News Shorts: September 1st 2011

The first photo of Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn, also new shots of Josh Duhamel in Fire with Fire, Judi Dench in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and ‘class photos’ featuring the cast of American Reunion.

Set photos of Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and D.J. Cotrona shooting G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, and some of Iron Man’s spare gear on the set of The Avengers.

Posters for Drive, The Ides of March, Real Steel, The Double, Margaret.

“Studio Ghibli’s new film has been retitled “The Secret World of Arrietty” for the U.S. domestic release in 2012…” (full details)

“Tom Six’s “The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)” has been set for a U.S. domestic release on October 7th…” (full details)

“Some more DVD/Blu-ray dates – “The Tree of Life,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Zookeeper” and “Horrible Bosses” on October 11th, “Water for Elephants” and “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” on November 1st…” (full details)

“Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo”, directed by and starring Academy Award winner Ben Affleck. Filming on Argo began in Los Angeles and future locations include Washington D.C. and Istanbul…” (full details)

“Norwegian crime thriller “Headhunters” scored $1.85 million in its first week in local release, the second-best opening ever for a Norwegian film behind World War II epic “Max Manus”…” (full details)

“Terence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea”, starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston, will close this year’s London Film Festival…” (full details)

“Teddy Sears (“Torchwood: Miracle Day”) has booked a recurring role as Pat, Chad’s (Zachary Quinto) partner and co-owner of the haunted home at the center of the FX horror series “American Horror Story”. Sears began filming yesterday…” (full details)

“Former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Jason Priestly has joined the cast of A&E’s miniseries “Bag of Bones,” based on Stephen King’s novel. Priestley will play the literary agent of Pierce Brosnan’s character…” (full details)

“Joseph Hyungmin Son, who played the Oddjob-inspired shoe-tossing henchman of Dr. Evil in the “Austin Powers” films, has been convicted of torturing a California woman in connection with a Christmas Eve rape that took place more than two decades ago…” (full details)

“James Franco has dropped out of the planned Broadway production of the Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth, co-starring Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman…” (full details)

“Despite the failure during its first attempt to introduce the system, MoviePass Inc. announced today it’s pressing forward with plans giving film fans the ability to attend unlimited movies for a fixed monthly fee. According to their latest press release, the company has teamed up with the Hollywood Movie Money system, giving them access to 36,000-plus screens…” (full details)