Thursday, March 31, 2011

HAILEE STEINFELD IN "SLEEPING BEAUTY"! "EARTHSEED" SAGA MOVES TO CINEMAS! "MADAGASCAR" PENGUINS GETTING THEIR OWN FILM. BRAD PITT'S "WORLD WAR Z" MOVES ON!

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
GIANT KILLER and three new projects on 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.
$125 million film will be set in the aftermath of a global zombie infestation ten years down the road. *Ah, I knew my penguins were onto something - hilarious penguins from MADAGASCAR, Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico, are getting their own animated film at Dreamworks and the script will be written by MEGAMIND screenwriters. *Although Werner Herzog has already announced  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.

Paramount Pictures is preparing a film adaptation of EARTHSEED, a bestselling book from the 1980's. The story is set in a future where humans are looking to find a new planet to live on. An expedition entitled "Ship" transports genetically engineered teenagers who were born without parents. They are given a simulated Earth environment called Hollow to see if they can survive, although tensions between the groups leads to all-out fighting. Pamela Sargent, the writer of the saga, has recently written two other sequels to the original book. The bad news is that the book will be adapted by one of the TWILIGHT screenwriters.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ERIC BANA, JAMES SPADER & RYAN PHILLIPPE IN "BY VIRTUE FALLS". TERESA PALMER JOINS NICHOLAS HOULT IN "WARM BODIES". TIM BURTON'S "DARK SHADOWS" HAS JOHNNY DEPP, MICHELLE PFEIFFER & HELENA BONHAM CARTER

Ah, this really is quite a silly story, but when you have two stunning young creatures in the cast who cares about silly plot: according to latest rumors Teresa Palmer might join Nicholas Hoult in WARM BODIES,  a film adaptation of the yet to be published book which follows an existentially tormented zombie named R that begins an unlikely friendship with the human girlfriend of one of his victims. The blossoming relationship starts a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and maybe the whole lifeless world. Teresa will play the daughter of one of the humans' military leaders who is tired of constantly fighting off zombie attacks.

SHORT HEADLINES *New horror flick that I mentioned earlier I, FRANKEN STEIN has found a director.  Stuart Beattie will helm the story of the town of Darkhaven, where Frankenstein and several other legendary monsters dwell beneath the city's surface, being the city's sole protectors against ghastly creatures and evil beings who want to escape to the surface. *Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS film adaptation about the crazy monster family has just signed young Thomas McDonell who will play the young version of vampire Barnabas in the cast which already includes Johnny Depp, Eva Green,
Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Pfeiffer
and Helena Bonham Carter.

Here's another upcoming film with not so interesting story but with more than interesting group of great actors. According to "MovieWeb" filmmaker Sheldon Turner will direct dramatic thriller called BY VIRTUE FALLS,  in which the story will revolve around a newly-released ex-convict who seeks revenge upon his mentor who framed him for a crime he didn't commit. Now here's the interesting cast: Eric Bana, James Spader, Ryan Phillippe and lovely Carla Gugino.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TIL SCHWEIGER IS HOLLYWOOD SPY'S FAVOURITE FOREIGNER IN HOLLYWOOD FOLLOWED BY SALMA HAYEK. NEW POLL: YOUR FAVOURITE NAUGHTY BOY!

The second and the final part of WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOREIGNER IN HOLLYWOOD poll is over and we have a winner. German superstar Til Schweiger has won the title with 28% of your votes, leaving gorgeous Salma Hayek in the second place with22 % of your votes, while Milla Jovovich finished third (15%).

Beside being the biggest and the most successful German film star, super dashing and magnetically charismatic Til Schweiger is also one of the most popular European actors. Being so talented and striking, Til wasn't neglected by Hollywood producers either,so he had quite a lot of memorable performances
in US films too. We remember his roles in THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS,  LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER, then there was his great role of Barbaric prince Cynric in KING ARTHUR in which he shined beside  Clive Owen. Most of you remember him from INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, while this year we shall watch him in THIS MEANS WAR and THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Here in Europe we also know him as Lucky Luke from LES DALTON and for his roles in THE RED BARON and RABBIT WITHOUT EARS.
The most gorgeous Latina in Hollywood, Salma Hayek, has it all - a spicy and seductive temper, a breathtaking curvelicious body and a profound acting talent. She can entertain us with fun roles (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, FOOLS RUSH IN, WILD WILD WES) but she can also amaze us with her passionate acting as in her Oscar nominated role in FRIDA. In the future she will be a mafia matriarch in SAVAGES. Can you believe that she is 46?!? She is Hollywood's highest paid Latina actress ever.

