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Robert Schwentke has reportedly been signed up to direct a new HBO series. The Time Traveller's Wife filmmaker will lead a drama about lobotomy inventor Dr Walter Freeman alongside scribe Daniel Thomsen, according to Variety. Freeman created the surgical procedure in the late 1940s as a miracle cure for the mentally ill. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, HBO's (more) »
- By Paul Millar
Brad Pitt has vowed to stop acting by the age of 50 so he can focus on producing films.
The 47 year old made the revelation on Australian talk show 60 Minutes when he was asked how long he plans to carry on starring in movies. He replied, "Three years."
Pitt went on to detail his future career plans, adding, "I've really enjoyed the producerial side and getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise."
In a new interview with The Sunday Times' Culture magazine, Pitt expands on how he sees his future, adding, "We all have a shelf life, and mine is coming - although there are a couple of things I'd still like to do. I am looking forward to playing a foul-mouthed grumpy old dude one day, that's for sure."
Based on Laura Whitcomb's novel "A Certain Slant of Light", the story centers on a spirit who has been dead for 130 years and still has not found a way to move on.
- Garth Franklin
The story centers on a spirit who has been dead for 130 years and still has not found a way to move on. After meeting another ghost, they discover how to inhabit a mortal body whose spirit has died.
Kristin Hahn will produce In the Flesh alongside The Twilight Saga producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Kristin Hahn is making her return to screenwriting after producing movies such as The Departed, The Time Traveler's Wife, and The Switch.
No production schedule was given for In the Flesh. »
Summit Entertainment, the house that Twilight built, is moving from teen vampires to teen ghosts. The company acquired the script In the Flesh from writer Kristin Hahn (producer of The Time Traveler's Wife , The Departed ). The tale is an adaptation of "A Certain Slant of Light" by Laura Whitcomb. In the Flesh follows the ghost of a woman who died 130 years ago. She falls for another spirit who teaches her how to possess the body of someone who has died. You can read more about the novel via Whitcomb's web site . Meanwhile, the screen rights for Marcus Sedgwick's "White Crow" have gone to production outfit Kerry, Kimmel and Pollack. Variety says, it is about "a 16 year-old girl who moves to a sleepy seaside town with a deadly past, and »
A couple quick casting updates coming at you right now with Variety first reporting that Eric Bana (Munich, The Time Traveler's Wife) will team with director Robert Luketic (Killers, 21) for a heist movie called Brilliant. Gillian Gorfil (a producer on Blood Diamond) is making her feature film writing debut with this story about a small-time criminal who joins accomplished thieves in a diamond heist. Thankfully, Luketic fares better with material like this rather than his romantic comedy endeavors like The Ugly Truth or Monster-in-Law. Details on casting in Arnold Schwarzenegger's action thriller The Last Stand below! With the action star poised to make his big screen comeback in The Last Stand from director Jee-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird), the cast surrounding Arnold Schwarzenegger is beginning to fill out. Latino Review has word that Rodrigo Santoro, perhaps best known for playing Xerxes in 300, has landed a role »
- Ethan Anderton
With casting now complete, filming has finally commenced on director Robert Schwentke's (Red, The Time Traveler's Wife) supernatural action film R.I.P.D. (Rest In Piece Department). And look - set photos to prove it! Below, we've got looks at Jeff Bridges appearing like a cleaner, more Westerny-looking version of The Dude, Ryan Reynolds being all handsome and showing off his butt, and of course, the never-aging Kevin Bacon. Photos come courtesy of Celebuzz and Accidental Sexiness. »
- George Merchan
Deadline has learned that 20th Century Fox has narrowed in on Moore to direct the latest installment of the "Die Hard" series. The "Max Payne" and "Flight of the Phoenix" helmer was one of four directors on the table for the upcoming sequel. The plan is to have the film start shooting in Russia later this year.
As for the plot of the movie, rumor has it that John McClane and his son will be "drawn into a conflict with local forces" in Russia, and they will have to avoid dying hard outside of the country.
