News Shorts: May 6th 2013

James Franco in his own adaptation of As I Lay Dying, Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham in Ender’s Game, and Jennifer Hudson in Kasi Lemmons’ Black Nativity.

Set photos from Jurassic Park 4, Godzilla, Megan Fox filming Ninja Turtles, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Ellen Page as Kitty Pride on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Posters for White House Down, Drift, A Haunted House 2, The Hangover Part III, Aftershock, August: Osage County, Beneath, concept art from Europa Report.

“New release dates include: ‘Nebraska’ on November 22nd, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ on December 6th, ‘A Haunted House 2’ on March 28th 2014, ‘Blended’ on May 23rd 2014, ’21 Jump Street 2′ on June 6th 2014, ‘Tammy’ on July 2nd 2014, and ‘Dracula’ on August 8th…” (full details)

“Asked about the possibility of a third ‘Clash of the Titans’ film, Sam Worthington says ‘I don’t think so. I loved working with Ralph [Fiennes] and Liam [Neeson], especially. But, who knows. I’d love to work with those boys again, on something’…” (full details)

“Treehouse Pictures has bought screenwriter Alexis Jolly’s feature script ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ about the life of the legendary children’s television icon Fred Rogers…” (full details)

“Michael Bay says that members of the crew of ‘Pain and Gain’ would steal sex toys from the set. Approximately $75,000 worth of sex toys were bought to stock a set used in the film…” (full details)

“Hans Zimmer (‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Inception’) recently composed the score for Steve McQueen’s historical drama ‘Twelve Years a Slave’…” (full details)

“Zoe Saldana says that her role of Gamora in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will be her in green make-up, rather than using any sort of computer graphics or performance capture…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has snatched up U.S. rights to Roger Gual’s culinary ensemble comedy ‘Tasting Menu’. The film was warmly received by critics at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival last week and will open in Spain June 14th…” (full details)

“Director J.J. Abrams said he expects composer John Williams to return and score the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ for Disney Pictures. Williams has scored all of the previous “Star Wars” films…” (full details)