News Shorts: January 28th 2010

Several first look photos today including the Ryan Reynolds & Jason Bateman body swap comedy The Change-Up, the Ben Stiller-led action/comedy Tower Heist, the Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts comey/drama Larry Crowne, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a porn blogger in Elektra Luxx.

There’s also a motion poster for Drive Angry 3D and a regular poster for Win Win.

This year’s ten Best Picture Oscar nominees… in Lego form. See the photos here.

A 24-page comic book prequel to the “True Grit” remake entitled “True Grit: Mean Business” is up at Comixology and effectively tells the story that Marshall ‘Rooster’ Cogburn’ (Jeff Bridges) was testifying to in court at the start of the film.

“Actor Brandon Molale has tweeted that he’s just auditioned to play the Hulk (motion capture) in the new Avengers movie, indicating that it would appear Mark Ruffalo will not be doing motion capture for the character after all…” (full details)

“First mentioned last week, “Alice in Wonderland” star Mia Wasikowska is now officially in talks for the key teen role in Chan-wook Park’s “Stoker”. The actress replaces Carey Mulligan in the role…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has officially denied the rumor that British director Christopher Smith (“Severance,” “Triangle,” “Black Death”) is currently the front runner to direct “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”…” (full details)

“A prison librarian has revealed that male prisoners are heavily into the “Twilight” book series. “Hold on tight spider monkey” indeed…” (full details)

“TNT has issued an apology for comment made by 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan who called former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin “good masturbation material” during a live Inside the NBA broadcast…” (full details)