Move over Megan Fox, there's a new ingenue in town. Amber Heard is giving the tattooed raven-haired star of the "Transformer" franchise a run for her money, as Details Magazine featured Heard in their new October issue. The flaxen-haired actress stars in an upcoming remake of "The Stepfather," and will also appear in "The Rum Diary," which she just finished shooting. Amber was also cast in John Carpenter's thriller, "The Ward," which comes next. Heard tells Details her preferred footwear are heels "as big as Texas," and lips that are painted cherry red, just like the 1968 Mustang she tools around town in. Like Fox, Heard is dishing provocative statements about her sexuality to the press. »
- April MacIntyre
But the Mad Hatter is facing an unusual situation: Like the character he plays in "Alice," he soon could be killing time.
Depp is attached to a number of high-profile development properties but is facing a landscape devoid of go pictures. Instead, there are a dizzying number of possibilities and schedule permutations, none of which seems likely to result in a produced movie for him anytime soon.
Producers have been interested in Depp, whose deal is at Warner Bros., for the title role in the studio's "The Incredible Mr. Limpet," Kevin Lima's remake that would continue a whimsical if slightly less drama-intensive streak for the actor. He has not signed on, however, and in any event the pic would not go into production until next year. »
- By Steven Zeitchik and Borys Kit
Relativity Media has optioned an original romantic-comedy screenplay from rookie scribe Jonathan Abrams titled "The Wedding Doctor."
"Doctor" follows an anxiety-wracked bride-to-be who gets cold feet three days before her wedding. She secretly hires a relationship analyst known as "The Wedding Doctor" to ensure she's marrying the right man. Self-interest takes over, though, when the wedding doctor determines that he, in fact, is her ideal man.
Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity recently co-financed "Land of the Lost" and "The Taking »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
It's happened so many times I've lost count, but All the Boys Love Mandy Lane has been shelved again, less than a month before it was to finally arrive in theaters. The history on the film begins at the 2007 SXSW film festival, where it was met with favorable reviews and a mountain of buzz. Since then, however, it has been mired in distribution hell.
The film stars Amber Heard, who has since gone on to Pineapple Express, The Informers, and upcoming roles in Zombieland and opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary. Here's how long it's been laying around: Director Jonathan Levine's follow-up, The Wackness was in theaters last summer. And yet...still no Mandy Lane.
Why the delay, again? The film was picked up by Senator Distribution, which also handled The Informers. I received an e-mail today from a Senator rep saying that not only was Mandy Lane tabled, »
- Colin Boyd
Sony Pictures just released this brand new movie trailer for the upcoming horror film “The Stepfather” by director Nelson McCormick (Prom Night, Prison Break) and starring Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl, The Juggler), Dylan Walsh (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Sela Ward, Amber Heard (The Rum Diary, Pineapple Express) and Christopher Meloni (Dirty Movie). Synopsis: Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest from Sony Pictures’ film “The [...] »
- Brian Corder
Johnny Depp can't say he fears unemployment. The actor who just opened as John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies has a roster of projects ready to be released or in line to be produced. As reported on Hitfix, Depp spoke to reporters at a press junket for Public Enemies and talked about upcoming roles as well as the differences in his approach in portraying John Dillinger as opposed to The Mad Hatter: "After doing something like John Dillinger, a performance where it's so restrained because of the responsibility you have to that guy, the Mad Hatter was like being fired out of a cannon. The Hatter was great fun and, again, it's one of those things where you're just amazed that that I'm not fired. I truly am." Having just seen a photo of Depp as the Mad Hatter it’s clear his portrayal in Tim Burton’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in »
- Robin Ruinsky
Johnny Depp recently spoke with Collider promoting his upcoming gangster flick, Public Enemies, where he also gave some new details on his upcoming projects Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, and the upcoming Dark Shadows adaptation. He also talked about his collaborations with director Tim Burton, and why they work well together. I know, wanted to hear about The Lone Ranger and his role as Tonto, too…
Tim Burton’s upcoming take on Alice in Wonderland is definitely one fans of both Burton and Lewis Carroll’s original story are looking forward to. Burton and Wonderland go together perfectly - it’s been a long-time easy guess that the Edward Scissorhands director would take on the classic Wonderland tale at some point in his career.
Depp was just as much of a no-brainer to play a part in Alice in Wonderland; him being cast as The Mad Hatter being utter perfection in my books. »
- Ross Miller
- As we speak, Bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary must be in the midst of post-production, and now comes word that another seminal work from the earlier portions of Hunter S. Thompson's life might make its way to the big screen adaptation. In Thompson' timeline, Hell's Angels actually follows chronologically after he wrote the Rum Diary (the novel would actually only be published in 98'). Coming Soon's Edward Douglas' interview with Tony Scott sheds light on a new project that the director/producer is looking into. Scott has set scribe Stephen Gaghan to adapt Thompson’s Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs which he would either produce or direct. For those who have seen Alex Gibney's 2008 documentary (Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson) took notice of the period where the writer took on a writing assignment to join »
Johnny Depp waved to fans while being chauffeured to the set of The Rum Diary in Puerto Rico yesterday. It was his 46th birthday - which we celebrated with a slideshow of his life - but it was also just another work day for the actor. Johnny has been beloved throughout his long career, which helped score him a top 10 spot on the PopSugar 100 for a third year in a row plus the number one place for who has the most fans. View 4 Photos › WENN.com »
Johnny Depp turns 46 today. We've loved him since April of 1990 when that first single teardrop fell in glorious closeup in Cry-Baby. Twenty years of richly deserved movie stardom followed.
