News Shorts: July 10th 2011

Posters for Johnny English Reborn, Higher Ground, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Restless, Conan the Barbarian, four character banners for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two and a revamped (and better) one-sheet for the Straw Dogs remake.

“He was rumoured a while back, now its confirmed that Harry Lennix has join Zac Snyder’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel”. Lennix will play a high-ranking military officer named General Swanwick…” (full details)

“A now deleted tweet indicates that Dominic Cooper has joined the cast of the Sacha Gervasi-directed Herve Villechaize biopic, joining Peter Dinklage who is playing the famous dwarf actor from “Fantasy Island” and “The Man with the Golden Gun”…” (full details)

“The Dark Knight Rises” will shoot at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the very end of July. It has been confirmed that a prison break, a riot, and a motorcycle driving through a building on the university grounds will be done…” (full details)

“The Daniel Craig-Rachel Weisz horror-thriller “Dream House” from Universal will have an R rating when it hits September 30th. The studio tried to appeal the rating with the MPAA to get it downgraded to a PG-13, but the appeal was lost. The ‘R’ was granted for “some violence”…” (full details)

“Disney has announced the arena schedule for their D23 Expo which includes a presentation by Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar and Marvel Studios. It’s expected the latter will be a big one for “The Avengers” which won’t be getting one at Comic Con in San Diego this month…” (full details)

“Hammer Films will produce and finance the “modern day Jekyll and Hyde” story “Wake” which Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom (“The Rite,” “1408”) will direct. Christopher Borrelli and Matt Sand penned the script…” (full details)

“”Horrible Bosses” writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will be penning the screenplay for a sequel to 2009’s animated hit “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs”…” (full details)

“HBO will develop and Michael Keaton will executive produce an adaptation of “Strip Tease” author Carl Hiaasen’s 2004 caper novel “Skinny Dip”. The story centres on Joey Perrone, a South Florida woman who takes revenge on her cheating husband after he attempted to murder her…” (full details)