On March 8, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds appeared on the Today show to promote the release of The Croods. The co-stars talked about the movie and how they experienced doing the voice work. The clip can be watched after the cut, and stills from their appearance have been added to the photo gallery.
Fantastic news, everyone! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis will star in Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s latest project that is being made by Fox Searchlight and New Regency. It is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.
Keaton, who played Batman in the 1989 and 1992 Tim Burton movies, is the comic book movie star trying to regain his credibility. Stone will play Keaton’s daughter, fresh from rehab and now his assistant. Watts will be an actress in the play, while Galifianakis will play the production’s conniving producer. The other main parts to be cast include the play’s leading man and the ex-wife.
Gonzalez Inarritu co-wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. He is producing with Robert Graf and John Lesher. An early April production start is being eyed.
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Thanks to Cineplex via Movie Web, we have some quotes from a new interview with Emma Stone, who reprises her role from The Amazing Spider-Man as Gwen Stacy, speaking about the sequel, and how it will “bridge the distance” between Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker and Gwen. She also praises the screenplay, which she calls ‘very, very good’. Here’s what she had to say about the sequel:
“I’m in it, Andrew is in it, they just cast Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn who is such a great actor. And Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane, who’s also wonderful. So there’s all that and the script is very, very good. I’m very much looking forward to it. I’m very happy that our first one was received so well, it’ll be cool in the next one to see how Gwen and Peter bridge that distance that was between us at the end of it. I think the way it all unfolds is pretty neat. And I hope they continue letting Gwen be heroic, I think they might!”
Production is currently under way in New York City, with Marc Webb directing from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Sally Field, Dane DeHaan, Andrew Garfield, Martin Sheen, Felicity Jones.
The first look at the new Spider-Man suit has been released in this early promotional artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The biggest difference is the larger eyes on the costume, and the fact that they’re white. This is a look that’s closer to the way it looked in the original comic books as well as the first trilogy by Sam Raimi. What do you think of the new Spider-suit?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will arrive in theaters on May 2, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Sally Field, Dane DeHaan and Felicity Jones (did I forget anyone?). Just like the first installment, it’s directed by Marc Webb.
Whoa! As if the cast wasn’t full of great actors (a lot of them) already! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Cooper has signed on to play Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Columbia Pictures. The character of Osborn is pivotal in the franchise because he is the alter ego of the Green Goblin, which was played by Willem Dafoe in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Osborn starts out as a mentor to the superhero before turning bad. It is unclear whether Cooper will make his villainous turn in this film or not. Cooper joins the league of villains that already includes Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti.
Directed by Marc Webb, the screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. The sequel is set for release May 2, 2014. What do you think of the new addition to the film?
I know this isn’t exactly Emma-news, but it’s still a fun clip! During the 85th Annual Academy Awards last Sunday, Jennifer Lawrence stopped by E!’s Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet – and mentioned Emma Stone during the interview! Ryan asked Jennifer to show off her jewelry on their mani-cam, when she said that she’d told Emma Stone that she would give her a message through the special camera. The message? “Your ass is mine, Stone!”. Unfortunately they hadn’t plugged in the camera (terrible work, I know) but at least we got to see it through the regular one. I have featured the funny clip below.
While we’re on the subject, huge congratulations to Jennifer Lawrence for her Oscar win as Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook! It’s also great to see that Emma and Jennifer are becoming friends (make a movie together!). To read more about J-Law, visit our great affiliate JenniferLawrence.org.
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A brand new – quite great – interview Emma Stone did for The Playlist during the Berlinale Film Festival has surfaced online. She talks about providing her voice to The Croods, being her own worst critic, her role models and working with Cameron Crowe. It’s a fantastic interview actually, so read it right away!
Having enjoyed pretty much the definition of a meteoric rise to fame, you could maybe forgive Emma Stone for having lost the run of herself. But just as her big-screen persona is usually based on being the approachable, down-to-earth, girl-next-door type, in person she demonstrates many of those qualities too, along with an absolute refusal to take herself too seriously. It made for an entertaining interview at the Berlin Film Festival following the premiere of her animated film “The Croods”. And if some members of our small press group were not just eating out of her hand, but apparently longing to curl up in her lap and go to sleep there by the end of our time with her, in between the various “Why are you so awesome?”-style questions, Stone did fill us in quite a bit on her philosophy towards her career to date, her role models and what the future holds. And if she has been taught to be a little cagey in some areas, she admitted as much saying, “This is what ‘Spider-Man’ does to you I’m always like ‘I don’t know if I can tell you about that, you’ll have to wait and see.’ About everything. ‘Would you like some water?’ ‘I dunno, you’ll have to wait and see…’ ”
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