Amy Adams and Lena Endre Join Paul Thomas Anderson’s Untitled Religious Drama
by Matt Goldberg Posted: June 1st, 2011Last month, we reported that in addition to Joaquin Phoenix signing on to star opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled religious drama, actresses Madisen Beaty (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) Amy Adams, Lena Endre (2009′s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and Laura Dern were also circling the project. Earlier this week, we reported that Dern was on board (along with Jesse Plemons and David Warshofsky) and now we’ve learned that Endre and Adams have also joined the flick. The Playlist reports that Endre’s role is currently unknown while Deadline is reporting that Adams will play the wife of Hoffman’s character, Lancaster Dodd.
The story is set in the 1950s and centers on Dodd, a World War II veteran, who starts a new religion after being haunted by the horrors of battle. He then takes in an alcoholic drifter (Phoenix) as his right-hand man. Earlier drafts of the script heavily implied that the movie was based on L. Ron Hubbard and the founding of the Church of Scientology, but that aspect may have been reduced in later drafts. I’m not familiar with Endre’s work, but I’m a huge fan of Adams and this cast continues to impress. http://collider.com/amy-adams-lena-endre-paul-thomas-anderson-religious-drama/94053/
David Fincher Options Crime Novel PANIC ATTACK
by Matt Goldberg Posted: June 1st, 2011David Fincher is panicking. He previously directed Panic Room, he recently set up the company Panic Pictures (which is under Media Rights Capital), and now he’s optioned the rights to Jason Starr’s 2009 crime novel Panic Attack. Per Vulture, the book is “about a New York shrink who shoots and kills a home intruder, then faces a media frenzy and the victim’s vengeful accomplice.” Starr says about his book, “And the thing about Panic Attack is that there’s a really compelling antihero in this guy Johnny Long [the revenge-minded cohort stalking the psychiatrist and his family]. He’s a very clever, Ripley-esque psychopath.” Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven) will write the script.
While Fincher has picked up the option, this doesn’t necessarily mean he’s directing. He could simply be serving as a producer as he’s doing on the potential adaptation of the comic book series The Goon. Hit the jump for a list of Fincher’s other upcoming potential projects as well as the official synopsis of the novel. http://collider.com/david-fincher-panic-attack/94049/
New Images from TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: June 1st, 2011
A few new images from Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon have hit the net. As most of you know, I’ve seen a lot of footage from the 3rd installment and everything is telling me that Bay has made something special and it’s going to be a huge improvement over Revenge of the Fallen. Also, unlike a lot of filmmakers that don’t know how to use 3D, Bay is using 3D to help tell the story. I think TF3 will be the best looking live action 3D movie since Avatar. Hit the jump for new images of Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Duhamel and Michael Bay.
Second Horrible Bosses Trailer and ClipJun 2, 2011 by Courtney O.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a second trailer and the first clip from director Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses, which comes to theaters July 8. Check out the clips below!
In the film, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable for Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers...permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. http://www.movieweb.com/news/second-horrible-bosses-trailer-and-clip
Bad Teacher Clip
Jun 1, 2011 by Brian Gallagher
Fright Night 2 Being Planned, May Star David Tennant And McLovinpublished: 2011-06-01 13:51:35 Author: Josh Tyler
Director Craig Gillespie’s remake of Fright Night won’t be out till August, but if any of what we saw during out visit behind the scenes pans out, there’s a chance that this particular redo could be really good. Apparently DreamWorks agrees, because internally at least, they’re already talking sequel.
The original 1985 movie got a sequel too, in the form of 1988’s not particularly well remembered Fright Night Part 2. That movie didn’t really pick up where the original left off, but we hear that this new sequel, if it happens, will be a direct sequel to the remake. To do that, they’ll have to abandon most of the cast (for spoilery reasons, if you’ve seen the original Fright Night you know why) and instead of having the sequel star Anton Yelchin and Colin Ferrell, Fright Night 2 will star David Tennant with a little help from Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
In the current Fright Night Tennant is set to play Vegas magician Peter Vincent. Vincent is set to be more of a side character in the remake, a performer who specializes in horror-themed tricks. But since he’s played by the infinitely awesome former Doctor David Tennant, don’t be surprised if he ends up stealing scenes. Christopher “McLovin” Mintz-Plasse on the other hand, is a best friend character named Evil Ed.
Our source tells us that DreamWorks is considering turning the franchise over to David Tennant for Fright Night 2. The followup would take place in a new city where Peter Vincent not only has to deal with vampires, but potentially other unexpected problems. Evil Ed wouldn’t be the movie’s villain, they’d go another direction, but Evil Ed will be in it.
Doctor Who fans should be elated at the prospect of David Tennant finally getting his due with a starring role in a major studio project, but for now everything hinges on how audiences respond to the remake. The sequel is being discussed internally, Craig Gillespie might even be back in the director’s chair for the second one, but nothing will be set in motion until the Fright Night remake hits theaters and either gets a thumbs up or thumbs down from the crowds. Until then, file this under rumor. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Fright-Night-2-Being-Planned-May-Star-David-Tennant-And-McLovin-25001.html
True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld Could Be The New Carriepublished: 2011-06-01 13:26:31 Author: Josh Tyler
Hailee Steinfeld was widely praised for her work as Mattie Ross in True Grit last year. Normally that kind of acclaim results in having your name attached to every age-appropriate project circulating in Hollywood, but somehow that hasn’t happened for Hailee. She’s doing a Romeo & Juliet movie, but that’s been it. Until now, when we're hearing that she may star in the impending remake of Stephen King’s Carrie.
The remake is in development right now, with a script being written by the guy who wrote a comic book adaptation of King’s The Stand. Megan Fox has been lobbying to play Carrie, but let’s face it, no one actually believes she’ll get it, or if she did that she’d be any good at it. Hailee Steinfeld on the other hand, would be perfect.
Word of her potential involvement comes from one of our most proven sources. We hear that Carrie’s producers are eyeing Hailee Steinfeld as a top candidate for the part of the tormented high school girl played by Sissy Spacek in the original. That doesn’t mean, of course, that Hailee has it… or even wants it. The script is still being written and they won’t make any decisions until it’s done, nor are the film’s producers likely to confirm which direction they’re leaning. For now just consider Hailee as a possibility, a really good kind of possibility. Hire Steinfeld as Carrie and we’ll all have a good reason to get interested in this remake. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/True-Grit-s-Hailee-Steinfeld-Could-Be-The-New-Carrie-24999.html
Thu, 02 June 2011
Jennifer Aniston: New 'Horrible Bosses' Trailer!
Jennifer Aniston holds a patient’s hand on her breast in the just released second trailer for Horrible Bosses.
The original trailer for the film featured the 42-year-old actress in lingerie taking suggestive bites into a banana and an ice pop!
Horrible Bosses is about three men (Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis) who are all treated horribly by their bosses (Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey) and use advice from an ex con (Jamie Foxx) to conspire a plan to kill them.
Watch the new trailer below… http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/06/02/jennifer-aniston-new-horrible-bosses-trailer/