The world premiere of This Means War will be held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on February 8th! Reese will most likely be in attendance, along with her co-stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. We can’t wait to see the photos, and will of course be bringing you lots of coverage here the day after.
Interesting tidbit about this: Reese’s friend Kate Hudson was attached to star in this project many years ago.
Filming is scheduled to begin in the Spring.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds will play Margaret and Walter Keane in an indie biopic about the couple whose art — especially paintings of doe-eyed children — became a pop phenomenon in the 1950s and 1960s.
While their art was reproduced and marketed around the country, their home life was unhappy: Margaret Keane was the artist, but her husband took credit. In fact, it carried Walter Keane’s name, rather than the shy Margaret’s.
When the two divorced, both claimed rights to the paintings. Ultimately — in federal court — Margaret Keane painted a picture to prove that she was, in fact the artist. When the judge asked Walter Keane to paint, he declined, saying his sore shoulder prevented him from painting.
The judge found for Margaret Keane.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski wrote and will direct the film. Tim Burton is producing through his Tim Burton Productions. Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof are producing through their Electric City Entertainment.
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“We are ecstatic to have this dream cast for our dream project,” the directors said in a written statement. “Walter is a larger-than-life antihero — charming, funny, dangerous, and a little crazy. Ryan will knock it out of the park. As for Reese, she will be perfect as Margaret — soulful, decent, transforming from vulnerability to learning to fight for herself.”
Alexander and Karaszewski know their biopics: They wrote “Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flint” and Andy Kaufman biopic “Man on the Moon.”
With Burton, they’re working on a new version of “The Addams Family.”
“Big Eyes” has been on Alexander and Karaszewski’s to-do list since at least 2009.
Reese Witherspoon will sit down with MTV News for an exclusive interview and premiere of a previously unseen clip from her upcoming film “This Means War.” The special, “MTV First: Reese Witherspoon,” will air on January 31 at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV.
Following the on-air segment, Academy Award winner Witherspoon will stay for an additional 30-minute interview on MTV.com with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. Fans can be a part of the action right away by submitting video or text questions starting Monday (January 23) on MTV.com or via Twitter by using the @MTVNews hashtag #MTVFirst.
Witherspoon stars in the McG-directed comedy-action film as a seductive female dating two of the world’s deadliest CIA operatives (played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) whose partnership and friendship is put in jeopardy when they begin to battle for her affections. Instead of ‘fessing up to her about the love triangle, they try to settle the matter using all the weapons at their disposal.
The film also stars one of Witherspoon’s real-life pals, comedian and “Chelsea Lately” host Chelsea Handler, who gives Reese’s character the terrible advice that she should continue dating both men.
After positive word-of-mouth during test screenings, Twentieth Century Fox pushed the movie’s release date up by three days to Valentine’s Day (February 14). “After all,” said director McG, “everyone needs a little action on Valentine’s Day.”
Everybody loves Reese Witherspoon, right? Well, almost everybody.
“You know, Chelsea. I’m super excited to give you your award tonight. These guys did an amazing job,” the Oscar winner tells Chelsea Handler after collaborating with the Chelsea Lately staffers on a speech she’s going to give at a Women in Television event.
“Ooh, that reminds me, I made a little something to say thank you for all your hard work. I’ll be right back,” says Reese.
“Oh my God, she’s driving me crazy,” moans Chelsea after the actress has left the room. “You guys were right the last time. She is so awful.”
“What are you talking about?” asks show writer Heather McDonald. “Reese is like a little slice of wonderful.”
“No, she’s like a big slice of pain in my ass,” snaps Chelsea. “I should have asked Rosie O’Donnell to present me with my award. She’s a mess.”
Looks like we’ll get to enjoy This Means War a few days early! The studio have moved the films release date forward to Valentine’s Day (from February 17th), thanks to “outstanding test screenings and strong word of mouth”.
Twentieth Century Fox has bumped up action comedy “This Means War” to coincide with Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Pic, which stars Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon, originally was slated to bow three days later, but Fox moved the pic to benefit from the holiday’s increased couples turnout.
“Starting Valentine’s Day, we’re making ‘War,’ not love,” quipped Fox prexy of domestic distribution Bruce Snyder. “This is a picture that has it all — humor, charm, wit and action — and it plays through the roof.”
In the film, Pine and Hardy play best friend CIA operatives, who fall for the same woman (Witherspoon). “War” is directed McG, from a script by Timothy Dowling and Simon Kinberg.
The holiday can be a big moviegoing day for romantic comedies. Last year, Sony’s “Just Go With It” won Valentine’s Day B.O., while Warner Bros.’s timely release “Valentine’s Day” broke records over the holiday in 2010.
“War” recently received an R rating for “some sexual content,” though Fox plans to appeal to the Motion Picture Assn. of America’s Classification and Rating Administration board.
Watch this new This Means War international TV spot, posted by ComingSoon.net:
*phew* I’ve now added over 100 more photos from Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards – the majority of which are in HQ! These are some really fantastic photos, with Reese showing off her mega-watt smile and making some very funny faces at the photographers! She really knows how to work the red carpet and have fun with it. I’ve also now found an embeddable video of Reese on stage during the event, so scroll down this post to view that.
I’ll add screencaps from the show and red carpet interviews this weekend.
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I should hopefully have a few spare minutes to work on the site today, and I have started off with some scans! Our good friend Dann has kindly scanned his subscriber’s copy of US Elle for us, so we now have our own, unwatermarked, scans from this issue. Plus, we get a look at the subscriber’s edition cover, which I think is much better than the newsstand cover – what do you think? Thanks again to Dann for scanning for us! Enjoy the full spread in the Gallery…
(Check back during the day for the rest of that Golden Globes coverage, too…)
As we posted about last night, Miss Reese attended the Golden Globe Awards last night, looking ravishing in red. We posted the first look at her at the event last night, and I have now added our first 31 HQs from the night to the Gallery! Unfortunately this is all I’ve had time for today, but many, many, many (!) more will be added in the next day or so. Plus, further down this post is a short but sweet video interview with Reese on the red carpet.
During the show Reese served as a presenter, introducing the film ‘The Descendants‘ as a Best Picture – Drama nominee. Film fans will know that ‘The Descendants‘ is directed by Alexander Payne, who directed Reese in Election. Reese sweetly – and proudly – spoke of him as her friend. I will probably be able to get a video and caps of her presenting, and again those will be up in a day or so, as will tidbits from the goings-on during the night.
For now, enjoy these fabulous HQ shots of Reese lighting up the red carpet…
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Reese has now walked the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverley Hills, and she’s looking pretty gorgeous! She’s wearing a red Zac posen dress, with her tousled blonde hair down. She spoke to Ryan Seacrest on the E! red carpet show with Jimmy Fallon, and they chatted about various things, including controversial show host Ricky Gervais, about whom Reese said “He’s so wrong, he’s right – I like it.”
I’ve added the first photo to our Gallery, and be sure there will be many more to follow tomorrow!