News Shorts: January 22nd 2011

New stills from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Abduction.

“Despite what the British tabloids say, the next Bond isn’t titled “Red Sky At Night” and the Rachel Weisz as head of Quantum rumour is a year old…” (full details)

“Despite what Kiefer says, sources at Fox say no “24” movie will shoot this year…” (full details)

“Despite what various sites claim, the photo linked is NOT the first shot of Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee. It’s a still of Foy from a clothing line marketing campaign…” (full details)

“”All I know is the likelihood that this will be the last one. Well, I wouldn’t say definitely. If Chris goes, ‘Hey, I’ve got another story I think could be interesting,’ then yeah, great, I’d go do that. I always assumed it would be three, but I could be wrong. I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me, but I don’t feel any pressure” Christian Bale says of “The Dark Knight Rises”…” (full details)

“Rebecca Hall is tipped to score the lead role in “The Queen” director Stephen Frears’ adaptation of Beth Raymor’s memoir “Lay the Favorite” about the author’s time spent mingling in the world of Vegas sports gambling. Focus Features will produce…” (full details)

“Greg Kinnear and Jane Curtin have joined the cast of The Weinstein Company comedy “I Don’t Know How She Does It”. The story follows a working mother (Sarah Jessica Parker) trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job. Kinnear will play Parker’s husband and Curtin will be Kinnear’s mother. Shooting is currently underway in New York…” (full details)

“Actor-turned-hip-hop-star Drake is currently in talks to join writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s (“The Informers”) financial thriller “Arbitrage” about a hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire before his fraud is revealed…” (full details)

“Showtime, Starz, FX and now DirectTV have all passed on picking up “The Kennedys” mini-series…” (full details)

“Luke Perry has revealed that he tried to acquire the rights to the Aron Ralston’s story and shoot it with Brian Austin Green. However Danny Boyle got it and made “127 Hours”…” (full details)

“Jaren Brandt Bartlett is set to play the Blue Beetle in the upcoming seventeenth episode of “Smallville”…” (full details)

“We all knew it, now the actors agree – Jason Priestley and Luke Perry’s scenes together in the original “Beverly Hills 90210” were “bordering on homoerotic” jokes Priestly…” (full details)

“One of the most delayed video games in history has finally scored a release date – May 3rd in the US, May 6th internationally…” (full details)

“Susan Sarandon says she’d be open to a “Bull Durham” sequel, not a “Thelma and Louise” one though unsurprisingly…” (full details)