Viggo Mortensen in Talks for SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN – Update: Kristen Stewart and Emily Browning Vie to Play Snow White?
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: January 26th, 2011
Viggo Mortensen was one of two leading contenders to assume the starring role in Universal’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, but it appears that contract has been offered to his competitor, Javier Bardem. But that won’t keep Mortensen from his return to big-budget fantasy follwing the conclusion of the Lord of the Rings series.
Mortensen is in talks to play the huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. Charlize Theron continues negotiations to play the evil queen, while Universal is on the lookout for a fresh face to star as Snow White. Hit the jump for more on the studio’s approach to this update on the classic fairy tale.
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Exclusive Sundance Interview with Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany and Penn Badgley for MARGIN CALL
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: January 26th, 2011
It’s hard to land an exclusive interview with big name stars. After all, when you’re very famous, every reporter wants to talk to you. So when I was told that I would get some time with Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Penn Badgley, Zachary Quinto and Paul Bettany at Sundance to talk about their excellent movie Margin Call (which premiered last night at Sundance), I made sure my schedule would be clear. Thankfully, while I didn’t know what to expect when I sat down with this very famous group, everyone couldn’t have been friendlier or more excited to talk about the film. And after watching it for myself last night, I understand why. Margin Call, which is written and directed by JC Chandor, is a top notch economic thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank during the 24-hour period before the recent financial crisis. As the film unfolds, we learn who knew what and when, and what lines are you willing to cross to stay ahead. While it often takes Hollywood years to tell a story about something that just happened, Margin Call has already done it and the results are fantastic.
During the interview, the cast talked about what drew them to the project, how did they prepare for the technical jargon, what does it mean for each of them to be at Sundance, and a lot more. As usual, you can either read or listen to the interview after the jump.
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