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In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.
Great Scott! Has it really been 30 years? Back to the Future celebrates a landmark anniversary this week, so to mark the occasion we take a look back at the film to find out what the cast were doing then and where they are now.
Michael J Fox
A huge teen idol thanks to his role in sitcom Family Ties, Fox initially wasn't able to play Marty McFly due to a scheduling conflict with his TV show. The part of Marty went to Eric Stoltz, he was fired five weeks into filming, then Fox jumped on board as a last-minute replacement. The schedule was gruelling (10am-6pm on Family Ties, »
A new live action take on Pinocchio has been talked about for some time now, and more recently, it began to gain some traction when it was revealed that Robert Downey Jr was set to take on the role of Geppetto in the movie. Furthermore, he and Susan Downey are set to produce the movie through their production company.
Over the past few years, a variety of people - including Bryan Fuller and Jane Goldman - have taken a pass at the Pinocchio script. Meanwhile, potential directors have included Tim Burton and Ben Stiller. But now, the project appears to have landed at the door of Paul Thomas Anderson.
Say what? Yep, it's actually true! THR is reporting that critically acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson is the latest to get involved in the developing the live-action Pinocchio project at Warner Bros. Actor Robert Downey Jr. has been attached to star (as Geppetto) and produce for a few years, but now it seems Warner Bros and Downey are looking at PTA to write the script - and potentially direct as well. I don't know if I can really imagine it - Paul Thomas Anderson's Pinocchio. Wow? I guess it will certainly be one-of-a-kind. Thanks to the success of films like Disney's recent live-action Cinderella, they're pushing forward on this with more momentum. And this is one of the next steps after Downey has been working on it quietly. Our most recent update before this pegged Ben Stiller as possible director, but that was in 2013 a few years ago. Now »
- Alex Billington
There are more than a few live-action fairy tale re-imaginings brewing inside the Hollywood system right now, but Robert Downey Jr's long-gesturing new take on Pinocchio just got a lot more clout. He roped in Paul Thomas Anderson to pen the fairy tale's screenplay. There's also a solid chance the filmmaker will take this on as his next directorial project. This project becomes the next step in the celebrity's longstanding friendship. The two of them have looked to work together for some time, and almost got the chance when Downey signed on to play the lead in Anderson's latest, last year's Inherent Vice, before the actor had to drop out due to pesky Avengers: Age of Ultron obligations. Downey is slated to produce this new movie with his wife, Susan, for Team Downey and alongside Dan Jinks, so there's little chance of this one slipping from their collective cracks, »
- Will Ashton
There are two ways to look at the news that Paul Thomas Anderson will write and possibly direct a live-action Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. The first way to take this report from THR is to feel morose that not even an auteur like Anderson can escape the black hole of live-action adaptations of children’s tales that were previously adapted into Disney movies. Anderson will be creating something that will have to compete with the likes of Tinkerbell, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, Pinnocchio, and a twist on Jack and the Beanstalk all in the pipeline. [caption id="attachment_480487" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Disney[/caption] However, this one isn’t from Disney, and PTA might get a bit more freedom since this is coming from Warner Bros., which, judging by the trailers, let Joe Wright go wild with the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. Furthermore, Downey could be »
- Matt Goldberg
With Hollywood’s current fairy-tale craze in full swing thanks to the runaway success of Disney’s Cinderella, Warner Bros. and Team Downey are pressing ahead with a live-action Pinocchio remake and have tapped The Master writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson to write a draft.
The Giver scribe Michael Mitnick penned the most recent version of the script, which had previous drafts by Bryan Fuller and Jane Goldman. Robert Downey Jr. had been tweaking Mitnick’s take over the past six months in order to try to create the right feel for the live-action pic. Now, though, it appears that he’s passed it off to Anderson, a good friend with whom he’s been attempting to collaborate for some time.
WB and Team Downey are looking at Anderson to perfect the script and then direct, marking a departure from the helmer’s more dramatic, narratively complex films (he last made »
- Isaac Feldberg
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »
- Gina Carbone
After remaining on the straight and narrow with a string of dramatic performance in recent years, including Gangster Squad and the Ben Stiller-fronted The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the Oscar-winning actor is following in the footsteps of one Liam Nesson for Pierre Morel’s The Gunman.
Beyond sharing a director, Morel’s latest feature also harbors similarities to Taken in that Penn’s former special forces soldier will be called out on one last job. That said, by having our grizzled protagonist suffering from Ptsd, The Gunman is arguably more visceral than its genre contemporaries, and with a supporting cast that includes Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca, you’ll search far and wide for an unashamed B-movie actioner with a bigger heart.
To celebrate The Gunman‘s arrival on Blu-Ray and DVD at the end of this month, We Got This Covered »
- Michael Briers
The coach who fought Diddy this week ... brutally shamed Diddy's son by using a paparazzi pic to drive home a point -- that he thinks Justin Combs is a spoiled rich kid. Sources connected to UCLA's football program tell TMZ Sports ... the humiliating incident went down in February. Coach Sal Alosi had several players in the the gym for a training sesh, which Justin missed because he was at the NBA All-Star game. We're told »
- TMZ Staff
“Nantucket has been a creative refuge for decades,” multihyphenate Ben Stiller says. “The festival has coalesced the film-writing community and celebrated individuality — in a way that is part of being on the island: independent, isolated (so as to) foster risk-taking.”
