Ashton Kutcher's latest starring role took a toll on his health.
The 34-year-old actor has revealed he was rushed to hospital before shooting his new movie Jobs about the late entrepreneur Steve Jobs after embarking on a fruit-only diet for the biopic, favored by the Apple co-founder who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.
He told USA Today at the premiere of the movie at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Friday, "First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were like completely out of whack. It was really terrifying ... considering everything."
The Two And A Half Men star studied hundreds of hours of footage of Steve for the role and claims he discovered they had a lot in common.
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+ Three years following Brittany Murphy's death, the actress' final film, Something Wicked, is complete. An independent thriller directed by Darin Scott, the movie currently seeks a distributor.
+ When asked whether or not she would bring Catwoman back to the big screen, Anne Hathaway was ecstatic about the thought. She also cried at a press conference over talking about the idea of saying goodbye to the catsuit.
+ Judd Apatow becomes the third guest editor for Vanity Fair - appropriately for their first Comedy Issue. The three covers for the magazine - which comes out in December - feature a number of Apatow's regular actors, including his wife Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Kristin Wiig, and Will Ferrell.
+ Matt Damon has confirmed that he has been cast in George Clooney's latest directorial effort, The Monuments of Men.
Josh Gad is set to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Jobs: Get Inspired.
The Book of Mormon star is in talks to join Ashton Kutcher - who has been confirmed to play technology mogul Steve Jobs - in the Joshua Michael Stern directed indie biopic which will follow the Apple corporation from 1971 to 2000, when Steve became the full time CEO of the company for a second time. While Wozniak and Jobs were close, they had a fractious relationship as the engineer grew frustrated with Jobs' increasingly single-minded behavior.
Ashton Kutcher is set to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new movie.
The Two and a Half Men star - who is a renowned lover of gadgets - will play the late technology guru in an as-yet-untitled picture written by Matt Whiteley. Filming is set to star in May, and the film tells the tale of Steve's life "from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time," according to Variety.
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The Rite may not currently be up for an Oscar, but it does have an Oscar winner – and a box office win.
Anthony Hopkins’ first wide release since The Wolfman cut No Strings Attached from its top spot this past weekend. The film, which debuted during (another) East Coast weather event, managed to shovel up $14.8 million in ticket sales.
The Mechanic, featuring action star Jason Statham, also found a place in the Top Ten. The film – a remake of a Charles Bronson movie – opened in third place with $11.4 million.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Disney, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Weinstein Company, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Biopics, Drama, Family, Period, Remakes, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Sports, Box Office, Lists
Pair Natalie Portman with a star from That 70’s Show and what do you get? A Top Ten film.
No Strings Attached – last weekend’s only new wide release – topped the box office with a $19.6 million bow. The film, which features Portman and Ashton Kutcher, gave Natalie – someone who has avoided romantic comedies -- her best debut since 2006’s V for Vendetta.
As for Black Swan, Portman’s film with 70’s Show actress Mila Kunis – that film slipped one notch down to sixth place over the weekend. You can expect a possible boost for the thriller after Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday morning.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- No Strings Attached (R): starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes (directed by Ivan Reitman)
- The Company Men* (R): starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner (directed by John Wells)
- The Housemaid* (NR): starring Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jeong-jae, Youn Yuh-jung (directed by Im Sang-soo)
- Mumbai Diaries* (NR): starring Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra (directed by Kiran Rao)
- The Way Back* (PG-13): starring Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan (directed by Peter Weir)
Director Garry Marshall gathered some of Hollywood’s biggest names for Valentine’s Day, and now he’s taking on another holiday.
Marshall has cast Ashton Kutcher, Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Abigail Breslin and Lea Michele in his upcoming New Year’s Eve. Sounds like a party.
The movie focuses on a group of New Yorkers and how they spend the holiday. Kutcher’s character hates it, De Niro’s is dying, and Pfeiffer’s is an overworked secretary who’s ready to kick up her heels.
Hilary Swank will play the producer of the huge Times Square New Year’s Eve party, so we’ll be looking for a few notable cameos, too.
Shooting for the film begins next month in New York.
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this Tuesday:
- Being Michael Madsen: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: DVD
- The Black Dahlia: Blu-ray
- Forbidden Planet: Blu-ray
- In Cold Blood: Blu-ray
- Killers: DVD, Blu-ray
- Lost in Space: Blu-ray
- MacGruber: DVD, Blu-ray
- Mars Attacks!: Blu-ray
- The Player: Blu-ray
- Stardust: Blu-ray
- Solitary Man: DVD, Blu-ray
- That Evening Sun: DVD
- THX 1138 (Director’s Cut): Blu-ray
- Tommy: 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, DreamWorks, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Remakes, Sequels, Comedy, Box Office, Lists
Despite increased competition from a number of A-list stars, Toy Story 3 easily cruised to another victory this weekend. The Pixar film added another $59.3 million to its total bringing its domestic gross to over $225 million.
Coming in second was Grown Ups, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. The comedy, which could have probably placed first on any other weekend, earned $40.5 million - the fourth best open in Sandler’s career. (The Longest Yard‘s $47.6 million from 2005 is still his best.) The movie also surpassed James’ last big hit, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which premiered to $31.8 million in 2009.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz found a box office win to be mission impossible. Knight and Day only fired up a mediocre $20.1 million ($27.4 million since Wednesday) and a third place finish. Keep in mind: Vanilla Sky, their last film together, debuted to $25 million back in 2001 - and that wasn’t even an action film.
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