Monday, February 28, 2011

THE BEST AND THE WORST DRESSED AT OSCARS 2011! MILA KUNIS THE BEST, JENNIFER HUDSON THE WORST!

So, did you watch Oscars last night? I'm happy that THE KING'S SPEECH won most of the major awards, I was also happy with Christian Bale winning, and I thought female awards went into wrong hands. The stage was lovely this year and Anne Hathaway and James Franco were cute but they didn't make me laugh at all (although I did fall asleep after first hour and a half :))
And I really must admit these were probably the weakest Oscars in last ten years when speaking about fashion. I didn't see a single breathtaking gown. What happened? When it comes to best dressed most of you will agree with me that Mila Kunis looked beautiful in her refined Elie Saab gown which matched her angelic blue eyes beautifully.
Young Mandy Moore also looked refined in her beige sparkly dress, while dame Helen Mirren looked quite noble in her graphite gray dress (those puffed sleeves looked great on her). The only sexy dress came from Matthew McConaughey's partner Camila Elves, she really had a wow factor.
There were also three big disappointments: I was very excited to see my favourite Cate Blanchett at the Oscars, and I can't say her dress was ugly but it was strange, overly retro, and it left me disappointed. And I will never understand what happened to adorable Amy Adams? What on Earth made her choose that green jewelry with a violet dress??? Nicole Kidman has lost her title of style icon long time ago, and this time she proved that her obsession with too many details leaves us constantly disappointed.
But I think you will all agree that Jennifer Hudson was the main freak (click to see) of the night! Although her dress was lovely by itself, her boobs looked so horrible in it, that now I think I have a boob phobia :)
When it comes to gentlemen, young Jesse Eisenberg and style icon Justin Timberlake, who was also great on stage, were the most dashing among them all.
So, whom did you like or didn't like this year at the red carpet?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

VIGGO MORTENSEN GENERAL ZOD IN "SUPERMAN"? JUDE LAW TO JOIN RACHEL WEISZ & ANTHONY HOPKINS IN "360"! IDRIS ELBA JOINS MICHAEL FASSBENDER & CHARLIZE THERON IN "PROMETHEUS"

Ridley Scott's exciting new futuristic epic movie PROMETHEUS is adding more and more cool cast members: Idris Elba (we will be seeing him as Heimdall in this year's biggest super hero flick THOR and you have also seen him in THE OFFICE, THE LOSERS and ROCK N ROLLA) has just joined the cast which already includes the stunning duo of two talented and gorgeous blue-eyed creatures Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. Ridley has already promised that the sf film will be epic telling the story of creation, the gods and the man who stood against them. He also said that PROMETHEUS will not be a prequel to ALIEN.

SHORT HEADLINES *According to latest rumors, Zack Snyder might hire Viggo Mortensen to play the main villain, probably General Zod, in the upcoming SUPERMAN alongside Henry Cavill as the caped hero.  Alice Eve, Rosamund Pike and Diane Kruger could play Zod's assistant Ursa. *According to "MovieWeb" BLACKBIRD has added new cast members:  the film centers on a brother-sister pair of fugitives (Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde) who encounter a young boxer (Charlie Hunnam) recently released from prison. Treat Williams and Kate Mara will play a father and daughter whose story line is connected with the main plot while Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson will play the boxer's parents.*Shia LaBeouf is the new candidate for the lead in THE BOURNE LEGACY.
Well, this is shaping up to be a helluva cast: according to "Playlist" Jude Law could join 360, complicated drama from Fernando Meirelles which already includes Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster. The film will consist of series of interconnected stories in which one couple has a love scene and then one of the partners moves into the next scene to have a love scene with some other partner who then moves to another scene ... The film will show relationships of people from different social backgrounds.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

EWAN MCGREGOR AS ROYAL GUARD IN "JACK THE GIANT KILLER"! JAKE GYLLENHAAL, GARRETT HEDLUND, TOBEY MAGUIRE, KELLAN LUTZ & TAYLOR KITSCH IN "THE BOURNE LEGACY"?

