• Charlize Theron is reportedly in talks to star in and produce American Express, an indie for director Nash Edgerton. Plot details are being kept under wraps as the film is shopped at Cannes. Theron can be seen next in Seth MacFarlane‘s A Million Ways to Die in the West (May 30). [The Wrap] READ FULL STORY
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A role that caused a lot of drama during the making of Lovelace has turned out not to be necessary for the drama onscreen.
Last year, Sarah Jessica Parker was a last-minute addition to the film, which features Amanda Seyfried in the life story of the woman who starred in the 1972 X-rated movie Deep Throat. The Sex and the City actress was an emergency fill-in for Demi Moore, who dropped out of the movie in the middle of production after she suffered unspecified health problems and was hospitalized.
The casting crisis was averted, but with the film now just days away from its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have told EW that it turned out they didn’t need the character after all.
Parker, who played the role of feminist icon Gloria Steinem, has joined a long list of actors left on the cutting room floor.
Casting Net: Benedict Cumberbatch to play the Beatles' closeted manager. Plus: Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Garner, Vince Vaughn
• YES: Christoph Waltz is in talks to star in the sequel to The Muppets, as an Interpol inspector. While star Jason Segel won’t reprise his role, director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are expected to return in their respective roles, with Bobin also co-penning the script. [THR]
• Jennifer Garner will join Matthew McConaughey in The Dallas Buyers Club, a drama about a real-life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, who smuggled pharmaceuticals into to the U.S. for himself and others living with the disease. Garner will play the Woodroof’s physician, Dr. Eve Saks. Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria) will direct from a script by Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill) and Craig Borten. [Deadline]
• Vince Vaughn is attached to star in Triple Time, an action-thriller about a U.S. marshal (Vaughn) accompanying an accused prisoner to D.C., when all hell breaks loose. Regular Vaughn collaborator (and child star of A Christmas Story) Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat) will direct the script he penned with Michael J. Wilson (The Tuxedo). [Variety]
Click below for new projects for Sarah Jessica Parker, Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mark Strong, Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne, and Miranda Otto. READ FULL STORY
Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman tell EW that Sarah Jessica Parker has stepped into the role of feminist icon Gloria Steinem in the pornstar biopic Lovelace, replacing Demi Moore, who dropped out of the film this week.
It has been a unsettling couple of days for the film, which stars Amanda Seyfried as X-rated actress Linda Lovelace, who became a household name after her 1972 sex film Deep Throat went mainstream. Epstein and Friedman (Howl) announced Moore was joining the project on Jan. 2, but she had not yet shot any scenes for the movie. READ FULL STORY
The latest promotional offering for New Year’s Eve has more A-listers than the drive-through at In-N-Out after the Oscars. It seems the producers of the film have decided to skip the conceptual mumbo jumbo and take the Dragnet approach: “Just the facts, ma’am.” And this film has 18 “facts” going for it, including three Oscar winners, two Grammy winners, five Emmy winners, and a Tony nominee (so close to the coveted EGOT!). See the golden boys and girls after the jump!
Earlier this summer, the first trailer for New Year’s Eve, Garry Marshall’s latest romantic comedy featuring a gaggle of stars celebrating a terrible holiday, featured Josh Duhamel spouting convenient, blanket statements about life (“Some people swear there’s no beauty left in the world, no magic”), intertwining plot lines you could, more or less, figure out immediately (Lea Michele and Ashton Kutcher’s characters will fall in love by the time the ball drops), and that ubiquitous Pink song.
Now there’s a second trailer that features Josh Duhamel making convenient, blanket statements about life (“A resolution can become a revelation”), and obvious story lines (I’m taking Mandi Bierly’s prediction that “Seth Meyers and Jessica Biel’s characters will compete with another couple to have the first baby born in New York in the New Year — and lose. But he loves her anyway” to the bank). But… wait…no Pink song?!
So some things are a little different in the new preview, including more insight about Sarah Jessica Parker’s character (she’s the frazzled mother of a rebellious, flashing Abigail Breslin), why Katherine Heigl hates Jon Bon Jovi so much (though Sofia Vergara clearly doesn’t), and that everyone involved will have some sort of life-altering New Year’s Eve. Watch the full clip, which spares its other Oscar winners Halle Berry and Robert De Niro from screen time, below. READ FULL STORY
I guess there’s a “Circle of Life” at the movies too!
This weekend, Disney’s technologically enhanced The Lion King 3D “Just Can’t Wait to be King” of the box office, as it’s being re-released for a limited two-week engagement. The film should “Be Prepared” for some light competition from Straw Dogs, Drive, and I Don’t Know How She Does It, but we’re sure Disney is saying “Hakuna Matata” about the newcomers. By the way, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” that I’m expressing for The Lion King? That’s exactly the kind of nostalgia that should propel it into first place. But just how much will it earn? And how will other films do at the box office? Check out my full predictions below. READ FULL STORY
Jessica Alba and Sarah Jessica Parker are among an all-star cast joining the new animated film Escape from Planet Earth. In a release issued today, The Weinstein Company announced the actors who’ll lend their voices to the film include Alba, Parker, Brendan Fraser, James Gandolfini, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson. “We’re excited to have such a talented group of actors bringing this action-packed comedic tale to life,” said Donna Gigliotti, TWC’s President of Production.
This latest 3D adventure from Cal Brunker, director of Despicable Me, takes place on the fictional planet Baab. Heroic astronaut Scorch Supernova (Fraser) takes off to save a dangerous planet in peril, despite the warnings of his straitlaced brother Gary (Corddry). When Scorch is trapped by the villainous Shanker (Gandolfini), nerdy Gary is left to defend Baab on his own. Alba plays the Supernova brothers’ boss, and Parker plays Gary’s wife, Kira. Escape from Planet Earth is currently in production and will hit theaters next year.
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