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We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
Release Date: June 1
The Scoop: One of the most popular and acclaimed Broadway musicals in recent memory, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a couple of small-town dreamers who get caught up in the big-city spotlight -- and it tells that story using the transformative power of '80s rock. That's enough for us, but if you're somehow not sold, the film version of "Rock of Ages" also features a Who's Who of Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rock on!
Release Date: June 1
- Scott Harris
With all the brilliant casting news we’ve been hearing for Alex Proyas’ upcoming adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, it’s fair to say that a lot of people have been getting excited for it already. Bradley Cooper was set to take on one of English literature’s most notorious figures in the form of Lucifer, with Casey Affleck, Djimon Hounsou, Dominic Purcell, Diego Boneta, Camilla Belle, and Benjamin Walker heading up the supporting cast.
The film was originally to go into production next month, but it seems that that’s no longer going to be happening, with Deadline now reporting that Legendary Pictures are postponing the start date in order to cut back on the budget.
Initially set at $120m., the projected costs are thought to have been increasing by 10-15%, which is of course a significant amount of money, and a substantial rise from the original budget, »
- Kenji Lloyd
If things had gone according to plan, actor Bradley Cooper could have been playing two otherworldly "angels" in upcoming movies associated with director Alex Proyas, instead of just one. Cooper recently performed a motion-capture "test" in preparation to begin filming the Proyas-directed Paradise Lost adaptation, in which he will play Lucifer, the fallen angel of light. At one time, he was also on tap to play an angel of vengeance in The Crow, a reboot of Proyas' 1994 movie inspired by James O'Barr's cult hit comic book.
Cooper recently took a break from filming his latest movie, The Silver Linings Playbook, to discuss the DVD release of The Hangover Part II with Empire, but he also shared a few details Paradise Lost. The actor discussed his approach to playing Lucifer from the way he will change his voice to correspond with the character's fall from grace to even showing some »
- BrentJS Sprecher
Bradley Cooper has been a huge rising star in the past few years, becoming one of the best known faces in comedy at the moment after The Hangover found huge success at the box office back in 2009, taking more than $450m. at the international box office from a $35m. budget.
He also proved himself more than capable of leading a film of his own earlier this year with the brilliant Limitless, which gained success from the critics, especially regarding his performance, as well as impressively taking more than $150m. at the box office, making it something of a sleeper hit.
He and his fellow hungover co-stars repeated their successes this year and then some, breaking the rule of sequels not out-earning their originals, with The Hangover Part II taking more than $580m. across the globe. Naturally, rumours have been circulating that a third film would soon be on its way, »
- Kenji Lloyd
After Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” was a surprise box office hit this spring, he's lined up a string of projects including David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook,” Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and “The Words,” which is premiering at Sundance. The early pics look very intriguing, featuring a gaunt, barely recognizable Jeremy Irons. The cast also includes Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder and Dennis Quaid. "The Words" is the festival’s closing night film, which could definitely be viewed as a vote of confidence. The Black List script follows a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work. With a pretty crack cast and decent concept, this one sounds promising. Meanwhile, there are always a few potential breakout comedies at Sundance. Some deliver completely »
Here’s a hilarious SNL skit featuring Andy Samber as Batman and Steve Buscemi as Commissioner Gordon. The upcoming film “The Dark Knight Rises” by director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Memento) stars Christian Bale (Batman Begins, Terminator Salvation, The 13 Women of Nanjing), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart, Alice in Wonderland, The Silver Linings Playbook), Tom Hardy (Inception, RocknRolla, Bronson), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Elektra Luxx, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, Se7en), Gary Oldman (The Professional, The Fifth Element) and Michael Caine (Cars 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Inception, Harry Brown). Click Here to check out our Top 30 photo gallery »
- Brian Corder
A resident of Roosevelt Island captured a few really cool photos of a stuntman on the Queensboro set of the upcoming film “The Dark Knight Rises” from director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Memento) stars Christian Bale (Batman Begins, Terminator Salvation, The 13 Women of Nanjing), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart, Alice in Wonderland, The Silver Linings Playbook), Tom Hardy (Inception, RocknRolla, Bronson), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Elektra Luxx, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, Se7en), Gary Oldman (The Professional, The Fifth Element) and Michael Caine (Cars 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Inception, Harry Brown). Click Here to check out our Top »
- Brian Corder
Sharon Stone was a big deal in the '90s thanks to Basic Instinct in 1992, but she's got a lower profile lately. She's been working very steadily, but it doesn't feel that way. I can't remember the last time I saw a memorable Stone performance. Probably either Broken Flowers ('05) or Alpha Dog ('06). Law & Order: Svu fans would probably point to her recurring role on that show. I don't know if anyone would point to Basic Instinct 2 ('06) even though the image above makes her appearance in that one look like a different version of the X-Men's Emma Frost. She might get more attention playing the mother of a porn star. Stone is now set to play the mother of Linda Lovelace (possibly played by Amanda Seyfried) in Lovelace. That's one of two Linda Lovelace films in development right now, and the one that will be directed by »
- Russ Fischer
Thank God It's "Friday?"
