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Rob Lowe to Star Alongside Jennifer Garner in 'Truth'

February 04, 2008 07:41:10 GMT


The "St. Elmo's Fire" star Rob Lowe has been set to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming project "This Side of the Truth". According to Variety, the television star will be starring alongside English comic Ricky Gervais and CIA agent Sydney Bristow in television series "Alias" Jennifer Garner.

The movie news site reported that Lowe will star as the arch enemy of Gervais' character. Further, it was said that Gervais is set to play a storyteller whose job is to ramble on about the 1300s, while Garner is reported to be portraying Gervais' love interest.

The Coen Brothers of 'No Country' Nabbed PGA Award

February 04, 2008 07:01:22 GMT


Once again, Joel and Ethan Coen were honored for their work in the gritty crime drama "No Country for Old Men". The director brothers along with their producer partner Scott Rudin were given The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America at the 19th Annual Producers Guild Awards' ceremony held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, February 2.

The Javier Bardem-starring film captured the top honor beating out other strong contenders, "There Will Be Blood", "Juno", "Michael Clayton" and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly". On receiving the honor, Rudin uttered his amazement on the brothers saying, "The only reason I am standing here is because of these two men. They are completely remarkable artists."

'Solitary Fragments' Stole Goyas' Best Picture Awards From 'The Orphanage'

February 04, 2008 06:26:06 GMT


Expected to stand out at the Spanish awards equivalent to Academy Awards, "The Orphanage" lost two prestigious titles to understated femme drama "Solitary Fragments" which is originally entitled "La soledad". On Sunday, February 3, the Guillermo del Toro produced-horror mystery successfully nailed seven kudos at the 22nd Spanish Academy Goya Awards, but has to give up Best Picture and Best Director prizes to the Jaime Rosales directed-film.

Despite the unexpected lost, the Picturehouse Entertainment's movie starring Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo and Geraldine Chaplin was still honored with Best Original Screenplay for Sergio Sanchez, and Best New Director for Juan Antonio Bayona. For the New Director prize, Bayona beat out Felix Viscarret for "Under the Stars", Tom Fernandez for "Suso's Tower" and David and Tristan Ulloa for "Pudor". Aside from the two awards, the film won five other honors, including Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction.

'Hannah Montana' 3-D Concert Film Reigns Supreme on the Box Office


February 04, 2008 04:38:34 GMT


Opening only in 683 venues on a normally slow sales on Super Bowl weekend, Disney's "Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" proved to be the tweens magnet as it claimed the number one spot of the North American three-day weekend box office. And along the way, it managed to also break the box office record.

According to studio estimation on Sunday, February 3, the 3-D film chronicling Miley Cyrus' recent tour has become the biggest selling film to debut over the Super Bowl weekend as it pulled in $31.1 million. The concert film has outpassed Simon West's "When a Stranger Calls", the previous Super Bowl record holder. Over the same weekend two years ago, the horror thriller starring Camilla Belle successfully opened with $21.6 million earning. The film featuring Cyrus on her concert also tackled down the previous record of the best Super Bowl weekend gross held by "Titanic" which earned $25.2 million in its sixth weekend in 1996.

6 'Jumper' Clips Come Out!

February 02, 2008 07:30:58 GMT


Preceding the release of the upcoming action thriller "Jumper", the 20th Century Fox have released 6 clips showcasing the film starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson and Jamie Bell. All the clips contain less-than-one-minute scenes from the film.

Directed by Doug Liman, "Jumper" tells the story of a young man who discovers that he can teleport himself anywhere. But, discovering the gift means that he has to be involved in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between the people with the genetic anomaly.

Indie Pic 'Across the Hall' Found Its Star in Brittany Murphy

February 01, 2008 09:47:54 GMT


The co-star of Ashton Kutcher in "Just Married", Brittany Murphy, will be starring in an independent project "Across the Hall". According to Variety, the 30-year-old actress will join the "Cloverfield" actor Mike Vogel and the television star of "Cold Case" Danny Pino.

The thriller, which was expanded from Alex Merkin and Jesse Mittelstadt's 2005 short, tells the story of a love triangle among a young man, his best friend and his fiancee. Merkin will direct the film, while Insomnia Media Group's Jeff Bowler and Bret Saxon will act as the producers. The film will start production on February 6 for 2009 release.

Former Rocker David Bowie Negotiating to Star in Musical Comedy Film

February 01, 2008 09:24:14 GMT


Former rock singer David Bowie is said to be in talks with Summit Entertainment to play alongside the cast of comedy musical "Will (2009)". Variety reported that 61-year-old multi-talented artist may be joining the already-signed ensemble, including Lisa Kudrow, Vanessa Hudgens, Liam Aiken and Scott Porter.

Co-scripted by Todd Graff and Josh Cagan, "Will" centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, they then form a rock group to perform in their school's battle of the bands competition. The film produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Marisa Yeres and Ron Schmidt is slated for 2009 release.

Emily Blunt to Star in 'The Girl'?