Now, let us do a poll just for my gorgeous ladies! Eight cheeky young Hollywood stars, all dashing, all mischievous,  all witty and always ready for action will compete next two weeks for the title of YOUR FAVOURITE NAUGHTY BOY IN HOLLYWOOD. So, who shall it be? Who's the naughtiest among them: GI Joe Channing Tatum, Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds, crazy Ashton Kutcher, mega naughty Tom Hardy, fast and furious Paul Walker,  flirtatious Bradley Cooper, or that Irish bad boy Colin Farrell? You can vote as much as you like next two weeks. Hope my ladies will enjoy the pics :)

GERARD BUTLER, TOM HARDY, JASON STATHAM, LIAM NEESON ARE "PROFESSIONALS"? CONCEPT ART FROM MEDIEVAL EPIC "BRAVE"! NEIL GAIMAN'S "AMERICAN GODS" GETS A FILM ADAPTATION

The production on PROFESSIONALS which will be a film adaptation of popular British cop show from the 70's is moving
ahead. The story of the film basically revolves around an ex-cop and an ex-soldier from a secret law enforcement division called CI5, who use unconventional, sometimes illegal means to fight crimes that can’t be handled by the police. Now, the interesting and mouth watering part is the cast. According to latest rumors, the producers want the best of British actors, and the names currently included in the list of possible actors to portray the two agents are Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy and Jason Statham, while their boss could be played by Liam Neeson or Gary Oldman.

SHORT HEADLINES It seems a new book from popular writer Neil Gaiman is heading for a film adaptation.  His AMERICAN GODS, the story set in a world populated buy Gods and mythological beings,
will be directed by an unnamed Oscar winning director. *Although we still have to see X-MEN: FIRST CLASS this summer, according to "Empire" the studio is already planning X-MEN 4 and X-MEN 5 which will, unlike the retrospective FIRST CLASS, continue where the 2006 movie has stopped. At the same time, the production is continuing with DEADPOOL too, which will be a reboot of the Deadpool's story we've seen in WOLVERINE, it will be an R-rated comedy, and we shall see Ryan Reynolds both in costume and with Deadpool's cancer scarred face. *Neil Marshall's (CENTURION) new project could be an untitled World War II alien invasion movie for which he is writing a script himself.

One of the animated films we are anxiously expecting in 2012 is Pixar's BRAVE. Although Reese Witherspoon has dropped out of the project, the film is moving on, and you can see some of the lovely concept art pictures from "Entertainment Weekly". Set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), BRAVE will follow an unruly daughter and
an accomplished archer, Merida, who one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida's quest, and serving as comic relief, are the kingdom's three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

Monday, March 28, 2011

AMY ADAMS IS LOIS LANE IN "SUPERMAN"! GREAT NEW CHARACTER POSTERS FROM "THOR" WITH GODS OF ASGARD! HANK AZARIA & JAMES MARSDEN FOR "THE THREE STOOGES"!

Young Adult novel DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth is getting a film adaptation. The story is set in a dystopian Chicago, where society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue-Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.  At her sixteen birthday, the main heroine discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society.

