Olivia Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson Join Oscar Isaac in Relationship Drama ‘Life Itself’

Olivia Wilde and Antonio Banderas also have hopped aboard the project from ‘This Is Us’ creator Dan Fogelman.
The stars are coming out for Life Itself.

The relationship drama from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman has added Olivia Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson and Olivia Wilde, who are joining the previously announced Oscar Isaac. Antonio Banderas and Laia Costa also are set to star.

Life Itself centers on a couple (Isaac and Wilde) that lead a multigenerational love story spanning both decades and continents, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside, and are all connected by a single event.

The project is filming on location in New York and Seville.

FilmNation, who bought the script after it appeared on The Black List, is financing the project fully and handling international rights, with domestic rights being sold by WME Global.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing for Temple Hill, along with FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder.

Cooke, who starred in the Sundance breakout Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, recently wrapped as the female lead in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One. The actress also was just in Sundance for her well-received indie, Thoroughbred.

Jackson, last seen onscreen in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, has a slew of movies in the can or in postproduction. Among them: Kong: Skull Island, which opens in March, and the Ryan Reynolds action movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Olivia Wilde Is the Queen of Golden Globes Fashion

See Who Else Slays the Gown Game!

We’re excited to ooh and ahh over gorgeous gowns on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, but the upcoming ceremony also reminds us of the celebs who’ve consistently brought their A-game to awards shows past.

Olivia Wilde slays the game every time the Golden Globes roll around, and last year was no exception. The 32-year-old actress turned heads in a plunging, ruby red sequined Michael Kors gown that hugged every curve perfectly and was paired beautifully with a gem-encrusted Bulgari necklace.

And that was just one of many stunning looks Wilde has debuted over the years. There was the shimmering, long-sleeved emerald Gucci gown the Vinyl star wore when she was pregnant with son Otis in 2014…

..and she looked like a princess in this chocolate brown Marchesa confection and killer gold heels in 2011.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Olivia Wilde just had her second baby and her name is perfection

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have welcomed a baby girl into the world

We love a cute celebrity newborn photo, but we love them even more when they come with the announcement of one of the cutest names we’ve heard in a while

Which is why huge congratulations are in order for Olivia Wilde and her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, who have just welcomed their second child into the world – a baby girl – and we reckon her name is pure perfection.

Jason and Olivia, who have been engaged since 2013, shared a sweet photo of their new arrival on Instagram with the caption: ‘There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl.’

There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl. ❤️

Una foto publicada por Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) el

Olivia Wilde, 32, and Jason Sudeikis, 41, first announced that they were expecting a second child back in April when Olivia posted a photo of her baby bump on Instagram. The cute snap showed her sat next to her two-year-old son Otis as they both pat their bellies, and was captioned with ‘matching baby bumps’.

Matching baby bumps. ✌️

Una foto publicada por Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) el

Former Saturday Night Live writer Jason has been dating Olivia since 2011, but apparently the couple have no plans to tie the knot any time soon. Earlier this year on Saturday Night Live, Jason joked that the pair wouldn’t be walking down the aisle ‘until weed is legal in every state.’

Until recently, the actress and model had been tight-lipped on the gender of her second baby. But taking to Twitter back in September, Olivia announced that she was expecting a baby girl as she tweeted her support for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections.

Sharing a video circulated by the Democratic candidate on Twitter, Olivia wrote: “As someone who is about to have a daughter, this hits me deep in my core. #NeverTrump

The video features girls of all ages looking in the mirror as clips of Donald Trump quotes are played in which he critiques women’s looks. The message, according to Hillary Clinton, is that ‘when Donald Trump speaks about women, our daughters can hear him.’ And it evidently resonated with mother-to-be Olivia Wilde.

Source: Marie Claire UK

I’m ‘literally about to have a baby,’ so vote for ‘reproductive rights’

Olivia Wilde: I’m ‘literally about to have a baby,’ so vote for ‘reproductive rights’

Olivia Wilde: I’m ‘literally about to have a baby,’ so vote for ‘reproductive rights’

October 14, 2016 (NewsBusters) — This November, Olivia Wilde is casting her vote for “reproductive rights,” something she defines as a “basic human right.”

In a YouTube video released Tuesday, the 32-year-old actress encouraged Americans to vote based on the issues they care about. For her, she said, that means voting on “reproductive rights.” (She avoided the word “abortion.”)