A Nantucket Film Festival board member, Stiller often attends the fest, which turns 20 this year. He regularly hosts a lively, Sro All-Star Comedy Roundtable that has welcomed Mike Myers, Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and Brian Williams, among others.
The event will kick off June 24 with A24’s David Foster Wallace drama “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Documentary “The Best of Enemies” about the televised debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal during the 1968 presidential election, »
- Thelma Adams
The ‘Game of Thrones‘ star has taken over from the ‘Twilight‘ actor – who was previously announced in the role at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year – and will appear in the thriller opposite Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning.
The 28-year-old actor – who is best known for his portrayal of John Snow on the hit HBO series – will play an outlaw, while Fanning will star as a young heroine on the run and Pearce will play her pursuer in the tale of retribution.
Meanwhile, Harington – whose character was killed off in the show’s shocking »
- Paul Heath
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods While We’re Young (comedy; Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Maria Dizzia; rated R) Big Game (action-adventure; Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila; premiers 6/26 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated PG-13) A Little Chaos (comedy; Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman; premieres 6/26 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R) The Little Death (comedy; Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman; premieres 6/26 on cable Mod and in theaters; not rated) Digital...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
"Oh, he knows what a snood is!" Natasha Leggero releases what can only be described as a squeal of delight, and then she and Riki Lindhome start laughing in tandem. "The fact that at least one viewer can actually say, 'Snoods, right'. . .we're halfway there already," Lindhome jokes. The item in question, an old-fashioned scarf-like piece of clothing, serves as the punchline for a gag roughly 30 seconds into the first episode of Leggero and Lindhome's new TV series Another Period; as this parody of Masterpiece Theatre-style aristocratic dramas takes »
There’s an inherent developmental disconnect in “Another Period,” a Comedy Central series that seeks to spoof programs like “Downton Abbey,” laboring to find the elusive sweet spot between a knowing send-up for those who watch such fare and a farcical take-down for those who wouldn’t be caught dead doing so. Series creators/stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome have certainly attracted a first-rate cast to assist with the silliness, only to settle for the below-the-belt aspects of turn-of-the-century mores. There are amusing moments, but the conceit ultimately seems better suited to a “Saturday Night Live” sketch than another series. Period.
Set in Newport, R.I. in 1902, the show focuses on the Bellacourts, a filthy rich family vastly outnumbered by their doting servants, whom they generally treat like furniture. Indeed, a sexual tryst is dragged out as the two upper-crust participants wait for their butlers and maids, silently standing watch, »
- Brian Lowry
On Demand DVD New Releases June 22-28 While We’re Young (pictured below) Cornelia and Josh have a life together without kids and without encumbrances. Despite the carefree situation they are in, they seem to never take advantage of it. When they meet young couple Jamie and Darby, they feel invigorated and their relationship takes a positive turn. Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver (R, 1:37 6/23 Big Game Air Force One has been shot down, leaving the president of the United States to trust a young boy in the wilderness to help him survive. Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
One minute you're in a Beverly Hills mansion ... the next you're in some dude's garage -- at least, that's how it went for President Obama today when he stopped by Marc Maron's house to be on Mm's insanely popular podcast. Potus hit up the comic's Highland Park home (near Dodger Stadium) to be a guest on "Wtf with Marc Maron" ... which Marc still records in his actual garage. No word on what they discussed »
- TMZ Staff
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
Chris Pratt went on Conan to give a master class in how to (re)act when confronted with a cake or a dinosaur (or a dinosaur cake). "The worst thing you can do is overact," he says. Then he turns into a face sensei and shows everybody his secret weapon for facial emoting. The result is very special, and if Pratt is not given a guest spot in Zoolander 2, there will probably be riots. Sos, Ben Stiller. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7″ lead the 2015 Teen Choice Awards nominees with five noms each. “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” are also making a big splash with four nominations at this year’s awards show.
The first wave of nominees were released this week, thanks to more than 500,000 fans heading to Twitter to unlock the nominations. Continued voting for more categories is now open on TeenChoice.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with fans able to vote once each day per category on the website, or by posting to social media with a category-specific hashtag (see below) with their nominees’ names until June 26.
Additional nominees, plus the host, performers and presenters, will be announced later.
The Teen Choice Awards, which celebrates pop culture icons in TV, film, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the Web, airs live at 8 p.m. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Nobody gets Jennifer Aniston hot and bothered quite like Justin Theroux. When she first laid eyes on the screenwriter while visiting mutual friend Ben Stiller on the set of Tropic Thunder in Hawaii in 2007, he made her nervous. "He was wearing black, black, black," she says, "and I started to sweat just looking at him." (That's much nicer than what the 46-year-old actress told Pop Sugar in 2012. "I remember thinking he was very dark," she said of Theroux, now 43. "At first you think he could be like a serial killer, but he's the nicest person in the world.") The actors reconnected in 2010 on the set of their movie, Wanderlust, and they began dating the next year. »
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