April 22, 2014

BEHIND THE SCENES

Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ stirs writers’ war

HollywoodNews.com: The writers of Jon Favreau’s upcoming summer action film “Cowboys & Aliens” are having a shoot-out. Turns out titan scribes Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lidelof are getting their names listed along with Scott Mitchell Rosenberg who authored the graphic novel. However, the earlier writers on the project want[...]

Carey Mulligan looks to hook ‘The Great Gatsby’

HollywoodNews.com: Carey Mulligan has put herself in the front-running for the highly-coveted role of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Both Vulture and The Sun believe Mulligan is the lead contender. Apparently, Leonardo DiCaprio, who is set to play Jay Gatsby, and Luhrmann[...]

‘Precious’ sequel to hit bookshelves

HollywoodNews.com: There is a sequel to “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” Not in film form yet, but definitely in book. The author whose real name is Ramona Lofton sold “The Kid” to Penguin Press. The New York Observer and the Hollywood Reporter had the news. In “The Kid,” Precious’ son[...]

Lady Gaga has a good romance with the Muppets

HollywoodNews.com: Talk about lightening in a bottle. Evidence that the Muppet brand is just about to get hipper with current crowds, news arrive that Lady Gaga will make an appearance in their new movie. Rounding out Gaga’s entourage in the film, are funny men Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”), John Krasinski (“The Office”)[...]

Anne Hathaway on nude scenes: ‘Racy’ and ‘mortifying’

HollywoodNews.com: Taking her clothes off in front of the camera is the hardest part of the job for actress Anne Hathaway. The “Princess Diaries” actress had to shoot some nude scenes in the upcoming Edward Zwick film “Love and Other Drugs” with Jake Gyllenhaal – moments that were “mortifying” for[...]

Roland Emmerich’s ‘The Zone’ is not in play

HollywoodNews.com: No! On October 31, it was reported that “Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich was directing a cheapie sci-fi film for $5 million. Brilliant idea. It has been said that the most creative things occur when limits are set. The film, a “Paranormal Activity” inspired project with[...]

Bruce Willis just one of the top-shelf names in Wes Anderson’s next film

HollywoodNews.com: Wow! Wes Anderson is assembling an edgy eclectic cast for his next movie “Moon Rise Kingdom.” Per Deadline, he’s considering Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and his go-to guy Bill Murray. “Moon” reps the first live action Anderson film since 2007’s “The Darjeeling Limited.” Anderson wrote the[...]

Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro to celebrate ‘New Year’s Eve’

HollywoodNews.com: Garry Marshall is returning to the director’s chair for a spin-off of his romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day,” entitled “New Year’s Eve.” Ashton Kutcher will reprise his role as Reed Bennett from “Valentine’s” however other thesps won’t return. Rather Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Hilary[...]

‘Dragon Tattoo’ director questions U.S. remake, backs Noomi Rapace for Oscar

HollywoodNews.com: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” director Niels Arden Oplev trumpeted his support for Noomi Rapace’s (aka Lisbeth Salander) bid for an Oscar and voiced his concerns over the U.S. remake of the Swedish blockbuster. Hollywood Reporter was reading Oplev’s interview with Word & Film”: The only thing that’s annoying to[...]

Nikki Reed, Hayden Panettiere set to kill in ‘Downers Grove’

HollywoodNews.com: “Twilight” actress Nikki Reed and NBC “Heroes” starlet Hayden Panettiere are going to be best-ies. The actresses will be starring in “Downers Grove,” a high school thriller adapted by cult scribe Bret Easton Ellis from Michael Hornberg’s tome. Rebecca De Mornay will also star. “Prom Night” helmer Nelson McCormick is[...]
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