Miss Congeniality Again?
Today we have learned from Variety that a new cop movie is in the works and they have cast Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as the two leads. Sandra is a cop movie veteran, having perfected the genre in the Miss Congeniality films, and Bridesmaids star, Melissa, is a newbie to the type of role. The yet to be titled movie follows the strained working relationship between a high-strung FBI agent, played by Sandra, and an unconventional Boston cop, Melissa, who team up to take down a Russian gangster. More »
Demi Moore has been cast in a new movie, Very Good Girls, alongside Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Peter Sarsgaard. Deadline is reporting that screenwriter-producer Naomi Foner cast Demi in the role of Olsen’s mother in what sounds like a right of passage teen film. The crux of the story is that best friends, Fanning and Olsen, are determined to lose their virginity and become adults, but they end up falling for the same guy. This will be the first role for Demi since she pulled out of Lovelace and checked herself into rehab. Is this a good movie for her comeback? More »
Casting News For 'Carol'
Great news for the world of literature and film today – we have learned via Deadline that Patricia Highsmith’s great novel, The Price of Salt, is being adapted into a new film, Carol, which is set to star the wonderful, Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska. As you may know, the beautiful story follows two women, and their complex relationship, set in 1950s New York City. Do you think Cate and Mia were a good casting decision? More »
Running Out of Time?
Yesterday we learned that Jennifer Lopez is going around town suggesting that she might not return to judge another season of American Idol. I, and may others, immediately jumped to the conclusion that she is merely saying this as a negotiating tactic to reap a more lucrative contract with Idol. But, according to E! News, it’s starting to sound like J. Lo is really serious about quitting Idol. For the first time ever, Lopez is going out on a world tour this Summer and prepping for the next season of AI would get in the way of her tour. Additionally, J. Lo says she’d like to spend more time with her children. I’m actually starting to believe that she is seriously serious about saying goodbye to American Idol. More »
Big Break For Model Turned Actress
Agyness Deyn has had huge success in the modeling world but over the past two years or so she has been trying to break into acting and movies. She appeared in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans, and the 2011 remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, Pusher, where she played a stripper. So, far though, Agyness hasn’t really had her big film break. Today though we have heard via Vogue UK that she has been cast in the film adaptation of legendary Scottish novel Sunset Song. More »
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"I couldn't be more excited to join THE X FACTOR judging panel."
The moment that we Britney Spears fans have been hoping for (and maybe dared not dream of) has finally come. Fox has formally and officially announced that our dear Britney has signed on to judge the forthcoming second season of The X Factor. As was reported earlier today, Britney flew into NYC last night to attend the Fox Up Fronts event this afternoon. After a bit of anxious waiting, the announcement was finally made. More »
Last week we learned that singer Demi Lovato was one of the front-runners for the 4th judging spot on the upcoming second season of The X Factor and today we hear from TMZ that she officially signed on as judge. Now, just becuse TMZ is “confirming” the news, we really won’t know for absolute sure until we hear it from Fox themselves. As you may recall, we saw video earlier of Britney Spears in NYC today which is almost certainly confirmation that she, too, has signed on to judge The X Factor as the 3rd judge. Click below for the reported deets about Demi‘s X Factor signing. More »
Back in early April we learned that actor Ashton Kutcher nabbed the coveted role of the late Steve Jobs in a biopic about his life. Today we get our first look at Kutcher as Jobs on the set of the film, tentatively titled Steve Jobs: Get Inspired. As was noted before, Ashton does bear a striking resmeblence to the young Steve Jobs but many people have voiced their concerns that Kutcher may not be the right person to portray the Apple genius. I can’t say I’m convinced either. Nonetheless, the film is now in production … and Ashton is hard at work on the Jobs. More »
Here is some more 60-something casting for ya. This morning we heard about the hilarious new comedy, Last Vegas with Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro. Now we hear that Alec Baldwin has signed on to not one but two new movies. He will be starring in a film with Russell Brand and another one with the movie veteran, Woody Allen. Is Alec lining up so much work because his schedule is freeing up? More »
'The Hangover' For The Oldies
NY Magazine’s Vulture raised it a month ago, and now it’s set; Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas will star in the new movie hailed as “The Hangover for the oldies”, Last Vegas. The comedy, written by Dan Fogelman, the writer from Crazy Stupid Love, revolves around four older guys who fly to Vegas for a bachelor party. Is this good casting? Are you excited about this one? More »