Bryce Dallas Howard is attached to make her directing debut on an adaptation of the Matthew Quick novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” sources tell Variety.
Howard has directed a handful of short films as well as an M-80 music video starring Lily Collins, but this would mark her full-length debut.
The film is currently in early development and without a distributor, but sources say if the film moves forward she would direct.
Originally set up at Fox Searchlight, the story follows an optimistic high school student, Amber Appleton, who secretly lives in her mom’s school bus during her senior year after an altercation at home.
Lee Stollman and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of Gotham Group and Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill will produce.
Ol Parker penned the most recent draft of the script.
Best known for her acting in films like “The Help” and “Jurassic World,” Howard, whose father is iconic director Ron Howard, has always had an interest in following in her father’s footsteps.
Her first short film, “When You Find Me,” was part of the Canon: Project Imagin8tion initiative that her father championed as help directors get their start. While it wasn’t nominated for an Oscar, it did make the Academy’s short list for the category.
Her other shorts include “Claudia Lewis,” “The Hug” and “Solemates.” She is repped by WME and Management 360.
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Congratulations to Bryce, and the cast and crew of Jurassic World for being nominated for multiple categories for the Critics’ Choice Awards! The winners will be announced on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Sunday, January 17 at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:
Best Visual Effects:
Best Action Movie:
Best Actress in an Action Movie:
Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
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Sundance: Shorts Lineup Includes Jason Reitman, Bryce Dallas Howard
The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its Shorts lineup for 2016. This year’s selection of 72 short films includes a host of festival veterans including Jason Reitman (the director brought his first feature, Thank You for Smoking, to Sundance in 2006) and Bryce Dallas Howard (who co-starred in Book of Love, which debuted at Sundance in 2004).
Solemates / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Bryce Dallas Howard) — Told from the perspective of shoes, this film tells the story of a couple’s journey through life—the ups, the downs, the passion, and the dedication it takes to share your life with the one you love.
From bloodsucking evil vampiress to hateful bigot in 1960s Mississippi. Bryce Dallas Howard, who replaces Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in the June 30 release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” has been cast as an antagonist in the Tate Taylor-directed adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling 2009 novel, “The Help.”
Deadline New York reports that Howard will take the role of Hilly Holbrook, a “beehive hairdo-wearing busybody” liked by few who channels that frustration into her own racist treatment of her African-American maids. Howard joins a cast that already features Viola Davis in the role of Aibileen and “Zombieland” star Emma Stone in the role of Skeeter.
The book on which the movie will be based unfolds from the perspectives of three different characters: Skeeter, a white woman who comes home after college to discover that the maid who helped raise her is gone; Aibileen, a middle-aged black maid mourning the recent loss of her only child; and Minny, a black maid whose attitude has not exactly earned her much support from past employers. Each of the three stories cross over with one another, painting a picture of family life and segregation in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi.
“The Help” is Stockett’s debut novel. A well-reviewed summer 2009 release, the author spent five years working on the book and was rejected by around 50 agents before it was picked up for release.
Howard had a strong 2009, with “Terminator Salvation” and the theatrical release of the Tennessee Williams-scripted “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.” Her 2010 will be even stronger, with the next “Twilight” movie out in June and planned releases for Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter” and the Jonathan Levine-directed, Seth Rogen-starring project that was formerly titled “I’m With Cancer.”
Hear that increasingly loud thumping sound? That’s the collective heartbeat of females everywhere racing as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse approaches. The movie’s release is still several months away, but Twilighters of all sexes and species (human, werewolf, vampire, etc.) are already foaming at the mouth. Maybe you haven’t aligned yourself with Team Edward or Team Jacob. And maybe you haven’t kept up with every Eclipse detail. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
In Eclipse, Bella Swan once again finds herself surrounded by danger as the city of Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she’s forced to choose between her love for Edward Cullen and her friendship with Jacob Black — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision she’s ever made: life or death.
The film began shooting in mid-August under the direction of David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy); he takes over the reigns from Chris Weitz. Slade worked from a script by returning scribe Melissa Rosenberg, which was of course based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book. Principle photography officially wrapped on October 29.
Several new actors are joining the Twilight family including Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria. Howard replaces actress Rachelle Lefevre who played the character in the previous movies. Also new are Xavier Samuel as Riley, Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria, Jack Huston as Royce King, Julia Jones as Leah, BooBoo Stewart as Seth, and Jodelle Ferland as Bree.