February 01, 2008 08:52:56 GMT


Emily Blunt is going to play in a drama film about immigration and maternal bonding? According to Hollywood Reporter, that might be the case as the star of "My Summer of Love" is said to be in talks for a part in the film "The Girl". Reportedly, the 24-year-old Golden Globe-winning actress may play a Texas woman that finds an illegal immigrant's young daughter who has become separated from her mother.

Meanwhile, the screenwriter of "The Sleep Dealer" David Riker who has scribbled the "Girl" script is said to be attached as the film's director. However, though the film already has the screenplay, it is more likely that the filming won't begin until the end of the writers' strike. Moreover, the drama film will be produced by Journeyman Pictures, the production company behind "Maria Full of Grace" and "Half Nelson".

'Iron Man' Spot to Be Debuted During Super Bowl

February 01, 2008 08:19:54 GMT


An "Iron Man" advertising spot will be aired during the Super Bowl XLII game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants on Sunday, February 3, 2008. Reports stated that Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have made the official announcement on Friday, February 1.

The new commercial video will make its debut at approximately 4:30 P.M. Following the viewing on the television, the spot will be posted on Apple.com, Marvel.com, and IronManmovie.com, which is the official Iron Man website, whereas additional sites, including Yahoo Sports! and ESPN.com, will make the ad available on February 4. Further, it is explained that Marvel.com will gave out the sneak peak of the spot on February 1.

'Vanity Fair' Helmer Onboard the Amelia Earhart's Biopic Project


February 01, 2008 04:08:11 GMT


When director Philip Noyce dropped his involvement from the biopic project of the famous American aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, before Christmas 2007, the fate of "The Story of Amelia Earhart" was in jeopardy. However, Moviehole.net has reported that the film has found a new director to bring the project to life in "Vanity Fair" helmer Mira Nair.

If the Indian director is indeed onboard the project, she is going to work with the two-time Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank who has been signed to star as the renowned aviatrix. Despite the hiring of Nair, there is no word about when the production will be started, but the film is scheduled to be released in 2009.

Josh Hartnett to Star in a Papier-Mache World of 'Bunraku'

February 01, 2008 02:55:45 GMT


Josh Hartnett is reportedly is working on a brand new film project entitled "Bunraku". The 29-year-old actor revealed to MTV News at Sundance Film Festival that he is going to Romania to do the film which is based on a 400-year-old form of Japanese puppet theater.

To the music network, the star of "Pearl Harbor" let out that the movie would be resembling Frank Miller-adapted comic "Sin City". He said "It's a story of revenge...My character is called 'The Drifter,' and he comes into this world that doesn't look like anything like you've ever seen before. It's in the vein of 'Sin City' or something like that, where the world doesn't look like reality at all."

Claire Danes to Be Zac Efron's Love Interest in 'Orson Welles'


February 01, 2008 02:06:32 GMT


The beautiful falling star in "Stardust" Claire Danes has joined the cast of "Me and Orson Welles". Reportedly, the 28-year-old Golden Globe-winning actress will star opposite "High School Musical" hunk Zac Efron playing as his love interest.

Joining her in the cast as well are "The Illusionist" actor Eddie Marsan, "Becoming Jane" co-star Leo Bill and "28 Weeks Later" star Imogen Poots. The four new cast members will add to the already-signed key-actors, Efron, Christian McKay and Ben Chaplin.

Brett Ratner Is 'The Wolfman' New Director?

January 31, 2008 09:39:27 GMT


Though earlier it was reported that Breck Eisner and Matt Reeves are the two strong candidates to replace Mark Romanek on "The Wolfman" director's seat, words are spreading that Brett Ratner is the one to nail the vacant position.

The news of the hiring of Ratner is broken by AICN.com. The site stated that the executive producer of television series "Prison Break" has been signed by Universal Pictures to do the horror thriller film.

'The Last King of Scotland' Helmer to Direct Universal's Biopic Project

January 31, 2008 09:12:47 GMT


The helmer of "The Last King of Scotland" Kevin Macdonald is set to direct Universal Pictures' new drama project "Bobby Fischer Goes to War". According to Variety, Macdonald has been signed by Universal and Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to do the work.

Based on the book by David Edmonds and John Eidinow, the film tells the story about Fisher who at the age of 15 years old defeated Boris Spassky in the World Chess Championship in 1972 and became the only American to win that title. The biopic will be produced by Bevan and Fellner, and the filming will be done later this year.

'Bedtime Stories' to Start Production Soon

January 31, 2008 08:49:32 GMT


The producer of "Seventeen" Adam Shankman revealed that his directing project "Bedtime Stories" will start production soon. To Comingsoon.com on the set of "Seventeen", he said he will begin the principal photography of the comedy film in three weeks.

Further, he also let out that the production is going to continue until June. He confessed that the quick turn-around is made to make sure that the film can be released in December stating, "Unbelievably fast, because I'm going till mid-June; it's a long schedule. Then, I have to be out in theaters December 25th. And there's a ton of CG, so I'm excited."
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