News Bites: September 17th 2008

New posters Role Models, Good Dick and Passengers.

-A great Vanity Fair photo of all the actors in character as Bush’s cabinet in Oliver Stone’s “W.”.

-Some photos of Ben Barnes and Colin Firth on the set of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” here.

-Brett Ratner talks about his “Superman” project that never eventuated.

-Catherine Keener and Jessica Biel say that controversial director David O. Russell isn’t as bad as his viral videos would indicate.

“‘The Hills’ starlet Audrina Partridge has joined the cast of “Sorority Row,” Summit Entertainment’s remake of the 1983 cult flick “The House on Sorority Row.” Briana Evigan and Rumer Willis already star in the film about five sorority girls stalked by a mysterious killer who might be a girl they accidentally killed in a prank gone wrong. Filming is scheduled to begin in Pittsburgh next month…” (full details)

“Viggo Mortensen says that he hasn’t heard anything about returning to the ‘Rings’ franchise for the upcoming “The Hobbit”, but would he want to return to the Aragorn role? “Obviously. I would rather have the chance to play that role myself since I originated it on film than have someone else do it”…” (full details)

“Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley in the “Harry Potter” films) says she’s lining up playing the lead role of Gemma Doyle in Icon Productions “A Great and Terrible Beauty”. Charles Sturridge will write and direct the adaptation…” (full details)

“A first look at Universal Pictures “The Wolfman” will debut at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” as part of the theme park’s unique Terror Tram. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, October 3rd and will extend over an expanded 13-night run concluding Saturday, November 1st…” (full details)