Continuing in the series as members of the Cullen family are Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, and Jackson Rathbone as Jasper. Billy Burke also returns as Charlie Swan. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is filming on location in Vancouver, BC.
i>The Twilight Saga: Eclipse brings back members of the Quileute Indian Nation; the classmates of Bella and Edward; and the legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world. A cast list for film appears at the end of this document.
Eclipse will be the first movie in the series to be presented in IMAX. So, if you’ve ever wanted to drink in the majestic sight of a five-story high Robert Pattinson, well… here’s your chance!
The fourth and final installment in the series, Breaking Dawn, may start shooting as early as this spring. Word on the street is that Summit is mulling splitting the flick into two parts.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits North American movie theaters on June 30, 2010.
It’s going to be a little “Eclipse” reunion on the set of the film tactfully titled “Seth Rogen Untitled Cancer Dramedy.” According to Variety, Bryce Dallas Howard is joining Anna Kendrick and the rest of the A-list cast on the film once titled “I’m With Cancer.”
Adding to the class reunion is Summit Entertainment, who will be distributing the film, as well as Vancouver, the set location for both this film and “The Twilight Saga”. Fortunately, the two sexy male stars of this film aren’t Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, but rather Seth Rogen and James McAvoy.
Though the replacement title seems to label Seth Rogen as the leading man, the film’s synopsis says it’s James who is really the star of the show. The film is said to be about a 25-year-old (James) who finds out he has cancer, and that the character is based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s real-life experience after he was diagnosed with the disease in his mid-20s. It seems to bode well for James’ character that Will lived to tell the tale.
Since so little is known about the plot of the film, it’s hard to say what role any of the cast will play in the final print. It’s definitely going to be exciting to see Anna’s and Seth’s very different brands of comedy face off against James and Bryce, who we haven’t really seen show off their comedic chops (unless you consider “Wanted” or “Lady in the Water” comedies).
The film still seems a bit far away from a production start date, so hopefully we will see a few more A-listers added to the billing sheet but, if not, these four names are exciting enough to get us to keep this movie in mind as the weeks go on.
2010 kicked off with twi-tastic news that sent fans of the franchise into a full out frenzy. Scammers took to the Internet to cook up a big, fat juicy lie that placed them in an exclusive screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. They blogged about the brilliant Bryce Dallas Howard, mingled with the production team and slipped that the official trailer will debut on January 18th at the Golden Globes. So what’s the deal? Are all these rumors really true or did some scammers take Twilight fans for a ride?
Before you work yourself up into a full blown twi-tack know that these are just rumors and nobody has seen the film yet. The rumors that a few lucky fans were handpicked to screen test the film are just extreme lies told by scammers looking for attention. These rumors have gotten attention from everyone and Pel from TwilightLexicon was quoted as saying, “No one is test screening ANYTHING right now. They’re all watching Avatar and saying I’m gonna get you James Cameron and your little dog too. If they’re test screening Eclipse this weekend then I’m having a full frontal threesome snog with Peter Facinelli and Billy Burke.”
With that news past us, let’s focus back on the realm of possibility. Through the rumors these bloggers were typing, they did bring up an interesting topic. They stated, “that Before it started some guy from Summit said that they are going to release the teaser trailer On Janurary[sic] 18th at the Golden Globes.” We are six months away from the film and a trailer would be a nice bonus for Twilight fans, but how long do we have to wait? The Twilight Saga: New Moon trailer debuted in May at the MTV Movie Awards which was six months before the release date. So as we rev up for Awards season, which award show do you think will be privileged with the unveiling of the new trailer?
Front Street was scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 7 p.m. “Hereafter” stars Matt Damon, Belgian actress Cecile De France and Bryce Dallas Howard. Damon was not scheduled to participate in the Maui filming.
“Hereafter” cast, crew and extras gather on Front Street as Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood (middle left) directs a scene Wednesday afternoon in Lahaina. Eastwood and his crew of 60, and nearly 75 local extras, began three days of shooting on Maui on Tuesday.
Actors sprint along Front Street on Wednesday, chased by a tsunami that will be added using special effects.
Movie fans line barricades closing Front Street while watching Wednesday’s production. Marie Kuhl of Lahaina (from lower right) and Thomas Hoffmann of Frankfurt, Germany, held cameras at the ready. “I think it’s pretty cool to watch,” Kuhl said. Hoffmann said that he hoped to catch a glimpse of Eastwood. “He’s a superstar in Germany,” Hoffmann said. “He’s a real Hollywood legend. I hope I can see him in real. It would be wonderful.”