KRISTEN STEWART AND DAKOTA FANNING TO APPEAR ON “THE RUNAWAYS” SOUNDTRACK
Like their co-star Robert Pattinson did with “Twilight”, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning now have their names tied to a movie soundtrack. Aceshowbiz.com reports:
The track list to soundtrack from biopic “The Runaways” has been revealed and lead actresses Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning apparently will show their singing skills for this movie. They team up for two songs titled “Queens of Noise” and “Dead End Justice”. Fanning, moreover, performs solo singles, “California Paradise” as well as “Cherry Bomb” which has been featured in the teaser trailer for the film.
The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and will be available in stores on March 23.
ATLANTA TO HOST TWILIGHT CONVENTION MARCH 5 -7, 2010
The Twilight Convention will roll into Atlanta for three days, beginning on March 5. The AtlantaInTownPaper.com is reporting that the following stars will be in attendance over the weekend:
On Friday only, Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen); on Saturday only, Michael Welch (Mike Newton), Daniel Cubmore (New Moon’s and Eclipse’s Felix), Gil Birmingham (Billy Black) and Christopher Heyerdahl (Volturi Leader Marcus); on Sunday only, Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Kiowa Gordon (Wolf Pack – Embry Call) and Tinsel Korey (New Moon’s Emily).
Tickets are available through www.twilightconvention.com and at the door.
KELLAN LUTZ IN TRAILER FOR “NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” REMAKE
A trailer has been released for the remake of the horror classic “Nightmare on Elm Street”. The beginning of the trailer features Kellan in a seemingly deserted diner.
MICHAEL SHEEN TALKS VAMPIRES, POLITICIANS, AND SOCCER
Michael Sheen recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly in an interview about his film “The Damned United” and explained that playing real a real person isn’t much different from playing a vampire.
EW: It seems like there’s these two very divergent strands in your career right now: playing these true-life figures, and playing decidedly unrealistic characters: vampires, werewolves, and now, the White Rabbit in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. How is your preparation different for the more fantastical roles?
It’s all in order to achieve the same things: an imaginative connection and an emotional connection. In the case of playing the real-life people, it means watching as much footage as I can, reading about them as much as I can, maybe meeting people who knew them. I’m ultimately just looking for the bits in me that correspond to them
Every time you play a more fantastical character that’s been done many times, like a vampire, you’re kind of riffing on what’s already gone before. You’re partly using what the audience already know and expect in order to slightly subvert their expectations, to play with that. Which is sort of what Peter Morgan does in the films that we’ve done about the real people.
When I was doing Aro in New Moon, [I thought about] certain characters that scared me as a child, like the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or the Blue Meanie in Yellow Submarine. It was their voice, and it was a certain softness that you could tell could turn nasty at any time. I think it’s a fantasy parent figure in a way. A parent can seem very kind and gentle, but as any child knows, as soon as that parent gets stressed, they can suddenly turn and get a bit angry. And that, writ large, can be very, very scary.
EW: Are you excited to return to planet Twilight for Breaking Dawn?
I am! The whole Twilight juggernaut has been focusing on Eclipse for awhile, which I’m not in. They haven’t turned their attention to Breaking Dawn yet. But I’m looking forward to donning the red contacts again.
TAYLOR LAUTNER DROPS MATTEL’S “MAX STEEL” TO MAKE HASBRO’S “STRETCH ARMSTRONG”from nymag.com:
Forget Team Edward versus Team Jacob, Taylor Lautner found himself in the midst of a bigger rivalry in toy-obsessed Hollywood: Team Mattel versus Team Hasbro. And Vulture has learned that Hasbro just won this round; Lautner had originally been signed on to do both Paramount’s Max Steel (based on the doll by Mattel, the world’s biggest toy company) and Universal’s Stretch Armstrong (a classic character for Hasbro, the world’s second biggest toymaker), with Steel up first. But insiders tell us that Lautner has just dropped the Mattel movie.
ROBERT PATTINSON AND ANNA KENDRICK UP FOR EMPIRE FILM AWARDS
The Jameson Empire Film Awards will be held in London on March 28 and two Twilight Saga stars are among the nominees. Robert Pattinson is nominated in the category of Best Actor for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”. Other nominees in the category include Sir Michael Caine (“Harry Brown”), Christopher Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”), Sam Worthingon (“Avatar”), and Robert Downey, Jr. (“Sherlock Holmes”).
Anna Kendrick is nominated in the Best Newcomer category. She is up against Carey Mulligan (“An Education”), Aaron Johnson (“Nowhere Boy”), Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), and Katie Jarvis (“Fish Tank”).
KRISTEN STEWART TALKS LOVE, KISSING, AND “ECLIPSE”
In this video from ReelzChannel.com, Kristen Stewart talks about levels of love, kissing on set, and what fans can expect to see in “Eclipse” when it hits theaters this summer.
I’ve seen a bunch of backlash on the Internet already about Kristen Stewart having a song on the soundtrack for the film, but let’s be objective here… It’s a biopic where she plays Joan freakin’ Jett and she’s doing songs for the movie. It’s not like she’s trying to go off and create a music career for herself like she’s Heidi Montag or some other pop princess wannabe. Joan Jett was on set to make sure that things were genuine and true to the way they happened, and has producer credit on the film. Kristen sang in “Into the Wild” and we know that she can actually play guitar and has a decent voice. If she can pull it off and Joan Jett is OK with it, why shouldn’t we be? To me, it’s no different than Joaquin Phoenix or Reese Witherspoon singing as Johnny and June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line”.
I have to admit that I am really looking forward to the “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake. I was in high school when the original (with Johnny Depp, no less) hit theaters and remember going with my friends to scare the crap out of ourselves.
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