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Elizabeth Banks to Produce and Direct New ABC Comedy

October 24, 2014 | No Comments »
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Elizabeth Banks is taking her directing and producing experience to the television. Banks is set to executive produce and direct a new comedy for ABC called The Greater Good. More details from Deadline:

On the heels of Elizabeth Banks making her feature directorial debut with the upcoming sequel Pitch Perfect 2, the actress is setting her carolinewilliamssights on television. ABC has put in development The Greater Good, a single-camera comedy, which Banks is executive producing and attached to direct in what would be her TV directing gig. Written by Miss Guided creator Caroline Williams, The Greater Good is described as comedic X-Files, a relationship/workplace comedy set in the world of conspiracy theories. The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Banks and Handelman’s Brownstone Prods. Williams, Banks and Handelman executive produce.

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Photos: Josh Hutcherson Premieres ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ at Rome Film Fest

October 20, 2014 | No Comments »
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Josh Hutcherson was on hand yesterday at the 9th Rome Film Festival to premiere his film Escobar: Paradise Lost.

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Josh attended the press conference and photo call earlier in the day, as well.

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Photos: Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth film ‘By Way of Helena’

Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth are starring in a new western film entitled By Way of Helena. The duo were spotted on the set in Mississippi where the film is currently shooting. If you are wondering, “By The Way Of Helena is a western revenge thriller centred around a Texas Ranger named David, played by Liam, who investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena. Woody plays a charismatic preacher named Abraham who seems to have a fearful grasp on the inhabitants of the town, and even has a past with David.”

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New Details on Mockingjay Part 1 World Premiere: Live Stream, Cast Attending, Times Confirmed

A new media alert located by The Hunger Games Italia gives us some important new details on the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, taking place on November 10 at Odeon, Leicester Square in London!

With this new alert, we get confirmation that Yahoo! will be live streaming the premiere (Yay for those of us that will be watching from home!). Additionally, varous members of the cast are confirmed to be attending the premiere. Check out all the details below!

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Thanks to Jabberjays for the heads up!

Director Francis Lawrence Announces ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ is Complete!

October 17, 2014 | No Comments »
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Did you know director Francis Lawrence has a twitter? He’s not super active on there given that he has been working hard on THREE of the Hunger Games movies over the last couple of years. But last night he announced what we knew was coming: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, film is officially complete!

Photos & Video: Sam Claflin with Lily Collins for Romantic Photo Shoot with Net-a-Porter

October 16, 2014 | No Comments »
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Yesterday, we got our first taste of this beautiful black and white photo shoot of Sam Claflin and Love, Rosie co-star Lily Collins for Net-a-Porter’s The Edit Magazine, but today we have the full set of photos. And let me say: they are gorgeous! Check them all out below, and don’t miss the behind the scenes video of Sam and Lily talking friendship, romance, and more

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Sam on romantic comedy:

“I sat on my own with my dog last night and watched My Best Friend’s Wedding – it’s one of my favorite films of all time. Notting Hill, Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally… When a romantic comedy is done well there’s nothing that beats it. And, for me, Love, Rosie is another one of those.”

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On love and his wife:

My mum and dad were married at 21 and 22 and I’ve always wanted to be a young parent. So… You know when you know, right? It’s impossible to try to put into words, but when you meet the one you know immediately. I still feel as though I don’t deserve Laura, so I feel like I constantly have to show her that I’m a good guy. Paranoia can be a killer, but it excites me and it keeps me on my toes and it makes me work hard for her. And for some stupid reason I think she feels the same way.

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Lorde Talks Curating the “Appalachian Folk” Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack

October 14, 2014 | No Comments »
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In a new interview with 3 News in New Zealand, Lorde talked in detail about the process she has used to pull together the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack. If you’ll recall, Lorde is not only the first single released from the album, but she’s also responsible for putting the rest of the soundtrack together, gathering artists and songs that fit into the Hunger Games world. Can’t wait to hear the whole thing! Read on for what Lorde has to say. Or see it in video version here.

Well, this is that weird world you live in now where we’re so connected. Where you can see some kid on YouTube, then the next minute you’re hanging out. To me that’s crazy.
It’s pretty crazy. But I rely a lot on that in my professional life as well. I have been putting together The Hunger Games soundtrack and probably half the artists on there, I sent them a DM. Or a selfie on Instagram on private, saying, ‘Can you email me?’ It really is easy to reduce the steps in talking to someone and people appreciate it if you talk to people one-on-one. And I do it with fans too, send them a DM. They appreciate it and it’s cool.

That soundtrack, curating that, with those people – I mean that must be a dream! Because the film itself is a great film, and then you can swoop in there and they’ve given you, I understand – pretty free reign… 
Yeah the whole thing!

Where do you begin? Are you just drawing up lists of names and people and…
Well yeah, where I started with that was the director and I had a conversation, and he had this idea of this kind of Appalachian-folk vibe. And I kind of extended that… obviously I am not going to write music which is rooted in Appalachian folk! But I found some awesome 1920s spiritual standards, folk songs, like ‘Lonesome Traveller’, ‘Wayfaring Stranger’, ‘Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child’, all these kind of beautiful haunting, really intense songs that I thought were a good starting point for me. Then I wrote my song inspired by those. And then when I was going to other artists I sent references to what I was vibing, and I broke down the film from my perspective and what I felt it needed musically, and took it from there. So we built it from the ground up.

And as far as writing ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’, was that done on tour buses? In strange cities? When you were back in New Zealand? Because for your fans they just suddenly have this thing.. whereas for you..

Yeah it’s a whole process! Well the lyrics in the beginning of that were based on something I’d written about myself, and I hadn’t thought about them being in the world of The Hunger Games, and then Joel [Little] and I went into the studio and we knew we wanted the song to start with these haunting, cracked hums…. because straight away you feel you’re inside a head, which is what I wanted to do with Katniss. And I stumbled across this lyric and thought ‘That’s kind of interesting’… the idea of repurposing everything that is kind of flawed, or wrong with Katniss, and making her this princess, this warrior. And she’s a cool character to write for.

She’s a cool cat.
She’s a cool cat for sure.

Those hums work though, right? It’s like you’re in a brain.
Yeah, that’s the vibe!

And it goes off live. I saw a video someone had taken of it the other night, and it’s pretty haunting and it works pretty well.
People have been super into it live, it’s been a fun one for us.

 

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Photos: Sam Claflin Premieres ‘Love, Rosie’ in London

October 7, 2014 | No Comments »
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The world premiere of the film Love, Rosie took place in London, England, last night. Sam Claflin, along with his costars Lily Collins and Suki Waterhouse, were on hand to debut the film! Sam was also joined at the premiere by his wife Laura Haddock.

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