1. Hollywood producer (and Elizabeth Hurley ex) Steve Bing provided the Boeing 737 jet for Bill Clinton’s North Korea mission to release Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. [via The Daily Beast]
2. While the details are still hazy, Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio will collaborate on a film adaption of… Read More
It looks like Little Red will be coming to the big screen in a dark way, according to Variety’s reportthat Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appain Way will partner with Orphanscreenwriter David Leslie Johnson for a “Gothic reimagining” of the classic fairy tale.
Though there’s no word yet on exactly how dark this new take will go, given that Johnson’s sole writing credit is a horror flick, we feel pretty safe in saying this won’t be one for the kiddies. Though the Grimm Brothers made the happy ending version of the story ubiquitous, many portrayals – from original oral tellings to Margaret Atwood’s blood cloaked Little Red – have a much more gruesome take on the plot, with everything from werewolves to our heroin’s death at the hands of the… Read More
It was announced yesterday that Warner Bros. and Leonardo Dicarpio’s Appain Way had signed Rand Ravich to write the script for their planned Twilight Zone movie. Ravich, best known for the script of 1999′s The Astronaut’s Wife,has some sci-fi cred, but as fans of the show, we’re nervous. Though it hasn’t been announced yet what direction the film will take —recreations of classic episodes ala the 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie, or a completely new storyline — but if it does go the route of the ’83 movie, we have some suggestions for some of our favorite Twilight Zone episodes that could be awesome if done… Read More
Instead of residing on a marijuana infested beach a.k.a. Danny Boyle’s The Beach, Leonardo DiCaprio has chosen an island of 66 (possibly, according to the trailer, 67) criminally insane prisoners. Martin Scorsese’s new film, Shutter Island, casts Leo as Edward “Teddy” Daniels, a Bostonian accented cop who must help the prison recapture a dangerous patient. The trailer seems far too revealing for its own good — Leo gets (well whatdya know) stranded on the island by a storm, attempts to capture the patient, finds the allegedly “crazy” missing patient who reveals the prison’s darkest secrets. Then, after drugging Leo repeatedly, the prison attempts to induct him in the ward, deeming him “criminally insane.”… Read More
1. Leonard Dicaprio — rumored to be at the top of Martin Scorsese’s list for that Frank Sinatra biopic — is taking singing lessons to improve his odds. [via The Sun]
2. By scooping up Zac Efron’s sloppy seconds, Chace Crawford has made it 100 percent easier for tweens to enjoy six degrees of Kevin… Read More
According to this article in the Telegraph, “Jamie Foxx, the African-American actor, singer and comedian, has been named as a potential contender for the role of Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorcese’s biopic of the entertainer.” Their source: this Daily Express piece which cites an anonymous “well-placed industry insider” (maybe one of Foxx’s agents?) chatting up a storm at Cannes.… Read More
“He said, ‘There’s one way that you can really fuck this all up. Just do heroin. If you steer clear of that — the other obstacles you’ll be able to navigate.’”
-Zac Efron reveals the career advice he got from Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming issue of GQ. We were going to come… Read More
Perhaps the whole Christmas dinner with the family isn’t your thing, or maybe your religion requests that you stay as far away from the jolly fat man as possible (if that’s the case, we’re jealous) — but either way, there’s a reason why so many hotly-anticipated films open in theaters on Christmas Day … and it’s not so Santa’s elves would have something to do once their long shift finally ended.
Believe it or not, but a lot of people choose to spend their Christmas (which, in some circles, is just another day off from work) at the movies. And if you’re one of those people, then feel free to use the handy cheat sheet after the jump to help you decide what to see.
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Due to the keen eye of the editors at Cinema Blend, the blogosphere has been buzzing about The Falcon’s Tale, the newest addition to Martin Scorsese’s giant list of upcoming projects. The movie, which Scorsese would direct and was originally a story which appeared in this August’s Playboy, is a tale about a criminal offered his freedom in exchange for doing undercover investigations at a high-security mental institution.
We did a round-up of all the movies Scorsese is planning to direct in the somewhat-near future, and found at least eight possible films whose production status is at least one step beyond existing in Marty’s mind. To put this in some perspective, IMDB currently lists Steven Spielberg’s “in development” number at seven, Clint Eastwood’s at two, and PT Anderson’s at one.
Is “attaching” to projects just a great new way to stay relevant within the quick turnaround of the film-nerd blogosphere news cycle? Or is it just that Scorsese got really excited after he finally clinched that best director Oscar? After the jump, we look into all these projects whether or not we’ll see them in theaters anytime soon (spoiler: probably not).
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There is no better way to spend the final moments of your Halloween work day than looking at the pictures we’ve rounded up of SARAH JESSICA PARKER, JOHN TRAVOLTA, CLORIS LEACHMAN, LEIGHTON MEISTER, WOODY ALLEN, KANYE WEST, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MADONNA, TOM CRUISE. MICHAEL JACKSON and MARY-KATE OLSEN after the jump. Unless your boss is letting you leave early.
Let us know which celebrity you think looks the most haunted in the comments.
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