Milo Ventimiglia, Sara Paxton, and Sarah Shahi to Star in 3D Thriller STATIC
by Matt Goldberg Posted: March 30th, 2011
Now that Heroes is dead and buried, the cast has plenty of free time to move on to other projects, potentially even projects that have compelling storylines and logical character motivations. The Wrap reports that Milo Ventimiglia is moving on to the 3D thriller Static and will join Sara Paxton (Last House on the Left) and Sarah Shahi (The L Word). The story centers on “a young couple (Ventimiglia and Shahi) who are on the verge of divorce after the loss of their child, but their world changes when a young visitor arrives, bringing supernatural implications to the household.” So it’s like Rabbit Hole but in 3D with supernatural implications! Score!
Static will mark the feature directing debut of commercial director Todd Levin. Despite being in 3D, the film’s budget is set at less than $1 million and will control costs by using Sony’s PMW-F3 cameras, which are the company’s answer to the popular RED 3D camera. ............... more; http://collider.com/static-milo-ventimiglia-sara-paxton/83223/
David Schwimmer Interview TRUST
by Christina Radish Posted: March 30th, 2011
In the drama Trust, directed by David Schwimmer, 14-year-old Annie (Liana Liberato) makes a new friend online that she thinks is a 16-year-old boy named Charlie. Even though her parents (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) think their daughter spends too much time chatting online, at first it seems like a harmless connection, sharing volleyball tips in a chat room. After it becomes much more, Annie then starts to realize that Charlie is not who he claims to be, but still agrees to meet him in person, which results in events so traumatic that it forever changes the lives of the entire family.
At the film’s press day, actor/director David Schwimmer talked about his interest in such a disturbing but very real subject, the importance of casting an actress that was age appropriate to play Annie, the affect that the Internet has had on children and teenagers, and how, even though he loves acting, he also loves the opportunity to be the storyteller, at times. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
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Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling Offered Roles in GANGSTER SQUAD; David Yates May Direct Capone Biopic CICERO
by Matt Goldberg Posted: March 30th, 2011
While major studios are gobbling up scripts centered on supernatural creatures, Warner Bros. is still finding time to make movies about good, old-fashioned human monsters. According to Deadline, the studio is offering Sean Penn the role of vicious mobster Mickey Cohen in Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad. The studio is also offering Ryan Gosling the role of one of the two cops who were tasked with taking Cohen down. Gangster Squad is based on a series of articles by Paul Lieberman that chronicled an elite squad of Los Angeles police officers in the 1940s and the screenplay is by former LA cop Will Beall. The crime drama is one of the higher-profile pics currently set up at Warner Bros. and Deadline says the role of the charismatic Cohen, a former boxer who became an associate of legendary gangsters Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, could be as memorable as Robert De Niro’s turn as Al Capone in The Untouchables.
And Capone may also be getting his own film at Warner Bros. Hit the jump for details on the Capone biopic, Cicero.
Bryan Cranston to Play Villain in TOTAL RECALL Remake
by Matt Goldberg Posted: March 30th, 2011How do you get me interested in a Len Wiseman-directed remake of Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall? Step 1: Hire Bryan Cranston. Step 2: There is no Step 2. Variety reports that the three-time Emmy winner will play the film’s villain opposite Colin Farrell. However, Variety doesn’t say which villain role Cranston will be playing. Is it the thuggish Richter (originally played by Michael Ironside) or is it the more likely role of big bad Martian administrator Vilos Cohaagen (originally played by Ronny Cox)? Either way, this film now has Cranston and that’s cause enough to be excited. [Update: Heat Vision has details on the plot and says Cranston is playing Cohaagen:
"The new story involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn't know for which side. Cranston would play Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai."]
The Breaking Bad actor is currently at work on the show’s upcoming season, which is set to debut this July. Cranston will also be seen in theaters later this year in Tom Hanks’ Larry Crowne, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, and Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion.