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Mike Binder Takes Up Knitting

Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," "The Upside of Anger") has been tapped to adapt Kate Jacobs' novel "The Friday Night Knitting Club" for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The film will star Julia Roberts as a single mom who...

Erik Aude Biopic On Odd Days

"Rocky" and "Right Stuff" producer Robert Chartoff will make "Odd Days," based on the story of Erik Aude, a football star-turned-actor who was framed for smuggling opium and initially sentenced to death in Pakistan reports Variety.The script, by Aude...

Sendler – A Female Schindler’s List

Producers Jeff Rice and Jeff Most have teamed with screenwriter Lawrence Spagnola for a biopic of Irena Sendler says The Hollywood Reporter.Sendler was a WW2 Polish social worker who was part of the underground where she helped save about...

Trade Breaks: Moyer, Everest, Tucker

"Stephen Moyer has landed the male lead opposite Anna Paquin in "True Blood," Alan Ball's vampire drama pilot for HBO Brook Kerr also has been cast in the project, which Ball wrote and is set to direct and executive...

The Long And Wenders Road

Wim Wenders will produce and consult on "Open Road," an independently-financed father-son dramedy directed by his "Land of Plenty" scribe Michael Meredith says Variety.The story centers on the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend,...

Del Toro Talks The Hellboy Sequel

Currently in pre-production on "Hellboy 2" in Budapest, director Guillermo Del Toro spoke with The Age about some of his plans for the tone of the sequel.First up it deals with the aftermath of romantic fulfilment. "It's about the...

Hale Has A Rockett In His Pocket

Jordana Spiro (TV's "My Boys") and Tony Hale (TV's "Arrested Development") have joined the cast of the Patrick Sisam-directed indie drama "Rockett" says The Hollywood Reporter.The indie drama stars Jimmy Fallon as a man devoted to his work but...

Goyer Does Supervillain Prison Film

Just weeks after he and Warners split over "The Flash" project due to very different takes on the material, Goyer sold the studio on a new idea reports Wizard Universe."Super Max" is Goyer's take on supervillain incarceration in the...

Give Some Padalecki This Christmas

Jared Padalecki, that 6'5" cool drink of water that stars in "Supernatural," has been cast as Thomas Kinkade in Lionsgate's "The Christmas Cottage".Based on the life of Kinkade and his painting of the same name, Padalecki plays one of...

Leonardo DiCaprio Spins Scott’s Lies

Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to star in Warner Bros.' adaptation of the new David Ignatius novel "Body of Lies" (previously known as "Penetration") says Variety.Ridley Scott will direct the project, which reunites DiCaprio with screenwriter William Monahan...

The Fiasco Is Going To New Heights

Universal is going to "Fiasco Heights," snapping up a thriller spec penned by new writer Kyle Ward and setting it up with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes banner says Variety.Story, which occurs in a stylized "hyper-real" noir environment akin to...

Tarantino Talks Abandoned Vega Film

For many years director Quentin Tarantino would bring up the idea of a film focussing on the two Vega brothers - Michael Madsen in "Reservoir Dogs" and John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction." The talk never eventuated though...

Harrison Ford Is Crossing Over

With "Indiana Jones IV"not scheduled to start shooting til June, actor Harrison Ford has time to squeeze in a film project beforehand.Now, Variety has revealed that the project will be the controversial immigration-themed ensemble drama "Crossing Over" for the...

Trade Breaks: Shield, Sin, Harry

"Director D.J. Caruso says that he will shoot the premiere of the 2008 season of "The Shield," the final season of the highly acclaimed FX cop show drama. Seven episodes for the 2007 season are done and set...

Laura Dern Revisits The Jurassic Era

Jeff Goldblum went back, Sam Neill went back, but the prettiest of the heroic trio of the first "Jurassic Park" hasn't gone hunting dinos since the initial adventure (her JP3 cameo not counting per se).Now, actress Laura Dern has...

Casting Couch: Saw, Pie, Baywatch

"Gilmore Girls" star Scott Patterson is the first to officially join the cast of Lionsgate's "Saw IV" which soon goes into production. Patterson is expected to play one of Jigsaw's victims in the film which Darren Lynn Bousman...

Phantasm Remake Dead, Sequel Possible

In an interview with Dread Central, "Phantasm" film series creator Don Coscarelli says that one potential and ambitious planned sequel to his films about the killer balls and the Tall Man is sadly dead in the water:"I hate to...

Mutant Childbirth Warp Child’s Brains

I've tried, I really have, but for the life of me am sad of what the horror genre has become of late - confusing disgust with fright and dumping genuine scares in favour of just demented make-up...

Richard Kelly Gets To Finish Tales

"Donnie Darko" director Richard Kelly is the man. Acclaimed filmmaker, party goer extraordinare and genetically blessed so that his looks resemble a cross gene-splicing of actor Jake Gyllenhaal and photographer Ian Shive.Regular blogger too, the man has updated...

Bratz Serve Their Milkshake To Voight

The "Bratz" (and its inevitable spin-off "C*ntz") are a toyline you probably haven't heard of before unless a member of your immediate family is female and was born well into the 1990s.Nevertheless as everything from ninja turtles to He-Man...

Degrees, Donnellys, Heaven Cancelled

Man television is brutal. Some old shows are calling it quits at the end of the season, but the big news in the last few days has been the succinct cancellation of various new shows - some which had...

Quiet Box-Office Sees Soft Openings

Friday's estimates are out for the box-office and no surprise in guessing that Will Ferrell comedy looks likely to take the weekend as it scored $9 million on Good Friday. What is surprising is that none of the new...

Kevin Smith Talks His Horror Film

Kevin Smith has finally revealed details about his next project "Red State" - the horror film he's briefly mentioned in recent interviews.The theme of the film? Seems the evildoer here is a take on Kansas preacher Fred Phelps,...

Blood Brothers Runs Low On Green

Director Alan Parker has hit financing troubles in his attempt to turn acclaimed West End musical "Blood Brothers" into a film.According to Starpulse News Blog, Parker says that the production needs at least US$40 million to progress - and...

Danny Boyle Scratches Slum Dog Itch

Director Danny Boyle ("Sunshine," "28 Days Later") is presently in pre-production on his next film "Slum Dog Millionaire", penned by Simon Beaufoy ("The Full Monty").Now, in an interview for Time Out, Boyle has spilled some plot details about the...

The Random Spiel: April 5th 2007

Check out Samuel L. Jackson's rather odd new look as the villain in Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi tale "Jumper".- If you've got a good eye you can see some very blurry pre-production art from the upcoming James Cameron...

Lucas Talks Indiana Age & Action

George Lucas spoke with USA Today this week and of course the topic of the fourth "Indiana Jones" movie came up.Of course the big questions is how will 64-year-old star Harrison Ford be convinicingly up for all the...

Prom Night Cast & Plot Revealed

Dana Davis, Jessica Stroup, Scott Porter, Collins Penne, and Kelly Blatz will join Brittany Snow and Idris Elba on "Prom Night", next year's remake of the 1980 teen horror classic.According to Bloody Disgusting, most of those new names will...

Latest Spider-Man 3 & 4 Happenings

Tobey Maguire is reversing his denial of being "Spider-Man 4" - somewhat anyway.In an interview this week with Sci-Fi Wire, he talked about the possibility of coming back - "It all depends on if there's a story worth telling....

Krumholtz & Apatow Team For Dual Projects

"Numbers" and "Serenity" star David Krumholtz is teaming up with producer Judd Apatow for two separate projects says The Hollywood Reporter.The first is Universal Pictures comedy "Attorneys at Raw" which he himself pitched and focuses on two young attorneys...

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