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Archive for February, 2012

Dream Movie Casting: Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

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Posted at February 29, 2012 by

As per Dream Movie Cast motto:  ”You Can’t Make A Movie Without Casting The Role” and so this is the first in a series of pieces that will be giving Hollywood its “dream movie casting”. We want to start off in epic fashion with Stephen King’s The Stand, which is getting a big-screen treatment and is rumored to be directed by Ben Affleck.

Neil Jordan’s ‘Byzantium’ Gathers New Blood (UPDATE, FIRST LOOK)

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Posted at February 28, 2012 by

UPDATE #2: Feb. 28, 2012 — Here’s another picture from Indiewire of Saorise Ronan and Gemma Arterton in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium.

LIVE TWEETING THE 84TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS!

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Posted at February 26, 2012 by

LIVE Tweeting of the 84th Annual Academy Awards tonight at 7pm! Join in by tweeting #dmcaa2012.

A full list of winners available below the feed.

Johnny Depp Gets Busy With Director Edgar Wright in ‘Night Stalker’

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Posted at February 23, 2012 by

Disney has tapped Edgar Wright to direct The Night Stalker, a remake of the ABC telepic and series produced during the 70s and to star Johnny Depp as intrepid tabloid reporter Carl Kolchak. The film is to be produced by Depp and his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski.

Nick Offerman Enlightens ‘Lamb of God’; Jay Baruchel To Brave ‘The Apocalypse’

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Posted at February 22, 2012 by

The funny keeps on coming for the big screen. Nick Offerman will be seen in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut Lamb of God; while Montreal hometown actor Jay Baruchel will be reteaming with Seth Rogen for The Apocalypse who is also making his directorial debut.

Morgan Freeman & Will Smith Returning To Middling Franchises

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Posted at February 20, 2012 by

Box-office success to a so-so film is clearly the place to be nowadays. Both Red and I Am Legend were somewhat surprises (relative to expectations) and therefore, if there’s a buck to be made it will get a sequel. Morgan Freeman is expected to return to Red, a group of “over-the-hill special ops agents forced out of retirement”. Will Smith is also planning to return to I Am Legend in a sequel/prequel grey area.

Amanda Knox Memoir Being Penned; Is There Another Movie in the Works?

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Posted at February 18, 2012 by

Amanda Knox, recently acquitted of murdering her British roommate in Italy, has sold her memoirs to HarperCollins making it sound like the Italian Police had a conspiracy against this “All-American Girl”. You know another movie isn’t far behind and so… my vote is for Elizabeth Olsen who did some mesmerizing work in ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’.

Who would you like to see portray Amanda Knox on the big-screen? Did you like Hayden Panettiere’s portrayal? Did you care?

Casting News Round-Up: Feb. 13-17

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Posted at February 17, 2012 by

Feb. 13

Patton Oswalt in Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’; John Goodman and Roseanna Barr in NBC’s ‘Downward Mobile’

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Posted at February 13, 2012 by

Scene-stealer or just highlight of the movie, Patton Oswalt has been cast in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed and starring Ben Stiller. While avidly vocal about US politics, Roseanne Barr is in talks to reunite with Roseanne on-screen hubby John Goodman for her new comedy pilot Downward Mobile on NBC.