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Louis Leterrier Signed on to Helm "The Incredible Hulk"

July 20, 2006 09:27:48 GMT

Incredible Hulk, The picture
The Hollywood Reporter says Louis Leterrier has signed on to direct the highly anticipated action fantasy sci-fi movie "The Incredible Hulk".

Meanwhile, Avi Arad, Kevin Feige and Gale Anne Hurd will all team up, producing the highly anticipated flick. As of the script, it is written by Zak Penn, whose credits include "X-Men 2" and "X-Men: The Last Stand".

Bentley and Nichols to Topline "P2"

July 20, 2006 08:54:11 GMT

P2 picture
"P2" is a new film of thriller genre which will be produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, the creative team behind "High Tension" and "The Hills Have Eyes."

Aja and Levasseur both co-wrote the script alongside Franck Khalfoun, who is about to make his directorial debut through this flick. Have been billed to star in are Wes Bentley, who is about to play the corporate climber, and Rachel Nichols as the unhinged security guard.

Stars Lend Their Voice for "Igor"

July 20, 2006 08:31:08 GMT


Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese are working hand in hand, lend their voices for Exodus' CG-animated feature comedy "Igor".

It is an animation comedy flick tells the story of a mad scientist's hunchbacked lab assistant who has big dreams of becoming a mad scientist in his own right and winning the coveted first place award at the annual Evil Science Fair.

Scarlett Johansson Is the Other "Boleyn Girl"

July 19, 2006 06:28:55 GMT


Scarlett Johansson lands romantic movie. The actress will join Natalie Portman and Eric Bana in the forthcoming "The Other Boleyn Girl".

The film, based on Phillippa Gregory's historical novel, tells two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, who were rivals for the bed and heart of King Henry VIII.

"Bond 22," the Next Chapter in the James Bond Franchise

July 19, 2006 02:15:45 GMT


While people in the whole world are waiting for the November 17th release of "Casino Royale", the producers of the flick are busy making plans for the next chapter in the James Bond franchise.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Roger Michell is in talks to direct the follow-up, which has a working title of "Bond 22."

New Line Picks Michelle Pfeiffer to Play the "Hairspray" Villain

July 17, 2006 08:43:21 GMT


The cast is complete now as New Line has picked Michelle Pfeiffer to play the "Hairspray" villain, Velma von Tussel, the former Miss Baltimore Crabs beauty queen-turned-bitter Baltimore TV station owner.

Thus, the actress will star in the musical comedy alongside the already onboard star-studded cast, John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron and newcomer Nikki Blonsky, who's been set to play lead Tracy Turnblad.

The North American Box Office's Top 10 Final Figures

July 17, 2006 03:53:19 GMT

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest picture
The estimated ticket sales at the North American box office for July 14-16 period shows the dominance of the "Pirates". The adventure, action, comedy flick, tentatively titled "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", taking in another $62.2 million in ticket sales, thus rules the movie chart for a second weekend.

On top of that attainment, the movie also has quickly become the year's top-grossing film, rocketing past "X-Men: The Last Stand," which has taken in $232 million in eight weeks, with the "Pirates" sequel raising its 10-day total to $258.2 million. Meanwhile, The Wayans brothers comedy "Little Man" claims the 2nd spot with about $21.7 million, just one place ahead of "You, Me and Dupree" at 3rd with $21.3 million.

Judd Apatow & Seth Rogen Reuniting for "Super Bad"


July 15, 2006 04:52:00 GMT


Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen are working together again. Thanks to the forthcoming film project of "Super Bad" that makes it possible for the twosome, previously teamed in the box office hit "The 40 Year-Old Virgin", to reunite once again.

While Apatow will produce the comedy flick, Rogen will co-star and also is co-writing the screenplay with Evan Goldberg. Elsewhere, Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader is in talks to co-star and Greg Mottola is giving hand at directing.

Alicia Keys and Manager Reach Film Production Deal with Disney

July 15, 2006 04:16:16 GMT


Widely popular for her music work, Alicia Keys is now giving hand at something new.

The Grammy-winning singer, along with her producing partner-manager Jeff Robinson, have signed a film production deal with Disney.

Jamie Foxx Wants More "Power"

July 15, 2006 03:08:52 GMT


He does have everything in his life. From acting career, fame, to popularity. Though so, Jamie Foxx still wants for more.

The actor and his managers, Jaime Rucker King and Marcus King, have signed on to produce and develop Universal's "The Power of Duff" with Marc Platt.

"Superman Returns" Premiere in London

July 14, 2006 07:27:13 GMT


"Superman Returns" to London and people happily celebrate the coming of the superhero.

Received generally good reviews and has thus far made over $187 million at the US box office following its June 28, 2006 release, "Superman Returns" lands his feet in London on July 13th, 2006. Crowds, from fans to cast, began to gather in Leicester Square from 4pm.

The "Mighty Hearted" Angelina Jolie

July 14, 2006 04:09:59 GMT


Angelina Jolie is getting back into the industry, signing her second film deal since giving birth to daughter Shiloh. The newly mom will play Mariane Pearl, the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, in a movie produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B production company.

The flick, tentatively titled "A Mighty Heart", is an adaptation of Mariane's best-selling nonfiction book, "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl." "The film will focus on the deep collaboration between people around the world in search of Daniel in 2002," Pitt told People. "We hope the film can increase an understanding between people of all faiths and portray the story and the people involved as honestly as possible without anger or judgment."

Stars Added to the Cast of "Shrek the Third"

July 14, 2006 03:26:44 GMT

Shrek the Third picture
DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday July 13th, that the final cast for its upcoming computer-animated comedy "Shrek the Third" has been set. The studio will keep maintaining the flick's original cast from "Shrek" and "Shrek 2", Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Julie Andrews and John Cleese.

Joining the cast for "Shrek the Third" is an all-new ensemble of actors and comedians. They among others are Amy Sedaris as Cinderella, Amy Poehler as Snow White, Maya Rudolph as Rapunzel and Cheri Oteri as Sleeping Beauty. Also joining the hit animated comedy's cast are Ian McShane as Captain Hook, John Krasinski as Sir Lancelot, and Monty Python veteran Eric Idle as Merlin the magician.

Lionsgate Is Setting Their "Eye" on Jessica Alba

July 13, 2006 06:50:31 GMT


The drama horror thriller flick "The Eye" is no longer in a turnaround as Jessica Alba reportedly is in talks to take over the female lead role which has been left by Renee Zellweger.

And as Lionsgate has picked the right of the flick from Paramount with David Moreau and Xavier Palud to direct, while Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner in hand to produce, the film will shoot this winter, so said Variety.

Natalie Is Not Appearing Nude in "Goya's Ghost"

July 13, 2006 03:22:30 GMT


Previous report mentions that Natalie Portman is going to make her naked debut in the upcoming flick "Goya's Ghosts". In somehow contrast news, a source close to the production assured that the actress won't appear nude in the drama flick.

The same source confirmed Natalie is not only not appearing nude in the film, she was never even asked to go nude. For the scene in question, in which Natalie's character is reportedly tortured, a body double was used, but there won't be any nudity. Well, there is some nudity in the rest of the film... but alas, no nude Natalie!
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