- Terri Schwartz
Glazer - who previously helmed 2000 gangster flick Sexy Beast starring Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley and Ian McShane - will shoot his latest project in Scottish locations for eight weeks from October, according to CineEuropa. He is currently casting for the production in Glasgow.
Johansson plays an alien who descends to Earth and, disguised as a beautiful woman called Laura, uses her sexuality to prey on hitchhikers, taking them back to her homeworld where human flesh is considered a delicacy.
But, over time, Laura's deadly ways are softened by the complexity of life on Earth.
With this new-found humanity and weakening alien resolve, »
- David Bentley
So, it appears that reviews of The Green Lantern, which ranged from indifferent to scathing, have not affected studio enthusiasm for the upcoming R.I.P.D. Also based on a comic book, and also starring Ryan Reynolds, R.I.P.D. has a few awesome things going for it that The Green Lantern did not. First, it's not a superhero comic, so it won't be compared to the standard of excellence that comics fans expect from their adaptations. Sure, for every Dark Knight you get a Daredevil, but it's the good ones that keep us coming back for more. Second, it's got The Dude. While it was disappointing that Zach Galifianakis dropped out of the second lead part, how great is it that Jeff Bridges came on to play an undead cowboy? (If he uses one Rooster quote from True Grit, the meta will be overpowering.) And finally, according to Collider it looks like the villain has been cast, »
I know, right? How can I be talking about the summer movie season of 2013 when we're just got finished with June '11? Here's the sitch: when you're a Hollywood movie studio you have to be thinking two years out, minimum. The long lead time is necessary to map out what summer tentpoles you want to get started developing right now by hiring directors, assigning writers and attaching actors to jumpstart interest in the project.
If you thought that it was too early to consider looking ahead two summers, think again. Like a family wanting to avoid the crowd and get a prime spot on the beach, already several big movies have staked out prime summertime positions as a way to wave off competition. Who's grabbed what spots and what movies are being developed for release in summer 2013? Here's the latest rundown of what's been announced -- and what we've heard »
- Patrick Sauriol
Photo: Screen Gems Surprisingly, no, The Vow isn't an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel as we get our first look at one of next year's Valentine's offerings starring Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) and Channing Tatum (Fighting).
The story centers on a young woman (McAdams) who loses all recent memory in a car accident and struggles to rebuild her identity, while her husband tries to win her heart for the second time. Directed by Michael Sucsy ("Grey Gardens") the film co-stars Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Wendy Crewson and Jessica Lange.
There really isn't a whole lot I wanted to say about the film and I wouldn't have even posted it if I hadn't seen Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris for a second time last night and simply wanted to comment on how much I enjoy Rachel McAdams as an actress. »
- Brad Brevet
CBS Films has released the first production photo from Gambit, which started shooting in London last week. Click on the photo below, which features stars Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, to access our new gallery. You can also read the official press release announcing the start of production and the addition of cast members Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman below the photo.
Principal photography began on Gambit, starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Cameron Diaz (The Green Hornet, There's Something About Mary), Golden Globe and BAFTA award winner Alan Rickman (Harry Potter Series, Alice in Wonderland) and BAFTA award winner Sir Tom Courtenay (The Golden Compass) in London on May 5th. In addition, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia) and Academy Award winner and veteran comedic actress Cloris Leachman have joined the cast.
