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10.05.09 | De Niro & Norton reteam for new thriller

Written by admin 10:14 | More news on the same topic Robert De Niro, Edward Norton
Frank Oz with Robert De Niro and Edward Norton Robert De Niro and Edward Norton will share the big screen for the first time in nine years after teaming up to co-star in a new independent thriller.

The actors, who worked together in 2001 crime drama The Score, alongside Marlon Brando, are set to co-star star in psychological thriller Stone.

De Niro will play a correctional officer who is seduced by the wife of Norton's character, a convicted arsonist up for parole, reports Variety.

The film is scheduled for release in 2010.

08.05.09 | Keanu Reeves to star as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Written by admin 10:06 | More news on the same topic Keanu Reeves
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves will have to develop a dual personality to play Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in a new retelling of the classic story.

Jekyll will be the latest in a string of screen and stage adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel about an experimental scientist who creates a dark personality for himself that unleashes a reign of terror across London.

Universal will develop the film from a script written by Revolutionary Road's Justin Haythe.

Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, who was behind the camera for the recent controversial biopic Bronson, is reportedly in talks to direct.

Universal has also been in talks with Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to make a separate adaptation of the tale, but his version is rumoured to have a more gothic horror theme.

Reeves next appears on our screens in July in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee with Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder.

The film follows the life of Pippa Lee as she heads towards a quiet nervous breakdown in small-town suburbia.

28.04.09 | Washington poised for fifth Scott movie

Written by admin 09:54 | More news on the same topic Denzel Washington, Tony Scott
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington is set to reteam with director Tony Scott for the fifth time in his career - he's poised to sign on to new movie Unstoppable.

The pair has previously worked together on Crimson Tide, Man On Fire, Deja vu and the forthcoming The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3.

Unstoppable is loosely based on a real life event and is about an experienced engineer who jumps on a train to chase down a runaway locomotive transporting a cargo of toxic chemicals.

08.04.09 | Lucas signs star trio to new war film

Written by admin 17:03 | More news on the same topic George Lucas, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr, Bryan Cranston
Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryan Cranston are the latest stars to join the cast of George Lucas' new war film.

The trio join an ensemble including hip-hop star Method Man and singers Ne-Yo and Jazmine Sullivan for Red Tails, a World War II action-adventure about the Tuskegee Airmen - America's first black military pilots.

Actors Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Lee Tergesen, Elijah Kelley, Andre Royo and Jesse Williams will also star in the movie, reports Variety.

Star Wars guru Lucas, who co-created the film, will also serve as executive producer. Anthony Hemingway will direct.

Filming is scheduled to begin in Europe later this month (Apr09).

24.03.09 | Coen brothers revive John Wayne film

Written by admin 16:58 | More news on the same topic Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Oscar-winning moviemakers Joel and Ethan Coen are to remake John Wayne's iconic western True Grit.

The brothers will direct their own version of the movie, which earned Wayne his only Best Actor Oscar in 1970.

However, the Coens' project will be a departure from Wayne's film - they will base their story more closely to Charles Portis' book about a 14-year-old girl who tracks down her father's killer in Indian territory.

The film will reteam the brothers with producer Scott Rudin, their partner on the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men.

Casting for the True Grit remake has yet to be determined.

10.03.09 | Tyson gets laughs in new comedy

Written by admin 16:51 | More news on the same topic Mike Tyson
Boxer Mike Tyson is packing a punch in a new comedy in which he reveals himself to be a huge Phil Collins fan.

The former champ appears as himself in new movie The Hangover, in which he air drums along to Collins' In The Air Tonight, and knocks funnyman Zach Galifianakis' character out in a Las Vegas hotel suite.

The year is shaping up to be a big one for Tyson at the movies - his Cannes Film Festival award-winning documentary Tyson, directed by James Toback, is released in America next month (Apr09).

27.02.09 | Ferrell, Wahlberg join 'The B Team'

Written by admin 17:45 | More news on the same topic Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg
Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired "The B Team," a spec pitch package for an Adam McKay-directed action comedy that will team Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops, Variety writes.

Chris Henchy and McKay will write the script.

Pic will be a co-production between Gary Sanchez Prods. and Mosaic. Sony has not set a release date on the film, but it is expected to go into production as quickly as the filmmakers can get it ready.

17.02.09 | Mickey Rourke to star in 'St. Vincent'

Written by admin 17:29 | More news on the same topic Mickey Rourke
Mickey RourkeMickey Rourke will star in indie drama “St. Vincent,” directed by Walter Hill for Occupant Films and Secret Handshake Entertainment.

Production’s slated to begin later this year. Keith Calder, Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino of Occupant and Dena Hysell and Joe Gressis of Secret Handshake will produce the film.

“St. Vincent,” scripted by Cameron Young, centers on a hit man returning to his former New York City neighborhood to finish off the botched killing of an informant. He’s then forced to masquerade as a priest and finds himself taking the confessions of his target.

Source: Variety.com

09.02.09 | Aniston and Bateman Get Together For The Baster

Written by admin 17:25 | More news on the same topic Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman have signed on for the comedy The Baster, in which Bateman's character dupes Aniston's character into having his child.

The directors of Blades of Glory, Will Speck and Josh Gordon, will direct. Curiously, the script is adapted from a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides, who wrote the book Virgin Suicides as well as one of my all-time favorite books: Middlesex.

Film will begin shooting in the spring.

06.02.09 | Orlando Bloom Set For The Cross

Written by admin 17:08 | More news on the same topic Orlando Bloom, Andrew Niccol
Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom, Vincent Cassel ("Eastern Promises") and Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace") will topline "The Cross," to be directed by Andrew Niccol ("Lord of War" ).

Set in a border town, "Cross" returns Niccol -- Oscar-nommed for writing "The Truman Show" -- to his favorite domain: the near future. Bloom plays a man seeking to cross a mysterious border, something no one else has achieved; Cassel limns the guard who will go to any lengths to foil him.

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