Though we're still months away from production, rumors about who's in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' are likely to persist until the movie screens for audiences. The latest round of rumoring is that Saoirse Ronan is up for a role, and that -- contrary to the denials -- Benedict Cumberbatch is very much in the new trilogy.
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'Violet and Daisy,' the directorial debut from Geoffrey Fletcher (Academy Award-winning screenwriter of 'Precious,' of all things), stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as two teenage assassins. The film struggles to showcase the duplicitous nature of societal projections onto young women with its twee style and stylized dialogue, and even a look beneath the surface finds little else beyond its saccharine trappings.
After she became an alien-possessed human in 'The Host' and a teen vampire in 'Byzantium,' will Saoirse Ronan end up next transforming into a witch? More specifically, Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers 2'? The director recently confirmed that this classic comic book character and her brother, Quicksilver, are currently set to appear in the sequel to Marvel's superhero team blockbuster, and the actress the studio is reportedly using as a template for Scarlet Witch has come forward to address the chatter.
It's been rumored for the past few months that 'The Avengers 2' would introduce the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to the ensemble, but this came such early on in the script process that it was taken with a grain of salt. Well, put away the seasoning: writer/director Joss Whedon has confirmed that these characters will have a role in the highly anticipated sequel.
While 'Twilight' was all about the fun side of being a vampire -- glittering skin, super strength and speed, and looking like Adonis for all eternity -- the latest 'Byzantium' trailer shows what it really means to live forever gorging on blood.
Cartesian Dualism lights up the screen in 'The Host' as Saoirse Ronan's alien-possessed soul loudly thinks, "don't you smile at him! Uch! You are not goin' there!" Then she leans to smooch #TeamIan. And who said there was nothing deep happening in mainstream cinema?
One of the only remaining humans on our planet is captured and possessed by an alien, but it's her love for her boyfriend and her family that pushes her to fight back and save the world from ruin.
For most first time directors, attracting big names to your movie is a huge challenge, but when you are a first-time director who also happens to be Ryan Gosling, you probably have to beat back the talent with an oar or something. The latest piece of the 'How to Catch a Monster' ensemble is the increasingly busy Oscar nominee, Saoirse Ronan.
From Neil Jordan, the director of 'Interview with the Vampire,' 'Byzantium' follows two wayward vampires as they travel to a coastal resort, and the younger of the two reveals her dark secrets to a human.
Reason to not be excited for 'The Host': it's based on a novel by Stephanie "Twilight" Meyer, who, for all of her success, really can't write or plot her way out of a paper bag. Reason to be excited for 'The Host': it was adapted and directed by Andrew Niccol, a man who, despite his duds, still made 'Gattaca' once upon a time. Now, two new featurettes about the film have emerged...will they change anyone's mind about the film?