Jennifer Lawrence’s committed involvement to both The Hunger Games and X-Men sequels led to scheduling conflicts last spring between Lionsgate and Fox. Eventually, Fox decided to start the production of X-Men in January 2013, giving Catching Fire very short pre-production time. In fact, it was the major factor leading to Gary Ross’ decision to walk away from directing it.
Now, Film Thrasher is reporting that X-Men has been pushed back to April 2013.
Since earlier this year, there has been a large focus on Jennifer Lawrence and two of her upcoming projects: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The actress torn between both sequels, reports surfaced that 20th Century Fox would be aiming for a January start which would only rush the production for Catching Fire in the process. But in the months since, Days of Future Past has hit at least one major snag while filming still continues strong for Catching Fire. Now, it seems one of the two studios have finally budged and finally makes more sense of the schedule at hand.
The Geek Files over at Coventry Telegraph (via CBM) reports that filming for X-Men: Days of Future Past has been pushed from a January 2013 start to an April date. The push allows not only for an extended filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Lawrence, but will also give Bryan Singer time to adjust the script for Days of Future Past into his vision before pre-production begins and as set begin construction.
While this push back could mean extra time to work on Catching Fire, it also creates a tight window of filming for Mockingjay Part 1, which is currently set for a November 2014 release.read more
Elizabeth Banks tweeted this adorable photo of her and Hunger Games co-star Woody Harrelson as to the two jetted off to places unknown.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 9, 2012
Jennifer Lawrence has always been known for her uh, well let’s call it a very interesting sense of humor and during a recent interview with the New York Times, she had it on full display. While much of the article focused on Silver Linings Playbook, there were a few moments of discussion about The Hunger Games, filming Catching Fire and Woody Harrelson as well. Here’s just a snippet.
…there was what she called “the boob day,” in March, when she showed up for a “Hunger Games” book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square wearing an emerald dress with deep, deep décolletage. “That dress looked so good on,” she said. “And then when I was sitting at this table the only thing you could see were children cheering and just” her breasts “about six inches above the table.”
Her life changed profoundly and suddenly with “Hunger Games,” the adaptation of the first in the best-selling Suzanne Collins trilogy of young-adult novels, about a dystopic society where children are sacrificed in yearly reapings. Fans and critics alike debated whether Ms. Lawrence was suited for the part, carping online about her physique and relative newcomer status. But the film, directed by Gary Ross, earned over $400 million and made Ms. Lawrence one of the top-grossing action heroines of all time. It also made her, overnight, a paparazzi target. “It gets overwhelming, where I’ll cry in my car, but not to the point where I don’t want to do what I’m doing,” she said.
Three more “Hunger Games” films are due: “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” Parts 1 and 2, all to be directed by Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend”). His style, Ms. Lawrence said, is more fantastical than Mr. Ross’s, but both remain true to the books, a must with such a devoted fan base. “It’s also something that I’m proud of,” she said. “Like, I don’t get annoyed when the guy at the bar says, ‘May the odds be ever in your favor.’ ”
She grew up the baby of the family, working on her parents’ horse farm and children’s camp in the suburbs of Louisville, Ky. Still tomboy-close with her two brothers — they wrestle — she is equally silly on set. She sported a bite mark on her hand that she said came from her “Catching Fire” co-star Woody Harrelson in a finger-mustache game she invented and dubbed the Sanchez. “He actually didn’t bite me; I ran into his teeth,” she explained, as if that made it better. Preparing for an emotionally heavy moment involving dead children, “I put a rubber band on my nose to make me look like a pig and walked out and did the scene,” she said.
You can read the full article here (and we HIGHLY encourage you too!)read more
Jennifer Lawrence covers the December issue of Elle (which hits newsstands November 13th) and thanks to the magazine we are getting a sneak peek at the interview it contains.
On dieting for a role:
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner. That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong- not thin and underfed.”
On her relationship with British actor Nicholas Hoult: “[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody…We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, ‘Oh, she’s got a nice ass.’ I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses.”
On saying what she’s thinking: “I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth, and it’s horrible. I don’t find it positive in any way. When I get older, I’ll be more mature and poised. And I’ll have control over my mouth. One day, I’m going to grow up…When we leave, I’m going to have a knot in my stomach. I’m going to be like, ‘Oh, did I say something wrong? I’m going to get in trouble!’”
On being in control: “Acting, films, scripts, is literally the only thing I’m 100 percent confident in. I know what I’m doing. I just understand it, and I love it. When I’m on set, that’s when I feel the most at home and in control.”
On living modestly: “Ten million dollars and I’m still living in my parents’ condo…I’ve always lived in a tiny rat-infested apartment in New York, or a little condo in L.A., or a normal house in Kentucky. I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself.”
Check out video of Jennifer’s cover shoot for the December issue:
Check out the B-roll footage from Jennifer Lawrence’s upcoming film, Silver Linings Playbook which hits theaters November 21st.read more
Seeing as the DWTC staff has the official District 2 Reporter and District 2 Mayor on board, we thought it was necessary to wish one of our favorite D2 Tributes, Brutus (a.k.a. Bruno Gunn), a very happy birthday!
No doubt he’ll be spending it preparing for the Quarter Quell! Send him well wishes on Twitter! (@brunogunn) He’s very responsive!read more
Jackie Emerson spoke at the 2nd annual TedxOrangeCoast, an independently organized TED event that aims to turn inspiring ideas into action. Known for not limiting herself to one area of talent, it wasn’t surprising to hear her insightful thoughts on holding on to your inner child. The video is now available to watch on YouTube, but you can watch it down below!
We’re sure you’ll agree that Jackie’s speech was amazing! What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments below!
Thanks to The Hob for the tip!
The video for “Always Alright” by Alabama Shakes not only has great music, but lots of clips from the upcoming movie, Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Check it out below!
I got a chance to watch the movie last night, and this music video only gives a taste of how amazing this film is. Check it out when it hits theaters on November 21, and support Jennifer outside of The Hunger Games!
Thanks to @Castle1026 for the tip!
Critics have raved about the film since its early festival screenings, with praise spread around to Russell, his two stars and Robert DeNiro for his supporting role.
As a result of that buzz, The Weinstein Company will release the film in 10 markets Nov. 16 in advance of its Nov. 21 wide release.
“We are thrilled with the fantastic reception the film has received thus far,” Erik Lomis, TWC’s president of Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment, said in a statement. “Looking at the marketplace, we thought we would take advantage of the great word of mouth and have some exclusive runs in advance of our wide release.”
Will you be checking out Silver Linings Playbook when it hits the big screen near you? Let us know in the comments.
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Hollywood Crush caught up with Willow Shields to chat about her appearance on an episode of “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour!
Hollywood Crush: What can you tell us about your character in the “Intruders,” the episode you starred in?
Willow: I play a girl named Eve, who is upset about her new baby brother and all the attention he is getting. Eve feels angry a lot of the time, until she meets someone who offers her the chance at a different life. Eve has to make some very hard choices.
What was the audition process like?
I didn’t audition for the part! The role was offered to me, and I was so excited to be a part of “The Haunting Hour.” It is such a cool show and it was so much fun shooting the “Intruders.”
What goes into filming a show like this? Did anything creepy happen on set?
It was really fun filming on set and everyone was really nice. I loved going to Vancouver. While working, I did my schoolwork in the attic of this house we were shooting in. It was kind of scary up there with creaking floors and all! That was probably the scariest part for me. I think attics are terrifying anyways, but to be shooting “The Haunting Hour” of all things, and doing my work there, that was scary!
Read more of the interview at MTV’s Hollywood Crush
Check out a scene from R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour below!