FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: It's official: Cute-as-pie 9-year-old model-actress Mackenzie Foy will play Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) half-vampire-half-human daughter, Renesmee, in "Breaking Dawn."
In a special note posted to "Twilight"'s Facebook page, "Saga" author Stephenie Meyer confirmed the earlier casting rumors writing: "Hi Everyone! Congratulations to the Twilight Facebook Fan Page! 15 million fans! You guys never cease to amaze me. In other news... Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy. She's an amazing young actress and I'm excited to work with her. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!"
Head over to Hollywood Crush for the full story and hit the comments to tell us what you think of the casting!
I can't take things like this on a Monday morning. Granted, it ran on Friday night. I didn't peek at it until now though.
"Twilight" isn't anything new on this blog. Hollywood Crush handles most of the heavy lifting in that regard now, but I still cover the Stephenie Meyer franchise when it seems relevant to the larger world of movies. Frankly though, I'm not sure who today's Daily TwitPic is relevant to.
British rock & roll group Motorhead has been around since the mid-'70s, but there's been only one constant in the band: bassist, singer, songwriter and founder Ian Fraser Kilmister, a man known to most of the world as Lemmy. A rock god personified. I'm not sure what brought him and "Eclipse" actor BooBoo Stewart together for the photo op after the jump, but it is an undeniably bizarre sight.
Also, can I be the first to say that "Breaking Dawn" should open with "Orgasmatron" playing over it? Read More...
It's a bizarre day, MTV Movies Blog readers. The 16-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber is getting a biopic. In 3-D. Directed by "An Inconvenient Truth" helmer Davis Guggenheim. And it will release next year, for Valentine's Day weekend. Also, my birthday.
Strange times. Pigs are most definitely not flying, not here in New York City at any rate, but this Bieber/Guggenheim collaboration really is happening. And why not? Bieber is a towering figure in the current pop culture landscape. Guggenheim is a top-level documentary filmmaker. Who better to tell the story of Bieber's sudden -- remember, he only came into the spotlight last year -- meteoric rise to success? It's with that in mind that I offer these other potential subjects for our most talented documentary filmmakers... Read More...
1. "Inception" ($60.4 million)
2. "Despicable Me" ($32.7 million)
3. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" ($17.4 million)
4. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" ($13.5 million)
5. "Toy Story 3" ($11.7 million)
The mind is the scene of the crime, and judging by the weekend's box office results, many of you were witnesses as Christopher Nolan's "Inception" arrived in theaters this weekend with enough fanfare to score an easy first place finish ahead of it's competitors. Read More...
I have some homework for you, Twilighters. It's totally optional, so feel free to skip it if you don't feel like doing it. But now that "Eclipse" is out, we want to know what you think. It's a safe bet that many of you are seeing the movie this weekend, whether or not you've already seen it. Write in and tell us what you thought. Use the comments section of this post. We'll go through your thoughts next week and break out another blog post highlighting some of your reviews. I only ask that you avoid any profanity -- the blog will censor you anyway -- and be respectful.
If you haven't heard by now, we officially have a new Spider-Man. British actor Andrew Garfield is Sony's choice to don the red-and-blue tights for the studio's Marc Webb-directed "Spider-Man" reboot, set to swing into theaters on July 3, 2012.
Garfield isn't exactly a household name — in fact, he's a barely known quantity in Hollywood, although moviegoers will get a good look at him thanks to his starring turn in "The Social Network." But many of you who are familiar with his work are undoubtedly excited by the inspired casting choice. Those of you who aren't familiar with him — well, you shouldn't worry too much. Garfield is far from being the only unknown quantity to spearhead a major film franchise.
After the jump, we've listed a few other major properties that have launched without well-known actors occupying the leading roles. (as usual, click the pic up top to check out the full image gallery) Read More...
I wouldn't have thought it would be, but it looks like there's quite a box office showdown shaping up for this weekend. The vampires of "Twilight" hit theaters on Wednesday with the long-awaited release of the David Slade-directed third entry in that franchise, "Eclipse." Seems like a surefire weekend winner.
Then "The Last Airbender" came along last night, thumbing its nose at a mounting number of so-so reviews to open at $16 million. And so, a "Last Airbender" weekend box office upset seems possible, if unlikely. The smart money this weekend is definitely on "Eclipse." And I guess I know how this poll is going to go before I run it. But I'm curious to know how many of you think "Airbender" has a shot at toppling the mighty "Twilight" vampires.
Who knew that all it would take to bring the worlds of "Twilight" and HBO's "True Blood" together was Bruce Willis? Nikki Reed and Deborah Ann Woll are now confirmed for starring roles in "Catch .44," Deadline reports. They join Willis, Malin Ackerman and Forest Whitaker in a story that follows three hottie female assassins who are sent off on a suicide mission. The movie, which starts shooting in Louisiana on July 8, will be directed by relative newcomer Aaron Harvey, who made his 2007 debut with "The Evil Woods."
Happy Canada Day, readers! On this day in 1867, the Constitution Act was signed into being. The document effectively merged a group of British lands in North America into a single, unified country while also laying out the basic framework of the nation's government. It is a time now for the general celebration of all things Canadian. I'm here to do our part on the MTV Movies Blog, paying tribute to some of the amazing contributions Canada and her sons & daughters have made in Hollywood. Read More...
I have to admit, the results of this poll surprise me a bit. Fandango polled more than 1,700 "Eclipse" ticket shoppers to see who they consider the most exciting new addition to the cast. BooBoo Stewart, who plays 15-year-old Quileute werewolf Seth Clearwater, earned himself 33% of the votes, the highest by a fairly wide margin. Coming in at #2 with 19% of the vote is Xavier Samuel, who plays doomed Victoria henchman Riley. Frankly, I would have pegged Samuel for #1. But what do I know?
Here are the results of the poll so you can see the full spread:
- Seth Clearwater (BooBoo Stewart) 33%
- Riley (Xavier Samuel) 19%
- Bree (Jodelle Ferland) 16%
- Quil Ateara (Tyler Housman) 10%
- Lucy (Kirsten Prout) 8%
- Leah Clearwater (Julia Jones) 8%
- Maria (Catalina Sandino Moreno) 4%
- Royce King II, Rosalie’s fiance (Jack Huston) 3%
Would any of you Twilighters care to venture a guess why BooBoo would come out on top? Does Seth Clearwater factor very heavily into the book? He certainly has more than one scene in the movie, but it's not a huge role. Read More...