August 31st, 2011
05:49 PM ET
She's played Jane Austen, the White Queen, and she'll soon hit the big screen as Catwoman, but can Anne Hathaway tackle one of the most iconic musical characters of all time?
The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to play Fantine in the upcoming musical film adaptation of the "Les Miserables," Broadway World reported.
Based on Victor Hugo's French novel, the original musical, which opened on Broadway in 1987, went on to win eight Tony Awards. Joining Hathaway in the film, to be directed by "The King's Speech's" Tom Hooper, is Hugh Jackman as protagonist Jean Valjean.
August 31st, 2011
11:08 AM ET
One of the first live-action flicks Julia Roberts filmed after 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" is finally being released.
"Fireflies in the Garden," which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008, was released in theaters and on DVD in virtually every country except the United States.
For awhile, many people wondered if the film would ever be released domestically. Then, last weekend, the first trailer was posted online and news of a release date surfaced.
August 22nd, 2011
04:40 PM ET
The trailer for Roman Polanski's highly anticipated film "Carnage" is out, and upon first look, the film shows promise.
Based upon the Tony Award-winning play "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza, the film revolves around two couples who get together after their sons get into an altercation at the playground.
Hilarity and chaos ensue, and there's a roller coaster ride of emotions throughout the more-than-an-hour time frame, during which alliances were forged in all-out war.
August 12th, 2011
02:16 PM ET
Don’t be surprised if you see two Peter Parkers slinging around the Great White Way next spring.
As first reported on Deadline, Andrew Garfield, star of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man," will be making his Broadway debut in a revival of Arthur Miller’s "Death of A Salesman." (As we’ve previously reported, "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," a musical adaptation of the comic books, opened on Broadway in June after numerous delays and revisions.)
The 1949 play tells the story of traveling salesman Willy Loman, who will be played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and his wife Linda, played by veteran TV actress Linda Emond.
July 29th, 2011
09:38 AM ET
We haven't seen many memorable political thrillers in the last few years, but, from the looks of "The Ides of March" trailer, we might finally have a drama we can get behind.
The film, starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, is based on Beau Willimon’s 2008 play "Farragut North," which is loosely based on Howard Dean’s 2004 political campaign. "March" revolves around Clooney's character, governor-turned-presidential candidate Mike Morris, and Gosling, who plays Morris' idealistic communications guru.
Academy favorites, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Paul Giamatti also appear in the flick.
June 11th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
The Tony Awards are always an exciting night, bringing together theater stars past and present, as well as some of Hollywood as well.
This year's ceremony should prove similar, and in true Tonys fashion, there are a few extremely close races that are too close to call. As Patrick Healy of the New York Times points out, rarely have we had "so many major Tony categories stuffed with shows that would win in any other year."
As is true with most awards, most nominees are just happy to be there, as it allows “Tony Award-nominated” to be added to the marquee. But sometimes, the difference between winning and losing can often mean life or death for certain productions. This rings true especially for smaller plays, which makes the race for best play all the more exciting. Two British imports ("War Horse," "Jerusalem") will be facing off against two from this side of the Atlantic ("Good People," "The Mother-– with the Hat"), and it’s anyone’s guess who will take the prize.
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