16 items from 2010
Three Line Up for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Stephen Graham has joined the cast of Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Graham (Snatch) is said to be playing a character named Scram. Meanwhile, reports say Sam Claflin ("The Pillars of the Earth") and Max Irons (son of Jeremy Irons) are in the two names bubbling to the top to fill the shoes of Orlando Bloom as the film's new male heart throb. Filming is set to begin shortly on the film, which is already slated for a May 20, 2011 release. [Production Weekly and E! Online]
Big Momma's House 3 Gets Bigger: Faizon Love, Emily Rios, Portia Doubleday and Michelle Ang have been cast opposite Martin Lawrence in Big Momma's House 3, which will begin shooting this month in Atlanta at the private, all-girls Agnes Scott College. The new film finds Big Momma (Lawrence) and Charmaine (Brandon T. Jackson) undercover at an »
- Brad Brevet
Big Momma's family is growing.
Brandon T. Jackson ("Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief") and Jessica Lucas ("Cloverfield") already have been cast in the third installment -- now titled "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" -- of Lawrence's FBI-agent-in-drag franchise, which has grossed more than $310 million worldwide. New Regency is financing and producing.
In the latest story line, Big Momma (Lawrence) and Charmaine (Jackson) go undercover at an all-girls performing-arts school to unmask a murderer. Love will play Kurtis Kool, a school security guard and former Run-d.M.C. roadie who becomes smitten with Big Momma. »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
HBO's "Rome" is Heading to the Big Screen: A big-screen sequel to HBO's "Rome" is rumored to be heading to the big screen. "Rome" creator/executive Bruno Heller penned the script and show stars Kevin McKidd (Lucius Vorenus) and Ray Stevenson (Titus Pullo) will likely sign onto the movie, which picks up in Germany four years after the series ended. "Rome" aired from 2005-07 and took place during Ancient Rome, beginning with Caesar's invasion of Gaul and continuing with the rise of the first Emperor Augustus. The series centered on soldiers Pullo and Vorenus, who appeared to die at the end of the series. [EW]
Nichols to Play Conan Love Interest: Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe) will play Tamara in Marcus Nispel's Conan. Mickey Rourke has also dropped out of the film as a result of accepting a role in Tarsem Singh's War of the Gods. [Latino Review]
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- Brad Brevet
Jessica Lucas ("Melrose Place," Cloverfield ) has joined Martin Lawrence and Brandon T. Jackson in 20th Century Fox sequel Big Momma's House 3 . In the film, Jackson plays Lawrence's nephew. The two dress up as women to go undercover at a performing arts school. Lucas' character meets up with the nephew -- first as a boy, and later as a girl. John Whitesell will direct the New Regency production starting in April. »
Lucas' plays one of the students who meets up with Trent early on and then later as his female persona Charmaine.
- Garth Franklin
According to Variety, the third installment in the franchise will be directed by John Whitesell.
Brandon T. Jackson stars as the nephew of Lawrence's character. The pair dress as females and go undercover at a performing arts school.
Lucas' character meets up with the nephew -- first as a boy, and later as a girl.
The script was written by Randi Mayem Singer.
Production will begin in April. »
Brandon T. Jackson is barely at the beginning of his acting career, but he's already been part of two fairly gigantic movies-- Tropic Thunder, in which he was the actual black guy Alpa Chino, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, in which (from what I hear) he played the token black friend. But apparently neither of these hits were enough to keep him away from Martin Lawrence's grasp. Variety reports that Jackson has joined the cast of Big Momma's House 3. Yes, that movie is still happening. Aren't you just thrilled? This time Big Momma (Lawrence, of course) and his nephew Trent (Jackson, presumably) must go undercover at an all-girls school after Trent witnesses a murder. But, of course, the murderers are hot on their tail. Doing the directing duties will be John Whitesell, who also directed the second film as well as Deck The Halls. »
As there weren't enough grief and torture in the world, Martin Lawrence has agreed to a third go-round in a fat suit as Variety reports that the "comedian" is moving forward with Big Momma's House 3. But this time Lawrence will also bring along Brandon T. Jackson (seen in Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson) as a younger cross-dressing partner as the story revolves around FBI agent Malcolm Turner and his 17-year-old nephew, Trent, who go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Posing as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them. I smell an Oscar! Apparently producers want to steer away from simply calling the film Big Momma's House 3. An easy way to do that would be not to make the film at all, but John Whitesell, who directed Big Momma's House 2, will be directing from newcomer Matthew »
- Ethan Anderton
Brand's Arthur Gets a Winer: ABC's "Modern Family" director/producer Jason Winer has signed on to direct Arthur for Warner Bros. starring Russell Brand as the title character. The film is a remake of the 1981 Oscar-winning comedy starring Dudley Moore who played Arthur, a boozy playboy rascal who is set to inherit a fortune if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him. However, he falls in love with a working-class woman and turns to his valet for help when his family makes him choose between money and love. Peter Baynham wrote the screenplay for the remake. [THR]
Snyder's Ga'Hoole Gets New Name: Zack Snyder's animated film Guardians of Ga'Hoole has been renamed Legend of the Guardians. The film is based on the series of children's books by Kathryn Lasky and set in the Forest of Tyto, where Barn Owls live in peace until their »
- Brad Brevet
Brandon T. Jackson ("Percy Jackson," "Tropic Thunder") has joined the cast as Trent, FBI agent Malcolm Turner's nephew who witnesses a murder and must help his uncle go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school.
