Jackson Rathbone really wants a playmate for 16-month-old son Monroe. So, it sounds like the pressure is on his new bride Sheila Hafsadi — or perhaps it’s on his Twilight costar Nikki Reed!
“Nikki will be an amazing mom,” Rathbone, 28, told PEOPLE Monday at the opening of Planet Hollywood’s Twilight Forever Fan Experience exhibit in New York.
“We’re trying to infect her with baby fever so we can have an amazing kid for Monroe to play with. We want him to have a little buddy.”
Hafsadi could provide that too, of course — and in fact, Rathbone wouldn’t mind adding two little buddies.
“I grew up with all girls, so if I had a little daughter that would be amazing,” he says. “But either way, I don’t mind. We kind of hope that we’ll have twins, a little boy and girl. That way we have them both done and that’s it!”
Reed, meanwhile, was a bridesmaid in the Rathbone wedding and is godmother to Monroe — and says she can’t decide whether that makes her more or less likely to have kids of her own soon with her husband of two years, Paul McDonald.
Robert Pattinson will join Benedict Cumberbatch in James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” an individual familiar with the long-gestating project has told TheWrap.
Brad Pitt was initially attached to star in the adaptation of David Grann’s acclaimed book, though he’s now strictly producing the film through his Plan B banner along with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas.
“Lost City of Z” follows Percy Fawcett, a British colonial who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition.
Pattinson’s role remains unclear at this time.
Panorama Media will finance “Lost City of Z” and handle foreign sales.
The film continues Pattinson’s streak of working with talented filmmakers. He recently wrapped David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and next stars opposite Guy Pearce in David Michod’s thriller “The Rover.” Pattinson is also attached to star in Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert” and Anton Corbijn’s “Life.” He’s represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
If you’re wondering what Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s baby would look like, you probably will never know (because they broke up, though sources say they are now “cordial”).
But if it looked anything like the Renesmee doll (nicknamed “Chuckesmee”) that was eventually cut from Breaking Dawn (the filmmakers opted to use CGI), it’s probably for the best. Because this doll is horrifying.
In a new behind-the-scene featurette from Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga (a 12-disc DVD collectors set out today) producer Wyck Godfrey calls Chuckesmee “one of the most grotesque animatronic babies ever to not be seen on film.”
“I understand the theory behind it, to have this creature that does all the hand movements and stuff,” Nikki Reed recalls. “I’m holding a 60-pound mechanical doll and me and the doll have to move our bodies at the same time. It’s really difficult for me.”
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are teaming up for American Ultra, an action comedy from Nima Nourizadeh, the director of the surprise hit comedy Project X.
Max Landis, who wrote the hit sci-fi found-footage movie Chronicle, penned the script for Ultra, which is being produced by Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and by David Alpert and Britton Rizzio for Circle of Confusion.
Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.
“Simply put, American Ultra will be the most fun you can possibly have in a movie theater without the use of drugs, fireworks or canola oil,” said Bregman, the prolific indie producer whose most recent credit is Enough Said, the James Gandolfini/Julia Louis-Dreyfus dramedy
FilmNation Entertainment will handle international sales for all territories, including Canada. CAA will represent domestic rights on the film.
Prepare yourselves, Twihards. Your DVD collection is about to experience a Cullen invasion (the best kind of invasion!).
Tuesday marks the release of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga on DVD and Blu-ray. Other than a high-definition look at Edward’s sparkling skin, this DVD set also comes with some special behind-the-scenes clips. For instance, did you know that Kristen Stewart got her rear end ‘molded’ in order to create a device that would help Taylor Lautner carry her around for long periods of time (think Jacob and Bella’s walk through the woods in Eclipse)? Well, thanks to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look, we have proof.
Turns out, Lautner carrying Stewart while reciting three pages worth of dialogue wasn’t as easy as it looked, especially after the third or fourth take. “I literally went and got my rear end molded to make this day easier on Taylor,” Stewart says. Check out the video below:
For New York fans, Twilight‘s fifth anniversary and DVD release is being celebrated at The Twilight Forever Fan Experience Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Planet Hollywood in Times Square, where stars Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone will be in attendance.
Carlisle, Esme and Rosalie grabbed lunch together, but they (probably) didn’t eat any grizzly bears or mountain lions!
OK, OK, it was actually Twilight’s Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser and Nikki Reed—in their human forms—who met up for a meal Friday, Nov. 1.
Nikki, who plays Dr. and Mrs. Cullen’s adopted daughter, Instagrammed a picture of the precious get-together. “I love my fam,” she wrote. “Thanks for the soup, cookies, and company @hotpantsusa [Elizabeth's excellent Instagram handle] and @peterfacinelli.”
Clearly, these three vamps have kept in touch since the release of the final Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, last November. At the time, though, Nikki admitted it was bittersweet for all the stars to be going their separate ways.
“It feels really sad, and there are not many moments in your life when you can consciously close a chapter,” the 25-year-old actress told Movieline. “You reach a milestone like you’re graduating college, and you’re like, oh—I’m aware that this is going to completely change my life when this is done.”
“You normally look back on things in hindsight, but with this we’ve known that it’s been coming to an end since the beginning,” she went on. “It’s really sad for me. I feel really sad. Everyone else is like, “No, It’s fun and exciting!’ and it’s all those things, too. But it’s hard to know what an experience this has been, and be conscious of that, and still know that it’s done.”
Done? In movie form, yes, but those Twilight bonds are eternal!
EXCLUSIVE: Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart has joined the ensemble cast of writer-director Tim Blake Nelson‘s Anesthesia in a small role. She’ll be shooting for a few days on the indie, about a group of New Yorkers whose lives are touched by the same philosophy professor. Pic is currently filming in NYC. Nelson’s last directorial effort was 2009?s Leaves Of Grass, which he also starred in and scripted. Stewart is repped by The Gersh Agency.
The 28 years-old Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz, who is currently in Bulgaria for filming the multimillion dollar action saga titled “Hercules”, has released an exclusive video in support of a local NGO that is taking care of Bulgaria’s many stray dogs.
“After seeing the many stray dogs in Bulgaria, myself & the cast of “Hercules” couldn’t stand by and not do something to help “Animal Rescue Sofia”, the star says in a post on his official Facebook page.
The majority of the dogs in the Bogrov shelter ”have not fallen from the sky” but are abandoned household pets, the actor notes in the video.
The star and his crew decided to volunteer for the organization and to help the NGO in raising EUR 210,000 by the end of 2013 in order to help it in acquiring a new facility, after losing their current building.
Boston mobster Whitey Bulger might become a central figure in a Fox limited series.
The network is developing a project based on the book Street Soldier: My Life As An Enforcer, by former boxer Eddie MacKenzie, who was a member of Bulger’s gang. Twilight actor Peter Facinelli is attached to star. The logline: “The story follows Eddie Mackenzie’s life as an enforcer for the notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger and details how he was able to extricate himself from Whitey’s gang without getting himself killed.” Deadline first reported the news.
Bulger ran Boston organized crime in the 1970s and ’80s. He was found guilty in August of 31 criminal counts including 11 murders. He inspired Jack Nicholson’s character in 2006?s The Departed, and there is a Warner Bros. feature film in the works about his crime empire produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.