1). One of the most sought after in Hollywood, French actor, Jean Reno will play a role in the movie "I, Alex Cross" - adaptation of one of the most popular writers of modern detective fiction, James Patterson.
Which role will get Reno is not yet known. At the moment, confirmed participation in the project of Matthew Fox, who will play a negative role - Michael Sullivan. The public he is known by the nickname the Butcher of Sligo. The villain was the personal enemy of the Cross, when he brutally murdered his wife. Other participants included Edward Burns approved for the role of companion of the protagonist Tommy Kane.
Movie director is Rob Cohen and Mark Moss is responsible for the screenplay. According to Cohen, between the novel and the adaptation will be some discrepancies. Previous film of director was commercially successful "Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor".
Among past adaptations of Patterson’s novels - tapes "Kissing Girls" and "Along Came a Spider", in which the role of detective Alex Cross has played Morgan Freeman. Initially, instead of Freeman's role was to play Idris Elba, but the actor dropped out of the project. His place has taken one of the most popular black filmmakers of America, Tyler Perry.
2) The project "Pan" takes flesh and blood. The cast of the film joined Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean and Anna Sophia Robb. Eckhart will play Captain Hook himself, but, as we know, at this picture the character will be shown from more realistic side and grim.
"Pan" is in development at the studio New Line in 2006. The main candidate for the director's post was Guillermo Del Toro, but the author of "Hellboy" has abandoned from the project. Scenario represents a different view of the famous fairy tale by JM Barrie. The main hero is Captain Hook.
A former police officer, he could not calm down and continues to pursue the thief, like a child. Four years later, Social Capital Films and Energy Entertainment revived the "Pan" and offered to put this film to animator Ben Hibonu.
Robb will embody the image of Wendy, in this variation the only surviving girl helps the hero to catch the villain.
Renee Tab, Christopher Tuffin and Martin Shore, Brooklyn Weaver and Andrew Boswell are responsible for Producer functions. Filming is scheduled for October.
Deadline discovered that replacement of Charlie Sheen in the TV series "Two and A Half Men" with a new season could well be Hugh Grant. The actor is actively engaged in negotiations with the studio, but the parties could not agree because of artistic differences. Insiders report Grant suggested that more than $1 million per episode, which could result in about $25 million for the year - such amounts received only a few movie stars.
Warner Bros. and CBS certainly continue to search for the star actor, with preference given to those who have never worked in television and, most importantly, with whom Chuck Lorre will be able to work together. One could, of course, to spit on everything and close the show, but as for the channel, and for the studio series is one of the key players. Sales of Two and A Half Men in the syndication of local stations, cable channel FX and abroad have long crossed a billion dollars.
Replacing Charlie Sheen in the TV series Two and A Half Men is almost sure to become Ashton Kucher.
Channel and CBS studio Warner Bros. TV has officially confirmed the news. What speaks in favor of Kucher? He is not only an actor but also a producer, earning a reputation as a responsible person, in contrast to the well-known personalities.
Kucher, mostly played on the big screen in romantic comedies, so he can attract to a series young women. Experience of playing in the multicamera comedy he already has - from 1998 to 2006 he played in the comedy That '70s Show, releasing on channel FOX.
Sources say that the series creator Chuck Lorre wrote the storyline, which will provide Kucher in a way that will please both the channel and the studio. Lorre himself is very pleased with the newcomer.
NBC formally announced the extension of the show Chuck on the fifth season of 13 episodes. The channel has also ordered four new TV series - comedy "Free Agents", "Bent", "Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" and "Best Friends Forever" (formerly known as Untitled Lennon Parham project). Thus, only NBC has ordered six new comedies, which largely favors the opening of a second comedy block.
NBC continues to give out information bit by bit, so all updates will appear here:
- The fifth season of "Chuck" will be the last.
- "The Event" is closed after one season.
- Nevertheless, the series has a chance to survive. Interest in the show displayed several cable networks and digital services, including a new player in the original series Netflix.
- "Law & Order: Los Angeles" is also closed.
- "Chase and Perfect Couples" expectedly closed.
- Miracle did not happen "Outsourced" is also closed.
