Katie Holmes is returning to Broadway.
The 33-year-old actress - whose divorce settlement with Tom Cruise was agreed earlier this month - is to star in Dead Accounts this autumn as a woman in her 30s, who lives with her parents and faces a shock when her brother returns to their Cincinnati town in bizarre circumstances.
Playwright Theresa Rebeck is "positively tingling with delight" about Katie starring in the production, which is set to open at the Music Box Theatre in New York, where the actress is expected to continue living with her and Tom's six-year-old daughter Suri following their divorce.
"It's beyond cool, honestly. The whole team is lively as hell. I am positively tingling with delight," Theresa said.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Documentary, Family, Remakes, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Home Entertainment, Lists, New Releases
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Avatar: DVD, Blu-ray
- Best Worst Movie: DVD
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: DVD, Blu-ray
- Disney's A Christmas Carol: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Extra Man: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Kids are All Right: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Last Airbender: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Lightkeepers: DVD, Blu-ray
- Lottery Ticket: DVD, Blu-ray
- Metropolis: DVD
- Open Season: Blu-ray 3D
- The Polar Express: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray combo
- The Shawshank Redemption: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, FOCUS, Lionsgate, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Documentary, Drama, Horror, Independent, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Who says the third time’s the charm?
Resident Evil: Afterlife—the fourth movie in that sci-fi series—topped the box office this weekend with franchise-breaking numbers. The movie, which was offered in 3D, had the best Evil debut to date. (Yes - higher ticket prices did play into this.) Afterlife‘s $26.7 million take surpassed the bar set by Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007. (That outing opened to $23.7 million.)
Since Resident was the only new wide release, the other notable events occurred outside the Top Ten. The Romantics, starring Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel, opened in limited release with a $45,527 debut. More importantly, the movie averaged $22,764 per theater—the best number for all films over the weekend. In comparison, I’m Still Here—featuring a disheveled Joaquin Phoenix—only had a $5,087 per screen average.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Columbia Pictures, IFC Films, Magnolia, Sony, Action, Adaptation, Documentary, Drama, Foreign, Foreign Language, Horror, Music, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Sports, Lists, New Releases, Trailers
Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Resident Evil: Afterlife (R): starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller (directed by Paul W.S. Anderson)
- Ahead of Time* (NR): (directed by Robert Richman)
- Bran Nue Dae* (PG-13): starring Geoffrey Rush, Rocky McKenzie, Ernie Dingo (directed by Rachel Perkins)
- Expecting Mary* (PG): starring Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan (directed by Dan Gordon)
- Heartbreaker* (NR): starring Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier (directed by Pascal Chaumeil)
- I’m Still Here* (NR): starring Joaquin Phoenix (directed by Casey Affleck)
For her next film, Katie Holmes will play wife to someone slightly younger than her real-life hubby.
The 31-year-old Romantics actress has just signed on to Jack and Jill, a comedy that will feature a 43-year-old Adam Sandler in two roles.
Sandler, who’ll be wed to Katie’s character, will pull a Nutty Professor-eseque stunt when he stars as both Jack and his visiting sister Jill.
The Thanksgiving-set film will also feature Al Pacino, who’ll be playing himself.
Frequent collaborator Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups) will work with Sandler once again for this project.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG): starring Chris O’Donnell, Jack McBrayer, Christina Applegate (directed by Brad Peyton)
- Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13): starring Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew (directed by Burr Steers)
- Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13): starring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis (directed by Jay Roach)
Maggie Gyllenhaal felt “important” when she was “swarmed” by photographers - before realizing they were looking for Tom Cruise.
The Dark Knight star and husband Peter Sarsgaard are usually able to walk around New York unnoticed so were amazed when “tons” of paparazzi came into a cafe where they were enjoying coffee, only to then be ignored.
“There were a ton of paparazzi in the cafe with their huge cameras and laptops. I was like, ‘Peter, oh my God, they are so into us. They’re swarming us. We are so important.’ It turns out Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were living on that street. It was the winter, so the photographers would go into the cafe to download their pictures.”
Maggie is currently promoting Crazy Heart, the first movie she worked on after giving birth to daughter Ramona three years ago, and admits she finds it difficult to balance parenthood with her career: “Every night you can’t put your kid to sleep, that’s pretty intense. In my family, that’s a big kind of get-together time - dinner, bath and stories and then bed.”
Tom Cruise wants Katie Holmes to play a villain in the next Mission: Impossible movie.
The actor - who stars as spy Ethan Hunt in the action franchise - is desperate to work with his wife and believes an evil part for her in the fourth film would be perfect because he doesn’t want them to play a couple on screen.
“Tom is very excited about taking Mission: Impossible in a new direction and he sees Katie as a big part of that,” a source said. “They have wanted to work together for a while now but the idea of being a couple on screen in a romantic comedy is a bit dull. This might give them a chance to have some fun both as a couple and as hero and villainess.”
Katie - who has a three-year-old daughter, Suri, with Tom - recently admitted she loves bringing her home life into her acting roles. “In my own life, my whole world really revolves around my family. I do what I need to do, but it’s like, ‘How is everybody else doing?’ And it’s wonderful for me as an actress to put some of that into a character,” Holmes said.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Sony, Warner Bros, Adaptation, Animation, Biopics, Drama, Family, Independent, Period, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Casting, Celeb News, Rumors, Upcoming Releases
Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Jake Gyllenhaal: The Jarhead star may be prepping to play another military man in Source Code, a sci-fi thriller. The movie, which will be directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), centers on a soldier who wakes up as a commuter on a train. The passenger is forced to relive the experience again and again until the mystery behind a bombing is determined. Shooting should start in early 2010.
It’s pretty bad when Hollywood royalty bashes you. To find out that one of the most infamous on screen serial killers was based on your persona has to hurt a little, too.
American Psycho director Mary Harron reveals that actor Christian Bale based the sinister Patrick Bateman on Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise.
“One day he [Bale] called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy.”
While I have not personally looked into Cruise’s eyes, I now look at images of the actor and get a bit creeped out because of that knowledge. At the same time, I feel that Cruise’s wife, Katie Holmes, holds more of this so-called emptiness behind her eyes—she’s the one leeching off the superstar’s wealth and career, after all. Just an observation!
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