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Here’s a video with Lily at the WonderCon Priest panel, where she’s talking about her upcoming projects Snow White and The Mortal Instruments. I have also added a video with Lily at the panel discussing her Priest role.
I have added clips of Lily Collins in the Priest panel at WonderCon 2011. Check it out.
Lily Collins is stepping into two huge roles. It was just announced that she’s playing Snow White in the untitled film where Julia Roberts plays the Evil Queen. And she’s also starring in the movie of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments.
We got a chance to talk to Lily Collins about taking on the challenging Snow White role, and she told a Wondercon crowd about her excitement at taking on Clare’s epic saga.
So who is Lily Collins? She was in The Blind Side, and she also plays the young girl who gets kidnapped by vampires in Priest. And she’s the daughter of former Genesis frontman Phil Collins — talking to reporters at Wondercon, she said that he’s a proud father and she’s a proud daughter.
Collins’ movie is one of three Snow White films in the pipeline, but apart from the casting of Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, her film has another huge advantage — it’s directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals). Collins told us:
I’ve met Tarsem but I’m excited to meet the cast. I’m excited to start training and just getting into the costumes and everything. I was just cast yesterday. It’s all new and fresh for me.
And meanwhile, she’ll be reunited with her Priest director, Scott Stewart, for Clare’s Mortal Instruments, in which supernatural forces battle in present-day New York. Collins told the Priest panel at Wondercon:
Mortal Instruments is a huge deal for me. I’m a fan myself. So I am so excited for the fourth book to come out, and to be able to portray a heroine that I have loved reading and imagined in my head to be that girl and to work with Scott [Stewart] again.
She said that Screen Gems, which is making Mortal, is very willing to be accomodating schedule-wise, so she can make the as-yet-untitled Snow White film as well.
On Friday, April 1, Relativity Media announced that Lily Collins, co-star of the upcoming movie “Priest,” was cast as the title character in Tarsem’s adaptation of “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White.” Speakeasy sat down for an exclusive interview with Collins, where she revealed how she was cast as Snow White, and how the film will revamp the fairy tale to give it a more modern twist.
Speakeasy: What was the casting process for “Snow White,” and how much time have you spent with the director, Tarsem?
The audition process was less than 24 hours for me. I was cast yesterday, but the day before, I read at like three o’clock in the afternoon, and then met Tarsem that night and yesterday was cast. So it’s been the quickest, most incredible casting process ever. So I know he’s here, and I’m excited to get into the details of it knowing that I am the character. I’m so excited!
When you go in to an audition, do you have the character completely defined, or do you give them ideas and then fully develop her on set?
I always go into an audition fully prepared to give my perspective on it first, and then I love to play around; I’m one of the rare people that loves the audition process, because I love working with people that are going to create the film. So if I go in and do something and they respond to it or they don’t, I want to play around with the feedback they have, and then change it up quickly, or whatever it is. And then I know that on the day or if you get cast, it’s going to be a creative process all over again. So it’s just a meeting of the minds.
As said before Lily did attend the 2011 WonderCon along with some of her cast mates from Priest. She looked so amazing at the event and I have added 15 HQ and MQ photos to the gallery. I wanna thank my dear friend Roberta for the HQ ones. Go to the gallery right now and enjoy these great photos.
Tonight I was able to see some footage from Scott Stewart’s Priest as Screen Gems premiered a few scenes to a number of WonderCon attendees. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film stars Paul Bettany as a renegade warrior priest who goes on the hunt for his niece who’s been kidnapped by vampires. The 3D film also stars Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, and Lily Collins. Hit the jump for my reaction to the footage.
We were shown one full sequence from Priest, as well as with a sizzle reel. The sequence that we saw was dubbed the “night shade” sequence and opens with Bettany and Gigandet going down this large manhole at dusk. Once underground, they encounter what look like albino monks who are presumably servants to the vampires nested below, waiting for the sun to go down. We get a bit of action, as Bettany and Gigandet battle a few of these servants, but the sun starts to set and we get the feeling that shit’s about to go down.
Well, we were right. Night hits, and out crawl the vampires. However, if you’ve seen the trailer, you know the vampires don’t really look much like any other vampires we’ve been presented with. They have no eyes (kind of like The Pale Man in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth), and their mouth is narrow, making way for hook-like fangs. Their body shape is relatively human, but they have large claws on for hands.
After a long search, Relativity Media has found its Snow White, as Lily Collins is in talks to star in Tarsem Singh’s untitled 3D pic based on the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale.
Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller wrote the pic, which Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh will produce along with Bernie Goldman and Brett Ratner.
Julia Roberts is set to play the Queen and Armie Hammer was recently cast as Prince Andrew Alcott.
Pic finds Snow White banding together with seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim her kingdom.
“Snow White” is scheduled to begin production this May, and Relativity will release the film on June 29, 2012.
Collins broke out playing Sandra Bullock’s daughter in “The Blind Side.” She next stars in Screen Gems’ “Priest” and Lionsgate’s Taylor Lautner thriller “Abduction.” Collins is also set to star in Screen Gems’ “Mortal Instruments,” which she will shoot immediately following “Snow White.”
Collins is repped by CAA.
Yay, I am happy to inform that Lily have been confirmed to attended at the 2011 WonderCon panel for her upcoming movie Priest along with her cast members Paul Bettany and director Scott Stewart. They will be there on Saturday, April 2nd. Here’s the info from WC’s webpage.
3:00-4:00 Screen Gems: Priest — A post-apocalyptic action thriller, set in an alternate world, one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. Confirmed to appear are stars Paul Bettany and Lily Collins, and director Scott Stewart. Esplanade Ballroom
Source: Wonder Con
Vanessa Hudgens is kissing her goody-two shoes image goodbye to play the ultimate bad girl. HollywoodLife.com has learned exclusively the 22-year-old Sucker Punch actress has committed to a role that will be unlike anything she’s played before!
Insiders tell us Vanessa has committed to the independent film, A Virgin Mary – a coming of age story about a teenage girl named Mary (played by Lily Collins) who makes a vow to have sex with her best guy friend (Carter Jenkins) if they’re still virgins by the time they are 18 years old. Vanessa will play Mary’s “slutty best friend” and Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids) is the fourth lead.
Written and directed by Beth Schacter, A Virgin Mary is slated to begin filming sometime this summer.
Lily Collins (The Blind Side) has been offered the role of Stormy Llewellyn in writer/director Stephen Sommers’ Odd Thomas and would star opposite Anton Yelchin in the thriller, reports Variety.
First appearing in 2003′s “Odd Thomas,” Dean Koontz has returned to the character, a clairvoyant with the power to see (but not hear) the dead, for three subsequent books, “Forever Odd,” “Brother Odd” and “Odd Hours,” as well as for two graphic novels.
Filming is set to begin May 2 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan are producing through their Fusion Films, while Sommers will also produce for the Sommers Co.