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Sofia Vergara in talks for 'The Three Stooges,' probably not to play Moe

When you look at Sofia Vergara, do you ever think of two bald guys with their heads pressed up against each other?

Of course you do. She’s in consideration for a role in the new Three Stooges movie, and head-bonking Larry and Curly have already been cast. Duh. (What did you think we meant?)

The Modern Family actress doesn’t have a solid deal, according to sources close to the production, but she has attracted the interest of director-writers Peter and Bobby Farrelly. The brothers didn’t have any comment, but the role she’s in consideration for is a vixen who lures the knuckleheaded brothers into a potential murder-for-hire scheme. If anyone dies from severe slapping and eye-gouging, Moe, Larry and Curly have a lot of explaining to do.

Will & Grace‘s Sean Hayes has just been cast as Larry, with $#*! My Dad Says actor Will Sasso in the Curly role. Moe hasn’t yet been cast, but expect that news soon as the Farrelly’s aim to start shooting this month.

Read more:
Sean Hayes cast as Larry in ‘The Three Stooges’
‘Three Stooges’ has its Curly: Will Sasso cast in knucklehead update
‘Three Stooges’ exclusive: Director Peter Farrelly slaps down casting rumors, spills plot details

Colin Farrell accidentally disses his 'Fright Night' remake

Colin Farrell caused a rumble when he seemed to diss his own movie in front of thousands of theater owners on Tuesday at the group’s annual CinemaCon convention.

But really, he was taking a knock at himself.

The wisecracking Irishman was there to show off the first footage of his upcoming horror remake Fright Night, as a vicious but bored-to-(un)death vampire who moves into the suburbs next to a suspicious teen (Anton Yelchin). The 34-year-old actor was a big fan of the 1985 cult-favorite, which starred Chris Sarandon in the bloodsucker role, and told the audience of theater owners: “I heard they were remaking Fright Night and went, ‘Ah, god, remake! Hollywood, so dull!’ And I read the script [by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Men alum Marti Noxon] and really hoped I didn’t like it, and I did. It was fun. But I was a fan of the original. I probably saw it when I was 12 years of age, and loved it.”

Okay, so far, so good. Farrell went on to talk about his friendship with director Craig Gillespie and praised his previous movie Lars and the Real Girl. But then he continued.


Armie Hammer cast as prince in 'Snow White'

Armie Hammer will be turning on the charm as the handsome prince in one of the dueling Snow White movies currently in production, according to Relativity Films. Hammer, currently shooting Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic with Leonardo DiCaprio, has joined the film starring Julia Roberts as the classic folktale’s Evil Queen. Best known for playing the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, Hammer won’t play Prince Charming, but rather a character named Prince Albert Alcott.

At one point, Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, the upcoming Hanna) was in consideration for the lead role of Snow White, according to a source close to the production, but with the casting of 24-year-old Hammer, it is unlikely the 16-year-old Ronan will fit with the film. READ FULL STORY

Barbra Streisand 'Gypsy' adaptation still alive

Looks like Rose will rise after all: Universal has confirmed to EW that the studio is in talks to acquire a Gypsy adaptation starring Barbra Streisand, despite reports that the project had been squashed. Apparently, both lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer Arthur Laurents are still on board. Warner Bros., the studio reputedly formerly attached to the project, tells EW that they never made a deal for the adaptation. (Reporting by Tanner Stransky)

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Barbra Streisand in talks for ‘Gypsy’

'The Amazing Spider-Man': Could the new film's villain be [SPOILER]?

A potentially major spoiler from The Amazing Spider-Man, the new Spidey reboot starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, appears to have been revealed by a surprising source: C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders).

(SPOILER ALERT!) The actor, who appears in the flick, said in a podcast on The RetroRadio that Garfield’s Spider-Man battles the Lizard in one of the film’s major action sequences. Said Howell, “I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker whose son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man and we’re on the Manhattan Bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back in a perilous situation. At the end of the movie, there is a little bit of a payback there. Spider-Man is kind of hurting and I help him. Part of the story is the nation thinks he might be a bad guy at first. They don’t know who this guy is. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. So, I pitch in and sort of help out at the end.”

