News Shorts: February 15th 2011

The first shot of Kellan Lutz in Immortals, the first photos of Chris Rock and Julie Delpy in 2 Days in New York, and a new photo from the set of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Posters for Arthur, Meek’s Cutoff, The Skin I Inhabit, The Conspirator, Hanna, One Day, Little White Lies.

“The Criterion Collection has made more than 150 movies available for download on Hulu Plus and plans to incorporate the remaining 800 movies in the Criterion Collection on a monthly basis…” (full details)

“Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Productions is in final negotiations to pick up the rights and to make a significant financial commitment to Wong Kar-Wai’s martial arts epic “The Grandmasters”…” (full details)

“Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has signed on to score Lynne Ramsey’s forthcoming film adaptation of “We Need To Talk About Kevin”…” (full details)

“Reps for Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston and Paul Giamatti have confirmed they’ve joined the cast of Ari Folman’s sci-fi animated feature “The Congress”…” (full details)

“Vincent Curatola, best known for playing mob boss Johnny Sack on The Sopranos, has been cast in the crime thriller Cogan’s Trade alongside Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics have acquired all US rights to Agnieszka Holland’s WW2 Poland-set “In Darkness” which is based on the true story “In the Sewers of lvov” by Robert Marshall…” (full details)

“At the Berlin Film Market where his modern take on “Coriolanus” premiered yesterday, Ralph Fiennes says he hopes his next Shakespeare adaptation for the cinema will be “Antony & Cleopatra”…” (full details)

“Music Box Films has acquired Liz Garbus’s “Bobby Fischer Against The World,” which screened in Sundance’s new Documentary Premieres section last month…” (full details)

“After Dark Films and Dark Castle have purchased Gary Spinelli’s spec script “Stash House”. The story follows a young couple who, after purchasing their first home, come up against a violent group of men determined to get at what’s hidden inside…” (full details)

“R. Scott Shields (“Supercat!”) has been selected to pen an untitled sci-fi adventure to be produced by Colin and Greg Strause (“Skyline”). No director or distributor is attached yet while plot details are being kept under wraps…” (full details)

“British comedian Rik Mayall has joined the cast of Eron Sheean’s “Errors of the Human Body”. The story follows a scientist with a tragic past who works on a human regeneration project in the hopes of finding redemption…” (full details)

“Advertisers have spent a total of $720 million to promote their products during the Oscar telecast over the past ten years…” (full details)