SHORT HEADLINES *Farelly Brothers are continuing with the casting for their THE THREE STOOGES remake.  Will Sasso has been cast for  Curly, and now the producers are thinking of giving the role of Moe to Hank Azaria and the role of Larry to James Marsden. *Young Justin Bruening is another addition to WONDER WOMAN. Joining Adrienne Palicki (as Wonder Woman), Elizabeth Hurley (as her enemy) and Cary Elves (as her boss), he will play Steve Trevor,  Wonder Woman's ex boyfriend who works for the Justice department. *Now, here are some great news: we prayed for Henry Cavill to get a great Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN, and our prayers have been fulfilled - adorable Amy Adams has been chosen for the role! The shooting of the film starts this summer!
Check out great new character posters from this summer's super hero adventure THOR. Staring Chris Hemsworth as Thor God of Thunder, Anthony Hopkins as the King of Asgard,  Tom Hiddleston as God of Mischief, Samuel L. Jackson, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander as Goddess of War ... and directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film follows The Mighty Thor, a powerful but
arrogant warrior from the mystical realm of Asgard whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

SAOIRSE RONAN COULD BE ITARIL IN "THE HOBBIT". ARMIE HAMMER IS PRINCE IN "THE BROTHERS GRIM: SNOW WHITE"! LUCAS TILL & LIAM HEMSWORTH ALSO IN THE RUN FOR "THE HUNGER GAMES" SAGA

Ah, THE HUNGER GAMES casting saga continues. You already know that Jennifer Lawrence got the lead female role in this film adaptation of the bestselling fantasy book. Last week
HOLLYWOOD SPY informed you that talented Josh Hutcherson and gorgeous Hunter Parrish are the lead candidates for the male role of Peeta,  the main companion of the female heroine in the weird world in which teenagers are forced to fight till death in the arena. But beside the two of them there are some new young actors who have appeared at the screen testing yesterday: charismatic Lucas Till (we shall watch him this summer in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS beside Jennifer Lawrence again) has auditioned for Peeta, while Liam Hemsworth (we shall watch him in ARABIAN NIGHTS) has auditioned for the role of Gale,  the best friend of the female heroine.

The production of THE HOBBIT has finally started, most of the cast has been gathered, but as you remember young Saoirse Ronan was also rumored to be a possible member of the cast. If she really joins the Middle Earth saga she might play Itaril,  one of the Silvan Elves and a member of the Woodland King’s Guard. But she will probably have to choose between this role and the bellow mentioned Snow White lead.

As you know, two big Snow White projects are in preparation, and here are some new updates on both of them. According to latest rumors Viggo Mortensen has decided to reject the role in THE SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, which will have Kristen Stewart in the lead role (which is why I'm not watching the film) and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. Apparently, Viggo wanted more money than offered. On the other side Tarsem Singh's THE BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE has found its prince. Joining Julia Roberts, who plays the Evil Queen, will be dashing rising star Armie Hammer (SOCIAL NETWORK), while Saoirse Ronan could be his Snow White if she accepts the role.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

FIRST MINDBLOWING TRAILER FOR "THE THREE MUSKETEERS"! DRACULA VS JACK THE RIPPER IN "BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT". LUKE EVANS, DOMINIC COOPER & GARRETT HEDLUND IN "THE BOURNE LEGACY"?

A few weeks ago, I gave you a long list of young actors (Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylo Kitsch, Kellan Lutz, Tobey Maguire,  Shia LaBeouf) who could take the lead role in THE BOURNE LEGACY (which probably won't have Matt Damon, who apparently isn't happy with being kicked aside by some younger actor), but now there are new names in the game. Actors invited for the screen testing to be held in a few weeks in USA include names such as Luke Evans, Joel Edgerton, Garrett Hedlund and Dominic Cooper. The whole film is coming to cinemas in summer 2012 directed by Tony Gilroy.

SHORT HEADLINES *Breck Eisner will direct BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT, a Victorian horror adventure in which Dracula has a nasty clash with Jack The Ripper on the streets of 19th century London.
The film is based on a comic book. *Talented director Tom Hooper, Academy Award winner this year for THE KING'S SPEECH might do a film adaptation of LES MISERABLES as his next project. The famous Victor Hugo novel could be done in the form of a musical.

And here it is finally, the first trailer for Paul W. S. Anderson's THE THREE MUSKETEERS. With quite a big cast including Logan Lerman, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, Mads Mikkelsen, Milla Jovovich ... the film premieres this October. In the 3D updated film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure the hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman)
joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson). They must stop the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with lord Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady De Winter (Milla Jovovich).

