When Christopher Nolan wants Oscar-caliber actors, Christopher Nolan gets Oscar-caliber actors.
The two latest are Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, both of whom are joining Nolan's science-fiction adventure Interstellar.
Anne Hathaway appears to have decided on the first project she'll up for since winning an Academy Award, and it's a doozy.
Hathaway is in reportedly in negotiations to play a lead in Interstellar, the original science-fiction adventure from Christopher Nolan.
With Oscar ballots due Tuesday, and less than a week to go until the awards are handed out on Sunday, February 24th, let's take a look at how things stand in the race for the gold. This is undoubtedly the most unpredictable Oscar race in years, and there has not been this much uncertainty since Crash faced off against Brokeback Mountain back in 2006.
In a development sure to delight fans of alliteration and assonance the world over, Ben Affleck's Argo won big at the BAFTAs today, taking home trophies for Best Director and the most coveted prize, Best Film.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards went down at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles last night.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence won the big theatrical acting awards on account of their respective performances in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. Both are also nominated for Academy Awards this year. Day-Lewis has one that big award twice before, and Lawrence has been nominated once previously for her outstanding performance in Winter's Bone.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association got the jump on most awards shows by handing out the Critics' Choice Movie Awards last night and continuing the congratulatory delirium of the latest awards season.
Who’s in? Who’s out? The Oscar nominees have now been announced and while the Academy did get a lot right, there were also some glaring omissions. The 3 biggest surprises: No Ben Affleck for Best Director. No John Hawkes for Best Actor. No Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Supporting Actor. What’s so shocking about those “snubs”- and every year there are the inevitable few- is that I would argue that all 3 of them could have WON the Oscar had they been nominated. Let’s take a closer look at the 6 main categories, both the nominees and the snubs, and what it all means…
Just a few hours from now, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln will almost find itself the subject of many an Academy Award nomination, but what of his next movie? Robopocalypse, a large-scale sci-fi adventure packed with solid actors that was meant to be the Bearded One's next movie, has been indefinitely halted at the behest of Spielberg himself.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. p>
Cast:Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Tveit, and Samantha Banks
Director: Tom Hooper /p>
Genre: Musical, Drama
Release Date: December 25, 2012
In Les Misérables, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star as a pair of characters with history, characters familiar to readers and audiences across generations.
After all, the novel by Victor Hugo was published 150 years ago. Jackman stars as Hugo's hero, Jean Valjean, a peasant who spends nineteen years prisoner 24601 after stealing bread for his starving sister and her family. Hathaway, meanwhile, plays Fantine, a factory worker subjected to all manner of horrors in the story of injustice, identity, redemption, and revolution in nineteenth century France.
Directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, The Damned United), Les Misérables is not a literal adaptation of the novel, but instead translates the phenomenally popular musical, performed on stages all over the globe for the last three decades. The film utilizes the beloved play's music and lyrics by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. To belt out the musical's big numbers onscreen, Hooper assembled a cast which, in adddition to Jackman and Hathaway, boasts players such as Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Amanda Seyfried (Dear John), Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn), Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club), and Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator), and Samantha Barks, who has played Eponine on stage to great acclaim.
The film arrives in domestic theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th. While promoting Les Misérables earlier this month in New York, Jackman and Hathaway graciously sat down for a roundtable interview in which they discussed playing these famous characters, finding the contemporary relevance of Hugo's original text, the camaraderie of the cast, and physical transformations.