The actress will help decide the Middle East festival’s annual IWC Filmmaker Award
The Dubai International Film Festival has named Emily Blunt as a member of the jury that will decide the IWC Filmmaker Award, the festival’s annual competition held in collaboration with Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen.
The competition — now in its third year — offers $100,000 to a Middle East filmmaker to help develop and produce his or her script. It will be awarded during the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival, which kicks off Dec. 10.
“It will be fascinating to see the scripts and discover forthcoming films that will undoubtedly touch the hearts and minds of audiences in the region and internationally,” said Blunt.
Last year, Cate Blanchett headed the IWC Filmmaker Award jury, with the prize going to Emirati director Waleed Al Shehhi for his project Dolphins.
Actress Kristen Bell talked to Celebuzz and she revealed she wants to work with Emily.
CB: You’ve worked with so many amazing actors throughout your career, but is there someone you still dream about working with?
KB: Yeah so many people! One of the luckiest things about being in this career is that creative people generally tend to be a lot of fun to be around. I’ve made so many wonderful friends in the business that I still have yet to work with. Like Emily Blunt, I would love to work with Emily Blunt, she’s a very dear friend. So the day we find a project that we both get cast in would be a dream.
CB: You would be the perfect comedy duo, you both are hilarious and amazing actors!
KB: It would be so, so much fun for me.
Interbridge is reporting that Emily will make an appearance on Conan next week. Be sure to check your local listing for the time!
We 6/4: Emily Blunt, Brent Morin, Bob Mould
The Ellen Degeneres Show will re-run the episode with Emily which aired May 14th on Thursday.
Series 15 – Episode 9
Graham’s sofa is full of stars – Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, starring in new sci-fi thriller Edge Of Tomorrow, his co-star, actress Emily Blunt, Oscar winner Charlize Theron and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane, promoting his new film A Million Ways To Die In The West. Plus music from Coldplay, who perform A Sky Full of Stars.
Emily and Tom will also make an appearance on the Spanish talk show El Hormiguero this Thursday, May 29th. The episode was pre-recorded yesterday in London. Check your local listing for the time.
Interbridge is reporting that Emily will make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Degeneres Show tomorrow. Be sure to check your local listing for the time.
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
We 5/14: Emily Blunt, Daymond John, Birds of Satan
The Ellen Degeneres Show
We 5/14: Emily Blunt, Ansel Elgort
THR is reporting that Warner Bros has set up 3 premiere for “Edge of Tomorrow“, and all on the same day (May 28)!
The stars of Edge of Tomorrow will race against the clock on an ambitious premiere world tour that will take them to three cities — in one day.
On May 28, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and director Doug Liman will attend launch events for the Warner Bros. film in three different countries, starting with the London premiere at 7 a.m., celebrating in Paris at 2 p.m. and capping off the festivities in New York City at 10 p.m.
In the film, Cruise plays Major William Cage, an officer with no combat experience who is sent into an essential suicide mission against alien invaders. He is killed within minutes, and is subsequently thrown into a time loop where he must repeatedly relive the same day — continuing to fight until he gets it right, a la Groundhog Day.
The globetrotting plans roughly reflect the plot of the film, which begins as Major Cage is deployed, alongside Blunt’s character, from London to France to war against the aliens.
The final screening of the day, which takes place in New York, begins at 11:59 p.m. — right on the “edge of tomorrow.”