Friday, March 25, 2011

STUNNING FIRST TRAILER FOR "CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER"! IS EDGAR RAMIREZ A VILLAIN IN "SUPERMAN"? CAPTAIN KIRK GOES ROMANTIC IN "STAR TREK 2"! AMY ADAMS TO JOIN TOM CRUISE IN "ROCK OF AGES"

Although we're not really interested in ROCK OF AGES remake, after the lead role went to Tom Cruise, the musical is, off course, still happening. The musical which centers on two people who meet at the Sunset Strip club "Rock of Ages", fall in love and try to stay together amid '80s rock anthems, already has Cruise, Mary J. Blige and Alec Baldwin in the cast, but now it seems Amy Adams could join them as well. If she gets the role she will be a journalist  who is doing an article on the  rock star Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), and who ends up in bed with him. Since the musical features a lot of pop rock hits from the 80's, if she gets the role, Amy and Tom will sing "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner in one of the scenes.

SHORT HEADLINES Tea Leoni is coming back to TV, she will have her own sitcom at HBO. Set in the fashion world it will describe a dysfunctional partnership between two women with different approaches to career, family and friendship. *Edgar Ramirez (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM), who will play Ares in the sequel to the epic adventure WRATH OF TITANS, is now also rumored as a possible villain in Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN, although it has not been revealed yet who will Superman actually fight against. As you know, Snyder has said himself that rumors about Viggo Mortensen playing a villain aren't true. *Chris Pine has revealed today that the STAR TREK II script is finally finished and that Captain Kirk will have a bit of romance and a love interest in the sequel to the mega successful 2009 sf blockbuster.

After we've seen the short Super Bowl teaser, you can now watch the first official long trailer for this summer's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. The film will tell the story of young Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. Dressed in blue costume with his trade mark shield in his hand, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).  The cast also includes Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, Richard Armitage and Dominic Cooper. It is quite shocking how they've made Chris Evans look small and thin before he becomes Captain America.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NAPOLEON, CAESAR, ATTILA & ALEXANDER TO CLASH IN "WAR OF THE AGES"! "DUNE" REMAKE CANCELLED! ROSARIO DAWSON, OLIVIA WILDE, MEGAN FOX, EVA MENDES IN DOUG LIMAN'S NEW SF FILM! RIP ELIZABETH TAYLOR!

Doug Liman is moving on with the production of his UNTITLED SF PROJECT which will revolve around a renegade group of former space employees, led by an Eastern European woman, who travel the world, stealing space equipment in an attempt to go back to the moon to acquire an energy source. The last item to steal, or in this case, kidnap, is an ex-NASA employee. According to "MovieWeb" the contenders for the lead female role include Rosario Dawson, Olivia Wilde, Megan Fox and Eva Mendes, while the lead male role could go to Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch or Chris Pine who all already met with the director.

SHORT HEADLINES *Alan Rickman has just joined Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in GAMBIT, a film about a huge art heist in which Firth and Diaz will try to steal some things from the richest man in Britain. *So, it seems the craziest rumor of the year is true - Cher has confirmed that she has indeed met with the Farrelly brothers about playing a nun in their remake of THE THREE STOOGES. *It also seems that the most heart wrecking rumor of the year is also true - Paramount has, alas, decided not to shoot a remake of sf epic DUNE after all :((( *If Hollywood decides to shoot another sequel in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA saga it will be based on THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW book according to latest news.

Brothers Strause who directed last year's SKYLINE, are preparing quite an interesting epic adventure as their next project. The story of WAR OF THE AGES starts when an ancient artifact is uncovered, time gets shattered and the seven greatest war leaders in history have to battle each other out. According to the directors, it will be a mix of  LORD OF THE RINGS and GLADIATOR in which we shall see Napoleon vs. Julius Caesar vs. Attila the Hun vs. Genghis Khan vs. Alexander vs. Hannibal. And they plan to shoot it as a 3D  sword-and-sandal epic.

