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Mia Wasikowska planning to buy first home in Australia

September 2nd, 2013 3:11am EDT
Mia Wasikowska
Actress Mia Wasikowska is determined to seek out new projects that will allow her to spend more time in her native Australia after deciding to purchase her first home there.

The Alice in Wonderland star, 23, has been renting accommodation in the U.S. since breaking into Hollywood at the age of 17, but after filming new drama Tracks in the desert Down Under, Wasikowska is keen to set down more permanent roots back home.

She tells Reuters, "I've been back and forth from America and Australia and I've always lived at my parents' house when I've come back. (But) I'm going to live here and it'...

Rooney Mara To Romance Cate Blanchett In Lesbian Drama 'Carol'

August 31st, 2013 7:00pm EDT
Cate Blanchett
Rooney Mara will romance Cate Blanchett in director Todd Haynes' new movie Carol after stepping in to replace Mia Wasikowska.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star will portray a lesbian who falls for a frustrated wife in the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's love story, which she published in 1952 under the name Claire Morgan.

Announcing the casting switch, Haynes says, "We're over the moon to have Rooney on board. I've been a tremendous admirer of her work from the beginning, so the thought of bringing her together with Cate onscreen is thrilling to say the least."

Filming will begin e...

Jesse Eisenberg Dating Mia Wasikowska

July 10th, 2013 3:12pm EDT
Jesse Eisenberg
The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg has gone public with his budding romance with actress Mia Wasikowska after they were photographed kissing in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday.

The pair is rumoured to have struck up a relationship after filming upcoming comedy The Double together and now it appears the actors are ready to face the glare of the media spotlight as a couple.

Images obtained by People.com show Eisenberg, 29, and the Alice In Wonderland star, 23, locking lips while seated at an outdoor table at a restaurant in Toronto and walking hand in hand during a stroll in the city.

Blu-ray Review: 'Lawless'

November 29th, 2012 11:00am EST
Guns, gals and bootlegging – and not necessarily in that order. We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Lawless" out now from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. The review guns get drawn below!

Title: "Lawless"

Grade: 3

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska

Director: John Hillcoat

Rating: R

Runtime: 116 minutes

Release Company: The Weinstein Company / Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "Lawless" is a film that wants to be so much more then it appears, but unfortunately what you see is what you...

Mia Wasikowska Will Seduce As 'Madame Bovary'

March 30th, 2012 3:45pm EDT
Mia Wasikowska
Mia Wasikowska has played Alice, Jane Eyre, the daughter of two lesbians and the wife of a crossdresser. Talk about a diverse resume!

The young actress recently signed on to play the titular "Madame Bovary" with Sophia Barthes directing, according to Variety. Paul Giamatti is also in talks to co-star.

For those who weren't paying attention in AP English, the classic Gustave Flaubert novel divulges the lavish lifestyle and affairs of a bored doctor's wife yearning to escape the mundane.

The literary masterpiece has been adapted for primarily the British screen in the 20th century, but thi...

Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Make Directorial Debuts

March 23rd, 2012 8:40am EDT
Cate Blanchett
Actresses Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are making their directorial debuts by shooting shorts for a film adaptation of Australian author Tim Winton's "The Turning".

The two stars are among a total of 17 directors who will help bring the collection of short stories to life on the big screen. Producer Robert Connolly will be responsible for pulling the films together for an omnibus feature, about a series of characters whose lives are somehow intertwined, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news will come as a surprise for fans of Blanchett - the Oscar winner recently admitted she...

Check Out 'Restless' On DVD & Blu-ray

January 26th, 2012 6:32am EST
In "Restless" eccentric funeral crasher Enoch (Henry Hopper) finds his ideal soul mate in beautiful but mysterious Annabelle (Mia Wasikowska), who claims to work in a hospital but harbors a sensitive secret.

Later, after Enoch opens up to Annabelle about his only friend, an outspoken ghost named Hiroshi, their fledgling romance is put to the ultimate test.

