Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Today, HOLLYWOOD SPY brings you the latest casting updates, here's what will some of our favourite stars be working on in the future. I warn you that some of the following casting choices and combinations are more than weird.
Cameron Diaz will pair up with Benicio Del Toro in "An Ex to Grind", the story in which Del Toro is a famous athlete who will do anything to support his waitress wife, but after his career is cut short by an injury, the tables have turned and she's now a successful businesswoman and he's a lazy couch potato. She files for a divorce, but is stunned that she will have to pay him alimony, so she tries to set him up with a future wife, only to see him become the man she once loved again with the replacement, and now she wants him back. I really don't understand why would someone put Del Toro in this movie?

Another extremely strange couple are Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman in "Important Artifacts", in which the story follows the fictional estate auction catalog full of personal items and photographs from the four-year romance between a male photographer and a younger food columnist. It will be a love story, in all its tenderness and struggle, shown from the evidence that has been left behind.

Catherine Hardwicke will direct the gothic retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" in which Amanda Seyfried will play a woman in a medieval village being terrorized by a werewolf. "The Girl with the Red Riding Hood" will have young Shiloh Fernandez as Amanda's romantic partner.

Kurt Russell, Adrien Brody and Sharon Stone will star in "Waco", a film which will delve into the Branch Davidian compound disaster outside of Waco in 1993. The film will explore the events of the ATF raid on Mt. Carmel, the 51-day siege that followed, and the devastating compound fire that resulted in the deaths of 81 civilians. The movie cuts between ATF special agents, FBI Negotiators, the Davidians on the inside, the tactical Hostage Rescue Team leaders, and the political machinations in Washington DC.


  1. Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman? That's...weird.

  2. I was surprised to see Adrien Brody as mercenary (assassin?) leader in new Predators. And not only him. That movie is full of odd casting choices.

    Out of all these movies I'm only interested in "Little Red Riding Hood" (so far).

    And interesting picture of Cameron Diaz. I didn't even recognise her at first. :) I guess I'm so used to seeing her as blonde.

  3. I agree, Simon, I would never put them together, not even in a nightmare. He's a nice actor, who had some good dramatic performances, while she is cold, and quite talentless. And plus seeing them both in something that seems like a romantic movie, is just weird.

  4. Bels, I loved Cameron best as brunette, that dark colour of hair really brought up the sexiness in her eyes :)

  5. The Portman/Pitt one sounds very interesting indeed!


  6. Dezz, I agree about Benicio Del Toro. :-S
    Besides that, it sounds like an interesting movie.

    I don't think that Brad and Natalie are that bad mismatch, they'll do ok. :-)

  7. Ah, Mike, who cares what you think :PPP
    Yes, I just can't grasp who sees an A-list star in Benicio del Toro??? But then again, I have the same problem with Downey JR and some other actors as well. Overrated, I say, overrated.

    Hey, Simon, thanks for dropping by ;)

  8. Dez, I agree very much with your comment about Careron Diaz as a brunette...she is revealing a lot of sexiness in that photo!

  9. I don't really mind about Benicio Del Toro as much as I mind Cameron Diaz! I really don't get why she is even getting lead roles these days. She is exactly the same (Cameron Diaz) in every one of her movies! GRRR!

  10. You know, Sharon Stone could really have a great career if she did more of these kinds of movies and less of the Catwoman nonsense. She could be a great character actor in ensemble dramas. The Brad Pitt movie actually sounds really good! And glad to see the Twilight lady is moving on--it was kinda mean to push her aside in the first place. Great post!

  11. After seeing Wolfman, don't know why women would view Del Toro as a sex symbol.
    And isn't Pitt old enough to be Protman's father?

  12. @Alan
    I knew you would like it,Alan ;)

    they are both more or less the same, if you ask me, with only exception her actually being sexy unlike him.

    yes, she had some nice dramatic roles, but I think her private life just stops her from receiving serious offers of that kind.

    I don't know why would anyone consider Del Toro as a movie star, not to mention as a sex symbol. I think Brad is at least ten years older than Natalie.

  13. The Girl with the Red Riding Hood will be an interestingly dark and gritty and (bloody?) version of the fairy tale. Can't wait...

  14. Jaccsy, I thought you would prefer that one :) I know your love towards blood and gore in movies :)

  15. The Brad Pitt/Natalie Portman one just sounds weird.

    And I agree about Del Toro. He's doing WHAT?

    Brody fits in this crazy Waco movie about crazy people. Who DOESN'T fit here is Sharon Stone. Weird.


  16. I guess, Sharon is seeking for some more dramatic roles to prove her talents.