There's lots of big news in this week's casting update, including the latest tidbit that Justin Timberlake has signed on to play '70s record executive Neil Bogart in a biopic. Meanwhile, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman are taking on Shakespearean roles, and small screen star Nina Dobrev will take a big screen role in a comedy. James Franco has found his next directorial project, and Colin Firth is in talks for not one, but two upcoming parts. Click through to find out where your favourite stars are headed next!
Natalie Portman wore bridal white to shoot a wedding scene with Michael Fassbender in Austin on Friday. They've been working on the project in Texas together for the last week, and it seems they have off-the-screen sexual tension — Natalie and Michael's big-screen ceremony was full of kisses and passionate embraces. Natalie and Michael's collaboration is one of the first big-screen endeavours Natalie's undertaken since welcoming her son, Aleph Millepied, last year, as well as Knight of Cups alongside leading man Christian Bale.
Aleph accompanied Natalie to Texas along with his dad and her husband, Benjamin Millepied. However, Benjamin's own business is taking place in LA. Benjamin's LA Dance Project was the subject of a piece in this weekend's New York Times, and he described the upstart company's mission. Benjamin said of LA, "This city is rich with intellect and culture, but you can't present dance like you would in New York or Paris. Let's bring dance to people who might not come to a formal setting. Let's touch on different aspects of culture and pull people in."
Last week Andrew Garfield showed off his spidey skills — and hot, shirtless bod — as the superhero star of The Amazing Spider-Man. And what's better than one super-sexy superhero? A whole crop of them! This year is turning out to be superpowered hottie overload with The Avengers cast of steamy Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and a bulked-up Chris Hemsworth as Thor. And in a couple of weeks Christian Bale brings his suited-up good looks back to the big screen as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. I'm all for the superheroines, but when it comes to all these swoon-worthy superheroes, sign me up for the damsel in distress role! To get in the superhero spirit, let's look at the most smouldering caped crusaders to grace the big screen with their big guns.
It hits cinemas today after its lead stars spent weeks on the publicity trail, making Prometheus the film on everyone's lips. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron, the science fiction film is set in 2083 and surrounds a mission back to a distant Earth. But what the crew aboard spaceship Prometheus find when they get there could wipe out the human race as we know it... To get you up to speed on your Prometheus trivia, click through.
Fans gathered at London's Leicester Square yesterday to try and get a peek of Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce at the world premiere of Prometheus. The trio were also joined on the blue carpet by the film's director, Ridley Scott. Charlize, dressed in Christian Dior, is back in the UK following a recent stint there promoting her other major release, Snow White and the Huntsman, with co-star Kristen Stewart. Michael's in London, his home base, after a weekend of partying at Monaco's Formula One Grand Prix, where he ran into X-Men: First Class co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.
This is one of the first major Prometheus event for Charlize, Michael and Guy. However, the movie's viral video campaign kicked off a few months ago. Michael's character, an android named David, gave fans a sneak peek at the alien sci-fi thriller.
Sunday night's 2012 Empire Awards in London brought out a range of good-looking, foreign men. Michael Fassbender picked up the best hero statue and posed for photos solo afterward. It was a guys-only night for the actor — Michael was without girlfriend Nicole Beharie, who was his co-star in Shame. Michael's X-Men co-star James McAvoy was also without the leading lady in his life, wife Anne-Marie Duff. James stopped to smile for a picture, though, with Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt. Other honourees included best actor Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, best male newcomer Tom Hiddleston, and best sci-fi/fantasy Thor. The latter film's star Chris Hemsworth was on hand for the show, as was his co-star Olivia Wilde. Chace Crawford suited up to join in on the fun as well.
The stars came out for WonderCon in Anaheim, California, this past weekend. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum kicked things off on Friday, when they attended a panel for 21 Jump Street in their police uniforms. Jonah talked about working on the movie for five years and said that it's "f*cking crazy" to finally have it being released. The hard work paid off since 21 Jump Street topped the US box office with a $35 million opening weekend.
Saturday brought out a whole new crop of celebrities with Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart showing up to promote Snow White and the Huntsman along with their director Rupert Sanders, who called Kristen a "tough cookie" on his way into the event. Emma Stone debuted lighter locks during her appearance for The Amazing Spider-Man, which Andrew Garfield was unable to attend because of his Broadway run in Death of a Salesman. Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgård paired up for press on their upcoming release, Battleship, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt was all smiles showing off his sci-fi film Looper, which he also co-produced. Joseph explained his current situation in the industry, saying, "I made my money on a sitcom. I don’t have to take jobs to support myself. I’m still cashing my 3rd Rock checks." Charlize was back in front of an audience with a new co-star, Michael Fassbender, later in the day to chat up their horror movie, Prometheus. Sunday was all about the small screen, though, since Joshua Jackson was on hand for Fringe while his girlfriend Diane Kruger attended an event in Miami. Click through to see all the stars at WonderCon!
The Berlin Film Festival has taken over the German capital for the last week. Many of Hollywood's biggest stars headed to Europe to show off their films, including Angelina Jolie with her In the Land of Blood and Honey. Brad Pitt was by her side for a big premiere, but other celebs rolled through without their significant others. Robert Pattinson posed for photos alongside his Bel Ami buddies Christina Ricci and Holliday Grainger. Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender and Clive Owen are among the other celebrities who attended — click through to see our round-up of all the Berlin pictures!
What a busy and exciting week it’s been, with the SAG Awards held on Monday, and the AACTA Awards on Tuesday night. Cate Blanchett, who shone in gold at the AACTA Awards, hit up a Louis Vuitton party in Rome in a sparkly dress. Katy Perry made her first public appearance since news of her divorce from Russell Brand, and she was sporting very blue hair. Rooney Mara continued her press tour for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in Tokyo, while talented trio Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen premiered A Dangerous Method in London. There were lots of other celebs out and about this week, so click through to check them out!
- Find out how Kate Middleton will spend Valentine's Day this year — Us Weekly
- Leslie Carter reportedly died from an overdose — Who
- Rainy Sydney weather is not helping The Great Gatsby's re-shoots — Daily Telegraph
- Amanda Seyfried said she wants to have kids with ex-boyfriend Dominic Cooper — OK! Magazine
- Michael Fassbender was kicked out of his own party — CelebrityFIX
- The battle between Today and Sunrise continues . . . with push-ups — TV Tonight
- Looks like the New Zealand team on My Kitchen Rules didn't kick "Aussie arse" — Reality Ravings
- Jean Dujardin's new movie poster is getting criticism for being sexist — news.com.au