Rumer Willis will hit the stage in For the Record: Baz Luhrmann, a theater adaptation weaving together four of the director’s films. She will play the role of Juliet from Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.
The show debuted last year and is back to celebrate the third anniversary of the Los Angeles-based live concert series For the Record, which brings film soundtracks to life on stage. Other For the Record performances have included music from the films of Robert Zemeckis, Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese.
Willis filled the role after Lindsey Gort (who starred in For the Record: Scorsese) left to join the cast of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries, on which she plays a young Samantha Jones. Ginifer King (Nickelodeon’s Haunted Hathaways) and Jackie Seiden (Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys) have gone on from the theater series to book TV and movie roles. Molly Ringwald, Tracie Thoms and Sutton Foster also have performed at the space in the past months.
Held at Griffith Park’s Rockwell: Table & Stage, the Luhrmann adaptation was created by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis and features songs from the director’s 1992 debut Strictly Ballroom, 1996′s Romeo + Juliet, 2001′s Moulin Rouge! and this year’s The Great Gatsby, including “Sparkling Diamonds,” “Lady Marmalade” and “$100 Bill.”
Joining Willis in the cast is Rescue Me’s Milena Govich, Glee’s Lindsay Pearce and Smash’s Derek Ferguson.
Previews begin Aug. 15, with the official opening set for Aug. 22. Weekly performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. through Oct. 19. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.rockwell-la.com
Bruce Willis came out to support Rumer on Tuesday night! The Die Hard dad was spotted at The Sayers Club, catching a live performance from his oldest daughter Rumer Willis! She’s been singing at the Hollywood hotspot on a weekly basis!
Bruce arrived around 9pm and sipped on some vodka sodas in the front room bar. He got to have a man-to-man convo with Rumer’s boyfriend Jayson Blair while she did her sound check! And before Rumer took the stage, she even rubbed her dad’s bald head for good luck!
Rumer’s set list included songs from Adele and Beyoncé. Later, little sister Scout Willis got up and sang backups on Mama Told Me Not To Come! Well, we doubt Demi Moore had a problem with Scout showing her big sis some support! Haha! And even though Mama D couldn’t be there, Bruce recorded the wholeshow on his camera phone. The bestie-exies can watch their little girl’s show together whenever they want!
Rumer and several other celebrities including Adam Lambert and LeAnn Rimes are flipping the bird to bullying in the new “F” word campaign.
According to Just Jared, the “F” word now stands for friend in the campaign, which the famous faces are not only standing up against bullies but supporting the Friend Movement Benefit Concert on July 1.
The inspiring effort started with one woman, Lizzie Velasquez, who faced teasing and mean children in seemingly never-ending torment while growing up. One extremely cruel internet video even labeled the 23-year-old, who was born premature and suffers from a rare disease in which she is blind in one eye and bone thin, as the “ugliest woman in the world.”
But instead of stumbling and falling in the face of such hate, she turned it into motivation, action, and a chance to embrace her own strength and beauty. Velasquez made an anti-bullying YouTube video that has become a viral sensation, with more than 3 million hits.
She is now shooting a documentary for the Friend Movement, also starring Rhimes, Lambert and other celebrities. The accompanying edgy campaign includes that infamous hand gesture in an effort to send a strong message to those who taunt or tease. With the new “F” word, they turn something negative into a positive, influencing kids and teens everywhere to find good friends. More importantly, they are calling on young people to start believing and embracing their own power and specialness.
Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis and Illeana Douglas have joined the cast of indie feature Return to Sender.
Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez and Nick Nolte are starring in the psychological thriller being directed by Fouad Mikati and currently shooting in New Orleans. Holly Wiersma and Candice Abela are producing. Keir O’Donnell, Stephen Grush, Ian Barford, Alexi Wasser, and Scout Taylor-Compton are also on the call sheet.
The plot centers on a meticulous small-town nurse (Pike) who falls victim to a life-altering event after she goes on a blind date with a man (Fernandez) who turns out not to be who he says he is. She must find the strength and courage to rebuild her life and return to her former self.
Manheim and Willis are playing Pike’s co-workers… exciting!
Pretty Little Liars has debuted its first Season 4 Footage (see video here) Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is headed to Rosewood in the upcoming fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Willis, who recurred on The CW’s 90210, will play Zoe, organizer of a worldwide charity, in one episode with the potential to appear in more. She is described as the type of girl who will change the world and keep her sense of humor at the same time. Her episode is slated to air in late July.
The new season of Pretty Little Liars picks up as the Liars strive to make sense of the mysterious “Red Coat,” seen in the season three finale, and what plans he or she may have in store for them. A Ravenswood spinoff (with Pretty Little Liars regular Tyler Blackburn moving to the new show) will also debut in October, with the new Pretty Little Liars episodes introducing the town and its mystery.
Rumer attended the People’s Choice Awards 2013 yesterday (Jan. 9th). Click HERE to see all photos from her at this event. Some previews below. I will also be adding all candid and event photos from 2012 soon! So check back for those updates in the next couple of days.