You've probably all heard that Elizabeth Taylor has died today. Which of her movies and roles did you like best? I will remember her for CLEOPATRA and ELEPHANT WALK. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DAVID FINCHER TO DIRECT ANGELINA JOLIE'S "CLEOPATRA"? ROBERT PATTINSON, JAMES MCAVOY, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, CHRIS PINE, JOAQUIN PHOENIX COULD GET A ROLE IN SF EPIC "AKIRA"

Now, HOLLYWOOD SPY has already informed you that Columbia Pictures is preparing a remake of famous sf blockbuster from the 90's TOTAL RECALL and you also know that Colin Farrell will play the Arnold Schwarzeneger 's role from the original film. According to latest buzz the role of Lori, the naughty wife and a secret spy which Sharon Stone played in the original film, could go to Kate Bosworth or Diane Kruger. The second female role of Melina, the woman who helps the main hero, could go to Eva Mendes or Eva Green or even Jessica Biel. The film is being directed by Len Wiseman.

SHORT HEADLINES *Ian McShane, who amazed us in THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH last year, has joined Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor in JACK THE GIANT KILLER as King Brahnwell, the father of the princess that Nicholas Hoult as Jack tries to save from the giant. *Even though James Cameron has left the helm of CLEOPATRA with Angelina Jolie, according to latest rumors, Sony now wants David Fincher to direct the epic on famous Egyptian queen. *Elizabeth Perkins has joined Kelsey Grammer and Michael Chiklis in a new CBS sitcom called VINCE UNCENSORED  which will follow a man who decides to take a more honest approach to life after a life-altering experience.
It seems AKIRA, the film adaptation of the famous anime is the most wanted project these days when it comes to casting. The anime was set in a neon-lit futuristic post nuclear war Tokyo in 2019 where a teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers. The gang leader must find a way to stop the ensuing swathe of destruction. In the film, the story will be set in Manhattan. According to "MovieWeb" Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy are all being considered for the role of Tetsuo while the list of actors who could take the role of Kaneda includes Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CHRISTIAN BALE & NICOLAS CAGE IN THE FILM ABOUT FAMOUS SERBIAN SCIENTIST TESLA? JULIANNE MOORE IS AN EVIL WITCH IN "THE SEVENTH SON". DOUG LIMAN DOING A FILM ON THE FALL OF CHINESE EMPIRE?


 Julianne Moore has joined Jeff Bridges in THE SEVENTH SON, a film adaptation of the famous THE LAST APPRENTICE saga which follows Thomas, seventh son of a seventh son, who is apprenticed to the local Spook, whose job is to fight evil spirits and witches, so he expects a life of danger. However, the boy doesn't realize just how soon he'll face a powerful enemy alone, as Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away. Thomas is forced to use his wits, and the help of his enigmatic new friend, Alice, to fight the evil witch. And defeating her is only the start of the boy's problems. Moore will play the evil Mother Malkin while Alex Pettyfer and Jennifer Lawrence have turned down the two leading roles in order to star in THE HUNGER GAMES.

SHORT HEADLINES Dennis Quaid has just joined Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Uma Thurman in PLAYING THE FIELD, a comedy in which Butler will play a former soccer star who becomes the desire and the target of every lonesome mom in town when he starts coaching his son's soccer team. Biel is his ex wife, Thurman is one of the crazed moms, while Quaid is the coach of a rival team. *According to "FirstShowing" Doug Liman's next project might be a period drama about Morris Abraham Two-Gun Cohen, the famous British bodyguard of revolutionary and political leader Sun Yat-sen, who led the overthrowing of China's last imperial dynasty.

Serbian actor/producer Vladimir Rajcic and Oscar winning producer Branko Lustig (SCHLINDER'S LIST, GLADIATOR) are preparing a huge film about famous Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. TESLA RULER OF THE WORLDwill focus on the events in Tesla's life which are linked to modern day technological crisis. Acclaimed historical figures such as Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan and George Westinghouse will all play prominent roles in the film. Tesla has invented alternating current as well as 750 other patents introducing the world to the fundamentals of robotry, computers, missile science, space-age
technologies,  satellites, microwaves, beam weapons, an nuclear fusion. Many claim that he created the 21st century because the modern world would not exist without his inventions. Tesla will be played by Vladimir Rajcic himself (although there are rumors that the role has been offered to Christian Bale as well), and another two Serbian actors who work in Hollywood are already in the cast - Rade Serbedgia and Lolita Davidovich, while Nicolas Cage could take the role of Thomas Edison. The producers are negotiating with other A league stars for other roles and there are rumors that Mike Newell could direct the film.

