We're chomping at the bit waiting for the release of "Les Miserables." It's a story we enjoy and even though we know how it plays out, we're excited to see how the A-List ensemble cast brings their characters to life. In particular, Russell Crowe who plays Officer Javert. Crowe's recently taken to Twitter to write snippets about filming on set. Along with his voice "pinging off the rafters," he also wrote, "I know it's him, he knows I know...when I confront him tonight, I'll be all... 'Valjean...at last..we see each other plain.' #lesmis"
Crowe is of course referring to the scene where Javert confronts Jean Valjean — a wanted thief who repents for his ways and becomes an honorable factory owner. We can't wait to see Crowe go toe to toe against Hugh Jackman's Valjean.
Also in April 26, 2012's Twitter-Wood: Daniel Dae Kim wraps up "Hawaii Five O," Clark Gregg reminds us he's not always the man in black and Kevin Hart gives us his #ThoughtsAtWalmart.
With director Ron Howard tweeting tons of behind-the-scenes photos while filming "Rush," we're not so sure we can handle waiting until 2013 for the movie's release.
The biographical film follows Formula One racing in the 70's and centers on champion drivers Niki Lauda, played by "Inglorious Bastards" actor Daniel Bruhl, and James Hunt, "The Avengers'" Chris Hemsworth. Olivia Wilde plays Suzy Miller, the wife of Hunt who ends up leaving him for his friend Richard Burton. When MTV News sat down with the actress, she told us she knew nothing of the sport before signing on for the project.
"I didn't know anything about Formula One. It's bigger in Europe. I mean, in the UK it's a huge deal, obviously, but in the States we haven't really embraced it. But I think this movie will help. There was a great documentary 'Senna' that got people excited about it, and it's a similar time frame and world as 'Rush,' so that was really fun."
When we asked if she got to take a ride in the race car, she said, "I did get in the car. I could barely fit in the car. They're so small."
As a kid, did you ever dream of escaping your hometown with a friend in search of an adventure? Well, if you never got to experience the thrill first hand, it's exactly what two twelve year olds do in "Moonrise Kingdom."
The Wes Anderson film takes place in the summer of 1965 and follows Suzy and Sam who flee from their home in New England to escape into the wilderness. The Sheriff rounds up a search party to hunt them down just as a storm approaches, and the once peaceful town is shaken up beyond anyone in the community's control. The ensemble cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman.
As we await the release of the film in May, we have six new clips to tide you over!
Ah, Ricky Gervais. It seems like there's not enough words to describe him, but we're also rendered speechless when we think of his antics as a two-time Golden Globe host and the star of the original "Office." Currently, Gervais is filming "Idiot Abroad" specials with producer Karl Pilkington and actor Warwick Davis, who works with Gervais on "Life's Too Short."
"Idiot Abroad" stars Pilkington who reluctantly travels anywhere Gervais and Stephen Merchant make him—as they stay in the comforts of London and monitor his journey. The second season, titled "Bucket List," premiered in January and shows Pilkington crossing off once-in-a-lifetime opportunities; it's just been nominated for a BAFTA.
Also in April 25, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Rainn Wilson gets excited about "The Raven," Eliza Dushku is on the set of "Leap Year," and more.
We're big proponents of escapism. There's nothing like sitting down in a theater with popcorn and a soda and getting lost in another world where the rent isn't due in six days.
That's why when April rolls around and the Tribeca Film Festival gears up for another round of comedies and dramas, it provides us with a week and a half of relaxing breaks from the real-world. But every once in a while a documentary pops up that calls us to take a closer look at the world we live in and take action—such is the case with "Baseball in the Time of Cholera."
Filmmakers David Darg and Bryn Mooser co-directed the documentary that follows the story of Joseph. He's a young boy who joins a baseball league the directors started and begins to experience Haiti's cholera epidemic firsthand—an epidemic the UN is responsible for despite their denial. As victims grow and the disease spreads, the fight for survival and justice begins.
