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Could Christie Burke be the lucky young lady tapped to play a grown-up version of Renesmee in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn? The Internet was abuzz today with the news that the young teen has been cast as an older version of the tiny Bella-Edward spawn, long rumored to be played by 9-year-old Mackenzie Foy. There isn’t a lot of information available on Burke, aside from some commercial credits (Wrigleys!), a guest star role on Tower Prep, and small parts in a couple of movies. (Also listed under special skills: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Water Skiing, Snowboarding, Gymnastics, Track & Field & Improvisation. And yet nothing about falling in love with certain muscular werewolves!)
When reached by EW, the studio declined to comment, but what do you think PopWatchers? Do you think Burke as the right look for the part?
his personal life under the microscope and his TV career on hold, he’s talking about resurrecting one of his most memorable characters: The Wild Thing. Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn was the ex-con who became a flame-throwing right-hander for the fictional version of Cleveland Indians in the 1989 movie, Major League, and production company Morgan Creek tells EW that they currently have a script for another sequel from David Ward, who wrote the screenplay for the original. This time around, the Indians convince Vaughn, Willie Hayes (Wesley Snipes), and Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) to re-join the team as bench players to help salvage their season, but complications ensue when Vaughn’s long-estranged son, born out of wedlock, joins the team from the minors. Corbin Bernsen, who played arrogant third baseman Roger Dorn, is reportedly not in the mix this time. READ FULL STORY »Charlie Sheen hasn’t headlined a major Hollywood hit since Scary Movie 3 in 2003, but even with
If you were a little orphan, who would you want as your father? Someone who’s good with kids, sure. If he’s handsome, that can’t hurt. And, of course, he has to be rich. So, someone like Brad Pitt, maybe. Willow Smith wouldn’t argue with you. The daughter of Will Smith and the star of an upcoming remake of Annie thinks Angelina Jolie’s hubby would make the perfect Daddy Warbucks. Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY »
Once upon a time, there was a studio executive. And on one bright, sunny, beautiful day, that studio executive put on his magical thinking cap and came up with the grandest of ideas: “I’ve got it!” the handsome man said to his loyal assistant steed. “Let us tap into moviegoers’ hearts via nostalgia. Let’s bring to life the mystical, wonderful tales they heard as wee ones ready for respite in bed! And where, I say, is my coffee?” And so it began: The fairy tale movie trend.
So, after awhile, a Stardust came and went. Then an Enchanted, a conglomerate of every fairy tale of our youth, captured our hearts. Then an Alice in Wonderland collected more gold than a leprechaun could ever hope to see. And today, we see the casting of Julia Roberts in one of two Snow White projects, and Famke Janssen in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (which Paramount confirmed to EW). So you know what this means: This trend will carry on until the fat lady sings. You know, Strega Nona. READ FULL STORY »
Cobie Smulders the frontrunner to play Maria Hill in 'Avengers' movie. This could be legen-wait for it-dary.
casually revealed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that he would get a female sidekick in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers film. And though we tapped into our comic book minds and guessed the mysterious sidekick could be Sharon Carter, the Wasp, or the Contessa, it looks like we may have to admit defeat: EW has confirmed that How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders is the frontrunner to appear in the film… as S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Maria Hill. READ FULL STORY »On Thursday, Samuel L. Jackson set the Internet atwitter when he
With today’s big news that Henry Cavill has been cast as the Man of Steel in director Zack Snyder’s new Superman movie, some early internet snarking has pointed out that he’ll be fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Way while disguising his native British accent. In fact, looking ahead, all of our big superheroes will be played by those who hail from across the pond: Andrew Garfield will play Spider-Man in Sony’s 2012 franchise reboot and Batman’s Christian Bale — who, let’s face it, can probably do a flawless American accent in his sleep at this point — was born in Wales.
Is this blasphemy, or mere coincidence? And don’t we just want whoever is best for the role? (Though, that said, can you imagine the uproar if an American was cast as James Bond? Yeow!) What do you guys think? Does it matter where the actors are really from as long as they are believable? Sound off below!
Thank you, Sir Ian McKellen, for saying 'Yes' to 'The Hobbit.' Thank you even more for telling us why.
on playing Gandalf in the upcoming Hobbit films? Well, yes, actually. Certainly because his performance, especially in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, was my favorite part of the entire trilogy, but also because his absence might have made his reflective and forthright blog posts about the subject unnecessary. Beginning his latest entry with “All I had to decide was what to do with the time that is given me,” he has the gift of writing in his own singular voice, as I can’t read his thoughts without hearing Sir Ian whispering them. READ FULL STORY »Would I have been crestfallen if Ian McKellen had passed
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann to reprise 'Knocked Up' roles: What other supporting characters deserve the star treatment?
I wasn’t a huge fan of the Not-a-Forgetting-Sarah-Marshall-sequel-but-sorta, Get Him to the Greek, but I’m open to this idea. Their married couple was sweet, hilarious, and real, and if Apatow, who’s writing and directing, has more for them to say and do, I’m more than willing to take this trip with them. But spinning off a sequel, instead of making a straightforward follow-up about a hit’s main characters — Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen are not confirmed for this go-around — made me think, What supporting characters from my favorite comedies would I most like to see (or have seen) get the star treatment?
Since you (or I) asked, here’s my list: READ FULL STORY »
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