Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Singing groups have long been popular on school campuses, but it wasn’t until Glee came along that they started blowing up the screen. Universal’s similarly themed movie Pitch Perfect proved a big hit last year, and now DreamWorks is following suit with an a cappella feature of its own.
Like Pitch Perfect, which was very loosely based on a book, DreamWorks’ picture takes inspiration from real-life events. Specifically, it’ll be based on the unlikely rise of Indiana University’s ultra-popular choral group Straight No Chaser. Michael Sucsy (The Vow) is set to helm. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’d be an exaggeration to say that Rachel McAdams owes her career to Nicholas Sparks, but only somewhat. Along with Mean Girls, it was her starring turn in The Notebook that really established her as an in-demand young actress. So perhaps it’s out of gratitude that she’s returned to Sparks territory for The Vow, another predictably weepy romance penned by the bestselling author.
There’s no such excuse for fellow Sparks veteran Channing Tatum‘s decision to join her, seeing as he was doing just fine before he starred in last year’s Dear John, and has been doing even better ever since. Then again, getting paid millions to sing along to Meat Loaf and make out with McAdams is probably its own reward.
Directed by Michael Sucsy, The Vow follows a devoted husband (Tatum) as he attempts to woo his wife (McAdams) back when a coma wipes out the last five years of her memories — including the entirety of their courtship. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
Hailee Steinfeld, Dave Franco, and Deborah Ann Woll have been offered the leads in Rosaline, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet that’s told from the perspective of the girl Romeo ditches to be with Juliet. Michael Sucsy is directing from a script by by (500) Days of Summer writers Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber, which in turn is an adaptation of Rebecca Serle‘s forthcoming debut novel When You Were Mine. The comedy will use modern-day dialogue in a 16th-century Verona setting.
Woll would play the title character, while Franco and Steinfeld could play Romeo and Juliet, respectively. If Steinfeld signs on it’ll be her second time playing the iconic character, as she’s also lined up to play Juliet for Carlo Carlei’s more straightforward adaptation. Much as I like Steinfeld, her casting here strikes me as a bit off since she’s eleven years younger than Woll and Franco — but maybe that’s part of the story? [Showblitz]
After the jump, Anne Hathaway becomes a producer, and Sawyer from Lost explores the world of competitive international breakdancing. Really.
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Some of you — and you’ll know who you are immediately — just got plans locked in for your 2012 Valentine’s Day. That’s when The Vow will release, allowing us to watch Channing Tatum make one hundred minutes worth of earnest faces as he tries to win back the love of his wife (Rachel McAdams), who doesn’t remember anything of her former life after an accident. And then Scott Speedman enters the picture, and makes things even worse. The trailer below will let you know exactly what The Vow is promising to deliver.
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