Universal Wants ‘Mama’ Franchise

Screen Daily has talked with International Universal Pictures’ president David Kosse, which opened Universal wants a sequel for ‘Mama’, due the current success of the movie in the box office. Mama is approaching $70 million at home with more to come from overseas.

But the director Andrés Muschietti gtgfisn’t interested. He told to ScreenCrush:

We sort of wore out the subject matter…I never thought this could continue. Sequels are always tricky. I know how studios think but I don’t see ‘Mama’ as something you can exploit because you’re screwing with the original. I’m really hoping to jump into some other movies right now.”

Of course it doesn’t mean there would be no more sequels. I think Universal can think about doing it without Muschietti, Del Toro or even Chastain on board.

Jessica to appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s Live After the Oscars

ABC Television announced that Jessica will appear in Jimmy Kimmel’s oscar special Live After the Oscars.

This Sunday is a big night for movies, with the Academy Awards ceremony set to air, after which ABC will air a special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The promo for Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars promises a bevy of movie stars and the debut of the follow-up to last year’s viral success Movie: The Movie, fittingly titled, Movie: The Movie, 2V.

ABC says Movie: The Movie, 2V is the next biggest, most star-studded and spectacular non-existent film the world has ever seen

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The promotional poster for the ‘movie’ has been added to the gallery and you can watch the television promo video over here. Other actors expected to make an appearance are Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, Jude Law and more.

“Zero Dark Thirty” Win WGA Screenplay Awards

Jessica attended last night the Writers Guild Awards, looking beautiful in a nude-coloured Dior cocktail dress. She presented an award and Zero Dark Thirty took home the Best Original Screenplay statuette.

Check pictures in our gallery:

Thanks to Anne and Dea for some pictures.

“Zero Dark Thirty” Blu-Ray/DVD Details

Sony Pictures announced the details about “Zero Dark Thirty’s” Blu-Ray/DVD release. The US can get their own copy on March 19, 2013. You can already pre-order it on Amazon.com.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming combo pack release of director Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on March 19th.

Blu-Ray Special Features:
No Small Feat – Making Zero Dark Thirty
The Compound – Tour the film’s rebuilt compound
Geared Up – Watch the cast train with authentic SEAL gear
Targeting Jessica Chastain – A look at the role of Maya

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THR Q&A Interview with Jessica

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Jessica to talk about her career and of course “Zero Dark Thirty”.

For the second year in a row, the actress Jessica Chastain is Oscar-nominated for a performance in a film that is also a best picture Oscar nominee. Last year, she was a best supporting actress nominee for The Help, which was joined in the top category by another film in which she starred, The Tree of Life; this year, she is a best actress nominee for Zero Dark Thirty, for which she has already won the Critics’ Choice Award for best actress and Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama. And, for the second year in a row, she has starred in films that were number one and number two at the box-office in the same weekend. Last year, The Help and The Debt proved to be blockbusters; this year Zero Dark Thirty and Mama were big hits.

With a critical and commercial track record like that, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that the delicate-looking but ferociously ambitious 35-year-old redhead is now one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses. Her mentor Al Pacino recently told Roger Ebert, “I never saw in my career, in my entire time doing this, anyone in the business who’s not a household name yet, but so sought after as her.” So how did Chastain celebrating her recent coronation as a member of Hollywood’s A-list? By performing in eight shows a week as the title character of The Heiress on Broadway.
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Magazine Scans Update

My friend Annie sent in some scans of newly released magazines, mostly talking about Mama. Check it:

New York Times: A Conversation with Jessica Chastain

As previously announced here, Jessica sat with New York Times for another Times Talks chat. Check video below, and screen captures in our gallery:

Jessica Chastain drops about her Oscar dress

ET caught up with Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain at the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show in New York City on Thursday, getting the Academy Award nominee to dish on her red carpet style and what she might be wearing to the Oscars.

“I think my sense of style is all about embracing silhouettes from the past, especially feminine silhouettes, and making it modern. I love the actresses of the 1940s and ’50s and ’60s, and I think Calvin Klein does do that. [Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein] Francisco [Costa] designed my Golden Globes dress and I really felt it was like Rita Hayworth — the silhouette — but he made it very modern and striking and interesting”

As for what Chastain has in mind for the Oscar red carpet, she told us, “I’ll probably wear color. I won’t be the wallflower at the Oscars — that’s for sure.”

Jessica at the Calvin Klein Collection Fashion Show

Jessica attended today during the Mercedez Benz Fashion Week the Calvin Klein Collection Fashion Show. The site Styleite posted about it, since they sat near Jessica and Olivia Wilde:

Lo and behold, Wilde was escorted to her front row perch five minutes later by a team of security guards. They kept the photographers and reporters (us included) from getting too close to Wilde and her delicate lace dress. After the frenzy died down, which took a while, Chastain emerged from backstage in a red shift. She made her way over to Wilde, and the two hugged like old friends and posed gamely for pics. (…) While Wilde took her seat, Chastain went over to talk to W‘s Stefano Tonchi (presumably to chat about her four “Art Meets Fashion” covers). Anna Wintour didn’t look too pleased that the conversation lasted longer than a courteous 30 seconds, but the show started shortly after.

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Jessica to present at the Oscars

It was just announced that Jessica, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lawrence will present at the oscars.

Academy Award® nominees Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Chastain, who is nominated for her lead performance in the Best Picture nominee “Zero Dark Thirty,” received her first nomination last year for her supporting role in the Best Picture nominee “The Help.”

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwid

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