Yes and no. The 23-year-old Brit did film a scene as Christian Grey, but he wasn’t auditioning for the coveted role. Instead it was a screen test for Gus Van Sant (Milk & Good Will Hunting). According to The Wrap, Van Sant filmed a scene in a bid to direct the film adaptation of E L James’ best-selling erotic novel.
The scene he selected was a steamy one. It involved Pettyfer’s kinky billionaire character taking Anastasia Steele’s virginity. What I would give to take a sneak peek at that video. You know 100% Pettyfer was most likely butt naked in it. And if you saw Magic Mike, he certainly has a nice ass.
Whether Van Sant snags the directing gig or not, it gives a sense of what kind of director Universal is looking for. Even though they forked over $3 million for the movie rights, no director or stars are attached to the highly-anticipated project. Though numerous names have been dropped.
Pettyfer wouldn’t be my first pick to play the womanizer Christian Grey. I much prefer Stephen Amell (Arrow), who reportedly had a meeting about the role. That said, Alex has that cocky attitude that’s kinda sexy. Since we probably will never see his Gus Van Sant-directed clip, I thought I’d share my favorite scene from Magic Mike. Check it out below.
Both hail from the United Kingdom and both are celebrating birthdays today (April 10). In honor of their special day, I thought I’d pit these two studs against each other in our latest Who’d You Rather battle. They may be a decade apart, but these two are equally sexy and handsome. After checking out the following evidence (shirtless photos), be sure to cast your verdict in the poll. Who do you want to give the birthday bumps to?
Alex Pettyfer made a huge splash in 2011. The 23-year-old actor starred in three films- I Am Number Four (Dianna Agron), Beastly (Vanessa Hudgens) and In Time (Justin Timberlake). Personally, I didn’t get the hype until I saw him practically bottoming for Matthew McConnaughey during a stripping tutorial in Magic Mike. Instantly, I became a fan. He can next be seen later this year in Butler starring Robin Williams and James Marsden. Pettyfer also modeled for Burberry in 2008-2009.
Charlie Hunnam gained a huge gay following after appearing in the UK version of Queer as Folk. Now, the 33-year-old is best known for playing Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy. His film credits include Nicholas Nickleby (Anne Hathaway), Cold Mountain (Jude Law), and Children of Men (Clive Owen). Hunnam will headline this summer’s sci-fi flim, Pacific Rim. Charlie was previously married to actress Katharine Towne but divorced in 2002.
Now that the 85th Annual Academy Awards are in the history books, it’s time for nonsensical and fun ceremonies to take front and center. Cue the MTV Movie Awards. In all actuality, the event is one big launching pad for movie studios to promote their upcoming big budget summer offerings instead of honoring greatness. With that said, any awards show that has a Best Shirtless Performance is alright by me. That pec battle, along with Best Musical Moment are two new categories added this year.
Leading the pack with seven nominations apiece are Django Unchained and Ted. Silver Linings Playbook landed six nominations and Dark Knight Rises earned five. In somewhat of a surprising turn of events, Twilight which usually dominates the awards show, scored only one nod. Twihards have apparently moved on to something else. The sole nomination goes to Taylor Lautner for Best Shirtless Performance. He’s got some stiff competition in the form of Channing Tatum and other sexy studs.
Rebel Wilson who’s hosting this year’s ceremony is up for three awards herself- Best Female Performance, Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment. If you loved her in Pitch Perfect, be sure to cast your vote for her. Voting begins now at MovieAwards.MTV.com through April 13. The show airs live April 14 from the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California. Check out all the nominations below.
The New York Film Critics Circle revealed their winners today. They’re the first of the major critic awards to do so. Historically, they have a so-so record when it comes to correctly predicting Oscar winners. With that said, NYFCC’s annual list is very important because it could highlight an otherwise forgotten film or build momentum for a film’s chances at all the upcoming awards to follow.
Last year, this group correctly chose Meryl Streep (Best Actress), The Artist (Best Picture) and Michel Hazanavicius (Best Director). Will they fare better or worse this year. I’m sure Kathryn Bigelow and Steven Spielberg are hoping they’re bang on. Both director’s films nabbed multiple honors. Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln both scored three wins each.
