I just wanted to take a moment to wish Bryce a very very happy belated birthday! (She turned 33 on Sunday but I was away and had no computer access there.) I hope you had a fantastic day with your beautiful family and I can’t wait for you return to the big screen! Your career just continues to amaze me and I will keep supporting you with this website for the years to come! – Mel
Bryce attended the Huntington’s Disease Society Of America 2014 Freeze HD Benefit on Saturday where she shared hosting duties with her friend Jason Ritter. You can see some pictures here – she looked beautiful as always in her black dress!
In case you don’t know, “Huntington’s disease is a hereditary disorder in which nerve cells in certain parts of the brain degenerate. An estimated 30,000 Americans live with Huntington’s disease, which affects their ability to walk, think and regulate their mood” (Source).
Bryce’s close friend and filmmaker Marianna Palka’s life has also been affected by it, which led her to filming a short documentary called The Lion’s Mouth Opens in which she confronts her risk of actually having the disease (Bryce also stars in it). It has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year – click here for more information!
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard has never starred in a Nicholas Sparks romance movie, but she gets the gist of it in this Funny Or Die parody of the author’s book-turned-films.
Howard’s character meets her man on the beach, of course, and it’s love at first sight …for her. He runs up to hug her after confusing her for his cousin, and that’s when the obsession begins.
Like The Notebook, The Hug opens with Howard as an old woman. “Did I ever tell you the story of how I met the love of my life?” she asks. “Yes, you do. You tell me almost every day,” her nurse answers. (Source)
On January 26, Bryce attended the opening night of Alex Prager’s new exhibition Face In The Crowd. In case you don’t know, he is an American photographer and filmmaker and directed Bryce in his beautiful short film Despair back in 2010 which you can watch online here.
Anyway, needless to say that Bryce looked stunning at the event! I really love her outfit, and it’s nice to see that the two of them have kept in touch. Click here to see some pictures!
Awesome news everyone – Bryce is starring in a new movie!
Memento Films International (MFI) has acquired international rights to Jason Lew’s directorial debut The Free World.
Actor and writer Lew previously wrote the screenplay for Gus Van Sant’s Restless, about the relationship between a terminally ill girl and a boy obsessed with death, which opened Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2011.
Irish actor Cillian Murphy, soon to be seen in Transcendence and Ron Howard’s Heart of the Sea, is set to co-star opposite Bryce Dallas Howard in the thriller. Howard’s upcoming credits include Jurassic World.
Murphy will play Mohamed “Mo” Lundy, a man trying to re-adjust to civilian life after a brutal 20-year stretch for crimes he did not commit.
His world collides with Doris Lamb (Howard), a mysterious woman with a violent past. Mo will do anything for this woman include risking his newfound freedom.
The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in the autumn. (Source)
There have been some rumours recently that Marvel is taking a look at Bryce Dallas Howard or Rashida Jones to play opposite Paul Rudd in Edgar Wright’s film adaptation of Ant-Man.
There is no explanation of what role the ladies might play, as the traditional romance for Ant-Man, albeit Hank’s Pym’s Ant-Man, was Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp.(Source)
Cinemablend has a little more information about the potential role:
Janet van Dyne was first introduced in the comics in 1963 and is best known as her superhero alter ego Wasp. She has the ability to shrink herself down to the size of an insect, but she can also fly and fire bio-electric energy blasts from her hands. The character has classically been romantically linked with Dr. Hank Pym, who will be played by Michael Douglas in the movie. If Jones and Howard are in fact being considered to play van Dyne, it’s possible that given the age difference the film will have her in a relationship with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang instead. Either that or the actresses are going out for a completely different role all together.
Ant-Man is expected to open July 31, 2015. Just keep in mind that nothing has been confirmed so far (I will keep you updated)!
Bryce, Seth and Ron attended the 2014 InStyle And Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party yesterday and I uploaded a couple of pictures from the event here (or see the thumbnails below).
On another note, Jurassic World plans to start shooting in Louisiana on June 2 (Source). I’ll keep you updated!
There are a couple of new information about Bryce’s latest project, Jurassic World (including the release date!):
The sequel, titled Jurassic World, “is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park,” revealed Trevorrow. Note the use of the word “terror” – which implies that there will be more emphasis on the horror part, although the adventure aspect certainly won’t be missing.
The director also revealed that a new dinosaur will be included in the upcoming flick, promising that he’s “not going to tell you anything about it, but… it’s pretty badass,” Metro reported.
Jack Horner, the paleontologist who served as technical advisor for the first Jurassic Park, seconded the motion. “I can’t actually tell you who that will be, But you’ll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie,” Horner commented, according to American Livewire.
So far, Nick Robinson, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ty Simpkins have been cast for the fourth installment. Rumors abound that Chris Pratt of Parks and Recreation may be given the lead role, noted Metro. It is still not confirmed whether the stars of the original Jurassic Park, such as Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, will appear in the sequel.
Jurassic World will be shown in American theaters on July 12, 2015, which is exactly 22 years after the release of the first dinosaur-themed film of the franchise. (Source)
Courier-Journal features a new interview with Ron and Bryce, in which she, amongst other things, confirms that she is indeed joining Jurassic Park next year:
[...] And he’s partnered with his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard to launch Canon’s Project Imaginat10n short-film project, inspired by photos submitted online. Howard is a mentor, and his daughter went through the program herself.
“I’m someone who is perpetually in school,” Bryce says. “I’m now enrolled at UCLA in adult continuing classes. I love school. Dad always says if he wasn’t a director, he’d be a basketball coach or a history teacher. He has a natural gift for teaching. He says exactly the right thing at exactly the right moment.”
Bryce Howard lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Seth Gabel, and kids Theo, 6, and Beatrice, almost 2. She’s very close to her folks. “I’m so lucky to have him as my dad,” she says. “I love being a student, and he has this incredible gift.”
But, her father retorts, “she doesn’t take my advice all that often.”
The two have a sweet rapport together. Bryce Howard says she was never allowed to act out as a kid, and it’s something she sticks to as an adult. Being the daughter of a very famous and very successful director, she says, has been a blessing.
“I feel so lucky. It’s only been an amazing thing for me. For a lot of individuals, it’s a mixed bag because they can be from a very public family and there’s been public trials and tribulations. There’s been none of that from my family,” she says. “I don’t want to screw that up. I’ve never had a sip of alcohol in my life. I don’t want to do or say anything that’s wrong. My parents never put pressure on us, and yet they were very good parents and set boundaries and stuck their guns and never took the easy route.” [...]
And his daughter is also going back in a very big way. “They’re relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise, so I’ll be chasing dinosaurs. That’s going to happen next year,” she says.
Would they ever work together?
“It would be fun, but I’m cautious. When we do it, I want to find something that will stand up against what I suspect will be an extra measure of scrutiny,” says Ron Howard. “Maybe she’ll cast me in a movie.” (Source)
As well as playing host during the festival, Bryce Dallas Howard looked quite the proud daughter when she attended the launch of Canon’s Project Imaginat10n on Thursday.
The event, founded by her famous father, Ron, saw the actress wow in a floor-length dress as she joined him on the red carpet in New York.
Both the two-time Oscar winner and his Golden Globe-nominated daughter opted for basic black for the event. (…)
Bryce and the 59-year-old, who co-founded the festival with Canon, debuted 10 short films during the evening, which will also be screened to the public. (Source)
She looked beautiful! You can find some pictures (including HQs) from the event here in our gallery!