Emma Watson Cast As Belle In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty And The Beast’

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Emma Watson has confirmed that she is going to be the lead in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of the classic fairytale, Beauty And The Beast.

Set to be directed by Twilight: Breaking Dawn’s Bill Condon, the film will apparently stick really close to the original 1991 animated film, which was a huge box-office success and the first animated film to be nominated for the best picture Oscar.

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Film Review: This Is The End

Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, This Is The End stars a cast ensemble who, playing themselves, are faced with the apocalypse. While attending a party at James Franco‘s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson, find themselves trapped after a series of strange events. As the world stars to unravel outside and supplies begin to run low, the six friends are forced to face their fate and the true meaning of redemption, as the threat of being sent straight to hell for their sins begin to tear their friendships apart.

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Book v Film: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

“I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. We’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening, I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”

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Based on Stephen Chbosky‘s 1999 book of the same name, and directed and written by the author himself, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower follows the shy and unpopular freshman, Charlie (Logan Lerman), who is nervous about beginning his first year of high school. Taken under the wings of two seniors, Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson), Charlie is welcomed into the real world of friendships, first loves, drugs, and the general awkwardnesses of adolescence, as the people he meets who help him to find out who he really is. But is it only a matter of time before his traumatised past creeps up on him again?

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Anthony Hopkins Climbs Aboard The Ark for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

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The cast for Darren Aronofsky‘s Biblical retelling of Noah just keeps getting better and better, with Sir Anthony Hopkins becoming the most recently announced to board the ark.

Hopkins, best known for his role as Hannibal, will play Noah’s grandfather, the 900-year-old Methusaleh, who dies seven days before the Great Flood.

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Emma Watson In Talks To Join Aronofsky’s Noah

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Emma Watson is in talks to join Darren Aronofsky’s cast of Noah, it has been recently announced, an upcoming Biblical retelling of the classic tale of Noah and his ark.

Already starring Russell Crowe as the Biblical ark builder, Watson is in discussions to play Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem, who will be played by Douglas Booth.

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First Trailer for The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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This week we have the first trailer for Steven Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, an adaptation of his acclaimed novel of the same name.

Following Logan Lerman in the lead role, the film follows his character as an introverted high school freshman who finds acceptance in two senior students, one played by Emma Watson and the other by Ezra Miller, as he is caught between trying to live his life and escape it.

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Emma Watson To Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’

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Whilst the Warner Bros. Studio in London are beginning their Harry Potter set tours this month, Emma Watson has already been working hard since her role as Hermione, starring in My Week with Marilyn last year, recently wrapping up filming for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, re-teaming with Harry Potter director David Yates to star in the upcoming drama ‘Your Voice In My Head’, and also joining up with Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro in a re-telling of ‘Beauty And The Beast’.

Already an extremely busy girl, this week we have the news that the British actress is now also set to star in Sofia Coppola‘s latest project, The Bling Ring.

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Guillermo Del Toro To Direct Emma Watson In A Retelling Of ‘Beauty And The Beast’

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We have seen a number of re-imaginations of children’s fairytales lately, with Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland in 2010 and Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood in 2011, and we can expect to see many more classics being retold in a darker context over the next couple of years, including Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, and in 2013 with Jack The Giant Killer and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

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Behind-The-Scenes Featurette For ‘My Week With Marilyn’

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A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Simon CurtisMy Week With Marilyn has been released this week, which includes commentary from leading lady Michelle Williams and some of the British cast, Judi Dench and Emma Watson.

Based on Colin Clark’s two diary accounts of his time on set for The Prince and the Showgirl with Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier in 1957, My Week With Marilyn focuses on the week in which Clark spent his week escorting Monroe around England after her husband, Arthur Muller, left the country. Introducing her to British life, Monroe begins to escape from her Hollywood routine and the pressures of work, letting Clark see a side of her that the cameras didn’t know.

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New Images for ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’

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Three new images for author and director Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower have been released this month, which emphasise the film’s romantic setting as Emma Watson and Logan Lerman lead in this young adult novel adaptation.

The story follows a shy, unpopular high-school freshman, Charlie (Lerman), who is coping with his mental issues while trying to find a place to belong. Through a series of letters to an anonymous person, he explores his awkward adolescence and is introduced to a world of drugs and sex by his senior friends Sam (Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) in 1991 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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