Just the thought of this intrigues me. I am a HUGE fan of Sofia Coppola. I love the way her movies look, feel. They may not be the best movies I’ve ever seen, but I generally really like her.
According to Deadline.com, Sofia is in negotiations to adapt a live-action versioni of ‘The Little Mermaid.’ Interesting, no?
This version isn’t a Disney special, however, meaning the songs that have come to define “The Little Mermaid” probably won’t be featured. Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s much darker 1837 fairy tale, the Universal Pictures/Working Title production is based on a script by Caroline Thompson (“Edward Scissorhands,” “The Secret Garden”) that saw original drafts by Kelly Marcel (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”) and Abi Morgan (“The Iron Lady,” “Shame”). Coppola is stepping in for Joe Wright (“Pride & Prejudice,” Atonement”), who was previously eyeing the director’s chair. (Wright, meanwhile, is set to direct an update of “Peter Pan.”)
There’s no release date or casting notices as of yet, but Deadline.com indicates the plan for “Mermaid” is to “move quickly.” Either way, don’t expect any “Kiss the Girl” sing-alongs here.
Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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The adorable Emma Watson lands the new cover of Teen Vogue. What better word is there to use for her other than adorable? She’s just so darn cute! I love the freckles – either they’ve always been covered up – or I’ve never noticed she had them before.
I really like her – and I’m excited to see where her career goes next. She landed the cover of Teen Vogue in promotion of her new movie, Sofia Coppola’s new movie, ‘The Bling Ring.’ I’m super excited to see this movie, mostly because I love Sofia – and she doesn’t make nearly enough movies.
After starring in the Harry Potter films as the very sensible Hermione, she has progressed to playing a teenager who steals designer clothes in her latest film. But it seems Emma Watson is still Hermione at heart after she revealed she has only eight pairs of shoes. And despite amassing a fortune of more than £26million, she condemned extravagant celebrity lifestyles as ‘consumerism as a form of kleptomania’.
The 23-year-old stars in The Bling Ring which opens in the UK next week. It is based on the true story of a gang of teenagers who stole £2million of luxury goods from the homes of celebrities in the Hollywood Hills.
Their biggest haul came from the home of heiress Paris Hilton. The 32-year-old socialite whose great-grandfather founded the Hilton Hotels chain, gave permission to film at her home.
For Miss Watson, stepping into Miss Hilton’s vast walk-in wardrobes was like walking into a department store.
Miss Watson said: ‘It’s almost like consumerism as a form of kleptomania. She could never wear all of those clothes and half of them were brand new and still had the price tag on. But I suppose she just bought them to have them. We’ve all bought things on impulse but that’s an entirely different thing.’
However, Miss Watson appears to be much more down-to-earth. She claimed: ‘I’ve got about eight pairs of shoes and that’s it.’ She went on to say she would not describe herself as a celebrity.
She told Radio Times: ‘There’s a whole new definition to celebrity now. And I think that’s why you see a lot of actors blanching at being associated with that word “celebrity” because it’s become something that isn’t really associated with having a craft… But it’s easy for me to sound like a total hypocrite because, of course, I’m dressed in designer clothes right now.’
Following the last Harry Potter film, 2011’s Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Miss Watson has been taking an English literature degree at Brown University in the US.
Commenting on her studies, she said: ‘I’ve always juggled my education with working and I’ve always liked the balance of that. I’ve always liked being able to go and do a film and then take a break and use my brain and do something different. I hope one day to do a Masters. But I’m just going to keep gently moving towards it and I’m not in any particular rush.’
TWO MORE PICTURES OF EMMA AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)
Posted Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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Forget Versailles! A new photo shoot in the July issue of ELLE takes a very personal tour of Paris Hilton’s very personalized Beverly Hills home – which makes a cameo in this month’s The Bling Ring – all shot by the film’s director, Sofia Coppola. Paris dishes on what she hopes viewers learn from watching The Bling Ring, and even what she’d say to the thieves that broke into her home if she came face-to-face with them.
Sofia Coppola on the first time she visited Paris Hilton’s home:
“I saw the pillows adorned with [Paris’] face and I took my picture with them. She’s such a pop icon and has a sense of humor about herself. I think she was the first to really make herself into a brand. She’s so dedicated to her style.”
Hilton on what she hopes viewers learn from watching The Bling Ring:
“There’s much more to life than all of these possessions and everything. And if you want those things, you’re going to have to work yourself, just like I did.”
Hilton on what she would say to the thieves who broke into her home if she ever saw them face-to-face:
“I don’t know what I’d do if I saw them. I’m not a confrontational person. But I would literally be like, ‘You guys need serious help. And I want my stuff back.’”
Coppola on what she wants viewers to take from the film:
“If nothing else, when people see it, everyone wants a Paris pillow. We might have to make those.”
MORE PHOTOS FROM INSIDE PARIS’ BIZARRE HOME AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)
Posted Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 8:08am
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‘The Bling Ring’ is based on the real-life group of teenagers based around Calabasas, California, who burglarized the homes of several celebrities including Paris Hilton, Megan Fox, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Ashley Tisdale.
Emma plays Nicki, a girl whose ex-Playboy model mother (played by Leslie Mann) schools her two daughters on the importance of being famous.
Sofia Coppola is directing the project, which began filming in March.
Emma Tweeted from the set of the movie: “Filming Bling Ring is going great. As Israel would say ‘we are slaying this!’. Thanks for the good luck messages.”
Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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