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It has a long time since we last had any updates on White Bird in a Blizzard, but earlier this week some new stills from the film were released. Hopefully this means that the film is being eyed for a debut at Sundance early next year – I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
HYPABLE – Sony has reportedly revealed The Fault in Our Stars release date and pushed The Maze Runner opening date several months.
Today a report indicates that the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, the popular Young Adult novel by John Green, will be released on June 6, 2014.
In addition The Maze Runner film, based on the series by James Dashner, has been moved from its initial February 14, 2014 date to September 19, 2014.
The news was first reported by Box Office Mojo and then confirmed (in part) by Maze Runner director Wes Ball.
Both movies have been very anticipated by fans of the respective books, so today’s news is good for Fault readers but bad for Maze Runner fans.
Hypable visited the set of Fault and will have a detailed report up next year.
We are waiting for confirmation from Sony, but for now we can confirm it based on Ball’s tweet.
Courtesy of John Greene’s official Instagram account, I have added a handful of photos of Shailene from the set of The Fault in Our Stars to the gallery. It really seems like everyone is having a wondeful time making this movie!
I have added some screen captures from the teaser trailer for Divergent, which premiered at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. Doesn’t it look incredible? March just cannot come around quickly enough!
A24 have just released this behind the scenes look at The Spectacular Now, featuring some short on set interviews with the cast as well as some additional footage from between takes. Be sure to take a look!
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Shailene Woodley, who is currently starring in the indie drama “The Spectacular Now” and will next be seen in the dystopian sci-fi film “Divergent,” is known for a lot of things: her warm personality, penchant for all things eco-friendly, acting chops … and her hair.
But as of this weekend, those long brown locks will no longer be a defining characteristic of the 21-year-old actress best known for her role in “The Descendants.”
Woodley, who is shooting the adaptation of John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” in Pittsburgh, will be chopping her hair to play Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenage cancer patient who falls in love with another ill child.
Rather then let the hair fall to the floor of the salon, Woodley will donate her locks to an organization called Children With Hair Loss, which makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment or other diseases.
The charitable effort was announced Tuesday via Green’s Tumblr page and his YouTube channel.
“Despite becoming successful, she stays weird and empathetic and wonderful,” said Green. “She’s often called a hippie by the media mostly because she cares about ethical eating and trying to reduce her footprint.”
THE WRAP – “True Blood” star Sam Trammell is set to play Shailene Woodley’s father in Fox’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” TheWrap has learned.
Josh Boone (“Stuck In Love”) is directing the adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel.
Story follows two cancer-stricken teens who strike up a romantic relationship as they face an uncertain future.
Ansel Elgort, who plays Woodley’s brother in “Divergent,” co-stars as her love interest Augustus, while Nat Wolff has just closed a deal to play his best friend Isaac.
Trammell is the second HBO-approved star to be cast as Woodley’s parent, as Laura Dern (“Enlightened”) is set to play Woodley’s mother, as TheWrap first reported.
“Twilight” producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing through their Temple Hill banner. “(500) Days of Summer” screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber adapted the novel.
Production starts later this month in Pittsburgh.
Trammell, who plays bar owner Sam Merlotte on HBO’s “True Blood,” will soon be seen opposite Virginia Madsen in the indie “Crazy Kind of Love.” He just wrapped the gritty indie movie “The Aftermath” and also has “Things People Do” and the comedy “Me” awaiting release.
VANITY FAIR – August, allegedly one of the year’s pop-cultural backwaters, is actually a great movie-going month. You get the supposed dregs of Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season: the B-movies and funky genre exercises deemed not quite commercial enough for May, June, and July. You also get the first hints of fall: films that are ambitious yet don’t necessarily meet the craven Oscar-bait standards of October, November, and Christmas. In other words, August movies, whether high or low, are often far more interesting than the year’s earlier or later fare. Two current examples are The Spectacular Now, an indie teen romance that aspires to be, maybe, its generation’s Say Anything; and Elysium, the big-budget dystopian action film that represents the final would-be blockbuster in Hollywood’s summer harvest—the last bushel of corn in the farmer’s multiplex.
Two very different films, but they also have two prominent things in common. One: both could be better, which, come to think of it, is true of most movies. More specifically, then: both are smart and idiosyncratic enough that they conjure their own better selves, as if sharper, wittier versions of what you’re watching might be playing simultaneously one auditorium over, or maybe on a future director’s cut on the Blu-Ray. I found myself rooting for them against their own odds, if that makes sense.
Two: whatever their failings, both movies were redeemed by above-and-beyond performances by actors with unusual names that begin with Sh-. So here’s to Shailene Woodley of The Spectacular Now and Sharlto Copley of Elysium! If there were Oscars in August, they’d be shoo-ins.