Amanda Seyfried had a busy but glamorous day promoting her new film, Lovelace, around NYC yesterday. She started out her morning by joining her co-stars Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Debi Mazar and Adam Brody for a press conference to discuss the biopic, which tells the story of 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, who rose to fame through her iconic adult film, Deep Throat. After her morning of interviews, Amanda made a quick change into a pink-and-white Balmain ensemble for a stop by the Late Show With David Letterman, where she was accompanied by her dog, Finn, for the appearance. Later on in the evening, Givenchy-clad Amanda rejoined her Lovelace cast, Peter, Sharon, Debi and Adam, on the red carpet for a screening of the film. Also in attendance for the film's NYC debut were her co-stars Chris Noth and Hank Azaria, as well as the film's directors, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The cast and crew continued the fun at a rooftop afterparty following the screening.
From Mean Girls to Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried has come a long way, as evidenced by the new trailer that features her as "legendary" porn star Linda Lovelace. Set mostly in the '70s, the biopic follows Lovelace as she catapults from small-town obscurity to fame, all because of a little film called Deep Throat. Peter Sarsgaard plays her moustachioed husband, Chuck, who gets dangerously ticked off when their video makes Linda, not him, a star with the public. There's also a long laundry list of stars that I'm excited to see make appearances, including Sharon Stone as Linda's mother and James Franco as a young Hugh Hefner!
With the retro porn vibe, this already feels like a female-led version of Boogie Nights to me, which is perfectly fine because Boogie Nights is genius. I'm glad the focus is on a female star but the lifestyle isn't glamorised, given that Lovelace's story took a very serious turn in real life. I'm also curious to see if Seyfried can pull off charismatic girl-next-door-turned-porn-maven. Lovelace opens on Sept. 26 and you can watch the SFW (yep) trailer after the jump.
Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard joined the rest of their cast for the highly anticipated Sundance Film Festival premiere of Lovelace yesterday. The movie, about famous porn actress Linda Lovelace, has been making headlines ever since casting and is already getting good buzz after its debut. Just hours after Lovelace screened to its first audiences, it had reportedly already nabbed a distribution deal with RADiUS-TWC. On the red carpet, Amanda spoke about having no reservations about taking on the risqué role, which she took on back to back with Les Misérables. Elsewhere at Sundance, Peter had a family reunion with brother-in-law Jake Gyllenhaal and mother-in-law Naomi Foner, who directed Very Good Girls, which was also at the festival. Peter and Jake joined Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen for a celebration of all of their films.
Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out to support mum Naomi Foner, the screenwriter behind Very Good Girls, at the film's Sundance Film Festival premiere yesterday. He was joined by brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard, who's married to Maggie Gyllenhaal and also stars in the picture. It was an extra busy night for Peter, since he also debuted Lovelace with Amanda Seyfried. Very Good Girls leading lady Dakota Fanning attended the screening at the Eccles Center theater and later on linked up with her and Peter's co-star Elizabeth Olsen at an after party. Jake made the rounds with his pal Jenny Lewis. He looked good while doing so — Jake has a new look, with slicked-back hair, for a new project. He's been in Georgia making Prisoners with Hugh Jackman.
Maggie's pregnancy news was announced in November and in the following months she showed off her baby bump during walks near her Brooklyn home. She hasn't debuted the family's new addition just yet, but Peter was spotted out picking up treats at their neighbourhood store Bierkraft last weekend. Congrats to the new family of four!
Maggie Gyllenhaal is pregnant with her second child! Sources have confirmed to Us Weekly that the actress is expecting baby number two with her husband, Peter Sarsgaard. According to conflicting reports, Maggie could be either four or six months along. The acting couple also have a 6-year-old daughter, Ramona. Last Friday the cute family were spotted out together at a NYC park, where Maggie covered up her baby bump with an oversized coat. And it seems as though Maggie still has a busy schedule ahead: she stars opposite Hugh Dancy in Hysteria, and has several projects in pre- and post-production stages. Congrats to Maggie, Peter and their growing family!
It's a bad sign when the opening sequence of a movie not only fails to grab your attention, but has your eyelids drooping before you even meet the main character. Such is the case for Green Lantern, and the frustratingly dull first few minutes set the tone for rest of the film, which is based on the popular comic book series.
Ryan Reynolds is the actor throwing his hat into the superhero ring this time, and he's actually a great choice. With charisma coming out of his ears and a perfectly chiselled body, Reynolds easily fits the bill as Hal Jordan, a self-assured test pilot with a taste for adrenaline. Hal's fearlessness eventually makes him a candidate for the Green Lantern Corps., a league of alien warriors that keep the peace amongst the galaxies. Seemingly out of nowhere, Hal is absorbed by a large green bubble and transported to a site where a dying alien gives him a ring that signifies his place as a Green Lantern (and provides Hal with a slick CG suit and superpowers in spades). If you think the green bubbles and purple aliens sound silly, it only gets more convoluted from there.
Ryan Reynolds suited up for the LA premiere of his new blockbuster Green Lantern at Grauman’s Chinese Theater today. He was joined on the black carpet by his onscreen leading lady Blake Lively, who subtly showed her legs in an embellished white gown with a sheer skirt and wore her hair in intricate braids. Blake, who went brunette for her role as Carol Ferris, also made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week to promote the film. Peter Sarsgaard, who is practically unrecognisable in his role as villain Hector Hammond, also smiled for fans and cameras at the premiere. Ryan told the LA Times, “This is the movie the fans want to see. We are going to deliver.” We’ll get to see Ryan in the green suit when the movie opens in Australia on August 4.
Thirsting for more footage featuring Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern? Say no more, because the latest trailer for the film reveals more of the story. For those of you who aren't well acquainted with the comics, the new preview teaches us that Green Lantern's ring lets him use his imagination to dream up pretty much anything he wants (though swords may not be as useful as they might seem). Meanwhile, we get a much better look at Peter Sarsgaard as the film's villain and evil scientist, who comes equipped with a very big brain — literally.
Blake Lively broke from shooting the final episodes of this season for Gossip Girl and threw on a trench coat for a night out in Brooklyn on Thursday. She joined theatre-lovers Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, who live in the borough and are currently starring in Checkhov's Three Sisters, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2011 Gala. The actors gathered along with Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy and Hugh Jackman to celebrate Geoffrey Rush, the current star of BAM's Diary of a Madman production. Geoffrey is also coming off an incredible awards season, having been nominated for an Oscar for his role in The King's Speech. Blake, meanwhile, is getting used to being back in the US after a trip away to Paris, where she was fêted once again for being the new face of Chanel's Mademoiselle handbags — check out some behind-the-scenes shots from her shoot with Karl Lagerfeld.