One of the most exciting upcoming fantasy adventures, JACK THE GIANT KILLER, to be directed by Bryan Singer (X-MEN) might add Ewan McGregor. The film will follow young man Jack (Nicholas Hoult) who unwittingly breaks a long-standing peace between the humans and giants when he goes after a princess who the giants kidnapped. Ewan McGregor could play the leader of the king's royal guard who helps in fighting off the giants. The cast also included Bill Nighy and Stanley Tucci (click to read about their roles). Beautiful young blue eyed blond Eleanor Tomlinson from ALICE IN WONDERLAND could get the role of the princess in trouble.
SHORT HEADLINES *Good God! John Travolta and Kim Kardashian in the same movie! It almost hurts :) He will play mafia boss John Gotti in an untitled biopic about the famous mobster, while she could play his daughter-in-law. *Charming duo of producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman who brought us THE KING'S SPEECH are now making AMERICAN ENGLISH about a New Jersey woman who moves to London and tries to vanquish any trace of her Jersey roots. After she becomes engaged, she risks her background being exposed when her mother comes to visit.
Director Tony Gilroy is currently searching for a new actor who will take over the role of the famous assassin in THE BOURNE LEGACY from Matt Damon. According to "MovieWeb" the list of the candidates currently includes following names: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund (TRON LEGACY), Taylor Kitsch (JOHN CARTER OF MARS) and Kellan Lutz (IMMORTALS) and they've all already had meetings with the director who also wants to screen test them.

Friday, February 25, 2011

PATRICK WILSON & JAMES MARSDEN RENTING A "LOFT"! RIHANNA IN "BODYGUARD" REMAKE? WOLFGANG PETERSEN TO DIRECT SF EPIC "OLD MAN'S WAR"

Is Hollywood trying to fulfill my dreams here: two amazing actors (both in acting and visual department) Patrick Wilson and James Marsden could star together in LOFT, a tense thriller about five married friends who decide to rent a loft together where they can bring their mistresses. When the body of an unknown woman is found in the loft, they realize that they don't know each other as well as they thought and begin to suspect one another of murder.
SHORT HEADLINES *There are new names in the list of actors who might appear in the new THE THREE STOOGES: Justin Timberlake and Woody Harrelson could play Lary, while Hank Azaria could be Moe. *Warner Bros. is preparing a remake of BODYGUARD which featured the acting atrocity of
Whitney Houston's performance, and it seems we shall see acting atrocity again, since Rihanna is mentioned as the possible new lead star of the film. What? They didn't even ask Britney??? :)*Just when we yesterday thought robots would put an end to zombie infestation of Hollywood, the undead will strike us where it hurts most - they will attack our pets in ZOMBIE PET SHOP. The animated film will center on a mysterious plague that sweeps through a mall pet shop, turning all of the animals into zombies and the hero has to do something before humans take zombie pets back
to their homes.

If you like sf you might like this one: Wolfgang Petersen will direct a high budgeted adaptation of John Scalzi's futuristic saga OLD MAN'S WAR which follows a 75-year-old man who, after losing his true love, is given a younger, genetically enhanced body to combine the wisdom and experience of older age with the strength of youth. He then joins an outer-space military coalition to protect human colonies where he meets a woman who appears to be a younger version of his deceased wife.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

CRAZY TRAILER FOR "BAD TEACHER" WITH CAMERON DIAZ & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. JESSICA BIEL JOINS GERARD BUTLER IN "PLAYING THE FIELD". ZOMBIES GET NEW RIVALS IN "ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS". CHRISTINA RICCI TO FLY "PAN AM"

As I said yesterday many forgotten film actors are moving to TV, and here's today's example: according to "MovieWeb" Christina Ricci might join ABC's new show called PAN AM trying out her luck in the world of television series. Following the trend of MAD MEN in being set in the 1960's, the nighttime soap will revolve around pilots and flight attendants (or stewardesses, as they were known then) at the once-dominant airline. The show is written by ER producers.

Well, after they ruined Atlanta and are preparing to attack Jane Austen, Hollywood zombies  will also have to deal with some tough rivals in ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS. Produced by Michael Bay the film will follow
a young girl who is the last human left on Earth after a worldwide zombie outbreak. But she is protected from the fierce zombies by a group of robots.

Now, here's a not so interesting film with quite an attractive cast: Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel will star in PLAYING THE FIELD, a film about a former pro soccer player who finds himself dodging romantic advances from soccer moms after he agrees to coach his son's youth team in an attempt to bond with the boy. Jessica Biel will play Gerard's ex wife, while almost forgotten Uma Thurman will play one of the moms who is set to seduce the coach. Where does Butler find all these horrible projects when he has charisma for great projects?

