First Look: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks" 


This picture speaks volumes! Thanks to Time.com, we have our first look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks."

Travers wrote the novel "Mary Poppins" and "Saving Mr. Banks" focuses on Disney's twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to the novel about a magical nanny. We loved the ultimate film product but behind the flying umbrellas lies a rocky relationship between Disney and Travers.

Walt Disney Studios is releasing the film this coming holiday season just in time for the Oscars.

Thompson told Time that Travers is the most difficult person she has ever played. The actress said, “Often I play people who are controlled by some very clear guiding moral principles. Like Margaret Schlegel [in Howards End], guided by the early principles of feminism and equal rights, and Elinor Dashwood [in Sense and Sensibility], guided by the principles of decency and honor. There are very clear moral prisms these women pour life through, and I understand that very well. And [Travers] was not like that at all. She was far more chaotic and confused and morally various.”

In the picture provided by Time, Travers travels to Disney in 1961 to meet the man behind the studio. Just look at her sullen face!

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Ron and Bryce Dallas Howard Want You to Direct! Submit Your Short Film Now! 


Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD SOUNDYSTEM) created short films inspired by photographs. And their mentor was no other than the Oscar-winning director, Ron Howard ("A Beautiful Mind"). Longoria and company created the short films as part of Canon's Project Imaginat10n.

Now, Ron and daughter Bryce Dallas are encouraging filmmakers of all levels to submit their own films inspired by photographs. Five shorts will be selected to premiere at the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival this fall.

Submissions can be uploaded through July 23rd and you can do so by clicking here.

Who knows, maybe your creation will be showcased next to Foxx and Longoria! Good luck!

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Too Soon? Boston Marathon Bombing Movie...Already? 


There's a book that's about to be published about the Boston Marathon bombing written by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge. Now, according to Deadline, the movie version is being written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy who received an Oscar nomination for "The Fighter."

The book examines the city's reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, and the hunt for the suspects -- siblings Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan died during a gunfight with authorities while Dzhokhar was arrested after a manhunt on April 19.


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Behold! New "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Poster 


Here's the first poster for Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Solder." The sequel opens April 4, 2014 which brings back Chris Evans as our hero, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), Emily VanCamp (Agent 13), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) and Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce).

Concept and story is by Ed Brubaker with the script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely from the comic book by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.

The plotline has Steve Rogers aka Captain America teaming up with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow to battle a powerful yet mysterious villain in present-day Washington, D.C.

Anthony and Joe Russo from NBC's "Community" direct.

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Why is Julianne Moore Blonde? 


It's for a movie Julianne Moore is doing for director David Cronenberg called "Map to the Stars." Moore has dyed her red hair blonde for the film co-starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Carrie Fisher.

The film is being shot on location in Toronto and it's about Hollywood and its complex relation and its contribution to pop culture and Western civilization.


"Map to the Stars" is scheduled to open in the U.S. next year.

(Picture courtesy of the Huffington Post)

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