2012 is the year of Snow White. There are currently two different films on their way into the theater based on the classic fairy tale: Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, due June 1, 2012, and Relativity's Mirror Mirror, which is scheduled to open this weekend. As they've come together, it's been tough keeping up with the separate films and trying to not get them confused, so I'm helping you out. Check out who's who in each movie now before you see them and have the chance to determine which movie is the fairest of them all.
In yet more movie news of the weird, Variety is reporting that Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" will be turned into a "$65 million fantasy musical," and will star Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane and John Turturro. The article continues:
Titled "Nutcracker — The Untold Story," the movie is based on the fairy story that inspired the ballet. Tim Rice is contributing lyrics to eight new songs using Tchaikovsky's scores, from "The Nutcracker" itself and from his concertos and symphonies.
Lane gifts the Nutcracker doll to Fanning in 1920s Vienna and Turturro plays the evil Mouse King. Kevin Phipps, art director of "Troy" and "V for Vendetta," is supervising the visuals and the sets.
The article also states that the movie is privately funded because the filmmakers assumed distributors would be wary of a script that is dependent upon so much CGI. So, it could be awesome because there is no giant distributor breathing down their necks and they have free reign, or it could just be weird. I'm envisioning something like the Narnia Chronicles, though I hope that's not how it turns out. Do you think this "Nutcracker" will turn out well?
Broadway's First Couple, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were out for the opening of the new musical Curtains in NY last night. Off the stage and screen, SJP is gearing up for another big premiere -- her new fashion line Bitten. Though the public won't get a chance to buy the clothes until June 7, Fab's got a sneak peek of the line. The clothes are a bit tamer than some of the fabulous get-ups she's known to wear, but don't think that SJP is above wearing her budget wares -- we saw her out in one of the dresses last week!
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