"Free Agents" - one-part romantic comedy, based on a British series. The project tells of two unusual colleagues (Hank Azaria, Kathryn Hahn) who are going through hard times. One just got divorced and the other has to cope with the loss of her fiance.
"Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" - The multi-comedy tells about the 20-year-old girl who has a very simple and bold look at the dates, friends and family. The main role performed by Laura Prepon. The basis for the story is star's autobiography of show runner Chelsea Handler.
"Best Friends Forever" - one-part comedy, which tells about a woman (Lennon Parhem) and her new boyfriend, who live under one roof. However, their tranquility came to an end when the threshold of the house there was a little distraught after the divorce best friend Parhem heroine (Jessica St. Clair).
"Bent" - one-part comedy about a recently divorced woman (Amanda Peet), a relatively unhampered by a single mother. The main heroine is desperate to keep her sexuality, not to fall face in the dirt in front of the contractor (David Walton), whom she hired to repair his kitchen.
On 10 May has started the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Movie opening - a comedy from Woody Allen "Midnight in Paris" - was a pleasant revelation after the last of the master, but the start of the main competition program, the drama "Sleeping Beauty", the audience has met with silent astonishment.
Forty-fifth film by Woody Allen was not the only explanation for his love of French capital, but a variation on the theme of "well, where we do not." We are definitely not in the past. The hero of "Midnight" - Hollywood screenwriter Gil Pender (Owen Wilson). He travels to Paris with his fiancée Ines (Rachel McAdams) and her parents. Gil wrote the book, falls in love with the city and persuades the bride to move. While Ines, dissatisfied with the desire to groom a charmed Paris, seeking a secular communion in the company with a randomly encountered knew everything by Paul (Michael Sheen), Gil stray city at night and accidentally gets into a passing convertible with a merry company of French.
Young people leave off the taxi near the bar where plays Cole Porter music, walk around inside the ladies in the clothing 20's, and the first English-speaking man (Tom Hiddleston) is represented by Fitzgerald. A few minutes later Gil realizes that his dream has come true to be in the amazing time and place – in Paris, 20-ies. He became acquainted with Hemingway, Picasso, Dali, Bunuel and even show the manuscript of his novel Gertrude Stein. But most importantly, Gil meets beauty Adrian (Marion Cotillard), through which understands a lot of important things for himself.
Allen began his film with a set of extremely banal shots with views of Paris, which is presented in every tourist - from the Eiffel Tower to the Moulin Rouge.
"My acquaintance with Paris was held by American films in which it was showed - the director explained the reason for excessive gloss. - You just know Manhattan the way I showed it to you. I wanted to show emotional Paris, with my own eyes. "
As Amy Adams won the role of Lois Lane in "Superman" by Zack Snyder, the actress did not star in the musical "Rock of ages". Director Adam Shankman spent time searching for a new actress, resulting in a duet with Tom Cruise will be a Swede Malin Akerman.
Akerman will play a journalist Constance, which intends to write an article about released in circulation rocker Stacy Jackson (Tom Cruise). She seduces him, and, according to the musical, in bed, they merge, not only with bodies, but also voices: the actors sing the song of Foreigner «I Want To Know What Love Is». The song in the original reads as follows:
Note that Amy Adams was not the first actress that Shankman was calling on the role of Constance. At first he courted Anne Hathaway, but she won the role of cat-woman in "Dark Knight Rises" and refused from the musical. It's funny that both actresses, selected by the director, preferred roles in films about superheroes.
Malin Akerman has already been tested in a comic book "Keepers." She joins an impressive cast of "Rock of ages" along with Bryan Cranston, the star of the series "Breaking Bad." The latter will play the mayor of Los Angeles. In the role his wife will be Catherine Zeta-Jones. Also in the film are engaged Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, well, the main parts are performed by young actors Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta.
The star of "Couples Retreat" has just finished filming at "Medallion" with Nicolas Cage, and this fall, the actress will be seen in the comedy "The passion to change places." It seems that Malin quietly agrees to replace other actresses: she recently won the role of porn star Linda Lovelace in the biopic, which has long been attached to Lindsay Lohan.
Cable channel TV Land, just less than a year ago has launched its first original series, now it builds big plans for the future. Recently the channel has ordered two new series, extended comedy "Retired at 35" on the second season, and plans to launch a spinoff to the series, which has brought them success "Hot In Cleveland".
