• Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), and Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) are circling Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus, starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. Paul, now free of his Breaking Bad commitments, is currently in talks to play the part of Joshua, a Hebrew slave. Kingsley would be joining as a Hebrew scholar, while Turturro and Weaver are set to join as Ramses’s parents. Moneyball co-writer Steven Zaillian (who won an Oscar for Schindler’s List), wrote the latest version of the script. The shoot is scheduled to begin in September. [THR; Variety]
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• Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3) and Ewan McGregor (The Impossible) are in negotiations to join Johnny Depp‘s Mortdecai. The story follows Charles Mortdecai, an art dealer racing to uncover a Nazi bank account full of gold. The project is expected to start production later this year. [Variety]
• 99 Homes, a story of a man who loses his home due to foreclosure, has snagged Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) for the lead role. Garfield’s character will find himself so desperate that he starts working for the man who took his home, going so far as to assist him in illegal activities. [THR]
• Abigail Breslin (The Call) will be returning to the world of the walking dead in Maggie, where she’ll play the titular role — an unfortunate young woman who is infected by a virus that is sweeping the globe. Arnold Schwarzenegger will play her father. [THR]
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Justin Timberlake, Clint Eastwood praise Amy Adams in 'Trouble With the Curve' Blu-ray featurette -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
It’s been a big media blast of a year for Justin Timberlake and Clint Eastwood, from Timberlake getting hitched to Jessica Biel, to Eastwood now-infamously chatting with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention.
But both guys share something in common: this year’s Trouble With the Curve, helmed by first-time feature director (and longtime Eastwood collaborator) Robert Lorenz and starring Eastwood as gruff baseball scout Gus, Amy Adams as his estranged daughter Mickey, and Timberlake as Mickey’s love interest Johnny, a pitcher-turned-scout with an eye towards announcing.
Check out this exclusive video clip, below, from the featurette Trouble With the Curve: For the Love of the Game included in the film’s upcoming Blu-ray combo pack, out Dec. 18, showcasing Timberlake, Eastwood and Lorenz praising a red-haired, feisty, but likable Adams.
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Francesca Eastwood is the envy of everyone in Young Hollywood — not only because she’s inherited a title previously bestowed on the likes of Laura Dern and Melanie Griffith, but also because she’s getting a chance to spend an entire night rubbing elbows with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced yesterday that 19-year-old Eastwood has been named next year’s Miss Golden Globe. Traditionally, the honor is given to the child of a celebrity; Francesca’s father, of course, is multiple Golden Globe (and Oscar) winner Clint Eastwood. Her mother is actress Frances Fisher (Titanic).
The newly-minted Miss Golden Globe, an aspiring actress herself, recently wrapped the first season of Mrs. Eastwood and Company, an E! reality show. She’s also enrolled at the University of Southern California.
The 70th Annual Golden Globes will air live on NBC Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Fey and Poehler will co-host the show.
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Someone write a comedy for Daniel Day-Lewis! (Paging P.T. Anderson?) The Oscar heavyweight best known for digging deep into his characters’ souls had some fun at the expense of Clint Eastwood at last night’s Brittania Awards in Beverly Hills.
After his Lincoln director Steven Spielberg had presented him with the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film and the audience rose to honor him, he was joined onstage by a seemingly empty chair. “I have to say that I’m so extremely grateful and glad that — taking time out of his very busy schedule — the recently re-elected president of this country was able to make it here tonight.”
The audience loudly expressed their amusement, as Day-Lewis continued to address Invisible Obama. “I know as an Englishman it’s absolutely none of my business, but I’m just so very grateful that it was you.”
Watch it below.
Box office report: 'End of Watch' and 'House at the End of the Street' tie with $13 million, ahead of 'Trouble with the Curve'; 'Dredd 3D' bombs
The box office blues continued during this sad September weekend, when four new releases entered theaters, yet none surpassed $13 million.
In fact, September 2012 is proving to be one of the slowest months at the movies in a decade. As of this weekend, ticket sales have amounted to $357.3 million — 21 percent lower than the same point in the month last year, and the lowest September total since 2004, when month-to-date ticket sales equaled $356.3 million. (Keep in mind, 2004 didn’t have the benefit of 3-D ticket prices.) Nothing seems to be engaging audiences in a substantial way.
But that’s not to say the box office was totally dead this weekend.
Tied for first place was Open Road’s Jake Gyllenhaal/Michael Pena crime drama End of Watch, which earned an estimated $13.0 million out of 2,730 theaters, yielding a mild per-theater average of $4,762. The gritty cop film, which has earned strong reviews overall, was independently financed for a reported budget somewhere between $7 million and $15 million (an Open Road spokesperson did not confirm the budget when reached via email), and then acquired by Open Road for $2 million. READ FULL STORY
Box office update: 'House at the End of the Street' wins Friday with $4.6 million, but 'End of Watch' hot on its tail
We know Jennifer Lawrence lives in The House at the End of the Street, but where does that film call home?
The top spot of the box office, that’s where.
On a Friday that made it clear that no film will earn $15 million this weekend, The House at the End of the Street (or #HATES if you’re one of those young whippersnappers using the Twitter) proved most robust. House scared up $4.6 million and finished in first place, yet the critically savaged horror tale should follow the typical horror trajectory and prove frontloaded. It will likely finish the weekend with just about $12.5 million, enough for second or third place. READ FULL STORY
It’s a busy frame at the movies this weekend — at least on the distribution side. Whether moviegoers will busily fill up seats is another story.
Four new wide releases are entering theaters — baseball flick Trouble with the Curve, horror entry House at the End of the Street, sci-fi thriller Dredd 3D, and cop drama End of Watch — and although all four look like they may debut with more than $10 million, none seems poised to truly break out. It’s looking like the battle for the top spot may come down to Katniss and Clint.
Here’s how I think the box office might shake out. READ FULL STORY
It looks like Kristen Stewart’s extracurricular activities and Robert Pattinson’s string of talk show appearances have increased fans’ appetite for Twilight. Voters chose Breaking Dawn — Part 2 as this season’s most anticipated movie on Fandango’s annual fall film survey. And a whopping 51 percent of voters also dubbed the flick as the best date night movie.
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