April 22, 2014

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Scarlett Johansson comments on the lackluster indie film marketplace

Hollywoodnews.com: Scarlett Johansson finds that the indie film marketplace has been shrinking. While she would love to act in more indie films, it’s a challenge since big-name talent is required to tub-thump the film, particularly in an age when studios have unplugged their classic film divisions, i.e. Warner Bros. and Paramount.[...]

Helen Mirren on ‘Caligula’: McDowell could have been nominated for an Oscar

Hollywoodnews.com: It was 30 years ago that the controversial movie “Caligula” actually had the chance to flicker in a moviehouse. “Caligula” gets a footnote in movie history because it was originally conceived as a prestigious sword and sandal epic about the flawed emperor written by high-brow literary dude Gore[...]

Kevin Spacey is one of the ‘Horrible Bosses’

Hollywoodnews.com: Kevin Spacey has signed on to New Line’s “Horrible Bosses” comedy just prior to its July 6 production start in Los Angeles. Spacey joins an all-star cast that includes Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudiekis. Directed by Seth Gordon, film follows three best[...]

Sylvester Stallone prepping John Gotti mobster film

Hollywoodnews.com: Sylvester Stallone is planning to make a movie about late mobster kingpin John Gotti. In prepping the film, Stallone is working closely with the gangster’s son “Junior” John Gotti, whose tumultuous relationship with his father is the springboard for the project. Gotti died in prison in 2002. [...]

Pierce Brosnan and son will be ‘Bonded’ (but it’s not what you’re thinking)

Hollywoodnews.com: Former 007, Pierce Brosnan, and his son Sean are readying “Bonded” under the star’s Irish Dream Time production label. “Bonded” is described as “a South-American, border-crossing, slave-labor drama” by U.K.’s Empire online which has been tracking the news online. Script was penned by Mo Ramchandani. Both papa Brosnan and son[...]

Channing Tatum looks for love in sci-fi ‘Ion’

Hollywoodnews.com: Channing Tatum, Hollywood’s new leading hunk, is attached to headline Fox’s new sci-fi romantic epic “Ion.” “Ion” arrives as an original spec script by Will Dunn which Ridley and Tony Scott are producing. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story revealing that “Ion” centers around a man in[...]

Matt Damon may take trip to the ‘Zoo.’

Hollywoodnews.com: Matt Damon might be signing on to Cameron Crowe’s Fox film “We Bought a Zoo.” “Zoo” is an adaptation of a memoir by Benjamin Mee. Damon would play Mee, who invested his nest egg into a broken-down zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing extinction. As Mee takes[...]

M. Night Shyamalan’s next film has Cooper, Willis and Paltrow loosely attached

HollywoodNews.com: Before “The Last Airbender” even takes off, M. Night Shyamalan is discreetly assembling his next project. The Hollywood Reporter has its ear to the rail and learned that Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bruce Willis are loosely attached. There are no details on the plot. The trade[...]

Record $109 million weekend for ‘Toy Story 3′

HollywoodNews.com: “Toy Story 3” is vying for the best opening of all-time among June releases. The Disney/Pixar film pulled in $109 million, posting the second-highest first weekend for an animated film behind 2007’s “Shrek the Third,” which made over $121 million. If Disney’s actual reported figures on Monday[...]

Gary Oldman to impersonate Elvis in ‘Guns, Girls & Gambling’

HollywoodNews.com: Gary Oldman is looking to be a baddie again in Michael Winnick’s crime thriller “Guns, Girls & Gambling.” Except, it’s a different kind of foe from the types he’s played in “The Professional” and “Hannibal.” Oldman is going to play a top-dog Elvis impersonator. “Guns” follows[...]
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