Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Movie Lines

Opening This Week (March 22)
The Croods (in 3D)
Olympus Has Fallen
Spring Breakers (Expands Wide)
New Trailers  
Love is All You Need     
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

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Ben Affleck Could Direct Revolutionary War Movie 'Bunker Hill' Next

Ang Lee may have won the Best Director Oscar for last year's Life of Pi, but it was Ben Affleck that was the golden boy of this year's awards season. The Boston native's Argo racked up tons of accolades on the way to its Best Picture prize, leaving many wondering how long it would be before Affleck himself takes home the Best Director statue. Now he could have his sights set on that very goal, as Deadline reports Affleck and Matt Damon's production company Pearl Street Films has secured the screen rights to author Nathaniel Philbrick's upcoming book Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution for Affleck to potentially direct. Read more.

Hugh Jackman to Lead Harlan Coben's 'Six Years' Novel Adaptation

After some new photos from The Wolverine surfaced yesterday, with the promise of the first trailer finally arriving on March 27th, THR says Hugh Jackman is going to take a break from action with a new dramatic adaptation of Harlan Coben's novel Six Years, which just hit shelves today. With no writer or director attached at this point, this kind of announcement seems timed to simply sell more books, but if Jackman sticks with the project being produced by former Fox head Tom Rothman, he would play a man named Jake Fisher whose heart was broken as he watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man. Keep Reading.

Shailene Woodley Offered Lead in Drama 'The Fault in Our Stars'

After making her film debut alongside George Clooney in 2011's The Descendants and stealing our hearts as the female lead in the excellent teen romance The Spectacular Now at Sundance, actressShailene Woodley is well on her way to becoming the next big thing. She secured two major roles recently as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the female lead in her own sci-fi movie Divergent, and now EW confirms that Woodley has won the coveted lead role in The Fault in Our Stars, a new drama written by (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. Read more.

 Ken Watanabe Joins Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla,' in Production Now

After rounding up an impressive cast that includes like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn and Juliette Binoche, the reboot of Godzilla from director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is officially into production on location in Vancouver, but one more name has popped up in a press release announcing the news. Because it wouldn't be a Godzilla movie without at least one Japanese actor, Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment have landed Inception andBatman Begins star Ken Watanabe. However, we're not sure what role he will be playing or what the general plot of the film will be. Read more.

Joel McHale, Heidecker & More Witness 'A Friggin' Christmas Miracle'

It's been a few years since a truly memorable Christmas movie hit theaters. (I'd argue 2003's Elf was the last great one.) There have been a few comedies mixed in recently - Harold & Kumar's third adventure comes to mind - but it's tough to make a modern Christmas film that works. That's not stopping more filmmakers from trying though, and there's a new project on the horizon that sounds pretty promising. It's called A Friggin' Christmas Miracle, and it stars Robin Williams and Joel McHale as father and son. Plus, The Wrap reports Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie) and others have also signed on. Read more.

Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs Movie Release Delayed & Gets New Title

After feasting our eyes on the first Steve Jobs biopic to hit big screens at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THR reports the film jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple founder and visionary, will not be getting released on April 19th as we heard earlier this year, and will also officially have a new title. Though the original title unnecessarily used the iPod capitalization style, the film will simply be called Jobs. In addition, the film has been delayed as Open Road Films wanted more time to market the film rather than rushing it out to theaters. It makes sense since we haven't even seen an official poster or a trailer for the film just yet. We weren't particularly blown away by the film, but it's not abysmal. Keep Reading

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