Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is teaming up with Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on an Untitled Lucille Ball Biopic for the Sony-based production company Escape Artists. The biopic will be made with the support of the iconic actress' family, with her children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. set to produce, according to The Wrap. The project does not have a director attached at this time.
The story will follow Lucille Ball's 20-year marriage to her I Love Lucy co-star Desi Arnaz, which spanned from 1940 to 1960. After their divorce, Lucille Ball married actor/comedian Gary Morton in 1961, a marriage that lasted up until her death in 1989 at the age of 77. No specific plot details were given for the biopic, but it will most likely cover the inception of I Love Lucy, which ran for six seasons between 1951 and 1957. The series is still considered to be one of the most groundbreaking television shows to this day.Read More
Cate Blanchett is eyeing the lead role in the upcoming 20th Century Fox thriller Cascade, with Baltasar Kormákur entering negotiations to direct. The project is a loose remake of the 2003 pseudo-documentary The Day Britain Stopped, which we first reported on back in June 2012, when Ridley Scott and Steven Zaillian came on board to produce. Kieran Fitzgerald (The Homesman) wrote the screenplay.
The story takes place in the aftermath of an oil tanker's collision in the Persian Gulf, which escalates into an international crisis. If she signs on, Cate Blanchett will play the ship's captain, who tries to find a way to prove that she did not commit a terrorist act. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Headhunters) was in talks to direct earlier this summer, but he is no longer involved.Read More
Cate Blanchett is introduced as the Wicked Stepmother on the first character poster for Disney's live-action fairy tale adventure Cinderella. Flanking her on each side are Cinderella's evil stepsisters, played by Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera. From the looks of it, Lily James is going to have one hard time dealing with her extended family members, who appear ready and willing to torment the young princess in waiting.
In this first character poster, we get a good look at the trio that will be torturing Cinderella. Cate Blanchett looks set to callously rips apart Cinderella's ball dress and forbid her from every leaving the house. But, as in all good fairy tales, we know that a kindly beggar woman will step forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, change Cinderella's life forever. Will we get a Helena Bonham Carter poster next?Read More
Fans have decided on the latest character poster to be released from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, and today we get Cate Blanchett as Galadriel.
The Noldorin princess didn't appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel The Hobbit, though she is promised quite the showcase in the next and final installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.Read More
Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.
Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.Read More
A classic Disney tale comes to life on the silver screen once again in director Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale that brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for this fairy tale adventure, which follows young Ella (Lily James), who finds herself at the mercy of her evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett) when her father passes away. Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgård, Holly Grainger and Sophie McShera co-star in this fairy tale classic, in theaters March 13, 2015.
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holly Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and - armed with a pumpkin and a few mice - changes Cinderella's life forever.Read More