News Shorts: February 14th 2011

The first photos of Antonio Banderas in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Black Gold.

New stills from 11-11-11, the first photo of Peter Dinklage in The Knights of Badassdom, art book photos for Sucker Punch, and new posters for I Saw the Devil, Oranges and Sunshine, Water for Elephants, Atlas Shrugged and The Resident.

A fun infographic breaks down the basics of Doctor Who for those who want to catch up.

“The Farrelly Brothers say they’ll reveal the cast of their upcoming “Three Stooges” biopic in about a month…” (full details)

“Roberto Orci says he aims to turn in the first full draft of “Star Trek 2″ by the end of next month. This could mean a late Summer start of shooting…” (full details)

“Florian Gallenberger has been hired to re-write the script which explores the rise and fall of fraudulent 80’s singers Milli Vanilli…” (full details)

“Patton Oswalt will be the first person to exhale pot smoke on screen in 3D for his role as Santa Claus in “A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas”…” (full details)

“The last hold out of the original cast, Gerard Butler, is now confirmed to be returning to voice his character in the upcoming “How to Train Your Dragon” sequel…” (full details)

“Lionsgate Films is scheduled to release the first three “Scream” films on Blu-ray in June, two months after the release of “Scream 4″…” (full details)

“Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana are teaming for an HBO political drama series set in Texas…” (full details)

“Director Guy Ritchie is rumored to be up for directing the “Cannonball Run” remake and wants George Clooney to play the Burt Reynolds role in the film. The article sites an agency source said the rumor, but a source close to Guy Ritchie’s camp said “this was the first they heard of it”…” (full details)

“Despite reports that she’s been cast, reps for actress Robin McLeavy (“The Loved Ones”) says she’s only still in contention for the role of Mary Todd in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American distribution rights to Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut “Higher Ground”…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures have scored North American rights to Norwegian thriller “Headhunters”. Based on Jo Nesbo’s best-seller, Aksel Hennie plays an unscrupulous corporate headhunter and secret art thief…” (full details)

“Scribe Judy Morris (“Babe: Pig in the City,” “Happy Feet”) is penning the dark thriller “Needlepoint” which is set in an Australian coastal town. The story details the life of a local doctor whose life is turned around when an anthropologist and his wife, Susan, move to town. British filmmaker Gary Love (“Sugarhouse”) is co-writing…” (full details)

“”Inception” cinematographer Wally Pfister won the Outstanding Achievement Award in the feature film category of American Society of Cinematographers Awards over the weekend…” (full details)

“Connie Britton and Harry Connick Jr. are toplining holiday family film “When Angels Sing,” directed by Tim McCanlies (“Secondhand Lions”)…” (full details)

“Gael Garcia Bernal will star in director Marc Silver’s “Who Is Dayani Cristal?,” a drama documentary co-produced by Pulse Films and Bernal’s Canana…” (full details)