Emily Blunt to Star in ‘Prisoners’ Director’s Next Pic ‘Sicario’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Emily Blunt is in talks to star in the thriller “Sicario,” which will be “Prisoners” helmer Denis Villeneuve’s next pic.

Basil Iwanyk will produce along with Thad and Trent Luckinbill and Molly Smith through their Black Label Media banner as well as Edward McDonnell.

Story follows an officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.

Taylor Sheridan penned the script.

Villeneuve will film later this summer, and then follow that up with the sci-fi pic “Story of Your Life,” which has Amy Adams in early talks to star. That will shoot in early 2015.

Blunt has two tentpole pics set to bow this year with Warner Bros: “The Edge of Tomorrow,” also starring Tom Cruise, bowing on June 6, and Disney’s “Into the Woods,” premiering on Christmas Day.

She is repped by CAA.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski team up for Hayao Miyazaki’s final film

Hollywood couple EMILY BLUNT and JOHN KRASINSKI are set to work together for the first time in Japanese filmmaker HAYAO MIYAZAKI’s final movie.

The married stars, who are expecting their first child together next year (14), will team up for animated movie The Wind Rises.

The historical fantasy film was a hit when it was released in Japan earlier this year (13), and now director/writer Miyazaki is bringing the movie to English-speaking audiences.

Krasinski will voice lead character Jiro Horikoshi, who designed Japan’s World War II fighter planes, with Blunt as his love interest.

Other celebrities adding their voices to the film are Elijah Wood and Stanley Tucci, who is married to Blunt’s sister, Felicity.

Miyazaki announced The Wind Rises would be his last movie shortly after its original release over the summer (13).

Emily Blunt Pregnant With First Child With John Krasinski

Guess who’s the latest Hollywood starlet with a bun in the oven? Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are set to welcome a tiny bundle of joy in just a few months’ time, a rep for the actress confirms to Us Weekly.

The couple, who tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony in Italy in 2010, have never been shy about their desire for children, and have been making moves to ready themselves for parenthood, a source tells Us.

“They both want kids, it’s one of the reasons they got a bigger place, in a neighborhood that you can raise a family,” the source explained. “They both couldn’t be more excited.”

In an interview with Manhattan magazine last year, the 30-year-old British actress opened up about their hope to start a family.

“We want to have children; I just don’t know when yet,” the Devil Wears Prada star told the magazine. “I’m just not sure about the timing of all of that. We’re both from big families, so I think it’s something we want.”

A few months later, Krasinski, 33, told Matt Lauer on the Today show that he has been getting a taste of fatherhood from his pals who are already dads, like Matt Damon, with whom he was working at the time on the film Promised Land.

“We actually wrote with children climbing all over him, and he was doing bath time and dinner and everything, and we still got it done,” the former Office star said at the time.

Source: Us Weekly

UNICEF Turns Down Emily Blunt As Ambassador

Emily Blunt was reportedly rejected by UNICEF after it decided she wasn’t famous enough to become one of their celebrity ambassadors.

The Devil Wears Prada actress was courted by the London office of the United Nations Children’s Fund but they are said to have withdrawn their request to work with her after executives in New York vetoed the appointment.

A source told MailOnline: “UNICEF was keen to court Emily and made contact with her.

“She’s a big name in British cinema, glamorous, and very much on the rise after winning some big accolades, so she seemed to be a perfect addition.

“It’s a big deal to be asked, and Emily’s people were keen to get her involved. But all of the celebrities in the list have to be signed off in New York and some of the senior management didn’t feel she was enough of a star, so they’ve gone cold on her.

“It is very disappointing for Emily and quite embarrassing for her. More than anything, she has supported UNICEF in the past and would have loved to do more to help what she believes is a fantastic charity.”

A spokeswoman for UNICEF confirmed they had been in discussions with Emily but insisted she had not been rejected.

She said: “UNICEF would love to work with Emily Blunt and hopes that there will be opportunities in the future.”

Source: NZ Herald

Emily Blunt to work with Meryl Streep again

Emily Blunt is set to work with her Devil Wears Prada co-star, Meryl Streep, yet again, on the big screen adaption of the stage show Into The Woods.

30-year-old actress Emily Blunt has revealed her delight at having the chance to work Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep for the second time.

Blunt is the latest star to join the cast of movie musical, Into the Woods, playing The Baker’s Wife opposite Streep as The Witch.
Speaking to Vulture.com Blunt said: “I can’t believe I’m playing in two movies with Meryl where she’s playing someone who’s horrible to me. I’m so excited.”

When asked if she is able to sing, Blunt replied: “I hope people will not give me a hard time about it when the film comes out. I’m not the greatest singer in the room by any means, but I’ll have fun trying.”

Into The Woods, which begins filming in London this autumn, also features Johnny Depp as The Wolf and British comedian James Corden as The Baker.