And you might also check out the first trailer for BAD TEACHER. The film follows a foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate teacher (Cameron Diaz). She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute(Justin Timberlake) competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When she also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other. The crazy film is out this June.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

EXCITING TRAILER FOR STEVEN SPIELBERG'S SF SHOW "FALLING SKIES"! MINNI DRIVER IS CBS' "HAIL MARY". SPACE OPERA "STAR BLAZERS" GETTING HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION!

We've noticed recently that a lot of actors whose careers have gone down in the film world have moved into the TV world, and here's a fresh example: Minnie Driver will take the lead role in CBS new show with an interesting name HAIL MARY.
In the new TV series, Minnie's character will be a suburban mom-turned-private eye who teams up with a streetwise hustler to solve crimes. The show will be set and shot in Atlanta.

SHORT HEADLINES *The writer of VALKYRIE and JAKE THE GIANT KILLER has been hired to pen the script for the new English language film adaptation of STAR BLAZERS, famous Japanese space opera which involves alien invasions, the near extinction of the human race, and space travel. Click to watch the trailer for the Asian version (which brought HOLLYWOOD SPY 6,000 visitors in one day back when I published it last year)*Oh, dear Lord, we knew our new Superman, Henry Cavill (click to see his fresh hot pics from the set of COLD LIGHT OF THE DAY)
has been named the most unlucky man in Hollywood because he almost got the lead roles in JAMES BOND, BATMAN BEGINS, previous SUPERMAN and TWILIGHT, but lost them all, but he recently revealed that he also lost the leading role in 300 because he was fighting to get the James Bond role at that moment. Zack Snyder then gave the role of the Spartan king to Gerard Butler, but  he is now giving Cavill another chance to play in his film through new SUPERMAN. Cavill as Leonidas ... why, oh, why, we didn't see that?!?

 HOLLYWOOD SPY has written before about the new sf/disaster TV series FALLING SKIES which is coming to TNT this summer starring Noah Wyle and produced by Steven Spielberg and here's a new trailer for the exciting show which promises to bring us some fun similar to last year's THE WALKING DEAD. In the show, Noah Wyle plays a former college professor who becomes the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians struggling against an occupying alien force while Moon Bloodgood is a therapist who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic situation.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ASHLEY JUDD IN ABC'S "MISSING". BENICIO DEL TORO OR GAEL GARCIA BERNAL IN EMIR KUSTURICA'S "WILD ROSES, TENDER ROSES"? EVA LONGORIA IN "WITHOUT MEN"

 Unbelievably gorgeous and equally talented beauty Ashley Judd has kinda disappeared from A league movies for some unknown reasons, and we miss her sensual presence a lot at the big screens, but it seems she could revive her career through a TV role. According to "Variety" she might get the lead role in ABC's new show called MISSING which will follow a suburban mother who, after her son disappears in Italy while studying abroad, rushes to Europe to track him down. It soon becomes clear she is no ordinary soccer mom, but a former CIA agent who will stop at nothing to bring her son home alive. The show will follow the refreshing new trend of series having ten episodes per season.

SHORT HEADLINES *Jason Isaacs, whom we love heaps, will take the lead role in NBC's new show REM, following the simultaneous and parallel lives of a detective who can't let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a car accident. *Since Johnny Depp is overly busy with more lucrative projects, Serbian director Emir Kusturica is now negotiating with Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal to take the lead role in his upcoming WILD ROSES, TENDER ROSES (click to read more about it), the film about the life of Mexican revolutionary figure, Pancho Villa.  The film should also star Salma Hayek.

A few years ago Serbia made its biggest blockbuster in the last decade TEARS FOR SALE (click to watch the breathtaking trailer), about Serbian women left without any men after WW1 in which almost million Serbs were killed (Serbia has 8 million people in total), and now it seems Americans are doing something similar: WITHOUT MEN will be a film about the women of a remote Latin American town who are forced to pick up the pieces and remake their world when all the town's men are forcibly recruited by communist guerrillas.The lead role will be played by Eva Longoria, who will be joined by Christian Slater in the cast.

