News Shorts: May 3rd 2010

The first photo from Charlie St. Cloud and three new photos from Piranha 3D.

“Brilliant film and stage actress Lynn Redgrave (“Gods and Monsters,” “Georgy Girl”) died in Connecticut on Sunday at the age of 67 after a seven-year ordeal with breast cancer. The actress is third member of her family to die in the past year after brother Corin and niece Natasha Richardson…” (full details)

“Iron Man 2” has grossed over $100 million in its first five days of business in overseas territories over the weekend. Overall its average opening in each territory was around 26% higher than the opening of the previous film…

“Details of the “Anchorman” sequel’s demise have come out over at – director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell said the lowest budget they could work with is $70 million, Paramount won’t green light the flick for anything over $40 million due to the dismal international box-office ($5 million) of the first film…” (full details)

“Continuity within “The First Avenger: Captain America” movie is apparently being developed to leave the door open for the Winter Soldier to appear should there be a sequel. The character is the modern day resurrected form of the Captain’s WW2 sidekick Bucky whom Sebastian Stan is playing in the film…” (full details)

“”Gremlins” director Joe Dante has adamantly denied a third film in the series is in the works, but says that if one ever did go ahead it would likely be a remake…” (full details)

“Jon Hamm, Matt Lucas and Dianne Wiest are in talks to join the Kristen Wiig-led bridesmaid comedy for Universal Pictures…” (full details)

“Members of the “Twilight” supporting cast have been in talks for “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” which Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow”) is directing. If Paramount greenlights it, filming could kick off as early as September…” (full details)

“”60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye”, Swedish author Fredrik Colting’s unauthorized sequel to J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye”, has been given a legal reprieve and may see the light of day after all…” (full details)

“The Ryan Carnes-led TV movie/backdoor pilot based on the classic comic strip “The Phantom” will premiere June 20th on Syfy…” (full details)