Variety – Emily Blunt is finalizing a deal to join Disney’s musical “Into the Woods” that Rob Marshall will direct for the studio.
Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal also are in talks to join the film, which already has lined up Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.
Film is based on Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway musical. David Krane (“Chicago,” “Nine”) is the arranger on the film, which will rely on Sondheim’s original music.
Musical revolves around a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, “Jack and the Beanstalk’s” Jack Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters.
Blunt would play the baker’s wife, the female lead in the film.
There is no production start date yet for the project, but with such a strong cast coming together a greenlight is imminent.
James Lapine penned the script, based on his book for the musical.
John DeLuca, who previously produced Marshall’s “Chicago” and “Nine,” will serve as producer on “Into the Woods.”
Disney declined to comment.
Blunt, who recently wrapped Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner “All You Need Is Kill,” with Tom Cruise, that Warner Bros. will release next year, is repped by CAA and Ken McReddie Associates.
THR is reporting that Colin Firth, Adam Sandler and Emily joined “Murder Mystery” with Charlize Theron already attached.
Oscar winner Colin Firth, comedy champ Adam Sandler and Looper star Emily Blunt are set to join Charlize Theron in Murder Mystery, a comedy whodunit from director John Madden, the British helmer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Shakespeare in Love.
The plot of the Murder Mystery, from a script by White House Down writer James Vanderbilt, has a pair of American newlyweds visiting Europe on their honeymoon who get implicated in a murder they witnessed.
Endgame Entertainment and Tower Hill are behind the project, which had originally been set up at Disney and which Tower Hill picked up in turnaround. Kevin McDonald had initially been attached as director.
Theron will also produce Murder Mystery via her Denver and Delilah Productions shingle, joining Endgame’s James D. Stern and Tower Hill’s William Shively together with Tripp Vinson, Beau Flynn and Vanderbilt.
German state subsidy body NRW Filmstifftung has put up just over $1 million (€800,000) in production financing for Murder Mystery. Cologne-based production house Action Concept has come on board as a co-producer and the film will shoot an expected 25 days in the NRW region in Western Germany.
Egoli Tossell Film New and Belgium group uMedia are also credited co-producers. uMedia’s sales arm uFilm is handling world sales on the project and will be offering the film to buyer in Cannes.
Warner Bros has today announced the release date for All You Need is Kill. The movie will hit theatres on March 14, 2014.
Entertainment Weekly – Loved Looper? Then you might want to mark March 14, 2014, on your calendar. Warner Bros. has announced its futuristic thriller All You Need Is Kill, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, will hit theaters that day. Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper) is directing.
The Doug Liman-directed sci-fi has been in development for some time, with Emily Blunt cast opposite Cruise.
Deadline reports that the film has now been greenlit by Warner Bros, and Cruise is currently in London doing prep work for his role.
All You Need Is Kill is a futuristic time-loop drama centring on a soldier (Cruise) who is fighting a war against an alien threat, and is forced to relive the last day before he dies over and over again.
According to Variety Emily is set to star as another soldier next to Tom Cruise’s character in the Doug Liman film adaptation of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
Celeb Gossip – The action packed sci-fi film is described as a “groundhog day” type setting where a solider (Cruise) fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day after being killed. Throughout his training and experiences being relived each day, he becomes a better and more skilled soldier along the way.
The film which is set to hit theaters in 2013, is just one of the movies Miss Blunt seems to be taking over the box office with lately. Her comedic flick, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” just hit theaters and her other newest comedy, “The Five Year Engagement,” is set to open at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.
It has been announced today that Emily has signed on to be the next face of Yves Saint Laurent’s controversial fragrance Opium.
Renaud de Lesquen, president of YSL & Designer Brands says the new campaign will “unveil a fiery, almost reckless woman with magnetic seduction that nobody or nothing can resist”.
Bosses at the luxury brand thinks Emily personifies this fantasy woman, and the stunning star couldn’t be more thrilled.
“I am very honoured to have been chosen to be the face of Opium,” she told British newspaper The Telegraph.
“It is really exciting to embody a fragrance which has stood the test of time without its allure ever being diminished”.