If we hadn’t already seen evidence of Kristen Stewart’s upcoming Vanity Fair spread, we know there’d be an uprising about her absence from the cover of VF’s annual Hollywood Issue. After all, there are two other alumnae from the 2010 issue returning for this year’s cover: Mia Wasikowska and Jennifer Lawrence. They share the mag’s front image with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain, she of The Help and every other critically acclaimed movie of 2011.
Behind the fold are some other rather recognizable faces from the past year, albeit made up in ultra-glam ’30s-era styling for the Mario Testino photo that makes them nearly unrecognizable: Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton and Lily Collins. Three of the actresses are buzzy but not yet getting mainstream recognition: Adepero Oduye, star of the indie fave Pariah; Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones and Brit Marling, who co-wrote and starred in last year’s Another Earth and co-stars opposite Richard Gere in the upcoming hedge-fund drama (!) Arbitrage.
We can all agree that nothing goes better together than Tom Cruise, up-and-coming actresses and aliens, and this time the trifecta is headed from the Cruise mansion to the big screen with Tom Cruise’s Horizon. Formerly titled Oblivion, the film is apparently having a casting call of nearly every B-list actress in the land to play either Tom’s fiance Julia or Victoria, Cruise’s “post-apocalypse right-hand woman, who watches JackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s back as he goes on missions in a war-torn Earth to repair drones that keep humanity alive.” Um, isn’t that what they’ve been training Suri for since birth? It was the role she was literally born to play!
Brit Marling, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Chastain, Noomi Rapace and Olga Kurylenko are just some of the names being tossed around for the two female leads. Wilde has already worked with the film’s director Joseph Kosisnki on Tron: Legacy, so they know she has the outfit at home. Personally, we’re rooting for Girl With The Dragon Tatttoo’s Rapace. Did you see how badass she looked in that movie, with her asymmetrical haircut, i.e. what we’re all going to look like after the alien Armageddon? Plus she’s a great actress, and clearly that can’t hurt.
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