An Oscar winner and three blockbuster stars have been added to this year’s Academy Awards slate. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe will all make “special appearances” at the ceremony on Feb. 24.
Theron won a Best Actress statuette for Monster in 2004 and was nominated again for North Country in 2006. Magic Mike star Tatum, Dark Knight Rises star Gordon-Levitt, and ex-Harry Potter Radcliffe, on the other hand, will be making their first Oscar appearances.
“We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe and Dan join us on the show,” telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “We are happy to feature them as special guests in our production.” No further details about the quartet’s role in the program have been revealed.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Actress Charlize Theron will lead the cast of the movie adaptation of bestselling crime novel Dark Places.
The Monster star will portray lead character Libby Day in the film, which chronicles one woman’s efforts to bring her brother to justice after he is accused of killing their sisters and mother in a cult ritual.
The film adaptation of author Gillian Flynn’s book will be French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s first American movie. It will be co-produced by Theron’s film company Denvery & Delilah, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dark Places became a big hit upon its release in 2009, remaining on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than 25 weeks.
Charlize Theron is to be honoured for her humanitarian work again at this weekend’s (09Feb13) Cinema for Peace Gala in Berlin, Germany.
After picking up the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the Oscar winner will be feted for the work she does to eradicate Aids through her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.
The actress will be awarded the Honorary Chair of this year’s Cinema for Peace Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where she’ll be awarded the Cinema for Peace Honorary Award.
Gala founder Jaka Bizilj says, “As a South African, Charlize Theron cares deeply about the human suffering of those infected, their families and friends due to Hiv and Aids. Every day thousands of people die of this disease. Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project contributes tremendously in the concerned areas, helping to educate children and minors about Hiv and Aids as well as to support affected persons.”
Also up for major honours at the event are films by Oscar-nominated directors Michael Haneke (Amour), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), who are all nominated in the Most Valuable Movie of the Year category at the gala, alongside Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicholas Jarecki, Juan Antonio Bayona, Jacques Audiard and Kim Nguyen.
Source: Contact Music
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First Oldboy, now Lady Vengeance.
Charlize Theron has been cast for years as fierce women warrior types, and she’s ready to take on another iconic role as the lead in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, a remake of South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s acclaimed 2005 thriller Lady Vengeance, the third in Park’s vengeance trilogy, which also includes 2003′s Oldboy, currently being remade by Spike Lee.
Annapurna Pictures, Theron’s production outfit Denver & Delilah Films, and Asian company CJ Entertainment have partnered for the remake, with The Departed Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan writing the script, according to a press release Wednesday.
Theron and Denver & Delilah partner Beth Kono, Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and Chelsea Barnard, plus CJ Entertainment’s Ted Kim, and William Monahan, are producing, with Justine Suzanne Jones of Henceforth Pictures, AJ Dix of Denver & Delilah, Ted Schipper of Annapurna Pictures and Miky Lee of CJ Entertainment as executive producers. Ellison and Annapurna Pictures are financing the movie, according to the release.
Combining the names of Park’s 2002 trilogy lead-off Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and Lady Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance will follow the story of a woman, played by Theron, who completes a prison term for a murder she’s innocent of committing, then vows to punish the real killer and avenge the dead.
“This will be very American – and very unexpected,” said Monahan in a statement. “Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”
The announcement proves to expand Park’s already rising star. With Lee remaking equally bloody Oldboy, with Josh Brolin starring as the imprisoned lead who also gets out and seeks vengeance, the attention on South Korean remakes will only increase. Check out EW’s extensive interview with Park, whose first English language film Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman, will be released next year, as well as first-time English language movies by South Korean directors Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) and Kim Jee-woon (The Last Stand), touting A-list casts.
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A diverse group of musicians, actors, athletes, artists and the nation’s top creative talents are joining the #GivingTuesday movement to help inspire the first national day dedicated to giving coinciding with the Holiday season. Instead of focusing solely on sales and shopping, these celebrities are supporting some of the country’s most innovative charities, volunteer organizations, global campaigns and community groups as they “get out the give” this November 27. With more than 2,000 partner organizations in all 50 states, there are many ways these men and women are building awareness and support for issues ranging from Hurricane Sandy relief to children’s education to women’s health to aid for veterans…and myriad causes in between. A few examples of some of the top stars who are supporting their favorite charities include:
Charlize Theron and the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) are teaming up with the Center for Living Peace to raise funds for CTAOP’s mission to keep African youth safe from HIV. Every donation made to CTAOP on #GivingTuesday will be matched by the Center for Living Peace (up to $10,000).
Source: Broadway World
Oscar winner Charlize Theron will narrate the documentary Angels In Exile about street kids in her native South Africa. Directed by Billy Raftery, the film examines the real life of homeless youth in Durham, South Africa. Raftery spent eight years following two youths in particular, Zulieka and Ariel, as they grew from children to adolescents and dealt with the dangers of their world. “You can’t help but connect with Zulieka, her strength and radiant disposition somehow shines through the unimaginably rough world she finds herself in,” said South African-born Theron about what drew her to the project. Raftery, Adam Paul Smith, Franklin Martin and Doug Matejka are producing Angels In Exile in association with the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Red Granite Productions and Act 4 Entertainment. Riza Aziz, David Johnson, Joe Petri and Harry Barton executive produce. Theron’s charity works to keep African young people safe from HIV/AIDS. Appearing in the upcoming Mad Max reboot, Charlize Theron is repped by WME.