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Naomi Campbell Back Into Acting

May 28, 2007 04:40:06 GMT

Still eager to attach herself to film industry, supermodel Naomi Campbell is poised to play a lead role in a romantic comedy feature titled "Bad Love", Vogue Paris has reported.

Expected to come up in October or November this year, the flick centers on an actress who gets unlucky in love. Taking director's chair is Catherine Breillat, a French filmmaker known for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, which earns her the "porno auteuriste" label.

Dispute Raises Over "Silver Surfer" Coin

May 28, 2007 04:00:45 GMT

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Intending to create an unusual marketing on its upcoming superhero flick "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer", 20th Century Fox ends up causing a stir instead.

The company has collaborated with private corporation Franklin Mint to alter 40,000 U.S. quarters to feature an image of the Silver Surfer on the tails side, but the action in turn did not please the U.S. Mint as the government agent learned about it last week. The latter even considered that the studio and the Franklin Mint were breaking the law since it is illegal to turn a coin into an advertising vehicle.

Trio Take Pity on "Poor Things"

May 26, 2007 07:15:24 GMT

Representing the young generation in the grandma gang comedy, Lindsay Lohan, Rosario Dawson, and Channing Tatum have all been put together to star in "Poor Things", a big screen production of Still Rolling Productions.

Toplined by veteran actresses Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis, the flick is inspired by real news events and crime scandals surrounding recent arrests and convictions of mischievous elderly women. The various "grandma gangs" exploits have included scams as well as cons involving drug sales, insurance fraud, also murder.

"Thirteen" Cannes Premiere Dazzling

May 26, 2007 06:59:31 GMT


The night in Cannes on Thursday, May 24 really carried a different air to the city's Grand Theatre Lumiere when big names eagerly gathered together for the world premiere of "Ocean's Thirteen" held as part of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Walking down the red carpet were George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon joined by Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, and Elliot Gould, all clad in white shirts and black tuxedos with the former three wearing bow ties which definitely looked good on them.

"Thunder" to Also Strike Tom Cruise?

May 26, 2007 06:24:55 GMT

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In its discussion on celebrity cameos in movies, The Hollywood Reporter has surprisingly brought up to the surface a possibility for moviegoers to see Tom Cruise appear briefly in Ben Stiller-directed comedy "Tropic Thunder."

According to the film site, the megastar may have a role of a despotic studio head, who is likely to be in charge of the fictional film Stiller's character is going to shoot in the project. Pic's story has been known to revolve around a group of actors who get stuck in a real war-like situation when filming a big-budget war movie.

"Pirates" Looting Big Cash in Debut

May 26, 2007 04:09:55 GMT

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Weekend has yet to come, but the 'pirates' already filled their treasure box with gold.

Sailing more than just swiftly to some parts around the globe, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End" has easily collected a fantastic worldwide tally of $58 million in its first two days of pre-weekend release, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Marketing and Distribution Mark Zoradi announced yesterday, May 25.

"Alternadad" Picks Dana Gould Up

May 26, 2007 03:27:10 GMT

Marking his writing debut for a full-length feature, "The Simpsons" writer/co-executive producer Dana Gould has given his commitment to pen for Warner Bros. Pictures' "Alternadad", Variety has revealed.

An adaptation of the Neal Pollack memoir, the picture concerns the author's attempt to stay hip and relevant in the face of fatherhood. Warner picked up the rights to the book last fall and is collaborating with Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Shawn Simon to bring up the flick to the surface.

Three to Become "Watchmen"?

May 26, 2007 02:55:14 GMT

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Being one of the anticipated projects to come, sure talks about "Watchmen" are worth to be paid attention to, especially if it deals with the casting.

Interesting scoop regarding that matter comes out from Ain't It Cool News, which reported that three big stars namely Keanu Reeves, Jude Law, and Patrick Wilson have all lined up together for the project. Reeves is claimed to may play Dr. Jon Osterman, a.k.a. the god-like Dr. Manhattan while Law and Wilson are said to be up for the role of Adrian Veidt a.k.a. Ozymandias and Dan Dreiberg, a.k.a. Nite Owl II, respectively.

Audrey Tautou Wears "Chanel"

May 25, 2007 09:31:57 GMT

The figure of Coco Chanel is going to be brought alive to the big screen by Audrey Tautou.

That's right, the lauded French actress reportedly has signed on to play the famous French designer in a film documenting her life before she reached success and popularity. Budgeted at $15 million, the untitled biopic will be made loosely based on the Chanel biography "L'Irreguliere" by Edmonde Charles-Roux.

"The Sims" Movie

May 25, 2007 09:01:28 GMT

The best selling PC game in the history is about to get a big screen treatment. Yes, the 20th Century Fox reportedly has secured film rights to "The Sims" and will develop a live-action version of the Electronic Arts' simulation game.

Project will be produced by John Davis with Steve Asbell overseeing for Fox and Rod Humble managing the creative property for Electronic Arts. Meanwhile, scripting matters have already been handled by "Scary Movie 3" scribe Brian Lynch.

Nicolas Cage Escapes "The Untouchables"

May 25, 2007 08:22:14 GMT

Apparently comes to the same idea as Daniel Craig has done on "Blindness", Nicolas Cage has shockingly concluded to quit his role in "The Untouchables: Capone Rising", Variety has confirmed.

Next to be seen reprising his role of Ben Gates in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", Cage is said to take the departure because of scheduling issues. The Oscar-winning actor actually was supposed to play the young Al Capone in the project, which will detail the man's early dealings with Irish cop Jim Malone.

Sandra Bullock Accepts "The Proposal"

May 25, 2007 07:42:06 GMT

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Creating a chain of comedic roles, Sandra Bullock has submitted into her acting list another stint for a rom-com flick entitled "The Proposal" behind those in "All About Steve", "One of the Guys", and "Kiss & Tango."

Written by first-time scribe Peter Chiarelli, the project centers on a demanding female boss faced with deportation to Canada who agrees to strike an engagement and marriage with her young male assistant. Chiarelli previously worked as the director of development at MGM, supervising production of "The Pink Panther" and "The Amityville Horror."

Disney Uncovers "Secrets" Teaser Trailer

May 25, 2007 07:12:51 GMT

National Treasure: Book of Secrets picture
Bringing up early look on its star-studded project of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", Walt Disney Pictures has delightfully posted a teaser trailer for the flick on the web.

Placed at Yahoo! Movies, the clip, as usual, can be seen in either standard or High Definition format, running around one minute fifty-five seconds.

Matt Damon Has Had Enough of "Bourne"

May 25, 2007 04:46:51 GMT

Looks like success and fame do not lure Matt Damon to stay any longer in the "Bourne" franchise. Despite all the huge cash and exposure received, the actor shockingly revealed to the press in Cannes yesterday, May 24, that the upcoming "The Bourne Ultimatum" will mark his last time playing the titular character.

"The 'Bourne' thing I'm definitely done with," so the hunk stated as he sat in a news conference with his fellow cast members of "Ocean's Thirteen", which encountered its world premiere that day at the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival.

"Indy 4" New Haven Scene Leaked

May 25, 2007 04:20:55 GMT

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The tight wraps covering "Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures" apparently are starting to come loose now in the preparation for the flick to get shot in New Haven, Connecticut.

Local newspaper the New Haven Independent has surprisingly given report on what is going to be filmed for the movie, set in 1957, during its production in the town that will be carried out from June 28 to July 6 this year.
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