CATS won Worst Picture, Worst Supporting actor (James Corden), Worst Supporting Actress (Rebel Wilson), Worst Screen Combo (Any Two Half-Feline/Half Human Hairballs), Worst Screenplay and Worst Director (Tom Hooper), nabbing it six awards."This past weekend the Razzies had planned a really humongous show – complete with an opening parody number, sketches, 'Celebrity Presenters' and the[...]
In a new interview with British Vogue, she reveals that she had a great time being a part of the Tom Hooper adaptation. “I really had an amazing time with ‘Cats,'” Swift told British Vogue. “I think I loved the weirdness of it I loved how I felt I’d never get another opportunity to be like this in[...]
While the preview may be a light on the "dark" and the "materials" (it is a teaser, but a little more would be nice), we do get to see stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in various stages of "ultra seriousness" in the Bad Wolf/New Line Cinema-produced series.Based on Pullman's literary[...]
Also like many of those ads, it has a high profile cast member (or three) and a name director, in this case, Les Miserables' Tom Hooper I might also wonder if a number of the other ads will have pre-release marketing campaigns of their own too?Anyway, here's the first preview for that ad (sheesh) featuring[...]
Sacha Baron Cohen often seems to be a somewhat misunderstood comedian.I think he's far more subversive and interesting than he often gets credit for but I wonder if that edge and satirical eye may have something to do with the news reaching us today that he's pulled out of the Freddie Mercury biopic.Deadline broke the[...]
One of Anne Hathaway's big numbers
A rousing, climactic scene from the back end of the movie.
This looks intensely claustrophobic in places. I mean that in a good way.
I imagine these shots will make more sense in context - I can't say Tom Hooper crippled his previous films with camera trickery.Wide angle lenses put the vantage point inside the "scene" very well; canted angles break away from any tableau looking "stagey" too Or, to put it another way, to create a very "filmed[...]
I like this Tom Hooper fella. He's certainly no dummy.
Tom Hooper is currently in the midst of shooting a very large scale movie of Les Miserables, and a new paparazzi video gives a good idea of how lavishly the sets have been dressed If you can call this particular kind of dressing "lavish." Bonfire-waiting-to-happen chic, perhaps.You'll note that everybody there was miming to playback[...]
We've already seen a few candid shots of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh's musical Les Misérables Now the actor has very excitedly tweeted the first official promotional still of Valjean, which is presumably from his grubby fugitive days I certainly wouldn't put my trust in any mayor[...]
Rebecca Lewis writes for Bleeding Cool.It’s a been a busy two months for director Tom Hooper and Les Miserables, so as rehearsals gets underway on the big screen adaptation, we should catch up on some recent casting.Last we heard, New York casting calls were being held for the role of Cosette, the young daughter of[...]
Rebecca Lewis writes for Bleeding Cool.Les Miserables is the longest running, and one of the most successful, musicals in the world so of course it was only a matter of time before someone decided to adapt it for the big screen.And that someone is Tom Hooper, the man who won this year's best director Oscar[...]
French criminals, stand in awe of Russell Crowe and his fearsome pipes, as Empire Online reported today that the Aussie actor and sometimes pop star has signed on for the role of Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper's forthcoming big screen adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh's big stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's big page ultra-depressing novel Les[...]
That’s usually around the timeline. Time for Tom Hooper to shoot another project first, before Les Mis? Very possibly I'd hate to think he's just twiddling his thumbs.Less wiggle room for James Mangold, however, who should be getting rather busy with The Wolverine soon, especially if he's wanting a "director's pass" on the script.[...]
Just a quick one, because it's so bizarre. The PR forces behind The King's Speech have gone to trouble of having some bespoke biscuits made to promote the film. Because it's so obscure and nobody has heard of it. And because biscuits that you'll never eat will make it more appealing to you. The press […]
From Deadline: Tom Hooper seems to be getting serious about resuscitating the Deborah Moggach novel Tulip Fever as a possible next directing vehicle That project had been on the verge of being put in turnaround at Paramount, but the studio could be involved as a co-financier with TWC. The director of The King's Speech and the arch[...]
Josh Hylton writes for Bleeding Cool: I feel like if you were Tom Hooper, who directed last year's brilliant The King's Speech, you would probably have a number of projects already lined up With that film's multiple Oscar nominations and surprising box office staying power, the best thing he could possibly do is keep the ball[...]
I can't think of a single scene that could (or should) be cut for any reason, but The Weinstein Company thinks otherwise.It has been known for a while now that Harvey Weinstein has considered cutting out the swear words in The King's Speech to abolish the R rating and get a PG-13 in America, but[...]