Blunt joins Cruise in ‘All You Need Is Kill’

Warner Bros. sci-fier from director Doug Liman

After a long flirtation with Emily Blunt, Warner Bros. is in talks to pair the actress with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s sci-fier “All You Need Is Kill.”

Based on the graphic novel, the original story is in the vein of “Groundhog Day,” with a twist: A soldier in a war against aliens finds himself reliving his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier. Blunt plays another soldier who fights alongside Cruise.

Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs are producing through 3 Arts Entertainment. Dante Harper penned the script with Joby Harold, who’s doing a rewrite and serving as exec producer.

Last fall, the studio liked Blunt as the femme lead in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” but the studio halted that project when it couldn’t lock a male to topline and helmer Steven Soderbergh fell out. Blunt is also one of a handful of women meeting with helmer Rob Marshall for the female lead in “The Thin Man” opposite Johnny Depp; sources tell Variety that the director and studio view her as one of their top contenders for the part along with Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.

Studio is seeking an actress with strong comedy chops, and insiders say that Blunt’s perf in Universal’s “Five Year Engagement,” which bows April 27, has the studio believing she can carry off that type of role.

Besides “Five Year Engagement,” Blunt, repped by CAA and Ken McReddie Associates, can also be seen later this year in the sci-fi actioner “Looper” alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis.

Source: Variety

 

Emily Blunt @ “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” UK Premiere 04/10 Photos

I have uploaded new event photos of Emily Blunt attends the European premiere of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen at ODEON Kensington on April 10, 2012 in London, England.

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Behind the Cover: Emily Blunt

Watch Emily Blunt modelling for the May issue in our new Behind the Cover video.

For our May issue, Emily Blunt celebrates spring in some of the season’s most delicate, transparent looks.

Whether she’s wearing the filmiest Christian Dior Haute Couture ensemble or an embroidered Balmain bra, Blunt isn’t afraid to put herself out there fashion-wise.

‘I don’t really worry about what people are going to say about my fashion choices, because I think that at the end of the day, if you’re worried about what other people are going to think, then you kind of miss the point,’ she says in behind-the-scenes video. ‘Fashion should really just be a very personal thing.’

The cover interview, out on Wednesday, is full of endearing anecdotes from this most girl-next-door of Hollywood stars. In it, you’ll learn about Blunt’s most star-struck moment, her signature comfort-food recipes, and why she is absolutely, positively not at all like Emily, the assistant specialising in withering glares from The Devil Wears Prada.

Prepare to be charmed…

Emily To Play Johnny Depp’s Wife In “The Thin Man”

A host of actresses are to be considered for ‘The Thin Man’. Meetings to cast Johnny Depp’s co-star in the movie remake will begin next week, with eight actresses in the running according to Deadline. 

Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt and Isla Fisher are all said to be interested in the role of Nora Charles.

Depp will play the role of husband Nick Charles in the story based on Dashiell Hammett’s 1934 novel about the sleuthing pair set against the backdrop of Prohibition-era New York. The single volume original spawned a six-part film series beginning in 1934, followed by a 1950s television show. Depp will next appear alongside Green in ‘Dark Shadows’. daily times monitor.

Source: Daily Times