The comedian will co-star opposite Reese Witherspoon
The latest? She's going to appear on the big screen opposite Reese Witherspoon in the movie "This Means War."
Not surprisingly, the late-night host/comedian will play best friend to the Oscar-winning actress.
Here's more from TheWrap:
"Chris Pine and Tom Hardy ('Inception') star as best buds who both work for the CIA. When the covert agents realize they've fallen for the same woman (Witherspoon), they wage an escalating war for her affection.
"McG is directing 'This Means War,' while Will Smith and his Overbrook partner James Lassiter are producing with Simon Kinberg and Robert Simonds.
On Monday, the horror movie "Hatchet II" was pulled from U.S. theaters. Canadian theaters pulled it on Saturday.
Presumably, it was based on content, but the decision to release, then pull it out of theaters seems curious. Why release it in the first place? And did theaters just think any controversy wasn't worth it if the film wasn't garnering ticket sales?
The director, Adam Green, responded:
"'We woke up this morning and the movie was gone. I'm bewildered and confused.'
Later, he releases a more elaborated statement to Moviefone to speak about the issue.
'How the decision was made to pull the film early, no one will ever know,' he says. 'The sad truth of the matter is that no one at Dark Sky ['Hatchet II' distributor] has been able to tell me the exact reasons behind why the film was pulled (they have not gotten a clear explanation whatsoever).'
"Coming in defense of the horror movie which was unrated because MPAA refused to give it R rating, Green claims, ''HATCHET' or 'HATCHET 2' are not nearly as offensive or violent as some of the larger fare that has made it by to theaters with an R, mainly because the tone of these films is comedic and nothing within them is realistic or can even be taken seriously at all.'
Emma Stone cast in the upcoming 'Spider-Man' movie
Here's more from Coming Soon:
"Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
"The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012."
More of the same?
Will it have the same hype as the first one? Certainly not. Will it be any good? Not sure.
Here's the trailer so you can ponder these thoughts some more:
Alda to star in two new movies
And, even better, alongside Ben Stiller and Paul Rudd. That sounds about right to me.
Though I never thought I'd read that Alda would be starring in a Brett Ratner movie. He better get ready to blast a gun or blow something up.
Here, from TheWrap:
"Alan Alda has been cast alongside his 'Flirting With Disaster' co-star Ben Stiller in Universal's 'Tower Heist,' and the Oscar-nominated actor will also join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in the comedy 'Wanderlust,' the studio announced on Tuesday.
"'Wanderlust' stars Aniston and Rudd as a married couple who try to escape their modern society by moving out of New York.
"Alda will play Carvin, the head of a naturist village. It sounds like a fun role for the actor, who has a gentle energy about him that should work wonders with this material.
"David Wain ('Role Models') directs from a script he co-wrote with Ken Marino, and Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman and Lauren Ambrose co-star.
"Wain, Marino and Rudd will also produce alongside Judd Apatow of Apatow Prods., while Dick Vane will exec produce.
"As for 'Tower Heist,' Brett Ratner is set to direct from a script by a plethora of Hollywood's hottest screenwriting talent, including Adam Cooper & Bill Collage, Russell Gewirtz, Rawson Thurber, Ted Griffin, Leslie Dixon, Noah Baumbach and Jeff Nathanson."
Check out the poster for the newest Ryan Gosling movie at Vulture
It will be in theaters Dec. 17 and earlier, via VOD, on Nov. 5.
It sounds like it could be good.
According to Vulture:
"Andrew Jarecki's 'All Good Things' dramatizes one of New York City's most famous true-crime stories: that of real-estate heir Robert Durst, who, in 1982, was accused of (but never tried for) the murder of his disappeared wife.
"In the movie, Gosling and Dunst play characters based on Durst and his wife.
Empire magazine shows some new pictures, talks to the director
More pictures inside the magazine, too. You can enjoy one of them above.
There's also a discussion with the "Thor" director -- Mr. Shakespeare himself -- Kenneth Branagh -- who, not surprisingly, talks about the Shakespearean elements of the comic book hero.
"'The issue of tone was crucial, because in the '60s run of comics it does get pretty camp. So the trick was finding a way to make a different kind of superhero -- a god -- compelling and arresting and not make him too flamboyant,' says the former Shakespearean wunderkind.
"'The script is an epic adventure with, at the centre, human dynamics. I looked at the relationships and saw brothers, mother, father and sons: the tight royal circle. When you get down to it, this is pure Shakespeare: it's a drama about familial problems concerning those who possess great power.'"
Ruffalo and Elba talk comic book movies
From Coming Soon:
"Mark Ruffalo told Empire magazine that you will possibly see him as 'The Hulk' again after 'The Avengers' hits theaters.
"'They set up several pictures over a couple of years and possibly there will be a 'Hulk' movie. There'll probably be a couple more 'Avengers' too, which would be fun.'
"Idris Elba, who stars as Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor,' also talked more with Total Film about his deal with Marvel Studios.
"'I wouldn't mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally,' he says with a wry smile, echoed with a laugh from his manager."