Ian McShane Cast as the Leader of the Dwarfs in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: June 20th, 2011Ian McShane has signed on to play Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs in Snow White and the Huntsman. (That’s easily the coolest sentence I’ve written in months.) For those keeping track, this is Universal’s Snow White project, the one that stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth. The Relativity Snow White project — which has no title and stars other people — just entered into principal photography to be in theaters by March 16, 2012. According to Heat Vision, director Rupert Sanders will shoot Snow White and the Huntsman in August, content to open a couple months later on June 1, 2012. Heat Vision provides this logline:
[Snow White and the Huntsman] is a revisionist take on the fairy tale and features Snow White (Stewart) as a princess who escapes her evil stepmother (Theron) with the help of a huntsman (Hemsworth) who was to have killed her but now trains the princess to survive and fight back.
Let it be decreed that any Snow White movie that casts Ian McShane (as a dwarf no less!) has the advantage, no matter the release date.
Penn Badgley Making Turn as Jeff Buckley in GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY
by Jason Barr Posted: June 20th, 2011
Penn Badgley (Easy A and Gossip Girl) has signed on to play the late Jeff Buckley in co-writer/director Dan Algrant’s (Naked in New York and People I Know) upcoming drama Greetings from Tim Buckley. Per the press release from Smuggler Films, the film will center on the days leading up to Buckley’s 1991 performance at his father’s (the late Tim Buckley) tribute concert and will feature a romance with a young woman who helps him better understand his father who died at the age of 28. In discussing the role, Badgley showed reverence for the opportunity to play the legendary singer-songwriter, saying:
“To play a man who was singularly gifted as an artist, greatly misunderstood & mythologized as a human being… It’s something very special and sacred. I’m going to give all I can to this project.”
Greetings from Tim Buckley is slated to begin production in New York City this August. For more on the project, hit the jump for the full press release. http://collider.com/penn-badgley-greetings-from-tim-buckley/97713/
New Trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN
by Phil Brown Posted: June 20th, 2011Pedro Almodovar can usually be counted on for odd movies that feel outside of the box, but his latest film The Skin I Live In looks like it could reach previously unattained weirdo heights for the director. The film premiered at Cannes last month and is already set for a fall release stateside, so pre-release footage of the surreal Antonio Banderas-starred plastic surgery thriller has been gradually finding its way to the internet over the last few weeks.
Today a new trailer has been released that promises even more vibrant cinematography and body-stocking clad fight scenes than ever before. Even viewed in this electric guitar-backed 60-second clip, The Skin I Live In doesn’t look like anything the director has attempted before or like any other movie coming out in the next few months. Hit the jump to this new trailer in all its kinky glory. http://collider.com/the-skin-i-live-in-movie-trailer/97612/
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake Interview BAD TEACHER
by Christina Radish Posted: June 20th, 2011
In the raunchy comedy Bad Teacher, Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a teacher who just doesn’t care about anyone but herself. She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless and wildly inappropriate, in her pursuit of the fake boobs that she’s convinced will make her more enticing in winning over a rich, handsome man. Waiting for her meal ticket to take her away from her day job teaching middle school, she sets a plan in motion to win over Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake), who unfortunately starts to fall for Elizabeth’s colleague Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch), setting her jealousy off into overdrive. Meanwhile, gym teacher Russell Gettis (Jason Segel) expresses interest in Elizabeth, even though he won’t take any of her bullshit. Completely the wrong person to help guide students, Elizabeth’s schemes get more and more outrageous, shocking everyone around her.
During a press conference to promote the film’s release, co-stars Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, who has proven himself to be a very talented comic actor, talked about centering a film around a character who is horribly ruthless and yet still somehow likeable, their own experiences in public school, filming the hilarious dry-humping scene, and the importance of chemistry in a comedy ensemble. Check out what they had to say after the jump: ...........
First Trailer for FLYPAPER Starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd and Tim Blake Nelson
by Adam Chitwood Posted: June 20th, 2011
The first trailer for the heist comedy Flypaper has been released. Directed by Rob Minkoff, the film centers on two different groups of robbers who attempt to hold up a bank at the same time. While Tim Blake Nelson is spot on, the trailer seems a bit lacking, trying too hard to be Clue but coming up short. And the Patrick Dempsey/Ashley Judd romance doesn’t seem to work at all. Matt saw the film at Sundance and while he thought the film ultimately didn’t work as well as it tried, it was still good for a few laughs.
In addition to Dempsey, Judd and Nelson, the film also stars Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor, John Ventimiglia, and Matt Ryan. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. http://collider.com/flypaper-movie-trailer/97584/