O! M! G! “The Great Gatsby” trailer is out and the full film can’t come soon enough.
It had me hooked from the moment I heard the pulsing beat of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “No Church In The Wild.” From there, director Baz Luhrmann transferred “Gatsby” fans to a glitzy, yet gritty take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age masterpiece, which was always the author’s intent.
Decadent party scenes only mask the “hysteria” of the Roaring '20s, fueled by bathtub gin and a sense of liberation that influenced the fashions (shorter hemlines!) and loosey goosey morals (sexy, sexy times all over the place!) of the time.
Selena Gomez may be getting her scream queen on in Eli Roth’s next flick, “Aftershock.” The details of her appearance are still pretty much a big secret, but MTV News had the pleasure of catching up with the singer/actress/perfume designer and learned more about what fans (and maybe even skeptics) can expect from her cameo in the horror film.
“I was in Chile doing a concert," Gomez explained, "and he was shooting a movie called ‘Aftershock’ and he asked if I wanted to make a cameo. And I did!”
Sure, Rihanna and her “Battleship” pals talk a lot about the Peter Berg-directed blockbuster during “MTV First: Battleship” tonight on MTV and MTV.com. But if you need another reason to check it out, aside from gawking at the magnificence that is that cast (which features Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard), we have one for you right here.
In the midst of the interview, MTV News’ very own Josh Horowitz pointed out just how lovely and good looking the cast is and in the process, may have started a beautiful people feud. That feud resulted in the always-candid Rihanna’s confession that she’d love to have Brooklyn's lady lumps if given the option.
Prepare for an epic battle of ferocious girl power-ness when Chloe Sevigny faces off against “American Horror Story” alum Jessica Lange on the second season of FX's horror anthology series.
The actress is set to join the show playing “Shelly the Nymphomaniac,” which EW.com describes as “one of the mortal enemies of Jessica Lange’s character.” So. Freaking. Awesome. The site also reports that the writers wrote the part especially for Chloe. Even. Better.
Dawson Leery is back, y’all! Word on the street is James Van Der Beek is in talks to join Jason Reitman’s next picture, “Labor Day,” along with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Beek would play a police officer in the film which revolves around a depressed divorcee (Winslet) and her young boy (played by Gattlin Griffith), who get caught up with an ex-con on the run (Brolin). The story is told from the young boy’s perspective, with life lessons aplenty for all parties involved. Reitman is basing his script on Joyce Maynard’s novel.
Well, we guess it’ll be a little while longer before Justin Timberlake releases another album of his own. The (former) singer has just signed on for another film. He’s set to star alongside Ben Affleck in the flick, “Runner, Runner.”
The film will follow the world of illegal online gaming and is set to be directed by “Lincoln Lawyer” helmer Brad Furman. The screenplay for the film, being dubbed as a “dramatic thriller,” will be written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. They explored similar themes about the world of gambling in their 1998 film, “Rounders,” which starred Affleck bestie Matt Damon, as well as Edward Norton.
Timberlake is locked in for the film, Variety reports, while Affleck is in final negotiations.
There just might be some trouble brewing for Jessica Lange on season two of "American Horror Story." What kind of trouble? The catty kind, which just so happens to be our favorite kind.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, French actress Lizzie Brochere has been confirmed for a part on the second season of the creepy, drama-filled FX series. And, according to sources, she could serve up some trouble for Lange, who will take on a new role as the show takes on a whole new set of story arcs.
TV Line reports that Brochere’s character will go by the name Gia. Sources add that while the role has been revamped a bit, Gia was previously described as a "fierce, ferocious, extremely sexual and dangerous wild-child sexpot, the character—billed as a nemesis for Jessica Lange—was likened to Angelina Jolie in ‘Girl, Interrupted.'"
Not since 1912 has there been so much interest in the Titanic. (Of course that could also be said of 1997 when James Cameron released the film that launched Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio to next levels of famous).
Between the re-release of that film, the anniversary of the historic sinking and the soon-to-be-released mini-series from “Downton Abbey” creator, Julian Fellowes, everyone seems to have the Titanic on the brain. Fellowes recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the mini-series, explaining that it’s not quite “Downton Abbey” on a ship.
“People want it to be, but it’s more complicated than that. ‘Titanic’ isn’t just about people and their servants,” he explained. “It’s about all of these people from different worlds coming together on one ship. My theory on disaster, though it’s a bit nanny, is that disaster brings out the best of you.”
“Cabin In The Woods” made its triumphant premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this year. And, as any horror fan will tell you, the April release date is a welcome one. While there are no spoilers ahead, its star Jesse Williams did reveal some really interesting facts about the flick before it hit Austin this past weekend.
“‘Cabin’ is a really kick-ass adventure with a really crazy twist,” he told MTV News. “And I know a lot of films say that but with [writer] Joss Whedon and [co-writer and director] Drew Goddard, they really find a way to really [bring it]."
There are a good number of films that stand out in the Paul Rudd cannon. “Overnight Delivery” might be at the top. But, Rudd has proven to be a silver screen favorite thanks to wide-ranging number of roles in tons of other films like “Clueless,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and “The 40 Year-Old Virgin,” to name just a small sampling. However, there are two films that still stand as Rudd-ophiles favorites.
And, when he sat down with MTV News during one of our MTV Firsts to talk about his latest film, “Wanderlust” (which also stars this Hollywood newbie Jennifer Aniston), he had some encouraging news for fans of his 2001 cult classic, “Wet Hot American Summer.”
“I know they are always talking about it, I think they’ve been writing some stuff,” he said of the beloved film’s sequel, which comes courtesy of the bizarre minds of Michael Showalter and David Wain. “And I mean we’ve all over the years said it would be a blast. I think it would be really fun to do and I’m sure if it ever came to fruition it would be something super weird, it would be even weirder.”