I have added some stills that have been released for Emily’s new film Animal Crackers.
Emily looks beautiful in an embellished gown by Roberto Cavalli.
Emily Blunt Online > CAREER > Films > 2017 | Animal Crackers
The trailer for Emily’s new film Animal Crackers has been released … looks super cute!
Owen Huntington’s life is one continuous loop of work, eat, and sleep. A loop that keeps him from ever seeing his wife Zoe, or his three year old daughter MacKenzie. A loop that is sure to kill him. Then, one day, Owen discovers a long lost Uncle passed away – and left his Circus to Owen. What could have been a blessing – soon unfolds into a curse. The circus is broke. The animals are all gone. And most of the crew are too old to be of any use. It’s a disaster. But something magical happens. Owen discovers Buffalo Bob’s secret. A box of Animal Crackers that gives the bearer the ability to become any animal in the box. Suddenly – there’s hope. If Owen can use the box to become these animals and perform people will come. He’ll be rich. But Owen forgot one thing. Buffalo Bob had a brother. Horatio P. Huntington. Owner of the largest chain of circuses in the world. And Horatio would stop at nothing to get his hands on the Magical Animal Crackers.
ET Online shares how Emily is excited to be apart of this new film and her feelings on her daughters seeing the film.
Emily Blunt is ready to step into the sensible heels of Mary Poppins! The 34-year-old actress spoke with ET’s Cameron Mathison on Saturday at the D23 Expo Day, where she debuted the first official footage of herself as the iconic nanny.
“The audience is so receptive and sweet and joyful, so they are the best kind of platform for you to launch a clip of your film,” Blunt told ET of the reaction to the 30-second clip, which features her lifting up an umbrella and smiling in her brand new Poppins costume. “We just finished a month ago, so it’s still very real and present for me, and, you know, very new so it was very moving to see it with reacting like that.”
The new musical, which is not a remake of the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews, will feature all new musical numbers, a whole new cast of characters, and even a different time period – Depression Era London.
Blunt was mostly scared to try her hand at dancing.
“There’s a huge dance number, which was slightly intimidating for me,” Blunt admitted. “I think I did alright. I mean we did it 55 thousand times, so I hope they got something.”
Blunt shares daughters Hazel, 3, and Violet, 1, with her husband, John Krasinski. And while she thinks her eldest has a slight idea of what her playing Mary Poppins means, she hasn’t seen the original film.
“I mean, God knows what she thinks I do for a living,” Blunt quipped. “It must just be so confusing, you know? ‘Cause her version of movies is animated films, so she hasn’t seen the original Mary Poppins yet. Yeah I’m sort of selfishly wanting her to wait for my version.”
Mary Poppins Returns will hit theaters Christmas Day 2018 and co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep.
You never forget your first time on Cherry Tree Lane.
Stepping onto the iconic street, recreated and rejuvenated by director Rob Marshall’s team, was EW’s pinch-me moment on the set of Disney’s forthcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns — but for the actors and filmmakers who regularly tread those slick springtime cobblestones, other moments during shooting packed the epiphanic punch that, yep, the world of Mary Poppins is back again.
For Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays Jack the lamplighter, there were a couple of major moments: His first fitting, for one, when he caught a glimpse of Mary Poppins’ famous talking parrot umbrella. Perhaps more memorably, Miranda recalls his first time hearing the film’s new score by veteran songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The new tunes raised goosebumps for the Broadway composer: “Honestly, hearing Marc and Scott’s songs for the first time was really exciting. It’s such a love letter to [original composers] the Sherman brothers. Marc and Scott really grew up listening to and loving those guys, so it just feels of a piece with the music from the original. That’s the best way to describe it. The orchestrations are massive, and they’ve captured the spirit of it so well. It’s whimsical when it needs to be whimsical with this undercurrent of sadness, but insanely catchy. It’s got that aftertaste of melancholy when it needs it, and it’s really lovely. When I heard it, I got really excited, because this is not some quote-unquote ‘modern’ Poppins. This just is the next movie.”
For Emily Blunt, who plays the title role, one thrilling moment came during one of the movie’s biggest musical numbers, wherein Miranda’s character and a group of lamplighters use the lights of London to guide the lost Banks children back to their neighborhood. “I actually had one of these big pinch-me moments when I saw about 30 people coming down Cherry Tree Lane,” Blunt recalls. “We had a camera on a crane and another camera on a truck and it was just one of those very classic, cinematic, men-dancing-like-men, incredible, beautifully lit moments, and I just turned to Rob and said, ‘My God, we’re really making a big old movie, aren’t we?’”
