Elizabeth Banks is turning bad! Well, just for one movie at least. Elizabeth has reported that she will be playing Rita Repulsa in the new Power Rangers movie. As a 90’s kid, i’m SO excited about this!
The actress has signed on to star as the villain in Power Rangers, Lionsgate’s big-screen take on the 1990s kids television show,The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Dean Israelite, who helmed the time-travel found-footage movieProject Almanac, is on board to direct the project, which is being produced by Saban Brands’ Haim Saban and Brian Casentini as well as Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Allison Shearmur will executive produce.
A quintet of relative newcomers — RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery — are playing the teens who, infused with powers, form a colorful team who must stop the world from being conquered.
Banks will play the classic Power Ranger character Rita Repulsa, an alien witch who has designs on the planet.
As if Sam Claflin didn’t charm us and consequently destroy our emotions enough as Finnick Odair, he’s back at it again in the upcoming romantic drama Me Before You. The film is based on a 2012 novel of the same name written by Jojo Moyes and also stars Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke. Check out the official trailer below.
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…
Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.
The film also stars Charles Dance (“The Imitation Game”), Jenna Coleman (“Dr. Who”), Matthew Lewis (the “Harry Potter” films), Vanessa Kirby (“About Time”), Stephen Peacocke (“Hercules”), Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”) and Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (“Albert Nobbs,” “Tumbleweeds”).
You’re probably going to want to take any left over tissues you had after Mockingjay: Part 2 when you go to see this! We can’t wait to see it.
Jojo Moyes also posted an extended trailer on her Facebook page.
We learned yesterday that Mockingjay Part 2 would be making it’s home video release in March (on Digital HD on the 8th and on Blu-ray/DVD on March 22nd.) Now thanks to the official press release from Lionsgate, we are getting details on all of the great special features we can look forward too. Continue Reading »
Now that the Golden Globes are over, many people are looking to the Oscars, especially since the nominations were revealed earlier today. Jennifer Lawrence has her Golden Globe for Joy under her belt, and now has a chance to win another award as she’s been nominated to win the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Jennifer recently went to her Facebook and posted her reaction to the nomination. It is beautiful, of course, and you can read it below!
I am beyond grateful and humbled by this nomination. I feel incredibly honored to be recognized among the other amazing…
The Golden Globes were held this past Sunday, and our Golden Girl, Jennifer Lawrence, walked off with the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her work in Joy. We’ve gathered tons of videos and photos from the event, including interviews from on the carpet and after her win, her acceptance speech, press room interview and more. Check them all out after the jump.
There is no doubt every Hunger Games fan gave a little squee when Haymitch and Effie kissed at the end of Mockingjay Part 2. Elizabeth Banks talked to the Huffington Post about that special kiss and how her and Woody planned it out:
“We planned that moment. Woody [Harrelson] and I went into that moment, that wasn’t written, we improv’d that,” said Banks. “We decided to do it, and the director was like, ‘I love it. Let’s try it again.’ We also did it without a kiss, and we let him decide in the editing room, and we love that he kept it.”
OK, obviously we wanted to talk about this all day, so we asked Banks if fans were supposed to pick up on romantic feelings between the pair. She laughed, “I hope so.”
“I think they definitely did,” she continued, “Yeah, I think they have a long shared history and neither one of them is going to the altar anytime soon, so for me it’s just about [how] they have a really deep connection.”