The hunt for Gale and Peeta is over. After weeks of speculation, Lionsgate has announced that Liam Hemsworth ("The Last Song") and Josh Hutcherson ("The Kids Are All Right") are heading for the big screen version of Suzanne Collins' insanely addictive series "The Hunger Games" to play male leads Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark respectively, reports Hollywood Crush.
Hemsworth and Hutcherson join Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence, who was chosen to play "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen last month. Both actors expressed interest in the highly anticipated project, which will be directed by Gary Ross. Hutcherson disclosed his feelings on the character, saying: "The character is so much who I am — self deprecating, a people person. And he’d be such a great character to play!"
Meanwhile, back in January, Hemsworth had hinted to MTV that he could very well be taking on the role of the stoic, first true love of Katniss, Gale. While Hemsworth had not met with Ross at the time, he confirmed he did read the script and told us, "[It's] a really, really cool story," adding, "[It's] super dark. It's all young kids in these Hunger Games, which are crazy, insane things."
After the jump, check out the rest of today's news, including Henry Cavill's thoughts on the new "Superman," the sets and scheduled shoot for "Snow White," a new addition to the "G.I. Joe" sequel and more!
On paper, it seems like Robert Pattinson wouldn't have much to do to prepare for "Cosmopolis," David Cronenberg's upcoming big screen adaptation of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel. As Eric Packer, Patttinson will have to play a rich, good-looking, 20-something (check!) with a personal attachment to a beautiful woman (check!) and people trying to take him down (hey, some people just really don't like "Twilight"!)
Of course, bringing a character to life is far more complicated than that. When MTV News caught up with the actor, he discussed how he'd have to jump right from the starkly different "Water For Elephants" and "Breaking Dawn" into "Cosmopolis."
Pattinson said he's doing "various little things" to get ready for the role, including "working with a dialect coach." Because, as Pattinson explained, his Manhattan-based character has a "very specific accent."
At the end of the latest trailer for the highly anticipated blockbuster-to-be "Super 8", the announcer mentions that the film has not yet been rated. But, we think the preview needs to come with a different warning: Will Most Certainly Cause Goosebumps And A Dire Need To See This Movie RIGHTTHISINSTANT.
After all, here's a good, old fashioned movie that's not only produced by one of the masters of cinema, Steven Spielberg, but it's written and directed by J.J. Abrams, a man who has made television an event over the past few years, helped make "Star Trek" cool for a new generation, among other amazing achievements.
From the teaser and full-length trailers, we've come to learn that "Super 8" surrounds a group of kids in 1979 who witness a horrendous train accident while they're filming a movie on their super 8 camera. Some very strange things start to happen in their small Ohio town and the mystery of what exactly was on that train and why it's causing these bizarre happenings begins to unfold.
Now, in a recently released TV spot, we've come to find three more things that have us super pumped about the flick, which arrives in theaters on June 10. After the jump check out our picks for the best moments from the newest teaser.
When it was announced that the fourth installment of the "Bourne" series wouldn't include Jason Bourne (or, for that matter, Matt Damon, the actor who so ass-kickingly brought him to life for three ridiculously awesome movies), the consensus among fans was resoundingly similar: "What? How? Why? NO THANKS!"
But we imagine some of those opinions could change in light of rumors that Oscar-nominee Jeremy Renner could be a part of the upcoming film, "The Bourne Legacy."
Rest assured, "Bourne" purists, Renner wouldn't be filling Damon's shoes. Rather, as has been widely contended (including by Damon), the latest "Bourne" won't star that forgetful assassin, but a new character entirely. Latino Review reported over the weekend that an offer is out to Renner to take over the "Bourne" throne, potentially beating out a contentious group of actors including Dominic Cooper, Taylor Kitsch and Luke Evans.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but if an offer really is out there and if Renner accepted it, we would be more than pleased with the casting. After the jump, check out why we think the 40-year-old actor may be just what the new "Bourne" franchise needs to survive.
