Posts tagged Elizabeth Banks
Variety are reporting that Kristen Stewart is set to join the cast of Steven Shainberg’s comedy drama ‘The Big Shoe.’ Elizabeth Banks is also confirmed for the cast alongside Jim Sturgess. The film, the directors first feature outing since 2006′s ‘Fur,’ is described by Shainberg as combining eroticism and humor in the same vein as his 2002 film ‘Secretary.’
‘The Big Shoe’ follows a show designer (Jim Sturgess) whose family want to use his designs to make mass-produced knock-offs for fast profit. The family hires a muse (Kristen Stewart) and a psychotherapist (Elizabeth Banks) to lure him back to work when he breaks free from the family. Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance Productions will produce the film, which is penned by Steven Shainberg and Mickey Birnbaum. Filming is set to begin June 17th.
With the release of ‘Movie 43′ rapidly approaching, Relativity Media has unveiled this “What Is Movie 43?” TV spot, alongside new Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Terrence Howard-centric behind-the-scenes featurettes for the film. ’Movie 43′ features 12 different storylines, each one done by a different director including Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, and Jonathan van Tulleken.
Landing in cinemas on January 25th, the R-rated sketch comedy film features a huge ensemble cast, including the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, John Hodgman, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet.
Yahoo! Movies has released this new featurette for the R-rated sketch comedy flick, ‘Movie 43.’ Landing in cinemas on January 25th, the film features a huge cast, including the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, John Hodgman, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet. Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Jonathan Van Tulleken direct.
From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly (Hall Pass, Shallow Hal) and Charles Wessler (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber), comes Movie 43– the outrageous new ensemble comedy starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Movie 43 is not for the easily-offended and contains jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always entertaining intertwined storylines you’ll have to see to believe.
Deadline reveal that Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson and Nick Offerman have joined Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s upcoming ‘LEGO: The Piece Of Resistance,’ joining Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt and Morgan Freeman in lending their vocal talents for the upcoming 3D animated feature. Scheduled for a February 28th, 2014 release, ’LEGO: The Movie’ is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (’21 Jump Street, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’) from their own original screenplay.
The film, the first-ever full length theatrical LEGO movie, follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Chris Pratt stars as Emmet. Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks will star as two of Emmet’s fellow travelers: Vitruvius, an old mystic; and tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest. She also calls upon the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure voiced by Will Arnett, with whom she shares a history. Will Ferrell will play Emmet’s primary adversary, President Business; Liam Neeson is the president’s powerful henchman, Bad Cop; Nick Offerman is a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Brie is a member of Emmet’s team with a powerful secret.
Marking the directorial debut of screenwriter Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Fringe, Transformers), ‘People Like Us’ is a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events. The film is lead by Chris Pine as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family–and re-examine his own life choices in the process. ’People Like Us’ also stars Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass and Jon Favreau. The film opens in US cinemas June 29th. Expect a UK release date for ‘People Like Us’ soon.
Family is a big thread in the narrative….?
Chris Pine: Yeah. The humanity of the film, which is kind of a vague and large term, but it’s about family. We all have family, whether they’re disbanded or unified. Whether they’re loving or not. Whether they’re emotionally abusive in a passive-aggressive way, or they’re loving. Whatever it happens to be, we all come from a shell, a little nest. This just happens to be one of the more dysfunctional nests of all time (laughs). I liked it, I liked the humour in it, I liked the anger in it, I liked the deep layers of emotion that had been packed down and packed down and packed down.
Lionsgate has set loose these three new clips from Kirk Jones’ upcoming adaptation of the bestselling pregnancy instructional book of the same name, ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting.’ The film is described as a modern look at love through the eyes of four interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby. The ensemble cast features Elizabeth Banks, Rob Heubel, Anna Kendrick, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Cheryl Cole, Brooklyn Decker, Genesis Rodriguez, Thomas Lennon, and Wendy McLendon-Covey. ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ is scheduled for release May 18th in the US and May 23rd in the UK. Look out for my interviews with the cast this week.
Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a “dudes” support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco’s surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?