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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Beware the roaring rampage of the Oldgirl! Charlize Theron has signed on to star in the American adaptation of "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," the third installment in "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy. [Deadline]
• "Cinderella" has a new evil stepmother — in the form of Cate Blanchett. The "Hobbit" beauty will be providing villainy to director Mark Romanek's live-action take on the classic fairy tale. [Deadline]
• As long as there are movies, James Franco will star in a lot of them. One of the busiest actors in the show business has signed on to "Good People," a morality play in which a dead broke couple finds a few hundred thousand bucks in their neighbor's abandoned apartment. [The Wrap] Get More »
Well, if George Clooney asks you to be in his movie, what are you gonna do, say "No?"
Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett are just a few of the actors that are making up the ensemble of Clooney's World War II drama, "The Monuments Men," according to Deadline.
"The Monuments Men" centers around a group of art historians and museum curators who join forces to recover renowned works of art stolen by the Nazis before Hitler can destroy them.
Clooney, who co-wrote the screenplay with Grant Heslov and is set to direct, will also star in the film, with John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban also signing on to join the cast. Get More »
Let's face it, most of us have been, as David Lee Roth once so eloquently put it, "Hot For Teacher." And while we adore the earnest and inspirational wisdom of teachers in movies like "Dead Poets Society," "Stand and Deliver" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," that's not what we're talking about here.
If our favorite educators had looked like these 12 big-screen teachers ranked in the gallery below, we would have been happy flunking year after year just to keep watching them draw on the chalkboard.
Originally published June 20, 2011.
Woody Allen's next film hasn't even hit the screens yet, but the hard-workin' New Yorker is already casting his next. The latest actor to join Allen's ensemble is Michael Emerson, whom you might remember as Linus from the epic TV show "Lost" or even the more recent "Person of Interest."
Allen's next film is still untitled, but some details have emerged. He'll be returning Stateside for filming after sojourns to Italy in "To Rome with Love," France in "Midnight in Paris" and Spain in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." It was previously reported that Copenhagen was on his radar for his post-"Rome" project, but luckily he'll be returning to his old stomping grounds in to NYC and San Fran for this one. Get More »
It took a lot of begging and pleading from both producers and the public, but for whatever reason Johnny Depp saw it in his heart to return in one knockout scene in the new film version of "21 Jump Street," based on the hit Fox TV show that made him a star.
To put him in the ranks of some of the greatest movie cameos ever, we're counting down 35 surprise appearances in movies that pleased and shocked us -- and left us wanting more. Get More »
For every winner who leaps up to thank the Academy, at least four nominees stay behind -- and with them, countless audience members wondering why their favorites failed to snag the big award. But there are times when everyone -- maybe even the winner -- believes the wrong name was read and the Oscar should have gone to... someone else.
We've picked 13 unlucky times the Academy made a huge, irreversible mistake, whether out of misguided loyalty to an actor-turned-director, fear of bestowing the Oscar to a violent or controversial film, or for no discernible reason at all (in no particular order). Get More »
Glenn Close has already received plenty of critical praise (and an Oscar nomination) for her gender-bending performance in "Albert Nobbs." It's not surprising. She's a great actor and all, but, more to the point: Who doesn't like a little reverse drag action, especially when done in a classy period piece, full of snooty accents and drawing rooms?
Today we salute those brave, square-jawed actresses of cinematic history who had the courage to trim their hair, slip into a suit, shove a rolled-up tube sock in their trousers and man up.
It's officially autumn, and we're about to be inundated with prestigious films clamoring for critical acclaim and shiny awards. And do you know what a staple of intense dramas and biopics is? Old age makeup!
Hollywood relishes burying beautiful A-list stars underneath layers of latex sags and wrinkles, wispy wigs, milky contacts and age spots. Apparently nothing says "searing drama" like seeing your favorite actor or actress wither before your eyes.
We're not sure what saggy sights await us this season beyond Leonardo DiCaprio in "J. Edgar," but in honor of his Hoover jowls, we've created a gallery of Hot People Looking Old. Enjoy ... and maybe go buy some age-defying cream after viewing. You’ll feel better.
Hey, remember when acclaimed Oscar winning director Terrence Malick dropped out of Hollywood for two decades, giving up his movie career entirely for a life of quiet retirement? Well, turns out he just really needed a massive power nap, because boy, his batteries sure seem recharged now.
To wit: According to indieWire, the secretive and notoriously slow Malick is going to filming not one, but two new movies starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett -- and he's doing them both next year.
Sounds like someone finally discovered 5-Hour Energy. Get More »
Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan proves again that she is a young actress to watch -- even if you can't pronounce her name -- as the titular character in "Hanna." This knockout spy thriller directed by Joe Wright features memorable performances by Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, and pulses with a refreshingly original electro score by the Chemical Brothers.
From the violent opening scene in which Hanna is bow-hunting an elk, it's clear that Hanna doesn't have much in common with her peers. No Justin Bieber, no "Twilight," no smart phone. In fact, the 16-year-old girl has never met anyone besides father figure Erik Heller (Bana), who raised Hanna deep in the icy wilderness of Finland. Get More »