Sam Claflin joins ‘The Hunger Games’ co-star Elizabeth Banks in Charlie’s Angels

Sam Claflin is joining the cast of Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot. He will be teaming up with his The Hunger Games co-star Elizabeth Banks, who is directing and starring in the project. According to Variety: The film will focus on the next generation of Angels working for the mysterious Charlie. The Townsend Agency has grown considerably and gone global, providing security and intelligence services to a … Continue reading Sam Claflin joins ‘The Hunger Games’ co-star Elizabeth Banks in Charlie’s Angels

Hollywood women, including The Hunger Games alum, launch anti-harassment action plan

In the wake of the recently unmasked power imbalance and rampant harassment in Hollywood, three hundred women in the industry including actresses, writers, directors, producers, executives and more have unveiled an action plan against the menace. The Hunger Games alum Jennifer Lawrence, Amandla Stenberg, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore are part of the initiative, named Time’s Up. Announced by New York Times, the initiative includes concrete goals like a legal … Continue reading Hollywood women, including The Hunger Games alum, launch anti-harassment action plan

Watch: Caesar Flickerman introduces Dubai’s ‘The World of The Hunger Games’

MOTIONGATE Dubai has released a first look at The World of The Hunger Games. Caesar Flickerman introduces the park and a chosen attraction. UPDATE: A second intro featuring Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket is also here: Dubai’s park is the first of many theme parks coming up. It opens October 20. Continue reading Watch: Caesar Flickerman introduces Dubai’s ‘The World of The Hunger Games’

First look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers Movie

Effie Trinket just got more reptilian. We heard earlier that Elizabeth Banks had signed on to play the villain in Lionsgate’s reboot of Power Rangers. People.com revealed a first look at the actress in her new avatar this morning. The look is drastically different from the original show. Banks herself notes that it’s a “modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa.” This is the first time … Continue reading First look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers Movie

Elizabeth Banks to play villain in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers

It’s time to go back to the 90s, Tributes. Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie has cast Elizabeth Banks as the main villain. Elizabeth will play the role of Rita Repulsa, and by the looks of it, she’s super excited about it: After 10,000 years, I'm free! It's time to conquer Earth!!⚡️ Time to play #RitaRepulsa #PowerRangersMovie pic.twitter.com/ouzd2BtkUI — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 2, 2016 The movie is scheduled … Continue reading Elizabeth Banks to play villain in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers

Amandla Stenberg and Elizabeth Banks nominated for Shorty Awards

The Hunger Games co-stars Amandla Stenberg and Elizabeth Banks are nominated for the 8th Annual Shorty Award, the social-media driven awards for online influencers. Amandla and Elizabeth are in competition against actresses like Zendaya, Taraji P. Henson, Priyanka Chopra, Maisie Williams and more. Vote for Amandla here. Vote for Elizabeth here. Fans can vote on the Shorty Awards website, and also via social media. Starting this year, the restriction … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg and Elizabeth Banks nominated for Shorty Awards

Elizabeth Banks to receive 2016 Virtuosos Award at SBIFF

Actress Elizabeth Banks is among the select group of actors who are recipients of this year’s Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The actors are recognized for their distinguished overall career, as well as performances in the last year. “These performers have used their craft and respective roles to transport us through the varied lives of their characters,” stated Durling, “We have followed them … Continue reading Elizabeth Banks to receive 2016 Virtuosos Award at SBIFF

Top 15 moments from ‘Mockingjay: Part 2’

As New Year’s Eve dawns (and Happy New Year to everyone in New Zealand/Australia!), we look back at Mockingjay: Part 2 and pick up our 15 best scenes from the movie. It was incredibly hard to narrow down the list, but here’s, in our opinion, the essence of the final The Hunger Games movie. 15. Katniss and Peeta watching the rain, after 14. Leeg 1 and 2, the unsung heroes caught in … Continue reading Top 15 moments from ‘Mockingjay: Part 2’

‘The Hunger Games’ women make 2015 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list

Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks have both had a great year. Both of the Mockingjay: Part 2 actresses, along with The Hunger Games Producer Nina Jacobson find their places on The Hollywood Reporter‘s 2015 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. Elizabeth Banks Banks topped off her banner year by hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time Nov. 14, opening the show by “directing” her own monologue in which she … Continue reading ‘The Hunger Games’ women make 2015 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list

Photos: Jennifer Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks included in EW’s Entertainers of the Year list

Entertainment Weekly named Jennifer Lawrence the Entertainer of the Year, earlier in its latest December issue. Jennifer Lawrence is that celebrity rarity — as effervescent, irreverent, and charming as she appears through the lens of talk shows, red carpets, and acceptance speeches. At 25 it feels as though Lawrence has already lived a few Hollywood lives. Beginning with her remarkable, Oscar-nominated breakout in 2010’s gritty Winter’s Bone, … Continue reading Photos: Jennifer Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks included in EW’s Entertainers of the Year list