News Shorts: May 4th 2010

The first official photos from the Robert Pattinson drama Bel Ami, new photos from The Other Guys, and higher resolution versions of the recent Thor and Tron: Legacy images.

Set photos of Megan Fox doing some pre-viz stuff for Transformers 3 and new posters for The Last Airbender, The Karate Kid and I Spit on Your Grave.

“Rachel Weisz says that Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming “Jackie” will not be a biopic but rather something more along the lines of “The Queen” – “I think it’s the four or five days after the assassination and how [Jackie] deals with the assassination and the funeral. it’s not a biopic. Its about that short period of time”…” (full details)

“During a “Robin Hood” press conference, actor Russell Crowe said that he thinks Beyonce Knowles is no longer involved in the “A Star is Born” remake that both he and her have previously been attached to – “I think she’s pulled out of it”…” (full details)

“Patrick Dempsey is set and Jamie Kennedy may be involved in Michael Bay’s “Transformers 3″. The roles are unspecified but it sounds like Dempsey plays some sort of villain…” (full details)

“Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break”) has joined the indie action-thriller “The Killer Elite” alongside Jason Statham and Clive Owen. Production starts next month…” (full details)

“”Lakeview Terrace” star Samuel L. Jackson and director Neil LaBute are re-teaming on a drama project for Showtime about a white supremacist family in the Pacific Northwest. Jackson will exec produce though it’s unsure if he’ll star…” (full details)

“Australian actor Jack Thompson revealed over the weekend that he’s up to play Thorin in the upcoming “The Hobbit” movie…” (full details)

“Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence have joined the indie-drama “Like Crazy” for “Douchebag” filmmaker Drake Doremus. Story details are under wraps but shooting is set to begin early next month…” (full details)

“Marvel has finally issued a press release confirming Hugo Weaving as Red Skull in the upcoming “The First Avenger: Captain America” movie…” (full details)

“‘Sopranos’ creator David Chase is holding an open casting call in New York City May 8 for the three leads of his untitled directorial debut. The Paramount Vantage movie will shoot in the Fall…” (full details)

“Lindsay Lohan’s photographer Tyler Shields has confirmed that Lindsay Lohan will play 70’s porn star turned anti-porn activist Linda Lovelace in the upcoming indie flick “Inferno”. An announcement is expected at the Cannes Film Festival later this month…” (full details)

“Jimmy Fallon has been named host the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards to air on NBC on August 29th…” (full details)