More on The Amazing Spider-Man from EW:
Amazing Spider-Man: The Great Web-shooter Debate
Amazing Spider-Man full costume: First Look!

A new Lara Croft and 'Tomb Raider' reboot in the works -- farewell, Angelina Jolie

Someone will have big shorts to fill. Well, actually, they’re tiny shorts, but we’re speaking metaphorically here.

Producer Graham King (The Departed, The Town) announced today that his company GK Films has acquired the film rights to the videogame heroine Lara Croft, and plans to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise. Angelina Jolie played the buxom, gunslinging treasure-hunter in two movies, 2001′s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the more cumbersomely named Lara Craft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life in 2003. Since then, the character has lived on only in videogame form, but King intends to bring her back to theaters at some point in 2013.  READ FULL STORY

New 'Arthur' trailer keeps first one's funniest bits, adds John Hodgman

The new trailer for the Russell Brand-starring remake of Arthur plays better than the first one, in my opinion. It keeps the best bits (i.e. his bedtime ritual, his magnet one-liner), and adds in some new ones (like him working at a candy store underneath John Hodgman). It also focuses more on the woman he really loves (Greta Gerwig) than the one he’s supposed to marry to keep his fortune (Jennifer Garner), which gives nanny Helen Mirren’s line to his mother, “He’s stronger than you think,” more meaning. Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

Warner Bros. plans a new version of 'The Bodyguard': Is this the kind of remake we want to see?

Bodyguard-Whintey-HoustonScratch beneath the shiny, Oscar-glammy surface and the ugly, unavoidable truth is that the movie business has some serious problems these days: Ticket sales were down five percent last year, DVD revenues continue to evaporate, and last month was the worst January for the industry in 20 years. In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, we offer 10 fixes to help Hollywood get its mojo back — among them, Don’t remake good movies; remake bad ones. READ FULL STORY

'Arthur' poster: Fun enough?

Like the movie itself, the one-sheet for the Russell Brand-starring remake of Arthur has a lot to live up to. A bunch of toys on the floor, while playful, can’t compare to that iconic shot of Dudley Moore in a bubble bath. That read decadence and total abandon. This reads man-child, which is a common theme nowadays and less exciting. I do appreciate the Magritte-inspired hat though.

Do you agree that the next poster for the April release needs to let loose a little? I suspect the studio wants to get Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner on the poster for star power, but perhaps once we approach the release date, it can gamble on a Brand solo shot bold enough to make you stop in a theater lobby. This one seems like a wasted opportunity.

P.S. I know she’s playing a nanny, but even nanny Helen Mirren deserves better shoes. Click here for a larger image.

Read more:
‘Arthur’ trailer: Russell Brand is a busy bee
Russell Brand’s ‘SNL’ promos

'TRON: Legacy' and original 'TRON' on DVD April 5

Disney has announced that TRON: Legacy will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on April 5. Also being released the same day? The original TRON – titled TRON: The Original Classic Special Edition for the DVD and Blu-ray — the film many moviegoers were attempting to seek out on DVD prior to TRON: Legacy‘s Dec. 16 release. Many fans of the 1982 film complained when they were unable to locate a Tron DVD in late 2010, since TRON director Steven Lisberger — a producer on TRON: Legacy — was remastering the movie. Said Lisberger at the time: “I don’t think there’s anything intentional going on to deprive Tron fans of the new edition.”

April 5 marks the first time TRON will be seen in stores since the 20th anniversary collector’s edition was released in 2002.

Read more:
EW review of ‘TRON: Legacy’
TRON: 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition
‘TRON’ before it had a legacy: PopWatch Rewind plugs into the original model
‘TRON: Legacy’: Hints of ’2001′ and Ziggy Stardust. What was your favorite homage?

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