Daring, childlike, and distinctly rare - these two bravely face what life has in store for them. Fighting pain, anger and loss with youth, playfulness and originality, these two misfits turn the tables on life and play by their own ...

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, And Gary Oldman Dress Up As Infamous Villains For Photo Shoot

December 13th, 2011 3:00pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Rooney Mara have shed their clean-cut images to channel creepy and villainous characters from Hollywood history for a magazine photoshoot.

The Up in the Air star has taken on the unpleasant role of tyrant Captain Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty, while Pitt has opted to do his best impression of horror film actor Peter Lorre and portray Eraserhead's Henry Spencer for this week's issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Clooney says, "I picked Captain Bligh because I liked his hat. Bad guys don't think they're bad guys. In film, the best evil perfor...

Interview/Review: Director Gus Van Sant on 'Restless', 'Paranoid Park' And The Van Sant Staple

September 16th, 2011 2:35pm EDT
Gus van Sant
Director Gus Van Sant is a lot like his new film "Restless" – smart, guarded and to the point. Being a longtime fan of his unusually off beat and quirky work, it was more than a thrill meeting the man notorious for such flicks as "Drugstore Cowboy," "My Own Private Idaho," "Milk" and "To Die For." And an eccentric Van Sant you might expect as the helmer of such atypical fare is exactly the person whom I met face-to-face recently one fateful afternoon. A sort of indie hipster with a palpably thick layer of caution (his disbelief when I stated that his underrated 2007 masterwork "Paranoid ...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Drive,' 'I Don't Know How She Does It,' & More

September 12th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Faithful readers, I apologize that we didn’t have a Trailer Talk column last week. I just moved into a wonderful new apartment and got pretty wrapped up in the packing/unpacking process. Now that I’m settled though, we’re back to business as usual.

I watched Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” last week, which I really enjoyed. It’s an infectious whodunit with fantastic casting, eerie electronic music that effectively builds tension, and solid character development. My Grade: A

Arriving in theaters this week are the Ryan Gosling crime thriller “Drive,” the Sarah Jessica Parker dramedy “...

Wasikowska And Fassbender Give Nuanced Performances In 'Jane Eyre'

March 11th, 2011 4:55pm EST
Jane Eyre
If you go to IMDB and search “Jane Eyre” you will find upwards of 20 results to your query. The Charlotte Brontë romance novel has been adapted a staggering number of times on both the big screen and the small screen. Though what’s even more astounding, is that Cary Fukunaga, the director of 2011’s “Jane Eyre,” thinks we’ll see yet another version in a couple of years.

Why would the entertainment industry continue to redo this story? To rationalize it, Fukunaga compares “Jane Eyre” to Shakespeare, “It’s the same question of why we do anything again with movies and plays. Shakespeare i...

Q&A: Cary Fukunaga And Mia Wasikowska Dish On 'Jane Eyre,' Working With Judi Dench, And More

March 10th, 2011 2:40pm EST
Cary Fukunaga
You may remember director Cary Fukunaga’s 2009 hit Sundance film “Sin Nombre,” for its vivid depiction of class struggles in Central America, but even if you don’t recall it, you most likely know actress Mia Wasikowska, who has starred in movies like Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and the 2010 Best Picture Nominee “The Kids Are All Right.”

Fukunaga’s latest project “Jane Eyre,” is yet another adaptation of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel by the same name, about a shy governess (Mia Wasikowska) who falls in love with her employer, a charming man (Michael Fassbender) with secrets. W...

Colin Firth Lands 'Stoker' Role

March 9th, 2011 2:45pm EST
Colin Firth
British actor Colin Firth is set to sink his teeth into a vampire role in his first film since winning an Oscar last month.

The star has signed on to play a bloodsucker in the movie Stoker, alongside Nicole Kidman and Alice in Wonderland actress Mia Wasikowska, according to Britain's The Daily Mail.

The new role is remarkably different from the actor's most recent performance in The King's Speech, in which he played stuttering royal King George VI.

