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'The New Daughter' Seeks Monster Casting

January 15, 2008 06:16:18 GMT


New Line Cinema is reportedly in need of a monster creature for the cast of their new supernatural thriller "The New Daughter". According to Bloody-disgusting, The studio have put out a casting call for a 'creature performer' to bring their terrifying monster to life.

It is stated that the studio are looking for a person that has physical ability to animate the character. They added that the applicants ought to be ultra-thin. They must also be comfortable wearing full facial make-up appliances with limited vision and do not mind the full body makeup application process.

Charlize Theron to Star as Viggo Mortensen's Wife in 'The Road'?

January 15, 2008 06:11:58 GMT


Charlize Theron got small role in "The Road", an adaptation movie of Cormac McCarthy's bestselling novel. According to Variety, the Academy Award-winning actress for "Monster" has signed on to play the wife of Viggo Mortensen's character in the upcoming thriller that will mostly be seen in flashback.

Allegedly, though getting a minor role, the "North Country" star still joins the project because she is a big fan of the book. It was also said that she is looking forward to once again work with producer Nick Wechsler since in 2000, she has worked with Wechsler to make a drama thriller "The Yards" starring also Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix.

Scarlett Johansson Becoming a Director for 'New York, I Love You'

January 15, 2008 05:09:23 GMT


The Golden Globe-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson is said to be embarking for a new role in the entertainment business. PageSix.com reported that the 23-year-old starlet has sign on to make her directorial debut with a drama romantic film "New York, I Love You".

She will join the lineup of the film's 12 directors in making five-minute films each. The Charlotte in "Lost in Translation" is going to make one of the love stories that is set in New York with other directors, including Woody Allen, Anthony Minghella, Brett Ratner, Zach Braff and Mira Nair.

'Fanboys' Being Recut and Reshot?

January 15, 2008 04:22:07 GMT


The Weinstein Company's 2006 film project that has yet hit the theaters "Fanboys" is being reported to be undergoing serious changes. According to Ain't It Cool News, the comedy movie has been re-cut and re-shot.

Reportedly, the film has been picked up by Judd Appatow's production company. Following that, he and his co-producer Shauna Robertson are making many changes and were re-shooting the film about 2-3 weeks ago. It was also said that the main plot point is changed.

Dane Cook to Depict an Action Hero?

January 15, 2008 03:40:10 GMT


The stand-up comedian turned actor, Dane Cook, is said to be preparing for depicting an action hero. According to MTV Movie Blog, the co-star of Jessica Alba in "Good Luck Chuck" has revealed his interest to star in an action film "Dead Already".

To the blog, the 35-year-old actor confessed that his next game plan is to explore the action genre. About the film, he said, "It's got a really interesting take-off from the typical buddy cop movie which has been done in so many ways. This definitely had an element that was like, 'Wow, I've never seen that before'."

'High School Musical 3' Plot and Release Date Outed


January 15, 2008 03:03:52 GMT


"High School Musical 3: Senior Year", the third installment of the successful Disney's Original Picture "High School Musical" is definitely heading to the big screen. According to Variety, the TV film franchise has been scheduled to hit theaters on October 24, 2008.

At the same time, it has been revealed that the original cast members of the drama musical movie will be back for the third series of the Disney's project. The young ensemble includes Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman.

First Five Minutes of 'Teeth' Released!

January 14, 2008 09:54:55 GMT


The comedy horror fans are given a treat as the first five minutes clip of Mitchell Lichtenstein's "Teeth" has been released online. In the video released, the future audience are indulged with a 5:25 minute footage from the movie.

In the beginning of the clip, it can be seen a young girl and boy are playing in the inflatable pool while the adults are relaxing in a distant under a tree. As the story develops, it is revealed that the boy is going to be the little girl stepbrother and he didn't like it. He keeps annoying the girl until he mysteriously hurts his finger. When his father examines the wound, it looks like he has been bitten.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Will Be Two Parts Film?


January 14, 2008 09:12:04 GMT


It was reported that Harry Potter fans will get double treat in the last installment of Harry Potter's series. According to Mail on Sunday, the seventh and final film of Harry Potter "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will be split into two separate films because of the book's 776 pages.

There's a rumor saying that the decision of splitting the movie was taken because of a financial consideration, but the speculation was dismissed as it was said to be the artistic decision. Reportedly, the author of the book, J.K. Rowling insisted that the film starred by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson should be split to allow the favorite scenes to be filmed.

Hugh Dancy Sets to Star in 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'


January 14, 2008 08:45:55 GMT


Hugh Dancy is set to play in Jerry Bruckheimer Films' upcoming romantic comedy film. According to Hollywood Reporter, the actor who portrays Galahad in "King Arthur" will be joining Isla Fisher and Krysten Ritter in P.J. Hogan's "Confessions of a Shopaholic".

