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Catherine Zeta- Jones was once one of the brightest stars of British actresses but has been quiet over the last few years. This is set to change though as she has managed to land a rather interesting role in new film The Godmother. No not a sequel to The Godfather series the film instead is a biopic of drug Lord Griselda Blanco.
Having previously portrayed a drug Lord’s wife in Traffic, Zeta-Jones will now go one step further and become the drug Lord (well technically Dame). Blanco was the first and as yet only woman to ascend to the higher rankings of the Medellin drug cartel. The Darling Buds of May beauty will have a lot of story to sink her teeth into, as Blanco was quite the lady.
Starting life as a runaway and prostitute Blanco fought her way up the ranks of the drug cartels and is »
- Kat Smith
John Goodman is in talks to star in Dan Trachtenberg's low-budget thriller "Valencia" for Paramount Insurge and Bad Robot. J.J. Abrams will produce and Dan Casey penned the most recent draft of the script.
Set primarily in an underground cellar, the story follows a teen girl who wakes up in the cellar after a car accident, at which point her eerie companion (Goodman) tells her a nuclear attack has devastated society. [Source: Variety]
The story follows a woman who believes herself to be suffering from a sympathetic pregnancy due to the Royal baby. Olivier award-winning playwright and screenwriter Kirkwood also penned the script. [Source: Screen]
- Garth Franklin
• Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6) is in early talks to star in the Robert Ludlum adaptation The Janson Directive for Universal. The book, published after Ludlum’s death, follows an ex-Navy Seal who is forced on the run when a rescue mission goes bad. There is no writer or director attached at this early stage, but according to the report, it could be a potential franchise. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Exclusive: Having battled the United States as a Soviet sleeper spy on FX’s The Americans, Matthew Rhys has signed up for World War II in the independent feature Darling Buds of May. Directed by Christian Carion, whose 2005 World War I film Joyeux Noel was Oscar nominated for best foreign film, Buds follows Rhys as a stranded British army officer who teams up with a German fugitive to find his son in Nazi-occupied France. Rhys is repped by Management 360 and Wme stateside and United Agents in the United Kingdom. He’ll be returning for the third season of The Americans which begins filming this fall. »
As the video game adaptation speeds onto screens nationwide, we’ve taken a look at 10 stars who made the jump for small screen stardom to cinematic success (in alphabetical order).
As much as you might guiltily enjoy Matthew Perry romcom Fools Rush In, it’s hard to deny that Aniston’s the only Friends alumnus to find real big-screen fame. Sure, her filmography largely comprises mediocre romcoms, supporting roles in male comics’ vehicles or, latterly, sexbomb performances, but almost all of her movies are profitable, with five earning over $200m. Audiences just love Jen.
On-set prankster, former pig owner and now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and filmmakers – the only person to »
- Lewis Bazley
5 items from 2014
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