After the disappointing GHOSTBUSTERS 2 followed one of the most popular films of the early 80?s the GHOSTBUSTERS franchise has been left in a state of limbo, with the only legitimate development being the two animated Television series’ that were released shortly after the first and second films.
A third film in the franchise has been teased for a long time by former Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd with Sony seemingly eager for the original team to once again put on the iconic proton packs. The only hurdle has been Bill Murray’s involvement, after a long back and fourth between Aykroyd, Sony and the general public it has become very clear Mr Murray has no desire whatsoever to reprise his role as Peter Venkman. Now it seems that Sony is finally ready to press ahead with long stalled GHOSTBUSTERS 3 without Bill Murray, as a new rumour claims that offers have been made to two of the most highly talented and demanded young actors in Hollywood.
Jonah Hill (21 JUMP STREET) and Emma Stone (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) have both been offered roles in the upcoming sequel, if they accept then they will play the parts of Jeremy and Anna. Who Jeremy and Anna are is unclear at the moment but it’s safe to assume they would be part of a new younger generation of Ghostbusters possibly even children of the original members. It’s to early to get excited yet but we can certainly be cautiously optimistic that GHOSTBUSTERS 3 is inching ever closer to getting the greenlight from Sony. The possible involvement of these two actors is definitely an exciting prospect after losing leading actor Bill Murray and it would be great to see them work together again after the brilliant SUPERBAD.
While we have to wait to get our first look at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″, a new still has surfaced showing Gwen and Peter.
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.
Spreading positivity on her daytime talk show for about a decade has made her a household name, and now, Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most likeable woman in Hollywood.
According to an iHeartRadio survey, the affable host earned a whopping 35.1% of the vote, trouncing Jennifer Lawrence at #2 (17.7%) and Emma Stone at #3 (13.4%).
Following the friendly ladies were Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, and Anna Kendrick.
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.”
Some newlyweds get big names like Mike Tyson and John Travolta to grace them with their presence on their special day. Others get dream couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. Some people just have all the luck, eh?
This photo was posted to Reddit Monday with the caption “Girlfriend went to her cousins wedding in London, Andrew Garfield was the best man. Oh yeah, his girlfriend came too.”
Since Spider-Man was sporting the same long hair, grown-out scruff combo in London just last week, we’re fairly certain this wedding was a recent event.
Yeah, we think every other wedding pales in comparison, too.
Woody Allen‘s latest movie, currently titled Untitled Woody Allen Project, is filming for the next 10 weeks in Nice, France.
There are not many details yet on the plot of the movie, but it’s said to be a romantic comedy that takes place in the 1920s along the Côte d’Azur in France. Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Hamish Linklater, and Eileen Atkins star.