New stills from the upcoming Passengers have been released:
Novels like The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and Damned cemented F. Scott Fitzgerald’s status as a literary icon, but some bookish types (myself included) would argue that his wife, Zelda, was the more talented of the pair. Her creative contributions have certainly been less valued in comparison to her husband, but thanks to Ron Howard, she’s finally getting the biopic she deserves (or one would hope), with Jennifer Lawrence set to play the title role in Zelda.
THR reports that Lawrence has signed on to play Zelda Fitzgerald in Zelda, based on Nancy Milford’s bestselling biography of the same name. Ron Howard is developing the project, which he may also direct, from a screenplay by Emma Frost — whose TV series credits include The White Queen and Shameless. Lawrence’s casting is a great way to cement interest in the biopic, though it’s too bad that Alison Pill isn’t taking on the part after her great portrayal in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, in which she starred opposite Tom Hiddleston’s F. Scott.
Zelda Fitzgerald was a well-known Jazz Age socialite and party girl who loved to cause a scene. She was the chief muse for her husband, F. Scott, who christened her “America’s first flapper.” The couple’s tendency to overindulge in alcohol exacerbated their tumultuous relationship, which was fraught with affairs, accusations and resentments (typically with regards to their respective creative endeavors). Some, like Ernest Hemingway, accused Zelda of being responsible for F. Scott’s steady decrease in writing, while others defended her as a victim of the author’s incessant abuses.
Zelda had a brilliant creative mind in her own right: She was a talented painter, writer and poet, though she never achieved the same level of acclaim as her husband. She was later diagnosed with schizophrenia and lived in a series of clinics. Her first and only novel, Save Me the Waltz, was published in 1932 and was a semi-autobiographical account of her marriage; F. Scott was infuriated.
She also published a play, Scandalabra, but perhaps some of her best writing can be found in the collected letters between Zelda and F. Scott, which serve as a melancholy illustration of their romance and its decline. Zelda’s confessional writing is heart-wrenching and poetic:
You didn’t care: so I went on and on — dancing alone, and, no matter what happens, I still know in my heart that it is a Godless, dirty game; that love is bitter and all there is, and that the rest is for the emotional beggars of the earth and is about the equivalent of people who stimulate themselves with dirty post-cards.
The first trailers for Passengers is out! The movie will be released in December. Below are also HQ versions for the Poster and some Stills.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
Here’s the new ad of Jen’s campaign for Dior Addict Lipstick:
Jennifer Lawrence is one of four covers of the new Entertainment Weekly coming out this Friday. Here is a preview from the article:
The fate of a lot of mutants is up in the air in X-Men: Apocalypse, the subject of this week’s EW cover story, and — spoiler alert — not everyone survives the sixth installment in the franchise. But the future that everyone seems to wonder most about is of Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique. The actress’ three-picture deal expires with Apocalypse (along with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult) and Lawrence is the one who vacillates the most between officially agreeing to do another film. “Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking,” she says, “Like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back if you come back.’ Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are.”
But the actress is quite honest about how much she dislikes the blue body paint required for Mystique (“You go in and you realize you’re rock bottom and like this sucks and it could not suck more.”) and, in the years since 2011’s X-Men: First Class, she’s grown into arguably the most in-demand young actress in Hollywood. “I would love to come back,” says Lawrence. “I love the fans and I love the character. But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don’t know. I shouldn’t be that honest.”
This one might take a studio executive with superpowers to figure out.
To continue reading more on X-Men: Apocalypse, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday, or buy one – or all four collective covers – at ew.com/xmen – and subscribe now for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.
Earlier today was the World Premiere, a Global Fan Screening for X-Men: Apocalypse, here are some photos.
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > X-Men Apocalypse – Global Fan Screening – May 9th 2016
Yesterday, Jen attended a Press Conference in London for X-Men: Apocalypse, here are some pictures.
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > X-Men Apocalypse – London Press Conference – May 8th 2016
Hey everyone, I’m catching up on some missing events, here are the photos:
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > Woman New York Screening – May 4th 2016
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > A Beautiful Planet – New York Premiere – April 16th 2016
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > CinemaCon – April 12th 2016
Joy is now out on Blu-Ray/DVD and Streaming, and I added Screen Captures:
- Films > 2015 | Joy > Screen Captures
I’ve added BluRay Screen Captures from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Enjoy!
- Films > 2015 | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 > Screen Captures
I’m catching up on the latest events I’m missing! Sorry about the delay.
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > Vanity Fair Oscar Party – February 28 2016
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > 88th Academy Awards – Arrivals – February 28th 2016
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > Women in Film Pre-Oscar Party – February 26th 2016
- Events & Appearances > 2016 > The Dinner For Equality Hosted by Patricia Arquette and Marc Benioff – February 25th 2016
I added 2 photoshoots to the gallery, one for the NY Times last year and one from Dior new campaign:
The X-Men: Apocalypse has released a full trailer:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
In Theaters – May 27, 2016
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Ben Hardy