I have added some amazing new photos of Rebel alongside Brittany Snow and Anna Kendrick from their appearance in the new EW magazine. Rebel looks amazing so check them out!
VIEW: Photoshoots & Outtakes > 2014 Photoshoots > Session #001: Entertainment Weekly
EW.com – SPOILER ALERT: The Barden Bellas have split up.
But before you scream “A ca-scuse me?!” it’s just a temporary separation. On this muggy June day in Baton Rouge, La., the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Universal’s sleeper about a college a cappella group, is pulling double duty. Rebel Wilson (returning as blunt bombshell Fat Amy) and Brittany Snow (back as dim bulb Chloe) are cloistered in the production offices, recording and preparing for dance rehearsal.
Meanwhile, a few miles away, Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin, reprising their roles as vocal power couple Beca and Jesse, are shooting Beca’s first day of work as an intern at a recording company. “Any first-day jitters?” Jesse asks. “No,” Beca responds. “I’m just going to be moody and distant—artists love that, right?” If anyone has slight jitters, it’s the woman behind the camera: actress Elizabeth Banks (the Hunger Games franchise), who produced the original and appeared in a small role as sassy judge Gail. She’s now making her feature-directing debut. “This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever had,” she jokes during a break in shooting. “My first movie is this huge studio movie that a lot of people care about that also happens to be a musical with massive dance numbers. I don’t know what I was thinking.”
But Pitch Perfect is all about defying the odds. Released in September 2012, the original movie, directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and written by Kay Cannon (30 Rock), focused on a ragtag a cappella group at a Southern college and their surly but sensational new recruit, Beca. The film earned solid reviews and grossed $65 million in the U.S. “It was pretty modest,” Banks says. “But it engendered a lot of love. That’s what we could not have foreseen.” The other surprise was its success on DVD and a platinum-selling soundtrack, boosted by Kendrick’s “Cups” single. ” Pitch performed on DVD like a movie that did at least twice what its theatrical business was,” says Peter Cramer, Universal’s co-president of production. All of which fast-tracked the sequel. “It went from ‘Boy, it would be great to do this!’ to ‘We must do this!’ ”
The little comedy that could is now striving for franchise status. Pitch Perfect 2 will swing into theaters on May 15, 2015, facing off against some of the biggest guns of the summer. (Avengers: Age of Ultron opens two weeks earlier.) “The first film flew under the radar, and it was a gift,” says Banks. “This time around, much higher stakes.” And the studio knows it. “Everybody is much more involved,” she adds. “As the saying goes, ‘Success has many fathers.’ ”
digitalspy.com – The cast of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb will take over The Graham Norton Show in December.
Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais and Australian actress Rebel Wilson will all appear on Norton’s sofa to promote the sequel in the comedy adventure franchise.
Usher is the musical guest on the December 19 episode.
This week’s Norton Show guests (November 21) include Jennifer Aniston, Dustin Hoffman and Olly Murs.
One Direction are confirmed as the special guests on the December 5 episode.
Meanwhile, Jim Carrey, Jude Law and Tamsin Greig are also lined up for the December 12 episode.
mumbrella.com.au – The new Nine/Fairfax streaming service Stan is all about helping local media companies stop viewers using VPN’s to access premium content from abroad.
So it was a little awkward at this morning’s press conference on the launch when comedienne/brand ambassador Rebel Wilson went off message and announced to the room that she would have to get a VPN in order to access Stan in the US, where she is based.
“We’ll have to get you Stan when you’re in Australia” CEO of StreamCo Mike Sneesby told Wilson only to have her quip: “and I’ll have to steal an IP address when I’m in the US,” much to the amusement of the room full of journos.
Sneesby was quick to cut her off.
The other awkward moment was when Sneesby spoke about how Stan was a “clean palate” with no negative connotations…
A tech journalist quickly challenged him noting that there was an Eminem song “Stan” involving a crazed fan who ends up committing suicide.
