Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart are joining the previously announced Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.
There are no nominations per se, just “honorees” chosen in various categories. Last year, awards were given out in 25 categories, and the top film winner was chosen by an online poll conducted in partnership with Yahoo.
The Hollywood Film Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, begins at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet. The broadcast will be followed by a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights.
On a box office note, Variety is reporting that Gone Girl is now David Fincher’s highest-grossing film in the U.S.
The film earned $1.8 million on Friday at the box office, being headed for an $8 million weekend, which would raise its total haul to between $135 million and $136 million.
“Gone Girl,” which is based on Gillian Flynn’s hit novel, is the famed director’s third top film worldwide. It’s earned $256.7 million, coming in behind “Benjamin Button’s” $333.9 million and “Seven’s” $327.3 million.
“Gone Girl” also had the best opening of Fincher’s career ($37.5 million), topping “Panic Room,” which launched to $30 million in 2002.
With an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (based on ?245 votes), the drama is also one of the director’s most critically acclaimed movies. It’s in third place after “The Social Network” (96%) and “Zodiac” (89%).
In yet another milestone, the adaptation is one of Ben Affleck’s top-grossing starring roles. “Gone Girl” looks to pull ahead of his best picture Oscar winner, “Argo,” which reeled in $136 million Stateside in 2012.
Jen Garner did an interview to Empire magazine, in which she shared us a little bit about his voice as Batman:
“We were not privy to the Batman voice at home, but I’ve been on set enough to hear bits of it. It’s spot on. Growly and decisive and sexy, if I do say so myself! Exactly what you would hope it to be!”
Jen also previously talked about Ben and his efforts to look the part.
“He was in crazy shape for ‘The Town’. I’ve seen him kind of in every different variation, so I’ll take him however I can get him! But as long as this is the guy I’m married to, I’m kind of like, ‘Wow! That’s crazy!’ He looks insane. He’s worked really hard.”
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Ben Affleck, Amy Adams and Zack Snyder have teamed up to save bats. Like, actual bats. Around the world bats are dying and are in serious need of advocates. Check the video:
Variety is reporting that Ben is in talks to star in action thriller The Acountant, based on an original script by Bill Dubuque. The story centers on a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.
The project had been in development limbo for years, most recently at Sony, with Will Smith once attached to the project, but was eventually put into turnaround after the studio could not assemble the right package. WB originally had rights to “The Accountant” with Mel Gibson attached to direct. Insiders tell Variety Affleck recently caught wind of the project and thought it would be a nice change of pace before directing “Live By Night,” which will not begin filming until July.
Mark Williams and Lynette Howell are producing the film. Drew Crevello and Jon Gonda will oversee for Warner Bros. The role gives the multi-hyphenate another gritty role to sink his teeth into following his rave reviews in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” which opens Friday.
Affleck will head back to Detroit to resume filming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” once he finishes campaigning for “Gone Girl.”