Monday, March 21, 2011

ED BURNS & MATTHEW FOX IN "I, ALEX CROSS". JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT IS THE HOLIDAY KILLER IN "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES". "THE BORGIAS" EPIC SERIES STARTS THIS APRIL AT SHOWTIME!

I often ask myself where has Madeleine Stowe disappear? Well, it seems she's coming back. According to "MovieWeb" she will star in ABC's drama show REVENGE, which will follow a mysterious woman who  comes to the Hamptons to
exact revenge on the Graysons who destroyed her  family. Madeleine Stowe will play the matriarch of the Grayson family and a social power broker who had mercilessly destroyed the girl's father sending his daughter to foster homes and who now doesn't know that the mysterious new woman in town is actually the girl who wants to take revenge on her.
SHORT HEADLINES *Disney is moving on with the production of HORIZONS a sf film based on graphic novel OBLIVION about a soldier guarding a lifeless planet, who eventually encounters a mysterious traveler. The futuristic epic will be directed by TRON's Joseph Kosinski. *The film on James Patterson's novel I, ALEX CROSS will have Tyler Perry in the lead role of the famous detective (played by Morgan Freeman in KISS THE GIRLS and ALONG CAME A SPIDER), Edward Burns will be his
partner, while Matthew Fox (LOST) will play a killer who wants to take revenge on Cross. *When it comes to super hero films news - it has been confirmed that the Lizard will indeed be the main villain in THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN, Joseph Gordon Levitt has officially signed for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (he will apparently play The Holiday Killer according to "Variety") and the producers are also interested in young Juno Temple as a street smart Gotham girl. *The producers of the super popular zombie show THE WALKING DEAD are in talks with Stephen King who could write an episode for the second season.

April 3rd, the premiere time for Showtime's stunning new epic show THE BORGIAS is around the corner. Over a decade in the making,  this series will be the sordid saga of one of the most remarkable and legendary families in history. Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, THE BORGIAS chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia  (Jeremy Irons) to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family. The unbounded audacity of this original crime family went on to inspire many writers who wrote about mafia and criminal clans. Don't miss a
minute of the lavish, sexy, scandalous drama from the creative mind of Academy Award winner Neil Jordan. The show also stars Francois Arnaud as violent and dashing Cesare Borgia, stunning Holliday Grainger as sinful Lucrezia Borgia, brilliant David Oakes as the favored son Juan Borgia,  Joanne Whalley as the mother of Borgia family, Colm Feore as Rodrigo Borgia's chief rival for the papacy.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

AARON JOHNSON & JUDE LAW IN "ANNA KARENINA"? BRENDAN FRASER, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS & MATT DILLON IN "SECONDS OF PLEASURE"! SALMA HAYEK AS A DRUG CARTEL MATRIARCH IN OLIVER STONE'S "SAVAGES"

Now, here's an interesting cast: Brendan Fraser and Christina Hendricks will join a bit forgotten actors - Julia Stiles, Matt Dillon, Ed Harris and Kristen Scott Thomas  in the new drama SECONDS OF PLEASURE a story that takes place on an airplane and connects the lives of people on the plane through vignettes. The film will be directed by Mike Figgis (LEAVING LAS VEGAS) from a script from Neil LaBute (THE WICKER MAN, THE SHAPE OF THINGS). The film will be shot in United Kingdom to be released in 2012.

Young Brit Aaron Johnson, who played an amateur super hero in KICKASS, is negotiating to take the role in the new film adaptation of Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA. But don't get your hopes up, it probably won't have any depth having in mind that the famous Russian tragic character will be played by Keira Knightley. The film will be directed by Joe Wright who already worked with her in ATONEMENT, the film in which she was actually the weakest link.  It's interesting that Jude Law is also rumored to appear in the film, possibly as Vronsky, but it's still not clear which characters will Aaron and he play.