And my darling Nicole Scherzinger is saying hello to you over in left sidebar with her beautiful new song and video for DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH ;) 

Monday, February 21, 2011

TIM ALLEN COMES BACK TO SITCOM WORLD! LAZY BULL "FERDINAND" GETS A FILM FROM "ICE AGE" DIRECTOR! SOFIA VERGARA, ALEX PETTYFER & BRADLEY COOPER IN "PAPERBOY"

Now, this is nice news: the favourite comedian of our childhoods (back in the days when humor was witty, kind and appropriate an not vulgar and unrefined like today), Tim Allen is coming back to
the world of sitcoms. The star of cult show HOME IMPROVEMENT will join ABC again in an untitled sitcom (it was called THE LAST DAYS OF MAN previously) about a man who is struggling to survive in a world where females dominate most aspects of life. The new pilot comes from the producer of 30 ROCK.

SHORT HEADLINES *OMG  do you remember our favourite childhood animated character the lazy bull Ferdinand  who would rather graze in a pasture and smell the flowers than fight matadors? :) Well, he's coming back! Fox has bought the rights to the original book THE STORY OF FERDINAND and Carlos Saldanha (we shall his parrot film RIO this year, and he also did all three ICE AGE movies for the studio) will direct the adaptation.*Summit is preparing
THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI which will be a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones and will center on the famous magician and illusionist who was also a British spy.

Now, here's a nice (or shall I say sexy) cast: according to "MovieWeb" Sofia Vergara (trying to sell you some coffee in the pic), Alex Pettyfer and Bradley Cooper could all join THE PAPERBOY, which will follow the lazy son of a newspaper publisher who gets dragged into a murder investigation by his big brother, a seasoned journalist. They try to determine whether or not the man sentence to death row for the crime is truly responsible. Alex Pettyfer will play the younger slacker, Bradley Cooper will portray the big brother journalist, and Sofía Vergara will play the wife of a death row inmate.The film will be directed by Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS).

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CHARMING TRAILER FOR "SOMETHING BORROWED" WITH KATE HUDSON & JOHN KRASINSKI. EDDIE REDMAYNE & BLAKE LIVELY IN "HICK". STEVE CARELL & MERYL STREEP IN "GREAT HOPE SPRINGS"

Charismatic young Brit Eddie Redmayne (whom we loved in THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH and BLACK DEATH) has joined equally charismatic beauty Blake Lively in HICK. An adaptation of the novel that follows a 13-year-old girl running away from Nebraska to Las Vegas will have Lively playing a grifter who meets the girl on the road and takes her under her wing, while Redmayne will play another loner who tries luring the girl away and also shares a past with Lively. Eddie Redmayne will also be seen in MY WEEK WITH MARYLIN alongside Michelle Williams next year.

SHORT HEADLINES *Steve Carell might join GREAT HOPE SPRINGS a film in which Meryl Streep will be part of a married couple of 31 years who have lost the spark in their marriage.
They escape for a weekend therapy trip to try and rekindle their love for one another and Carell might play their marriage councilor. *For some reason MGM is planning tones of new remakes including ROBOCOP, POLTERGEIST, MR.MOM (the classic with Michael Keaton) and HERCULES (the cheesy epic with Lou Ferrigno).* CLASH OF THE TITANS director Louis Leterrier will direct NOW YOU SEE ME  a film about a crack FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances and shower the profits onto their audiences.

Today you can check out the first trailer for romantic drama SOMETHING BORROWED about Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single... as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she's had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield), who just happens to be Darcy's fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy's lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), who has been Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own. The charming film is out this May.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

JAMES FRANCO & MILA KUNIS JOIN "OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL"! WILL TIMOTHY OLYPHANT JOIN JOHNNY DEPP IN "LONE RANGER"? CLINT EASTWOOD & JACK NICHOLSON AS OLD SUPERHEROES IN "THE GOLDEN AGE"?

As you know, Gore Verbinski (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) is planning a film adaptation of LONE RANGER, the story of a masked cowboy  riding a white stallion named Silver who, with the help of his Native American sidekick Tonto,  tries to
bring  unscrupulous gangs and others of that ilk to justice. Johnny Depp has been set to play Tonto from the beginning, and although there were some rumors that George Clooney might play the Ranger, there are new reports which say that the director has cast his eye on ultra charismatic Timothy Olyphant as the possible lead hero.

