Justin Bieber may team with Mark Wahlberg for basketball movie
Here's all i know: Justin Bieber, Mark Wahlberg, street basketball.
Here's more from The Wrap:
"Justin Bieber may return to Paramount.
"The singer, whose 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' grossed the studio $97 million, is in talks to make a basketball-themed movie with Mark Wahlberg, TheWrap has confirmed.
"Wahlberg pitched the idea, which Paramount executives liked. Wahlberg and Paramount are talking in greater deal with Bieber's camp.
"The idea revolves around street basketball.
"Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, will produce.
"Wahlberg produced and starred in last year's "The Fighter," which was nominated for the best picture Academy Award.
"It remains to be seen what his next project will actually be, but that hasn't prevented this news from piquing our interest.
"‘Cigarettes and Red Vines’, a very well-connected Anderson blog, is reporting that the director is currently undertaking shooting tests with a 65mm camera, possibly inspired by Christopher Nolan’s limited use of the format in 'Inception.'
"The question remains as to which project Anderson aims to do next, as he currently has two in pre-production.
"One is the self-penned 'The Master' with Philip Seymour Hoffman, which follows the beginnings of a Scientology-like religion, and the other is an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel 'Inherent Vice.'
"Of course 65mm is a very expensive format whether he plans to shoot intermittently as Nolan did, or for the entire shoot."
News from around the web
-- So .. the cameo is an announcement. It's like a half-casting notice. Anyway ... Johnny Depp will be in "21 Jump Street." No surprise.
-- Justin Timberlake is not really into "Friends with Benefits" -- in real life. In the movies, he's on. Though ... unless Neil LaBute wrote this one and Mila Kunis is playing some kind of cruel joke on him, I'm sure that will be the final conclusion of the film.
-- Javier Bardem is committing the rest of his life to "The Dark Tower."
-- "Fast Five" screenwriter explains ... crash!
Schwarzenegger and 'The Terminator'
According to Deadline, it will likely be so. I read this report, however, and can only think of packages, auction blocks and hedge funds.
"Exclusive: He's back. Arnold Schwarzenegger is attached to star in a rights package that CAA is shopping today that will revive 'The Terminator,' one of Hollywood's most iconic science fiction franchises. The agency is dropping the package on studios this afternoon.
"There is no screenwriter attached at this point, and Robert Cort is producing. This is the first real activity on The Terminator project since February 2010, when the property emerged from a bankruptcy auction and into the possession of Pacificor. The Santa Barbara-based hedge fund posted a bid of $29.5 million, with the promise that additional multi-million dollar payments for each film would go to Halcyon, the company that made the 2009 McG-directed 'Terminator 'Salvation.
Pictures from the talked-about new Megan Fox movie
The dreamy, noir-ish-looking film finds a down-on-his luck trumpet-player (Mickey Rourke) who stumbles into a carnival where he meets a Bird Woman named Lily (Megan Fox) and promptly falls in love with her. Lily falls for him also, but there might be a problem in that ... she actually has real wings.
(I am assuming that he doesn't care about the wings.)
Problems arise when he takes her out of the carnival, and a gangster (played by Bill Murray) enters the picture. And then we imagine all hell (or heaven -- there's wings involved) breaks loose.
Take a look at more photos after the jump.
Lohan gets a reported standing ovation on 'Leno'
More Oscar talk
Ugh. Why not talk about the Oscars from say ... 1954? Just to give your brain some exercise. Let it run around the yard a little bit. Maybe you'll be worked out enough to sit down and watch "On the Waterfront," that year's deserved winner.
In the meantime, you can ponder next year's Oscars with this -- a date! Not your date, an actual calendar date:
"It looks we're in for yet another long awards season next year.
"Despite talk of the Oscars possibly moving up a month, Hollywood's biggest night isn't budging any time soon.
"The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that the 84th Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, with nominations to be revealed on the morning of Jan. 24.
"Of course, now the big question is, who will be brave enough to host?"
The antidote to 'Black Swan'
The cure for a potential nervous breakdown? Making "Thor."
Here's the details from WENN:
"The actress embarked on a strict diet and months of intensive dance lessons to play a prima ballerina in 'Black Swan,' and admits she still hasn't recovered after pushing herself to the limit.
"She tells Britain's The Sun, '[Filming 'Thor'] probably delayed the onset of a total breakdown from the efforts of doing 'Black Swan,' which is going to hit at any moment.'"