Apparently, someone at New Line recently watched the wretched "Friday After Next" (maybe under the influence of too much wacky weed) and thought it might be time for another round of pre-weekend mayhem, as Ice Cube is now officially in talks for a fourth "Friday," according to Deadline.
Ice Cube would write, produce, star in and perhaps even direct the latest adventure of his character, Craig, a pot-smoking, well-meaning ne'er-do-well who always manages to find trouble on the day after Thursday and before Saturday.
The "Friday" series consists of "Friday" (1995), in which Craig and his best pal Smokey (Chris Tucker, in the role that launched his movie career), two South Central potheads, get into a fine mess involving an angry drug dealer, a neighborhood bully and psycho exes; "Next Friday" (2000), in which Craig plans to rob his next-door neighbors in order to save his uncle's house »
- Bryan Enk
A lot can go down between Thursday and Saturday, but it’s been almost ten years since we’ve seen a Friday movie. That could all change as New Line is in talks with Ice Cube to write, produce and star in another installment of the series. Cube executive produced and starred as Craig Jones in the 1995 original and reprised his role both on screen and off in the 2000 sequel Next Friday and 2002’s Friday After Next. Cube may also be in line to direct the next segment. A favorite from the first movie, Smokey, played by Chris Tucker, is in talks to return for the new film. Cube apparently wants him to reprise his role but Tucker has been non-committal. Tucker and Cube were the main focus of the first movie as they spent most of the day smoking, drinking and doing all kinds of ill shit. Hit the jump for more. »
- Dave Trumbore
Earlier today, People Magazine caused quite a stir when they announced their pick for the sexiest man alive and chose The Hangover star Bradley Cooper. Since the announcement the internet has been ablaze with debate, as people have expressed either their support of Cooper or disdain, believing that someone else should have received the honor. But for those fans that are happy that Cooper got the top spot, it's now a double dose of good news for you today. Box Office Mojo has learned that The Silver Linings Playbook, the new film from director David O. Russell and starring Bradley Cooper, has officially landed a November 21, 2012 release date aka Thanksgiving weekend. The movie also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker and Jacki Weaver. Based on the novel by Matthew Quick (and adapted by Russell), the movie has Cooper playing Pat Peoples, a former teacher who has »
Photos from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Playing the Field, Brave, Arthur Christmas, This Must Be the Place, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Butter, and Ada Wong on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution.