As a result, Malcolm slips back into his Big Momma guise while Trent poses as Charmaine, and the pair hurry to find the murderer before he finds them.
- Garth Franklin
If you thought Norbit was enough to put a nail in the coffin of the famous-comedian-dressing-up-as-fat-lady genre, I'm sorry to report that you were oh so wrong. Fox and Regency have given the greenlight to Big Momma's House 3, which will begin filming this April. Joining star Martin Lawrence for the third installment is Brandon T. Jackson who I most feel sorry for in this ordeal. He went from starring in a whip-smart comedy like Tropic Thunder that poked fun at movies exactly like Big »
- Mike Sampson
Regency is financing this film that will also star Brandon T. Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief).
In this new installment, FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Lawrence) and his 17-year-old nephew, Trent (Jackson), go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent sees a murder. Posing as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he comes after them.
If the filmmakers have their way, this new installment will not be called Big Momma's House 3. »
Against all laws of nature, Big Momma's House 3 keeps happening, though it probably won't be called that. Martin Lawrence is going to go back into rubbery drag for the third outing, and he'll be joined by Brandon T. Jackson of Tropic Thunder and Percy Jackson. Guess everyone's gotta eat, but why does it have to be a shit sandwich? This one will see "FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Lawrence) and his 17-year-old nephew, Trent (Jackson), go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Posing as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them." The f ilm shoots in Atlanta soon; if I'm out for drinks sometime in the next month and come across the casts and crews of this and Hall Pass fighting in the streets, Anchorman style, I'll be so happy. [Variety] After the break, Sean Bean has his work »
- Russ Fischer
In January, when John Whitesell was announced as the director of Big Momma’s House 3, we hoped against hope that it might somehow get derailed, that Martin Lawrence would suddenly develop an aversion to latex rubber. But now, with word that Tropic Thunder’s Brandon T Jackson has been cast in the film, it feels one step closer to dooming us all.Last seen in Percy Jackson And The Olympians, Jackson is joining the film for a plot that sounds like the bastard offspring of Fame and the last Big Momma’s outing: Lawrence's nephew Trent witnesses murder and must go undercover with his uncle (both of them in rubbery drag this time) at an all-girls performing arts school.Can they track down the killer before he finds them? Will you even have a firm grip on your sanity by the time the film ends?Whitesell will start filming in April in Atlanta, »
Brandon T. Jackson ( Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief , Tooth Fairy , Tropic Thunder ) is joining Martin Lawrence in Regency and 20th Century Fox's Big Momma's House 3 . In the third film, FBI agent Malcolm Turner and his 17-year-old nephew, Trent, go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Posing as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them. John Whitesell, who directed Big Momma's House 2 , will helm the third installment. Filming is scheduled to begin this April in Atlanta. Matthew Fogel wrote the script which received a pass from Randi Mayem Singer. »
After stints as an undercover grandmother and an undercover nanny, FBI agent Malcom Turner (Martin Lawrence) adds "undercover housemother" to his resume in the upcoming Big Momma's House 3. An acting and plot stretch, for sure.
This detail comes courtesy of a recent casting notice. Apparently, Big Momma is hired by the Headmistress of the Atlanta Girls' School for the Arts. Why exactly the school needs an undercover housemother remains to be seen. There's a quick mention of Malcom trailing Russian mobsters, but are they working out of the school?
One thing is clear, though. Lawrence won't be the only one appearing in drag. Included in the casting notice, is this gem:
Note: Trent and Charmaine are the same character. Must be able to sing, dance, and rap.
It seems Malcom's stepson is all grown up and getting into trouble. Now a "17-year-old aspiring rapper," Trent witnesses a murder by »
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16 items from 2010
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