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Good news for Emily Blunt and John Krasinski! The Into the Woods actress is pregnant, her rep confirms to E! News. This will be the first child for the couple, who tied the knot in Italy in 2010. Blunt has been, well, blunt about her desire to become a mother in previous interviews. Speaking to Manhattan magazine in 2012, she said, "We want to have children; I just don't know when yet. I'm just not sure about the timing of all of that. We're both from big families, so I think it's something we want." When asked what makes her relationship with Krasinski work, the 30-year-old Brit got adorably flustered. "This is what I find difficult about talking about my marriage: It's hard to sum up something that's so vital and means everything to you in a sound bite. Do you know what I mean? All I can say is that it's an effing blast," the Devil Wears Prada star said. "It's just great, and I'm so happy."
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The next Pirates of the Caribbean film has been delayed beyond its planned 2015 release. Disney's Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which sees Johnny Depp returning for his fifth appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow, was expected to go into production next year. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer told the Hollywood Reporter issues with the script and budget caused the delay. He said he was now targeting a summer 2016 release. "We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done," Bruckheimer said, adding: "We want a script that everyone's signed off on and a budget that everyone's signed off on." The delay follows the poor performance by Disney's much anticipated summer film The Lone Ranger, also starring Depp, which earned just $29m (£18m) in its opening weekend in the US. The film, which reportedly cost $215m (£136m) to make, has grossed $243m (£154m) worldwide to date. Disney warned the film would amount to losses of between $160m-$190m (£104m-£124m) after heavy spending on promotion failed to bring returns. Bruckheimer said coming up with a great script was "always hard," and after this summer - which saw several blockbuster films perform poorly - "everybody's more cautious". The most recent Pirates instalments, At World's End and On Stranger Tides, were both released in time for Memorial Day weekend in September 2007 and 2011. Disney previously announced the fifth Pirates film will be directed by Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. The four films in the franchise have grossed a combined total of $3.7bn (£2.3bn) worldwide, making Pirates Of The Caribbean the fifth biggest film franchise ever.
Since it was revealed over the weekend that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson landed the lead roles in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, passionate fans have been in a fury, directing rage-filled tweets at author E L James and film producer Dana Brunetti and starting a petition lobbying for White Collar star Matt Bomer andMad Men‘s Alexis Bledel to replace the duo as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Brunetti tried reasoning with the angry mob, retweeting hateful messages and explaining how the casting process really works. “There’s a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks,” Brunetti wrote. “Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actors etc. So if your favorite wasn’t cast,then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective.” James, meanwhile, kept things diplomatic: “To all the supporters, lovers and haters — thank you so much for the passion you have for this project. You all rock. All of you,” she tweeted. As of press time, the petition had more than 7,600 supporters and was aiming for 10,000. A message on Change.org explains: “All readers believe Matt [Bomer] is Christian. It would be a dream to see him in the movie.” Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book in the erotic trilogy, and the film adaptation will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and is due in theaters August 1, 2014.