"Happily Divorced" - the multi-comedy that tells about florist from Los Angeles – Fran (Fran Drescher), which is trying to rebuild her life after she learned that her husband (John Michael Higgins), with whom she has lived for 18 years, is a gay. Despite the divorce, the couple is still living under one roof, which complicates their new romantic relationship. Series will start this summer - on June 15.
"The Exes" - multi-comedy, which tells about three divorced men, Casanova Fill (Donald Faison - Scrubs), homebody Haskell (Wayne Knight - 3rd Rock from the Sun) and again lonely Stewart (David Alan Bash). Men live together in one apartment, which is located opposite their lawyer the divorce Holly (Kristen Johnston - 3rd Rock from the Sun), which is also and their landlord. The premiere is scheduled for 2012.
Order for both new products amounted to 10 episodes. In addition, the third season of "Hot In Cleveland" has expanded from 22 to 24 episodes. Major role in the planned spinoff will play Cedric the Entertainer. His character will be introduced for the first time in several episodes of the third season of "Hot In Cleveland", after which will be decided the fate of the project.
Today, comedies more often and often bring good box office, so it is not surprise that Will Ferrell decided to produce such films. One of his comedian projects, produced by his company Gary Sanchez Productions has involved such stars, as Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott and Casey Wilson.
Painting under the working title "Single woman" is the fruit of screenwriter Leslie Hedland fantasy, which some time ago, worked as an assistant of Harvey Weinstein. She will film a comedy, debuting on directorial duties. Hedland - playwright, writing for the theater, so that the "Single woman" is no exception. The performance of the play was staged in Los Angeles last year.
Main characters - three girlfriends invited as bridesmaids at the wedding of classmate, they were etched in the school, calling pig snout. Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan will be part of the trinity, while producers are looking for the third actress for the company. Bride will play a former member of the program "Saturday Night Live" Casey Wilson.
Leslie Hedland describes her work thus: "This is a story about how you are in a transitional state. How, at some time you realize what you've become, remembering who you wanted to be. At some point you realize that a series of bad nights with alcohol, sex and errors turned into a bad life with alcohol, sex, and errors. "
The budget of "Single woman" is only three million dollars. Now the producers end up fundraising efforts. Shooting will begin this summer.
As for Will Ferrell, this year, he will show us a melodrama "Everything must take its course" and comedy "My father's house", where he played a role of Spanish.
Ferrell recently reported that Paramount have finally abandoned the filming of the sequel "Anchorman: the legend of Ron Burgundy", which greatly upset him. In the near future he is going to star in comedy Southern Rivals. Will and Zach Galifianakis will play politicians competing for a seat in the constituency of South Carolina.
Also there is a chance that Ferrell will star in the continuation of "Step Brothers".
"We recently sat down with John C Reilly, and sketched a few ideas. Maybe we can do something interesting".
Sacha Baron Cohen is going to play two roles at once at the comedy "The Dictator." One of his characters will have a flirt with Anna Faris, if the actress will agree on Paramount proposal to play a hostess of organic products shop.
The script for "Dictator" wrote Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, on account of which the comedy "Eurotrip" and the famous series "Saynfild". According to the plot Cohen will play a ruthless dictator who sent in the U.S. for a meeting at the UN. Being in America, he learns that his deputy (this role is likely to play Ben Kingsley) behaved very insidious way, placing in the top of the country's twin - the usual goat herder. Dictator wanders around New York and met with owner of health food store. She completely changes his outlook.
The director of "Dictator" would be Larry Charles, producer of TV series "Saynfild", "Mad About You," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Entourage." He has worked with Cohen on the comedy "Borat" and "Bruno". The next collaboration of director and actor has raised interest once in four studios. But Paramount has made an offer from which the authors could not refuse. The studio sent the two goats on them wearing a shirt with the logo of Paramount, and sent them to Sasha Baron Cohen and his agent. At the result, for "Dictator" Cohen will receive a fee of $ 20 million and a total budget of 58 million.
It is worth noting that the studio describes its project at least outside the box: "The film tells the heroic story of the dictator, who risks his life to in any case not to allow democracy to his oppressed country".
