the original, which apparently is enough time for people to forget about it. The original starred Brandon Lee who tragically died on set. The film follows a guy who is resurrected by a crow after he and his girlfriend are murdered. He then sets out to avenge their deaths.
Directing the remake will be Stephen Norrington who has handled such gems as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. That movie was an absolute delight and deserved every one of its many, many accolades. It should also get special mention for putting Sean Connery into retirement. It also caused Emma Watson to start dating me even though we weren’t even teenagers at the time. But in non-sarcastic updates, Nick Cave, who is handling the script, is wicked and should write something totally awesome. For examples of his insanity please watch this when you’re not at work. Or around children. Or with people that you want to impress.
World War I drama War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - both directed by Spielberg - will hit movie theatres in the U.S. on 28 December, 2011 and battle it out for big buck at the box office over the holiday season.
War Horse, starring David Thewlis and Emily Watson, was scheduled for release next summer (Aug11) but studio bosses at Dreamworks have pushed it back after screening footage in London last week (ends08Oct10).
Dreamworks CEO Stacey Snider tells Daily Variety, "The reaction to the footage - which (Spielberg) never usually shows - was that it feels like a big, holiday movie."
And she insists the director isn't worried about competing with his own movie, adding, "He (Spielberg) feels great about it."
Pattinson saw off competition from Gerard Butler and Potter regulars Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe to land at the top of Glamour's guys list, while Watson eclipsed Victoria Beckham and Kiera Knightley to be crowned the most fashionable female.
Orlando Bloom, David Beckham, funnyman Russell Brand, Jude Law, Daniel Craig and Ewan McGregor also made the cut, as did Carey Mulligan and Sienna Miller.
With a little less than two months to go until the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Warner Bros. today released a new trailer for the first of the two-part finale to J.K. Rowling's celebrated teen wizard saga (took them long enough — the last trailer dropped all the way back in June):
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Ralph Fiennes, and is directed by David Yates. It opens everywhere November 19, 2010.
After months of scouring the planet for the right actress to portray Lisbeth Salander, the hacker-heroine of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium Trilogy, Sony Pictures Entertainment and director David Fincher have chosen Rooney Mara (A Nightmare On Elm Street) to take on the role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The film has had everyone from Carey Mulligan to Natalie Portman screen testing (We called her the front-runner when she was rumored for the role on July 30th).
The studio announced today that the 24-year-old sister of Kate Mara (and granddaughter of NY Giants founder Tim Mara) will work alongside Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgaard and Robin Wright in the English-language adaptation of the series that follows Salander and Craig's Mikael Blomkvist on a quest to unravel a decades-long murder mystery. The race for the role has been one of the most competitive in recent memory for young actresses.
Mara just finished working on Fincher's The Social Network and was also rumored to have screen-tested for a role in Sony's Spider-Man reboot (one would assume that she was reading for Mary Jane Watson), but it looks like she'll be heading to Sweden to film the first entry into what the studio plans to be a trilogy. Check out the official press release from Sony Pictures Entertainment below:
(Culver City, August 16, 2010) -- Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have been cast in the lead roles of Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy under the direction of David Fincher. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – the first film of the series, which also includes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest – begins shooting next month in Sweden. The screenplay is written by Steve Zaillian and the film is being produced by Scott Rudin, Cean Chaffin, Ole Sondberg and Søren Stærmose. Mikael Wallen and Anni Fernandez are executive producers. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is set for worldwide release December 21, 2011.
The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson has been published in 44 countries and has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide thus far. In the U.S. alone, the series has sold over 10 million copies, and the sales were recently calculated at the remarkable rate of one book per second. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has broken sales records in virtually every country in which it has been published. It has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. and has out-sold any other e-book in that rapidly expanding market. A literary phenomenon, all three books currently sit atop the New York Times Best Seller lists. In describing the scale of Larsson’s achievement, The Economist said: “Stieg Larsson’s vivid characters, the depth of the detail across the three books, the powerfully imaginative plot, and the sheer verve of the writing make the trilogy a masterpiece of its genre.” Michiko Kakutani, of The New York Times, described the Lisbeth character: “Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s fierce pixie of a heroine, is one of the most original characters in a thriller to come along in a while – a gamin, Audrey Hepburn look-alike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr. Spock. She is the vulnerable victim turned vigilante; a willfully antisocial girl . . . who has proved herself to be as incandescently proficient as any video game warrior.” The three novels have all become #1 worldwide bestsellers, an achievement unrivaled in trade book publishing.
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment
The Harry Potter star stunned fans when she debuted a short pixie crop earlier this month (Aug10), but her new hairdo is believed to be more than just a change of style.
Watson is screen-testing for a role in the big budget remake of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, according to Britain's The Sun. She is reportedly in talks to play the main female character, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, alongside Daniel Craig.
A source tells the publication, "Emma has auditioned with director David Fincher and cut her hair to look the part. The character of Lisbeth is a misfit goth-type girl with spiky hair."
Watson showed off her new look on her website, telling fans: "Cut my hair off a few days ago... Feels incredible. I love it. I've wanted to do this for years and years; it's the most liberating thing ever."
Other actresses tipped for the role include Natalie Portman, Ellen Page and Carey Mulligan.
Bosses at film studio Warner Bros. threw the lavish afternoon bash in a field near the studios in Hertfordshire, England where the popular movies are shot.
Radcliffe and Grint partied alongside other Potter actors including Tom Felton, Jim Broadbent, and David Thewlis - accompanied by his partner, Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel - to celebrate the end of filming on the popular series.
They enjoyed traditional funfair rides including dodgems and a ghost train, and a fleet of ice cream vans was on hand to keep the revellers cool.
But one star was notable by her absence - leading lady Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the wizard movies, did not attend the bash.
Shooting on the final film in the series - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II - finished in June (10). It is due to hit the big screen next year (11).
The pair, along with their co-star Rupert Grint, was instructed by director David Yates to "run like maniacs" for a series of frantic scenes, and the young stars relished the challenge.
But Grint struggled to keep up with his pals - as they were secretly competing with each other.
Yates tells ABC News, "They run like maniacs and it's because they are trying to out-compete each other. Dan wants to run faster than Emma. Emma wants to run faster than Dan, and Rupert just wants to be anywhere to try to keep up with the pair of them."
Grint adds, "I didn't realise it was going to be that fast actually, I was just keeping up with Dan and Emma."
The first installment of the two-part movie will be released later this year (10), while part two hits cinemas in 2011.
The first full-length trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the two-part finale of J.K. Rowling’s blockbuster teen wizard saga, is set to debut in theaters on June 30th, prior to showings of the latest chapter of that other billion-dollar literary phenomenon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. For those muggles ill-inclined to wait in line for hours with hordes of screaming Twi-hards just to get a two-minute glimpse of Harry and the gang, Warner Bros. was kind enough to release the clip online today:
Hopefully, the trailer's early internet release will diminish the potential of ugly Harry Potter vs. Twilight skirmishes outside the multiplex this week. Kudos to Warners for being proactive in working to prevent sectarian tween violence.
Part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens November 19, 2010. The film is directed by David Yates and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.