A brief clip for Iron Man 3 premiered at tonight’s MTV Movie Awards.
The promo showed Tony’s home under attack, while our hero attempts to find his way into his new Iron Man suit. Check it out below.
“I’m Tony Stark: I build neat stuff, I got a great girl, and — occasionally — save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”
So begins the newest trailer for Iron Man 3, continuing the film’s promotional march toward gloominess while also giving us longer looks at the franchise’s latest antagonists, Guy Pearce and a ponytailed Ben Kingsley.
In case the morose voiceover didn’t give it away, Iron Man 3 promises to include more explosions, more mayhem, and more frowns. The new trailer is also noticeably lacking in one-liners, while dramatically increasing the amount of time Gwyneth Paltrow spends struggling in a mean-looking metallic harness. Meanwhile, Kingsley is doing a spin on Ben-Kingsley-doing-a-spin-on-Tom-Hardy-as-Bane. There’s even a thing with an airplane exploding. Watch it below.
The flood of intriguing Iron Man 3 posters continues! Just a couple weeks after releasing an image of Don Cheadle dressed up like a robo-American Flag, Marvel has tweeted an evocative shot of Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. Paltrow spent the first couple Iron Man movies witty-bantering with Robert Downey Jr., but the new shot finds Paltrow looking despondent, cradling a slashed Iron Man helmet. Seriously, she looks sad. Like, take out the helmet, and this could practically be a poster for Proof 2: Proven. Check out the image below: READ FULL STORY »
• Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to play chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton in the indie film Blood, Bones & Butter, based on Hamilton’s 2011 memoir chronicling her unconventional path to opening her own restaurant, Prune, in New York City. No writer or director are yet attached. [THR]
• Amy Adams has joined director David O. Russell‘s untitled true-life drama (previously titled American Bulls—) about a con man (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with the F.B.I. agent who busted him (Jeremy Renner) on one of the biggest sting operations in the nation’s history. Adams will play Maxine “Max” Gardner, the con man’s mistress and partner-in-crime. [THR]
• First Teddy, now Ike. Robin Williams will play President Dwight D. Eisenhower for director Lee Daniels‘ The Butler, his reps announced Wednesday. The film traces the life of White House butler Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents over the course of three decades. Oprah Winfrey will play his wife, and the cast includes Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, and Jane Fonda.
• Kevin Kline will party hardy opposite Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Robert De Niro in Last Vegas, a comedy about four old buddies who travel to Sin City for a bachelor party for the last one (Douglas) to remain unattached. Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is directing the script by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love). [Deadline]
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• Taylor Swift is in negotiations to make her big-screen dramatic debut as singer-songwriter icon Joni Mitchell in Girls Like Us, based on the book by Sheila Weller. Casting directors are also looking to fill the roles of Carly Simon and Carole King, with Milk star Allison Pill reportedly under consideration. [Variety]
• Mark Wahlberg will come a-knockin’ for Avon Man. Hugh Jackman was supposed to headline the long-in-development project, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his X-Men spin-off The Wolverine. Wahlberg is now looking to produce and star. [Deadline]
• Lockout lead Guy Pearce is in final talks to join Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, and Don Cheadle in Iron Man 3. Pearce will play geneticist Aldrich Kilian, who develops nanotechnology that can spread viruses and sells it to terrorists. [Variety]
We get yet another blurry glimpse of these aliens (isn’t that always the way) in the new Japanese trailer for the movie, along with a shot of a fretting Gwyneth Paltrow as Tony Stark’s majordomo, and a good long look at the helicarrier for S.H.I.E.L.D.
Have a look-see for yourself.
Ryan Murphy definitely still has music on his mind: EW has confirmed that the Glee co-creator is in talks with Sony Pictures to make One Hit Wonders, a musical comedy about three flash-in-the-pan 1990s pop stars who decide to team up for a comeback. Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Cameron Diaz are attached to play the stars, and Andy Samberg is also attached to join the cast for an unspecified role. (Deadline first reported the story.)
No deal is in place yet for anyone, nor is there even a script, which Murphy would pen with Glee cohorts Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Samberg’s music group The Lonely Island may also contribute to the film’s music. Murphy would likely direct the film after he makes his long-planned feature adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart.
CORRECTION: As had been previously reported by EW and other outlets, Beyoncé is not attached to nor in talks to join the project.
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Gwyneth Paltrow is a sex addict… in Thanks for Sharing, that is. (Sorry.) The actress’ rep confirms to EW that Paltrow is set to star in Stuart Blumberg’s film about a group of people who bond over their affliction. Paltrow will play a businesswoman who falls for another addict, played by Mark Ruffalo. Thanks for Sharing also stars Tim Robbins and Joely Richardson.
Thanks for Sharing is Blumberg’s directorial debut. (He also co-wrote the script with Matt Winston.) He was previously nominated for an Oscar for co-writing The Kids Are All Right.
All right, before you freak out, it’s not a spoiler. It’s right there at the start of the trailer, so let’s not act like this revelation ruins the movie, though it is pretty shocking to see Gwyneth Paltrow so quickly eradicated. She has a way of making her widowed leading men really lose it: Will “What happened to her!?!” become the 2011 version of “What’s in the box!?!” READ FULL STORY »