Man, this whole "Three Stooges" film has more twists and turns than Curly's shuffle. The good thing is, the Farrelly brothers are still attached to the project, but that's it.
Previously, Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio Del Toro were set to play the Three Stooges, but they've all left production.
Recently, Variety reported that the Farrellys were interested in giving Johnny Knoxville the role of Moe and they were just waiting for the actor to accept the part.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter is saying that's not the case according to the insiders close to the film. Sure, Knoxville has expressed interest but there were no negotiations between 20th Century Fox and the actor. In short, "an offer to join the film was never made."
When I met the Farrellys for "Hall Pass," they did give us some hints on what the "Three Stooges" would be about. Want to hear more nyuk nyuk nyuk about the film? Click here to watch my interview with the directors.
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Once upon a time, we were kind of, sort of excited about Robert Zemeckis' planned 3D motion-capture remake of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine."
Well, it's over, at least according to Disney.
After the Zemeckis-produced "Mars Needs Moms" flopped at the box-office (it opened at No. 5 with just $6.9 million with a reported budget of $150 million, yikes!), Disney said enough is enough and sunk the "Yellow Submarine."
Can you really blame the studio?
Now, Zemeckis is mulling over directing his first live-action film in more than a decade! His last one was the 2000 Tom Hanks-starrer "Cast Away."
I say yes! Enough of the whole motion-capture craptacular, and give us movies featuring real people.
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The threequel to the highly successful franchise has been plagued with many problems. First, we have the pesky script problems. It's still not finished and obviously not polished! But Sony and director Barry Sonnenfeld went ahead and started shooting in November, supposedly to take advantage of tax breaks in New York.
As you may have heard, the plot involves some time traveling with Will Smith's Agent J going back in time to 1969 to save Josh Brolin's Agent K.
Now, Alec Baldwin, who was scheduled to play the MIB boss in 1969 just left production citing scheduling problems!
But "Men in Black III" is still set to open May 25, 2012. Really? Should Sony just scrap the entire film? Do we even care for a third installment after hearing all these dramas? I wonder what Tommy Lee Jones is thinking about all this.
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They fought zombies in 2004’s “Shaun of the Dead,” solved a serial-killer mystery in 2007’s “Hot Fuzz,” and now, Simon Pegg (“Star Trek”) and Nick Frost (“Pirate Radio”) reunite for the UFO comedy adventure, “Paul.” It’s a fun intergalactic movie that will not make E.T. phone home.
Much like Steven Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece, it’s quite refreshing to see a sci-fi themed movie where aliens are not the villains. On the contrary, the alien in the center of “Paul” is a pot-smoking, wisecracking flippant who is just so darn adorable!
Seth Rogen, in one of the best roles of his career, voices Paul, an extra-terrestrial ambassador to Earth and current alien resident at the infamous Area 51. He decides to escape his top-secret compound and teams up with Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost) to find his mother ship and return home. Read More...
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I love Mia Wasikowska! She’s a fantastic actress, and in such a short time, has amassed quite a resume. From blockbusters (“Alice in Wonderland”) to Oscar-nominated films (“The Kids Are All Right”) to searing period pieces (“Jane Eyre”), Wasikowska has proven she can tackle any role.
Now, she’s the 19th film actress to tackle the role of Jane Eyre, and it’s a captivating movie with equal parts romance and gothic, and diluted melodrama. Watch the film right as soon as you can!
In this interview, we talked about:
*** Her interest in working on “Jane Eyre”
*** Was it nerve-wracking to play a part that has been played multiple times before?
*** How she and Michael Fassbender managed to stay away from the melodramatic aspects of the novel
*** What’s the biggest challenge in tackling the role?
*** How she picks her roles
*** Wasikowska has another creative outlet – photography!
Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding.
Genres: Drama, Romance and Adaptation
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.
Distributors: Focus Features
Cast and Credits
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
Produced by: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan
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