Screenwriter Wentworth Miller reveals the title of the movie is a nod to Bram Stoker's film Dracula.

He says, "It's got a lot of element...

Review: 'Jane Erye' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Gets The Romance With This Classic Remake (Video)

March 8th, 2011 1:33pm EST
Jane Eyre
'Jane Eyre' is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and stars the wonderful Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and the very sexy Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Bastards)

In case you haven't read Charlotte Bronte's classic novel or seen the 18 other film versions of 'Jane Eyre', this is the story of an orphan girl named Jane Eyre (Ms Wasikowska) who is left in the custody of a very rich and very mean woman, Mrs. Reed (Sally Hawkins) Mrs. Reed sends Jane away to a super horrible boarding school where she is subject to very harsh treatment and extremely meger living conditions. But...

Who Is Mia Wasikowska? (Photos)

December 22nd, 2010 11:00am EST
Mia Wasikowska
Forbes magazine has named newcomer Mia Wasikowska the highest grossing actress in Hollywood. Not familiar with her? She starred in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," the second-highest-earning movie this year, with $1.03 billion at the box office.

Wasikowska also starred in "The Kids Are All Right," which made $29 million at the global box office. She will appear in the upcoming film "Jane Eyre."

The Australian actress broke through to international acclaim with her role as self-defeating Olympic-hopeful gymnast Sophie on the HBO series drama "In Treatment" in 2008.

She appeared in the...

Hot Freckled Legs: Julianne Moore In Rome

November 2nd, 2010 8:00pm EDT
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is one redhead who's got it all - fame, fortune, and freckles!

The actress appeared at the 5th Annual Rome International Film Festival for "The Kids Are All Right" photocall looking sexy in red.

In her film, Julianne plays a committed lesbian parent of two teenage children, who is about to send her daughter, Joni (Mia Wasikowska), off to college when her younger brother, Laser (Josh Hutcherson), asks for her help in tracking down his biological father.

Reluctantly inquiring with the sperm bank, Joni leaves her number so the office can pass it along to Laser's father. Enth...

Mark Ruffalo's Dream Teen Job? Sperm Donor

July 3rd, 2010 9:21am EDT
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo, who plays a sperm donor in new movie "The Kids Are All Right," contemplated donating sperm when he was a teenager.

He explained, "I would have had a lot more pocket money back then. That would have been a first job I could have excelled at!"

In his new film, the son of a same-sex couple seeks out the sperm donor (Ruffalo) who made his birth possible. The committed parents of two teenage children, Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), are about to send their daughter, Joni (Mia Wasikowska), off to college when her younger brother, Laser (Josh Hutcherson), asks for...

Check Out 'Alice In Wonderland' On Blu-ray & DVD June 1

May 29th, 2010 7:18am EDT
Alice In Wonderland
Director Tim Burton delivers a visually dazzling take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale in "Alice In Wonderland."

Nineteen-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is attending party at a lavish country estate when she sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch dart into the bushes. Curious, she follows the rabbit to an enormous tree, and tumbles down a hole that takes her to Underland, a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures in search of someone to save them from the dreaded Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), who has assumed control of the kingdom by decapitating anyone who dares disag...

Q&A With 'Alice In Wonderland's' Tim Burton

May 24th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
No one is more “curioser and curioser” than goth cinematic artist Tim Burton. The 51-year director resembles many of his strangely wonderful, yet tragic characters. Born in sunny Burbank, California, Burton, who idolized monsters and grim poet Edgar Allan Poe, often hides behind a camera or oversized indigo-hued glasses. Whether surrounded by hungry paparrazzi in Los Angeles or strolling with his wife Helena Bonham Carter near their home in the UK, he’s often hunched over with wide eyes staring back. Burton, always decked in coal black garments with a crow’s nest resting on his head...

Walt Disney Studios Is Asking You To 'Show Us Your Best Futterwacken!'

