Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This week on the Big Screen

Opening this week (May 3)
Iron Man 3 (in 3D)
Greetings From Tim Buckley (Limited)
Love is All You Need (Limited)

New Trailers
Video: Ironman:

Downton Abbey's Lily James Will Be Disney's New Cinderella 

Emerging ingénue Lily James has come out on top to snatch the coveted role. Walt Disney Studios has proudly announced their newly appointed princess in a press release, promising more casting notices will follow soon. Read more.

Johnny Depp & Meryl Streep Head 'Into the Woods' for Disney Musical

In 2007, Johnny Depp stretched his musical muscles in the title role for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and the next year Meryl Streep showed off her pipes in Mamma Mia. Now the two will both head back into the musical genre together for Disney's an adaptation of the 1980's Broadway musical Into the Woods from Stephen Sondheim, adapted for the screen by James Lapine from his own book. Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall boarded the project back in early 2012, and his Chicago and Nine collaborator David Krane is working on the music.  Keep Reading.

Natalie Portman Will Be Michael Fassbender's Lady In Macbeth 

Natalie Portman has committed to play Lady Macbeth opposite Fassbender. So two of contemporary cinema's most scintillating stars are now uniting to take on one of William Shakespeare's most famous works. Keep Reading.

Jamie Foxx in Talks to Play Daddy Warbucks in the Remake of 'Annie'

After landing an Oscar nomination for the breakthrough performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, pint-sized actress Quvenzhane Wallis lined up a big studio movie with Sony's remake of the classic musical Annie. The film is a contemporary update of the musical with Will Smith and Jay-Z producing the film and Easy A director Will Gluck at the helm. Now the adult supporting cast is getting filled out as Heat Vision reports Jamie Foxx is currently in talks to play Benjamin Stacks, a variation of the Daddy Warbucks character who takes in the curly haired oprhan who started out as a newspaper comic strip. Read more.

Colin Firth Heading for Action in Matthew Vaughn's 'Secret Service'

Just over a month ago, we learned that Fox had picked up the rights to Mark Millar's comic book Secret Service for Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) to direct after departing the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now it sounds like the project is making progress towards production as Latino Review has learned that Colin Firth will make a surprising foray into the action genre for the film which follows a veteran secret service agent training his punk nephew for the same job in the midst of celebrity kidnappings, the murder of an entire town and some sort of government secret involving Mount Everest. Keep Reading.

Allison Williams to Star in 'Rosaline' & Shortlisted for 'Fantastic Four'

As a series regular on the HBO series "Girls," Allison Williams has started quite a promising career. Now the daughter NBC News anchor Brian Williams has her sights set on the big screen. Deadline has word that Williams is currently in talks to take the lead role in Rosaline, an adaptation of Rebecca Serle's novel When You Were Mine which is inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, but puts a bit of a twist on the story along with setting in a contemporary high school. The script comes from (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now duo Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, so it should be good. Keep Reading.

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