I don't know about you, but watching the 1962 film "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford has always been such a guilty pleasure for me. I love watching the two actresses duke it out. And now, Walter Hill has written the remake and will direct. According to THR, Lakeshore Entertainment has come on board to finance and produce the film. Hill used the original Henry Farrell novel as the basis of the movie.
The hardest part in making the remake is to find the right actresses to star in the movie. Both Davis and Crawford created such iconic performances, that it will be hard to erase their images from our minds.
So while we're waiting for more info, take a look at the original trailer of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" Oh, Blaaaaaanche!
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It's a salacious Hollywood thriller involving an icon's death. We're of course talking about "The Empty Glass," the J.I. Baker novel about a young coroner who wants to find out the real truth about Marilyn Monroe's death. Now, it's coming to theaters near you very soon, according to THR. Winkler Films has optioned the rights to the book.
The author will write the screenplay and Irwin Winkler and David Winkler will be producing. Baker said, "When I was writing The Empty Glass, I very much had Goodfellas in mind structurally, so the fact that Winkler Films has optioned the book makes it feel like it's come full-circle.”
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Forget about the Wachowski Brothers, from here on out, they will be known as the Wachowski Starship!
Devin Faraci of CHUD.com attended the Fantastic Fest screening of "Cloud Atlas" at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and tweeted:
"We were formerly the Wachowski Brothers. Now we're Wachowski Starship." - Andy W intro'ing CLOUD ATLAS #ff2012
Now that Larry is Lana, the term "brothers" does not fit anymore. So Starship it is! "Cloud Atlas" starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry flies into theaters on Oct. 26th. This film marks the duo's first foray as the Wachowski Starship.
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So I heard that the buzz surrounding Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" is deafening that Fox Searchlight is very confident in entering the film for Oscar considerations. And now, according to THR, "Hitchcock" will make its world premiere on Nov. 1 as the opening-night movie of the AFI Fest 2012.
Directed by Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil!") and written by John J. McLaughlin ("Black Swan") based on the book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" by Stephen Rebello," the cast includes Anthony Hopkins as Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife and muse, Alma Reville, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins, and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles. Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, and Kurtwood Smith completes the cast.
According to Fox Searclight, "Hitchcock" is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.
"Hitchcock" will be released (limited) on Nov. 23, 2012.
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I never imagined Noah's ark to be full of snakes, oh, and alligator too! But this coming from director Darren Aronofsky, I'm totally teased!
Thanks to director of photography Matthew Libatique (who's a fellow Filipino, by the way, yeah!), he tweeted the above image by way of our friends at THR. But don't go looking for Libatique's tweeted pic, he took it down.
I can't wait for this movie which comes out on March, 2014. Russell Crowe leads the all-star cast that features Jennifer Connelly, Saoirse Ronan, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins.
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