I'm sure you have noticed that fairy tales have become the new trend in Hollywood. After we've seen THE RED RIDING HOOD, and beside the upcoming HANSEL AND GRETEL, JACK THE
SNOW WHITE it is time for princess Aurora to get her own film too, which means that SLEEPING BEAUTY will also hit the big screens in the future. But the story will be a bit changed: young Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (TRUE GRIT) will star in the new version in which the Beauty is in her sleep trying to escape the world of dreams. This project has nothing to do with MALEFICENT, another film on the same tale which will focus on Aurora's evil Godmother.
SHORT HEADLINES *Although there were rumors that the production of Brad Pitt's and Michael Forster's WORLD WAR Z was canceled, it will start shooting this summer.
QUEEN OF THE DESERT, an epic drama on Gertrude Bell, a well-known traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century, Ridley Scott is now planning to do his own project about her too. But unlike, Herzog who wants weak, cold and expressionless Naomi Watts in the lead, Ridley is searching among the most talented of thespians for his lead actress.