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Skeet Ulrich to Star in Armored

January 08, 2008 08:41:25 GMT


Spending the past few years starring in television series, Skeet Ulrich is said to be returning to the big screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, the 'Jake Green' actor in CBS's drama "Jericho" has been cast in Screen Gems' new project "Armored".

In the drama thriller film directed by Nimrod Antal, the 37-year-old actor will portray Dobbs, a scruffy member of an armored truck company team who plans to rob a truck that carries $10 million. He will star alongside Matt Dillon, Columbus Short, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno and Fred Ward.

Chicken Run's Writer Directing The Best a Man Can Get

January 08, 2008 08:07:14 GMT


John O'Farrell novel "The Best a Man Can Get" will be adapted to the big screen by Paramount Pictures. According to Variety, the studio will develop the comedic project helped by Karey Kirkpatrick.

The multi-talented writer is said to be the movie's director, producer as well as writer. In penning the script, he will be assisted by O'Farrell, while he will be accompanied by Kathleen Kennedy in the producers' seat. Further, Kirkpatrick is credited for his writing scripts, including "Chicken Run", "Charlotte's Web", "James and the Giant Peach" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles". Previously, he directed an animated feature, "Over the Hedge", and has just finished "NowhereLand", another Paramount's comedy film starring Eddie Murphy.

Ranger's Apprentice May Have Paul Haggis as Helmer


January 08, 2008 07:12:51 GMT


United Artists has bought the film rights to children's literature series "Ranger's Apprentice". According to Hollywood Reporter, the studio has paid seven figures to option the rights over the fantasy series written by an Australian author, John Flanagan.

Further, it was reported that the studio is approaching the Academy Award winning writer of "Crash", Paul Haggis, to adapt and direct the first film of the series. Allegedly, the first film will be made based on the first of seven books, The Ruins of Gorlan which was being published in the United States in 2005.

13th Critics' Choice Awards Hailed No Country 2007 Best Film

January 08, 2008 06:10:19 GMT


Once again "No Country for Old Men" walked away from 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards ceremony with multiple prizes. On Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the adapted drama about a killer who cuts a path of destruction across Texas was hailed as the 2007 Best Picture by the Broadcast Film Critics Association beating out other strong nominees, including "There Will Be Blood" and "Into the Wild".

Besides nailing the much wanted top honor, the Miramax Films' project also brought home kudos for its director, Ethan and Joel Coen, and its actor, Javier Bardem. The three men received prizes of Best Director and Best Supporting Actor respectively. In winning the award, the Coen brothers outshone Tim Burton for "Sweeney Todd", Sean Penn for "Into the Wild" among others, while Bardem triumphed over four other nominees, including Casey Affleck for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Charlie Wilson's War".

Aeon Flux's Helmer Directing Jennifer's Body

January 08, 2008 04:30:50 GMT


The comedic thriller "Jennifer's Body" reportedly has found its helmer. Variety reported that Fox Atomic is setting Karyn Kusama to direct the project written by "Juno" screenwriter, Diablo Cody.

The 39-year-old director allegedly has been brought to join the producers, Jason Reitman, Dan Dubiecki and Mason Novick. She previously directed a drama film featuring Michelle Rodriguez "Girlfight" and a sci-fi film starring Charlize Theron "Aeon Flux".

Pregnant Nicole Kidman Quits The Reader?


January 08, 2008 03:55:39 GMT


Having let out confirmation about her pregnancy rumor, Nicole Kidman is hit by another speculation as she was said to withdraw from her new drama movie, "The Reader". According to Herald Sun's site, the Academy Award winning actress has quit from the project that is scheduled to start production this month.

In a statement, the Australian actress' publicist, Wendy Day, gave out hint that the 40-year-old has done what is recently rumored. She said, "I understand she's had to withdraw from the film and therefore she's had to give them the reason, and therefore she's now able to confirm that she's pregnant."

Nine New Clips of Mad Money Available!

January 08, 2008 03:20:06 GMT


Preceding the premiere of "Mad Money" on January 18, 2008, Overture Films has released 9 new clips from the new comedy movie starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes. The provided clips gave out more insight from what the trailer had to offer as there are scenes that aren't included in the video piece.

"Mad Money" tells the story of a suburban mother who is on the verge of losing her comfortable upper class lifestyle, Bridget Cardigan, a hard-working single mom, Nina Brewster, and an exuberant free spirit, Jackie Truman. It is a comedy about three ordinary women that bonded on an unlikely friendship as they decide to rob one of the most secure banks in the world.