This is not my cup of tea, but I'm sure some of you will enjoy it :) - Matthew Vaughn (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) wants to do another super hero film. Entitled THE GOLDEN AGE the film will focus on a retirement facility for superheroes past their prime who are trying to help their grandchildren after their parents have turned the world into chaos. Now, here's the crazy part: Vaughn wants Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty in the three lead roles.
Sam Raimi has found his two lead stars for OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL the film which will describe the origin of Oz  and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, Evanorah, the Wicked Witch of the East, and her sister, Theodorah, the Wicked Witch of the West. Since there are obviously no other young actors but him in Hollywood these days, James Franco
will play Oz instead of Robert Downey Jr who was kicked out of the project, while Mila Kunis will play The Wicked Witch of the West.

And people, don't forget to join Arlee Bird's A-Z CHALLENGE, it's the most massive event in the blogosphere with half a thousand of participants and you don't want to be left out :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

ADRIANNE PALICKI IS THE NEW "WONDER WOMAN"! IOAN GRUFFUDD JOINS SARAH M. GELLAR IN "RINGER". CHER AS NUN IN "THE 3 STOOGES"! SAFFRON BURROWS IN "BONES" SPIN-OFF "THE LOCATOR"!

I have no idea who she is, but she's the new WONDER WOMAN. David E. Kelley has chosen Adrianne Palicki to take the lead role in NBC's pilot on WONDER WOMAN. As you know the show will focus on Diana Prince, an L.A. corporate executive who also
moonlights as the powerful crime fighter Wonder Woman. The story will revolve around Prince trying to juggle her busy life as a businesswoman and crime-fighting vigilante. Gorgeous Palicki has apparently appeared before in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, and I only remember her from LEGION. Maybe you will remember her better if you click and see this pic of hers :)

I've mentioned some time ago that Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to TV in RINGER, a show about a young woman who is on the run from the mob, and now our favourite Welsh star Ioan Gruffudd will join the show as her husband. Sarah's character
in the show will unwittingly assume the role of her wealthy twin sister, only to discover that her sibling has an ungodly price on her head.

SHORT HEADLINES *Gorgeous Alice Eve has joined MAN IN BLACK III. *Warner Bros. is moving on with the production of futuristic epic SAMSON,  in which the biblical character is granted superhuman strength by God to combat his enemies. *The new adaptation of THE THREE STOOGES by Farrelly brothers with Benicio del Toro, Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg wants Cher to play a nun, mother superior. Oh, blessed freaks :) *Here's another sitcom with an interesting title - DON'T TRUST THE BITCH will have James Van Der Beek in ABC's comedy about an obnoxious New York party girl who causes trouble for her roommate and neighbors.
If you liked BONES (haven't watched it much myself) you might like its spin-off THE FINDER. It will be based on THE LOCATOR books by Richard Greener and will star charming Geoff Stults (whom I keep mixing with his brother George) as a former member of the military police who has the ability to find anything. Michael Clarke Duncan is set to play his partner, while super gorgeous and ultra talented Saffron Burrows (TROY, BOSTON LEGAL) shall play their side-kick as a resourceful bar owner who can fly a helicopter and drive a boat :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

GUY RITCHIE TO DIRECT "XERXES" INSTEAD OF ZACK SNYDER? IS OLIVIA WILDE NEW LARA CROFT? LAURA PREPON IN "ARE YOU THERE VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA"!

NBC is preparing a new sitcom with the coolest title ever: ARE YOU THERE VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA will be a hilarious new comedy show about a free spirited and very opinionated cocktail waitress who loves alcohol and one-night stands. The sitcom will be the adaptation of the best selling Chelsea Handler's novel produced by DHARMA AND GREG producers,  and will have charming Laura Prepon (THAT 70'S SHOW) in the title role. It's interesting, that besides acting and looking lovely, Laura is also a writer, and she recently sold her web series NEIGHBROS to an unknown network.