May 7th, 2010 7:04am EDT
Alice in Wonderland
In celebration of Frabjous Day and the upcoming Blu-ray™ & DVD release of Alice In Wonderland on June 1, Walt Disney Studios is asking America to “Show Us Your Best Futterwacken!”

For those who haven’t seen the film, this is the crazy, awesome dance performed by The Mad Hatter. In the world of Alice’s Wonderland, the Futterwacken is a dance of unbridled joy.

The contest challenges ALICE fans to submit their best interpretation of the Futterwacken dance to www.Disney.com/Alicedance and add their own original twists, turns and dance moves. So start gathering your muchness and go co...

Anne Hathaway Turned Down 'Alice In Wonderland' Lead

February 5th, 2010 9:22am EST
Anne Hathaway Turned Down
Anne Hathaway turned down the title role in Tim Burton's new Alice In Wonderland movie - because she was fed up with playing a "pretty girl in a fairy dress." The actress was asked to star as Alice in the upcoming fantasy film but opted instead to play the White Queen - because she had previously played a pretty protagonist in The Princess Diaries movies which launched her career. The role of Alice eventually went to Australian newcomer Mia Wasikowska, but Hathaway has no regrets about her decision.

She tells Britain's GQ magazine, "The studio had the Alice script a long time ago and I...

Movies To Watch In Early 2010

December 17th, 2009 10:00am EST
Shutter Island
2009 is starting to wrap up with a few big blockbusters left for the Christmas season, but now it is time to look forward into 2010 to see what's coming up. The early months of a year may usually be quiet for movie goers, but there are some great new films releasing in January, February, and March. Take a look at the films you'll be wanting to buy tickets for in early 2010!

January (in order of release date)

"Daybreakers," rated R, is being released January 8th and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. This movie is taking advantage of the current vampire popularity, but thi...

Courtney Love's Daughter Turned Down 'Alice In Wonderland' Role?

September 6th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain
Courtney Love's teenage daughter Frances Bean Cobain reportedly turned down the chance to star in Tim Burton's new film adaptation of Alice In Wonderland.

The 17 year old was considered for the title role in the new blockbuster alongside Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.

But Cobain, whose father was late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain, is said to have rejected the part to focus on her education.

A source tells British newspaper the Mail on Sunday, "Tim thought she would be perfect, but she wants to go to university. She's incredibly focused and sensible."

The ...

Robert Rodriguez Wants Lindsay Lohan For 'Machete'

July 30th, 2009 3:36pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Robert Rodriguez wants to give Lindsay Lohan's flagging acting career a boost - the director has offered her a role in his Grindhouse spin-off movie Machete.

The filmmaker is preparing to turn the Danny Trejo movie, which featured as a spoof trailer in the Grindhouse double bill, into a full-length action project with an all-star line-up rumored to include Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez and Jonah Hill.

He tells MTV.com, "I can't say too much about it. Except that we start shooting in a couple weeks! These things come together very quickly.

We're casting right ...

OMG! Lindsay Lohan Has Unemployment Fears

March 20th, 2009 1:22pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan lives in fear of unemployment because she worries about meeting her monthly mortgage repayments.

The star, who owns a property in California, has completed just one movie - the upcoming Labor Pains - since 2007's I Know Who Killed Me, and is due to begin filming "Dare To Love Me" in the coming months.

She recently lost out on the leading role in director Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to acting newcomer Mia Wasikowska, but insists she's not bitter about missing out on the project.

She says, "That didn't work out. It is what it is. You're no...

Anne Hathaway To Play White Queen In Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland'

October 7th, 2008 11:03am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Hollywood star Anne Hathaway is lined up to join Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter for director Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice In Wonderland.

The Devil Wears Prada actress is slated for the role of the White Queen opposite Bonham Carter's Red Queen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Little known Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has landed the lead role of Alice, while Depp will portray the Mad Hatter in pal Burton's take on the Lewis Carroll classic.

The film, which is due for release in 2010, will mix live action with animation and will be in 3D.

(This news ...

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