It’s one for the history books—more than 75 different stars were photographed for Vanity Fair’s 19th Hollywood Portfolio, shot by Bruce Weber as the famed photographer’s definitive tribute to the town. Enfolding Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, Amy Adams and Jonah Hill, Selena Gomez and Alan Arkin, Weber’s vision called for a variety of talent—of both the two- and four-legged variety. The cover: Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper (impishly smiling in a bear suit and a gorilla costume, respectively) flank America’s sweetheart Emma Stone. Oscar winner Affleck cemented his status as Hollywood’s in-demand director with Argo, which received seven Academy Award nominations, including best picture, while Cooper’s Silver Linings Playbook received eight nominations, including Cooper’s first for best actor. Youngest-ever best-actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis also appears on the cover gatefold along with Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, and Eddie Redmayne.
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In the past five years, Emma Stone has gone from playing the goofy sidekick in movies like Zombieland and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past to the serious heroine in The Help and Gangster Squad (in theaters January 11). Her breakthrough role in the surprise hit Easy A, in which she portrayed a high school girl who amps up her popularity by pretending to be promiscuous, introduced Stone as a leading lady. She not only was very pretty but also had a sly sense of comic timing and a knack for physical humor.
While the deal is not completed, Stone is expected to sign up for the chiller that del Toro will direct.
Plot details are being kept under wraps as del Toro and Lucinda Coxon rewrite the original script penned by del Toro and Matthew Robbins.
Legendary will produce and be a participating financing partner on the movie, with Universal Pictures retaining an option to finance at a later date. The film is set to begin shooting in February 2014.
Haunted house pics have seen a resurgence in recent years after FilmDistrict's "Insidious" and Paramount's "Paranormal Activity" franchise hit big at the box office.
Jessica Chastain is following up her Oscar-nominated role in "Zero Dark Thirty" with Universal's horror pic "Mama," which bows this weekend and is also exec produced by del Toro.
New Line has "The Conjuring," which stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson with James Wan directing. The studio is so high on the project that they have dated it to bow in the thick of the summer box office season on July 19.
Stone was most recently seen in Warner Bros. "Gangster Squad," which opened last weekend and lends her voice to the DreamWorks Animation pic "The Croods." She is also expected to start shooting Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" sometime this year.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.
'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'
Tu 1/8: Emma Stone, Josh Gad, the Whigs
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Th 1/10: Emma Stone, Common