EXCLUSIVE: Montecito and Paramount have tapped scribes Eyal Podell & Jonathan Stewart to write Juliet, based on the book by Anne Fortier. Tree Line’s Cathy Konrad will produce with Montecito. The project was set up in fall, 2011 for James Mangold to direct. In the book, a young woman learns that the legend of Romeo & Juliet is actually rea, and that Shakespeare’s version was simply the most popular retelling. More compelling is that she is Juliet’s direct descendant, but was kept in the dark to protect her. Podell & Stewart are coming on the project hot after having their script Seuss reach the second slot on the latest Black List. They are represented by Verve and Industry Entertainment.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, May 31, 2013—Universal Pictures International (UPI) today announced that the studio has reached $1 billion at the international box office. This is the earliest the studio has reached that milestone in history, besting a previous record set on July 17, 2012 through the performance of such global hits as Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, American Reunion, Snow White and the Huntsman and Ted. 2013 marks the seventh year in a row that Universal has reached $1 billion internationally. In 2012, the studio enjoyed its highest grossing year at the international box office with $1.794 billion in total grosses. Universal’s early success in 2013 has been fueled by a winning slate of diverse films across multiple genres including Les Misérables ($238.9 million), Mama ($74.9 million), Identity Thief ($39.8 million) and Oblivion ($180.4 million). Fast & Furious 6 pushed the international grosses over $1 billion with its record breaking opening last weekend and terrific midweek performance. In just over a week, Fast & Furious 6 has grossed $259.4 million at the international box office. There is still much to look forward to in 2013 with Fast & Furious 6 opening in six more international markets; the first micro-budget film under the studio’s production partnership with Jason Blum, The Purge; Chris Meledandri and Illumination Entertainment’s 3D-CG comedy adventure Despicable Me 2; the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D., starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds; the third installment of director Edgar Wright’s trilogy ... Read More »
Photo credit: Getty/Splash News/Pixar/Disney Beyonce makes her animated film debut in Epic, coming out this weekend, where she voices the gorgeous Queen Tara (very fitting for Queen B, no?). But lady B is not the first singer to make her way into the world of animation. Some Google stalking led us to 16 other pop stars who have done the very same thing! Watch: Beyonce Talks About Her Role in Epic From obvious picks like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry to more surprising animated roles held by Fergie, Drake, and a 90's pop star (!!!), click through our mega-gallery to see the full list. Photos: Pop Stars Who Have Guest-Starred on TV Shows Did you know all these singers have done voice work? Which were you the most surprised by? Which of their movies was your favorite? Tweet us @OKMagazine!
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