Bond 22's Producers Revealed Its Leading Lady

January 08, 2008 02:06:58 GMT


Though the names of "Bond 22" cast slowly but steadily being confirmed one by one, questions about the leading actress remain. However, on Monday, January 7, the speculation has been met with an answer as according to Hollywood reporter, the producers of the new James Bond movie said that Olga Kurylenko has been cast as the leading female character.

Reportedly, the Ukrainian actress has landed the role of Camille, an alluring character who challenges Bond and helps him come to terms with the emotional consequences of Vesper Lynd's betrayal. The 28-year-old top European model will play alongside Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini and the newcomers, Gemma Arterton.

Pinkville Won't Be Revived

January 08, 2008 01:22:40 GMT


Despite the fact that Writers Guild of America has agreed with United Artist's new deal, Oliver Stone's "Pinkville" will not be revived. According to Variety, the drama movie will not continue its production because its leading actor, Bruce Willis had left the My Lai Massacre's project at the beginning of the strike.

"Pinkville" supposedly scheduled to be released this year and starred by Willis, Channing Tatum and Woody Harrelson among others. The MGM's film tells about the investigation of the 1968 My Lai massacre in which U.S. soldiers killed as many as 500 My Lai villagers, most of them unarmed women, children and elderly.

New Line Cinema Ditched Freddy vs Jason 2 for Nightmare on Elm Street


January 07, 2008 09:40:19 GMT


Words have been circulating that another "Untitled Nightmare on Elm Street Prequel" will be made. According to Bloody-disgusting.com, New Line Cinema is reportedly putting the horror project into production as "Freddy vs Jason 2" is put on hold indefinitely.

Accordingly, John McNaughton is attached to direct the film, while Robert Shaye will be the producer. Details concerning what the film will be about hasn't been shared. It is only reported that "Nightmare" will possibly start the production after another New Line Cinema's horror "Friday the 13th" finished its production.

Jack Black Outed Details of Year One

January 07, 2008 08:43:51 GMT


Though details about Jack Black's upcoming comedy have been kept tightly under wraps, the comic actor has spilled some of the well-kept details in an interview. According to Worst Previews.com, Black revealed the first details about "Year One" in an interview with Collinder.

In the interview, the 38-year-old funny man exposed that the Harold Ramis' movie is a biblical comedy about the old testament. He then explained about his character stating, "I'm just a dude wondering through biblical times. I'm not a famous character that you would have heard of before. Me and Michael Cera are just sort of wondering through and you get to see all these old stories from the Torah told through agnostic eyes."

Plot Details About Terminator 4 Shared

January 07, 2008 08:03:36 GMT


More details of the latest installment of Terminator film series have been outed. To SCI FI Wire at the time he was promoting the upcoming FOX TV series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", James Middleton, an associate producer of "Terminator Salvation" has shared the information about the film.

In the interview at Los Angeles' Golden Apple comic shop, he said that the new trilogy is set following the end of Terminator 3 saying, "It's post-apocalyptic." He then explained, "It's set after the events of 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines', where we see the nuclear exchange at the end of the movie, and we show what the world is like after this event, and we show how people try to deal in a post-apocalyptic world."

Expects Three Spocks in Star Trek!

January 07, 2008 07:09:43 GMT


The movie version of the science fiction "Star Trek" reportedly will have three Spocks. Worst Previews.com reported that its star Leonard Nimoy let out the hint on an interview with CBS 2 in Los Angeles.

On the chat, Nimoy revealed that aside from him being Spock, there will be two other Spocks, including Zachary Quinto who play young adult Spock. "I am Spock, and there is another Spock and there is another Spock," he said in the interview. Then he added, "There are a total of three Spocks in the movie and that is all I will say about it."

The Producer of Scary Movie to Star in G.I. Joe


January 07, 2008 06:33:39 GMT


One of the Hollywood's comic brothers, the Wayans, is set to star in the war-themed film, "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra". According to Variety, Marlon Wayans has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to play Ripcord, a leader of the military unit.

In the film based on Hasbro's American soldier action figure, Wayans will play alongside Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Said Taghmaoui. In the meantime, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is said to be in negotiations to join the action movie.

There Will Be Blood Named 2007 NSFC Best Picture

January 07, 2008 05:23:52 GMT


Nailing three film critics awards for best picture, the tale about an oil man infected with greed, "There Will Be Blood", was once again hailed as the Best Picture of 2007 by another film critics. On Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Sardi's Restaurant in New York, it was given the top honor by the the National Society of Film Critics.

The Paul Thomas Anderson directed-film outshone Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men". Aside from nailing the best picture, it also brought praise for Anderson as the Best Director beating out Schnabel and the Coen brothers who were tied in the runner-up position for the honor.
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