Emily Blunt has revealed that she has enrolled in intense dance lessons in preparation for her latest film.
The Young Victoria actress, who plays a ballerina in new film The Adjustment Bureau alongside Matt Damon, said that the role will be a new challenge for her.
Blunt told the Herald Sun: “I’m going to dance boot camp. I’ll never be at the same standard as a professional, but hopefully I’ll be able to do a little bit. I didn’t do ballet when I was a child. I gave it up in some sort of bratty rage, claiming it hurt my feet.”
The movie is a sci-fi thriller which sees a congressman’s life transformed by Blunt’s dancer character. Filming is scheduled to start later this year.
Watch an exclusive trailer sneak preview of the long-awaited horror thriller ‘The Wolfman’ starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving.
This is the first official footage released from the Joe Johnston directed film. Tomorrow Access Hollywood will air additional footage from the trailer. You can also view the official movie trailer online Thursday. Until then check out the 10 sec. trailer sneak preview below. ‘The Wolfman’ hits theaters February 12th, 2010.
Benicio Del Toro stars a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.
IN THE early 1840s, the UK’s celebrity magazine was the satirical Punch. And their Lindsay Lohan was a naive but feisty woman named Alexandrina Victoria.
“She was a total party animal; rebellious, vivacious, full of joie de vivre,” says Emily Blunt, chatting enthusiastically about her latest role as Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria. “She never stopped – riding horses all day, dancing until four o’clock in the morning. People today only think of her as the weeping widow, but she had a real zest for life.”
While the Victorian era is known for laced-up social attitudes, for rules and etiquette as uptight as a whale-bone corset, its tabloid columnists could be just as lethal as any Perez Hilton in their attacks on the monarch. Read more…
Emily Blunt is listed number #4 for LoveFilm.com’s Top 20 Actresses Under 30.
Age: 26 2008 ranking: 5 Credits: Young Victoria, Sunshine Cleaning, The Devil Wears Prada, The Jane Austen Book Club, My Summer Of Love, Charlie Wilson’s War, Dan In Real Life.
Blunt had the misfortune to lose out on Iron Man 2 this year because she was already committed to Gulliver’s Travels (Scarlett Johansson was Jon Favreau’s second choice). She accrued respect but not much excitement as The Young Victoria. But she wiped the floor with Amy Adams in Sunshine Cleaning, and should be fun flirting with Bill Nighy in the remake Wild Target. The Wolf Man is also in the can, and then there’s Philip K Dick’s The Adjustment Bureau to look forward to (with Matt Damon). Hot!
Universal Pictures is once again pushing back the release date of its big-budget monster movie “The Wolf Man,” now to Feb. 12, some three months after the studio last planned to debut the remake directed by Joe Johnston and staring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins.
This is the fourth release date for the picture, which has had a rocky history with extensive re-shoots earlier this year and a switch of directors early on in the project when Mark Romanek left over budgetary issues.
The first release date for the picture, which cost about $112 million, was Feb. 9, 2009. Universal then pushed it back to April 3, and then again to Nov. 6. Read more…
Emily Blunt will star opposite Matt Damon in “The Adjustment Bureau,” a sci-fi love story.
George Nolfi is directing the Universal Pictures project. The story, which Nolfi adapted from a Philip K. Dick short story, follows an on-the-rise congressman (Damon) who meets a beautiful ballet dancer only to discover that strange circumstances keep them apart.
Blunt will play the dancer.
Blunt, whose screen credits include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Dan in Real Life” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” will appear later this year in “The Wolf Man,” which is scheduled for a November 6 release. She is shooting “Gulliver’s Travels” with Jack Black in the U.K.
Suicide may be painless, but in the world of black comedies, it’s the cleaning up afterwards that really hurts. After her hesitant Sylvia Plath biopic, director Christine Jeffs has latched on to a solid if unexceptional script by first-time writer Megan Holley, focusing on two sisters who set up a business to disinfect crime scenes in a New Mexico backwater.
Played by Enchanted’s Amy Adams, Rose Lorkowski is an ex-cheerleader and now single mother whose dismal domestic situation is not helped by looking out for her feckless sister Norah (Young Victoria’s Emily Blunt). Throw in Steve Zahn as Rose’s married lover Mac, and Alan Arkin playing the same kind of grouchy grandpa as in Little Miss Sunshine, and Sunshine Cleaning has performers perfectly qualified for a misfit comedy.
Where Jeffs and Holley mess up, however, is in the details; the bile and blood-soaked aftermath the sisters frequently have to clean up is simply too icky to generate laughs, while a subplot involving Norah’s lesbian attraction to the daughter of a suicide victim is poorly developed. Admirers of SherryBaby, Waitress and other small-town tragicomedies will want to take the time to salvage some well-tuned performances here; Adams shines in a blue-collar setting, playing off Blunt’s amusingly sullen posturing, and Arkin is reliable as ever.