News Shorts: December 15th 2010

First photo of John Cusack in The Raven, Simon Pegg filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, several stills from Fast Five, and yes they’ve done a “Tron Legacy” inspired photo shoot for Playboy.

Posters for The Eagle, Rango, The Green Hornet, The Lincoln Lawyer, Take Me Home Tonight.

“Inception, Harry Potter, Scott Pilgrim, Despicable Me and The Karate Kid were the five most ‘tweeted’ about movies of 2010 on Twitter. ‘Inception’ was the third most tweeted about subject overall, just behind the Gulf Oil Spill and the FIFA World Cup…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures has set a March 30th 2012 release date for “Wrath of the Titans”, the sequel to this year’s “Clash of the Titans” remake. Jonathan Liebesman directs the follow-up which begins production early next year…” (full details)

“FilmDistrict has scheduled a September 16th 2011 release date for Nicolas Winding Refn’s thriller “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan…” (full details)

“Kelly MacDonald (“Boardwalk Empire,” “No Country for Old Men”) is set to play the Grey Lady, the Ravenclaw house ghost, in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two”…” (full details)

“Singer turned actor Tim McGraw (“Country Strong”) has signed on for a role in the Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington-led thriller “Safe House”…” (full details)

“Angus MacFadyen is in talks to play a zookeeper in the Cameron Crowe-helmed “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox…” (full details)

“Comedian Bill Hader has debunked rumors claiming he’ll be a part of the cast for a third “Ghostbusters”, saying “I obviously am very flattered, but I don’t know anything about it”…” (full details)

“”Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance is reported to be interested in reteaming with Ryan Gosling for a musical…” (full details)

“Martin Scorsese says “The Irishman” is putting together financing could go in front of cameras sometime next year…” (full details)

“David O. Russell says he’s moved on from the uncompleted dark comedy “Nailed” which he worked on, saying “I think you kinda keep going and stay with the forward moment…So that’s what I’m doing. There was a lot that was going on that I liked, but it was kinda a stillbirth, you know? So when that happens, the whole thing gets kinda weird”…” (full details)