Speaking of Aaron Johnson, he is also circling around SAVAGES, a new film by Oliver Stone in which he and Taylor Kitsch could play  two young pot growers who run their business out of their Laguna Beach home. But jealous of the quality of their weed, a Mexican drug cartel kidnaps their best friend and forces the duo to work for the cartel.The best part is that Salma Hayek could play the matriarch of the cartel :) Olivia Wilde could play their kidnapped friend.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

1ST PICTURE OF ADRIENNE PALICKI AS "WONDER WOMAN"! ISLA FISHER IN "DESPERADOS". GREAT NEW POSTER FOR "THOR"! SHIA LA BEOUF WILL HAVE "HORNS"

Universal is preparing DESPERADOS, a comedy which will have lovely Isla Fisher (CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, and you can hear her in RANGO currently)  as the lead star.  The film, which is supposed to be a female HANGOVER, will revolve around a woman who sends an indignant email to her new boyfriend, who has gone silent after they had sex, only to discover he's comatose in a Mexican hospital. Panicking, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the email before he recovers.

SHORT HEADLINES Today you can check out a brand new poster for THOR. Premiering May 6th, and following the adventures of the famous Norse super hero, the film will star Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins and is
directed by Kenneth Branagh. *Christina Applegate is preparing a new sitcom with NBC. She will play a working mother who has to deal with her stay-at-home husband and parents, in this new untitled comedy show. *Tommy Lee Jones will probably join Meryl Streep and Steve Carell in GREAT HOPE SPRINGS, a film about a couple which has problems after 30 years of marriage so they decide to put their future in the hands of a marriage counselor for one weekend. *Shia LaBeouf will star in HORNS, in which the crazy plot revolves around a guy who wakes up after a night of hard drinking and discovers there are horns growing out of his head.

Ah, this is seriously awful, NBC has released the first picture (click on it to see it bigger) of Adrienne Palicki as WONDER WOMAN in their upcoming new pilot which will also star Elizabeth Hurley as her enemy and Cary Elwes as her boss. I'm not sure what's worse, the hair which looks shockingly fake or the extremely cheep and plastic looking costume. I seriously hope they are just making a joke with us with this picture! The reactions around the Net are really really bad, and everybody swears they thought this was a picture of some anonymous girl dressed as Wonder Woman for a party.  Produced by David E. Kelley, the show will revolve around Diana Prince who is a corporate executive by day, but turns into a powerful super hero WONDER WOMAN by night to fight crime and villains.

Friday, March 18, 2011

ROBERT PATTINSON, BRADLEY COOPER & GARRETT HEDLUND FOR "DAREDEVIL"! CHRIS PINE, ALEX PETTYFER & SHIA LA BEOUF IN "PREACHER"! HUNTER PARRISH IS PEETA IN "THE HUNGER GAMES"?

Yesterday, HOLLYWOOD SPY informed you that the reboot of DAREDEVIL is being planned in Hollywood, and now we already have the first candidates for the role of the blind super hero. But if you ask me it seems the new Daredevil could get an ever worse lead actor than Ben Afleck in the original film since currently the main candidate is Robert Pattinson. He already worked with DAREDEVIL's director David Slade on TWILIGHT. But he's not the only one in the list - Bradley Cooper and TRON LEGACY's Garrett Hedlund are also being mentioned as actors who are interested in taking the role.

SHORT HEADLINES Breck Eisner might direct THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, a film about one of the last remaining witch hunters, a breed that keeps the population of witches and warlocks in check. *Jennifer Lawrence has officially signed on to star in fantasy saga THE HUNGER GAMES today, and there are new rumors that the male lead, the character of Peeta Mellark could go to young Hunter Parrish (WEEDS). *Darren Aronofsky has decided not to direct WOLVERINE sequel because he needs time to solve custody issues around his son he has with Rachel Weisz whom he recently divorced.

A new comic book film adaptation is ready in Tinseltown. D.J.Caruso (I AM NUMBER FOUR) will direct PREACHER, in which the story revolves around a possessed Texas preacher who
teams up with a vampire on a quest to find God and hold him accountable for his negligence. "Playlist" has published the first rumors on who could take the lead roles in the film: apparently Chris Pine, Alex Pettyfer and Shia La Beouf are all interested in playing the three main characters in the film - Jesse,  the Saint Of Killers and Arseface .  They would certainly make quite a cool cast!