In the adaptation movie, the 32-year-old British actor will play the editor of the financial magazine where Fisher works. Meanwhile, the film that is based on Sophie Kinsella's best selling novels with the same title tells a story about Rebecca Bloomwood, a compulsive shopper turned financial adviser after finding herself to be in major debt. It is expected to start filming next month in New York and Connecticut.

'Then She Found Me' Won Audience Award at 19th Palm Springs Intl Film Fest

January 14, 2008 08:11:25 GMT


Closing the 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Sunday, January 13, the Palm Springs International Film Society announced "Then She Found Me" as one of the festival winners. At a luncheon at the Spencer's Restaurant, Helen Hunt's directorial debut film won the audience's heart that led to the snagging of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

The romantic comedy film starring Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick beat out other contenders, including "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days", "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation", "Late Bloomers", "The Band's Visit" and "Noodle". It made its U.S. premiere when it opened the Festival and is scheduled for limited release on April 25.

Bai Ling Joins 'Love Ranch'


January 14, 2008 07:12:31 GMT


The punky photographer in "Lords of Dogtown" has been signed by Capitol Films to star in their new project "Love Ranch". According to Movie Web, Bai Ling has joined the cast Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci in the drama film.

On nailing a part that has yet revealed, New York Post reported that the actress famous for her role as Shen Yuelin in 1997's "Red Corner" was ecstatic as that is just the gift she wanted for Christmas. She said as quoted by the newspaper, "I came from space and Santa followed me. He came to earth to give me the present of this big movie role."

No Country Named Best Film by Film Critics, Again!

January 14, 2008 06:43:13 GMT


Once again, "No Country for Old Men" brought home another kudo for best film and several other prizes given away by film critics. On Friday, January 11, the Coen brothers' adventure drama film has been hailed as the 2007 Central Ohio Film Critics Association's Best Film beating its toughest contenders "Juno", "There Will Be Blood" and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly".

The adaptation film from Cormac McCarthy's novel has garnered five awards and become a runner up for the category of Best Cinematography losing from "The Orphanage". Apart from the Best Picture, it nailed praises for Joel and Ethan Coen who won Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay as well as for Javier Bardem who earned Best Supporting Actor. It also landed the award for Best Ensemble.

Diving Bell Hailed Best Film at 2008 Prix Lumieres

January 14, 2008 04:55:08 GMT


The French-American film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" was named best picture at 2008 Prix Lumieres which is France's equivalent of the Golden Globes. On Sunday,January 13, night in Paris, the biopic depicting the inner life of a paralyzed French fashion editor was chosen to be given the honor by a panel of about 200 foreign journalists based in France.

The Julian Schnabel's drama also managed to bring recognition for its leading man, Mathieu Amalric as the "Munich" actor won best actor for his performance as the successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle who suffered a massive stroke. Despite garnering the top prizes, the director of the film based on true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby lost to Abdellatif Kechiche for "The Secret of the Grain". Further, like "Diving Bell", "Grain" also brought home award for its performer. Hafsia Herzi was given the honor of top female newcomer.

'Atonement' Named 2008 Golden Globes' Best Pic

January 14, 2008 04:08:39 GMT


Surprise came from Keira Knightley starrer-film "Atonement" as it was hailed as the Best Drama Motion Picture on Sunday, January 13 at the 65th Golden Globe Awards' press conference. The Joe Wright's war-drama film beat out the two critics' favorites, "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" that have dominated the current award season.

Still, despite nailing the top honor at the Awards, the Focus Features' film didn't manage to follow the success of garnering 7 nominations by bringing home as much as the nods given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Aside from the Best Drama Film, the adaptation movie from Ian McEwan's best-selling 2002 novel only won one other prize, that is Best Original Score for its composer, Dario Marianelli.

'The Bucket List' Finished Atop Box Office

January 14, 2008 02:38:39 GMT


"The Bucket List" kicked "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" out from the top spot on the Box Office weekend ended Sunday, January 13. Based on the preliminary estimates, the Warner Bros.' comedy drama film won the three-days weekend North American Box Office in its first weekend in wide release grossing an incredible $19.4 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, the film, in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play two terminally ill men living their last days to the fullest, has earned $6.4 million on Friday, January 11, only. Earlier, the distribution executive of Warners, Dan Fellman, had credited the two Academy Award-winners for the bringing life to the picture stating, "Everyone wanted to see these two actors together in one movie. It's well-positioned heading into the holiday weekend and will start to play a little younger as it goes."
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