'Bling Ring' & More Set for 3rd Annual MTV SNEAK PEEK WEEK, Beg. 4/8
Kicking off a week-long celebration of the Summer Blockbuster Movie season, MTV today announced a full week line-up of exclusive clips and interviews with the biggest names in Hollywood from some of the Summer's most anticipated films during its third annual "MTV Sneak Peek Week." Beginning Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12, 2013, the network will head to "5 Towers" on Universal CityWalk for a week-long screening of this summer's hottest films for a selection of special college-age fans, including the highly anticipated "This Is The End" on Monday, April 8, "Pain and Gain" on Tuesday, April 9, "The To Do List" on Wednesday, April 10, "The Heat" on Thursday, April 11 and "The Bling Ring" rounding out the week on Friday, April 12.
Viewers at home won't miss out on the action though as cast members from each film will be on-site to sit down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for a live Q&A and introduce an exclusive clip on-air at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Immediately following the on-air portion, fans will be treated to an extended interview with the films' talent and on MTV.com.
Each night of "MTV Sneak Peek Week" will build anticipation toward who will take home the Golden Popcorn Award during the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" broadcasting live from the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT staring Rebel Wilson as host.
Movies are more innovative than ever and as part of "MTV Sneak Peek Week," the network has partnered with Chevrolet for the "Film Your Way to the 2013 MTV Movie Awards" contest, in search of the next generation of innovative and creative filmmakers. As a part of the promotion, MTV and Chevrolet searched for a captivating story or concept that captures how ingenuity can do the impossible. The winning submission is from Joaquin Palma, a resident Bronx native. He's currently a freshman at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College and majoring in Film and Television production. Over the next few weeks he is working with MTV and Chevrolet to bring his creative vision to life titled, "Never Let You Go." The short film will debut at "MTV Sneak Peak Week" where he will also meet and interact some of the industry's top filmmakers and celebrities. Additionally, he will receive a ticket to the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" where he'll appear on the "Movie Awards" pre-show red carpet with MTV News' Josh Horowitz to debut a clip of his short film on Sunday, April 14 before the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" airs live. To see his final short film, please visit chevymovie.mtv.com starting April 14th.
The confirmed films participating in this year's "MTV Sneak Peek Week" include:
Monday, April 8:
"This Is The End" (Sony Pictures) with appearances by Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Evan Goldberg.
Film Summary: The comedy "This Is The End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. A Columbia Pictures presentation of a Point Grey / Mandate Pictures production, "This Is The End" is in theaters June 12. The film is directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also wrote the screen story and screenplay. The film is produced by Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver.
Tuesday, April 9:
"Pain and Gain" (Paramount Pictures) with appearances by Mark Wahlberg, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Bar Paly and Michael Bay.
Film Summary: From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes "Pain and Gain," a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
Wednesday, April 10:
"The To Do List" (CBS Films) with appearances by Aubrey Plaza and Scott Porter.
Film Summary: Featuring an all-star comedy cast including Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Clark Gregg, "The To Do List" is a comedy about close friends and a special summer project, loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the "activities" she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she's way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister and burnt-out boss for their help and advice. If the group is going to complete the list by September they'll need plenty of imagination and very open minds.
Thursday, April 11:
"The Heat" (20th Century Fox) with appearances by Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig.
Film Summary: Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, director of "Bridesmaids."
Friday, April 12:
"The Bling Ring" (A24) with appearances by Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga and Claire Julien.
Film Summary: From Oscar award winning writer and director Sofia Coppola, "The Bling Ring" tells the story of a group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity that burglarize celebrities' homes in Los Angeles. Tracking their targets whereabouts online, they break-in and steal their designer clothes and possessions. Reflecting on the naiveté of youth and the mistakes we all make when young, amplified by today's culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession, we see through the members of the Bling Ring temptations that almost any teenager would feel. What starts out as teenage fun spins out of control and leaves us with a sobering view of our culture today. "The Bling Ring" stars Emma Watson alongside incredible new talent Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, and Taissa Farmiga. The film also features Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale, and real-life Bling Ring victim, Paris Hilton. It is based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins" by Nancy Jo Sales.
The "2013 MTV Movie Awards" will serve as the official kick off to the Summer Blockbuster season with its trademark irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that audiences love. Previously announced, rising superstar Rebel Wilson, nominated for "Best Female Performance," "Breakthrough Performance" and "Best Musical Moment" as Fat Amy in "Pitch Perfect," will star as host. Wilson will be joined by MTV's Inaugural "Comedic Genius Award" recipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for "Best On-Screen Duo" with Zach Galifianakis for "The Campaign," "Trailblazer Award" recipient Emma Watson who is nominated in three categories including "Best Female Performance," "Best Kiss" and "Best Musical Moment" for her role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and a special musical performance by Selena Gomez.
Keeping with the show's tradition of celebrating current cultural memes, this year's telecast will introduce two new categories: "Best Shirtless Performance" and "Best Musical Moment." Fans can head to MovieAwards.MTV.com now through Saturday, April 13 to vote. As in previous years, the category of "Movie of the Year" will remain an ongoing battle throughout the 22nd annual "2013 MTV Movie Awards" telecast. Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date.
MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" where fans can visit to vote and get up-to-date info on this year's show, watch video of last year's biggest occurrences, get the full list of 2012 show winners, and check out fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet.
The "2013 MTV Movie Awards" will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards grew its reach +4% YOY with the coveted 12-24 demographic across key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Singapore and Mexico.
"MTV Sneak Peek Week" is a production of MTV News.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive in Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.
For tickets to the "MTV Sneak Peek Week" screenings please visit www.1iota.com.
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