Archive for February 21, 2011
It’s been around two decades since Kevin Costner’s days as the rugged leading man in blockbusters like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Dances with Wolves, but he’s reportedly being considered to play a pivotal role in a new tentpole pic, Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill landed the reboot’s titular role a few weeks back, and Warner Bros. is continuing to search for actresses to play Lois Lane and the villainous Ursa, which raises the question – what part might someone like Costner play in the film?
Deadline isn’t saying much about what specific role Costner could play in the Superman reboot, other than describing it as “key.” While the news that Ursa is appearing in the film has resuscitated speculation that General Zod will be the villain ...
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Between the late ’90s (when he was known as that kid on 3rd Rock from the Sun) and his supporting roles in blockbusters like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Inception, Joseph Gordon-Levitt found his niche in the realm of indie movies.
Besides his memorable turns in darker, unorthodox fare like Mysterious Skin and Brick, as well as the quirky rom-com (500) Days of Summer, Levitt more recently appeared in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival release, Hesher, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Now that title is finally due to arrive in theaters this spring.
Here’s a basic description of the film’s titular character (Levitt) and his lot in life:
Hesher is a loner. He hates the world and everyone in it. He has long greasy hair and homemade tattoos. He is malnourished ...
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One of the more exciting pilots currently in production, REM, has found its leading man. Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot) will both star in and produce the hopeful NBC project.
The creators of REM are playing it close to the chest at this point, describing the premise of the show as an Inception-like thriller in which a policeman (Isaacs) wakes up in two realities at once. While the nod to 2010′s most brain-tingling blockbuster is almost certainly a marketing move, the premise of the show is refreshing amidst less original fare.
REM will be executive produced by Howard Gordon, recently of 24, along with writer Kyle Killen. Killen is known for Fox’s critically-acclaimed ratings flop Lone Star and the upcoming Mel Gibson drama The Beaver. The title refers to rapid-eye movement, ...
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The NBA All-Star Game went down this past weekend and superstar Kobe Bryant was the center of attention - and it wasn’t for grabbing his fourth All-Star MVP.
Rather, Bryant was highlighted for his starring performance in a Nike-funded short-film commercial directed by Robert Rodriguez called The Black Mamba. Nike has been teasing The Black Mamba with thirty second spots in the weeks leading up to the All-Star Game and finally showed the entire film during this weekend’s big event. The result was nothing short of spectacular.
The story is pretty simple as it all revolves around Rodriguez sitting down with Bryant to discuss his idea for a film called The Black Mamba. As the two discuss how the story will unfold the scenes play out for the audience, including cameo ...
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Robert Downey Jr. may be the busiest actor on the planet right now, what with him currently finishing up Sherlock Holmes 2 before starting production on Marvel’s The Avengers in just a few month’s time and Iron Man 3 slated to shoot sometime next year.
However, even with all those high-profile projects in the works, Downey still has some room in his schedule this fall, and word is he’s going to be filling it with Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of elusive author Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice, which may have recently obtained the necessary funding to go into production.
Known for his sprawling and epic yarns about life and society, Pynchon’s Inherent Vice has a somewhat simple premise:
Our burnout hero, private dick Doc Sportello, ...
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