Fairy tales are timeless. As the year comes to an end, filmmakers are ready to release fairy tale-inspired movies with cutting-edge flair and plot twists in 2012.
“Dorothy of Oz”
Everyone loves the tales of Oz, from musical fantasy film “The Wizard of Oz” to theatrical production “Wicked.” And now we have an upcoming computer-animated film “Dorothy of Oz,” which is scheduled for a 3-D US theatrical release in August.
The movie revolves around Dorothy Gale’s (Lea Michele) jaunt to save her old friends, the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and the Lion (James Belushi). As she makes the journey through Oz, Dorothy meets new companions Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy) and The China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg (Patrick Stewart), who help her fight against the wicked Jester (Martin Short).
The movie is directed by Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre and is based Roger Stanton Baum’s book of the same name. With its line up of Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actors and actresses, this one is sure to not disappoint.
As the year draws to an end, we can’t help but reflect on all the memorable movies and stand out performances of 2011. But nothing made our hearts skip a collective beat like the actors who scorched up the big screen with their scintillating romances this year.
Whether it was teen newlyweds who brought new meaning to the idea of everlasting love, best friends who finally gave in to their undeniable feelings or superheroes who couldn’t resist the magnetic pull of attraction, these couples had it bad for each other, and we for them. Take a look at the 20 sexiest cinematic couples of 2011.
19. Ashton Kutcher & Lea Michele, ‘New Year’s Eve’The two primetime stars may stand a foot apart, but the petite Michele and the 6-foot-3 Kutcher are a surprisingly well-matched odd couple (he’s pajama-clad, she’s in a cocktail dress; he’s laid-back; she’s Type A) in the ensemble holiday rom-com. How much sexual tension does it take to blow up a stuck elevator?
As reported by BroadwayWorld earlier this month, a slew of stars are eyeing the role of Eponine in the upcoming film adaptation of LES MISERABLES. Included in the list of possible stars to play the street urchin are: Broadway veteran and GLEE star Lea Michele, Tony winner Scarlett Johansson, music star Taylor Swift, and TV and film veteran Evan Rachel Wood, according to the NY Post.
Last week’s poll asked: if it comes down to these four ladies to take on the iconic role, which one would you prefer? The obvious winner, with a landslide 92% of the votes was Broadway veteran Lea Michele.
Romantic comedy’s A-list cast includes Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lea Michele and Zac Efron.In October, the Environmental Media Association honored “New Year’s Eve” with its Green Seal for its efforts to recycle and compost waste, donate used food and materials, and eliminate plastic water bottles on set. A sustainability coordinator was hired to liaise between Warner Bros., the producers and crew to implement green practices, and a weekly ‘green award’ was given to the crewmember that exhibited the most eco-awareness.