It was a completely alien world to me. I don’t have the guts. I spoke to four women in the FBI — I based Kate on one of the women that had the innate toughness and cool essence to her personality, and yet she was quite shy.
My character goes through an extremely difficult experience: She is highly skilled, but she’s thrown into a world she finds incoherent. The most challenging part of playing Kate was trying to show a character who is not naive but has a pure moral compass, who is tough but also over her head.
She is not one thing. It is a film about the gray matter of the war on drugs — and humanity.
The toughest scene was when Jon Bernthal’s Ted attacks me in my apartment: There needed to be a desperate struggle that was not over-choreographed.
The adrenaline and the reality of feeling very overpowered by someone bigger and stronger than you seeps through your skin, whether you want it to or not. I have never been an actor to take my work home with me, but after that physical conflict, I got home and didn’t sleep for two nights.
Edgar Ramirez, star of Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Point Break” remake, is in talks to join Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett in the adaptation of the Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel “The Girl on the Train.”
Jared Leto and Chris Evans are also in talks to board the pic.
The story follows a woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect married couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the couple.
If the deal goes through, Ramirez would play a therapist, Dr. Kamal Abdic, who is involved in an affair with the married Megan (Bennett).
Tate Taylor is directing from Cressida Wilson’s script. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Prods. will serve as executive producer.
In addition to “Point Break,” Ramirez can next be seen in 20th Century Fox’s “Joy” where he will play Jennifer Lawrence’s husband, and the Weinstein Co.’s “Gold” opposite Matthew McConaughey. Also in the pipeline is “Hands of Stone,” in which he co-stars with Robert De Niro.
Ramirez is repped by CAA, Impression Entertainment and attorney Bob Wallerstein. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
Emily Blunt has apologised after joking that she wasn’t “entirely thrilled” about her new US citizenship.
London-born Blunt angered Fox News after joking about re-considering her citizenship following the first GOP debate, saying on the Today show: “This was a terrible mistake! What have I done?”
On Thursday, Blunt addressed the incident, telling NBC’s Today: “It was not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offence, so I really apologise to those that I cause offence… It was just an off-hand joke. I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.”
She also clarified her feelings on her new citizenship, saying: “It’s really meaningful. You know, I mean, my two favourite people in the world are American – my husband and my daughter. It was kind of a special day. Yeah, it was great.”
Blunt is married to the Office actor John Krasinski, the couple have a 1-year-old daughter, Hazel and the family reside in Los Angeles.
A Fox News morning show took particular offence to Blunt’s comments, with anchor Anna Kooiman directly addressing the 32-year-old actress: “Well you know what, why don’t you leave Hollywood, California and let some of the American women take the roles that you’re getting because American citizens are watching your movies and lining your pockets.”
Source: Independent UK
Tom Cruise is pushing for a sequel to ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
Told MTV News: “I pitched it to [‘Rogue Nation’ director and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [‘Edge of Tomorrow’ director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it…it could be so much fun…”
Cruise won’t do it without Emily Blunt, though, and gives her a lot of credit for the film being so good. He’s already approached her about it and she seems open to the idea once she’s free: “Gotta get Emily. I was like Emily, please. She was like, ‘give me another year, please.'”
Despite great reviews and a strong push by film critics, ‘Edge’ underperformed at the domestic box office. It was word-of-mouth that helped the film cross $100-million mark. It did better internationally ($369M). If Cruise gets Blunt, a screenwriter, and a director to commit, the sequel will likely happen.
Emily Blunt is in talks to star in DreamWorks’ adaptation of Paula Hawkins‘ runaway best-seller The Girl on the Train.
The London-set film, which will be directed by Tate Taylor, offers three meaty roles for actresses. Blunt, who is British, would play the story’s primary narrator, a jobless alcoholic who, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily train ride fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that she passes. But after coming home one night covered in blood and unable to remember much from a black-out drinking episode, she begins to realize that she may have witnessed or been involved in a crime.
Marc Platt is producing the film, which will be executive produced by Jared LeBoff.
DreamWorks acquired the rights to the fiercely contested novel in 2014, prior to the book’s publication. The Girl on the Train went on to top the New York Times best-seller list for a dozen weeks. Two million copies of the book have been sold, according to DreamWorks.
Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe) is adapting the screenplay.
The book has drawn comparisons to Gone Girl, given that it is a thriller told from the perspective of an unreliable narrator.
Blunt received rave reviews in Cannes for her star turn in Denis Villeneuve‘s Sicario, which will be released by Lionsgate on Sept. 18. She also nabbed a supporting actress Golden Globe earlier this year for the Rob Marshall musical Into the Woods.
She is repped by CAA, The Artists Partnership in the U.K. and attorney David Weber.
Anne Hathaway starts things out by hitting Emily Blunt with Love by Mary J. Blige. Emily retaliates by getting down to No Diggity by Blackstreet.
Emily Blunt channels her inner Janis Joplin as she performs Piece of My Heart in the final round against Anne Hathaway and her earth shattering rendition of Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.
Lionsgate has set drug trafficking drama “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and Jon Bernthal, for a Sept. 18 limited release followed by a wide release on Sept. 25.
“Prisoners” helmer Denis Villeneuve directed from a script by Taylor Sheridan.
Producers are Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill and Edward McDonnell. Production companies are Black Label Media and Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures.
The story, set in the lawless border area between the U.S. and Mexico, centers on an idealistic FBI agent (portrayed by Blunt) being exposed to the brutal world of international drug trafficking by members of a government task force — played by Brolin and Del Toro — who have enlisted her in their plan to take out a Mexican cartel boss.
“Sicario” is the fourth wide release title set for Sept. 25 after Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 2,” Relativity’s horror thriller “The Disappointments Room” and Warner Bros. comedy “The Intern.”
Variety has confirmed that Emily Blunt is joining “Huntsman” movie.
Emily Blunt is also set to join the cast. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing the pic, with Joe Roth producing and Palak Patel exec producing.
The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson, and Terry Crews among others to be announced shortly.
The “Into the Woods” actress will play Charlize Theron’s evil sister The Snow Queen
Hot off a win at the Critics Choice Awards for “Edge of Tomorrow,” Emily Blunt is in negotiations to join Chris Hemsworth in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” sequel “The Huntsman,” multiple individuals with knowledge of the project have told TheWrap.
Director Frank Darabont abruptly left the high-priority project this week but Universal is moving full-steam ahead and a new filmmaker is expected to be hired next week.
Universal did not confirm the casting, though sources did confirm Darabont’s exit, citing creative differences. Representatives for Blunt did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hemsworth is reprising his role as Eric, the Huntsman who aided Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White in the original Rupert Sanders film. The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest to find the magic mirror (which has been stolen), forcing him to face not only his past but the evil Snow Queen who’s set on avenging her sister Ravenna’s death.
Charlize Theron will return as the villainous Ravenna and Blunt is making a deal to play her sister, the evil Snow Queen.
Joe Roth is producing the film, which will be executive produced by Palak Patel. Darabont wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Universal executives Maradith Frenkel and Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio, which will release “The Huntsman” on April 22, 2016. The first film in the fantasy franchise grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.
Blunt is coming off a Golden Globe nomination for her turn as the Baker’s Wife in Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods,” as well as the Tom Cruise movie “Edge of Tomorrow.” She’s also wrapped Denis Villeneuve’s crime drama “Sicario.”
Blunt is represented by CAA, the Artists Partnership and attorney David Weber.