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Nina Dobrev has landed a role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
The Vampire Diaries actress is joining Logan Lerman and Emma Watson for the adaptation of the book by author Stephen Chbosky, according to Deadline.
Dobrev, 21, will play Candace, while Logan is Charlie and Watson has the role of Sam.
The book is consistently challenged in many libraries across the U.S. for it’s themes of drug use, sex, homosexuality, child abuse and suicide according to the American Library Association.
Nina has just wrapped season 2 of The Vampire Diaries and is expected to start filming this soon, on her summer break from TVD. She also stars in The Killing Game with Kellan Lutz, due out later this year.
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Camilla Belle’s latest big screen offering: From Prada to Nada hits theaters this winter. The romantic comedy sees Belle as Nora in the modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. The official synopsis:
“From Prada to Nada” is a new romantic comedy starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Kuno Becker and Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza. It’s a whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora (Camilla Belle), a law student, and Mary (Alexa Vega), an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. Mary has become so “90210″ she refuses to admit she is of Mexican decent. When dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down. They discover they have been left penniless and are forced to move into their estranged aunt Aurelia’s (Adriana Barraza) modest but lively home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA. They are terrified to leave their world of privilege; neither Nora nor Mary speak Spanish or have ever had to take on actual responsibility. The girls gradually adapt to their new environment; their BMW and Prius are traded for the public bus and a used car. As they embrace the culture that for so long they refused to accept, they both discover romance, the true meaning of family, and they learn that the life of PRADA actually means NADA without love, family and community.
Nada opens January 28, 2011. See the trailer below. Read more »
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Imagine Little Red Riding Hood: a young woman walking through the hushed snowy woods wearing a bright red cape, she hears every sound and imagines the worst; looking over her shoulder terrified by what is out there, following her. A story more for grown-ups than for children, the photo above sets the mood for the new telling of a very old tale.
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is taking on the classic Brothers Grimm folktale and giving it a gothic/horror twist with werewolves, demons and Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, the title character, torn between two suitors. Hardwicke gives Seyfried lots of praise:
”I’ve never seen her like this in a role before,” raves director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). ”She’s supersexy, wild. And those big eyes of hers are totally out of a fairy tale.”
I love this image – can’t wait for more. I am very excited to see what kind of energy and pulse this cast create: Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas and the almost Edward Cullen: Shiloh Fernandez.
The movie, now titled Red Riding Hood (it was originally The Girl with the Red Riding Hood) is set for March 2011 release.
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Post Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe is Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor in the very popular British ghost story The Woman In Black. The haunting tale of a lonely woman who dies and takes her secrets and pain to her grave, Kipps is charged with sifting through her paperwork in the empty desolate house while a feeling of unease overcomes him. Here is the official movie plot synopsis:
The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.
Hammer Films has released two new photos from the film of Radcliffe in all his lawyerly sideburned goodness. The story is originally from a 1983 novel by Susan Hill. It was so successful, it was turned into a stage adaptation in 1987 and has been a long-running play in London’s West End ever since.
Check out the two new images by hitting the link. Read more »
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of Dawn Treader film has a very visually exciting trailer to get you amped for the Christmas release.
Check the trailer out below and tell us: is this a movie you’re planning on catching?
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Robert Pattinson is filling his 2010 film schedule pretty tightly. The actor has signed on for Bel Ami and Unbound Captives and could soon add Water From Elephants to his list. In negotiations for the Depression era circus tale, he could rejoin his Vanity Fair costar Reese Witherspoon (confirmed) and possibly Sean Penn who is still mulling the offer.
Based on Sara Gruen’s best-selling historical tome of the same name, story centers on a Cornell U. veterinary student who leaves his studies after his parents are killed and joins up with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, working as a vet for the circus. Witherspoon will play Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August (Penn), the charismatic but twisted animal trainer.
Still no word on Breaking Dawn, the final film (or two) in The Twilight Saga franchise, Pattinson is wise to ink everything he can.
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The movie Beastly, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Kate Olsen and Alex Pettyfer has been filming since June in Montreal and a few new images are being released. The film is based on the book of the same name by Alex Flinn and is an updated adaptation of the classic Beauty and The Beast cautionary tale. Pettyfer has the role of Kyle, the self-centered guy who is turned into the beast and Hudgens plays Lindy – the beautiful girl who can change him back with her unconditional love. Some of the images are not new although I’m not sure which ones except that shirtless Alex is apparently brand new.
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No longer a part of the Footloose remake floating around Hollywood, Zac Efron is negotiating for a role in a different movie altogether. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a novel being adapted for the big screen with the hopes of Efron in the lead role of the cemetary caretaker. In the Ben Sherwood story, the title character loses his younger brother in a car accident and Charlie develops the ability to see and talk to his sibling’s ghost. After meeting a young woman who almost dies, Charlie St. Cloud starts to live again and the image of his brother begins to fade and frighten him. Sounds like a great change from the Disney High School Musical genre for Efron.
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