Olivia Wilde is an executive producer on the doc and MTV News sat down with the actress to talk about the film and her involvement. She told us she's "so proud" to be involved in the documentary because it tells the tragic and scandalous sides of the cholera epidemic "in a very human way."
One of the greatest aspects of Twitter is that it connects fans to the celebrities they admire. We now know when the once unattainable stars are cooking a delicious breakfast or having a relaxing night in front of the TV (insert smiley face here!). At first we caught a glimpse into their world simply through text updates. Don't get us wrong, clearly we're fans of the written word, but with the added photo features on the enhanced Twitter we get actual snapshots of their lives.
For example, director Ron Howard went on a photo spree today while filming "Rush," tweeting behind-the-scenes photos of the crew shooting, editing and setting up scenes. The biographical movie centers on Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). Just weeks after a car crash in 1976 almost killed him, he gets back behind the wheel to challenge James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), his ultimate rival. The film also stars "Game of Thrones" newcomer Natalie Dormer and Olivia Wilde.
April 24, 2012's Twitter-Wood also brings you Leonard Nimoy's new ride, Jimmy Fallon's special late night guest and Mindy Kaling's boy crush on Ryan Gosling.
Chloe Moretz hinted for months at a "Kick-Ass" sequel. Jane Goldman, who co-wrote the script with Matthew Vaughn, said the duo probably wouldn't pen the next script, but would oversee the project as producers. And now, Christopher Mintz-Plasse says he'd be on board! With all the rumors and waiting it feels like "Arrested Development" and "Anchorman 2" all over again, but it worked out splendidly for those projects!
The "Superbad" actor did say there's "no word yet," but wishing and hoping has worked for us in the past. I mean, "The Avengers" is happening, isn't it? Plus with all the hype Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," "Thor 2," "Iron Man 3," and "Captain America 2," what better year to begin production on a second "Kick-Ass" film?
Also in April 23, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Simon Pegg tweets an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo from the set of "Star Trek 2," Tom Hiddleston geeks out over Kermit the Frog and the stars are loving "Game of Thrones" and "Think Like A Man."
When you think F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay-Z totally comes to mind, right? We didn't think so. But that's just one of the things that makes Baz Lurhmann an interesting director. When MTV News caught up with Isla Fisher on the set of "Now You See Me," she told us working on the film was an "incredible luxury" and shared insight into the unique way Lurhmann helped the actors feel comfortable on set.
"I had a great time. I loved it," the Scottish actress told us about her "Gatsby" experience. "It was an incredible luxury. We did a play workshop that was three weeks long. Before we even started rehearsals we were immersed entirely in [the 1920's]. It was just the best experience ever."
The death of entertainment icon Dick Clark rocked us here at MTV yesterday. Clark brightened the hearts of all whenever he took over the small screens in our homes. With his boyish charm and lovable personality he was often referred to as the world's oldest teenager.
But age caught up with the actor and radio personality as he suffered from a multitude of illnesses since 2004. His passing, however, does not mean he will be forgotten. The man behind "American Bandstand" and "Rockin' Eve" will live on in the hearts of everyone with an interest in entertainment—especially his protege Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest was far from the only celebrity who took to Twitter to express his feelings about Clark's death. April 19, 2012's Twitter-Wood brings you words about the legend from Mariah Carey, Seth Green, Alyssa Milano and more.
As Neil Patrick Harris tweeted: "For ever, Dick Clark... So long."
If parents (who clearly haven't watched the trailer) were tricked into thinking "Ted" would be a cute family film about Mark Wahlberg and his cuddly teddy, this new photo will clear up their confusion.
The comedy centers on John Bennett (Wahlberg) as a 35-year-old who just can't seem to let go of his childhood best friend—a crude, real-life, talking teddy bear that he wished into existence. The photo shows exactly what we'd expect from the characters: John and Ted hanging out at the kitchen table with beer bottles in close range. A closer look at the background shows a few empty bottles, chips and a pizza box strewn about the messy TV table. Parents, trust us, this is one movie you'll want to see without the kids.
Let us know what you think of the photo in the comments and on Twitter!