News Shorts: September 24th 2011

Some great new stills from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and set photos of Robert Downey Jr. in disguise and Rachel McAdams shooting Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Poster for The Human Centipede Part II, The Iron Lady, Man on a Ledge, Jack and Jill, Goon, The Rum Diary and Winnie.

“Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Oren Moverman’s Toronto International Film Festival critical smash “Rampart” and will release the film theatrically this year, putting it into Oscar contention….” (full details)

“Next week Disney is expected to announce production on “Lone Ranger” will finally begin in January or February 2012 with the three main cast members staying in place…” (full details)

“Jonathan W. Stokes’ dark comedy script Murders and Acquisitions” has been sold by KatzSmith to Warner Bros. Pictures. The story follows a fired CEO who hires an assassin to kill the corporate raider who stole his company…” (full details)

“China has made the widely-anticipated and potentially controversial decision to submit Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Flowers Of War’ starring Christian Bale as its official contender for the foreign-language Oscar…” (full details)

“Patrick Wilson says there is “an importance” to his character in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”, but it’s a small role and he became involved just as they were finishing shooting. He’s also talked about how a big a fan of the script he is…” (full details)

“It’s official, AMC will air a live show, dubbed “Talking Dead”, immediately after episodes of “The Walking Dead”. The half-hour show will be hosted by Chris Hardwick and will premiere immediately following the encore of “The Walking Dead” on October 16th…” (full details)

“Fox has issued a thirteen episode order for “Heroes” creator Tim Kring’s new science-meets-spirituality drama series “Touch”. Kiefer Sutherland plays a widower and single father whose mute son possesses the ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures has confirmed that “Ghostbusters” will be getting a theatrical re-release in a special limited engagement on October 13th, October 20th and October 27th. 500 U.S. cities are getting the film…” (full details)

“”The Drew Carey Show” and “George Lopez” creator Bruce Helford has agreed to come aboard the Charlie Sheen-led “Anger Management” TV series as lead writer and show runner…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has scored North American distribution rights to Paolo Sorrentino’s road drama “This Must Be the Place”. Sean Penn stars as an aging Goth rocker who goes on the hunt for a Nazi that once tormented his recently deceased father. A 2012 release is expected…” (full details)

“It’s not just John Singleton, now it seems that Craig Brewer, F. Gary Gray and Peter Berg are all being considered for directors of the biopic about seminal gangsta rappers N.W.A… .” (full details)