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Many Hunger Games fans—myself included—have insisted that a major element that sets the series apart from other bestselling YA series like Harry Potter and Twilight is the political allegory at the core of the books. Collins' attack on reality television also feeds into this, as the Capital relishes in the slaying of teens like its American Idol, while the rest of what remains of the United States is forced to witness the government mandated slaughter of their children and neighbors.
Ross will accompany Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in Los Angeles for the start of the tour, which will make stops in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas and more. The Twilight films managed a similar feat, taking over shopping malls in major U.S. cities for talent meet-and-greets and fan signings. Right off the bat, I give credit to Lawrence, who looks to be making appearances at as many of the city stops as possible.
Working from a script by Enchanted writer Bill Kelly, the two-hander tells the story of a grieving widower (Hemsworth) who tries to invent a time machine that will let him go back and see his recently deceased wife one last time. That’s a solid premise, and it will be interesting to see if Noyce explores the science-fiction of the scenario or focuses on a crumbling man slowly going insane because he can’t overcome the obstacles standing in his way.
The upcoming Dito Montiel directed film Empire State may be bulking up in more ways than one. The indie heist movie, which was formerly titled The Sentry Keep, may be close to securing Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as its stars. Word is, both are in talks for roles, with one possibly closer to signing on than the other at this point.
Following the news last month that the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day To Die Hard, would include an adventure involving both John McClane and his son, a short list of actors appeared online suggesting what 20th Century Fox was looking for in a McClane Jr. According to the initial story, Ben Foster, Paul Dano, Aaron Paul and Milo Ventimiglia were all being looked at for the part.
Twilight is almost over, but fans of Stephanie Meyer don't have to fear for the author's future. While the second to last movie in the sparkly vampire franchise will arrive in theaters less than a month from now, Meyer's most recent novel, The Host, is already going through the Hollywood system and being prepped for a feature film adaptation. Andrew Niccol is set to direct the movie with Saoirse Ronan set to star, but it's just not a Meyer book without a pair of hunky male leads...
The name Hemsworth is quickly becoming as ubiquitous as Cruise or Pitt. The brothers Chris and Liam have literally exploded onto the scene, Chris taking on the starring role on Thor after stealing the show in the five minutes he spent on screen in Star Trek, and Liam has earned himself a spot alongside action juggernauts Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 2.
Last year, The Expendables managed to get just about every badass from film history, from Die Hard to Rambo, and even the Terminator, together for an action packed romp through Latin America where Sly Stallone not-surprisingly saved the day. With $275 million in the bank from the first film, the crew will be heading back out for another adventure.
There is one interesting thing going on in this photo-- the very blurry figure in the foreground appears to be a Peacekeeper, one of the government officials hired to effectively serve as the cops in this post-apocalyptic society. The Peacekeepers in District 12
Following the launch of their magazine cover, the site has posted three new stills from the movie, which feature stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Based on the series of books by Suzanne Collins and directed by Gary Ross, the film is about a young girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where children are selected by the government to fight to the death.
Hutcherson did a lot of bicep training to build up the beefy arms you'd expect from a baker's son used to lifting heavy bags of flour, while Hemsworth, as the underfed and striving coal miner Gale, is a lot stringier and thinner. Everything about The Hunger Games so far seems to be nailing the feel of the books
One is the guy who lost out on the lead role in Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man to Andrew Garfield, even after making a video showing what he could do as the webslinger. The other is not only the brother of the actor who is playing Thor in Marvel's upcoming superhero movie, but was completely edited out of Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables
Though a wide variety of up-and-coming actors have auditioned for the lead roles in The Hunger Games, it seems two of the most famous names are getting closer to snagging the parts. According to Deadline there are no deals in place yet, but Liam Hemsworth is the lead contender to play Gale, while Josh Hutcherson
THR has a rundown of the actors testing today to play both Peeta, the boy sent along with Katniss to fight to the death in the Hunger Games, and Gale, her childhood friend with whom she's had a long-buried attraction
The last decade has brought us Hopkins as Wise Old Men in Alexander, Beowulf, The Wolfman and the upcoming Thor, and now he's moving on to Arabian Nights
David Ellison is hoping to borrow Miley Cyrus’ man for a bit so he can take the lead role in Northern Lights, the spot left vacant by the highest paid teen actor. If he bites, Liam Hemsworth will play an aerobatics pilot who butts heads with his wealthy controlling father.
The Expendables is as jam packed with stars as a movie as a movie can be. It promises to be two hours of explosions, muscles, guns and blood. But did you know that there is actually a story?
Director Chuck Russell previously made the largely forgotten Rock vehicle The Scorpion King, and it seems that in general they're going for a slightly middlebrow action film here
All movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels contain certain key elements-- North Carolina beaches, honey-colored sunsets, beautiful white people frowning as if they have real problems
Surprisingly, the movie doesn't completely focus on Miley Cyrus's adorable personality or her relationship with a hunk played by Liam Hemsworth (who looks exactly like older brother Chris, a.k.a. Thor) Instead it seems to be much more of a family comedy/drama