Source: RTE

Emily Blunt Could Be Landing A Role In Johnny Depp’s New Movie

Emily Blunt is up for the lead in Transcendence, a new sci-fi movie starring Johnny Depp.

The movie will by the directorial debut for Wally Pfister, longtime collaborator of Christopher Nolan, and it’s already got some star power behind it. In October it was announced that Johnny Depp signed up for the movie, playing a scientist whose brain is uploaded to a supercomputer after his death.

Emily Blunt is said to be one of the three actresses in contention for the scientist who actually uploads Depp’s brain, who is also his wife, Deadline reported.

Blunt’s competition for the role comes from Rooney Mara, star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and Rebecca Hall, who will is set to appear in the upcoming Iron Man 3, NME reported. The studio is expected to announce its decision on Friday (December 14)….

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Emily Blunt Received One 1 Nomination For 2013 Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards– which are the more fun younger cousin of the Oscars or a ridiculous dog and pony show, depending on who you ask– have announced their nominees for this year’s awards, which are happening January 13.

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs 

Female lead for “Transcendence” opposite Johnny Depp down to Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt and Rebecca Hall

Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister is gearing up to make his directorial debut, and casting is firming up on sci-fi tale“Transcendence”, already starring Johnny Depp. Deadline reports the search for the female lead is narrowing and may be decided by this Friday.

The final three are Rooney Mara, Emily Bluntand Rebecca Hall, though Deadline warns Blunt could have scheduling conflicts with currently filming Tom Cruise actioner “All You Need is Kill.” Filming is set to begin on March 4th and the chosen actress will play a scientist named Evelyn, who is married to and uploads Depp’s character Will’s brain onto a supercomputer after his death. Casting is also underway for Max, a male friend of the couple, who helps Evelyn in protecting Will’s new form. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are executive producing for their longtime collaborator Pfister, while the screenplay came from newcomer Jack Paglen.

All three actresses seem way too young to play Depp’s wife, though Hall seems like the best fit to play a scientist to us. She is, however, already playing one in “Iron Man 3″ and could be in danger of being typecast if she plays both these characters back to back. Mara, too, has tread upon seemingly similar territory, recently wrapping up filming on Spike Jonze’s “Her”, which sees Joaquin Phoenix as a man in love with a computer. Blunt is also familiar with sci-fi, most recently having appeared in Rian Johnson’s exceptional time travel thriller “Looper.”

Source: Up and Comers

The Avengers 2: Emily Blunt eyes Miss Marvel role

Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson are both in line to help Scarlett Johansson and Cobie Smulders boost the female-to-male ratio in The Avengers 2.

According to The Daily Mail, Blunt and Wilson are both in the race to play the character of Miss Marvel in the blockbuster’s sequel.

Aged 29, the former seems ahead, thanks to her previous experiences as the Black Widow and Peggy Carter, both from the Marvel universe, while Ruth Wilson, the less famous of the two, put her name on the map with her performance in the TV series Luther. Audiences will have several opportunities to get to know her in the coming months, with the releases of Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina and Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger.

Miss Marvel should provide assistance to the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) in the movie scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, who is used to assertive female characters thanks to his previous work on TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The movie will hit theaters in May 2015. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Nick Fury will be back on board to address Titan Thanos’s evil plans. Before The Avengers 2, Marvel fans will be able to catch up with several Marvel heroes with the releases of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Source: Hindustan Times

Emily Blunt Supports Meryl Streep’s Plan To Not ‘Lose The F–ing Weight’ For The Devil Wears Prada Sequel

I like this trend of actresses saying a potential yes to the Devil Wears Prada movie sequel, but with conditions. First Meryl Streep had that amazing reaction, and now Emily Blunt is following suit. Talking to HuffPo UK about whether she’d reprise the role of hilariously droll “first assistant” Emily, she laid down the law:

“What Meryl said was she’d do it if she didn’t have to lose the f***ing weight, that was her quote.

“And I’d probably say the same because they made me lose weight for that. I was playing that character who was on the edge of ill thin just desperately trying to maintain her weight.

“I feel with sequels you can be in tricky territory because that movie was so special and cool, so we’ll see if everyone else wants to do it.”

I’d be curious if weight actually became a deal breaker on this! One could argue that as actors, these ladies are paid to approximate their characters down to waist size. After all, you have to imagine that part of the brilliance of Emily’s scene where she details how she licks blocks of cheese as dinner was that the actress Emily probably hadn’t been grabbing lunch from the craft services table on-set.

At the same time, it sucks when Hollywood expects its actresses to whittle themselves down to an unhealthy weight. Plus, since Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns is set eight years after the first book and has everyone older and (hopefully) working in more humane conditions, it might actually fit that they’d be a normal weight instead of skin and bones. Either way, good for Emily for standing up for herself. Now we’re waiting to hear from Anne Hathaway, who was more than willing to drop the pounds to play a starving prostitute in Les Miserables.

Source: Crushable