One of Roald Dahl's most popular children's novels The BFG is once again going to appear on the screen, this time it the retelling comes courtesy of director Steven Spielberg. The narrative follows a 10 year old girl, Sophie, on her journey as she comes face to face with a giant that shows her that giants really do exist in the world. The BFG takes Sophie to his cave, in Dream Country to show her how he collects dreams and shows her how he sends them to children.
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Shane Black has revealed that the original script contained a female villain instead of Guy Pearce’s Killian.
Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has shed new light on the sexism in the movie industry, by describing how the villain in the 2013 Marvel film had to be changed from female to male, to help toy sales. Speaking to Uproxx, Black said that after the draft of the film’s script was finished, he received a memo saying the villain’s gender had to be changed to male, because a female toy wouldn't sell as well.
Shane Black has revealed how Iron Man 3’s villain was changed from male to female.
“All I’ll say is this, on the record: There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had an inkling of a problem,” Black began. “Which is that we had a female character who was the villain in the draft.” The character is thought to be Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen, who ended up having a much smaller part.
Sophie and the other girls at Mrs. Clonkers orphanage share a big sleeping dorm and once the lights go out, the girls are expected to go straight to sleep. No talking and most certainly no getting out of bed but little Sophie isn't one for sticking to the rules. Once the rest of the girls are asleep, Sophie is busy reading her books.
When the bespectacled young girl hears strange noise coming from outside her window, she can't help but take a peek out of the pane. A vague shape starts to form in the background, Sophie's unsure what it is but knows it's gigantic. Beginning to get scared, Sophie runs back to her bed and hides under her blankets but it's too late, before Sophie knows what's happening she's snatched from her bed and taken to a far and distant world.
Initially scared for her life, Sophie thinks the giant has taken her to have as his next meal but soon she's introduced to her new home and keeper, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). The BFG doesn't want to hurt Sophie, he wants to protect her. As the pair begin having adventures together, Sophie soon learns that not all giants are as welcoming as The BFG.
Jason Bateman really got to grips with his character in The Gift by quizzing writer, director and co-star Joel Edgerton as the cameras rolled.
The 47-year-old actor stars as Simon in the movie, which also marked Joel's directorial debut. The Gift follows the story of a married couple which finds itself thrown into chaos when Gordo, a mysterious figure from Simon's past, re-enters his life.
The Gift is a complicated thriller, but Jason and his co-star Rebecca Hall were able to ask Joel any questions about the plot as they shot their scenes - meaning they were able to really get to the bottom of their characters' actions.
"That's what was really efficient and fun about working with Joel, who's the writer as well as the director and the star," Jason told CinemaBlend.com. "When you're trying to come up with that combination for the audience, as far as what the right level of mislead should be, because we know certain information that they don't, and by having the director there to talk about, and to be able to accurately interpret what the writer is going for there, made for that process to be really efficient."
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The family of Christine Chubbuck, the U.S. news reporter who committed suicide during a live news broadcast in 1974, have condemned a new film starring Rebecca Hall about her death.
Greg Chubbuck told Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper that the makers of the film Christine are "exploiting" his sister's death.
The Florida journalist made headlines across the world when she did the unthinkable while reading the morning news on Sarasota’s Channel 40 Suncoast Digest morning show on 15 July 1974.
Christine told viewers just eight minutes into the programme, "In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, you are going to see another first - attempted suicide."
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Rebecca Hall Couldn't Stop Shaking For 24 Hours After Holding Up A Fake Gun To Her Head In Her New Film.
The 33-year-old actress plays the lead in upcoming biographical movie Christine, about news reporter Christine Chubbuck who committed suicide on live television during coverage of shootings in the 1970s. Rebecca had to get deep into the mindset of the troubled, depressed journalist and found herself scared while acting out the most crucial scene.
"Well, your body, when you’re acting anything, your brain knows that you’re doing something, but your body doesn’t," she explained to uproxx.com. "When you’re holding a gun up to your head, your body thinks you’re holding a gun up to your head. Your adrenaline function thinks that you’re holding a gun up to your head. When you have fake blood pouring out of your head, your body thinks that.
"It was all practical and I couldn’t stop shaking for like 24 hours after. It was very, very disturbing. Nothing compared to what some people go through in real life..."
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Sophie has spent her life alone. She lives in an orphanage full of girls just like her. Each night the girls tell tales of the witching hour when the boogieman comes to visit and children go missing, Sophie's friends believe the witching hour is at midnight but little Sophie doesn't agree, she thinks the hour is much later, at 3am when only Sophie remains awake.
One night, whilst Sophie is reading, she hears an almighty rumble from outside and cannot help but open the window and look to see what's there; what she finds will change the lives of many forever.
The BFG is the much loved Roald Dahl book which was originally published by the author in 1982. The book was later turned into an animated film which featured David Jason as the voice of The BFG.
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Actress Rebecca Hall Has Secretly Tied The Knot With Actor Morgan Spector.
The two exchanged vows on Saturday (26Sep15) in Saugerties, New York, according to UsMagazine.com.
An insider tells the publication magician David Blaine helped kick off the wedding weekend at Friday's (25Sep15) rehearsal dinner by performing tricks for the guests.
Hall and Spector met while co-starring in the Broadway revival of Sophie Treadwell's play MAChinal last year (14). They have kept their relationship under wraps, but were spotted out and about New York City holding hands in July (15).
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'Iron Man 3' actress Rebecca Hall has got married in New York City to actor Morgan Spector.
Marketed as a horror-thriller, this sharply well-made film is actually a bleak drama with a strong message about bullying. Actor turned writer-director Joel Edgerton creates a vividly creepy atmosphere as he digs into the perceptions and motivations of three central characters, and he finds plenty of opportunity to unnerve the audience in the process. There are a few big jolts, but it's the unsettling themes that freak us out.
There has clearly already been quite a lot of trauma in the marriage between Simon and Robyn (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall), so much so that they've packed up their home in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles to start over. As they're settling into their stunning new home in the hills, Simon runs into his old school friend Gordon (Edgerton), who seems to appear out of nowhere, worming his way into their life with a series of thoughtful gifts. But Simon doesn't want to reconnect with Gordon, whom he always thought was a weirdo, which Robyn thinks is rather cruel. She reluctantly agrees with Simon that they break contact with Gordon, due to pressures at work and in their attempts to start a family. But things immediately turn very nasty. And Robyn realises that there's more to Simon and Gordon's past than either is letting on.
With a pungent sense of foreboding, the film is instantly riveting, mainly because it resembles movies like Fatal Attraction. So we brace ourselves for that bunny-boiling moment, and as a writer, director and actor, Edgerton plays with us mercilessly, dropping all kinds of hints and revelations about the reality beneath the surface of these characters. But instead of turning into a crazed, violent thriller, the film instead takes a much more internalised approach, generating suspense from the implications of what is happening. Essentially, it works because it forces us to understand even the darkest motivations of the characters.
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Rebecca Hall - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrive for the New York Premiere of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' which was held at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 11th December 2014
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