News Shorts: November 5th 2011

Heaps of new stills from Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, the first photo of Bill Murray in Hyde Park on the Hudson, the first photo of Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, and an interactive cast photo from The Hunger Games.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luis Guzman, Johnny Knoxville and Jaimie Alexander on the set of The Last Stand; Emma Stone and Sean Penn shooting Gangster Squad; and both Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara shooting scenes for Terrence Malick’s Lawless.

Posters for Shame, We Bought a Zoo, The Darkest Hour, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Safe House, six character posters for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the logo for Evil Dead.

“New film release dates – “Perfect Sense” on February 10th 2012, “Butter” on March 16th 2012, “The Apparition” on August 24th 2012, “7500” and “The Possession” on August 31st 2012, “Dirty Dancing” on July 26th 2013…” (full details)

“Relativity Media’s “Snow White” movie starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Sean Bean has been retitled “Mirror Mirror”. The ‘comedy action adventure’ is still on target for a March 16th 2012 release…” (full details)

“Latest DVD/Blu-ray date announcements: “The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence” on November 21st; “Colombiana” and “Warrior” on December 20th; “Apollo 18” on December 27th; “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “The Guard,” “Puncture” and “Shark Night 3D” on January 3rd; “Moneyball” and “Higher Ground” on January 10th; “The Whistleblower” on January 17th; “Real Steel” on January 24th; “Texas Killing Fields” on January 31st; and Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights” getting a UK disc release on March 26th…” (full details)

“Pantelion Films have acquired the U.S. rights to NALA Films and Gary Sanchez Productions comedy “Casa de Mi Padre”, directed by Matt Piedmont and starring Will Ferrell. The Spanish-language film, which pays homage to classic westerns and telenovelas, will be released stateside on March 16th 2012…” (full details)

“Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album “Lulu”. Scenes will be shot in the San Francisco Bay area and will be available for viewing later this month…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has grabbed North American rights to period drama “Bel Ami” which stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci…” (full details)

“Scott Rudin has acquired screen rights to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel “The Marriage Plot”. The story is a love triangle about three Brown graduates in the early 1980s who wrestle with love, religion and coming of age…” (full details)

“Phase 4 Films have picked up U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for Derick Martini’s “Hick”. Chloe Moretz starts in the story of a young girl’s life on the road and is based on the book by Andreas Portes…” (full details)

Seven Arts Entertainment and GFM Films LLC have picked up Nick Cassavetes’ dark comedy “Yellow” starring Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Gena Rowlands and Ray Liotta…” (full details)

“ABC just gave full-season orders to three series – “Once Upon A Time,” “Last Man Standing” and “Happy Endings”…” (full details)

“Dimension Films has landed U.S. distribution rights to director Joseph Ruben’s thriller Penthouse North, which stars Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan and begins shooting in December in Ottawa…” (full details)

“Maya Entertainment Group has acquired international rights to Todd Berger’s comedy “It’s a Disaster” starring Julia Stiles, David Cross and America Ferrera. The story follows four couples who meet for Sunday brunch find themselves stranded in a house together as the world may be about to end…” (full details)

“Wild Bunch has acquired overseas rights to Geoffrey Fletcher’s “Violet & Daisy”. Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel and James Gandolfini star in the story of two teen assassins who face off against a series of adversaries, including a mysterious man…” (Deadline)