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News Headlines 5/28/2012

Posted by Matthew Liedke on May 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Robert Pattinson Addresses Rumors on “Catching Fire”

After a ton of internet rumors saying that the “Twilight” star could be joining into the “Hunger Games” sequel, Pattinson himself came out to announce that these were not true. Pattinson said that he immediately called his agent about the rumors and his agent said that nothing had been done about a role in the sequel called “Catching Fire.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly


Abigail Breslin attached to star in film “Final Girl.”

Abigail Breslin will be playing the lead role in the film “Final Girl,” a thriller Nassar Entertainment. The film will follow “a pack of feral teenage boys who choose the wrong girl to be the victim of their final “initiation.”” The film is being directed by first time director Tyler Shields.

Source: Deadline


Natalie Portman to star in Western

Natalie Portman has been signed on to star in the film “Jane Got a Gun.” The film would center “on a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm.” Lynne Ramsay is currently attached to direct the pic, as of now there is still a bidding war between studios for the film.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Disney puts major film on hold

Disney has recently halted its film “The Order of Seven,” the “Snow White” retelling that followed a band of international warriors tasked with protecting a young woman. The project is now on hold indefinitely. The film was to star Saoirse Ronan and be directed by Michael Gracy.


The main reason for the hold off on the film was due to the abysmal box office numbers for “John Carter.” It’s too bad too because out of all the Snow White retellings this one seemed the most interesting with the plot being:  “a young woman in 19th century Hong Kong who escapes her wicked stepmother and takes refuge with seven men belonging to an ancient order dedicated to fighting demons and dragons.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Gary Oldman to star in “Robocop” Remake

Gary Oldman has been signed on to star in the MGM remake of “Robocop.” As of now the director of the film is Jose Padilha. Oldman will be starring opposite of Joel Kinnamann, who plays the lead role.

Oldman will play Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Another Iron Man 3 villain pops up

Ashley Hamilton is currently in talks to possibly play the villain Firepower in the upcoming threequel “Iron Man 3.”

The character would be “the pilot of an experimental armored suit, built by the government, under the secret Project: Firepower project. He eventually uses the suit to battle Iron Man.”

Source: Variety Showblitz


James Bond villain in talks to star in “Thor 2”

As “The Avengers” continues to smash its way through the box office, Marvel Studios is gearing up for the next “Thor” film, and the villain for the sequel may be on the way. Mads Mikkelsen who starred as the villain in “Casino Royal” is in negotiations to star in “Thor 2.” Tom Hiddleston will also be involved as a primary antagonist as well reprising his role as Loki. Most of the original cast is expected to return as well.

Source: Variety


“G.I. Joe Retaliation” POSTPONED until 2013

The big block buster sequel that was supposed to be released this upcoming June has now been pushed back until 2013 by execs at Paramount. Their main reason for doing so is to add 3d, as one exec said “We’re going to do a conscientious 3D job because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally.”

Source: Deadline

Categories: Film Industry News

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