Sofia Vergara and Jessica Biel in Talks to Join Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer for NEW YEAR’S EVE
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: December 8th, 2010Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Jessica Biel (The A-Team) are in talks to join Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, and Abigail Breslin in New Year’s Eve. The ensemble romantic comedy is a loose follow-up to Valentine’s Day — same format, new holiday: “a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance over the course of New Year’s Eve.” Both New Year’s and Valentine’s are credited to director Garry Marshall.
According to THR, Biel is a pregnant woman who tries to win a cash prize with the first baby of the new year. (“Hold it in, honey! Daddy needs a new pair o’ shoes!”) No details are given on Vergara’s role. Shooting will begin in New York later this month.
New Images from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES; Plus Quotes from Johnny Depp and Co-Writer Terry Rossio
by Jason Barr Posted: December 8th, 2010
Conveniently sandwiched in between the first footage from the film and its upcoming trailer debut, some new images from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides have landed online. One of the images, which features Captain Jack Sparrow being led away by friendly persuasion, comes courtesy of a recent on-set interview in which Depp said of his character:
There’s a side to Captain Jack that’s a wheeler-dealer, where he can talk his way out of anything, get out of any situation. But there is also a side to him that can’t stand for grave injustice.
To check out the two new images, as well as a few quotes from co-writer Terry Rossio, hit the jump. In addition to Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides also stars Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Geoffrey Rush. The film, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), hits 3D theaters on May 20th, 2011.
On set in Greenwich, England, co-writer Terry Rossio talks with USA Today (2nd article here) about how he looks at this installment in regards to its three predecessors:
It’s a completely different beast, the three previous films are a trilogy, with an intricate, interwoven tapestry of characters. I would call this a stand-alone type of story.
Rossio goes on to discuss the lone image which inspired his writing on the film:
Jack Sparrow dancing with somebody on deck. More of a romantic period dance. A ship in the moonlight, and Jack Sparrow having to dance to maybe seduce somebody. So you write that on a card and say, ‘Why is Jack Sparrow dancing?’
Finally, the co-writer offers some insight into the psyche of Penelope Cruz’s character, Angelica:
Jack has perhaps not only met his equal, but also found that she is a kindred spirit who is a con artist at heart as well. She’s not only a romantic interest, but an equal and effective adversary.
Here’s the new images, both of which you can click to enlarge [the first also comes courtesy of USA Today]: