by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: February 2nd, 2011
Disney has provided us with 10 seconds of their Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Super Bowl commercial. This is the beginning of a ton of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides coverage as my set visit embargo lifts tonight at midnight, so check back later or tomorrow for on set interviews and a set visit video blog. Hit the jump for the ad and the official synopsis:
http://collider.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-4-super-bowl-spot/74197/Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.
by Adam Chitwood Posted: February 2nd, 2011
More Snow White news today, this one regarding Snow White and the Huntsman. Kristin Stewart is apparently now in negotiations to star in the film as Snow White herself. She would join previously announced Viggo Mortenson (in talks to play the Huntsman) and Charlize Theron (in talks to play the Evil Queen) in the project for Universal. Last week, we reported that Stewart was being courted for the role, and now THR reports that she’s currently in negotiations to star in the film, with both parties involved wanting it to happen.
Commercial director Rupert Sanders is helming the pic, which is said to be more action-oriented with White joining ranks with the Huntsman while on the run from the Evil Queen. She then becomes his protégé, learning to wield a sword and crossbow. For more on all three Snow White projects currently in development, hit the jump.
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 2nd, 2011
Relativity Media has been courting Julia Roberts to play the Evil Queen in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White for weeks. Vulture hears that Roberts and her reps have finally entered into negotiations with the studio. This would be their first real headway into casting, though young actresses as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Anne Hathaway have been rumored as candidates. Tarsem Singh (The Fall) will direct the 3D adaptation
Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman is further along in the casting process. The studio is in talks with Kristen Stewart (as Snow White), Charlize Theron (Huntsman’s Evil Queen), and Viggo Mortensen (the Huntsman). Vulture believes Mortensen’s deal is “imminent.” There have been no casting reports for Disney’s Snow and the Seven, but the project does have a talented writer in Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3).