New Images of Michael C. Hall and Mos Def in DEXTER Season Six
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: July 4th, 2011
Showtime has released two new images for the upcoming sixth season of Dexter. The first, featuring Michael C. Hall standing crouched over a crime scene on the Miami beach, could be taken from any season. (Though perhaps eagle-eyed viewers may spot a hint or two I missed.) The second is more revealing in its depiction of Hall eying new cast member Mos Def suspiciously. Or rather, Dexter is eying Def’s character (a reformed criminal) suspiciously, unless these are really insightful behind-the-scenes photos.
Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks are also new to the cast this season, which we expect to premiere in September on the heels of the July 21 Comic-Con panel. See the images after the jump. http://collider.com/dexter-images-season-6/100394/
John Malkovich to Star in SIBERIAN EDUCATION
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: July 4th, 2011John Malkovich has signed on to star in Siberian Education, an adaptation of the Nicolai Lilin autobiography of the same name. Lilin grew up in Transnitria, a lawless community between Moldova and Ukraine that still maintains a strict moral code. According to Variety, Malkovich will play “Grandfather Kuzja, who teaches his grandson Kolyma (played by Lithuanian actor Arnas Fedaravicius) the morals of “honest criminals.’”
Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia, and director Gabriele Salvatores (I’m Not Scared) collaborated on the screenplay, set in 1985-1995. The international production starts shooting in Lithuania at the end of August — a few scenes will film in Italy. Read the book synopsis after the break. http://collider.com/john-malkovich-siberian-education/100382/
BRIDESMAIDS Becomes Highest Grossing R-Rated Female Comedy Ever
by Adam Chitwood Posted: July 4th, 2011
Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids is the little comedy that could. Despite a modest budget and no A-list stars, the Judd Apatow-produced film has been a consistent staple on the box office charts week after week. Now, after recently becoming the highest grossing entry in Judd Apatow’s library, Bridesmaids has become the highest grossing R-rated female comedy ever (via THR). The film’s current domestic tally sits at $152.9 million, enough to dethrone the previous “top R-rated female comedy” record-holder Sex and the City (apparently the term “comedy” has a loose connotation).
The script by star Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo hit that sweet spot of insane hilarity paired with a sizeable amount of heart. The film also owes a great amount of its success to director Feig (Freaks and Geeks) and the tour-de-force cast that includes Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Chris O’Dowd and stand-out Melissa McCarthy. If you’ve yet to see Bridesmaids, you’ve definitely missed out on one of the funniest movies of the year. http://collider.com/bridesmaids-highest-grossing-female-comedy/100357/
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson For Danny Boyle's Heist Thriller Trancepublished: 2011-07-04 12:00:15 Author: Sean O'Connell
Could Oscar winner Colin Firth be leaping from the Coen Brothers’ crime comedy Gambit to a leading role in Danny Boyle’s next picture?
As Boyle snaps crucial pieces into place for his developing feature Trance, a bank-heist-gone-wrong thriller, casting rumors continue to swirl. While James McAvoy reportedly is locked in to the role of Simon, his X-Men: First Class cohort, Michael Fassbender, allegedly will not be along for the ride. Now Twitch Film is going so far as to say that Boyle actively is pursuing King’s Speech star Firth to take Fassbender’s place in the role of Aiden, though we don’t know much beyond the names of Boyle’s characters and aren’t sure how they fit into the overall narrative.
Firth isn’t the only actor on Boyle’s wish list. Scarlett Johannson is being approached for the major supporting role of Elizabeth. No formal offers have been made to either actor, but “who Boyle wants, Boyle gets.”
Johansson’s involvement, while automatically making Boyle’s film a better looking endeavor, also brings up scheduling conflicts. We know that the actress is on the hook for Joss Whedon’s current tentpole picture The Avengers, where she plays Black Widow. Her name also is attached to Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, with Patrick Warburton, but IMDB has that with a 2014 release date.
The chance to work with Boyle should entice virtually any actor to clear out their schedule. He recently coached James Franco to an Oscar nomination for 127 Hours, and the idea of him directing what’s sure to be a kinetic bank heist flick has our pulse racing. Here’s to hoping Firth and Johansson sign on to Trance, but until then, we can look forward to watching them in the equally-excellent-looking Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and We Bought a Zoo, respectively, when they open later this year. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Colin-Firth-Scarlett-Johansson-For-Danny-Boyle-s-Heist-Thriller-Trance-25525.html
Tue, 05 July 2011
Colin Farrell & Anton Yelchin: 'Fright Night' UK Posters!
Colin Farrell is one sexy vampire in this newly released UK poster for his upcoming film, Fright Night.
The 35-year-old Irish actor stars opposite David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette, and Dave Franco in the remake of the 1985 film.
“It’s a cult classic. That movie would not work today,” Dave told MTV last year of the original film. “[The new film is] obviously the same concept, but a lot has changed to make everything make sense now. For example, my character wasn’t even in the original, so they’ve changed a lot and added a lot of school elements, just let it build a little more.”
Fright Night, which is the story of a teen who suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire, will hit the big screen on August 19. http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/07/05/colin-farrell-anton-yelchin-fright-night-uk-posters/