This week brought so much exciting casting news: Michelle Williams is in talks to star in a romantic thriller, Garrett Hedlund is heading off the road into a sequel, and Scott Speedman is joining a Ryan Reynolds project. We've compiled this week's important casting updates, so check out those and more, like upcoming projects for a Gossip Girl guy and a Community girl!
ABC's new drama Last Resort premieres tonight, and I recently sat down with a few cast members to talk about the series. Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, Autumn Reeser, and Daisy Betts chatted about how it's more than just a military drama, the "man candy" factor, and whether they've had a chance to get on a real sub yet.
Scott Speedman plays the guy who threatens to come between Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in The Vow, and when we sat down with him at a recent press day for the movie, we talked about his onscreen fistfight and bringing some likability to his role as "the other man." Scott said he identified with the movie's romantic themes and also had kind words to say about his costars Channing and Rachel. Check out our interview and catch The Vow in theaters starting today!
Scott Speedman seemed to be in high spirits and was looking hot last night at the NYC premiere of his latest film, Barney's Version. He was joined by costars Paul Giamatti and the lovely Minnie Driver, who spiced up the red carpet in a strapless gold and black minidress. Paul and Scott play friends in the quirky tale of an unlucky-in-love character named Barney. The film was among the honorees showcased at the Toronto Film Festival and made Buzz's list of January's must-see movies. Paul's in the market of working with extremely good-looking castmates as he preps to start filming The Ides of March this Spring with Hollywood's hottest bachelors Ryan Gosling and George Clooney. Not to be outdone by Paul, Scott also recently signed on to another handsome ensemble, joining Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams on their upcoming drama, The Vow.
It was a good weekend of manjoyment in Canada, with a handful of Hollywood's hottest touching down to promote movie projects at the Toronto Film Festival. Josh Hartnett had a busy Saturday at the premiere of his Bunraku before moving on with his cast to the afterparty. Scott Speedman looked good in his denim shirt with his costars like Minnie Driver at a press conference for Barney's Version. Matt Damon, meanwhile, kept the good times going at a screening of Hereafter with Bryce Dallas Howard and their director, Clint Eastwood. Freida Pinto and Dev Patel upped the festival's cute factor by making an adorable and PDA-filled cameo supporting her new Woody Allen project, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton stuck together for their red carpet debut of Vanishing on 7th Street. Ryan Reynolds arrived late in the afternoon to prep for his upcoming press duties on behalf of Buried. The cinema event is in full swing following a star-studded few days, in which the highlight was Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's appearance to show off his The Town — stay tuned for lots more news and photos as TIFF continues!
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Paul Giamatti has no problem getting women in Barney's Version — just not the right one. Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, the story centers around the thrice-married Barney Panofsky (Giamatti) and his wives (most notably Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre and a funny Minnie Driver). Dustin Hoffman plays Barney's bawdy father, while — if you watch very closely — Scott Speedman appears as one of his friends. I'm already giving the ensemble my stamp of approval, but watch the trailer when you read more
The Strangers director Bryan Bertino takes a simple storyline based in reality ("inspired," in fact, by true events) and tells it with such careful realism that our own basic human terror, usually lying dormant within us, rises inescapably to the surface. He has figured out a perfectly lethal recipe for horror movie success: take a large dose of realism, add a few scary things and then patiently wait for the fear to rise.
This movie is a great example of a horror/suspense film done well. We human beings already have so many fears just lying inside us, waiting to be tapped into. We don't need two hours of cheap jump scares (looking at you, Prom Night) or gratuitous, nauseating gore. We just have to witness very simple, normal things that could happen to plant a tiny seed of fear in the backs of our minds. Then, all it takes is a patient, detail-oriented filmmaker to nurture that seed until it grows into all-consuming terror.
To see the basic plotline and how it somehow so thoroughly scared the living daylights out of me, read more
Movie Preview: The Strangers I'm currently working on my full review of The Strangers, starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman but I'll go ahead and tell you now: it's so scary! I'm posting the full trailer here today to get you scary movie fans pumped up, and to remind you that there are some cool, smaller movies making their way into theaters nowadays besides the big blockbusters.
I'm currently working on my full review of The Strangers, starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman but I'll go ahead and tell you now: it's so scary! I'm posting the full trailer here today to get you scary movie fans pumped up, and to remind you that there are some cool, smaller movies making their way into theaters nowadays besides the big blockbusters.
But OMG I cannot even watch this trailer! That's how not recovered I am from the screening. Anyway, after the jump check out the trailer and tell me: does this look terrifying? Or tame?
The movie opens tomorrow, May 30. To see the trailer read more
Dolce and Gabbana threw a party at Baoli, Port Canto during the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, and things must have gotten hotter because the dresses keep getting shorter. Lindsay Lohan looked spectacular in a short mini green dress and a beautiful sparkler on her finger. Hmmm, could it be a gift from one of her many suitors? Also looking happier than ever was Kate Hudson in her LWD. No sign of Lance but apparently he was there, and the new couple were spotted dancing and kissing. Cannes juror Natalie Portman continued to look cute, and we still have a soft spot for Scott Speedman, who posed with his co-star Rachel Blanchard.
Lots more images including Keri Washington, Naomi Campbell, Petra Nemcova and more so read more