Johnny Depp May Play A Magician In Carter Beats The Devilpublished: 2011-06-29 18:08:42 Author: Josh Tyler
2006 was the year of the magician, with a series of conjuror themed films battling it out in the hearts and minds of America, a battle won quite handily by Christopher Nolan’s underrated movie The Prestige. Yet even with all the magic acts on screen that year, magicians never became the new pirates. Maybe what the Penn Jillettes of this world need is Johnny Depp.
The LA Times says Johnny Depp is at the top of Warner Bros. list of actors they want to play the lead in Carter Beats the Devil. The film, currently in development at the studio, is based on a book by Glen David Gold. His novel takes a 1920s magician and puts him in a strange and mysterious situation. The story mixes in historical figures, for instance at some point the main character Charles Carter will attempt to saw then president Warren G. Harding in half.
This movie has been sitting around in development hell for awhile now, at one point even Tom Cruise was supposed to be involved. But if you’re looking for a flamboyant magician look no further than Johnny Depp. He’s your main if you’re looking for someone to play a less annoying version of David Blaine. Actually just give Jack Sparrow a top hat and you pretty much have this part cast.
For now Depp is just one of the names they’re rumored to be considering. Johnny may have his hands full with other projects. He’s currently in pre-production on The Lone Ranger and somewhere along the way he’s been filming Dark Shadows, to say nothing of the other half-dozen or so upcoming films he’s rumored to be involved in.
See Robert Pattinson Hit In The Face With A Pie For Cosmopolispublished: 2011-06-29 15:46:57 Author: Josh Tyler
Robert Pattinson has found his way into the new David Cronenberg movie somehow, uniting two fan groups once voted least likely ever to run in to each other. Cronenberg is known for challenging, violent, controversial movies like A History of Violence which are inevitably seen for very few. Robert Pattinson is known for appearing on the wall calendars of soccer moms who are far to own that kind of calendar, as a sparkly vampire.
Pattinson is currently off filming Cosmopolis with Cronenberg and in the process has fulfilled the fantasies of neither of those groups, but has instead inadvertently lived the dream of every man over fifteen who’s ever been forced to see a Twilight movie and wished someone would hit Robert Pattinson with a pie in the face. Good news, they have.
Enjoy the following Cosmopolis set photos posted as part of a group over at Movie Web.
Cosmopolis, set to be released in 2012, stars Pattinson as a wealth genius who loses everything in the midst of one, fateful limo ride across New York City. Apparently the coupe de grace is getting hit with a pie, in the face. He had it coming.
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Robert Pattinson: Pie Face For 'Cosmopolis'!
Robert Pattinson gets hit in the face with a pie while filming scenes on the set of his new film, Cosmopolis, on Tuesday (June 28) in Toronto, Canada.
The 24-year-old Twilight star has been working on Cosmopolis since late last month.
On the same day, Robert was spotted rehearsing scenes with his co-star Kevin Durand in front of a vandalized limousine.
The David Cronenberg-directed drama will hit theaters sometime next year!
10+ pictures inside of Robert Pattinson on the set of Cosmopolis… http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/06/29/robert-pattinson-pie-face-for-cosmopolis/