News Shorts: April 2nd 2012

Photos from The Cold Light of Day, Rust and Bone and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

A shirtless James Franco shooting Spring Breakers, a shirtless Mark Wahlberg on the set of Pain and Gain, and a fully clothed Christoph Waltz filming Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

Posters for Savages, The Dictator, The Avengers, Bel Ami and four posters for Brave.

“Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American distribution rights for the LCD Soundsystem film ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’. The distributor plans to release it via one-night-only engagements in theaters across the country this summer…” (full details)

“Adam Sandler and his comedy “Jack And Jill” swept the annual Razzies on the weekend, winning a record-breaking 10 awards (every dishonourable category) including worst picture…” (full details)

“The Farrelly Brothers anthology feature ‘Movie 43’, originally slated for this month, has been pushed back to January 25th 2013…” (full details)

“Peter Farrelly says the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel will kick off shooting in September with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels set to reprise their roles from the original…” (full details)

“Sony will re-release Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy on Blu-ray June 12th. The only difference from the previous set? New packaging and code for a free ticket to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay Films has acquired distribution rights to comedy “Mac and Devin Go to High School” which features rappers and hip-hop stars Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa…” (full details)

“‘The Lucky One’ scribe Will Fetters says the washed-up rocker male lead character in Clint Eastwood’s long-gestating remake of ‘A Star is Born’ is based on late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain…” (full details)

“Ryan Engle (‘On a Clear Day’) has been brought on to do script work on the film adaptation of the 1980’s arcade game ‘Rampage’ at New Line. John Rickard will produce the film…” (full details)

“Mike Jones has been hired to pen the script “Second Act” for Ad Hominem and Fox Searchlight. Based on a story by Teddy Grennan, the storyline is being kept under wraps…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has acquired Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer’s pitch “Speeding Bullet” which is described as a throwback to the “Die Hard”-esque 90’s buddy cop movie formula…” (full details)

“Paris Hilton will do a cameo role in Sofia Coppola’s film ‘The Bling Ring’, which is based on the true story of a spate of robberies in Hollywood stars’ homes by a group of teenagers…” (full details)