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+ While most actors probably would have donned a wig in his place, Bradley Cooper is dedicated to his craft. Here are some photos to prove that the curls he sports in David O. Russell's upcoming frilm American Hustle are the real deal!
+ Just as you were thinking that Tom Hiddleston was all brooded-out after playing Loki for three films, the folks behind Jim Jarmusch's upcoming Only Lovers Left Alive put out two clips of the vampire flick that prove you wrong.
+ Mad Men star is moving on up to the big screen, getting behind the camera to direct Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, and Christina Hendricks in God's Pocket, which he adapted from Pete Dexter's novel of the same name.
+ With Fast and Furious 6 and the return of his Pitch Black character in Riddick, this year is unofficially the year of Vin Diesel and his sequels. While you're still holding out hope that xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will be finally greenlit, you can check out the trailer for Riddick here.
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+ Josh Brolin has been tapped to replace Clive Owen's character Dwayne in the upcoming sequel to 2005's Sin City, titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Brolin joins returning cast members Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba, as well as newcomer Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
+ Transformers director Michael Bay announced on his blog that the next film in the franchise will not just be a sequel to 2011's Dark of the Moon, but the first in a new trilogy. Bay also added that 20 year-old Irish actor Jack Reynor will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the new film.
+ The 50 Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel has admitted that the film adaptation of the popular book will definitely be slapped with an NC-17 rating. Scandalous!
+ Vulture compares Jessica Rabbit with Emma Stone's character in Gangster Squad.
+ Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis died early yesterday morning in South Africa for unknown reasons. He was 60 years old.
Steven Spielberg is considering a directorial role on Robopocalypse.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker is lining up the project—based on a forthcoming novel by Daniel H. Wilson—with reports that Dreamworks is “in a frenzy” about the potential of the movie.
“With DreamWorks, everything is potentially a Steven project - until it’s not. That’s why everyone’s in a frenzy trying to read it,” a source told the Vulture blog.
The story, which was optioned by the studio back in November 2009, is believed to be a realistic portrayal of a possible robot uprising.
It is one of a number of robot-related projects being created by DreamWorks. Transformers 3 is due to be released earlier next year, while Reel Steel, a movie about robot boxing, is due to hit cinemas in November 2011.
Steven is currently filming War Horse - the tale of a boy who goes to the battlefields of World War I to find his beloved horse - and is attached to work on sci-fi movie Interstellar, due for release in 2012.
Read More | New York Magazine
New pictures from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie are here, and we’ve got them!
Above, you’ll see a still of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) casting a spell. We don’t know which one or at whom, but we’ve got a bad feeling about it! To see more stills (much less frightening), follow the jump.
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: David Fincher is in talks to dive into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s retelling of Jules Verne’s science fiction novel. The Oscar nominee, who is also linked to a Dragon Tattoo remake (see below), may work from a script from Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum). No possible start date has been announced.
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Two out of three ain’t bad.
Although Hollywood has yet to present a real threat to Alice in Wonderland, two studios this weekend made strong attempts. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on a series of Jeff Kinney books, proved there was more than enough room for kid-friendly fare at the box office. Fox’s adaptation unfolded to over $22 million in ticket sales - approximately $12 million shy of the three-time winner, but enough for second place.
The Bounty Hunter - starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler - also managed to nab a decent bounty for itself during this frame. Sony’s critically-panned comedy grossed over $20 million, falling just short of Diary.
Meanwhile, Repo Men, Friday’s only other wide release, came a distant fourth with $6.1 million.
Read More | Box Office Mojo
To a different age group, this interview could be bigger than the one with Sarah Palin.
In just a few days from now, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer will be sitting on Oprah Winfrey’s stage. The chat, which comes just two weeks before New Moon finally debuts, will be the only one the writer grants during this promotional tour.
Meyer recently explained the reasoning behind her solo press interview on her blog. “You know I’ve been doing the hermit thing this last year, in so far as media is concerned, and I’m not changing that now, but I am making an exception. I’m doing this for a good reason: I am so pleased and amazed and thrilled with what Chris Weitz has done with New Moon that I want to talk about it, and to show my support for him. And since I’m only doing one interview, better make it big,” she wrote.
Look for Stephenie on The Oprah Winfrey Show this Friday, Nov. 13th.
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
Five years after her death, Julia Child is once again making news on film, television…and print.
Thanks to last weekend’s release of Julie & Julia, the famed chef’s cookbook has received a boost in popularity. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, originally published in 1961, has now been at or near the top of both Amazon and Barnes and Nobles’ best-seller lists.
In the movie, Amy Adams’ character, Julie Powell, attempts to create all of Mastering’s 524 recipes. Powell’s year-long journey became the basis for her own book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. (That memoir - since retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously - currently ranks #38 on Amazon.)
Read More | MSNBC
Almost three months have passed since Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince‘s original premiere date. Will you be able to wait five months longer?
After digesting the ominous message from this first poster, make sure to check out two more after the jump.
Read More | MTV Movies
Given Twilight‘s spectacular opening weekend, Summit Entertainment’s plans for a sequel came as no surprise. (Even if the news was announced after Day One.) Unfortunately, the studio’s desire to quickly turnaround the followup has forced Catherine Hardwicke to drop out of the project. But should a change of director give fans a reason to be concerned?
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
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