Sneesby professed that he was unaware of the song, which begs the question of whether he read this morning’s press release on the announcement of the consumer brand where Wilson is quoted as saying: “It’s awesome to be back in Australia and I love being here to promote Stan. It’s not named after the Eminem song, I checked.
“When I was a kid we all used to binge at Sizzler, now all anyone is doing is binge-watching TV. So it’s great that with Stan, Australians will now have a streaming service like the kick-ass ones we already have in the US.”
Totes awks, as the pirating generation might say.
JustJared.com – The 28-year-old Australian actress was flying to Los Angeles after working on re-shoots for her upcoming film Night at the Museum 3, which also stars the late Robin Williams.
Rebel recently chatted about being approached by Robin on the set of the movie, which hits theaters in December.
“He watched me in a scene with Ben Stiller and called me over to his trailer afterwards and he just said, ‘I think you’re such a great improviser and you’re so funny,’” Rebel shared to Australian radio station Kiis FM.
She added, “I was so shocked that the Robin Williams was speaking to me and the fact that he was watching me for the last four hours and wanted to tell me all this stuff about comedy for about two hours. It was just, I couldn’t believe I got to have that time with him and how cool.”
News.com.au – SACHA Baron Cohen really wants to see Rebel Wilson naked.
The two comedians are currently filming a movie together called Grimsby, about a top spy who teams up with his football hooligan brother for a new assignment.
Speaking to Kyle and Jackie O on Kiis FM this morning, Wilson revealed that working with the man behind Bruno and Borat has been an interesting experience to say the least.
“Sacha is so outrageous,” said Wilson.
“Every single day he’s like, ‘Rebel, can you just go naked in this scene?’ And I’m like, ‘No!’
“Sacha and I have the same agent in America and I’m like, ‘Sacha, I’m going to call our agent Sharon and tell her how much you are harassing me.’
“Every day he’s like, ‘Just go naked, it will be funny. Remember in Borat when I did that naked scene? It was hilarious.’
“On the last day I thought I’d obviously won the argument and he got a body double to do the naked scene.
“Then in the last scene … he was like, ‘Rebel can you just stick your finger up my butt?’ And I went, ‘What do you mean Sacha? That’s not in the script.’
“And he’s like, ‘Look, I’ll just pull down my pants, you just stick your finger up my butt, it’ll be a really funny bit.’”
Rebel Wilson politely turned down the request, but she did offer Cohen a compromise.
“You don’t wanna be a diva so I … said I’ll slap you once on the butt and that’s it,” said Wilson.
Seems like a fair deal.
Airherald.com – Kung Fu Panda fans have plenty more to rejoice about, thanks to Dreamworks – the announcement of Kung Fu Panda 3 on December 23, 2015 would be gleefully accepted by everyone across the globe. Sources from the team say, and this is a ‘plot spoiler’ – Po would now have more than just a challenge to face in the movie. From conquering a supernatural force to saving his near and dear ones, Po has a lot on his plate this time.
Po has to deal with the ‘deadliest villain’ in Kung Fu Panda 3, which plays an important role in the movie. No confirmed reports so far as to who will play the role of the deadliest villain. However, if rumours are to be believed, Bryan Cranston is the man for the role!
Rebel Wilson too would be the playing an important role in Kung Fu Panda 3 – Po’s ‘love interest,’ says a source, while the demi-goddess of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie would play the role of the Tigress as she did before.
Sources from ‘The Rotoscopers’ confirm leaked images of Po in Kung Fu Panda 3 are already doing the ‘viral dance’ across the world wide web – cast included. The well-known social media site, Tumblr too has users posting images and snippets of the ‘private party’ organised by Dreamworks.
Bryan Cranston’s role in the movie would also be the voice for Po’s father while Rebel Wilson would be voicing a character – unseen in the previous versions of Kung Fu Panda. While most fans waiting for Kung Fu Panda 3 are hoping for the best, especially of Wilson to be Po’s love interest or maybe his long lost sibling (sister), the team behind Dreamworks isn’t revealing anything too soon.
Kung Fu Panda 3 is on everyone’s minds, so we shall wait and watch, assuming nothing but keeping the excitement on!