Pretty woman Julia Roberts is certainly no stranger to revolution -- or shall we say Joe Roth's Revolution Studios.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the $20 million per pic starlet will lend her star power to the preliminarily titled "Project 3" for the titular studio. The project will reteam Roberts with "The Mexican" helmer Gore Verbinski, who became available after Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of DreamWorks' "Catch Me If You Can," which he was set to direct.
Reminiscent of George Cukor's 1994 classic "Gaslight," "Project 3" is described as a story wherein a man tries to convince his wife that she is going crazy.
Besides this film, Roberts is also committed to other Revolution projects such as "American Sweethearts" and "Replay."
GOLDEN BOYS UNITE AGAIN: The Reporter also says that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are in talks to join Jason Lee, Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson in director Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." If the casting news sounds vaguely familiar, like you heard it earlier this week or something, it could be because the project was once titled "View Askew 5."
MYERS CONFESSES: Mike Myers and "X-Men" director Bryan Singer are in talks to join the project "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," trade papers say. A fictitious reworking of the life of "The Gong Show" host and rumored CIA hit man Chuck Barris, the script is written by Charlie Kaufman, who penned last year's "Being John Malkovich."
Is Matt Damon ready to go undercover? (Or to take Brad Pitt's leftovers?) Today's Daily Variety says "The Talented Mr. Ripley" star has been offered the lead in the spy thriller, "The Bourne Identity," based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. Pitt passed on the project on Wednesday.
WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Martin Lawrence, late of "Big Momma's House," is eyeing "Black Knight," a comedy about a lowly food-service worker who time travels back to the Middle Ages. We do not think Variety is making this up.
MONKEY SHINES: "High Fidelity" standout Jack Black is the latest actor to join Mike Myers' epic "Sprockets" comedy, about a man ( Myers) and his quest for his missing monkey.
ON THE NOSE? "Cutthroat Island" great Renny Harlin is in talks to helm the Jackie Chan actioner, "Nosebleed," the Hollywood Reporter says. Shooting is planned for next year.
Keanu Reeves nominated for best actor? Impossible but true!
The MTV Movie Awards 2000 nominations were announced today, proving once again that the lighting-rod network for American youth culture knows what kids like, even if it only has about 10 different music videos in its rotation.
Truth be told, hipper-than-thou MTV's choices for the best of last year's film crop really aren't all that much hipper than the stuffy Academy Awards and Golden Globes, except for one truly revolutionary nod to the great Mr. Reeves.
Along with the best actor mention, the dude's sci-fi vehicle "The Matrix" nabbed 5 other nominations including best movie, best breakthrough female performance for co-star Carrie Anne Moss, best on-screen duo (Reeves and Laurence Fishburne), best action sequence and, finally, best fight sequence.
The MTV folks also really liked "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me", which also received six nominations, and "Cruel Intentions", the second-most nominated film this year with 5 nods. Rounding out the top-nominated flicks are Adam Sandler's "Big Daddy" with four nominations, and "American Pie" with three nominations.
The awards, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, will air June 8 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Here's the complete list of nominees:
Best Movie "American Beauty" "American Pie" "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" "The Matrix" "The Sixth Sense"
Best Male Performance Adam Sandler ("Big Daddy") Bruce Willis ("The Sixth Sense) Jim Carrey ("Man on the Moon) Keanu Reeves ("The Matrix") Ryan Phillippe ("Cruel Intentions")
Best Female Performance Ashley Judd ("Double Jeopardy") Drew Barrymore ("Never Been Kissed") Julia Roberts ("Runaway Bride") Neve Campbell ("Scream 3") Sarah Michelle Gellar ("Cruel Intentions")
Breakthrough Performance Male Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense") Jamie Foxx ("Any Given Sunday") Jason Biggs ("American Pie") Michael Clarke Duncan ("The Green Mile") Wes Bentley ("American Beauty")
Breakthrough Performance Female Carrie Anne Moss ("The Matrix") Julia Stiles ("10 Things I Hate About You") Hilary Swank ("Boys Don't Cry") Selma Blair ("Cruel Intentions") Shannon Elizabeth ("American Pie")
Best On-Screen Duo Adam Sandler and Cole and Dylan Sprouse ("Big Daddy") Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense") Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne ("The Matrix") Mike Myers and Verne Troyer ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") Tom Hanks and Tim Allen ("Toy Story 2")
Best Villain Christopher Walken ("Sleepy Hollow") Matt Damon ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") Mike Myers ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") Ray Park ("Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace") Sarah Michelle Gellar ("Cruel Intentions")
Best Comedic Performance Adam Sandler ("Big Daddy") Ice Cube ("Next Friday") Jason Biggs ("American Pie") Mike Myers ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") Parker Posey ("Scream 3")
Best Musical Performance "Just the Two of Us" ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") "Uncle F**KA" ("South Park") "Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano" ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") "Can't Take Me Eyes Off Of You" ("10 Things I Hate About You")
Best Kiss Drew Barrymore and Michael Vartan ("Never Been Kissed") Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny ("Boys Don't Cry") Katie Holmes and Barry Watson ("Teaching Mrs. Tingle") Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair ("Cruel Intentions")
Best Action Sequence "The Blair Witch Project" (End Sequence) "The Matrix" (Rooftop/Helicopter Scene) "The Mummy" (Sand Monster Scene) "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" (The Pod Race)
Best Fight Sequence "Fight Club" (Edward Norton vs. Himself) "The Matrix" (Keanu Reeves vs. Laurence Fishburne) "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" (Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor vs. Ray Park) "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (Mike Myers vs. Verne Troyer)