It seems that Wild, the book that Reese bought the rights to for her production company, is moving forward, with book author Cheryl Strayed tweeting that Nick Hornby is on board to write the script:
Nick Hornby’s desktop: Wild script in progress. (Squeal!) fb.me/2tBbUXwn5
— Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) November 8, 2012
I’ve got my hands on a copy of the This Means War DVD this weekend, and have added screencaptures from the extras for you. Unfortunately there were only 3 deleted scenes and 3 alternate endings on it. The deleted scenes were funny – especially the one where Lauren freaks out – but you can see why they were cut. The alternate endings were … well, better than the actual ending, in my opinion!! I’m still disappointed by who she chose, and just hope that Reese works with the other guy again in the future Still, enough of my opinion, here are the screencaptures …
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Menu’s x
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Post Pizza x35
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Ex-Girlfriends x64
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Lauren Freaking Out x120
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Warehouse Alternate Ending x62
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Alternate Ending #1 x3
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Alternate Ending #2 x7
Last night Reese made her first public appearance since giving birth to Tennessee James, at the opening of the new rag & bone Flagship store in Los Angeles. She looked pretty in a little blue dress, and posed with fellow comedienne Cameron Diaz. The first photos have been added to our Gallery, and I will be on the lookout for more in the coming days.
Welcome back Reese!
Flix666 and CinemaBlend report that Reese’s 2002 romcom Sweet Home Alabama is being released on Bluray to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary! The bluray will hit stores on November 6th 2012. However, they haven’t put any additional extras on the bluray, and are instead just keeping the ones on the DVD:
- Eight deleted scenes introduced by director Andy Tennant
- Alternate ending with introduction
- Director’s Audio Commentary
- Music video, “Mine All Mine”
In other Sweet Home Alabama news, Cinema Blend also report on another interesting tidbit about the film:
Sony Pictures had a huge weekend, with both the animated Hotel Transylvania and the time-travel thriller Looper performing better than expected to take the #1 and #2 spots at the box office, respectively. The Adam Sandler-voiced Hotel was the biggest winner by far, though, with an estimated $43 million weekend haul that doesn’t just make it #1, but sets a new September record– and knocks out a really, really unexpected champion.
When you think of movies that hold box office records, especially for opening weekend, you think of mammoths like The Avengers, or even middlebrow stuff that just happened to open in a slow period, like Cloverfield. But until Hotel Transylvania came along this weekend (article dated Sept. 30th 2012), the record for the biggest September opening of all time was held by none other than Sweet Home Alabama, the 2002 Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy that I was honestly certain nobody remembered at all. The film opened to $35 million 10 years ago, and because September is such a historically slow box office period, it hasn’t been toppled since, even by strong offerings like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs ($30 million in 2009) and Eagle Eye ($29 million in 2008).
Earlier this year it was reported that Reese would be starring in ‘One Hit Wonder’, a musical comedy to be directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Vulture.com are now reporting that Murphy is still working on the script, so there could still be life in it:
Back in February, Ryan Murphy went out to dinner with Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Cameron Diaz, and they all decided that it would be fun to make a movie-musical. Lo, One Hit Wonders — about a handful of washed-up nineties musicians who form a pop supergroup — was born. At last night’s God’s Love We Deliver event, Ryan Murphy told us he’s still working on the script, but there is one plot point on which he is decided: M.C. Gwyneth Paltrow and D.J. Jazzy Cameron Diaz (of the infamous Chelsea Handler video) will not be making an appearance. “No rapping. No,” he said firmly. And then once more to be clear: “No. It’s much more about pop music.” Sorry, M.C. Gwyneth!
Reese fanatics, I am so excited to share this update with you – I’ve now added over 450 photos from Reese’s appearances in 2002! As with 2001, this is another of my favourite years of Reese, as she looked so pretty and fantastic at all the events. Plus it was the year I became a big Reese fan, so the pics make me feel very nostalgic! I really love all the photos, but the Oscars and Sweet Home Alabama dresses are definitely two of my all-time favourite looks from her – the Oscars one is just perfect classic Old Hollywood. The two press conference sets are adorable too.
So, jump on in and have a look and enjoy the classic Reese….
I have another great update for you today, fellow Reese fans – I’ve added 15 super-rare HQ stills from Reese’s appearance on SNL way back in 2001! As you can see, she took part in a variety of skits alongside SNL stars such as Will Ferrell, and she seemed to fit right in!
Check them out exclusively in the Glamour Reese gallery…
It seems that Uggie the dog can add writing to his list of many talents, as he is releasing a book about his Hollywood life, entitled ‘Uggie – My Story’. In it, he dishes about working with Miss Reese on Water For Elephants, and recalls his experiences with RPattz on the same film
Reese Witherspoon: His Water for Elephants co-star loomed large from their first day on set.
“I adored her. On or off screen, the atmosphere between us was electrically charged,” writes Uggie. “Recently divorced and with two small children, Miss W was surely in need of a new leading man in her life?”
Robert Pattinson: Uggie confesses that his Water for Elephants co-star “broke into giggles” over the dog’s loud snoring. There was clearly some on-set jealousy.
“I never really got what the fuss was over Mr. P by the way (or RPattz, as his fans call him),” Uggie writes. “On any given day there’d be hordes of young female humans screaming for him at the studio gates, but the supposedly smoldering biped couldn’t even skateboard as well as me.” Meow!
Here is another big & fabulous gallery update for you! I’ve added exactly 360 photos from Reese’s appearances in 2001. This is one of my favourite years of Reese, as she looks so pretty and happy, and she and Ryan were so cute together! My faourite outfits/looks were from the Golden Globes, Legally Blonde premiere, and Teen Choice Awards … what about yours? She also looked really cute at the Letterman studios.
Have fun browsing through all the very pretty photos (most are in HQ) …
Fox Buys Jill Soloway/Reese Witherspoon Working Mom Comedy
Reese Witherspoon is set to executive produce Wendy & Peter, a half-hour comedy written by Jill Soloway that has been sold to Fox. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on single working mom Wendy, who gets the hardest assignment of her life: as the right-hand woman and den mother to kid-genius tech billionaire Peter and the lost boys he calls family. United States Of Tara and Six Feet Under alumna Soloway executive produces with Pacific Standard’s Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea and Television 360′s Meghan Lyvers and Evelyn O’Neill.
Soloway, repped by UTA and Karl Austen, recently wrapped indie Afternoon Delight starring Kathryn Hahn, Josh Radnor, Michaela Watkins and Jane Lynch, which she wrote and helmed in her directorial debut. Soloway’s short film Una Hora Por Favor was featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Since its launch in March, Pacific Standard has acquired bestselling books Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Wild by Cheryl Strayed and recently set up Mitch Larson’s fantasy book series Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp at Summit/Lionsgate. Witherspoon is with CAA and Management 360. Television 360, the TV production arm of Management 360, is a producer on HBO’s Game Of Thrones and Bravo’s It’s A Brad, Brad World.