by Matt Goldberg Posted: March 1st, 2011When Warner Bros. officially announced that Anne Hathaway would be joining Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, they made the odd choice of referring to her character only as “Selina Kyle” and not Kyle’s more famous alter-ego, Catwoman. This led to speculation that Catwoman may be held for future movies (even though Nolan has stated that TDKR is his last Batman movie).
But now, for anyone that had the slightest fear that Catwoman wouldn’t be in The Dark Knight Rises, you can put that fear to rest. Speaking on Oprah’s post-Oscar special, Hathaway refers to her TDKR role only as “Catwoman” and her enthusiasm about getting the part. Hit the jump to check out the video. The Dark Knight Rises is set to open on July 20, 2012.
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by Matt Goldberg Posted: March 1st, 2011David O. Russell’s The Fighter picked up two Academy Awards on Sunday (Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress), it’s grossed over $100 million worldwide, and star/producer Mark Wahlberg isn’t ready to give up the story of Mickey Ward just yet. Speaking to Extra [via The Playlist] on the red carpet Sunday, Wahlberg said:
“Now we’re gonna talk about doing No.
Hit the jump for my thoughts on continuing the story of The Fighter.
by Matt Goldberg Posted: March 1st, 2011I can’t watch the trailer for Red Riding Hood without laughing. It looks like a parody of a real movie with its overly sinister take on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale. I know the Brothers Grimm’s original tales were dark, but you’re not going to turn “My, what big eyes you have,” into a chilling piece of horror dialogue. While the story may turn out to be a problem, cinematographer Mandy Walker has done a solid job capturing the gothic tone that director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) wanted to convey.
Hit the jump to check out 43 images from the movie. Red Riding Hood stars Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Shiloh Fernandez, Billy Burke, Virginia Madsen, and Julie Christie. It opens March 11th.
Sanada, Shibasaki, Asano, and Kikuchi Join Keanu Reeves in 47 RONIN; Updated With Image of Cast in London
by Matt Goldberg Posted: March 1st, 2011Four Japanese actors have joined Keanu Reeves in Carl Erik Rinsch’s 47 Ronin. Hiroyuki Sanada (Lost), Kou Shibasaki (Battle Royale), Tadanobu Asano (Mongol), and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) will star alongside Reeves in Rinsch’s adaptation of the Japanese legend of ronin who fought to avenge their master’s death. The film, which Universal is setting up as one of its 2012 tentpoles, is set to be released in 3D on November 11, 2012.
Variety doesn’t say which roles the new cast members will be playing. However, judging by the previous work I’ve seen from these actors, I’m become more excited for what 47 Ronin holds in store. [Update: Universal has sent us a press release detailing the roles the lead actors will be playing. Hit the jump to check it out.]