Bad, bad news people, it seems that the long awaited prequel to famous 300 Spartan epic XERXES won't be directed by Zack Snyder but by Guy Ritchie. I'm personally horrified, to say the least. Since Zack's SUPERMAN should start shooting at about the same time as XERXES it seems he won't take the helm :( As you remember, XERXES will follow Themistocles at the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae, describing the causes of the Persian wars. It starts off at the Battle of Marathon and then it goes back to Themistocles finding out that Persians are invading again. At the same time, the film will tell the story of Persian king Xerxes (played by amazing Rodrigo Santoro in 300, but I'm not sure if he will play him in this one too).

Now here's a hot (I mean literally hot) piece of information: there are some fresh new rumors that Olivia Wilde might become new Lara Croft! As "Beyond Hollywood" reports this would be a far darker and more serious TOMB RAIDER movie, the idea is to get a top director and an intelligent script and make this an empowering character for women as well as a popular one with men. Olivia is just one of the names being suggested for the lead role. As you know, you will watch Olivia this summer in COWBOYS AND ALIENS. What do you think? Yes? No?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

JUDE LAW TO GO ON "THE LAST VOYAGE OF DEMETER"! MICHELLE PFEIFFER & HELENA BONHAM CARTER IN TIM BURTON'S "DARK SHADOWS". DARREN ARONOFSKY DIRECTING SF EPIC "NOAH"! JEREMY IRONS & KIM CATTRALL IN "THE TREEHOUSE"

Oooh, this is super exciting, my favourite Jude Law has just scored the lead role in THE LAST VOYAGE OF DEMETER,  a spooky period vampire adventure following the ship called Demeter, which is transporting Dracula's coffin from Transylvania to London. Along the way, passengers and crew members are brutally murdered. When the ship washes up on shore, only one survivor remains: Count Dracula. Ben Kingsley will probably play the Dracula himself, who will, according to "MovieWeb", be similar to the xenomorph in the sci-fi film ALIEN.

SHORT HEADLINES *Wentworth Miller will star in ANALOG, a film about an introverted genius who tries to find a love connection in an increasingly digital world. * Here's a lovely cast - Jeremy Irons, Kim Cattrall and Tom Sturridge will star in THE TREEHOUSE, a film set in pre-World War I Germany following a failed student, his glamorous cousin, her mother and the student's father.* Peter Greenaway will direct 4 STORMS AND 2 BABIES, a film which centers on a woman who becomes pregnant after a night of three-way sex with two different men. Intriguing! * Darren Aronofsky is preparing NOAH, a sci-fi adaptation of the Noah’s Ark tale from the Book of Genesis, but since it will be an adaptation of a graphic novel, it will be dark, shocking and not at all clean-cut.

It seems that Tim Burton is moving on with casting the actors for his remake of vampire classic DARK SHADOWS. After signing Johnny Depp in the lead role of a crazy vampire, he now wants Michelle Pfeiffer and his wife Helena Bonham Carter too. Pfeiffer will play the owner of the Collinwood estate where the story takes place, while Bonham Carter could play Dr. Julia Hoffman, who specializes in rare blood disorders and moves into the estate. As you remember, the original was a highly atmospheric, spooky TV soap-opera that featured vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S READERS SAY EMILY BLUNT SHOULD BE LOIS LANE IN THE NEW "SUPERMAN"

 Our latest poll in which we were choosing WHO SHOULD BE NEW LOIS LANE is over, and Emily Blunt won with stunning 42% votes, leaving Mila Kunis as the first runner up with 16%, and Alexis Bledel on the third spot with 7%.
Now, although the chances that she could get the Lois Lane role in the new SUPERMAN beside Henry Cavill are very small, since she wasn't mentioned in the lists of actresses who already
auditioned for the role, it's true that Emily and Henry would make the best possible couple ever being both gorgeous, extremely talented and profoundly charismatic.
British beauty Emily Blunt has won our MOST STARLICIOUS YOUNG ACTRESS poll two years ago here at HOLLYWOOD SPY, and as we can see today, she really is ready to take over the Hollywood throne some time in the future. Having Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep (who said herself that Emily is the best young actress she's ever worked with) and Nicole Kidman as her favourite actresses, Emily has also shown their elegant and versatile acting talent combined with the refined, almost angelic looks and spellbinding charisma. You've seen her in DEVIL WEARS PRADA where she basically stole the show from Anne Hathaway portraying Meryl Streep's snobbish but lovable and charmingly neurotic assistant.
In the period drama THE YOUNG VICTORIA she truly shined playing the righteous British monarch, and her chemistry with Rupert Friend was almost unbelievable. She was probably the only good thing in the Victorian horror THE WOLFMAN, she was forced to star in GULLIVER'S TRAVELS due to her contract with the studio.  You can hear her lovely voice currently  in GNOMEO AND JULIET. And we shall be seeing her in THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU with Matt Damon, in SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN with Ewan McGregor, and in LOOPER beside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt. The roles she was considered for but didn't get them, include films such as IRON MAN, THE DARK KNIGHT, MY FAIR LADY, CAPTAIN AMERICA THE FIRST AVENGER ...
 As you know she is married to actor John Krasinski (she was engaged to singer Michael Buble before that and her and John's wedding was held in George Clooney's villa in Italy), and her best friend is Anne Hathaway. She's won a Golden Globe and was nominated for Oscars and Baftas.
So let us move to the final part of WHO SHOULD BE NEW JAMES BOND poll. Richard Armitage and Henry Cavill won first two rounds, so lets see who will win it this time: shall we have a naughty 007 Matthew Goode (WATCHMEN, LEAP YEAR), kind 007 Hugh Jackman (AUSTRALIA, WOLVERINE), adorable 007 Lee Pace (PUSHING DAISIES, THE FALL), blond 007 Paul Bettany (LEGION, PRIEST), magnetic 007 Toby Stephens (DIE ANOTHER DAY, JANE EYRE), sexy 007 Michael Fassbender (CENTURION, 300),  dashing 007 James Purefoy (ROME, SOLOMON KANE) or a German 007 Thomas Kretschmann (WANTED, THE YOUNG VICTORIA, VALKYRIE). You can vote as much as you want next two weeks.

JAMES MCAVOY TO PLAY ELTON JOHN IN A MUSICAL BIOPIC! KATHERINE MCPHEE IN NBC'S NEW MUSICAL SHOW "SMASH". JESSE METCALFE & JOSH HENDERSON AS MAIN HUNKS IN NEW "DALLAS"

You've probably already heard that sir Elton John is planning to make a film about his life, and since his life was quite crazy and wild, the biopic will actually be a surreal musical similar to the famous MOULIN ROUGE  movie. And since the producers are hunting for an actor who knows how to act and sing, Elton has admitted that they have offered the title role to no one else but James McAvoy! I kinda love the idea of McAvoy doing what Ewan McGregor did in MOULIN ROUGE!

You already know that, after the success of GLEE, NBC is now preparing their own musical TV show, which will be called SMASH and will follow a set of characters who come together to mount a Broadway musical inspired by the silver screen icon Marylin Monroe. The lead actress in the
cast will be gorgeous Katharine McPhee, the singer and AMERICAN IDOL star, who will play a beautiful struggling actress who tries to get the role of Marylin. Produced by Stephen Spielberg, SMASH will also have Debra Messing (WILL AND GRACE) playing a coreographer, and Jack Davenport (COUPLING) as a lyricist.

HOLLYWOOD SPY has informed you recently that the famous DALLAS soap will continue soon over at TNT, and that some of the original cast member will be returning almost twenty years after the series finale: Larry Hagman will play evil JR again, Linda Gray will again be his wife Sue Ellen while Patrick Duffy will play Bobby Ewing in the new show. I've also told you that young Jordana Brewster will play the girl
stuck in a love triangle between JR's and Bobby's sons, and according to latest news the two sons, the main stars of the new show, will be played by two megahunks - Josh Henderson and Jesse  Metcalfe (both from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES). I'm
already sold :)

The upcoming fantasy horror ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER has added a new female member to its cast. Gorgeous Australian actress Robin McLeavy will join Benjamin Walker (as Lincoln) and Dominic Cooper (As his mentor in vampire slaying) in the role of Mary Todd, Lincoln's wife, in the story of the American president who, in his free time, hunts down and kills vampires, while Mary stays at home to take care of the family. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the film should arrive to cinemas summer 2012.

