Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Reynolds Out, Amy Adams & Christoph Waltz In For ‘Big Eyes,’ Tim Burton To Direct
So, where do we start with “Big Eyes”? Well, let’s go with a brief history lesson. Developing for at least six years if not longer, the project comes from Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Ed Wood,” “The People Vs. Larry Flynt,” “Man On The Moon”) and with two big lead roles, over the years Thomas Haden Church and Kate Hudson became attached, and in 2012 Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon were linked, with Tim Burton slated to produce the effort that would serve as the screenwriters’ directorial debut. But it looks Burton is going to take it all for himself with a pretty killer leading duo.
Deadline reports that Burton will direct the movie, that is now set up at The Weinstein Company, in what looks like a welcome 180 for the helmer, and something that’s much more of a small scale domestic drama. The film will tell the true story of married couple Walter and Margaret Keane, who became art world phenomenons in the 1950s and 1960s thanks to their paintings of large-eyed children. However, when they split up, a legal battle ensued, with Walter trying to take credit for paintings which were actually done by his wife. But when it came to a showdown in count, where they actually faced off canvas vs. canvas, Margaret emerged victorious while Walter tried to feign a pain in his arm.
There’s no word yet if this will indeed be next Burton — he’s got a few options — but this kind of casting doesn’t come along everyday, we presume this is on the front cooker for the filmmaker. It has been awhile since we’ve had something to truly be excited about from Burton, but this looks like something that could be genuinely challenging and take him far away from his usual wheelhouse of tropes and tricks. So, fingers crossed.
After adding more photos from this year’s Oscars, I realised I still had a ton from the 2011 ceremony still to add, so have now done that. Almost 200 additional HQ photos from the 2011 Oscars red carpet, show and press room are now in the Gallery, plus all of the Vanity Fair After Party pictures have been replaced with HQs as well as a few more being added. And on top of that, we have screencaptures from the ‘red carpet’ (backstage) interview Reese gave to the official Oscars broadcaster. (I don’t remember who sent us these screencaptures, so if it was you please get in touch so I can credit you!).
Reese’s look at this Oscars is without a doubt one of my all-time favourites of hers – she looks so modern, sexy yet charming, and I love everything about it! Not to mention I love seeing her pose with her American Psycho co-star Christian Bale – they are such different actors, in terms of their career choices and screen presence, and I get a little fangirl kick seeing them together 😀
There are a lot of fantastic photos in here for you to browse through, so jump on in and enjoy the Reese goodness – it won’t disappoint…!
Better late than never, here are the rest of our photos from last month’s Oscar awards! Over 200 more HQ photos from the night have been added to our Gallery – 140+ more from the red carpet and show, and 60+ from the Vanity Fair After Party. Reese looks fantastic in these photos, and I adore the pictures of her and Isla Fisher at the party!! Enjoy ^_^
Our lovely Miss Reese celebrates her 37th birthday today, and we would like to wish her the Happiest of Birthdays! We hope she spends her special day with her loved ones, and that the year ahead brings her and her family even more happiness and success. Reese, thanks for sharing your talent and charm with us and always making us smile!
Don’t hesitate to leave your birthday wishes for Reese by posting a comment to this post. And if you want more Reese today, check out our 2012 Birthday Special that celebrates the best of Reese!
The first poster and stills for The Devil’s Knot were released by the films production company during the American Film Market back in November. I am only now reading about this – sorry! The still featuring Reese is a close-up shot of her looking forelorn, and you can view it in our Gallery. See the poster and the still of Colin Firth at Bloody Disgusting.
I’ve also come across a journalist’s diary from the time he spent on the set, and you can read his 4 entries here.
‘Mud,’ Starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, Joins Sundance London Lineup
Jeff Nichols’ Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, is one of a trio of last minute additions to this year’s Sundance London.
The sophomore edition of Robert Redford’s British capital-set film and music festival has also added Stuart Zicherman’s A.C.O.D. (written by Ben Karlin and Stuart Zicherman and starring Jessica Alba, Adam Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to the event’s feature film program lineup.
Organizers also said Sean Ellis’ Metro Manila, a film he co-wrote with Frank E. Flowers has been added to the event’s U.K. spotlight sidebar.
Sundance London runs April 25-28 at The O2 venue, the festival’s partner.
