I’ve added new official trailer of Emily Blunt in ‘Wild Target’ movie. Video has been uploaded & screen captures have been added to the gallery.
Wild Target is what you get when you combine British deadpan, a hitman with a conscience, Ron Weasley, a con artist on the run, mobsters, a lot of shooting, and the world of artistic forgery. In other words, something real funny. Bill Nighy (Valkyrie) plays hitman Victor Maynard who’s sent to kill a con-lady played by Emily Blunt (The Wolfman) after she ripped off a mobster. Instead of making the kill though, he finds himself drawn to his mark and wants to protect her rather than putting two in the back of her head. Before you know it they’ve hit Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) with a car, and the three are on the run from the mob.
It looks like director Jonathan Lynn (The Fighting Temptations) has taken an unlikely trio and put them together to form a fairly adept comedy team. Nighy looks the part of a slightly over the hill hitman looking for a little redemption (or even a dose of playing the father figure) and Grint brings just a hint of Ronald Weasley’s nervous doofus side to the role of a wannabe killer. Blunt appears more than capable of playing the girl who just doesn’t quite get the trouble she’s made. Oh and in case you didn’t know already, from the trailer you’ll learn that Rembrandt is, in fact, dead.
The star — who shot to fame playing snooty magazine assistant Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada — says her friends are the secret to her acting talent, but she refuses to reveal the individuals who have inspired her performances through fear they may never talk to her again.
“I never tell who it is I base my character quirks on in case they get offended — but I do base them on real people,” she said.
“As an actor I see myself a bit like a sponge where I absorb people’s different characteristics. It makes my characters on screen more realistic.”
Last fall, Emily Blunt settled in on the New York City set of “The Adjustment Bureau” but confessed there was something unsettling about the impending production: She was set to play a ballerina opposite Matt Damon, yet, as she told us at the time, had “never bloody danced before.”
The duo play star-crossed lovers whose gaga-at-first-sight encounter becomes a source of what-coulda-been frustration as they’re kept apart by inexplicable, string-pulling forces. With the film’s echoes of “The Matrix,” “The Truman Show” and “Dark City,” it’s better to know little about the plot particulars. You won’t have to wait too long to check it out for yourself.
“Adjustment Bureau” hits theaters July 30, and as part of MTV News’ Summer Movie Preview, we’re bringing you another chat with the always delightful Blunt. Safely back in Los Angeles after her ballet experimentation, the 27-year-old British actress gave us a call to talk about her harrowing dance preparation, the sources of Damon’s actorly inspiration and the importance of munching doughnuts in the middle of the night.
MTV: We have to start with the dancing. You were worried last time we talked. How’d it go? Were there tears? Emily Blunt: The tears did start to flow. I did cry a lot in pain. It was actually an extraordinary experience, because I don’t think I’ve ever had to do something that frightened me to that degree, day in and day out. I had to combat those fears of excruciating embarrassment that I couldn’t do these moves. But I pushed through, and it was really rewarding at the end. I think it’s that strange thing where you have to learn to do something physical — you can’t blag your way out of it. It’s so extreme in how precise it is. I got in the best shape of my life, so I was grateful for it, in a way. Read more…
Marvel can’t get enough of Emily Blunt. After a scheduling conflict kept the 27-year-old actress from trying on Black Widow’s skin-tight garb in “Iron Man 2,” the Marvel folks approached her again with an offer to star as leading lady Peggy Carter in “The First Avenger: Captain America.”
Blunt reportedly passed on the chance to star alongside Chris Evans in that film, and now she exclusively tells MTV News why.
“I’m a big supporter of [director] Joe Johnston and I think that ‘Captain America’ is going to be really fun and I gather that the story is really interesting,” she said. “It just wasn’t what I wanted to do next, to be honest.” Read more…