Mythic New York City Makes For Magic Realism Film
Not to be confused with Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, Warner Bros has announced that they are debuting a film adaptation of the 1983 novel Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. They also announced today that the leading lady in the new movie is Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey. Jessica played the role of Lady Sybill Crawley in Downton Abbey but is swapping that character for the challenge of playing a a dying woman who falls in love with a thief who breaks into her palatial Manhattan mansion. The story takes place in both 19th century and contemporary New York and the original novel is a mythical masterpiece. There is also discussions of cameo roles by Russell Crowe and Will Smith. Have you read the novel, are you excited about this film adaptation? More »
Jess Is The New Psycho
We heard a few weeks back that Scarlett Johansson had been cast in possibly the most famous murder victim role of all time. She has signed on to play the role of actress Janet Leigh who was the original girl in the shower in the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic,Psycho. The new film, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, is not a remake of the original, but focuses as the name suggests, on Hitchcock’s decision to make the film. Well today we have news that the second female lead has been cast with newly engaged lady, Jessica Biel. More »
Queen Latifah in the Lead
Back in October of last year we first learned that Lifetime TV is planning an African-American TV movie version of the play-turned-film Steel Magnolias. Today we learn which fabulous actresses have been cast in key roles. Queen Latifah leads the way in the role of M’Lynn, played by Sally Field in the 1989 film. Click below to find out who else will join her in this new version of Steel Magnolias. More »
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Mee the New Holmes & Watson
Last month we learned that actors Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu have been cast in the roles of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson respectively in the new reboot TV series Elementary. Today we get to get out first look at the new Holmes and Watson on the NYC set of their TV series. Click below to get your first peek at the super sleuthin’ dynamic duo in action on the set of Elementary. More »
Scripted TV Series Debut
Two weeks ago we had lots of news about the cast of the new season of American Horror Story. First, we heard that the amazing, Jessica Lange, had signed on to season 2. Then Ryan Murphy slowly and strategically revealed that Zachary Quinto would be returning alongside Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe. Today we are hearing that Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, is in negotiations to also star in season 2 of AHS. Adam made his television debut with reality TV thanks to his gig on The Voice, but this would be his first go at scripted television acting. Do you think he can do it? More »
The Harry Potter Glasses are BACK!
A curly haired Daniel Radcliffe has surfaced on the NYC, NY set of a new film titled Kill Your Darlings where DanRad plays the famed Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. But, as you can see in the photos below, he looks a bit like an older, college-age Harry Potter rather than a young Ginsberg … at least to me. HMMM. More »
Will He Take the Job?
Big news on The X Factor front. While we wait to find out if Britney Spears will sign on to host the upcoming second season of the show, we are learning today that Glee star Darren Criss has been offered the hosting gig on The X Factor. The former host, Steve Jones, was axed last year when the decision was made to get rid of him along with judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Today we are learning that Criss has been offered the hosting job … and he has already made a decision. Click below to find out if Darren Criss will be the new host of The X Factor. More »
Angelina Jolie will Play Maleficent, Elle Fanning in Talks to Play Aurora
Back in January of 2010 we first learned that Tim Burton and Disney were planning to make a live-action film titled Maleficent that would focus on the villain of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. A couple of months later, we learned that Angelina Jolie‘s name was being tossed around as the possible actress to play Maleficent. Since then, news on the project has been kind of quiet … until now. Today we learn that yes, Angelina will play Maleficent in the film and that filming production is scheduled to begin in June … but Tim Burton is no longer associated with the film. We also learn that young actress Elle Fanning (younger sister of Dakota Fanning who starred in Super 8) is in negotiations to play the other lead role, that of Princess Aurora / Briar Rose. More »
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Last month we learned that AnnaSophia Robb won the role of young Carrie Bradshaw and Stefania Owen was cast as her little sister Dorrit. Today we learn that actor Matt Letscher has been cast in the role of Carrie‘s father. Click below to meet the man that will play the father that presumably gave Carrie her unresolvable daddy issues. More »
Rumor Has It Britney Wants $20 Mil!
Earlier this week we learned the exciting news that our dear Britney Spears was nearing a deal that would bring her on board to judge the upcoming second season of The X Factor here in the US for a reported $10 million dollars. BUT, a new report out this weekend claims that Britney has rejected the $10 million offer because she wants $20 million instead. So as it stands, if this report is to be believed, there is NO DEAL in place right now for Britney to join The X Factor … unless Team Britney and Team X Factor can meet somewhere in the middle of 20 & 10 million. HMMM. I wonder who will blink first and cave to make this deal happen. More »
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