Another week, another "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" trailer washes ashore. While we won't object to seeing more of Johnny Depp and crew hitting the high seas in search of the Fountain of Youth, it's certainly making the wait until the film's May 20 release date that much harder.
From the teaser trailer which premiered during this year's Super Bowl to Disney's video pod, "Pirates" fans have had a chance to see who -- and what -- Captain Jack Sparrow is facing in the fourth installment (mermaids, an ex, and the dreaded Blackbeard, among other things). And over the weekend, a new one-minute "Pirates" TV spot hit the web that we watched over and over again to pick out the key blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments worth paying attention to. Check them out after the jump!
Chloe Moretz wasn't kidding around.
When MTV News caught up with the actress at The Comedy Awards in New York City last weekend, she informed us that she'd booked a new gig so huge we would freak out when we heard about it. And while the "Kick-Ass" star couldn't divulge beyond that, Deadline filled in the blank today when they reported that the 14-year-old would be joining the oh-so-impressive cast of Tim Burton's upcoming "Dark Shadows."
So while the starlet did miss out on that coveted role of Katniss in "The Hunger Games", snagging a part in another highly-anticipated feature alongside the likes of Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer (whom Chloe will be playing the daughter of) is no joke.
After the jump, check out the news on James Franco's latest endeavor, casting for the lead in "Rock of Ages", Ryan Reynolds voicing for "Turbo", and the trailer for Will Ferrell's latest, "Everything Must Go".
For any of those Justin Timberlake skeptics that are still left out there (in which case...hide your shame!) his performance in the upcoming and very R-rated comedy "Bad Teacher" is about to prove them wrong. In fact, no one is more certain of his talents than his co-star in the film (and his ex) Cameron Diaz.
During a chat with MTV News, Diaz, who joked she'd seen Timberlake's work prior to this movie, said of the singer-turned-actor's versatility, "I don't think Justin Timberlake is a hidden treasure of comedy any longer. I think he sort of burst that bubble a long time ago on 'SNL.'"
The term "The Next..." gets thrown around a lot in Hollywood, particularly when it comes to Johnny Depp. From Orlando Bloom to Robert Pattinson, the industry has long been hoping they've found this generation's Depp (though we think the original is still pretty damn great.)
So when Deadline.com reported that actor Thomas McDonell was cast as a young Depp in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows," it was inevitable that comparisons would be drawn. After all, he's a hot up-and-comer with Disney's "Prom" on the way, and he just so happens to look exactly like a young Johnny Depp.
But will McDonell, who plays the early version of Barnabas Collins in the film, be able to hold the momentum? After the jump check out five ways McDonell can, in fact, become the next Johnny Depp.
"The Dark Knight" is about to get some new friends on Facebook.
Just three weeks after Warner Bros. announced it would be kicking off a movie rental system on Facebook, in which for $3 or 30 Facebook credits you could watch a flick that you "like" (the first offered being Christopher Nolan's Oscar-winner "The Dark Knight"), the studio is now offering more films for your viewing pleasure.
As of Sunday, March 27, Nolan's other box-office-dominating Academy Award-winner "Inception," as well as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," became available for Facebook users to watch.
Now here's an accusation that definitely would have sent Nina Sayers over the edge.
Over the weekend, Entertainment Weekly reported that dancer Sarah Lane, the ballerina who worked as Natalie Portman's double in "Black Swan," claimed the Oscar-winning actress only did five percent "of the full body shots ... all the other shots are me." Lane, who was credited as “Hand Model,” “Stunt Double,” and “Lady in the Lane,” went on to claim that producer Ari Handel told her not to speak to the press about what she did in the movie.
"They wanted to create this idea in people’s minds that Natalie was some kind of prodigy or so gifted in dance and really worked so hard to make herself a ballerina in a year and a half for the movie, basically because of the Oscar," Lane told EW.