Posted February 11, 2013 by Laurel Deneen in News

This Week In Entertainment Vol. 9


This week in entertainment we continue to trek through this exhausting time of year known as Award Season, novels are being adapted into movies and casting news is everywhere!


The 66th annual BAFTA Ceremony took place last night, Sunday February 10th. The winners included Skyfall for Outstanding British Film, Quentin Tarantino Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained and Argo for Best Picture. See a list of all the winners here.


The director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rupert Wyatt recently announced that he was set on adapting the novel Birdsong, the story centers on a WWI soldier who falls in love with a married French woman before the war but who is then sent to the trenches when war breaks out.  The passion project, Wyatt attempted the adaptation three years ago and had a cast signed on before it fell apart, has also reportedly landed on a leading man. Nicholas Hoult, most recently seen as R in Warm Bodies and as Jack in the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer has signed on. Wyatt explained his choice saying “[Hoult’s] great weight, depth and range as a fearless young actor allow us to explore this timeless story of a boy broken by a tragic love affair and what it means for young men to experience the real horror of war.”   Source.


There may be a small rivalry between the casts…

The CW has given the orders to renew three of its most popular series, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural will all be back next season. This will be the second season for Arrow, the fifth for Vampire Diaries and an impressive ninth for Supernatural. The renewal of the veteran Supernatural became possible after the show’s stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki both signed new lucrative multi-season contracts.   “We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit Arrow and fan favorite Supernatural on Wednesday night, and the continued success of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “Not only do Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially.”  Source.


Wilson and Vaughn in The Internship

Fox recently offered us a peak at the new Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn vehicle The Internship with the picture below. The first picture to be released from the production features the buddy movie duo as  two old school salesmen who find themselves unemployed and unable to adapt in a digital world. The film will follow the journey of the two men as they try to reinvent themselves by becoming interns at a major technology company. The film also features Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Will Ferrell, Josh Gad and Aasif Mandvi and is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum).


In the past weeks Ryan Gosling has been busy assembling a cast for his directorial debut How to Catch a Monster. So far the blonde powerhouse has cast Christina Hendricks, Evan Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn and Matt Smith. Now Saoirse Ronan (Hannah, The Lovely Bones) has reportedly signed on as well. The film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, and follows a single mother of two as she is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. The film begins shooting this May.  Source.


Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame is set to release two films this year, and perhaps shed some of the stigma of being Harry’s redheaded best friend. Grint will star as a stranded World War II solider in the film Into The White. You can check out the newly released trailer below. Grint will follow that with a co-staring role in Necessary Death of Charlier Countryman with Shai LaBeouf.

Jonathan Groff (Glee, Boss) has landed a lead role in HBO’s comedy pilot executive produced by David Marshall Grant, Sarah Condon and Andrew Haigh. Haigh will direct the untitled pilot based on Michael Lannan’s feature script Lorimer. It revolves around three thirty-something friends living in San Francisco who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience. Groff plays an intelligent, witty, well-educated gay video game developer.    Source.


Elizabeth Olsen (Liberal Arts, Kill Your Darlings) has confirmed that she has been cast in the newest remake of the classic monster movie Godzilla. Check out what she has to say about her latest project in the video below.

The Weinstein Company has announced that it will soon add a new young adult series to its slate of productions. Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters based on the bestselling novels by Richelle Mead is set to begin filming this summer and will feature Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures) as Rose Hathaway a half-human, half-vampire student of St. Vladimir’s Academy where young vampires are taught how to properly use their powers. Rose is charged with protecting her best friend and vampire preincess Lissa and also has a secret romance with her instructor Dimitri. In other words drama abounds.    Source.

Laurel Deneen

Lover of movies, television, theater, comics and general nerdery, Laurel hails from Minneapolis Minnesota. She has a geeky husband who requires more than the average amount of attention, a dog who thinks she's a dragon and she secretly longs to be a penguin.