As expected, our lovely Reese attended The Oscars on Sunday night, looking beautiful in a cobalt blue dress by Louis Vuitton. She walked the red carpet with her husband close behind, and inside the ceremony Reese presented an award (though I don’t know which yet as I haven’t watched the show). After the ceremony Reese and Jim hopped over to the prestigious Vanity Fair After Party, where they celebrated the night with pals Isla Fisher, Naomi Watts and Jennifer Aniston.
I apologise for my delay in posting photos, but I have now started off our coverage with 41 HQ photos from the red carpet. There are many more to follow, so keep checking back in the next few days. Enjoy the gorgeous photos of Miss Reese, and don’t hesitate to leave a comment here if you want to let everyone know what you thought of her look
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Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock Presenting at Oscars
Four former Best Actress winners will converge on stage at this year’s Oscar telecast, the show’s producers said Wednesday.
Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will present an award, although the show’s producers were mum about whether or not they will take the stage together. If they do, it may mean a return to a format that was deployed and favorably received during the 2009 broadcast.
During that show, former winners of acting awards appeared on stage together to give short speeches praising each of the nominees. That was revived in a slightly modified form in the 2010 telecast, in which co-stars or celebrity friends of the various nominees were called on to pay tribute before the winner was announced.
Traditionally, the previous winner of an acting award reads out the nominees and hands out the statue without assistance.
Berry won the Oscar for her performance as a grieving widow in “Monster’s Ball” (2001), Bullock for her work as a feisty housewife and football fan in “The Blind Side” (2009), Kidman for playing a depressive Virginia Woolf in “The Hours” (2002) and Witherspoon for channeling June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line” (2005).
Other previously announced Oscar presenters including Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.
The Oscars will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane and will air on Feb. 24.
– The Wrap
Matt Damon hijacked the Jimmy Kimmel Live chat show last night, tied Jimmy to a chair, and welcomed several A-list celebrities to his couch … including Reese! Nicole Kidman was the first to join Matt on his couch, and was then followed by Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, Reese, and then Demi Moore. Watch the hilarious introduction and celebrity segments below…! Screencaps will be added soon.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Top Our List Of Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Romantic Couples
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, when movie lovers’ thoughts turn to romance films. Older folks might think of putting on Casablanca; Gen X’ers, Say Anything. What does it say about the millennial generation that the most popular love story of their time involves a young lady, a vampire and a werewolf?
That’s why Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson land at the top of our list of Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Romantic Couples. We looked at the top-grossing romantic movies of the last three years. Twilight was by far the biggest box office winner over that period, earning $1.17 billion.
The fact that we get to track the couple’s off-screen romance along with their on-screen love just adds to the overall romance of the films. The couple is reportedly back together after breaking up over Stewart’s fling with the married director of her film Snow White and the Huntsman.
Pattinson is also a member of the 10th place couple on our list alongside Reese Witherspoon. Their film Water for Elephants earned $59 million in the U.S. in 2011. Those aren’t Twilight numbers, but considering that the movie brought in an extra $58 million internationally and only cost $38 million to make, it was a small hit.
Mud screened at the Sundance Film Festival last nightwith Matthew McConaughey taking on promotional duties because unfortunately Reese was not in attendance. Reviews from the film are coming online, and below are the ones I’ve come across so far.
There is also an interesting interview with Matthew McConaughey up at HitFix, in which he talks a lot about the film.
‘Mud’ is a great story, but not a particularly great film.
Dripping in regional specificity and broad metaphor, Jeff Nichols’ new film feels more like a big, fat American novel you get assigned in 10th grade than the follow-up to ‘Take Shelter.’ That earlier film’s ominous tone and psychological portraiture is traded-in for large, gestural story beats that itch to be broken down and discussed for their symbolic meaning. When you are done explaining just what Boo Radley represented, then you can sink your teeth into Joe Don Baker’s character “King.”
There are worse crimes, though, than being grand, and ‘Mud”s coming of age tale certainly is that. Young Tye Sheridan plays Ellis, a good kid living “on the river” in Arkansas with an underachieving but caring father and a mother looking for change. He and his buddy Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) discover a boat stuck in a tree on an island, but they also discover a curious dude living there. It is Matthew McConaughey, charismatic as ever, but this time with a snake tattoo and a pistol stuck in the back of his jeans.
The first trailer for Mud was released earlier this week! The movie looks more intense that I had expected, and I think it’s going to be a really interesting film. Reese certainly seems to have a good part.
Along with the trailer comes a release date for the US – April 26th – and an official website – mud-themovie.com.
Watch the trailer below, and find screencaptures from it in our Gallery.