There are some interesting onscreen pairings we'll get to see pretty soon — Amanda Seyfried will reunite with a Les Misérables costar, and Blake Lively is joining a veteran actress in a romantic drama. This is just some of the latest casting news going down this week, which also includes new roles for Chris Pine, The Rock, and Kate Beckinsale. Get more details on these inside!
Chris Pine and his Star Trek Into Darkness leading ladies Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve drew a massive crowd at their film's London premiere today. Thousands of fans came out to see Chris, Zoe, and Alice, as well as their fellow castmates Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and resident villain Benedict Cumberbatch. Before heading into the 3D showing, Chris and Benedict signed autographs and managed to snap a few shots of the swarming crowd. Meanwhile, Zoe struggled with her Vionnet gown, and it took the whole cast to help the star during a sweet group picture.
The cast is busy promoting their Star Trek sequel worldwide and last showcased the movie on Monday at the German premiere. The highly anticipated followup to J.J. Abrams's 2009 blockbuster reboot introduces us to Enterprise newcomer Doctor Carol, played by Alice Eve, who has also successfully kept up with Zoe's premiere glamour during press. Star Trek Into Darkness is slated for IMAX release in the US on May 15 and will hit regular theaters everywhere on May 17.
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto joined their Star Trek Into Darkness cast mates Alice Eve and Simon Pegg, along with director J.J. Abrams, for the film's German premiere in Berlin today following a morning press conference. Zoe Saldana stunned in a short and colorful Balmain number, while Alice went for a glamorous Emilio Pucci gown. Before heading into the premiere, Zoe, Alice, and Zachary all threw up the signature Star Trek Vulcan salute..
While Chris have been showcasing the latest installation of the Star Trek series with his crew, his personal life has taken a different turn. Chris and model girlfriend Dominique Piek recently split after nearly a year of dating, which he confirmed while at this year's CinemaCon. Chris has plenty to keep him busy, though, since promotions for the Star Trek sequel will continue until the sci-fi classic hits IMAX theaters on May 15 and then expands to regular theaters on May 17. Until then, check out all the Star Trek Into Darkness movie posters.
Earlier this month, we got a sneak peek at Star Trek Into Darkness, which essentially indicates that our old pals Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) are in for some trouble, courtesy of a brand-new bad guy played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Now we've got another trailer to dissect, which offers up a little more information. Namely, we see that Spock is still going strong with Nyota (Zoe Saldana), and that he's forced to make a decision for the good of his family — but we don't see exactly which family member is in danger. Overall, it's a little more scary, and a lot more intense, which should hold us over until a full trailer arrives.
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Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival 2012 rolled on yesterday with the premiere of People Like Us at Regal Cinemas. Elizabeth Banks stood out in gold J. Mendel as she posed with her leading man, Chris Pine. Michelle Pfeiffer was also on hand in a gray dress, though costar Olivia Wilde didn't make the event. The movie, which is just one of Elizabeth's many current projects, hits theaters at the end of this month. She also has the comedy Pitch Perfect coming out in October and recently shared her excitement about the new trailer on Twitter. Elizabeth will be switching gears back to her eccentric Hunger Games character, Effie, when filming for the second installment, Catching Fire, gets underway later this Summer.
Vanity Fair and Gucci hosted a glamorous bash at the Hotel Du Cap during the Cannes Film Festival in France on Satruday. Naomi Watts stepped out for the affair after partying at Calvin Klein's fete on Thursday with Diane Kruger and Jessica Chastain. Jennifer Connelly, in a black Gucci dress, and husband Paul Bettany showed up following a red-carpet appearance for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted during the day. Alec Baldwin and fiancée Hilaria Thomas joined in on the fun, as did Chris Pine and his girlfriend, Dominique Piek. Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault were back in the spotlight following their own red-carpet run that afternoon, and Ed Westwick made a statement in black tie. Make sure to check out all the Cannes Film Festival pictures as the excitement continues in the south of France!
The 2012 Cannes Film Festival opened today with the premiere of Moonrise Kingdom at the Palais des Festivals. Juror Diane Kruger was gorgeous in a pale blue gown after making an appearance this morning in a strappy Versus minidress. Eva Longoria, who is on hand with the festival's official makeup brand, L'Oréal, commanded the long red carpet in Marchesa. Jessica Chastain made her 2012 Cannes debut in white Alexander McQueen while Freida Pinto went with a pale pink strapless number. It's the beginning of more than a week of glamour in France and we're on the ground bringing you the action as it happens. Make sure to follow PopSugar on Twitter for the latest and tell us, who are you most excited to see at Cannes this year?
Dreamworks' next animated project, Rise of the Guardians, hits theaters this holiday season, but the film's starring voices Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin, and Chris Pine were happy to talk about the film during a Q&A session with press in Cannes today. The trio are just a few of the stars in the ensemble cast, along with Hugh Jackman and Jude Law. The movie chronicles the so-called guardians — Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and more — in their fight to save the children of the world from an evil spirit, voiced by Jude. Guardians will likely be a project Isla can share with her daughters, Olive and Elula.
Alec is in France with fiancée Hilaria Thomas, and he's actually doing double-duty. In addition to press for Guardians, Alec is filming the documentary Seduced and Abandoned. He and writer-director James Toback are capturing the process involved in raising funds and selling an idea at Cannes. It seems Alec's turning his attention to film with news that 30 Rock will air its final episode next Fall in an abbreviated 13-episode season.
Reese Witherspoon joined her This Means War leading men on the red carpet at their LA premiere last night. She was decked out in a strapless dress from Miu Miu to sign autographs for fans and pose for pictures with "Piney" and Tom, who brought along his British actress fiancée Charlotte Riley. Reese, Chris, and Tom were together last weekend for their junket as well. We caught up with the trio there, and Reese joked about the challenges of choosing one of the two guys, Chris or Tom, in the movie. Yesterday, Reese talked about having more kids. She said, "I would love that!"
Chelsea Handler, who plays Reese's BFF, didn't pose with her costars. Instead, she made her way solo down the press line, and joked with us about her relationships with Reese, Chris, and Tom. When asked which actor, Chris or Tom, she would pick if given the choice, Chelsea went with Mr. Hardy since she's a big fan of muscles. We will likely see more of the foursome before the film hits theaters next Tuesday, Feb. 14, on Valentine's Day. Stay tuned for more from the event later today on PopSugar Rush.
Reese Witherspoon sparkled in Louis Vuitton at today's London premiere of This Means War. She was joined on the red carpet by her leading men Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and the film's director McG. Reese is the object of both Tom and Chris's affection in the romantic comedy, though in real life she only has eyes for husband Jim Toth. Jim and Reese shared a cute outing last weekend before she jetted off to Paris for a shopping trip. Reese spent a few days in France shopping through the city of light before making her way to England.
Tom and Chris have been equally busy leading up to today's international debut. This Means War is the first of three 2012 releases from Tom including the highly anticipated Summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises as well as his dramatic period piece Wettest County. Chris is balancing appearances and projects as well with preproduction on J.J. Abrams's Star Trek followed by the November release of Rise of the Guardians.