Daily Archives: January 25, 2010
By some strange cosmic fluke, Kristen Stewart portrays a 16-year-old runaway in both of the movies in which she appears at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
In the drama “Welcome to the Rileys,” which premiered Saturday afternoon at an industry-heavy screening at the Racquet Club Theater, the “New Moon Saga” superstar portrays someone quite unlike “Twilight’s” long-suffering vampire-lover Bella Swan. That would be Mallory, a stripper-hooker with a penchant for wearing X-shaped pasties and G-strings (and sometimes no undies at all) with fishnet stockings who makes repeated references to the state of her “private parts” and sexual acts in language not suitable for publication in a family (or even PG-13-rated) blog.
Although her “Rileys” character initially claims to be 22, it is eventually revealed that Mallory ran away at an age when most teens are first getting a drivers license to live in semi-squalor in New Orleans, where she works in a French Quarter strip club in which she charges a little extra for more personal contact.
To get ready for the flesh- and soul-bearing part, the low-key Stewart — dressed Saturday in the de facto Sundance regalia of military parka, distressed denim and sneakers — said she didn’t “prep” per se, even though she studied some stripper dancing for the sake of greater realism.
“I’m not ‘playing a stripper’” she said with dripping emphasis before the film’s first screening. “It’s really not a stripper movie at all. It sort of just opens your eyes about people that don’t have options. I know I’m speaking really vaguely about it.”
In the rock-surged comin- of-age drama “The Runaways,” Stewart portrays real-life rock icon Joan Jett, who co-founded the all-girl teenage band – yes, you guessed it – called the Runaways at age 16. The group burned brightly with righteous proto-punk fury then fizzled out between 1975 and ’79. In that film, Stewart snorts cocaine, makes out with co-star Dakota Fanning and drunkenly urinates on an electric guitar.
Did we mention that she embodies Jett almost perfectly?
“It’s, like, crazy,” Stewart said when a reporter asked her about her resemblance to one of rock’s foremost female titans. She bit her lip and ran her hand through her hair. “I can’t even accept it!”
Do you already have your “Twilight” jacket?
BB Dakota, the company that designed the casual but stylish canvas jacket that Kristen Stewartwore in “Twilight,” is creating to a Bella-inspired collection of clothes, reports Marie Claire UK.
Bella is all about comfort, simplicity and being outdoors, so the line will consist of her typical pieces: hoodies, plaid shirts skinny cords and of course, the famous hoodie jacket, which was reissued after the movie catapulted it into the Twihard consciousness.
The jacket wasn’t even supposed to be in the film, but when the director of photography objected to Bella’s brown hoodie for a scene, “Twilight” costume designer Wendy Chuck stopped by a nearby outlet store and picked up what is now known as the “Twilight” jacket, according to EW.
Oh yum…we hope the New Moon hottie goes shirtless when he leads an all-star team of sexy studs in the 4th Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl Super Bowl weekend
Are you ready to watch avid football fan Taylor Lautner throw around some pigskin Feb 6? If so, book your flights to Miami now, because DirectTV has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that Twilight’s gorgeous wereboy is leading a pack of Hollywood’s most gorgeous men in a game of flag football in Miami Feb. 6.
The other beautiful boys competing (hopefully alongside and not against Taylor – his muscles are things to be both envied and feared!) are Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, Entourage’sKevin Dillon and Christian Slater, as well as a handful of pro NFL players.
But playing with the greats isn’t Taylor’s only reason for wanting to hit the Bowl. HollywoodLife.com overheard Wolf Boy predicting to Glee star Matthew Morrison at Summit’s Golden Globes party Jan. 17 that he’s confident whichever team brings home the NFC championship this weekend will be the ones to walk away with the Super Bowl ring.
As much as we want to trust your opinion Taylor, how about we make this more interesting? Shall we wager a little bet?
EXCLUSIVE. Howard Shore is on board to compose the original score for the third film in the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Temple Hill Entertainment today confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that the Lord of the Rings composer is going to write the music for the film, following in the footsteps of Carter Burwell (who scored the first film in 2008) and Alexandre Desplat (who wrote the music for the second, New Moon). Shore has begun work, spotting the movie, this week.
Howard Shore is, of course, best known for the Tolkien trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson, an epic work that is currently touring the world in concert form, performed live to projection. Shore also recently rescored the Mel Gibson action thriller Edge of Darkness for Warner Bros, replacing John Corigliano. This film is opening in the US next week.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is based on the third novel in the series of four books written by Stephenie Meyer. The film is directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night and Hard Candy), with returning cast members including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone. Summit Entertainment will release the film on June 30.
The romantic comedy has Mandy playing a marriage counselor whose parents separate after many, many years together. She feverishly attempts to get them back together, jeopardizing her own marriage.
My Best Friend’s Wedding actor Dermot Mulroney will be making his directorial debut. Production for Love, Wedding and Marriage kicks off in New Orleans in early February.