6 items from 2008
Photo: Warner Bros. Warner Bros. just sent over their 2009 picture preview and it is Huge. It includes 22 films and I have added a total of 40 new images from films including the following: Sherlock Holmes Final Destination: Death Trip 3D Where the Wild Things Are Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Terminator Salvation Watchmen The Informant Friday the 13th Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Whiteout Orphan Observe and Report He's Just Not That Into You The Hangover 17 Again My Sister's Keeper Shorts Under the Sea 3D The Box Untitled Clint Eastwood Project Ninja Assassin I have included a preview image, the release date, cast, director and synopsis for each film over the next six pages. The brand new, never-before-seen images for several of the releases can be previewed by clicking on the link accompanying each film. Remember, the links open in »
- Brad Brevet
16 November 2008 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The NBC project, which she is co-creating with the network and Universal Media Studios, will be based on an original idea of Cusack's. John Markus ("The Larry Sanders Show") is serving as writer/executive producer, while Cusack will produce with Julie Yen.
"Acceptance," based on the novel by Susan Coll, is a dramedy that centers on an overachieveing high school student (Whitman) dealing with the stress of her senior year and applying to college. Complicating things is the fact that her parents are splitting up, and her mother (Cusack) is focused on getting her daughter into a top school so she's better able to find a husband.
Sanaa Hamri ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2") is directing from a script »
- By Kimberly Nordyke
Matthew Barry began his Hollywood life as an actor, appearing in such films as The Wraith and Bernardo Bertolucci's Luna. These days he's a respected casting director who has worked with the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer, Tim Burton, and Nick Cassavetes. What, exactly, prompted the change in career tracks? "I was about to turn 30 years old, and I was bored," Barry says bluntly. "I was doing some really bad television, and I remember sitting on the set one day, going, 'There's got to be more to life than this.'" After a brief stint in the UCLA film program, the NewYork City native decided to ask director Barry Levinson for a job — any job. "I knew an associate of his who hooked me up," Barry recalls. "The production manager [on Levinson's film Toys] said, 'Well, we need some help in casting.' I started working with Ellen Chenoweth on that film and loved every minute of it. »
- Sarah Kuhn
29 September 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Thomas Dekker wants to live forever.
The star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is in talks to take a lead role in MGM's remake of the 1980 musical "Fame." Dekker is gunning to play Marco, a working-class kid with some gnarly acting chops who is competing with thousands of other hopefuls to get into and survive an elite New York public high school for the arts.
Written by Allison Burnett, the revamp will be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, a director and choreographer who has worked in TV (MTV's "DanceLife"), on music videos and on tours for such singers as Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. Mark Canton ("300") is producing the $25 million project along with Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg of Lakeshore Entertainment ("Elegy").
The producers have been holding open casting calls in New York and Los Angeles since the spring (video auditions posted by wannabes also pepper YouTube).
The original "Fame, »
- By Borys Kit and Jay A. Fernandez
Director Nick Cassavetes' adaptation of Jodi Picoult's novel follows a former district attorney (Diaz) and her fireman husband (Patric) who are sued by their 13-year-old daughter (Breslin) for emancipation.
The daughter was conceived and underwent several operations to help save her ill older sister (Sofia Vassilieva). Dekker (Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) plays the older sister's boyfriend and a fellow cancer survivor. Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack also star.
The film is shooting in Los Angeles with New Line's Merideth Finn and Mark Kaufman overseeing production for the studio.
Patric is repped by Endeavor and Untitled. Dekker is repped by ICM and Untitled. »
While Anderson is seeking an annulment to end her brief marriage to the poker player, Salomon is using his notoriety to land film roles.
And now he's set for the big screen, according PlanetGossip.Eonline.com.
Salomon is set to play a courtroom bailiff in the drama, in which a mum, played by Diaz, is sued for emancipation by her daughter. Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin will play the Charlie's Angels star's girl.
And sources tell the website that Salomon has a speaking role. »
6 items from 2008
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