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Can you see "The Devil Wears Prada" star Emily Blunt as kick-ass heroine Katniss Everdeen in director Gary Ross' upcoming "Hunger Games" adaptation? At 27, Blunt's a bit older than Katniss' 16 years to be sure... but if the almost-30-year-old "kids" from "Glee" can do it, why not Emily?

We're only asking because the topic of "Hunger Games" came up when MTV's Josh Horowitz chatted with Blunt at the press day for "Gulliver's Travels." The actress revealed that she was deep into reading the first novel in author Suzanne Collins' gritty young-adult trilogy -- about a brutal post-apocalyptic world in which the government forces children to fight to the death in a yearly televised event -- and was absolutely loving it. "I'm two thirds of the way through, and kind of riveted by it and terrified by it at the same time," she said. "I can't stop reading it." Of course, Josh had to ask: Does Blunt want to star in the movie adaptation?

"Yeah, I think I'm too old," she replied. When Josh agreed that Blunt was "obviously" too old for the role of Katniss, but could perhaps tackle a more age-appropriate part, the actress jokingly shot back, "Obviously, you're ancient." Read More...

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Emily Blunt has played a lot of wildly different parts in her career -- a cutthroat magazine assistant in "The Devil Wears Prada," a crime-scene spiffer-upper in "Sunshine Cleaning," the queen of England in "The Young Victoria" and now, in "Gulliver's Travels" (in theaters December 25), the thimble-sized princess of Liliput. But she's never before -- to our knowledge at least-- played an ax-wielding, time-traveling, futuristic farm girl.

As the sassy actress told MTV News at the press junket for "Gulliver's Travels," she'll do exactly that in the upcoming sci-fi time-travel thriller "Looper." Written and directed by visionary "Brick" filmmaker Rian Johnson, "Looper" also stars Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with both actors playing the same man in different time periods.

"It's sort of post-apocalypto time travel, time-traveling world where it's a dog-eat-dog world," Blunt said of the film. "And it's set in sort of 2050 or 2060, that sort of time, when the world has gone to s***." Read More...

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Jack Black and Jason Segel are arguably two of the funniest men working in movies right now. Black has been a fixture on the comedy scene for many years, lending his unique brand of manic humor to films from "High Fidelity" to "School of Rock" to the animated "Kung Fu Panda." Segel, meanwhile, has earned his funnyman stripes on the TV show "How I Met Your Mother" and in the recent flicks "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You, Man." He's also the guy pulling the strings of the upcoming, cameo-laden and much-buzzed-about "Muppets" movie (in which Black co-stars).

With Black and Segel's modern-day comedic adaptation of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" hitting theaters Christmas Day (December 25), MTV's Josh Horowitz asked the duo to educate him in the art of being funny. The result is the extremely amusing video "Humor: A Comedic Exploration," in which the funnymen impart pearls of wisdom such as these: Rainbow-colored clown wigs are highly comical, and going sans pants equals instant laughs (something Segel knows plenty about from his "Sarah Marshall" days). But more than anything else, Segel and Black wanted to emphasize that the best kind of comedy springs forth from the loins... as in the literal groin area. Read More...

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And off to Lilliput we go! A new trailer for 20th Century Fox's "Gulliver's Travels" has hit the Web, and this is not your grandparents' version of the story. I don't remember the Lilliputians rocking out to KISS, having Iron Man-style fighting machines or being willing to act as human foosball players, but maybe my memory's just a bit rusty. But the fact there are more "Star Wars" references (two!) than there are butt jokes (one!) definitely tips the scales in the film's favor.

To refresh, this contemporary version of "Gulliver's Travels" follows a travel writer named Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) who is assigned a story on the Bermuda Triangle, but ends up getting swept off to the mysterious land of Lilliput. Here he is a giant and, by using some well-intentioned lies, he becomes the Lilliputians' hero. Eventually they find out his secret, but he tries to win back their affections by stopping an attack by their hated neighbors, the Blefescu. Oh, and he's trying to help Horatio (Jason Segel) win over the Princess of Lilliputia (Emily Blunt) in the meantime. Read More...

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MTV's Fall Preview week of exclusives continues today with a look at the hottest upcoming movies of the next four months. We know what you should see and why you should see it, and we've got it all right here. Keep it locked to MTV News and MTV Movies Blog for continued updates throughout the week!

What's It Called: "Gulliver's Travels"

What It's About: A travel writer gets an assignment in the Bermuda Triangle. As you might expect, things go awry and the poor guy ends up washed ashore on an island populated by little people. Very little, like a couple of inches tall little.

Who's In It: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Catherine Tate, Billy Connolly. Directed by Rob Letterman.

Why You Should Care: It's a classic children's tale upgraded with modern-day ideas and starring Jack Black. Also, the always excellent Nick Stoller co-wrote it.

When You Can See It: December 22

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Back in the spring, we revealed that Jack Black will be "stirring things up" in the upcoming big-budget adaptation of the classic fable "Gulliver's Travels." Well, now we can add an additional trait to Black's character...dancer.

That's right, at the Sundance Film Festival "Gulliver's Travels" co-star Amanda Peet dished on her upcoming role as Black's editor (and love interest) who follows him after he doesn't return from an assignment. While clearly thrilled with playing "a giant," Peet was most excited about a little on-set song-and-dance.

"I saw Jack Black dancing in playback. He gets to sing and dance and that was one of the great joys of my life," Peet exclaimed to MTV News. Read More...

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'Emily Blunt'The story appeared more than 300 years ago, but it seems as if Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” was written with the specific idea that one day Jack Black might portray the title character. Lemuel Gulliver, after all, is a giant among the tiny Lilliputian people he encounters after a shipwreck, a man whose fish-out-water energy both meshes with and disrupts life for the native population.

Joining in the adventure -- which is part satire on the human condition, part fantastical travel epic, part absurdist comedy -- will be Emily Blunt. While promoting her newest film, “Sunshine Cleaning,” the British actress revealed fresh details about a “Gulliver’s” production that is still very much under wraps. Read More...

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Emily BluntJack Black has some friends to hang out with in Lilliput. Variety reports that Emily Blunt and Jason Segel have signed on for Rob Letterman's "Gulliver's Travels," a re-imagining of the Jonathan Swift classic.

Black will play Lemuel Gulliver, a travel writer who takes an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle and ends up washing ashore on the island of Lilliput, where he is a giant among the tiny population. Blunt will play a Lilliputian princess who falls for Black. Segel will play Horatio, a Lilliput native who quickly becomes Guilliver's best friend, and who helps him escape when he is captured. Read More...

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Jack BlackYou can rest easy tonight, because the next Jack Black comedy is now set in stone. According to Variety, Black is set to star in "Gulliver's Travels," a contemporary take on the classic Jonathan Swift story. It will be directed by Nicholas Stoller, the director behind "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and penned by "Shrek" writer Joe Stillman.

Black will play Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer, who is on assignment to the Bermuda Triangle (who the heck did he annoy for that job?) when he is suddenly washed ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput. It's a friendly island, filled with happy and industrious people -- but they are all miniature, making Black a giant among them. Read More...

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