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Emma Watson is Your Belle in New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Live-Action Movie

Emma Watson will be our guest in Disney’s upcoming live-action feature of Beauty and the Beast.

The 24-year-old actress announced the news on her official Facebook account on Monday:

Peggy Truong | January 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Here’s the Trailer for the WikiLeaks Movie

Another day, another Benedict Cumberbatch trailer. Yesterday it was 12 Years a Slave; today it’s the trailer for The Fifth Estate, starring Cumberbatch as notorious WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The movie is directed by Bill Condon, with a screenplay based in part on the book by former Wikileaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-BergInside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange

Robert Kessler | July 17, 2013 - 10:00 am

‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2′: An Epic, Satisfying Finale to the ‘Twilight’ Series (MOVIE REVIEW)

As the films in the Twilight series have steadily improved in quality since the 2008 original, it’s not only appropriate but completely gratifying that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is by far the best yet.

After the plodding fan service of Breaking Dawn – Part 1, which turned 10 minutes of story into…

Todd Gilchrist | November 14, 2012 - 9:00 pm

‘Breaking Dawn’ Director Bill Condon: ‘Twilight’ Is ‘Story of a Woman Who Sticks to What She Thinks Is Right’ (VIDEO)

After millions of books and movie tickets, the case for Twilight as a phenomenon has long since been made. But according to Bill Condon, the director of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, a very simple and straightforward idea is at the heart of its appeal.

“It’s basically the story of…

Todd Gilchrist | November 13, 2012 - 12:24 am

‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ Director Bill Condon Talks ‘Heart-Moving’ Finale (VIDEO)

Twi-hards, prepare for a whole new take on the Twilight series.

As the famed film franchise comes to an end, Breaking Dawn – Part 2’s director Bill Condon promises one explosive finale to the vampire saga starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

“It feels like a real movie as opposed to…

Celebuzz | November 7, 2012 - 9:30 am

‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ Star Kristen Stewart Gushes About Last ‘Twilight’ Film: ‘It’s Romantic’ (VIDEO)

She’s known as much to Twilight fans for her off-screen relationships with Robert Pattinson and Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders as she is for her portrayal of Bella Swan, the conflicted mortal in the middle of a supernatural love triangle.

Though her lovelife hit a rough patch this summer when…

Celebuzz | November 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

‘Breaking Dawn’ TV Spot Reflects on Bella and Edward’s ‘Twilight’ Romance (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

After four films, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are ready to write the final pages of an epic romance.

But in a new TV spot exclusive to Celebuzz, Edward confesses that his impression of Bella has been repeatedly upended since the first time he met her.

“I’ve got a…

Todd Gilchrist | November 1, 2012 - 7:43 pm

‘Breaking Dawn’: First Official Image!

Here’s one more thing to be thankful for this holiday weekend, Twi-hards.
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon took to The Twilight Saga’s Twitter account on Thursday to unleash the first image from the two-part Twilight finale Breaking Dawn, which is currently filming. And while the image—a hand clutching a fist full of…

Celebuzz | November 26, 2010 - 8:25 am

‘Breaking Dawn’ Birth Scene Will Be as ‘Intense’ as Book

The scene where Bella Swan gives birth to Renesmee is perhaps the most infamous scene in Breaking Dawn. And as production for the big-screen adaptation draws closer, it’s also been one of the most hotly contested: Will it be gory enough? Too gory? In 3D? Will it even be included at all?
Luckily, with…

| September 2, 2010 - 10:53 am

‘Breaking Dawn’ Director Addresses Twihards On Facebook

Bill Condon really knows how to stay in touch with the kids. The Dreamgirls director has been slated to direct Breaking Dawn, the final film of the Twilight Saga, and before winning the hearts and minds of the general public, he decided to reach out to the people who really matter: the Twihards.

| May 3, 2010 - 12:30 pm

It’s Official: Bill Condon to Direct ‘Breaking Dawn’

The long search for a director of the final Twilight movie is finally over. Bill Condon, who’s helmed such pictures as Dreamgirls and Chicago, has officially accepted Summit Entertainment’s offer to direct Breaking Dawn, leaving fellow contenders such as Sophia Coppola, M. Night Shyamalan, Stephen Daldry and R-Pattz fave Gus Van Sant in the dust.

Celebuzz | April 28, 2010 - 4:15 pm

‘Dreamgirls’ Director to Helm Breaking Dawn, Because That Makes Perfect Sense

Is Summit Entertainment taking a radical left turn and turning the final Twilight installment into a musical? Director Bill Condon, who lensed the big-screen sing-alongs Dreamgirls and Chicago, has reportedly been offered the directing gig for Breaking Dawn, the last installment of the vampire movie saga. Condon is said to be in negotiations to accept…

Alex Blagg | April 8, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Summit Says “Why Not,” Reaches for the Stars With ‘Breaking Dawn’ Director Picks

No question, the Twilight Saga movie series has taken a big, bloody bite out of the box office. And for Breaking Dawn, the final installment (or is that installments?) of the series, Summit Entertainment appears to be aiming for critical acclaim as well.
The hunt is currently on for a director to handle helming…

Celebuzz | March 16, 2010 - 9:15 am