Emily Blunt vs. Anne Hathaway in Lip Sync Battle

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.

Emily Blunt Drama ‘Sicario’ Set for September Release

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.”

Emily Blunt in Negotiations to Play Villain in ‘The Huntsman’ Opposite Chris Hemsworth (Exclusive)

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.

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