Abbie Cornish is being lined up to star in Robocop.
The W.E. actress is in talks to join the cast which includes Samuel L. Jackson, Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman in the remake of the 1987 action film. Cornish is in line to star as Mrs. Murphy, who is led to believe her police officer husband Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is dead having been killed in the line of duty. However, what she doesn't know is he has been brought back to life as the cyborg law-enforcer Robocop, by a scientist played by Oldman, who will find himself torn between a callous company and the machine.
Last week it was revealed Jackson would play "charismatic media mogul" Pat Novak.
The movie is due to begin shooting in Toronto, Canada, this September and scheduled to be released next summer although the storyline for the film is still being kept secret. Jose Padilha will direct the motion picture, with Marc Abraham and Eric Newman in line to produce.
The original film starred Peter Weller in the lead role and Nancy Allen as his partner, Lewis, and took more than $60m at the box office.
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this Tuesday:
- Atonement: Blu-ray
- The Boys are Back: DVD
- Bright Star: DVD
- Fame: Blu-ray
- I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell: DVD
- Little Ashes: DVD
- Michael Jackson’s This Is It: DVD, Blu-ray
- Paris, Texas: DVD, Blu-ray
- Pride & Prejudice: Blu-ray
- Saw VI: DVD, Blu-ray
- St. Trinian’s: DVD
- Surrogates: DVD, Blu-ray
- Tennessee: DVD
- Whip It: DVD, Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG): starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg (directed by Chris Miller, Phil Lord)
- The Informant! (R): starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale (directed by Steven Soderbergh)
- Jennifer’s Body (R): starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody (directed by Karyn Kusama)
- Love Happens (PG-13): starring Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston, Dan Fogler (directed by Brandon Camp)
Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Zach Galifianakis: The Hangover scene stealer has been invited to have Dinner for Schmucks. The comedy focuses on the “most pathetic” person to ever be included in a weekly dinner. Galifianakis will sit alongside Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in this Jay Roach-directed film.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, MGM, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Drama, Family, Horror, Period, Satire, Comedy, Box Office, Lists, New Releases
Apparently it takes a movie about gambling to finally bring down a family-friendly film.
This past weekend, 21 won big at the tables and brought in over $24 million dollars. The movie - the third Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey have starred in together - survived less than stellar critical reviews to cash in over $9000 per theater. (That average was tops for any move in the Top Ten.) The new box office champ also pushed Horton and its $17.7 million into second place.
Further down the list, Stop-Loss once again proved that audiences are not interested in purchasing tickets for pics about the war. Is it because these films are far too political, or do people simply need a more light-hearted theme to escape with? Whatever the reason, Loss entered the charts in a disappointing 8th place. The Ryan Phillippe vehicle did earn a respectable $3500 screen average though.
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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:
- 21 (PG-13): starring Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess (directed by Robert Luketic)
- Run, Fat Boy, Run (PG-13): starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria, Ameet Chana (directed by David Schwimmer)
- Stop-Loss (R): starring Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Channing Tatum (directed by Kimberly Peirce)
- Superhero Movie (PG-13): starring Drake Bell, Sarah Paxton, Christopher McDonald (directed by David Zucker)
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