Emily Blunt has been offered the leading female character in Universal romantic comedy ‘Five-Year Engagement’ alongside Jason Segal.
Emily Blunt has been offered the lead role in romantic comedy ‘Five-Year Engagement’.
The British actress – best known for her appearance in fashion movie ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ – would appear alongside Jason Segal in the movie, which will be directed by Nicholas Stoller.
Little is known about the plot of ‘Five-Year Engagement’, although Judd Apatow is signed up to produce the project, which is being funded by Universal, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog reports. Read more…
With Rachel Weisz signing on for a number of projects all shooting within the next short while, we figured at least one of them was going to get left in the dust.
As you might recall, early last month Weisz signed on to star in an untitled new film from director Lynn Shelton, who was behind last year’s Sundance hit “Humpday.” The semi-improvised film—which also stars Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass—revolves around a man who comes between two sisters, but it looks like Blunt will be getting a new sibling. Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt will replacing Weisz, who has bowed out of the picture.
For Shelton, while it means losing a major star for her film, she is still gaining a strong actress who will certainly be more than able to tackle the material. As for Weisz, we presume this clears up her calendar a bit so she can continue work on a host of projects that include Terrence Malick‘s forthcoming effort, Fernando Meirelles’ ”360,” Terrence Davies‘s “The Deep Blue Sea” and the recently announced spy thriller from David Hare “Page 8.”
Funnyman Jack Black is literally taking on the biggest role of his career in ‘Gulliver’s Travels,’ the upcoming 3D film in which he plays a magazine mailroom clerk who talks his way into writing a piece on the Bermuda Triangle. Naturally, upon arriving, he gets sucked into a secret world — called Lilliput — where he’s much bigger than the native inhabitants.
As the titular character, Black looks at ease as he goes for — wait for it — big jokes, though the trailer also puts the spotlight on the movie’s awesome supporting cast, most notably Jason Segel as a suitor in love with a princess (Emily Blunt) who thinks the Millennium Falcon is actually real.
Screen Daily report that Cornish has signed on to the drama “The Girl,” which is set to be directed by David Riker (”La Ciudad”). The actress will play a young Texan mother who starts smuggling immigrants across the border from Mexico. When things go wrong, she has to travel across Mexico with the titular eight year old orphan. The film’s currently in pre-production, and co-producers Goldcrest will be shopping it around at the American Film Market in November.
Emily Blunt had been attached to the project since as far back as the beginning of 2008, but, with the actress trying to find room for ”Salmon Fishing In The Yemen,” an untitled Lynn Shelton comedy with Rachel Weisz, and Rian Johnson‘s “Looper” before the end of the year, we imagine scheduling conflicts put paid to that. In fact, while we love Blunt, Cornish seems like a stronger choice for a role as a working class Texan mom, as little as we know about the project.
They’re about to work together in Lynn Shelton’s new semi-improvised and as-yet-untitled project. Production starts later this month in Seattle. Steven Schardt, co-producer on Shelton’s bromantic comedy Humpday, will produce. The whole movie’s only taking a couple of weeks to shoot, which is how Rachel Weisz can squeeze it in after spending one week on Terrence Malick’s untitled new film, and before Terence Davies starts shooting The Deep Blue Sea in November.
Blimey, Weisz must be the busiest actress working in Britain. She’s repped by Independent in London and CAA in the US. Not that Blunt’s any slouch. She recently signed to headline Rian Johnson’s Looper, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. In March 2011 she’ll star opposite Matt Damon in sci-fi mystery The Adjustment Bureau opposite Matt Damon. Blunt is repped by CAA in the U.S. and Ken McReddie Associates in London. Shelton, meanwhile, recently directed an episode of Mad Men, and has signed on with Focus Features to direct Then We Came To The End, an adaptation of the Joshua Ferris novel to be produced by Ted Hope and Anne Carey’s This Is That. It’s the story of copy writers at a Chicago ad agency when the dot com bubble bursts in 2001.
Emily Blunt has joined the cast of Rian Johnson’s time-travel film, Looper, confirms Variety.
Blunt, who next appears in Gulliver’s Travels and The Adjustment Bureau, will act alongside Bruce Willis (who starred in the time travel story 12 Monkeys) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who starred in Johnson’s first film, Brick).
The early screenplay was described as “really violent and dark” by Johnson during a Brothers Bloom edit bay visit in 2008 and, according to more recent reports, will deal with a group of hitmen who receive their assignments from the future. Blunt is said to play a single mother whose son becomes a target.
Looper is set to begin production in January in Louisiana.