10 items from 2009
Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) plays Lucretia in the upcoming Starz TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (known in the U.S. merely as Spartacus), and appears in her first full-frontal nude scenes opposite actor John Hannah.
To make her feel more comfortable, producers are offering her a pubic wig to cover the lower regions. "I haven't worn it yet... I was like 'have you got a red one?' We have one just in case," she remarked to WENN.
Regarding her first sex scene, Lawless added: "It's the first time I had to do a sex scene; I try to think of myself as a modern woman but, honestly, I went home and had to go straight to bed. It was so stressful. There's full frontal male nudity. You see plenty, trust me. I'm a little traumatized."
To get ready to reveal all that skin, Lawless hit the gym, »
Rob Schneider will appear in You May Not Kiss The Bride. The film is written and will be directed by Rob Hedden (The Condemned). It centers on a pet photographer who gets mixed up with the Croatian mob while he is in Hawaii on his honeymoon with the daughtero of a gangster. Vinnie Jones, Katherine McPhee, Mena Suvari and Tia Carrere are all also involved. Hey, if Schneider can keep getting jobs in spite of never once in his cinematic career being likable, more power to him. And hey, if this »
- James Thoo
5 April 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Rob Hedden ("The Condemned") is currently in Hawaii directing from his own script, originally titled "Wedlocked," about an American pet photographer who gets mixed up with Croatian mobsters while on a honeymoon with a gangster's daughter.
Schneider, who is repped by CAA and John Schneider Management, recently completed principal photography on Claire Kilner's "Virgin on Bourbon Street." He next will co-star in the untitled Adam Sandler project shooting this spring. »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
With John Cena's starring vehicle 12 Rounds opening today, it's clear that pro wrestlers continue to make for good movie stars, whether it's of the family-friendly variety (The Rock) or the ass-kicking one. Stone Cold Steve Austin, who also starred in 2007's The Condemned, will be sticking with the latter kind of role, preparing to star in the action thriller The Stranger. Austin also has another movie in the pipeline, according to THR, the fight movie Damage. Not sure how this one will be different from a fight film, except maybe Austin will be called upon to do a fraction less beating people up and a fraction more acting. But we all know if he doesn't snap some bad guy's next with his feet, we'll all be disappointed we paid for a ticket. Give us the goods, Austin! »
11 March 2009 5:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Vows are being exchanged Monday on "You May Not Kiss the Bride" when production begins on the romantic comedy in Hawaii. Mena Suvari, Tia Carrere and Ken Davitian have joined Dave Annable, Vinnie Jones and Katharine McPhee in the cast.
Rob Hedden ("The Condemned") is directing from his own script, originally titled "Wedlocked," about an American pet photographer who gets mixed up with Croatian mobsters while on a honeymoon with one gangster's daughter.
Hawaii Film Partners is a film and TV production outfit designed to build a homegrown Hawaiian film industry. Its first projects were the Discovery Kids TV show "Flight 29 Down" and the original animated series "Guardians of the Power Masks." Although "Bride" is set in Chicago and Tahiti, it will be filmed entirely on location in Hawaii. »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
Ladies and gentleman! In this corner I'd like to introduce to you a movie that features, wrestling, green slime, homicidal video game players, a zombie woman in a cage fight, and ... a midget. All hailing From Parts Unknown!
How I love my job! Getting to report on wacky shit sure makes the day go faster, and this flick is the perfect case in point! Let's take a look at the synopsis, such as it is!
"Charlie leads two lives. By day she's an overworked paper-pusher for the global video game developer, Corporation X. By night she's a professional wrestler with dreams of becoming a champion like her father.
When her evil boss uses stolen nano technology to give their latest video game powerful addictive qualities, the results are apocalyptic.
With players turning into homicidal maniacs, a mountain of paper-work on her desk, and a championship to win, Charlie is forced »
- Uncle Creepy
Once again I bring you the best round-up of all the movie updates announced in this past week's trade reports. Some I reported on throughout the week others I held until now. Either way here is the lot. Check out the full list and links are available if the film is in the database already, and remember you can keep up with all new films added and updated on the site right here 24/7. Title: Untitled Crowley Project
Studio: CBS Films
Director: Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas)
Screenwriter: Robert Nelson Jacobs
Storyline: Russell plays Aileen Crowley, a wife and mother who relentlessly builds a normal, loving home life for her children while her husband, John Crowley (Fraser), and an unconventional scientist (Ford) race against time to build a company that could rescue them. The film is inspired by a true story. Title: Wedlocked »
- Brad Brevet
Remember Katharine McPhee? She gave the whole nation "McPheever" when she was on American Idol, only to be beaten by the Soul Patrol antics of Taylor Hicks? You may also remember that she was giving a movie career a shot, taking a supporting role in The House Bunny that, apparently, weren't entirely embarrassing. Now she's giving movie stardom yet another try, taking a role alongside Brothers & Sisters star Dave Annable in Wedlocked, a romantic comedy about mobsters, pet photographers, and forced weddings. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Rob Hedden (The Condemned) will direct the film, which starts filming in March. I know it's unfair to say that American Idol stars have a short shelf life, given that Jennifer Hudson is America's reigning sweetheart. But I'm really not seeing the "next big thing" potential in McPhee. »
"Brothers & Sisters" star Dave Annable has been cast in the romantic comedy Wedlocked opposite "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee. Rob Hedden ( The Condemned ) will direct from his own script. Annable will play a pet photographer who gets mixed up with a mobster and his daughter, who is angling for American citizenship. Things go terribly awry on their forced honeymoon. The production will start in Oahu, Hawaii in March while Annable is on hiatus from his ABC show. »
16 February 2009 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
"Brothers & Sisters" star Dave Annable has been cast in the romantic comedy "Wedlocked" opposite "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee. Rob Hedden ("The Condemned") will direct from his own script.
Annable will play a pet photographer who gets mixed up with a mobster and his daughter, who is angling for American citizenship. Things go terribly awry on their forced honeymoon.
The production will start in Oahu, Hawaii in March while Annable is on hiatus from his ABC show.
Repped by CAA and Barking Dog Entertainment, Annable had a role in "Little Black Book." »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
10 items from 2009
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