What does it take to impress A-listers Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds?
ET’s Brooke Anderson caught up with the two at the New York City premiere of their new animated film set in the prehistoric ages The Croods — in which Emma’s character Eep gets excited when Ryan’s character Guy gives her the gift of shoes — where both superstars revealed the most squeal-worthy gifts they’ve ever received.
“Somebody made a piece of furniture for me — that was really exciting,” Stone revealed. “It was pretty incredible. It’s a chair, it’s really beautiful.”
As for Reynolds, he also admitted that his favorite gift is a super-sentimental one.
“Somebody made a book for me on my birthday,” Reynolds dished. “It was kind of incredible. They contacted everyone from second grade to now through my life, and they all wrote a little short story or something. That made me fall over. That’s the best gift I think I’ve ever been given.”
As for the new film’s road trip plot, Reynolds said that growing up in his male-centric family, road trips were a far from warm and fuzzy experience!
“Every road trip we took as kids was straight-up bloodshed,” he joked. “I have three older brothers, one’s a cop, my dad was a cop. I mean, it was just like a moving Irish mob kind of making its way south towards Disneyland, and it was always sort of a terrifying experience.”
Check out the video to hear how being a father in real-life influenced Nicolas Cage’s performance in the film, and why he was a “great source of frustration” for his famous family growing up!
The Croods hits theaters March 22.
Jim Carrey has revealed that he wants Emma Stone to appear in Dumb and Dumber To.
The Ace Ventura star said that he thinks Stone would be a great addition to the cast of the comedy sequel, reports E! Online.
Dumb and Dumber co-director Peter Farrelly, who will helm the follow-up with his brother Bobby, is also said to be keen to land Stone, saying that she would “knock it out of the park” in the role of a “young, dumb girl”.
Carrey said of her potential casting: “That would be great. That would be awesome.”
The Farrelly brothers are also apparently looking to add Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum to the comedy’s line-up.
Dumb and Dumber To is the sequel to the 1994 comedy starring Carrey and Jeff Daniels (Looper). Bobby Farrelly confirmed to Digital Spy last year that Carrey and Daniels were both on board for the picture.
Stone is currently working on the Amazing Spider-Man sequel.
We can’t hold it in any longer! Tomorrow’s “Nikki & Sara LIVE” is going to be SO INCREDIBLY HUGE.
First we’ll welcome Jessica Alba to the studio. We’ve been fans of hers since the “Dark Angel” days, when she played a genetically enhanced female super soldier, which, if you break it down, sounds almost autobiographical.
Jessica Alba actually IS a genetically enhanced female super soldier. It’s the only way to explain how she keeps up all of this. And, as if having Jessica Alba on the show tomorrow night isn’t enough star power, watch for special appearances by Emma Stone AND Ryan Reynolds. Yes, we’re serious.
+ Tweet your questions for Jessica to us (@NikkiGlaser and @SaraSchaefer1) with the hashtag #NikkiandSaraLIVE, and make sure to tune in to our biggest show yet this Tuesday, March 12, at 11pm/10c.
The third and final trailer for “The Croods” lands online, a few weeks before the film is released in theaters. The latest trailer focuses more on the Croods daughter Eep, who is full of curiosity and a desire for adventure. She falls in love with Guy, a guy the family meets during their mission to find a new home.
It also highlights the romance between Eep and Guy, as she is excited when Guy tells her, “Come with me, to a place where things are better.” Eep also ignores her father’s warnings, but goes with anything Guy says.
The trailer gives away some new shots as well, including the one which sees the painful process of how the family makes a picture. “I call this a snapshot!” Grug says shortly before a rectangular-shaped large rock hits them, leaving marks of their bodies on the rock like a printed picture.
“The Croods” is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures – and their outlook is changed forever.
This DreamWorks Animated film features the voice of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman. Written and directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco, it is set to hit U.S. theaters on March 22.
Actors working on period films often get swept up in the fancy costumes and decorative scenery of the era; in the case of Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, whose voices appear in the new film “The Croods,” that wasn’t going to happen. First, because it’s an animated film. But second — because it’s about a group of Stone Age cave-dwellers starting to evolve.
Which means clothes, as Reynolds and Stone told Savannah Guthrie and Lester Holt on TODAY Friday, are kind of a new thing.
