For the third time in four years, Olivia Wilde, with her partners David Darg and Bryn Mooser, has brought a short-form documentary to the Tribeca Film Festival, but this year, their project has a special significance to the city of New York. "The Rider and the Storm" tells the story of Timmy Brennan, an avid surfer who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy, who turned the disaster into an opportunity to help is his community.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Wilde, Darg, and Mooser to talk about the project and what it means to bring Brennan's story to a larger audience.
Read more after the jump!
Have you ever wondered by Olivia Wilde's last name is "Wilde"? Don't just assume that its some sexy-sounding stage name. Her last name is "Wilde" because she has a love of every creature in the animal kingdom.
On the latest episode of After Hours, Wilde and MTV News' Josh Horowitz explore the amazing world of wild animals, and they'll even have a few special —
Wait, no, I'm being told that I legally cannot promise anything like what I was going to promise.
Learn all about it on the newest edition of After Hours!
Blooper sure are wacky, aren't they? The gag reel at the end of movie can even get more laughs than the film itself. That's definitely the case when it comes to the bloopers for celebrity interviews. The only problem is that you rarely get to see what's left on the cutting room floor.
That's why the newest episode of After Hours is such a treat.
Watch in uncensored delight as the cast of "Butter," featuring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, and Rob Corddry, keep it real with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, and just maybe you'll learn that celebrities are people too, people who are afraid of gamma beams infiltrating our minds.
"Butter" opens in theaters on Friday, October 5 and is available now On Demand.
We can say without hesitation that "Butter," the comedy starring Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, and Ty Burrell, is the biggest movie event of the year when it comes to films about carving spreadable dairy products.
That is exactly why we're proud to bring you an exclusive clip from "Butter" that sets up the heated competition to win a small town's butter carving competition.
At least for the next few years, Chris Hemsworth will be able to keep the longer locks that have come with his newfound status as an A-lister. Next year, the "Avengers" member takes a trip back to the 1970s for director Ron Howard and the Formula 1 racing drama, "Rush."
The first official images and a plot synopsis for the film, which also stars Olivia Wilde, have come online on the movie's official site.
Check out the photos and learn more about the movie after the jump!
The new trailer for "Deadfall," a crime thriller starring Erica Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Charlie Hunnam, should teach you a very valuable lesson. If you've just robbed a casino, do not drive around in the wintry weather with the cash out on the back seat.
The preview for the film, which debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, went online today over at Hulu.
Click past the jump to see the first trailer for "Deadfall."
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."
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."
Didn't we tell you "Cabin in the Woods" is a film you should see? Never doubt us. We're not the only ones watching it, as "Prometheus" executive producer Damon Lindelof clearly agrees. With a reaction like this, we can only imagine the twists and surprises that await those of you who have yet to see the film. He's not the only one pouring out love for "Cabin," as you'll see in this week's Twitter-Wood. Just beware of reading reviews, we hear spoilers are afoot!
Speaking of Joss Whedon, writer Warren Ellis tweeted about working with Whedon on "Wastelanders." It's potentially his next project taking the form of a web-series Whedon described as "very dark and very grown-up, but it's the next thing that I want to say..." Fingers crossed!
Also see what Olivia Wilde is listening to and Yvette Brown and Edward Norton are watching in April 11, 2012's Twitter-Wood.
Olivia Wilde might not be the next Lara Croft, but she (and Steve Buscemi) might be the next stars to join forces with Steve Carell for "Burt Wonderstone."
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the duo are in talks to join the project as Carell's love interest and longtime partner who quits their Las Vegas magician act, respectively. Jim Carrey and James Gandolfini are also in negotiations to come on board. "Burt Wonderstone" is scheduled to begin filming in January.
Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!