News Shorts: January 9th 2011

The first photo from Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin That I Inhabit, a new photo of Jason Segel with The Muppets, and set photos of Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried shooting scenes for Now.

“The filmmakers have confirmed that Detroit, rather than Chicago or New Orleans as previously rumoured, will serve as the final of the three locales for shooting on “The Dark Knight Rises”. The production is also locked in for filming in London and Los Angeles…” (full details)

“A leaked synopsis for “Scream 4″ has Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) now an author who returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. Her appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface. The info also reveals that Mary McDonnell plays her aunt, Emma Roberts her cousin…” (full details)

“Bridgit Mendler will lead the American voice cast for Studio Ghibli’s latest film which will be titled “Arrietty the Borrower” in the United States. Hiromasa Yonebayashi directed the film which was released last Summer in Japan…” (full details)

“Naomie Harris (“28 Days Later,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) is the front runner to play the female lead of Susannah Dean in Ron Howard’s sprawling film and TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”. The character doesn’t appear until the second book so it’s not sure at which point she’ll be introduced on screen…” (full details)

“Armie Hammer confirms that Clint Eastwood’s upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic will follow the FBI director and his assistant/lover Clyde Tolson from being young men through to their 70’s. The actors will use make-up for their elderly scenes…” (full details)

“Steven Soderbergh has confirmed that there were quite a few reshoots on his upcoming spy thriller “Haywire” which make it different from an early version screened last Summer. He also confirmed the April 22nd release date that’s been floating about…” (full details)

“Elijah Wood has joined Stewart Harcourt’s Sky TV four hour mini-series adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island”. Wood will play Ben Gun opposite Eddie Izzard…” (full details)

“Catherine Keener has joined the cast of Yaron Zilberman’s indie-drama “A Late Quartet”. Her “Capote” co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman was also linked to the project last week…” (full details)

“HBO’s big-budget fantasy series “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to premiere April 17th at 9pm US-EST…” (full details)