"Walt Disney Studios have proudly announced that a new animated short film based on "Tangled" will screen with "Beauty and the Beast in 3D" opening on January 13th 2012. The short spotlights the royal wedding of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and »
- Garth Franklin
The Weinstein Company has set the release date of David O. Russell's The Silver Linings Playbook for November 21, 2012. Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, the movie centers on a former high school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who returns home after four years in a mental institution to live with his mother (Jackie Weaver) and win back the affection of his estranged wife. The movie also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, and Robert De Niro. Silver Linings sounds like it could be awards material and now TWC can put "From the Oscar-nominated Director of The Fighter" on the poster. The Weinsteins will probably take Silver Linings out for a spin on the awards circuit before its November 21st release. Of course, the Thanksgiving Day weekend is always crowded and so far the date also belongs to Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi drama Gravity, the family comedy Parental Guidance, the Keanu Reeves' action-adventure 47 Ronin, »
- Matt Goldberg
Newly crowned Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper joined his costar Jennifer Lawrence for an evening on the set of their movie The Silver Linings Playbook in Philadelphia yesterday. Bradley's big honor was revealed this morning, and he said that the first person he thought of when he was told the news was his mom. Bradley isn't the only one who's has had a huge week, Jennifer Lawrence looked amazing in the first The Hunger Games trailer, which debuted to tons of fanfare on Monday. Jennifer is still sporting the dark locks she first tried out to embody the beloved character of Katniss Everdeen and we should expect to see a lot more of her at events, in trailers, and out promoting the highly anticipated Hunger Games film before its release on March 23. View Slideshow › »
- Molly Goodson
 This Thanksgiving brings a slew of intriguing releases, from family-friendly fare like The Muppets and Hugo to possible Oscar contenders like The Artist and My Week with Marilyn, and now we have at least one reason to look forward to next year's holiday as well. The Weinstein Co. have just decided on a November 21, 2012 release for David O. Russell's The Silver Linings Playbook, which suggests the company sees the film as a potential player in next year's awards season -- no surprise, considering Russell's last film The Fighter was nominated for seven Oscars in 2010 including Best Picture and Best Director. The date also gives the movie plenty of time to make the festival rounds and garner some good buzz before hitting theaters. Based on a novel by Matthew Quick, the film follows a former high school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who moves back home after spending years in a mental institution. »
- Angie Han
Bradley Cooper has managed to nab a position desired by every actor, wherein one can choose the projects they want, and not just the ones that might get them ahead. That’s why we’ll soon see him in Paradise Lost and The Silver Linings Playbook (more on that in a second), not more films that echo All About Steve or Midnight Meat Train.
So, Variety reports that the actor is currently weighing his options over The Fight Before Christmas, a new film from The Proposal director Anne Fletcher that Shawn Levy is producing through 21 Laps; 20th Century Fox is expected to distribute. Due Date scribe Adam Sztykiel has written the script, which is currently having its plot details kept mum — though this “family comedy” will probably deal with a) a conflict, and b) the holiday season. Because, you see, the title…
One film we know Cooper will do is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
When news broke that Brad Pitt had told "60 Minutes Australia" he would like to retire in three years, most people justifiably took it as the actor speaking in the hypothetical, with no serious threat of him leaving business behind. Pitt is only the most recent of many actors and directors who have come out to declare their plans for retirement, few of which—if any—have actually followed through.
But let's assume for a second that Pitt is serious, and that in three year's time, he will say goodbye to acting forever. With 26 films listed as "in development" on his IMDb profile, three years doesn't leave time for much. Even though most of those credits are projects he hopes to produce one day with his company Plan B, it would be safe to say that Pitt's final acting credits are listed there and that he won't get to everything.
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Robert De Niro has been on auto-pilot for the last few years, recently appearing in Little Fockers, Machete, Limitless, Killer Elite and capping it all off with New Year’s Eve next month. In a bit of a career resurgence he actually has a few promising projects coming up, with David O. Russell‘s The Silver Linings Playbook, Rodrigo Cortes‘ Red Lights and Sean Penn‘s The Comedian. Another one that may fall into either category is Paul Weitz‘s Being Flynn.
The About a Boy and Little Fockers director’s next film was previously going under the same name as Nick Flynn‘s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, but has since been changed to what you see today. The drama looks somewhat forced, but it may work better in the film, aside from the distracting, but wonderful Fleet Foxes track. Check it out below via Apple for »
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Bradley Cooper drops out of Man from U.N.C.L.E. talks. The star from the “Hangover” had been in talks to play Napoleon Solo in the upcoming big screen version from Warner Bros. of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” But will not be playing the role, the movie which is being directed by Steven Soderbergh is based on the popular television show originally starring Robert Vaughn. Cooper had been favoured to play the character Napoleon Solo which Vaughn made famous. As with the original television series the movie is to be set in the 1960’s. The studio is also looking to recruit an actor for Solo’s partner originally played by David McCallum in the TV series. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling are rumoured to be under consideration for Solo’s partner Illya Kullyakin as is Alexander Skarsgard from hit TV show “True Blood”. For now it seems the studio has no leading man, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (gercooney)
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