News Shorts: December 12th 2010

The first photo of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in Fast Five, Emma Watson in My Week with Marilyn, an apparent photo of the alien creature in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Super 8, and several new stills from Vanishing on 7th Street.

“Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she will not be returning as her “Iron Man” character Pepper Potts in the upcoming “The Avengers” – “I think it’s a for sure. I think they’re starting shooting soon and they probably would have asked me by now”…” ( full details)

“Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy are being considered for the roles of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy in Mike White’s film adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”…” (full details)

“Heather Morris, Britney on “Glee”, is the apparent favourite to play the new incarnation of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in the film reboot for Warner Bros. Pictures …” (full details)

“Anne Hathaway is the latest name attached to star in Universal Pictures’ long-gestating remake of camp 60’s Jane Fonda-led sci-fi classic “Barbarella”…” (full details)

“The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society Of Film Critics have all selected “The Social Network” as the year’s best film,…” (full details)

“”Animal Kingdom” swept all major categories at this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards…” (full details)

“Owen Wilson has hinted that he’ll be involved in a small role in Wes Anderson’s upcoming “Moonrise Kingdom”…” (full details)

“The American Film Institute announced its Top 10 movies of 2010. In alphabetical order: 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone…” (full details)

“Dakota Fanning has dropped out of the film “If I Stay” so she can dedicate herself to finishing her final year of high school. She will complete her work on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” however…” (full details)

“Acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh is seeking funding for a biopic about 19th century British painter J.M.W. Turner…” (full details)