26 year old Larson is to step behind the camera lens for her first feature film, which starts shooting in October.
In another piece of great news in what’s already been a great 2016 for Brie Larson, the Oscar-winning actress will be making her directorial debut in independent comedy Unicorn Store, it has been confirmed.
Variety reported on Tuesday (August 9th) that the 26 year old star will be taking her bow behind the camera for the new project, which is penned by newcomer Samantha McIntyre. She’ll also be starring in the movie as Kit, a young adult facing a crisis after having to move back in with her parents and who gets invited to a thoroughly unique shop.
Brie Larson is set to make her directing debut with 'Unicorn Store' later this year
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James Conrad is a British captain who leads an international envoy to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to charter some of Earth's most distant and mysterious lands. The captain is accompanied by a number of other members on the team including Randa, a government official who appears to know a few of the islands mysteries; a female photojournalist called Weaver who is known for her war photography; US Lieutenant Colonel Packard who is in charge of the UK troops who are also part of the mission.
As the vessel approaches the island, spirits are high and the team are ready to take choppers to the green land known as Skull Island. Soon their mission becomes disastrous as the inhabitants are far more feral than they could ever imagine. Equipped with guns, Ammunition and rocket launchers, the humans feel that they're able to overcome whatever may await them on the island but the truth is that they could never come face to face and beat the beast that awaits them.
Kong: Skull Island is the latest reboot of the King Kong story and it focusses on the start of the story originally told in 1933.
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Larson will play Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, in the studio’s first film with a female lead.
After months of rumours Marvel have confirmed that Oscar winner Brie Larson will star as Captain Marvel in the superhero’s first stand-alone movie, due for release in 2019. The announcement was made during Marvel's evening presentation at Comic-Con on Saturday, with the actress herself making an appearance.
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She's the frontrunner for Marvel's first superheroine film.
Captain Marvel is coming! And guess who's the frontrunner to portray this all powerful hero: Brie Larson. In probably one of the greatest casting choices ever made in a comic book film franchise. It's worth noting that we're talking Marvel's Captain Marvel not DC's, though that's not a bad idea either.
Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel?
The 'Room' actress may be getting the role of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in Marvel's first ever stand-alone heroine movie, competing against DC's 'Wonder Woman' starring Gal Gadot. According to Variety, she is the first choice for the role and, apparently, she's interested.
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The 'Room' actress was spotted wearing what many assumed to be an engagement ring when she hosted 'SNL' on May 7th, and the news has now been confirmed.
Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson is engaged to her long-term boyfriend Alex Greenwald, it has been confirmed.
According to report by E! News, Larson’s representatives told the publication that she said yes when Greenwald, the 36 year old lead singer of California rock group Phantom Planet, proposed to her during a trip to Tokyo back in March.
Larson, 26, first publicly acknowledged their relationship in 2013 during an acceptance speech for her role in Short Term 12 at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. “I'd like to thank my boyfriend, Alex Greenwald, for making me pasta and taking care of our puppy while I made this movie,” she said three years ago.
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Brie Larson , Jacob Tremblay - The countdown begins for the Irish film industry's biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry's great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Monday 14th March 2016. The Ceremony & Red Carpet will be broadcast primetime on TV3 and highlight and news clips will be distributed worldwide. The Lord Mayor will welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins along with 500 guests from across the world of Film & Drama, all coming together to celebrate the continued great work and success of Ireland's home industry. The Irish Academy will also welcome Liam Neeson to Dublin to celebrate his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and will also welcome Roma Downey who will receive the Inaugural Irish Diaspora Award. Nominations are announced in all categories and have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world. Number of Nominations for Best Film Titles My Name is Emily - 8 Room - 8 Sing Street - 8 Brooklyn - 7 Viva - 7 The Survivalist - 4 Number of Nominations for Best Drama Titles An Klondike - 9 Rebellion - 8 Vikings - 5 Penny Dreadful - 3 Game of Thrones - 2 Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty stated that: "What a superb year for Irish production and this year's Nominations showcase to the world what Ireland's small but excellent film industry has to offer. Irish creative talent is delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Ceremony". The feature films nominated for Best Film this year are Brooklyn, John Crowley's depiction of a young Irish woman's emigration to New York in the 1950's; Simon Fitzmaurice's touching teenage road movie My Name is Emily; the heart wrenching story of a kidnapped young woman and her son in Room; the entertaining and musical com - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 14th March 2016
Brie Larson - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Alicia Vikander, Brie Larson and Mark Rylance also scooped awards.
