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  • ‘Bridesmaids’ scene-stealer Rebel Wilson joins ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’

    ‘Bridesmaids’ scene-stealer Rebel Wilson joins ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’

    Via Entertainment Weekly: Hours after Lionsgate announced that Elizabeth Banks would play the baby-crazed owner of ‘The Breast Choice’ store in What To Expect What You’re Expecting, EW has learned exclusively that she has hired her first employee. Rebel Wilson, Kristin Wiig’s scene-stealing British roommate from Bridesmaids, will join the ensemble comedy as Janice, an employee at the pregnant Banks’ store. Wilson, who is actually Australian, has a strong background in television and stand-up down under. She is slated to appear [...]

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  • Drew Barrymore to Produce and Direct Young-Adult Thriller ‘Heist Society’

    Drew Barrymore to Produce and Direct Young-Adult Thriller ‘Heist Society’

    Via The Hollywood Reporter: Drew Barrymore is attached to produce with an eye to direct Heist Society, a young adult thriller being made by Warner Bros. Barrymore joins Denise Di Novi and Di Novi Pictures’ Alison Greenspan as producers on the project, which Warners won last year in a multi-studio bidding war for the novel by Ally Carter. Screenwriter Shauna Cross is set to adapt. The book follows a young woman named Katarina Bishop who hails from an extended family [...]

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  • Chace Crawford Joins WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

    Chace Crawford Joins WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

    Via Press Release: July 12, 2011 – Lionsgate and the producers of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” are thrilled to announce that Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl,” the upcoming PEACE, LOVE and MISUNDERSTANDING and RESPONSIBLE ADULTS) has been cast to star along with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick and Rob Huebel.  The film is expected to begin shooting mid-Summer 2011, and will be in theaters everywhere on [...]

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  • Elizabeth Banks Added To ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’

    Elizabeth Banks Added To ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’

    Via Deadline: Elizabeth Banks has joined the growing ensemble cast of Lionsgate’s adaptation of the bestselling pregnancy guidebook What to Expect When You’re Expecting, which already stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick and Chris Rock. The romantic comedy is set to begin shooting this summer and is scheduled for release May 11, 2012. Banks will play an author and owner of The Breast Choice boutique who is militant in her beliefs about what makes a good mother until [...]

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  • Chris Rock Provides The 411 For Guys In ‘What To Expect When You Are Expecting’

    Chris Rock Provides The 411 For Guys In ‘What To Expect When You Are Expecting’

    Via Deadline Hollywood: EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the part of the Lionsgate movie What To Expect When You’re Expecting that I’ll look forward to. Chris Rock is signing on to play a guy named Vic, who is the head of a group of expectant fathers who lectures them on what it’s really like to have a baby and become a father. The Kirk Jones-directed pic stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker and Anna Kendrick (the latter two castings were announced today) [...]

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  • For Alexandra Monir, Book Is Just The Beginning

    For Alexandra Monir, Book Is Just The Beginning

    Via The Huffington Post: Talent runs deep in 25-year-old Alexandra Monir’s family. Given that her grandmother is the late Persian folk and opera singer Monir Vakili, it is perhaps unsurprising that she has already released her first, much-lauded novel, Timeless. But when one realizes she also wrote and recorded multiple songs to complement the novel, and that she’s already penning her second book (as requested by Random House), it’s hard not to be impressed. Monir shares snapshots of her success [...]

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  • Drew Barrymore Reteams With ‘Whip It’ Writer Shauna Cross For ‘Heist Society’

    Drew Barrymore Reteams With ‘Whip It’ Writer Shauna Cross For ‘Heist Society’

    Via The Playlist: Yep, Drew Barrymore is steadily embarking on a directing career and we’re actually pretty glad that she is. Her roller derby league coming-of-age tale “Whip It” was a lot better than the reception it received. A warm, funny story that also found a unique setting in which to spin a familiar tale, Barrymore got solid turns from her extensive cast, showed a keen ear for music with the extensive soundtrack and moreover, she had a pretty strong [...]

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  • Meg Ryan circles ‘Long Time Gone’

    Meg Ryan circles ‘Long Time Gone’

    Via Variety: “Precious” producer Sarah Siegel-Magness is set to make her directorial debut on “Long Time Gone” with Meg Ryan in negotiations to star. Karen McCullah penned the adaptation which is based on the novel “Angel, Angel” by April Stevens. Story follows a broken family which is healed when the girlfriend of the youngest son moves in and changes their lives forever. Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee will cast the pic. Bobbi Sue Luther, Gary Magness and McCullah will produce [...]

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