Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Taylor Lautner Rumor of Spider-Man



Who will play the young Peter Parker?
We've reported on the rumors that Robert Pattinson could be up for the role of the younger Spider-Man, but the role is still very much up for grabs. Word is that Robert Pattinson may be a bit too old for the high school age Peter Parker, so who should play him? Now we're hearing Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron may be up for the role. Who do you think would be best?

With all of the hot young stars around today, it shouldn't be too difficult to find the perfect fit for a young Peter Parker. And I can't really see many celebrities turning the role down. Though many people are up in arms about the sudden changing of the new Spider-Man movie (i.e. getting rid of Tobey Maguire), I have a feeling most people will still be on board for the movie.

According to a source, "The buzz in Hollywood is all about R-Patz as the hot, young thing being lined up to fill Tobey Maguire's shoes. It would be a hard act to follow as fans were traumatised at the news Tobey was going. His mild-mannered portrayal as Peter Parker and the transformation to Spider-Man kept millions of fans in the cinemas for the box-office smash. He also had great chemistry with Kirsten Dunst, who plays love interest Mary Jane."

But the source doesn't actually believe Robert Pattinson will really be the one: "I don't know what the chances are to be honest. I assume they're pretty slim. It's a long-shot but if it came down to it, it'd be a dream come true." I agree it's probably slim Robert will get the role, especially now that Zac Efron and Taylor Lautner seem to be in the running. Allegedly Jake Gyllenhaal is up for the role as well; but if Robert Pattinson is too old, wouldn't Jake be too?

Another source has said, "According to our buds at IESB, Spider-Man producers have met with Taylor Lautner but we do not know for what..." Taylor Lautner has a much different look than Toby Maguire, so it could be hard to believe such a big change in appearance took place from Peter Parker's high school days, but I'm sure there are ways around it.

I personally think Zac Efron would make the best Spider-Man, though I'd love to see Taylor Lautner in the role. Who do you think will finally land it?


Emilie De Ravin talks about Rob




MTV: So how did "Remember Me" come your way? Did you have to read with Rob?

De Ravin: They'd been looking to cast my role for a while, looking at a lot of different girls. I read the script three weeks before they started shooting. I flew to New York to test with Rob and we immediately got along and had instant great chemistry, which is not an easy thing to come by. Obviously you're acting, but you want to have that connection with somebody. We had it. And I was thrown into a wardrobe fitting that same day.

MTV: Before you were cast, did you have a sense of all the craziness that surrounds Rob everywhere he goes?

De Ravin: I suppose I did, but it was not something I thought about until I got to set that first day and was like, "Ooooh, OK." Probably 90 percent of the film we shot on location, mainly in Manhattan, and having the paparazzi and fans coming to watch, it adds, um, another element. You have to focus much more.

MTV: Was it just nuts?

De Ravin: There were a lot of crazy moments where you're filming on location and you're waiting for people to get out of the shot. People don't want to move. Rob and I would laugh about that. There was a scene where we're on a date at a carnival, and it was very exposed to media, paparazzi and fans. We were rehearsing, and you become so self-conscious of people watching you, and we both stopped and looked at each other and were like, "Wait, what are we doing?" You're taken out of your work mentality with hundreds of people watching you when you're just trying to figure out your scene.

MTV: What was your relationship with Rob like off-camera?

De Ravin: It was so great being able to work with someone you immediately get along with and is incredibly talented and is driven to make the film as good as we can. Having someone you can go and talk with about a scene, and it's all very casual and easy, that made filming such a delight — having a friendship level and a commitment to the script. The way Rob and I developed our relationship onscreen was very natural, and just seeing what happened with scenes, what happens in the moment.

MTV: But you're telling me you guys didn't watch "Twilight" together in your trailer every day?

De Ravin: No! I hadn't seen the films prior to shooting. They're great. They're such a different genre to this film. "Twilight" and "Remember Me" couldn't be more different. Not so many similarities between Edward Cullen and Tyler.

MTV: So you play Ally, a college student who falls for Pattinson's Tyler. Tell me a bit about the relationship between these two characters.

De Ravin: The relationship between Ally and Tyler is so beautifully developed. It's such an honest, organic, real love story. It's not your typical Hollywood love story. Neither one of them were really looking for it, but it just happened. Obviously there's a physical attraction, but also that thing you can't put into words. They're brought together in very random circumstances. It's not love at first sight, but they're intrigued at first sight. They've both had major family tragedies that, prior to their relationship, have closed them off, thinking no one can understand the way they really feel. They just get each other. There's no false performance. It's all open and who they are. That's sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly and sometimes frustrating, but it's all on the table.


Robert Pattinson is signed for a Haitis Telethon


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Robert Pattinson is on board.

I just got word that the Twilight star has signed on for Friday's Hope for Haiti telethon. As of right now, it looks like Rob will be the sole presenter in London, with performances by Jay-Z and Bono.

Stateside performers—some announced and others not—will include:

Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Shakira and Bruce Springsteen, who are among those performing live during the two-hour benefit, which will air on all the major television networks (including our very own E!).

Other mega-celebs who will present and/or help in the phone banks are Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger, Chris Pine, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Colin Farrell, Gabby Sidibe and Emily Blunt, among many others.

No word yet on Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, but as I was the first to tell you, Hollywood's hottest vampire movie trio is a very wanted group for the telethon because of the impact they would have with young people.

Also on organizers' wish list are—no surprise—Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie.

George Clooney is set to host from Los Angeles, with Wyclef John in New York City and CNN newsman Anderson Cooper in Haiti