Anna Faris was last noticed in the news in connection with the remake of "Private Benjamin" and on the big screen she has appeared recently in the family comedy "Yogi Bear".
Hollywood celebrities flocked Twitter with comments due to the fact that U.S. forces has killed Osama bin Laden. Some quotes stars are humorous, while others - full of gratitude to President Barack Obama, who reported the news.
Actor / former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger: I am proud of our men and women in uniform. Wherever you are, take a moment to say thank you to one of these brave heroes serving our country.
Actor Michael Chiklis: Bin Laden is dead.
Actor / comedian Will Sasso: I'm sure CNN channel has translated everything correctly. If Obama did this only to make fun of Trump's hair, I’ll laugh crying!
Actor / producer Bill Meher: Somali pirates, the son of Gaddafi, now bin Laden - do not mess with Obama, he is a bandit!
Actor / comedian Jim Geffigan: Does anyone know bin Laden's cave for rent? We ought first to put it in order!
Actress Anna Kendrick: Wow. Just at that moment when it seemed that Obama can’t deliver a speech at a meeting with reporters. Yes, he burns!
Actor Neil Patrick Harris: Everyone who sits in my living room has dropped jaws. Wow, wow! Thank you, Mr. President, for such an impassioned speech.
Actress Tyra Banks: My brother served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. Today, I welcome him and all our other brave selfless soldiers.
Director Spike Lee: President Obama, God bless you and may God bless it the United States.
Director Greg Mottola: Notice how easy they are finished off bin Laden just after he finished his fake birth certificate of Obama! (Here, Mottola refers to the assumption of billionaire Donald Trump, questioning Obama's citizenship).
Director Jon Favreau: Wow.
Actor Jim Carrey: Wow! They killed the Boogeyman! I felt yesterday - something must have happened! Bin Laden era is over!
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel: I truly hope that bin Laden does not reincarnate in one of the babies of Mariah Carey.
Actor Ian Somerhalder: Trump requires showing him the death certificate of Osama.
Actress Olivia Munn: Born into a military family, I am proud that I am an American, and say: Lord, bless all the soldiers involved in this war.
Actress Lindsay Lohan: The USA, go ahead!
Director Duncan Jones: The good news in early May: the royal wedding, Osama is dead ... in "Two and a Half Men" has back Emilio Estevez!
Actor Danny DeVito: Osama is dead.
In an interview Natalie Portman said that the shooting in the "Thor" saved her from a nervous disorder.
The actress started in comics "Thor" immediately upon completion of work in the psychological thriller "Black Swan", where he played a ballerina, suffering from split personality. For the role of Nina, Portman has been awarded an Academy Award-winning, Golden Globe and BAFTA.
Daily, during the whole year, an actress has been involved in dance, physical exercise, adhere to a strict diet, and all that, in her opinion, could lead to a protracted psychological crisis, if not followed after the "Black Swan", "light" projects - "No strings attached" and "Thor"
"Perhaps, these projects have prevented the breakdown associated with the efforts made by me in the way of achieving a ballerina in "Black Swan". On the set of "Thor" I was given a long break, I could lie and read in my trailer, which was very cozy. I could have, everything I want and whenever I want. If I wanted exercise, I’ve decided by myself when to do this".
"When I was filming in the comedy of Ivan Reitman "No strings attached" they also didn’t require from me anything special. These two films were the most easy and peaceful projects, which I could only wish after the extremes associated with the "Black Swan".
In "Thor" 29-year-old actress plays the role of Jane Foster. Jane - scientist, as well as the love interest of the Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Natalie came up to study the image of her heroine with the utmost seriousness. She wanted the fans loved her not just as a cute character, but interested in her story.
"Luckily, Jane – a perfect person. I wanted to see her, as a scattered scientist in girlish guise, and not on the nerd in glasses. When I, like a spectator, watching a similar picture, I understand that the more unusual and unexpected character, the interesting is watching".
The film's director - Kenneth Branagh, and this is another reason that Natalie decided to participate in the project. She dreamed of working with him and before filming was very nervous.
"When I begin to fear it is a good sign, am I on the right way. If I am not scared, then I get bored, and I force myself to work".