News Shorts: April 28th 2010

The first stills from Robert Redford’s Lincoln assassination drama The Conspirator, the first photos from Diane Lane horseracing drama Secretariat, right photos from The A-Team, and shots of the vampire newborns in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Posters for Buried, The A-Team, Toy Story 3, Jonah Hex, Winter’s Bone and Get Him to the Greek.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has announced that Ricky Gervais will return for a second year to host the Golden Globes, which will take place January 16th 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and be broadcast on NBC…” (full details)

“”The Daily Show” correspondent Rob Riggle has scored a role in Universal’s Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts starrer “Larry Crowne.” Shooting begins this month in Los Angeles…” (full details)

“Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“The Tourist”) will rewrite Shawn Christensen’s screenplay for John Singleton’s thriller “Abduction” starring Taylor Lautner. Filming kicks off in July…” (full details)

“Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights”) is rumoured to be helming the adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic book “The Boys”…” (full details)

“Jennifer Connelly has been offered the role of Vince Vaughn’s partner in the untitled Universal Pictures comedy that Ron Howard will direct. Connelly’s character is torn on whether to tell Vaughn’s best pal (Kevin James) that his wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him…” (full details)

“”The Other Side” director David Michaels has confirmed that Lindsay Lohan is out of the island-set film but the likes of Alanis Morissette, Woody Harrelson and Giovanni Ribisi are still onboard…” (full details)

“Paul Reubens is set to voice ‘Jokey’ Smurf in “The Smurfs” for Sony Pictures Animation…” (full details)

“IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures have completed an agreement to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX’s format over the course of the next three and a half years (from 2010 through 2013)…” (full details)

“Seven weeks of filming on “Transformers 3″ kicks off in Chicago on July 4th with shooting to take place along Michigan Avenue and throughout the Loop. Filming will continue in six other world cities…” (full details)

“Inception Media Group has scored the U.S. rights to Val Kilmer heist thriller “2:22″ which will screen in Los Angeles on June 18th before a DVD/Blu-ray release in the Fall…” (full details)

“Steve Howey (“Bride Wars”), Ashley Williams (“Good Morning, Miami”) and Jill Eikenberry (“L.A. Law”) will play the remaining small supporting roles in the Luke Greenfield-directed romantic comedy “Something Borrowed”. Shooting kicks off this week in New York City…” (full details)

“Maria Ripoll (“Tortilla Soup,” “Your Life in 65”) will direct the $4 million English-language action-thriller “Hitsville” for Intuition Films. The story follows two hitmen’s attempts to kill a target on an island where bullets don’t work and their victim can only leave of his own volition. Shooting will take place in the Canary Islands…” (full details)

“”Gossip Girl” showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have set up a two-year, first-look deal at Paramount Pictures to potentially produce films…” (full details)

“Producer Brad Fuller is expecting to land a screenwriter in the “next two or three weeks” for Platinum Dunes’ remake of classic 80’s kiddie classic “Monster Squad”. They presently are deciding between “three or four different takes” on the material which differ from the original to varying degrees…” (full details)

“19% of New England middle schoolers who were allowed to watch R-rated films were also drinkers vs. 3% of those not allowed to watch R-rated films. Conclusion? New England is twisted…” (full details)