PATTISON STAYS TRUE TO TWILIGHTRobert Pattinson knows where his bread is being buttered these days. The Twilight megahunk has dropped out of the indie film Parts Per Billion in order to play vampiric heartthrob Edward Cullen in New Moon (and the girls go “Ahhhhhh”), E! Online reports. Pattinson was supposed to have some hot and heavy love scenes with Juno actress Olivia Thirlby, but who wants that when we can continued to see him be painfully romantic and brooding as every girl’s vampire boyfriend dream?
KEIRA IS BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNEDKeira Knightley will be perfect as Zelda Sayre in a big-screen version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned. The period drama is based on the tempestuous relationship between Fitzgerald and his mentally unstable (but I’m sure loads of fun) wife Zelda. It will be helmed by John Curran, whose credits include The Painted Veil and We Don't Live Here Anymore. Fitzgerald is getting some love these days. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is based on one of his short storiesl and there is the recent news that Baz Luhrmannis aiming to turn The Great Gatsby into a new film. Against my advice.
COLIN FINDS HIS WAY BACKDid you ever think you’d hear "Colin Farrell" and "Golden Globe winner" in the same sentence? Kudos to him. Moving on ... he's joining Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan in director Peter Weir’s The Way Back, Variety reports. It’s based on a memoir by Slavomir Rawicz, about a group of soldiers who engineered a grueling escape from a Siberian gulag in 1942. Farrell plays a tough, tattooed Russian; Harris an American; Sturgess is a young Polish inmate; Ronan's a Russian on the run who meets up with the fugitives.
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CALLING ALL KICK-ASS MUCHACHOSSylvester Stallone has certainly gathered himself an eclectic cast of kick-assers for his latest writing and directing effort. Stallone, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Jason Statham will play a group of mercenaries who are clandestinely sent to South America to overthrow a dictator, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Forest Whitaker may play the CIA liaison. Poor Forest. Maybe he’ll get to shoot a gun.
DIVING MORE LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAFinding out that Disney is remaking 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea got me excited. I so loved the 1954 original based on the Jules Verne novel and starring Kirk Douglas and a sinister James Mason as Captain Nemo. A remake might just be in order. Imagine what the giant squid would look like in this day and age. Of course, my hopes were then deflated when I heard who they got to helm this newest verison: McG. Seriously? The hack who directed Charlie's Angels? Come on, Mouse House, you can do better than that.