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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.

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 

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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

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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

I’ve added new event photos of Emily Blunt attends the ‘Arthur Newman’ premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin Theatre on September 10, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.


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