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Sweeney Todd Goes Wide & Tame

DreamWorks and Paramount have ditched plans for a platform release and will go wide with director Tim Burton's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical "Sweeney Todd" on December 21st.Originally because of the very dark subject matter, the lead...

Bichir Is Castro In Guerrilla

Mexican actor Demian Bichir ("Time of the Butterflies") is set to co-star as Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming films "The Guerrilla" and "The Argentine" reports Variety.The $70 million two-film Spanish-language project follows the life of Latin...

McIver & Dando Join Bones

New Zealand actresses Rose McIver and Carolyn Dando have joined the cast of Director Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones" for Dreamworks, Film 4 & Paramount PicturesRachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Ryan Gosling, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and newcomer Saoirse Ronan...

Owen Wilson’s Next Uncertain

Owen Wilson was reported to be in good condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles yesterday after what has widely been reported as an alleged failed suicide attempt.Unfortunately this is a business, and Hollywood right now is more...

Metcalfe Gets It In The End

Hyde Park Entertainment has greenlit India-America cross-cultural romantic comedy "The Other End of the Line" for MGM reports Variety.Based on a Tracey Jackson screenplay, "Other End" centers around an Indian call-center operative who travels to San Francisco to be...

Ashley Tisdale Hangs A Picture

"High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale will star in "Picture This" for MGM's DVD Premiere unit says The Hollywood Reporter.Tisdale will play Mandy, a high schooler who has caught the eye of the most popular boy in school. In...

Intrepid Rides Fourth Horseman

Intrepid Pictures has acquired the Marshall E. Uzzle and Perry Fair penned action thriller script "The Fourth Horseman".The film centers on a young priest sent by his church's secret order to kill a teenage girl. She is believed to...

Ridley Turns Red For Lucas

George Lucas has hired John Ridley ("L.A. Riots") to write "Red Tails," a WWII action adventure about the Tuskegee Airmen based on a story by Lucas, who is financing and executive producing reports Variety.The story charts a group of...

The Random Spiel: August 27th 2007

- New stills from John Rambo, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Daybreakers, Southland Tales, Saw IV, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married and the set of Indiana Jones IV. - Anthony Michael Hall will be playing...

Earth Stands Still For Keanu

Ever thought Keanu Reeves looked a bit like an alien? Well you're right.Twentieth Century Fox has set Reeves to star in the remake of the 1951 Robert Wise-directed sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" reports Variety.Reeves committed...

Third Musical On Big Screen

A Disney spokesperson confirms to TV Guide that plans have changed for the next film in the "High School Musical" saga.The first two direct-to-cable TV movies have proven such huge success stories that a third film was already planned,...

Crowe Talks Controversial Lies

Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe seem to be as inseparable a pair as Johnny Depp and Tim Burton these days, but one of their next projects together might be too hot to handle."Body of Lies" (aka. "Penetration") tells the...

Gooding Calls The Linewatch

Sony Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to "Walking Tall" helmer Kevin Bray's gang-themed action thriller "Linewatch" says The Hollywood Reporter.Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Michael Dixon, a former L.A. gang member who escapes his neighborhood to become a respected U.S....

Sarandon Talks Speed Racer Camera

Doing press for the new Paul Haggis film "In the Valley of Elah," actress Susan Sarandon went into surprising detail about her experience working on the Berlin set of the Wachowski brothers next flick - the live-action version of...

A Look At Shyamalan’s Happening

Phillyist has posted up some juicy spoiler details from early scenes in the next M. Night Shyamalan feature - "The Happening" currently in production in Philadelphia. Here's the scoop, and watch out as there's some big stuff revealed -...

Trade Breaks: Magnum, Monkeys, Skypath

"Nicolas Cage is being rumored to star in the big screen version of hit 80s TV show "Magnum, P.I." Cage is said to be seriously considering the offer after being impressed by the script, which has an even balance...

Dan Dare Film Version Planned

Virgin Comics is planning a feature film adaptation of "Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future," the long running 1950's comic strip described as Britain's version of "Buck Rogers" reports Variety.The intergalactic pilot will first bow in a new Garth...

Piven Has Got The Goods

Jeremy Piven is set to star in the Paramount Vantage comedy "The Goods: The Don Ready Story" which Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will produce says The Hollywood Reporter.Rick Stempson and Andy Stock's script centers on a used-car liquidator...

Niles Talks A Macabre Adaptation

"30 Days of Night" creator Steve Niles has confirmed that they'll be announcing a director for the film version of his Dark Horse Comics mini-series "Criminal Macabre" within a month reports Shock Til You Drop.The series follows pill-poppin' noirish...

Giamatti On Bubba Nosferatu

"Bubba Nosferatu," the prequel to Don Coscarelli's low-budget genre laugher "Bubba Ho-Tep" would have Bruce Campbell's Elvis Presley battling vampires.Now, acclaimed thesp Paul Giamatti has been linked to the film and seems very keen on the project. He...

The Prisoner Has Been Executed

A while back there was a lot of excitement that both a feature film version, and a new big-budget British/US TV co-produced series was in the works based on the short-lived but much acclaimed 1960's TV series "The Prisoner".In...

Dubious Justice Talk Runs Rampant

The "Justice League" movie is rushing ahead for a pre-strike start of production, and so talk is flying thick and fast about what's going to happen with much of it seemingly speculation at best.On Friday, IESB.Net reported that the...

Haggis On Bond 22 Script

At the press junket this past weekend for "In the Valley of Elah," Oscar winning "Crash" filmmaker Paul Haggis was out doing promotions and naturally talk turned toward the next James Bond film.The polish that Haggis did to the...

Ang Lee’s Lust Given An NC-17

The MPAA has awarded Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution," the director's first project since the acclaimed "Brokeback Mountain," the dreaded NC-17 rating."Lust" follows a young Chinese drama student (Tang Wei) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during World War II who becomes the...

Three More Join Hartnett’s Rain

Takuya Kimura ("2046"), Lee Byung-hun ("A Bittersweet Life") and Shawn Yue Man-lok ("Infernal Affairs") have joined the cast of Josh Hartnett psychothriller "I Come With the Rain" reports Variety.Director Tran Anh Hung's English-language $18 million pic concerns a private...

Rainn Pours On A Renaissance

Universal Pictures has picked up comedy "Renaissance Men" penned by actors Rainn Wilson an Matt Ross reports Reuters.Wilson ("The Office") will topline and produce the feature with Jay Roach. The story follows two down-and-out community theater actors who think...

Disney To Swing With Costner

Touchstone Pictures will co-finance and domestically distribute the Kevin Costner political comedy "Swing Vote".The story follows Bud Johnson (Costner), a working-class single father who is thrust onto the world stage after the presidential election comes down to his single...

Trade Breaks: Potter, GI Joe, Dance

"The production team behind "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will be filming several "spooky night scenes" at the cloisters at Lacock Abbey in October. Daniel Radcliffe and much of the main cast will be involved in the...

Thomas Directs More Comedic Dallas

Comedy director Betty Thomas ("The Brady Bunch") is in discussions to helm the feature film adaptation of classic 80's TV series "Dallas" reports Variety.Regency and 20th Century Fox are overhauling the problematic production, hiring Pam Brady ("Hot Rod") to...

Scott & Steenburgen In Step

Adam Scott, Mary Steenburgen, Katherine Hahn and Andrea Savage have joined the cast of the Judd Apatow-produced comedy "Step Brothers" for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are starring as two immature, coddled men...

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