The Playlist have posted an article with some more details regarding the plot for Emma’s upcoming Woody Allen picture Magic In The Moonlight, as well as two LQ images:
Set in the 1920s on the French Riviera (wait, why isn’t this at Cannes again??), Woody Allen’s 5,0000th film (ok, less), “Magic In The Moonlight,” is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. And, of course, personal and professional complications ensue. That’s all we’ve known for several months, but new plot details have emerged along with two new photos from the film.
If you’ve seen the PBS documentary on Woody Allen (or hell, read closely about him at all), you know he has a well-known “drawer” of ideas—literally sometimes just scraps of paper, each with a one-sentence idea—that he’s amassed over the years. When stuck for a movie-concept, the über-prolific writer sometimes just opens the drawer, grabs a random scrap of paper and thinks, “OK, yeah, this will be my next movie,” and then goes to town on his typewriter (no, really).
And so, “Magic In the Moonlight” is one of those ideas. According to a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, Allen had kicked around the idea of a rom com about an Englishman who sets out to expose a phony mystic, only to end up falling for her for a long time.
“I had it on a piece of notepaper in my drawer for ages,” Allen told the magazine. “I knew it was a good plot, but I kept seeing it as a contemporary thing and something about that just didn’t smell right to me. Then when it occurred to me it could be set in the south of France in the 1920s, all of a sudden it just felt good.”
Shot by the great Darius Khondji, who also shot Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” “Magic In The Moonlight” is due in theaters July 25.
Following the recent announcement that Spider-Man is the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organized by WWF, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone from the highly anticipated motion picture The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have chosen to back two separate projects on ‘Earth Hour Blue’, a new crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for the planet.
With a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become a Super Hero for the planet, the new platform launched from Earth Hour’s global headquarters in Singapore will allow anyone to use their voice or their dollar to take action and support projects across the globe.
Now run globally from Singapore at the heart of Asia, Earth Hour has rapidly grown to involve hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life and global landmarks across 7000 cities and towns and 154 countries and territories.
Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is supporting the Earth Hour Blue project ‘A Flame Called Hope’. The project aims to provide clean bio-gas energy for local communities in Nepal, thereby reducing deforestation and providing an alternate means of livelihood for families in the area.
Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises have marked out a December 25, 2014 release date for their untitled Cameron Crowe film, which stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin. Scott Rudin is producing with Crowe, who wrote and directed the romantic comedy. There’s still no title, but the plot centers on a defense contractor (Cooper) who falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) after he is assigned to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii.
The following contains spoilers so if you haven’t seen first movie or read the comics and want to stay spoiler-free I suggest you not to go ahead and read.
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Emma is #6 on Empire’s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars poll, and here’s what they have to say about her:
6. EMMA STONE
Not every young actress can combine looks with actual funniness, but Emma Stone is genuinely witty both on and off screen. Admirably centred in her career and personal life, she’s gorgeous and gregarious but also capable of bring thoughtful in the likes of “Crazy, Stupid, Love”. She can even battle the undead, as she showed in “Zombieland“, so she’s the first person we want around in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Her Gwen Stacy won over “Spider-Man” (and, in real-life, Andrew Garfield), but her ballsy, whip-smart high schooler Olive in “Easy A” was the perfect role.
STROKE OF CHARM
No one is safe from her photo bombing. Not even her boyfriend.
As soon as DreamWorks Animation’s caveman cartoon The Croods hit theaters and earned over $44 million in its opening weekend, there was no doubt a sequel was inevitable. There were no guarantees that the film’s principal cast would be coming back to reprise their roles, but it was hard to imagine any circumstances that would have to happen to prevent them. In an interview with directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, Coming Soon has confirmed that Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds will indeed be coming back for the second flick, tentatively called The Croods 2. Still not as good as getting Cage to play an actual caveman in a live-action film, but it’s probably the closest we’ll get.
Still in a few dozen theaters here in the States, The Croods is the ninth most profitable movie of 2013 so far, earning over $187 million domestically, with a worldwide total of over $585 million. The film wasn’t great in quality terms, but it was better than Turbo and beat the diminishing returns of the Madagascar series – to me at least. For anyone thinking a Croods sequel could just write itself, however, Sanders’ words aren’t exactly encouraging.
Said the director, “There’s not much to talk about yet because we’ve got a big lump of clay and we’re forming it as we speak.” They do have plans to fill the world with some ideas that went unused in the first one. “[There will be] lots of good creatures,” confirms DeMicco. “We’ve got creatures that never got into the first movie. We’re going to take a very, very close look at those.” Hot damn! Creatures!
There’s no word just yet on the return of the supporting cast, which included Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman, but I can’t imagine they’d all turn down this fairly easy paycheck. I still don’t understand why Clark Duke’s comedic gifts aren’t being used in every other movie at this point in his career, but every film counts, I guess.
Currently filming Vic Amrstrong’s readaptation of Left Behind, Cage will soon be seen in what will hopefully be a late-career-high role in David Gordon Green’s Joe. Reynolds was recently seen (or more accurately not seen) in the box office tanker R.I.P.D. as well as the aforementioned Turbo, but his next film, the comedy horror The Voices sounds pretty amazing. Stone will be returning to the role of Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Marc Webb, and I can’t wait to see her in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ensemble comedy Birdman next year.
Emma graced the cover of Fairlady magazine’s September 2013 issue. While striking a few gorgeous poses for the spread, the “Easy A” hottie dished about her childhood and even reveals why she loves comedies.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Stone’s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Fairlady!
On taking comedic roles:
“I would much rather be seen as funny than sexy. And I love watching comedies. When I was growing up, I fell in love with the old ‘Saturday Night Live’ shows and I was inspired by people like Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and John Candy. They were real trailblazers for me.”
“My mother started taking me to acting classes because she thought it would help me focus my energies. I was this really anxious kid in grad school. I had my first panic attack when I was eight years old. I don’t know why, but as a kid I worried about things like our house burning down, and I’d wring my hands all the time. So my parents took me to a therapist. While I was figuring things out, something happened where I just thought, okay, all right, I want to act.”
On living the Hollywood lifestyle:
“Sometimes it’s hard to adjust to all the traveling and being away so much. You go into this microcosm of people and you get really close and then you leave and you never really see them again. And then you go somewhere else and do it all over again. It’s like one summer camp after another, without ever going home in between.”
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Stone was rumored to be in talks to make her Broadway debut in the upcoming revival of CABARET in the role of Sally Bowles. Now according to the New York Times, Stone has pulled out of the upcoming show. Stone’s publicist told NYT that she “has scheduling conflicts with a feature film that prevent her from joining the musical.”
Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall will co-direct the production, which will open at Studio 54 next spring. A Roundabout spokesperson told NYT: “Roundabout is in the casting phase and exploring if the production can come together with the most ideal cast.”
Earlier this spring, BWW reported that Anne Hathaway was under consideration for the iconic role however her publicist promptly denied the report to the New York Times. However it was confirmed by Cabaret composer John Kander that the Roundabout Theater Company, which revived the musical back in 1998, is planning to bring the show back to Studio 54 in early 2014. Alan Cumming is attached to reprise his role as the Emcee with rehearsals scheduled to get underway in January 2014.
Stone most recently appeared on the big screen in “Gangster Squad” and lent her voice to DreamWorks hit animated film “The Croods.” Next summer she will reprise her role as Gwen Stacy in the second installment of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”