Monday, February 14, 2011

RYAN GOSLING GOES SF IN "LOGAN'S RUN". JUDI DENCH JOINS "BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY". NICOLE KIDMAN & COLIN FIRTH IN WENTWORTH MILLER'S "STOKER"

Attention all sf lovers! According to "MovieWeb" Ryan Gosling is close to signing the deal to take the lead role in the remake of the sf classic LOGAN'S RUN 
set in a domed utopian society which is protected from the fallout of the 23rd Century apocalypse. Although the residents live in utter peace and harmony, everyone is required to die at age 30. Gosling will play Logan 5, a man whose job is to catch those who try to escape their requisite death. As Logan 5 approaches his own death sentence, he goes on the run from his coworkers.

Now, I've told you before that my favourite Wentworth Miller is also a screenwriter, and  now his script STOKER will be made into a film
with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. It will be a mystery-drama about a moody teenager whose mysterious uncle (Firth) comes back into her family's lives after the death of her father. Kidman will play the mother. The film will be directed by famous Korean director Park Chan-wook.

According to "Playlist" her imperial majesty Judi Dench (everybody bow immediately) has joined BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY, a strange new thriller about a pharmacist (Jeremy Renner) who begins a prescription drug-fueled affair with a trophy wife (Jennifer Garner) that leads to the two plotting to kill her husband.

SHORT HEADLINES *Novel THE HOST, which Stephenie Meyer wrote after TWILIGHT saga, will be adapted by Andrew Niccol,  following a girl who discovers her body has become a host for an alien soul. *Well, if you ask me, from a possible blockbuster, the casting choice has turned ABRAHAM LINCOLN THE VAMPIRE HUNTER into just another vampire flick. After choosing unknown Benjamin Walker instead of Eric Bana or Tom Hardy for the lead role, the producers have now chosen Dominic Cooper (not that we don't like him) instead of  Joaquin Phoenix as Abraham's teacher in fighting vampires.

And HOLLYWOOD SPY expects you to make some sweet sweet love today (if possible many times) since it's St Valentines. So go on and seduce your wives, hubs, girlfriends, boyfriends ... or some sexy strangers if you find a volunteer :) HOLLYWOOD SPY loves you and there's nothing you can do about it!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CATHERINE ZETA JONES, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & BRUCE WILLIS IN A GAMBLING FILM. JULIANNE MOORE & ABIGAIL BRESLIN FIGHTING VAMPIRES IN "INNOCENCE" ! DO YOU WANT A "MILLI VANILLI" FILM?

Ooooh, now this is a dream team for me - my beloved Justin Timberlake and my beloved Catherine Zeta Jones in the same film together. They will join Bruce Willis in Stephen Frears' (whom we also love heaps - THE QUEEN, CHERI, DANGEROUS LIAISONS, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS) LAY THE FAVOURITE, TAKE THE DOG a film about Internet gambling and off-shore sports betting, which will follow a woman who becomes involved with a group of fifty something math geeks in Queens who have worked out a way to rig the sports books in Vegas. Justin Timberlake and Bruce Willis will play gambling experts while our dear Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Bruce's wife, Tulip, in the film.

SHORT HEADLINES *Contrary to yesterday rumors, Michael Rosenbaum will officially appear in the SMALLVILLE series finale. *This might shock you or make you laugh or scream, but Hollywood is preparing a film on MILLI VANILLI and their famous lip-syncing scandal. Ralph Fiennes' epic adaptation of Shakespeare's famous historical play about a power thirsty Roman general CORIOLANUS with Gerard Butler, shot last year at the locations in Serbia, has found its distributor for USA in the Weinstein Company.

Check out stunning new image from HOLLYWOOD SPY's most anticipated film of 2011 - ancient Greek epic IMMORTALS directed by Tarsem Singh. The new image shows Kellan Lutz as
the God Poseidon. Starring  Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff and Freida Pinto, the film will follow Theseus who has to undergo numerous adventures in order to save his country from evil king Hyperion. Click here to read HOLLYWOOD SPY's long post on the film.
Here's an interesting tandem - Julianne Moore and young Abigail Breslin (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, NIM'S ISLAND) will star in INNOCENCE, according to "Variety". The movie adaptation of the book by Jane Mandelsohn will follow a teenage girl grieving after the death of her mother who discovers that her private school is home to a nest of vampires (story of your life? :). Moore will probably play a school nurse who seduces the girl's father and actually wants the virgin blood of his daughter.