“This election cycle I’m thinking a lot about reproductive rights,” she began. “Everyone’s right to plan when they want to have a family.”

The topic, Wilde said, was “on my mind” because “I’m literally about to have a baby.” The star first announced in April that she was expecting her second child, a girl, with fiancé Jason Sudeikis.

For Wilde, “reproductive rights” meant “to be able to decide exactly how and when and why and where I want to have a baby” – choices she also called “a basic human right.”

Source: Life Site News

Margot Robbie, Reedus, Ryan Gosling Read Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

The tenth iteration of “Mean Tweets” is here — this time with Margot Robbie, Norman Reedus, Ryan Gosling and more reading scathing and hilarious tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night.

Hugh Grant kicked things off: “Watching Hugh Grant and his stutteringly pathetic ‘charm’ is about as appealing to me as closing my scrotum in a DVD case,” he read.

“Do y— … Are these real, or do you make them up to be especially nasty?” Grant asked with stutteringly pathetic charm.

Melissa McCarthy got to read, “Melissa McCarthy is the Madea of white people.”

“The Walking Dead” star Reedus took a bite out of an apple after reading an especially suggestive tweet.

Paul Rudd took some heat for being an everyman. His tweet read, “Paul Rudd is the most boring, vanilla dude. You know he just sits at home with his wife having a bland spaghetti dinner talking about his day.”

Zac Efron, Olivia Wilde and Russell Crowe were also among the stars who fell victim to the internet’s bitterness.

But perhaps no moment during the segment topped Bryan Cranston who read, “Bryan Cranston looks like Jim Carrey impersonating Matthew McConaughey,” which is followed up with a genius McConaughey impression that transformed into Carrey part way through.

Source: Variety

HBO Cancels ‘Vinyl,’ Scrapping Plans for a Season 2 Revamp

HBO has scrapped plans for a second season of “Vinyl,” the 1970s-set music biz drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.

The series starring Bobby Cannavale as a larger-than-life record mogul had a rough run in its first season earlier this year, drawing modest ratings and lukewarm reviews. Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple co-starred.

“After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of ‘Vinyl.’ Obviously, this was not an easy decision,” HBO said in a statement. “We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”

HBO gave the show a second season renewal after its premiere in February. But by the end of the series’ run in April, HBO announced a showrunner change for season two, with Scott Z. Burns replacing creator Terence Winter. Burns was still in the early stage of working out a blueprint for season two and had not turned in any scripts.

The decision to pull the plug entirely comes after HBO has undergone a big transition in its programming ranks. Last month, Michael Lombardo stepped down after nearly 10 years as programming president and was replaced by Casey Bloys, HBO’s former head of comedy.

It’s understood that in the final analysis, the decision was made that the budget that would have been allocated to revamping “Vinyl” would be better served on other pending projects.

Given its Scorsese-Jagger pedigree, expectations for “Vinyl” had been high leading up to the series premiere in February. But creative troubles were evident early on. In his review for Variety, Brian Lowry wrote that the two-hour series premiere “is a big, messy affair, sometimes mesmerizing, occasionally aggravating, providing a taste of what’s to come while feeling too caught up in stylistic flourishes. All told, this is a huge project that perhaps only HBO could deliver. But so far, the album isn’t quite as good as the liner notes.”

“Vinyl” joins the ranks of the most high-profile one-and-done cancellations in HBO history. In 2012, HBO pulled the plug on a second season of horse-racing drama “Luck” because of the deaths of two horses during production. And in 2008, HBO’s racy comedy “Tell Me You Love Me” was also axed even though it had been renewed for a second year. In 2007, “John from Cincinnati” made its series premiere with a lead-in from the high-rated series finale of “The Sopranos,” then was canceled two months later, the day after its first season ended.

Source: Variety

How Olivia Wilde Channeled the Raw Energy of Giving Birth Into ‘Vinyl’

Four weeks after giving birth to her first child with fiancé Jason Sudeikis in late-April 2014, Olivia Wilde was back to work, filming the pilot for what would become the HBO period drama, Vinyl, her first major TV series since becoming a star for playing Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on FOX’s House. The decision to join Vinyl was made after a careful determination she wouldn’t be undervalued or trapped on the show.

