10 items from 2010
The Spider-Man musical punchlines have not yet subsided, and I doubt they will before 2010 ends at this rate. "Break a leg" references and Green Goblin involvement behind the scenes have been the most popular choices today.
Also trending today was Lindsay Lohan after a Betty Ford Center employee accused the actress of battery and was subsequently fired for sharing confidential information with the press. Scope out some reactions after the jump, along with an update on what Russell Brand did with his new 3-D TV.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 22, 2010.
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@alyankovic Road reflectors… or subliminal advertising from Big Tobacco? http://twitpic.com/3ighi7
@rustyrockets I bought an HD 3d TV for Christmas. I now have an incredibly vivid transvestite in the living room.
- Brian Warmoth
It seems DreamWorks hasn't found just the right boy for a role in the Chris Pine-starrer Welcome to People. Director Alex Kurtzman (part of the Kurtzman-Roberto Orci writing team behind Star Trek and the Transformers movies) is holding an open casting call in Los Angeles on Saturday to find a 12-year old boy who is "athletic, independent and confident." Assumably, the boy has to look somewhat like he could be the child of Elizabeth Banks since she'll play his mother.
The role is the third lead in the film behind Pine (Unstoppable) and Banks (The Next Three Days, Imagine That). The story is about a guy (Pine) who discovers at his father's funeral that he has an older sister (Banks) and young nephew he never knew about when he's directed to deliver them $100,000 -- something he'd rather not do. The film is striving for a PG-13 rating and »
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This coming spring, Chris Rock will make his Broadway debut in "The Motherf**ker With the Hat" -- and judging by the title, this play seems right up Rock's alley.The dark comedy revolves around a couple whose relationship hits the rocks when one decides to go sober while the other remains hooked on drugs and alcohol. Rock will play an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in the ensemble cast. Hey, if Chris Rock can't straighten you out, you're in trouble. The play opens on April 11. Break a leg, Chris! »
Director Tod Williams leads MTV News through some of the film's trickier aspects.
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Paramount Pictures
Late in August, MTV News took you behind the scenes on a low-budget horror flick called "The Last Exorcism," revealing the secrets behind its special effects and how the actress who played the demonically possessed main character managed to contort her body in such crazy ways.
Now, we're back with another low-budget horror flick about demonic possession: "Paranormal Activity 2," a follow-up to last year's out-of-nowhere blockbuster. The film once again is presented as found material — security-cam footage and home videos shot by a family whose home becomes haunted by a very unfriendly demon with an eye on their baby boy.
I’m not an incredibly superstitious person. I’ll walk under a ladder and open an umbrella indoors with reckless abandon. Hell, I’ll seek out a black cat and make it cross my path. Well, it’s not so much that I’m not superstitious as I’m a badass who hates rules (metal guitar riff). However, one superstition that I do indulge in is saying “break a leg” instead of a “good luck.” But No More. Metro UK reports: If you send a ‘good luck’ message to a friend on their wedding day, be careful what you wish for. Groom Nick Fortey broke his leg in a motorbike crash on his way to the church, minutes after receiving a text saying – you guessed it – ‘Break a leg!’ Wow. Creepy, but also a coincidence and sort of funny. Did I say funny? I did not mean that at all. »
- Sarah Walker
Casting call info, as well as additional story info for the J. J. Abrams’ Steven Spielberg-produced homage, Super 8, was emailed to several movie sites over the last few days. Although no one is 100% sure that the info is real, or just another viral ruse from Abrams and company.
According to the call sheet, the movie is said to follow 2 Midwestern brothers and a sister (whose parents are getting divorced) randomly shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the 70s, which when developed, shows the presence of some alien creature in one of the frames. Certainly all sounds Spielbergian. Kids, family drama plus aliens
Full casting info follows below, including sides, and how to submit your audition; there’s no mention of race for any of the characters, however, I’ll assume that the family will be white. Although, we could be surprised! :
Seeking 13-14 year »
"Footloose" the remake has been plagued with various dramas. First, Zac Efron was hired for the remake to be directed by his "High School Musical" helmer Kenny Ortega. Then, the actor dropped out, only to be replaced by Chace Crawford. Then, both Crawford and Ortega dropped out, and now, director Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") is set to helm.
Well, Paramount has announced a casting call and the studio mentioned that production for "Footloose" is set to begin this summer. Are you interested to join the production? If you are, take a look below and Good Luck!
Seeking Males 18 Or Older To Play High School Seniors In Footloose, Shooting Summer 2010. Must Have Natural Rhythm And Be Comfortable Dancing. You Do Not Have To Be A Trained Dancer But A Quick Learner.
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We received an e-mail today from Paramount announcing an open casting call for 13-14 year old boys and girls for the lead roles in a new feature film from the studio. We believe that film is J.J. Abrams’ Super 8. “No previous acting experience is necessary, but must have great energy and a wonderful sense of humor and thoughtfulness.” When you read the descriptions of the characters as well, you’ll see the fingerprints of Steven Spielberg—who’s a producer on the film—all over it. Young actors with “great sense of humor”? Check. Protagonist from a broken home? Check. We also know that Abrams’ script is “a tip of the hat to [Spielberg's] movies of the 70’s and early 80’s” like Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and E.T.”
Hit the jump for the press release and more on why we think this is casting call is for Super 8. »
- Matt Goldberg
Paramount Pictures Begins Casting Search
Seeking 13-14 year old Boys & Girls for the lead roles in a new Paramount feature film. No previous acting experience is necessary, but must have great energy and a wonderful sense of humor and thoughtfulness.
Josh: Male 13-14. Josh is cute, but could be on the scrawny side - definitely not the school jock. Loveable, empathetic, smart and interesting. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.
Collin: Male 13-14. Slightly, or more than slightly, overweight. Collin is confident, driven, optimistic and a natural leader. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.
Natalie: Female 13-14. A natural beauty - she is stunning, but not the "cheerleader" type. Strong and confident, »
Footloose is one of those projects that Paramount has been trying to get off the ground for a long time. Originally, the studio had High School Musical director Kenny Ortega attached to the project with Zac Efron as the lead. Efron then dropped out and Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) stepped in. A little while later, both Kenny Ortega and Crawford dropped out and the studio brought in director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow). But with the way the project has played musical chairs, many figured another problem was just around the corner.
But…Paramount has just announced a casting call for Footloose and the announcement says they are filming this summer. A studio doesn’t make this kind of announcement unless things are really moving forward. So do you “have natural rhythm” and are you comfortable dancing? If you do…hit the jump:
For those curious about the remake, the film »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
10 items from 2010
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