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Sean Penn’s Inspirational Director

Paolo Sorrentino and Sean Penn

Sean Penn takes "inspiration" from director Paolo Sorrentino. The Milk actor plays Irish ex-rockstar Cheyenne in Sorrentino's new drama This Must Be The Place and has been inspired by his directing style, which he finds particularly engaging:

"He had very clear ideas of the physicality in terms of the visual, the look of the character. It's an unusual kind of plan, to work with a director like this. So many of the things that he gives the actors that are in our domain to create, you will always have a challenge waiting for you. He provides so much of it, you might as well listen. I think, to me, it's very fair to say that he is one of the very few film masters going right now. Somebody who's going to make cinema for a long time, in a way that will inspire us. So as an actor, you are also an appreciator of him, and you try to take a lot of inspiration from him."

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Three Stooges Movie Ready to Film, Though No Cast Yet

The Three Stooges - movie not cast

Bobby and Peter Farrelly, ready to direct? Check. A funny script that pays homage to the movie’s theme, The Three Stooges? Check. A shooting location? Check. The only thing the new movie doesn’t have is a cast -- which is something of a problem, since filming is scheduled to begin at the end of April.

Yikes. “We just haven’t made a choice,” explained Peter Farrelly, one-half of the filmmaking brother duo. “But, we will in the coming weeks.” Let’s hope so.

The Three Stooges film is a much-anticipated project that once had some of the biggest of big names attached to it. Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey were going to become Larry, Moe and Curly (in that order), but both Penn and Carrey ditched the project early on.

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Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg: New Stooges?

 


The Farrelly Brothers (There’s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal) are still searching for the perfect Stooges. The comedic filmmakers plan to bring a big-screen version of the slapstick trio to fans ... and, they’ve been planning for a while.

The Three Stooges was originally cast with Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey (Larry, Moe and Curly respectively), but Penn and Carrey both bowed out.

Now, the Brothers are looking toward a Jackass and an SNL vet to help round out the cast. The LA Times reports that Johnny Knoxville may come on board as Moe, while Andy Samberg will take on the role of Larry. “We like both of those guys,” Bobby Farrelly said. “And Knoxville is a real-life stooge.”

Cher will also star in the flick as the leading lady, playing Mother Superior of an orphanage where the stooges create chaos. “Cher is the coolest chick ever,” Peter Farrelly said of the casting choice.

The Three Stooges will be presented as a reboot film with three 27-minute shorts -- if production ever begins.

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Box Office Breakdown: Harry Potter Breaks Franchise Record

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set a new record for the franchise this weekend – without the help of any 3-D prices.

The penultimate film in the series took in a magical $125 million, beating the previous mark set by 2005’s Goblet of Fire (which debuted to $102.7 million). The movie, which more than doubled what the other Top 10 entries did combined, also found itself ranked sixth on the all-time openers list.

In comparison, Paul Haggis’ did about 5% of what Harry Potter accomplished. That’s the smallest open for Russell Crowe since 2006’s A Good Year.

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In Theaters This Weekend: November 5, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Due Date (R): starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan (directed by Todd Phillips)
  • For Colored Girls (R): starring nika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson (directed by Tyler Perry)
  • Megamind (PG): starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey (directed by Tom McGrath)
  • 127 Hours* (R): starring James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara (directed by Danny Boyle)
  • Beneath the Dark* (NR): starring Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler (directed by Chad Feehan)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 28, 2010

Get Him to the GreekHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Babies: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Frozen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Get Him to the Greek: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Good: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Iron Man 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Killer Inside Me: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Legend of the Seeker: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Private Eyes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Thin Red Line: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Getting Into Character: Sean Penn as Wild-Haired Rock Star

Sean Penn on set of This Must Be the Place

No, is not playing The Cure’s Robert Smith in a movie. And no, this is not a comedy a la Fast Times of Ridgemont High.

The two-time Oscar winner is seen here with caked-on makeup and teased-up hair for This Must Be the Place, a drama about an “aging rock star” (Penn) seeking to find the Nazi who “tormented his father in a concentration camp.”

The production – also starring Frances McDormand and Eve Hewson - will shoot in both Ireland and the United States.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 18, 2010

Invictus DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Apocalypse Now: Redux: DVD
  • Carlito’s Way: Blu-ray
  • Extraordinary Measures: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Girl on the Train: DVD
  • Invictus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • L.A. Story: DVD
  • The Messenger: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The New Daughter: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Outlander: Blu-ray
  • The Spy Next Door: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Valentine’s Day: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Walkabout: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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The 2010 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

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Oscar statues

When you throw in an extra host, add five more Best Picture nominees, take away the Best Song performances and nominate two formerly married directors—what do you get? A night that will surely be talked about.

Although many believe the will end with very few surprises, the possibility of an upset is still too great to ignore. Will the box office champ (Avatar) win Best Film as well? Or will The Hurt Locker - or even Inglourious Basterds - take the prize? Is Jeff Bridges a shoo-in for Best Actor…or could BAFTA winner Colin Firth sneak past him? Will Sandra Bullock have to deliver another acceptance speech, or will Meryl Streep take home her first Oscar since 1983?

To find out if the ceremony ends in a world of Hurt or Up in the Air, stay tuned here for the live results!

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 2, 2010

Zombieland DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Adam: DVD
  • Amadeus (Director’s Cut): Blu-ray
  • Amelia: DVD, Blu-ray
  • An American in Paris: Blu-ray
  • Casablanca: Blu-ray
  • The Departed: Blu-ray
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Blu-ray
  • Gangs of New York (Remastered): Blu-ray
  • Gigi: Blu-ray
  • The Godfather (Coppola Restoration): Blu-ray
  • The Godfather Part II (Coppola Restoration): Blu-ray
  • The Last King of Scotland: Blu-ray
  • Love Happens: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Maid in Manhattan: Blu-ray

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