The most surprising nod for me was for Matthew McConaughey. The 43-year-old actor won Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Bernie and Magic Mike. This is the second time McConaughey has been honored for his work in the stripper flick. Last week, the Independent Spirit Awards gave him Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for Killer Joe and Magic Mike respectively. Will showing off his abs and butt finally earn Matthew an Oscar statue? He’s certainly generating some serious buzz with all these acknowledgements. Check out all the other winners below.
Let the Oscar race officially begin!!!
Hollywood’s first major Academy Awards precursor just unveiled their picks for the best of the year. The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations honor a wide range of films, including one featuring a bunch of hot male strippers- Magic Mike. Winners will be announced Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. One day before the 2013 Academy Awards.
Leading the pack with five nods each are Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom. The former also scored nods for its lead stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Ever since the film wowed at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Oscar buzz has grown louder. Not to be outdone, Moonrise Kingdom also netted an acting nod- Bruce Willis in the supporting category. Both films’ directors also received recognition, David O. Russell and Wes Anderson respectively.
Their competition in the Best Feature field are Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep The Lights On. While I loved Silver Linings Playbook, a part of me is rooting for Bernie and Keep The Lights On. Why? Both films purchased ad buys on our site this year. Have to support our customers, right?
Matthew McConaughey may have ranked the lowest in my hottest Magic Mike strippers post, but he’s the only one from the film to score a nomination. In fact, he scored two at this year’s Spirit Awards. A supporting nod for Magic Mike and lead one for Killer Joe. Other notable nominations include Helen Hunt for Sessions and Sam Rockwell for Seven Psychopaths. Check out all the nominees below. Congratulations to everyone and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Colin Farrell’s attempt to channel Arnold Schwarzenegger was no match for the Caped Crusader. For the third week in a row, “The Dark Knight Rises” topped the box office. The Christopher Nolan blockbuster added another $36 million, giving it a grand total of $354 thus far. Even though the film dropped only 41% compared to the previous film’s 43% during the same time frame, the Batman finale won’t reach its predecessor’s total of $533 in domestic sales. “The Dark Knight Rises”, however, has a good chance of topping “The Dark Knight” in worldwide sales thanks to strong international grosses.
Meanwhile, back to Sony’s reboot of “Total Recall“. The Colin Farrell-fronted film landed in the runner-up spot with only $26 million. Given the original 1990 film opened with $25.5, Sony has to be upset with the remake’s box office performance. Sony claims it spent $125 on the film, while other reports say it ballooned towards the $200 million mark. With its slow start, I don’t think “Total Recall” has a shot of becoming profitable for the studio.
Rounding out the Top 5 were “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”, “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and “The Watch” in descending order. A couple of films in the Top 10 reached milestones this weekend. “Ted” past the $200 million mark and “The Amazing Spider-Man” reached $250 million. Check out how the rest of the Top 10 films fared below.
“Magic Mike” has been causing female and gay male mayhem at movie theatres across America. With it’s sexy cast and promise of catching a glimpse of some naughty bits, women are telling their husbands they are “still at work” in order to catch the flick during a secret girls night. This is a story straight from a horses mouth. But, what if some of the casting had been a little different. Would the movie still have the same appeal?
Yesterday, a little audition video of Jason Biggs auditioning for the movie role of Dallas surfaced on YouTube under the username “BiggsAssistant” with the simple description, “I can’t believe I found this video…” Clearly the video is a spoof audition as we watch Jason fumble through some of Matthew’s iconic and awkward scenes from the film along with a pseudo strip tease at the end that isn’t quite SFW. Check out the funny, yet embarrassing video below.
Although both films did quite well, it seems as though more people were interested in cuddling up with a teddy bear for ‘Ted‘ than with male strippers for ‘Magic Mike‘. Both films opened in theatres this weekend taking the top two spots.
‘Ted’ opened with $54.1 million, making it the best opening for Universal Comedy for an original, non-sequel R-rated comedy – even better than ‘The Hangover‘, which opened $47.5 million). ‘Ted’, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth MacFarlane tells the story of a guy named John Bennett whose teddy bear, Ted, comes to life after a childhood wish. The bear has been by his side ever since, but the friendship is put to the test when his girlfriend wants more from their relationship. Sounds cute/funny but I had no idea it would do so well!
‘Magic Mike’ brought it $39.1 million this weekend and has received good reviews. ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection‘ and ‘People Like Us‘ also opened in theatres this weekend – one of them was a total dud. Find out which one by check out the Top 10 list below.