In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers says “The Lucky One” is coming to high-definition on August 28.
Based on Sparks’ bestseller “The Lucky One,” Zac Efron stars alongside Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks.
U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD/UV Digital Copy combo pack with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include:
• Zac Efron becomes a marine,
• Watch the sparks fly – the romantic world of “The Lucky One,”
• Zac and Taylor’s amazing chemistry.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray combo pack is $35.99 and a movie-only edition will also be available for $29.98. [Source]
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were among the most-ogled guests at the Saturday wedding of pals Kevin Turen (a Hollywood producer) and Evelina Oboza in Englewood, NJ – a bash also attended by such Hollywood A-listers as Andrew Garfield, Zac Efron and Drew Barrymore’s new husband Will Kopelman, plus New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg.
“Rob and Kristen were all over each other,” a wedding guest tells Us Weekly, adding that Kopelman, Efron, musician Matt White and Harry Morton were the groomsmen at the wild bash.
Fellow Brits Pattinson, 26 and Garfield, 28, found a unique way to bond with Efron, 24: “There was a little area where you could go and play music,” the guest explains. “Rob sang, Andrew played the bongos, Zac played the guitar. It was a whole spectacle!”
Earlier in the night, the A-list hunks helped groom Turen during the traditional Jewish hora dance, lifting him on his chair as the crowd cheered. For his part, Efron “was rapping towards the end of the wedding. It was hysterical!” the guest raves.
Revelers partied until the wee hours – 7 a.m. – and, the next day, 22-year-old Stewart joined her beau plus Garfield (whose girlfriend Emma Stone had a work commitment) and Efron at the pool on the grounds of the home. [Source]
Millennium Entertainment’s distribution arm will release “The Paperboy” in U.S. theaters on October 5.
The film – which got a 16-minute standing ovation after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last month – stars Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray and John Cusack.
Millennium produced “The Paperboy” and had shopped the movie to other domestic buyers but ultimately decided to retain distribution duties.
An erotic thriller set in 1969, “The Paperboy” tells the story of a young man who returns to his small Florida hometown to help his reporter brother uncover the truth about a man on death row, who might have been wrongly convicted. In the process, he falls for the convict’s lover. Conflict, danger, deceit, seduction and betrayal ensue.
“I feel so blessed that Millennium will be releasing ‘The Paperboy’ in the U.S,” said Daniels. “They have been with me since the very beginning of this journey, and I know they will make sure this movie gets the best possible exposure. My amazing cast and crew worked so hard to make this project, and I am honored that Millennium will be bringing my movie to American audiences.”
“The Paperboy” is produced by Daniels, Avi Lerner, Ed Cathell III, Cassian Elwes and Hilary Shor. Executive producers are Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Boaz Davidson, Mark Gill and Jan DeBont. Daniel and Pete Dexter wrote the adapted script based on Dexter’s novel.
“Lee’s unique filmmaking voice combined with this high-profile cast makes for a must-see movie,” Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee said. [Source]