Emma’s character Eep, for example, turns into a nearly modern woman when she’s introduced to the concept of footwear: “Eep is very excited to discover shoes,” says Stone. “Women and shoes. There’s a lot of screaming involved.”
Meanwhile, Ryan’s feisty character Guy is a trendsetter, because he shows up with a new invention: Pants.
“Pants, fire, shoes,” noted Emma about the inventions Guy brings with him.
“That’s like my first date,” joked Reynolds. Guy is also wearing a clingy little sloth named, what else, Belt. “It’s kind of like the prehistoric … fanny pack,” added the actor. “This is before drug dealers wore them.”
The pair didn’t get to see much of each other while lending their voices to the film, as they were recording many miles apart. But Reynolds seems to have really taken to the low-key nature of being asked to lend only his voice, not his face, to a role. “What other kind of showbiz job do you get to roll out of bed in a muumuu and a scrunchie and jump in a booth and just have fun?” he asked.
“The Croods” opens in theaters March 27.
Warner Home Video has announced an April 23 release date for the Blu-ray, DVD and digital download debut of director Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Pena, Robert Patrick and Mireille Enos.
Gangster Squad was originally set to premiere in late summer 2013 but was pushed back after the disturbing Aurora, Colorado shooting, with a scene that involved a theater shootout being removed from the final print. Instead Warner Bros. released the film on January 11, 2013.
The Blu-ray edition of Gangster Squad is presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, and comes packaged with DVD and UltraViolet versions of the film. All of the bonus features listed below except for ‘Tough Guys with Style’ are exclusive to Blu-ray.
- Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer
- The Gangland Files
- Rogues Gallery: Mickey Cohen
- Tough Guys with Style
- Deleted Scenes
Gangster Squad Blu-ray cover art and Amazon’s pre-order link are coming shortly.
Emma Stone has lent her voice to new 3D animation The Croods – a prehistoric comedy epic that follows the world’s first family.
The actress stars as Eep, the daughter of caveman Grug – played by NIcolas Cage – who with her mum, siblings and grandmother are forced to journey away from their home when it is destroyed by an earthquake.
In a funny new clip from the movie, the cave family encounter a troop of monkeys who are not as friendly as their colourful appearance would suggest.
From DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods is out in 3D and 2D at UK cinemas on March 22nd.
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Norton has been set to star in Birdman, the dark comedy that will be directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu for Fox Searchlight and New Regency. Norton joins Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis in a film that will be shot in a Broadway theater in New York beginning mid-April.
A former actor (Keaton) who once played a superhero puts together a play on Broadway that is based on a short story by Raymond Carver. Unfortunately, the ex-superhero’s plans to soar again are threatened by his egotistical lead stage actor. Norton will play that actor.
Birdman is produced by Inarritu, John Lesher and Robert Graf. The director wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. While Norton is as identified with serious dramas as much as Inarritu (who’s making his first comedy), this will be the actor’s third straight film with a comic sensibility. He was most recently seen in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and he just wrapped Anderson’s followup, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Norton is repped by WME.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s dark comedy piece follows a former actor as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story.
Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis will star in Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s latest project that is being made by Fox Searchlight and New Regency.
As opposed to Gonzalez Inarritu’s usual soul-searing dramas, Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.
Keaton, who played Batman in the 1989 and 1992 Tim Burton movies, is the comic book movie star trying to regain his credibility.
Stone will play Keaton’s daughter, fresh from rehab and now his assistant. Watts will be an actress in the play, while Galifianakis will play the production’s conniving producer.
The other main parts to be cast include the play’s leading man and the ex-wife.
Gonzalez Inarritu co-wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. He is producing with Robert Graf and John Lesher.
An early April production start is being eyed.
Stone is shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is attached to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. Watts, who worked with Gonzalez Inarritu on 2003’s 21 Grams, is coming off an Oscar nomination for her performance in Summit’s The Impossible.
Galifianakis next reprises his breakout role as Wolf Pack member Alan in The Hangover Part III, while Keaton recently wrapped a turn in MGM’s remake of Robocop.
Stone is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Ziffren Brittenham; Watts is repped by CAA, Untitled and Hanson Jacobson; Galifianakis is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Morris Yorn; and Keaton by ICM and Ziffren Brittenham.