The self-proclaimed King of the World may soon work with Hollywood's reigning queen in a 3D version of Cleopatra! James Cameron is exploring the possibility of directing Angelina Jolie for the Sony Pictures project.
This one is based on Stacy Schiff book called Cleopatra: A Life. According to Deadline, Sony's co-chair Amy Pascal decided to put the project in fast-track after screenwriter Brian Helgeland wrote a script that's being described as "brilliant" and "deserving of epic treatment."
That's fine and dandy but just try to avoid the same drama and headaches brought to the production of the 1963 Cleopatra flick starring Elizabeth Taylor.
So far, Jolie is in and very excited, while Cameron is still pondering.
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Vanessa Hudgens is in final talks to play the female lead in the sequel to "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D" according to The Hollywood Reporter. This one will be called "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island."
Josh Hutcherson is returning to the role of Sean Anderson, the young explorer who must team up with Dwayne Johnson to look for his missing grandpa. The caveat? They must traverse a mythical and mysterious island. The script is loosely based on Jules Verne's "The Mysterious Island."
Hudgens will play a Pacific Islander (which is perfect because she's half-Filipina), who becomes Hutcherson's love interest.
Director Brad Peyton is set to start production in late October in North Carolina and Hawaii.
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Eddie Murphy is joining Ben Stiller and Alan Alda in Universal's "Tower Heist" according to Deadline. Brett Ratner is attached to direct with Imagine's Brian Grazer producing.
Murphy will also act as executive producer along with Karen Kehela Sherwood and Kim Roth. Jeff Nathanson is rewriting the script by Ted Griffin.
The storyline suggests that it's going to be a Wall Street crook versus maintenance workers comedy. The crook, who's under house arrest living the high life in a penthouse apartment, looted the workers. So the workers, led by an overworked building manager (to be played by Stiller), use their knowledge of the building to get back at the crook. It's like revenge of the janitors!
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Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones are in talks to join Jason Segel in Disney's Muppet movie according to The Hollywood Reporter. James Bobin is attached to direct, and production begins in November.
Segel teamed up with his "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" director, Nicholas Stoller, to come up with the story of our favorite Muppets reuniting to put on a show in order to save a movie studio.
Aw...isn't that wonderful?
Adams will play Segel's girlfriend while Cooper is the Big Bad. He hates Muppets and he wants to buy the studio so he can dig for oil. Meanwhile, Jones will star as an ABC executive.
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For my written review where I extolled the values of "Jackass 3D," click here. And here's more info on the film from Yahoo:
The JACKASS pranksters are at it again in this third outing, presented for the first time in 3D -- an effect that will no doubt redefine the use of the in-your-face technology. Once again Jeff Tremaine returns to direct the MTV Films/Paramount Pictures production.
Genres: Comedy, Documentary, Adaptation and Sequel
Release Date: October 15th, 2010 (wide)
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Cast and Credits
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Produced by: Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze
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