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Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts to star in “Larry Crowe”

Superstars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts will re-unite on screen in a new movie titled “Larry Crowe.” The film is independently financed, but was just acquired by Universal Pictures to get the ball rolling. The film revolves around Hanks playing a man that is trying to re-invent his life. The[...]

Tom Cruise in for another “Mission Impossible”

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Paramount Pictures has sealed the deal with Tom Cruise to have him play Ethan Hunt in “Mission Impossible 4.” The film will be produced by Cruise and J.J. Abrams, written by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec, and are still in need of a director. The[...]

Joe Johnston dodges silver bullet with “The Wolfman”

By ROBERT W. WELKOS Eerie, fog-shrouded moors. Decaying country estates. Mysterious gypsies. Men brandishing shotguns and torches leading barking hounds through woods under a full moon in search of a mad killer. Director Joe Johnston hasn’t made a great film with Universal Pictures “The Wolfman,” but he’s certainly done justice[...]

Can Chris Nolan save Superman?

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Look! Up on the Warner Bros. lot! It’s … Christopher Nolan, swooping in to potentially save another DC Comics franchise that has lost its way. Deadline Hollywood has reported that Nolan – fan-fave director or “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” – has been approached by Warner to[...]

“The Cove” acquired by Works Intl. for April release in Japan

BY STAFF London, UK – The Works International is delighted to announce the acquisition of Academy Award® nominated documentary THE COVE by Japanese distributor Medallion Media which is planning a tentative release date of April 2010 in Japan. Until now Japanese distributors have shied away from the award-winning documentary which generated[...]

Anchor Bay secures “Solitary Man”

BY STAFF Anchor Bay, a small studio part of Starz, has picked up rights to “Solitary Man,” starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Mary Louise Parker, Jenn Elfman, and Danny DeVito. The film follows a “car magnate” whose personal and professional life start to tear at the seams when his various[...]

Sam Worthington signs onto “Texas Killing Fields”

BY LUIS CAMONIS “Avatar” star Sam Worthington has signed on to star in “Texas Killing Fields,” a murder mystery that follows two police officers trying to solve twenty years worth (more than 60 victims) of disappearances in the industrial wastelands surround refineries. The film begins production in April in Louisiana. Other[...]

“Dear John” breaks “Avatar’s” reign at box office

Reuters reports that Relativity Media’s romantic military love story “Dear John,” opened to much higher numbers than expected. Despite the winter storm on the East Coast, it still pulled in $13.8M on opening night, heading it on course to bring in $32M over the weekend. This would beat “Avatar’s” expected[...]

Michelle Williams, Seth Rogan to star in “Take This Waltz”

Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan are set to star in Sarah Polley’s new movie “Take This Waltz.” Polley was latest seen at Sundance to promote her movie “Splice,” in which she stars opposite Adrien Brody. She told EW that she is happy to get back into the director’s chair and[...]

John Travolta sends love from ‘Paris’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL From Paris, With Love (** out of 4) James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) holds down a cushy Parisian embassy gig but dreams of scoring an exciting position on the government’s special ops team. Which government? We’re never really sure, and I’m not positive it matters. As part of his[...]