Blessed are the richly cheekboned, for theirs is the Kingdom of Hollywood
Up next for Johnny: John Dillinger in Public Enemies (another Oscar run?), Paul Kemp in The Rum Diary (Vanity Fair shoot) and The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. After that only Johnny knows... numerous movie possibilities (about 14 of them) are vying for time on his calendar. »
- NATHANIEL R
Johnny Depp was looking good under his umbrella while filming The Rum Diary in Puerto Rico yesterday. He's been working very hard for the past few months, so perhaps he'll get a chance to slip away to his private paradise and celebrate his birthday next week. Johnny turns 46 on Tuesday, but he's only getting sexier as the years go by. View 10 Photos › To see more photos of Johnny just read more. View 10 Photos › Fame »
Johnny Depp kept his necktie loose on the set of The Rum Diary in Puerto Rico yesterday. He has a full schedule these days, but if he ever gets overwhelmed at least he has his own private paradise he can escape to for a little peace and quiet. Johnny's one of the many celebrities who love a good boat ride, so perhaps he'll get a chance to relax at sea later on in the Summer. View 5 Photos › Fame »
Johnny Depp was back to leaning casually out the car window on the set of The Rum Diary in Puerto Rico yesterday. He's been filming for a few months, but now Johnny's working double as he starts to promote Public Enemies which opens next month. Yesterday we got our first taste of hot photos and sweet quotes in Vf, and hopefully there's a whole lot more in store for us over the next few weeks. View 5 Photos › Fame »
Terry Gilliam’s upcoming fantasy movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus premiered at Cannes yesterday. And the film, which sees the late Heath Ledger give his last role before his untimely death, has gotten a mixed reception, going by the first and early reviews of it.
We also have a minute-long clip of the movie that is a longer version of the Cannes festival preview video we reported on the other day. But before we get to that, here are some excerpts from the various reviews for Doctor Parnassus that have come out:
Especially considering the trauma and difficulties stemming from Heath Ledger’s death during production and the fact that Terry Gilliam hadn’t directed a good picture in more than a decade, the helmer has made a pretty good thing out of a very bad situation…
A lot of the stage business consists of pratfalls and chaotic behavior, »
- Ross Miller
Last week Screen Rant reported on the first footage from Terry Gilliam’s upcoming fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which sees the late Heath Ledger in his last ever film role (he sadly never got to complete it, though). It wasn’t much (only about 16 seconds or so) but today Screen Rant has a batch of new images to give you more of a look at the movie.
Doctor Parnassus is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival today, so expect to hear the “thumbs up/thumbs down” verdict from the people who are lucky enough to be there and get in to see it. For those less fortunate, this latest set of images will have to do for now:
Dr. Parnassus' stage
- Ross Miller
“Can I ask you a question - ‘Do you dream?’ Or should I say, ‘Can you put a price… on your dreams?’”
Recently the official website for this year’s Cannes Film Festival has made a video available which is a showcase of most of the movies that are playing there. Some of the footage we have already seen (such as Inglourious Basterds and Drag Me To Hell) but the majority of it is brand new, never before seen looks at the various movies.
The video is almost a half hour long with the new footage of the films starting at around the 17 minute mark. But if you’re determined enough to watch the whole thing you will get to some very noteworthy footage of the late Heath Ledger in his last ever role (that’s right, The Joker wasn’t his swansong to the film world) in Terry Gilliam »
- Ross Miller
- It's not because of Danny Pang's Bangkok Dangerous that I've included Gk Films among those production companies worth keeping an eye on, but for their future slate of releases – C.R.A.Z.Y's Jean-Marc Vallee's The Young Victoria which received good reviews from Berlin Market and they have The Rum Diary, Edge of Darkness with Mel G and London Boulevard in various stages of production. Edge Of Darkness by Martin Campbell - Post-Production Gardener Of Eden by Kevin Connolly - Completed London Boulevard by William Monahan - Pre-ProductionTHE Rum Diary by Bruce Robinson - ProductionTHE Young Victoria by Jean-Marc Vallee - Completed »
- I don't know much about Marcos Efron's feature length directorial debut, a quick visit on you know where gives me a synopsis that consists of "when two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized." Amber Heard was shooting this (Studiocanal) picture when she signed up for bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary. Yustman was most recently seen in The Unborn and Cloverfield. »
After Heath’s passing, big name actors Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Depp stepped in to play the role of Tony that Heath was playing to help finish the film. This Terry Gilliam-directed (Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas, Monty Python And The Holy Grail) fantasy film is about an extraordinary traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.
For those who don’t know, the Cannes Film Festival »
- Bruce Simmons
Johnny Depp took a break to talk to some pint sized fans on the set of The Rum Diary in Puerto Rico yesterday. His big heart has earned him so much love around the world and it's helping him out in the PopSugar 100 too. The actor is currently beating Sarah Jessica Parker in round two, despite the success of her Satc movie. Johnny's fans are so loyal that he even helped give a ratings boost to SpongeBob Square Pants for his Friday night guest spot. View 3 Photos › Splash News Online »
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