It would no doubt have been a total travesty if Leonardo Dicaprio didn't win his long-awaited Academy Award for his role in 'The Revenant', but no doubt his very first Oscars victory is a huge cause for celebration. The movie won a further two accolades, but didn't come close to 'Mad Max: Fury Road''s success of no less than six prizes.
So DiCaprio finally has a Best Actor Academy Award to add to his collection, while 'The Revenant' director Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins for the second year in a row. The movie, which explores the vengeful quest of 19th century explorer Hugh Glass after he was abandoned during a bear attack, also scooped the award for Best Cinematography, but it was beaten to Best Picture by 'Spotlight'; a drama about The Boston Globe's investigation of child abuse in the Catholic church. 'Spotlight' screenwriters Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy also took home Best Original Screenplay, whilst Best Adapted Screenplay went to Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for 'The Big Short'.
'Spotlight' took home five awards at the annual ceremony, held the night before the Oscars.
Spotlight was the big winner at last night’s Independent Spirit Awards, taking home five gongs, including best feature. The ceremony, which was held at Santa Monica Beach, included many references to the ongoing diversity debate in Hollywood, just one night before this year’s Oscars.
Spotlight’s Michael Keaton.
Spotlight took home the awards for best feature, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best ensemble cast. The drama, directed by Tom McCarthy focuses on the investigation by the Boston Globe newspaper into sex abuse within the Catholic Church.
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The annual issue’s cover features 13 of the most important women in Hollywood, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
From Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence to Viola Davis and Diane Keaton, Vanity Fair’s annual ‘Hollywood issue’ cover is a celebration of diversity. Released against the backdrop of the growing diversity debate after this year’s Oscar nominations, the cover shows the variety of women making their mark in Hollywood today, breaking barriers for age and race.
Brie Larson was first noticed when she began stealing scenes from Toni Collette while playing her daughter on United States of Tara for three years on TV.
Critical attention grew with her breakout performance in the 2013 film Short Term 12. And this week the 26-year-old earned an Oscar nomination for her work in Room. "It seems so far removed from my reality," she says of being an Oscar contender. "Even talking about it feels like planning your dream wedding when you don't have a boyfriend: there's just no point! I'm so thrilled that the movie is resonating, and that is honestly all I could ever have hoped for."
Brie Larson plays the lead role in the film
Many have commented that her sensitive acting lifts what is an otherwise harrowing movie. But she has a problem with that description. "Unless 'harrowing' means 'lovely', I don't understand it," she laughs. "I feel like it gives this weird downer tone to the movie. You can watch the movie and focus on the kidnapping and the crime story, or you can see it as a story of love and freedom and perseverance and what it feels like to grow up and become your own person. That's more of what I see in it."
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One of the most extraordinary films of the year, this drama cleverly weaves in events from the news headlines to tell a raw, deeply involving story that's unnervingly personal. Irish director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Emma Donoghue bring these events to life with uncanny skill, using a young child's perspective to give it an extra-strong kick. And Brie Larson's central performance is so powerful that she's become the one to beat on Oscar night.
She plays Joy, a young woman who was abducted at 17 by a man she only knows as Old Nick (Sean Bridgers). The story opens as her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) celebrates his fifth birthday in the single room where he was born and has spent his entire life. There isn't even a window to look out of so, to help him cope, Joy explains that there is no life outside the room, and everything they see on television is fake. She also gets Jack to hide whenever Nick visits, so they can't develop any kind of relationship. But as he grows up, Jack's curiosity demands more answers, and Joy finally decides to tell him the truth in the hope that he can help them escape.
Its halfway into the film when Jack's world is suddenly opened up around him in a rescue sequence that's exhilarating, terrifying and literally breathtaking. And from here, the film gets even more punchy, as Joy and Jack struggle to adapt to life in what seems like an alien landscape. Joy's parents (the great Joan Allen and William H. Macy) have split up, and her mother has a new partner (Tom McCamus), and their reunion is watched closely by the media, police and psychologists. All of this is seen through Jack's curious, observant eyes. Everyone is worried about him, but he perceptively notices that his mother is having even more trouble coping than he is.
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