Tuesday, 12 July 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY 12TH OF JULY 2011
ELIZABETH BANKS JOINS STAR-STUDDED CAST IN
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING
Lionsgate and the producers of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Banks (THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, W., THE NEXT THREE DAYS, “30 Rock” and Lionsgate’s upcoming THE HUNGER GAMES) has been cast to star with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick and Rob Huebel in the film, which is expected to begin shooting mid-Summer 2011.
Based on the 16 million copy best-selling book, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is an ensemble romantic-comedy in the vein of LOVE ACTUALLY and VALENTINE’S DAY. The film is a modern look at love through the eyes of four interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected.
Banks’ character is baby-crazy the author of a children’s book about breast feeding and owner of The Breast Choice boutique, she is militant in her beliefs about what makes a good mother until she gets pregnant for the first time.
Jennifer Lopez (MONSTER IN LAW, MAID IN MANHATTAN) will play Holly in one of the film’s the interlocking stories, a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving.
Brooklyn Decker (JUST GO WITH IT, BATTLESHIP) will play Skyler in one of the film’s interlocking stories. The perennially perky character, who is married to a much older man, sails through her pregnancy with twins much to the consternation of her peers.
Anna Kendrick (50-50, END OF WATCH, UP IN THE AIR and Lionsgate’s upcoming RAPTUREPALOOZA) will play Rosie in one of the film’s interlocking stories. Her character reunites with an attractive old flame after a turf war between their respective food trucks, and they embark on a funny, poignant journey together in the wake of a surprise pregnancy.
Rob Huebel (THE OTHER GUYS, DESPICABLE ME, I LOVE YOU, MAN and Lionsgate’s upcoming RAPTUREPALOOZA) will play Gale in one of the film’s interlocking stories, a member of a motley crew of new dads who congregate in a city park in what is considered part play group, part secret society.
Kirk Jones (WAKING NED DEVINE, NANNY MCPHEE) is directing the film, which was acquired from a script by Heather Hach and re-written by Shauna Cross (WHIP IT). The film is based on the book by Heidi Murkoff that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks. Lionsgate has worldwide rights to the film.
Roadshow Films will release What to Expect When You’re Expecting in 2012.
World Cinema Exclusive pre-show footage and behind the scenes footage screened before each and every screening nationally).
Original props from the UK set of Harry Potter (showcased at George Street and Bondi Junction locations as per below dates)
Midnight screenings (between midnight and 6.00pm on Tuesday 13th July/Wednesday 14th July)
Exclusive Harry Potter design 3D Glasses Customers May Purchase for just $4.00 each. Available while stocks last in 3D Cinema locations nationally)
Harry Potter picture fan wall (a photo of wall will allow fans the chance to have their picture taken as a memento –with their own cameras)
Harry Potter Capes (all at the box office and ticket collection staff will be wearing Harry Potter Capes)
Harry Potter footage on Event TV screens (back to back Harry Potter sequences will play throughout the foyer)
Harry Potter Soundtrack (piped through the public areas)
The following locations will reveal POTTER TO THE MAX to audiences from July 13-17, 2011
Castle Hill (NSW
George St (NSW)
At Event Cinemas George Street and Bondi Junction, audiences will have the chance to see Dumbledore’s wand (The Elder Wand) Luna Lovegoods costume, the Ministry of Magic Handbook, the Defense Against Dark Arts text book, and both of a Dumbledore and Sirus Black Daily Prophet.
The dates for the respective film prop displays are:
George Street Cinemas Monday July 11- Wednesday July 20th 2011
Bondi Junction: Thursday July 21- Monday August 1, 2011
Darlinghurst was hit with Lady Gaga mania in the latest party girl - publicity stunt fun and games as the mega star did a series of Sexy Sydney's gay and lesbian venues.
Nevermind and Arq will never be the same again.
"Thinking of going out in Sydney Tonight. How I wish we had a show. NEVERMIND, don't listen to me. Maybe i'll just go for a walk in the pARQ," she wrote on her Twitter to 11 million or so followers earlier in the day.
The lines outside the clubs looked to be at least six-people deep and began forming at the doors of the two sinful nightclubs near Taylor Square.
Only a lucky few hundred Gaga fans were let inside, with rumours that just a couple of media got in.
The pop and fashion icon was wearing a black widow - like dress, complete with webbed veil. But, that didn't last for long as she stripped down to little more than a tiny bra and black and gold - bondage-like undies. The adoring, almost worshiping crowd lapped it up, with at least one male fan literally taking a bite out of her action in the nether region around there.
The booming music vibrated the venue as what seemed to be around a thousand fans went head over heals and partied like never before.
After performing to three of her songs, Gaga announced on the mic "See you all at the Monster Ball", and that was it - she disappeared into the dark of night.
The question remains on everyone lips - just who might she have spent the rest of the evening and early AM hours with. You know... the secret lover stories.
Lady Gaga was given the title honorary citizen of Sydney for her support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.
"Lady Gaga has been a powerful force for the gay and lesbian community in Sydney and we have a rare honour for people whose achievements embrace the ideals and spirit of our city," Lord Mayor Clover Moore said in a statement.
Gaga is set to hit the Sydney Town Hall... Gaga Town Hall this Wednesday night. Seems Sexy Sydney can't get enough of the Gaga girl. Party hard.