Eva Mendes Joins Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES; Greta Gerwig in Talks to Co-Star
by Matt Goldberg Posted: June 14th, 2011Eva Mendes has joined Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in The Place Beyond the Pines with Greta Gerwig in Talks to co-star. Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to Blue Valentine stars Gosling as a biker-turned-bank-robber and Cooper as a cop-turned-politician in the multi-generational crime drama. Deadline reports that Mendes will play the robber’s love interest and mother of his child while Gerwig would play the politician’s wife. Filming begins next month.
Mendes recently co-starred in The Other Guys and Last Night. She was in the running for the remake of Total Recall, but I think missing out on that film to do this one is a positive outcome. As for Gerwig, she’s set to star opposite Joel Kinnaman in the indie romantic comedy Lola Versus. http://collider.com/place-beyond-the-pines-eva-mendes-greta-gerwig/96349/
First Set Photos from AMERICAN REUNION
by Matt Goldberg Posted: June 14th, 2011
Set photos from the upcoming non direct-to-DVD American Pie sequel, American Reunion, have gone online. They’re not photos from filming, but simply the cast looking directly into the camera while on the set and showing us all what a grand time they’re having. The photos also show that John Cho is returning, although I’m left to wonder if his role will be as minor as it was in the original movies.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film reunites Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Eugene Levy, and almost everyone else from the original movie. American Reunion opens April 6, 2012. http://collider.com/american-reunion-set-photo/96309/
Darren Aronofsky Wants Christian Bale as His NOAH
by Matt Goldberg Posted: June 14th, 2011Darren Aronofsky wants Christian Bale to build him an ark that is 300 cubits by 50 cubits by 30 cubits. Vulture reports that Aronofsky is angling to get the Oscar-winning actor to star in the biblical epic Noah. As we previously reported, studios are circling the project to co-finance, but the film’s budget is projected at $130 million. Getting a star of Bale’s caliber could help secure financing. New Regency is already on board, but other contenders Summit, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount could make a better prediction of the film’s overseas potential if Bale comes on board (I swear, I’m not making these boat metaphors just for the puns).
Bale is currently filming on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. He’s also set to star in the drama The Last Photograph, which is about a war correspondent in Afghanistan who is the sole survivor of an attack on Americans. That project is tipped to shoot after Bale wraps on Batman, but we’ll see how fast Noah comes together if Bale signs on for the super fun task of gathering two of every animal. Hit the jump for more details on Noah. http://collider.com/chrisitan-bale-noah-darren-aronofsky/96305/
Promo Posters for 47 Ronin
Promo Posters for THE HOBBIT, THE HUNGER GAMES, BATTLESHIP, and More
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted:June 14th, 2011 at 1:37 pm
With the 2011 Licensing International Expo currently underway in Las Vegas, many promo posters have started hitting the net. Yesterday we posted the promo poster for The Avengers as well as the promo posters for The Amazing Spider-Man, Hotel Transylvania, and more. Continuing the barrage of advertising, we now have promo posters for The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Battleship, The Three Stooges, The Lorax, 47 Ronin, The Croods, The Bourne Legacy, Rise of the Guardians, Stretch Armstrong, RIPD, Fast & Furious 6, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. It’s worth noting that the promo poster for Fast & Furious 6 says the film is due out in 2013, which isn’t too surprising. More intriguing is that the poster for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is simply titled “Dragons“.
Hit the jump to check out the promo posters and look out for more over the coming days.