Alice Eve, Diane Kruger, and Rosamund Pike on the Short List for Female Lead in SUPERMAN; Not Lois Lane
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 3rd, 2011Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), and Rosamund Pike (An Education) are reportedly on the short list to play the female lead in the new Superman film opposite Henry Cavill (The Tudors). But get this — it’s not Lois Lane. It has not been revealed what role they’re up for, surely thanks to the secrecy producer Christopher Nolan is able to maintain on his projects. It is not specified if Lois will appear in a reduced capacity, but it appears the female lead will not be Ms. Lane as assumed in previous rumors. Shades of Mary Jane Watson’s absence in the Spider-Man reboot in favor of Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacey.
Zack Snyder is directing the superhero reboot from a script by David Goyer, due in December 2012. More after the jump:
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 3rd, 2011Following the critical and commercial success of The Town, we’ve watched Ben Affleck deliberate over his follow-up. Possibilities include a film about the conflict in eastern Congo, Replay, The Trade, and American Bullshit. Just a hunch, but the latest option could be the one that sticks. Affleck is in early negotiations to direct Argo , a political drama which revolves around the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. George Clooney and Grant Heslov (The American) are producing along with David Klawans (Nacho Libre).
Chris Terrio (Heights) wrote the script based on a Wired magazine article titled “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran.” Read about the wacky spy hijinks after the jump:
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 3rd, 2011At this stage, only franchise star Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are confirmed to return for Bond 23, with Sam Mendes (Away We Go) directing. The casting process kicked into the next gear earlier this week, though, when Javier Bardem spoke out about possibly playing the villain. In keeping the discussion among Oscar nominees, the producers are in early talks with Ralph Fiennes to play a role.
Mendes and Fiennes are old friends, ever since the actor starred in the director’s stage production of Troilus And Cressida more than two decades ago. Fiennes is intrigued by the “darkly complex role,” which is reportedly different from the one that was offered to Bardem. Details after the break: