Hathaway and Sturgess Attached to Scherfig's One Day

Written by budiyanto on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:51 PM

ComingSoon.net got a chance to talk exclusively to Diary of a Wimpy Kid producer Nina Jacobson on Wednesday and she told us more about her upcoming projects.

Jacobson revealed to us that she's producing an adaptation of author David Nicholls' One Day, to be directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education). "That is supposed to go this summer in London with Lone Scherfig directing and Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess," she said, adding that the deals aren't closed but that the two stars are both attached. "Their deals are being negotiated right now."

The Focus Features romantic comedy centers on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to reunite one day each year for the next 20 years.

As a fan of both of these two actors, I'd love to see them work together!

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Alice in Wonderland Opens to Massive $210.3M Worldwide

Written by budiyanto on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 8:03 PM

The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Walt Disney Pictures' Alice in Wonderland took over the worldwide box office this weekend, earning $116.3 million domestically and $94 million overseas for three-day total of $210.3 million! The domestic figure from 3,728 theaters marks the sixth-biggest opening weekend of all time and is a new record for a film opening in March, destroying the $70.9 million that 300 made in 2007. It's the biggest opening ever for Tim Burton (his previous top opener was Planet of the Apes' $68.5 million), the biggest non-sequel release of all time, and the biggest 3D release ever, besting the $77 million that Avatar earned in December. Alice is also the largest debut ever for a winter release, surpassing The Passion of The Christ ($83.8 million).

Alice took over the top spot in foreign markets from Avatar, which had been No. 1 for 11 consecutive weeks. Overseas, the film debuted at 5,600 theaters in 41 markets, which represents only about 60% of the international market. The $94 million marks the biggest international opening weekend ever for a movie released in the January-April period.

Alice in Wonderland also broke Avatar's previous IMAX record of $9.5 million by earning $11.9 million on 188 of the large format screens - that's an average of $64,197 per site!

Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Paul Whitehouse and Barbara Windsor, the fantasy-adventure was made for about $200 million.

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"Alice" In Theatres

Written by budiyanto on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Alice In Wonderland is now playing in North America. Head out today and see the flick! I'll be seeing it myself in 3D sometime this weekend, can't wait!

For more release dates go to IMDb.com.

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ComingSoon.net "Alice in Wonderland" Interviews

Written by budiyanto on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 4:41 PM

ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to director Tim Burton, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska about Alice in Wonderland, opening in 3D theaters and Imax 3D on Friday, March 5th. You can watch the interviews using the player below!

Jimmy Kimmel Video

Written by budiyanto on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Anne was on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday to talk about Alice In Wonderland and you can watch the really funny interview below. Anne chats about New Years resolution, Jake Gyllenhaal and sex scenes, Tim Burton, Prince Charles and more.

The Early Show Interview

Written by budiyanto on at 2:22 PM

View the video after the article (below the break).

Actress Anne Hathaway is a sweetheart -- in most of her roles, anyway.

From her first big role as a nice teenager in The Princess Diaries to playing an ingénue in the backbiting fashion film Devil Wears Prada, Hathaway knows how to play the good girl.

In recent years, the Academy Award nominated actress has shown her versatility in a variety of different roles, but she's back to being "good."

Early Show Special Correspondent and British TV personality Amanda Holden recently sat down with the star to discuss her career and latest role as the Good White Queen in "Alice in Wonderland."

Holden asked Hathaway, "Is it a stretch to have so much goodness in all the roles you play?"

Hathaway laughed and said, "Most people ask that about the bad characters -- that's a stretch. Thank you. Terrible stretch -- I am actually an awful person if you can't tell. Yes, you know I wear white to distract -"

Holden interjected, "And you took the wings off at the door didn't you?"

"Yes, well I had to put them somewhere," Hathaway joked. "This chair is very, very, tiny. It's constantly a problem."

She continued, "You know all the characters (I play) are a stretch. I have yet to find a character that is kind of like me."

In Alice, Hathaway spends most of her time fighting the evil forces of her sister, the Red Queen of Hearts, played by Helena Bonham Carter.

One of the most noticeable changes for the role is Hathaway's makeup in the film.

Holden remarked, "The makeup is unbelievable. In Alice you have very sort of dark eyebrows and black lips. How much input did you have in your makeup and look? And you look a bit Veronica Lake with your hair. Did you create all that was that something you discussed?

Hathaway said she didn't offer her input, she just wanted director, Tim Burton's team to take over.

"I figured these were the people so many of the looks I'd loved in his films, so I just kinda wanted them to work their magic on me," she said.

And what's her verdict on the look?

She told Holden, "I was so happy because when they showed me what I looked like I was like gasp I look like the Corpse Bride!"

"I was so thrilled every day to be made in to a Tim Burton heroine," Hathaway said. "It just was a dream come true."

In the role, Hathaway seems to float along -- like she has no legs. Hathaway said the movement was her idea.

She explained, "That was actually born from my absolute joy and enthusiasm of wearing the costume. Because I put it on and I was just kind of prancing about my room and all the sudden I caught a glimpse of the costume in the full-length mirror and I realized that if I walked with very small steps that it didn't look like I was walking at all. It looked like I was gliding."

Then it hit her: "Oh my God," she said, "This is a world without rules -- gravity maybe doesn't apply to her as much."

Hathaway said she was nervous to roll out her character's gliding movements, not telling Burton prior to her first take.

"I didn't have a plan 'B,'" Hathaway said. "And so then, when he said he really liked it, I was just kind of overjoyed and then we were off and running, or floating as it were."

Hathaway performed most of the film's action against a green screen. The exotic lushness of Wonderland was colored in by computer after the movie action was filmed.

Hathaway said she "steeled herself" for working on the green screen set.

"I was like, 'So all right, this is perfect and I'm going to hold a football, and it's going to be a blood hound -- and I'd buy it!"

Holden quipped, "This is when drama school comes in handy."

But Hathaway said she was "pretty gung-ho" about the entire shoot.

But what about the madness in the film -- does Hathaway think the best people are mad?

She told Holden, "I've got to say, I trust people when they have a bit of madness in them. And it's kind of that wonderful Mae West quote, 'If you don't have something nice to say, come sit by me.' If you're a little mad, come sit by me.'"

Alice in Wonderland opens worldwide on Friday.

Anne Hathaway Guest Star on Family Guy

Written by budiyanto on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Check out a first look at Anne Hathaway who is making a guest voice appearance in an upcoming episode of my favorite animated series, Family Guy, titled "Go Stewie Go". Season 8, Episode 13 airing Sunday, March 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Hathaway will play as Mother Maggie, the star of Stewie's favorite TV show.

Episode Synopsis: Family Guy "Go Stewie Go" Season 8 Episode 13 - Stewie cross-dresses in order to star in the American version of Jolly Farm Review. Meanwhile, Peter makes Lois feel bad about her age.

Celebrities Reveal Their Must See Oscar Films

Written by budiyanto on at 5:49 PM

With the Academy Awards countdown at just nine days, this could be a good weekend to catch up on some Oscar nominated films. Entertainment guru George Pennacchio asked several stars which films, or performances, they think are on the "must see" list.

Avatar has been a box office sensation and has earned a leading nine Academy Award nominations. The sci-fi film has been a huge hit, anyway you look at it. And it's a favorite of actress Anne Hathaway.

"That's a film experience. It's gonna be a once in a lifetime for a lot of people, myself included. You can't give it enough awards." - Anne Hathaway

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday, March 7. Watch ABC7 for the awards show and all of the red carpet and backstage action.

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Love and Other Drugs Early Review

Written by budiyanto on at 5:33 PM

There have been some early screenings for Anne's next film Love and Other Drugs and some viewers have been leaving their comments on the film's IMDb forum.

Hollywood Elsewhere had this snippet from a review that particularly praises Annie. Saying she looks like the first major Oscar contender for next year! Wow. Love and Other Drugs sees Hathaway reuniting with her Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. I personally can't wait to see this!

Hathaway's Love and Other Drugs performance, in short, sounds like the first strong contender for a 2010 Best Actress Oscar.

"Anne Hathaway burns up the screen, and not just because she's naked half the time. Even when she's dressed you simply can't take your eyes off her. I thought she was good in Rachel Getting Married, but in this one -- as a free-spirit arty girl with early-onset Parkinson's -- she's very funny and really hard-core. My guess is another nomination will be coming her way.

Lucky Actress

Written by budiyanto on at 5:29 PM

Anne Hathaway thinks she is lucky to have landed so many big movie roles.

The 27-year-old actress believes she has been fortunate to land so many big roles, but admits she has often found herself out of her depth when working with big Hollywood names.

She said: "I owe so much of my career to luck. My mother always told me that luck is preparation meets opportunity and I've been given extraordinary opportunities to work with filmmakers long before I was talented enough and deserved to work with them. I've learned a lot from them. I just keep getting hired. I consider myself lucky and I don't know who is responsible for it."

Anne's latest role is as the White Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and she admits 'living' in the fantastical world appealed to her.

She said: "I'd be happy to live in a world with no rules and where people are curious."

While she is one of the world's highest-grossing actresses, Anne recently admitted she doesn't have much confidence when it comes to "full-on movie kissing".

She said: "You have to understand. There's a technique for pretty movie kissing. There's also full-on movie kissing - a totally different experience. But really, you have to be like Angelina Jolie to pull that off and still look good.

"I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm no Angie."

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Anne Hathaway Feels Like She's In A "Glorified Acting Program

Written by budiyanto on at 5:27 PM

The Hollywood actress has starred in a string of box office smashes, including The Devil Wears Prada, Brokeback Mountain and Bride Wars.

She can soon be seen in Tim Burton’s new movie Alice in Wonderland, but admits she still feels like she’s learning the craft.

“Right now, I just feel like I’m in a glorified acting program,” she explained. “I get to learn drama from Meryl Streep, then I get to turn around and learn comedy from Steve Carrell. It’s kind of insane. Acting really, really is the only thing I’m interested in doing. Even if i was acting in a church basement theatre for the rest of my life, I would enjoy it.”

Anne never expected to be so successful, revealing she thought she would spend her days acting for fun while she earned money waiting tables at cafes.

She keeps grounded by spending as much time as possible with her friends, and still hangs out with people she met at college. They rarely go to nightclubs together, preferring to spend time in grubby bars or at each other’s houses.

“We either go to a dive bar and listen to classic rock, or we go to my friend’s house, who has a great stereo system, and do various iPod shuffles so we can get up and dance and drink wine,” she told Look magazine. “It’s down to earth, kooky and fun!”

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