While that short of a turnaround time might make other new moms hesitate, it was exactly what the actress needed to embody Devon Finestra, a former actress from Andy Warhol’s Factory scene who was now a mother and wife to a drug-addled record executive played by Bobby Cannavale.

“Emotionally I think you’re quite raw after you’ve giving birth,” Wilde tells ET about this “enormous amount of energy” she needed to expend. “Actually, the creative outlet is a kind of a wonderful way to express it and I felt lucky because I wondered about so many women who give birth and then are tensed up in their houses, breastfeeding, feeling like cattle. They have no outlet for all this incredible inspiration that comes out of the experience of giving birth.”

“I was like, ‘Wow, I get to pour this into something.’ So, I actually felt really available,” Wilde continues, explaining that she’s thankful it wasn’t some horrible B-movie, which may have in turn been a miserable experience unlike the one she enjoyed on the set of Vinyl, working alongside Cannavale and being directed by Martin Scorsese, who helmed the two-hour premiere. “It was like, ‘OK, this is a safe place I can use all this creative energy that I feel.’”

Though, she’s quick to admit there were physical challenges that come with being a mother of a newborn that she had to work through. “Aside from the physical discomfort of having to go pump every 40 minutes” — [Laughs] — “ it was somehow kind of useful,” Wilde says.

What ended up onscreen was a deeply emotional woman, exhausted with trying to keep her husband, Richie, sober and rear two children alone in the suburbs. After Richie falls off the wagon, Devon takes refuge in the city, renewing her confidence and creative energy. From the onset of the series, it was easy to view Devon as another Betty Draper-type tied down to a despondent husband, but Wilde says she never thought of her character as just “the wife.” “[Creator] Terence Winter never expected me to fall into that role and I think he knew that from the beginning, because it just wouldn’t have been something they would have cast me for,” Wilde says. “She wasn’t designed to be that and I built her to be someone who had a marriage as a part of her life.”

Helping push Wilde’s potential was Scorsese, who taught her to be bold and to be unafraid. “There’s no choice that you make that he doesn’t notice. He was really encouraging us to build people who are real and to really be thoughtful of where they’ve been and where they’re going,” she says, pointing to one particular scene in the pilot, where Devon finds Richie drunk and, initially as written, wasn’t completely coming together onscreen. Encouraged to play with it, Wilde transformed the scene into a larger moment for Devon, where she spits whiskey into Richie’s face. “I could have been really terrible, but Marty created this very safe environment to try things like that.”

The safety of the world Scorsese created transcended throughout the season, leading up to Wilde’s nude scene in episode six. A moment that might feel gratuitous on a show like HBO’s Game of Thrones, which has seen its female stars call for an equal amount of full-frontal nudity from their male counterparts, Wilde says was all about vulnerability as Devon launches herself into a world of artists she’s been so thirsty for since getting married. “I hadn’t necessarily seen it coming for her,” Wilde admits, but credits the writers for pushing interesting ideas. “Of course, this was season one and there was no shortage of new ideas, but I was thrilled by it.”

The scene itself was shot by Reed Morano, whom Wilde says did “a really beautiful job,” while the rest of the episode’s creative team was supported by a female director, a female assistant director, a female writer and female producer. “I was in a coven of smart women,” she says.

The only real discomfort may have been the merkin, a pubic-hair wig which Wilde wore during the scene. “Typically you’re given as much control as you possibly can [in that situation, but ] I certainly wanted to be historically accurate,” Wilde says of the very-present bush that was seen onscreen. “It was definitely cracking me up to no end. I mean, I just had never worn one before and I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen.”

In February, just two months before Wilde announced she was pregnant with her second child, HBO renewed Vinyl for a second season. While under contract with the series, the actress says her commitment to the show never deterred her from expanding her family. “If I’ve learned anything in this business is that you never know when you’re going to start shooting anything and you can’t put your life on hold,” she says, adding that since her character was not written to serve a male fantasy that “it would be fine no matter when we decided to shoot because Devon isn’t defined by her body.”

“Unlike actors, actresses have to consider that balance,” Wilde says of the conversation that’s come up more and more as female stars are not letting their show dictate those decisions. “I feel that what I’ve learned from much wiser people who have gone before me is to just not let the business stop you from living your life.”

Source: Entertainment Tonight