Will Smith Arrives in Tokyo!

Will Smith and his teenage son Jaden brought some Southern California cool to Japan on Monday as they continue to promote their new sci-fi film.   Will, 44, set the tone in a casual and comfortable ensemble of dark blue jeans, grey T-shirt and royal blue double-breasted jacket.   He capped the stylish yet cozy look with grey high-tops.


Jaden, 14, looked like he was ready to hit a skatepark.   The Find You Somewhere rapper wore a black-and-white T-shirt over a black hoodie that he had pulled up over a dark baseball cap.


Jaden, who was born in Malibu and knows how to surf, even brought along a skateboard.   Father and son have been traveling the world to promote director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, After Earth.   The movie is a survival story about a son who must rescue his father after they crash land on a futuristic Earth.


Jaden portrays Kitai Raige and Will portrays his on-screen father, Cypher Raige. They also had father-son roles in the 2006 feel-good homeless drama, The Pursuit of Happyness.   After Earth sees the pair strengthen their father-son bond as Kitai fights wild animals and an alien creature to get the help his father needs.   The movie is due out May 31 in the U.S. and June 21 in Japan.


Is he The Mr Grey?

It’s the film role that all of Hollywood is talking about, with everyone from Ryan Gosling to Zac Efron rumoured to be in the running.   But it seems that British actor Alex Pettyfer could currently be the frontrunner to play the sought after part of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L James’s best-selling erotic novel.   The 23-year-old has filmed a sex scene as the character for a Fifty Shades Of Grey test film directed by acclaimed director Gus Van Sant, in a bid to impress producers.


And American director Van Sant, who was behind Good Will Hunting and Milk, has chosen the rising Brit star to step into the coveted shoes of Mr Grey for his test.   According to The Wrap, Alex and an undisclosed actress shot a scene in which the story’s lead female character Anastasia Steele loses her virginity to the enigmatic protagonist.

Using the Magic Mike actor for the test doesn’t mean that Van Sant would necessarily use him should he secure the film, but the rising star would see his profile skyrocket should he bag the role.


The phenomenal popularity of the trilogy of books, which have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide, means that the film adaptations are certain to be a hit at the box office.   While the majority of US production companies put in bids to win the right to the novels last year, Universal Pictures and Focus Features eventually won, reportedly spending upwards of $3 million.

While Kelly Marcel is writing the screenplay, British author James reportedly hand-picked producers for the film, deciding on Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, who worked together on #The Social Network.

A number of high profile actors and actresses are supposedly being discusses for the lead roles, although studio bosses have remained tight-lipped over any speculation.   With the biggest audience to please being the fans of the books, names in the mix include Michael Fassbender, Emma Stone, Henry Cavill and Elizabeth Olsen.   Alex might not be as well known as some of the other contenders, but he recently impressed Universal bosses so much that they cast him as the lead in forthcoming romantic film Endless Love.   Emma Watson, who was rumoured to play Anastasia, denied the claims via her Twitter account last month.


Henry Cavill shows off buff Body!

Given that he’s playing Superman he covers up in his suit for most of the film but fans have been treated to a glimpse of Henry Cavill showing off his buff body, in the new trailer for Man Of Steel.


In the clip the 29-year-old actor is seen running and showing off his impressive muscles as he sprints across the screen.

Henry looks decidedly manly and rugged in the clip, displaying a grisly beard and he has hair across his chest and finely honed abdominals.


In one shot Henry, who plays Clark Kent, saves children from a bus and a voice notes: ‘My son was in the bus he saw what Clark.’   As the trailer plays out showing young Clark growing up it documents his struggle with coming to terms with who he is.

When the world is attacked Kent uses his powers to help protect the planet but his actions see him questioned by journalist Lois Lane, played by Amy Adams.

She asks what the S on his suit means and Henry replied: ‘In my world it’s not an S, in my world it means Hope.

The new trailer comes after a video for Man of Steel, showing General Zod issuing Earth with a warning, surfaced.

In the short clip the Kryptonian general says: ‘My name is general Zod for some time your world has sheltered one of my citizens. I request that you return this individual to my custody.’


Addressing Superman in his native name he sayd: ‘Surrender within 24 hours or watch this world face the consequences.’

Zack Snyder, who directed Watchmen and 300 worked on the film which was penned by The Dark Knight Rises writer David Goyer.

Man of Steel also stars Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, and Michael Shannon and will hit theatres on June 14.


Zac Efron’s Big Break!

Zac Efron injured his wrist while filming his latest movie.

The 25-year-old actor was spotted on location on Thursday with his right hand heavily bandaged after falling and hurting his wrist on the Los Angeles set of Townies.   A doctor was called to the set and apparently declared the actor unfit to film – before sending Efron home.


Zac was dressed casually in jeans and a printed T-shirt, with the large white cast covering his lower right arm.   Efron is starring in the college-based comedy alongside the likes of Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Dave Franco.   The Hollywood hunk – who hasn’t had a serious girlfriend since his High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens– recently revealed he is currently single because he finds the dating process awkward and ‘forced’.

He explained: ‘Dating is kind of hard. Like dinner or something like that. Like a forced awkward situation is very strange.   ‘Especially for me, for some reason. I like to go and do something adventurous. I like to go out and do some sort of crazy activity.’   Zac also said he is very cautious when meeting someone new as he worries the girl might just be interested in his fame.


He explained: ‘You always have to be careful, I guess, about that kind of thing. Every day is a new experience and I take it as it comes.

‘Some people I worry about, some I really don’t have to.’