Rio remained perched atop the box office over Easter weekend, edging out the latest Tyler Perry movie. The animated comedy drew an estimated $26.8 million (57 percent of which from 3D presentations), down 32 percent. It made less than How to Train Your Dragon's $29 million on Easter weekend last year and grossed more than Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! on Easter weekend 2008, though its ten-day tally trailed both titles. With an $81.3 million haul so far, Rio extended its lead over Rango and Hop, which each had around $68 million through the same point. Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family landed smack dab in the middle of his last two Easter debuts. The third Madea-titled movie mustered an estimated $25.8 million at 2,288 locations, grossing more than Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns ($20.1 million on Easter 2008) but less than Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? ($29.3 million) last year. It also declined from »
- Brandon Gray <email@example.com>
On Good Friday, Rio remained perched atop the box office, edging out the latest Tyler Perry movie. The animated comedy drew an estimated $10.8 million (around 55 percent of which from 3D presentations), and the holiday helped it increase four percent over its Friday opening last week. It made slightly less than How to Train Your Dragon's $11 million on Good Friday last year and was in the same range as Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! on Good Friday 2008, though its total trailed both titles. With $65.2 million in eight days, though, Rio extended its lead over Rango ($51 million) and Hop ($52 million) through the same point. Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family landed smack dab in the middle of his last two Good Friday debuts. The third Madea-titled movie mustered an estimated $10.5 million at 2,288 locations, grossing more than Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns ($8.1 million) on Good Friday 2008 but less than »
- Brandon Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Do you ever wonder why movies stars sometimes vanish from the screen for years at a stretch? Not the way Mel Gibson did (no films between 2004 and 2010, largely because personal issues induced him to keep a low profile), but the way major stars will retreat from the limelight for awhile. Hey, what ever happened to Jon Voight? Gosh, what's Neve Campbell been doing the last few years? Wait a sec, is Jean-Claude Van Damme still alive?
The following, then, may be of interest to you. In 2009's rollicking blockbuster Star Trek, the Romulan commander of the aerodynamically implausible, hydra-like spaceship that is threatening to destroy Earth with the deadly weapons mounted in its weird tentacles somehow manages to muff the assignment. Even though his ship is »
- Joe Queenan
It seems nowadays that any successful novel will inevitably be adapted into a film. Sometimes these movies will respect and even improve upon the source material ("Trainspotting," "The Godfather"), while other times they'll do the complete opposite ("The Da Vinci Code," "The Time Traveler's Wife").
With a classic golden-aged Hollywood romance between the alluring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, a fiery Christoph Waltz switching from the SS uniform to circus-trainer pants, and another visually stunning performance from Hollywood's favorite elephant Tai, "Elephants" could be one of the most engaging movies of the year.
To warm you up for this movie parade, here are six clips from the show.
1. August (Waltz) introduces the magnificent Rosie the Elephant to the rest of the circus crew, and tries to convince Marlena (Witherspoon) that riding »
- Justin Sedgwick
Check out this blogger's review of Oscar-nominated movie I Am Love - Ciara Lavelle Did Christina Aguilera botch the National Anthem on purpose? - Hollywood Big Shot Get to know the indie band Said the Whale - Live Love Laugh Looking to rent a movie this weekend? Try The Time Traveler's Wife - Josi in the Sky With Diamonds For those Robert Pattinson fans not in the Us, here are the worldwide release dates for Water For Elephants - Dreams of Robert »
Zach Galifianakis is in advanced talks to join Universal's adaptation of the Dark Horse comic "R.I.P.D."According to The Hollywood Reporter, he would star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the film, being directed by German director Robert Schwentke ("Red," "Flightplan," "The Time Traveler's Wife"). The supernatural action comedy is being produced by Dark Horse Entertainment's Mike Richardson along with Neal Moritz and David Dobkin.Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script based on Peter Lenkov's comic.The story centers on a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department (Ripd), a police force comprised of ghosts that battles spirits unwilling to depart the world.Galifianakis would play Reynolds' wise-cracking ghost partner. He will be seen next in "The »
- Adnan Tezer
Zach Galifianakis may appear -- or may disappear -- in Universal's R.I.P.D., which is about a police department of ghost cops. Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal) already signed on. The story will focus on two police officers -- one who just died and one who has been dead for hundreds of years. The recently-murdered police officer joins the Rest In Peace Department to find his killer. Robert Scwhwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife) will direct and Clash of the Titans' Phil Hay wrote the adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book.
Galifianakis is in talks for the role but it isn't a done deal.
Source: Variety »
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