FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Over the past six seasons, "The Office" has had a number of great guest stars that would be hard—that's what she said—to beat. We're thinking of folks like Oscar-nominee Amy Ryan and bombshell Jessica Alba, who made a memorable cameo in a boot-legged video alongside Jack Black. But when we heard that Golden Globe host and series creator Ricky Gervais' dream guest star was Ryan Gosling, well, we nearly melted. Now if only Ryan were game. When we caught up with the 29-year-old while promoting his new flick "Blue Valentine" at the Sundance Film Festival, we just had to ask.
"I love it. He's my hero," Ryan said regarding Ricky and the proposed cameo. "He was like, 'Yeah, I think Ryan would be the perfect guy to play a total psycho, to go into his office and kill everybody," he added with a laugh. "Yeah, anytime. He's the best."
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FROM MTV.COM: The Sundance Film Festival is all about reunions, as casts and crews who worked on films months or even years before meet up in the Rocky Mountains to promote their projects and hit some afterparties. Sunday night at the Eccles Theatre was the setting for one of the festival's more curious reunions, when the members of the pioneering all-teen-girl '70s rock band the Runaways walked the red carpet with the stars portraying them in a big screen biopic "The Runaways," which tells the story of the band's rise and fall.
So there was Runaways guitarist/solo star Joan Jett next to her onscreen counterpart, Kristen Stewart, and singer Cherie Currie walking alongside her young cinematic doppelganger, Dakota Fanning (both of whom star in the "Twilight" saga). Asked to give their reactions the first time they saw the teen actors in costume as the Runaways, Jett and Currie's eyes lit up.
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In what might have been the strangest development of 2009, James Franco agreed to do a guest star stint on daytime TV soap opera "General Hospital." It wasn't a put-on either... he really did it!!! So when MTV's Josh Horowitz spoke to Franco at Sundance recently, he of course had to ask for a status update on the appearance.
"There will be one more very special episode that we will film in May, in New York," he said. What about after that? Any chance we'll see Franco doing more daytime TV? "Other soaps have not called," he said, a hint of disappointment in his voice. And who can blame him? That "General Hospital" stuff isn't going to realign the universe, but it sure is fun!
Whit Stillman has been out of the spot light for a long time. He made a trio of excellent films in the '90s -- "Metropolitan" (1990), "Barcelona" (1994) and, perhaps the most well-known, "The Last Days of Disco" (1998). The three movies form a loose trilogy based in part on the writer/director's life. At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, MTV's Josh Horowitz got to sit and chat with Stillman and dig into exactly why he's been so absent this past decade, and whether it's really his fault.
"Yes, absolutely," he said. "I mean, there's blame to go around. I turned in a script, I finished it and started showing it to people five years ago, and I thought... people would want to do it, they'd see how great it was." As things often go in Hollywood however, Stillman quickly learned that a meaningful idea isn't always seen as a good one. Read More...
The MTV News Sundance gang is back in the office sifting through upwards of 70 interviews. Some were good. Some were funny. But none were as memorable as this one. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in the heartbreaking drama "Blue Valentine." It's a shattering look at a very intimate relationship between two people who just can't connect.
You might think the conversation with the two thespians would mirror the drama. Oh, but you couldn't be more wrong. Watch below as I open my heart to Ryan Gosling in the opening moments of our chat and he educates me about a very particular kind of self-gratification. Dirty amazing stuff. Ryan Gosling just soared to the upper echelon of my favorite interviewee list.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Despite his status as the "Green Lantern" lead, Ryan Reynolds is pulling double duty in the comic book world as Deadpool in the antihero's upcoming solo film. Since the "Deadpool" movie was announced, Reynolds has been very vocal regarding his desire for the film to stick closely to the character's comic book roots, specifically the need to break down the fourth wall.
With "Zombieland" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick set to tackle the "Deadpool" script, fans can only hope that the screenwriters are adhering to Reynolds' wishes to keep the story close to the merc with a mouth's origins. Luckily, it sounds like the actor's vocal desires aren't falling on deaf ears.
"I talk to them every single day," Reynolds told MTV News during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival. "We're all very sick of each other already. It's actually a really wonderful creative trifecta — we're having a very good time."
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The fantastic performance by Elijah Wood in Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has set the bar for hobbit roles everywhere. Well before Frodo there was Bilbo, star of Guillermo del Toro's upcoming adaptation of "The Hobbit." When MTV's Josh Horowitz spoke to Wood at Sundance this week, he asked the "Rings" star who his pick would be for the as-yet-uncast role.
"I honestly love the initial rumor from way back when, which was James McAvoy," he said. Read More...
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: We average American audiences still have another two months to wait until "The Runaways" hits theaters, but those lucky enough to have attended Sundance this past week already had their first look during the film's premiere. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning chatted with MTV about how they felt going into the film.
"I'm so glad that we can let other people know [about the story]. I had never even heard of the story, and a lot of young people hadn't," Kristen said about how she was happy she joined the film.
As for whether they found any aspect of the film particularly daunting, Dakota seemed to have taken it all in stride. "I wasn't dreading anything, actually. I was just really excited to actually do it. It's one of those things, like, you don't know how it's going to feel until you're actually there. And for me, 'Cherry Bomb' was really what kind of summed the experience up for me," Dakota said.
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Call it "a live-action 'Call of Duty.'" Call it "fast, smart, hard." Call it a remake, a reimagining, whatever. The new "Red Dawn" is high on our list of action flicks that have us pumped about the 2010 cinema schedule. And while the updated version will make some key changes to the 1984 flick's storyline, the original's red, white and blue center will stay just the same.
"It's definitely a new interpretation," star Josh Hutcherson told MTV News while promoting "The Kids Are All Right" at Sundance. "We've changed quite a bit of the story, but the heart of the story is there. The American, patriotic feel of the original, rising up against the invaders, is still definitely there. The Chinese are invading now, so we're switching that up just to stay with the times a little bit." Read More...