by Brendan Bettinger Posted: March 7th, 2011
John Cusack has signed on to star in the screwball comedy Dictablanda (translated “Soft Dictator”). Cusack co-wrote the script with Kevin Morris and co-star Paul Hipp (Terriers); Cusack and Morris will produce along with Pablo Bossi of Pampa Films. Plot details are vague other than the promise of “international mayhem,” yet the film already has a baffling tagline: “People don’t die, they get killed.” Variety reports that Dictablanda is filming on location in Argentina over the next two months under the direction of Alejandro Agresti (The Lake House).
Cusack recently finished shooting his portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe in the thriller The Raven. The actor has two other films in the can with no set release date in sight: the period piece Shanghai and the crime drama The Factory.
Noomi Rapace Talks Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS; Rafe Spall Joins the Cast
by Adam Chitwood Posted: March 7th, 2011
Pre-production on director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi flick Prometheus is moving right along, and star Noomi Rapace recently spoke briefly about the film. Scripted by Damon Lindelof (Star Trek), the film began as a prequel to Scott’s Alien before spinning off into a wholly original project. Rapace stars alongside Michael Fassbender (portraying an Andriod) and Charlize Theron. Here’s what Rapace had to say in an interview with MTV:
“I’m jumping into that straight off of [Sherlock Homles: A Game of Shadows]. My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw, and I’ll step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It’s quite a long shoot. It’s unbelievable.”
In addition, The Daily Mail reports that Rafe Spall (Hot Fuzz) is the latest actor to join the cast. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie had signed on for the film. Hit the jump for more from Rapace, including the similarities and differences between her character and Alien’s Ripley.
9 Clips from LIMITLESS Starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel and Robert De Niro
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: March 7th, 2011
With director Neil Burger’s Limitless opening March 18, Relativity Media has sent over nine clips which you can watch after the jump. Starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel and Robert De Niro, Limitless has a very cool premise: what if a drug allowed you to use 100% of your brain. You could “recall everything you’ve ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and charm anyone you meet.” Sounds cool doesn’t it. The fact is, with advances in pharmaceuticals happening every day, the premise for Limitless might not be too far off. Maybe we’ll never get to 100%, but I’ll bet you that in the next few decades, scientists will invent some sort of pill that makes you smarter.
Hit the jump for the clips and the full synopsis:
Watch New "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" Promo Trailer
Posted: March 8th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
The Blu-ray release of the "Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy" contains an extended sneak peek at "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." We now have it here for you. Check it out below.
Plot: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), the fourth installment is scheduled to hit 2D and 3D theaters on May 20th, 2011.
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