mtv Movies Blog is moving! come with us to mtv news »

Frankenstein

The latest big-screen adaptation of "Frankenstein" is turning into a bit of a "Harry Potter" and "Downton Abbey" mash-up. Former "Abbey" star Jessica Brown Findlay has just been confirmed to star in the flick alongside Daniel Radcliffe. Variety broke the news on Wednesday.

Read More...

Tags , ,

Arrested

Magic is bound to happen when Ben Stiller's Tony Wonder makes a guest appearance on "Arrested Development" during the new season of the resurrected sitcom.

The news comes from EW.com, who report that the Wonder-ful Stiller will only appear (and disappear) in one episode of the show, which premieres on Netflix in May. Additional details on how his latest tricks will affect the Bluth family's resident magic man, GOB, are still unknown.

Stiller, who previously appeared on the series, joins already announced season 4 guest stars, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Conan O'Brien, Isla Fisher, and John Slattery, who are all set to stop by the model home for the highly-anticipated, Netflix-only run of the cult-loved sitcom.

Read More...

Tags ,

Reeve Carney might sling some Spidey web your way night after night as the star of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” but soon he’s about to take on another larger-than-life character. He’s set to play Jeff Buckley in a big-screen adaptation of the legendary musician’s life.

Carney, a real-life musician himself, recently chatted with MTV News about re-imagining the “Last Goodbye” singer for “Welcome to the Rileys” director Jake Scott. And if Buckley fans are nervous about Carney taking on the part, they shouldn’t be: he has the blessing of Buckley’s mom for the role.

“I mean his mother has been so kind to me saying I spent my whole life preparing for this. In a way, I guess, it’s true in a sense," said Carney. "I mean I first heard about him when I was 16, which was two years after he passed away, and my friend said ‘Have you ever of Jeff Buckley?’”

Read More...

Tags ,

Max Thieriot

While Max Thieriot will be creeping people out on the big screen this weekend in "House At The End of the Street," on the small screen, he'll be playing the brother of one of cinema's ultimate creepsters, Norman Bates, in the A&E TV series, "Bates Motel."

The show is meant to be a prequel to the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, "Psycho." The series has also nabbed Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga will play mamma Norma. It will run for ten episodes, and Thieriot explains to MTV News that he's looking forward to introducing the world to Norman's big brother Dylan.

Read More...

Tags ,

Liz & Dick

Amid more personal troubles for Lindsay Lohan, Lifetime has dropped the poster (via AceShowBiz) for the actress' upcoming TV movie, "Liz & Dick," based on the life of Elizabeth Taylor. And, given how much of a spotlight has been put on both the late actress and Lohan over the years, the casting just might be a mark of genius on Lifetime's part.

On it, Lohan rocks a black bob, black cocktail dress and enough diamonds and rubies to make Liz a bit jealous. While, the look is a pretty spot-on take of the style of Taylor, it's the words splashed across the poster that not only speak to Liz's life, but also Lohan's.

Read More...

Tags ,

No one is more excited for "The Guilt Trip," the Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand mother/son road trip movie, than one of its stars, Ari Graynor. You see, she got to geek out on set starring alongside the legendary singer and actress in the flick opening this December.

"I know! I just need to take little beat and say 'I know'!" she told MTV News about her part in the film, written by Dan Fogelman and directed by Anne Fletcher. It follows Rogen, an inventor who takes his mom (Streisand) on a road trip to sell his latest invention. He also is aiming to reunite his mom with her lost love.

"I can't talk too much about it, but I will just say that being in the same zip code as Barbra Streisand is like you know… There isn't a bigger dream come true," she said. "It was really exciting. The script for that movie is genius. It's a road trip movie with Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand as son and mother. Like what could be better? Literally nothing, that the answer. Nothing could better."

Read More...

Tags , , ,

It may be two years since Ari Graynor appeared on "Fringe" as Detective Olivia Dunham's sister, Rachel, but now seems as good a time as any for her big return. Not only is the show going into its last season, but there's also a baby on the way for Olivia and Peter.

That news, however, is—well—news to Graynor, who stopped by the MTV News offices earlier this week. "She has a child? No way! No way! There you go, never know maybe I'll appear for the birth," she joked.

Read More...

Tags ,

One of the best parts about being a celebrity is all the free stuff they get when they hit up splashy award shows, like the MTV Movie Awards taking place Sunday (June 3). And make no mistake, this year's Movie Awards gift bag is pretty impressive. It even includes one very fancy European getaway!

Among the gifts featured in the bag is the soundtrack from the MTV Movie Awards nominated “The Hunger Games,” a watch from A-Line, a Logitech keyboard and mouse, movie tickets provided by Moviefone, sneaker-shaped slippers and Valentino sunglasses. But, perhaps, the most intriguing gift is a three-night trip to Spain at a mountain hideaway far from the eyes of the paparazzi.

Read More...

Tags

Vanilla Ice had the pleasure of playing a version of Vanilla Ice in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy, "That's My Boy." In the film he plays Sandler's childhood buddy, affectionately known to Sandler's son Han Solo Berger (played by Andy Samberg) as Uncle Vanny, who tears up the town with Sandy's now grown, big-screen slacker.

When Uncle Vanny sat down with MTV News for Sneak Peek Week on Wednesday night, ahead of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3), he said he had a blast bringing to life this heightened Vanilla Ice persona.

Read More...

Tags ,

Don’t fret “Fringe” fans! As the show enters its final season this fall comes word that the Science Channel will air the show in syndication. The two universes will live on!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Science Channel has bought off-network syndication rights to the Fox sci-fi drama, meaning that Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the show, can offer up more syndication rights to a streaming service as well. With season five premiering this fall, the news breathes new life into the low-rated, but much-loved show.

Read More...

Tags

©2014 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. MTV and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.