by Adam Chitwood Posted: January 21st, 2011
Arrrggghhh!!! May is fast approaching and that means that the latest installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is merely months away from release (and millions upon millions upon millions of dollars, of course). Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hits theaters on May 20th in 3D, and a new image from the flick has hit the net. This one gives us a good look at new villain Blackbeard, played by Ian McShane in a pitch-perfect casting move. As you can see, the filmmakers really want you to know that this is 3D, so Blackbeard conveniently points his sword toward the camera.
The fourth film in the franchise is helmed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) and stars McShane, Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush and Keith Richards. In this adventure, Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow sets out to find the Fountain of Youth, but obviously runs into a bit of trouble along the way. Hit the jump to check out the full image.
http://collider.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides-movie-image-mcshane/71811/Greg Kinnear and Jane Curtin Join I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES ITAdam Chitwood
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Greg Kinnear and Jane Curtin are the latest additions to the adaptation of Allison Pearson’s novel I Don’t Know How She Does It. The current cast includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Bronsnan and Kelsey Grammar, as well as recent additions Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Olivia Munn (The Daily Show), and Seth Meyers (SNL). Douglas McGrath (Infamous) directs from a script by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada).
I Don’t Know How She Does It tells the story of a working mom (Parker) trying to balance the many competing elements of her life. Variety reports that Kinnear will play Parker’s husband, while Curtin will take on the role of Kinnear’s mother. The Weinstein Company will produce. Hit the jump for a synopsis of Pearson’s novel.
Here’s the synopsis of I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson:
Meet Kate Reddy, hedge-fund manager and mother of two. She can juggle nine different currencies in five different time zones and get herself and two children washed and dressed and out of the house in half an hour. In Kate’s life, Everything Goes Perfectly as long as Everything Goes Perfectly. She lies to her own mother about how much time she spends with her kids; practices pelvic floor squeezes in the boardroom; applies tips from Toddler Taming to soothe her irascible boss; uses her cell phone in the office bathroom to procure a hamster for her daughter’s birthday (“Any working mother who says she doesn’t bribe her kids can add Liar to her résumé”); and cries into the laundry hamper when she misses her children’s bedtime. [Amazon]
by Adam Chitwood Posted: January 21st, 2011
A batch of official images from the new Taylor Lautner film Abduction have hit the web. We previously brought you the first image from the flick back in November, but subsequently had to remove them. Directed by John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) The film is a thriller which centers around a young man who sets out to uncover the truth after finding a baby photo of himself listed on a missing persons website. The cast includes Lautner, Sigourney Weaver, Lily Collins, Danny Glover, Alfred Molina, Michael Nyqvist, Maria Bello, and Jason Isaacs.
Hit the jump to check out the images, as well as read a synopsis for the film. Abduction is set to hit theaters on September 23rd.
by Jason Barr Posted: January 21st, 2011
Teen-actor-turned-hip-hop-star Drake may soon be returning to his former profession. The former Degrassi: The Next Generation star is currently in talks to join writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s (The Informers) financial thriller Arbitrage. If the deal goes through, Drake (whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham) would join a solid cast that already features Eva Green and Susan Sarandon.
According to TheWrap, Arbitrage will center on a hedge fund magnate who is “desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire before his fraud is revealed.” As the story goes, an unexpected turn of events causes him to look for help from an unlikely source. The film is currently scheduled to begin shooting this March in New York. As for Drake, he has a previous film credit due to a minor role in 2007’s Charlie Bartlett.http://collider.com/drake-arbitrage/71926/