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Cinecast: Brittany Murphy’s Final Film Finished, Anne Cries Over Catwoman

Judd Apatow guest edits 'Vanity Fair'+ 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.

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Anne Hathaway Loved Beating Up Men ‘Too Much’ in Dark Knight Rises

Anne Hathaway at The Dark Knight Rises premiereAnne Hathaway enjoyed beating up men "a little too much" in The Dark Knight Rises.

The 29-year-old actress plays Catwoman in the Batman movie, and she loved grappling with guys in a more action-packed role than she usually takes on.

"Being in the movie was fun because I had to learn to beat up guys - I enjoyed that a little too much," she said,
speaking at the European premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at London's Leicester Square last night.

Christian Bale reprises his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the third movie in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, and Anne found the 38-year-old star "really inspiring" to act alongside: "The first minute you work with Christian Bale it's just amazing. I found him to be really inspiring. It was really great to work with him."

The brunette beauty looked stunning in a white designer dress beaded with silver sequinned flowers at the premiere, and she admitted she loved wearing her skin-tight cat-suit in the blockbuster.

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Michelle Pfeiffer Would Return to Catwoman

Michelle Pfeiffer as CatwomanMichelle Pfeiffer would be open to playing Catwoman again.

The 54-year-old actress portrayed the sexy supervillain in 1992 movie Batman Returns and enjoyed tackling the role, though she thinks it is "unlikely" she will asked to play the character again in the future.

"Probably, if they asked me. It's unlikely that they're going to ask me," she said when asked if she would reprise her role.

The Dark Shadows actress would hope for a more comfortable costume if she ever did return to the role, admitting the tight-fitting catsuit would become "vacuum packed."

"It was probably really unhealthy and it would literally just start to squeeze my skin. I was only allowed to wear it for so many hours," she added to E! News.


PHOTO: New Dark Knight Rises Teaser Poster

The Dark Knight Rises

With all the box office record breaking The Avengers is doing, Warner Bros. wanted to leak a little reminder to movie-goers that they have a blockbuster superhero film coming out, too...

Although the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises hasn't revealed too much about Anne Hathaway's Catwoman, the teaser poster above doesn't look like she'll be serving too much as an ally to Christian Bale's Batman.

The film hits theaters on July 20.

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Michelle Pfeiffer Excited About Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

Anne Hathaway and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman

Michelle Pfeiffer thinks Anne Hathaway will make a fantastic Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

Michelle played the role in Batman Returns and is thrilled Anne will tackle the formidable character in the forthcoming Christopher Nolan-directed movie because she can "go to the dark places" needed for the villainess: "I think she's great. I'm actually very much looking forward to seeing her in that role. I'm a big fan of hers and I think she has everything you need for that role. She has the humor, she can go to dark places, she's obviously very talented. I think she's going to be really good."

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Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman Transformation

Anne Hathaway as CatwomanAnne Hathaway had to "physically transform" to play Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

The One Day actress is the latest in a long line of stars including Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer to play the formidable character in the forthcoming Christopher Nolan-directed sequel, and she admits it was tough to get into shape to fit into the famous suits she wears.

"I had to physically transform. Chris sat me down at the beginning and said, 'Joseph Gordon-Levitt did all his own fighting in Inception. That one zero-gravity fight. He trained for two months.' I basically left his office and went to the gym and just came out about five minutes ago," she said.

Commenting on the character, who is also known as Selena Kyle, Chris claims she represents an "underlying" sense of darkness in the film, which is the last he will direct. "She has a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about, which implies an underlying darkness," he told Entertainment Weekly.


Anne Hathway: Batman’s New Catwoman

Anne Hathaway

Alice in Wonderland's White Queen will soon be adopting a much darker wardrobe.

It's just been announced that Anne Hathaway has won the role of Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) in the next installment. The 28-year-old is now the latest Academy Award nominee -- following Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry -- to play the famous character.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Anne was chosen over a list of contenders that included Keira Knightley, Jessica Biel and Kate Mara.

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Quote of the Day: Halle Berry on Doing that Cat Role

Halle Berry as Catwoman

“Everybody talks about the Oscar curse. People win Oscars, and then it seems like they fall off the planet. And that’s partly because a huge expectation walks in the room and sits right down on top of your head. The moment I won the Oscar, I felt the teardown the very next day. I thought, If I’m going down, I’m going down taking chances and daring to risk. Hence….”

-Academy Award winner trying to explain why movies likes Catwoman came after Monster’s Ball.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Charlize Theron Purring Over Catwoman Role

Charlize Theron as Catwoman?Considering that Megan Fox can be counted out, Charlize Theron is now proclaiming how she’d love to “kick a*s” as Catwoman.

The Hollywood actress is thrilled to learn that she is in the running to play the super-villain alongside Christian Bale and Sir Michael Caine in the upcoming sequel to Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight.

“It’s news to me, but that’s kick-a*s news. I like that… I think that what has happened to that franchise is amazing, and director Chris Nolan is a genius. So I would be an idiot to not consider that.”

If the 34-year-old starlet accepts the role, she will be following in the footsteps of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry, who have both donned the iconic leather catsuit on the big screen.

Other actresses linked to the role include Angelina Jolie and Rachel Weisz.


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 8, 2009

Crank 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks: DVD
  • Catwoman: Blu-ray
  • Crank 2: High Voltage: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Creepshow: Blu-ray
  • Dance Flick: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dead Calm: Blu-ray
  • Freddy vs. Jason: Blu-ray
  • Friday: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Local Color: DVD
  • Menace II Society (Director’s Cut): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The New World (The Extended Cut): Blu-ray

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