Blunt had another major moment of realization — this time, off set. (Pertinent info: Blunt has two daughters, ages 3 and almost 1). “I hadn’t really thought much about the broad scope of things, but I was with my daughter Hazel in a playground the other day and had my baby strapped to me, and these four mothers came up and were like, ‘Oh my God, Mary Poppins! On the playground!’” Blunt says, laughing. “It was my first realization of, ‘Oh, mothers are going to really want to talk to me after this.’ This woman said, ‘You’re going to be inundated with moms,’ and I immediately said back, ‘There are worse people to be inundated by!’ Which is so true.”
Deadline has shared some fabulous news! Emily & John will finally unite in a film!
In what marks John Krasinski’s first major studio directorial release, The Office alum will write, direct and star with wife Emily Blunt in the Paramount/Platinum Dunes feature A Quiet Place. It’s also the first time the duo has appeared onscreen together. Even though they are co-credited with appearances in 2011’s The Muppets, they did not share scenes.
The storyline for A Quiet Place is being kept under wraps. Production is scheduled for this fall. Krasinski re-wrote the script from an earlier draft by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods. Paramount originally bought Beck and Woods’ spec before Krasinski boarded. We hear the studio is very high on the duo and put a blind write-to-direct deal in place.
Krasinski and his Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger will serve as executive producers along with Beck & Woods. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes will produce.
A Quiet Place marks Krasinski’s third feature directorial. His movie The Hollars premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Recently, Krasinski served as EP on the Oscar-winning pic Manchester by the Sea. He’ll next be seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project, and stars as the title character in Paramount TV/Platinum Dune’s Jack Ryan Amazon series which will air next year. Previously, Krasinski co-penned the Gus Van Sant natural gas fracking drama Promised Land with Matt Damon which won high praise at the National Board of Review and the Berlin Film Festival.
Blunt is currently in production on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns which will open on Dec. 28, 2018. She was recently nominated for a BAFTA and SAG award for her turn in DreamWorks/Universal’s The Girl on the Train which made $173.2M worldwide. Throughout Blunt’s career, her films have amassed close to $2.7 billion at the global B.O.
Next up for scribes Beck & Woods’ is Haunt, which the duo will direct from their original screenplay. Broken Road’s Todd Garner, Nickel City Pictures’ Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta, and Vishal Rungta are producing with Jeremy Stein as EP. The duo are also writing the pilot Zeroes for Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment, based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti.
Krasinski and Platinum Dunes are repped by WME. Blunt is repped by CAA and The Artists Partnership. Beck & Woods are represented by ICM Partners, Madhouse Entertainment, and Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips.
Emily & John attended the BAFTA Awards last night where Emily was nominated for her work in The Girl on the Train. Emily looked gorgeous in a gown by Alexander McQueen.
Emily Blunt Online > 2017 > February 12 | BAFTA Awards
I have added more images to our gallery of Emily’s night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Tonight Emily & John are on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards where Emily is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her work in The Girl on the Train.
Emily looks beautiful in an embellished gown by Roberto Cavalli.
Emily spoke with the Daily Express about her accent for her role in The Girl On The Train.
EMILY BLUNT has revealed the thinking behind her character’s British accent in The Girl On The Train, despite the movie being relocated to the US.
The 33-year-old is nominated for a BAFTA for her work in the Box Office smash, which is adapted from Paula Hawkins’ widely popular novel.
Although the book was set in the UK, the film takes place in New York – but lead character Rachel Watson remained British.
In an interview to promote its release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download, she explained the very good reason behind the decision, saying: “It’s an homage to the book, and I also think the idea is to make her seem as isolated as possible.
“So [Tate] Taylor [director] said, ‘keep your accent, that might help’.”
Indeed, “isolated” is a very good way of describing Rachel – one of Emily’s most challenging roles to date.
“When you see the movie, hopefully you’ll see why!” she laughed.
“But she is a very damaged, dark, self-loathing character. I hope I’m none of those things! It was about getting into a completely different internal way of thinking.
“In quite a physically demanding part, she gets into a few tussles.”
In addition to a BAFTA nod for Best Actress In A Leading Role, Emily is also in line to collect the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role this Sunday, January 29.
The drama was also up for Favourite Thriller Movie at the People’s Choice Awards, which it ultimately won; although it ultimately was snubbed by the Oscars.
The Girl On The Train is available on Digital Download from January 28, and Blu-ray and DVD from February 6.
Happy New Year! And our first post of 2017 is adding pics from events Emily attended in 2011. Enjoy!
Emily Blunt Online > EVENTS and APPEARANCES > 2011