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Jack Black, Michael Winterbottom comedy “Bailout” goes to Sony

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Jack Black could use a hit — one where we see him, and not just hear him (as we do in the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise). “The Big Year” wasn’t a big hit. “Bernie” went unseen. “Gulliver’s Travels” should have gone unseen. Teaming up with Michael Winterbottom,[...]

Jack Black boards “Bailout” comedy from Cannes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The comedy stylings of Jack Black and Michael Winterbottom don’t appear to gel. But then again, comedy (like politics) leads to strange bedfellows, so maybe a collaboration between the two will be something inspired. While in Cannes to help promote “Kung Fu Panda 2,” Black revealed that he’ll[...]

Colin Firth wants to get to the bottom of Meredith Kercher murder

HollywoodNews.com: Colin Firth and director Michael Winterbottom are developing a film about U.S. murderer Amanda Knox who offed her college roommate while studying abroad in Italy. Firth plans to co-write the script and star as a journalist who needs to solve the murder of victim Meredith Kercher, whose life Knox took.[...]

Jessica Alba moving from “Machete” to fourth “Spy Kids” film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Robert Rodriguez has a tendency to work with the same actors time and again, be it Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, or Danny Trejo, the star of his latest action thriller, “Machete.” Now it sounds like a killer “Machete” babe will appear in Rodriguez’s next picture. Jessica Alba will[...]

David Schwimmer’s “Trust” teases trailer ahead of TIFF premiere

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: There were a few names we expected to see on the roster when Toronto International Film Festival organizers announced the list of Gala and special presentations for this year’s TIFF. Robert Redford, Michael Winterbottom, John Madden, Darren Aronofsky … heck, even Ben Affleck was less of a[...]

Beatles’ “Longest Cocktail Party” movie in the works

By Hollywood News Staff Hollywoodnews.com: Beatle-mania plans to hit the screen again as Revolution Films plans to produce Richard DiLello’s memoir “The Longest Cocktail Party”’ about the band’s shenanigans at the Apple record label. News follows on the heels of Robert Zemeckis’ January announcement to remake the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” in 3D[...]

IFC acquires “The Killer Inside Me”

IFC has picked up the thriller “The Killer Inside Me,” directed by Michael Winterbottom at Sundance. Deadline.com has reported that they have secured U.S. distribution rights. The film, which has become one of the most controversial films since its premiere at this year’s Sundance, follows a small town deputy in Texas[...]