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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
Ewan McGregor is looking to play the bad guy again, following his sleazy turn earlier this year in "Haywire." Deadline reports that the "Trainspotting" star is set to star in "Son of a Gun," an Australia crime thriller that chronicles the complex relationship between a notorious criminal (McGregor) and his young protege. That's not all for McGregor — he'll also be joining Kate Hudson for the showbiz comedy, "Born to Be King," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Penelope Cruz is going to teach us about clothes ... and murder! The "Bandidas" beauty is in talks to star in "Gucci," a drama about the Italian family behind the legendary clothing brand in which she would play Patrizia Reggiani, who was jailed for 29 years for allegedly ordering the 1995 murder of her ex-husband and heir to the family empire, Maurizio Gucci. Get More »
Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.
That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• At this point, who isn't going to be in "August: Osage County"? Deadline reports that Ewan McGregor has joined the family as Bill, a college professor and estranged husband of Barbara (Julia Roberts) and son-in-law of pill-popping matriarch Violet (Meryl Streep).
• Every movie becomes better if Sam Rockwell is in it, which means "Why Now" is destined for greatness. Screen Daily reports that the "Seven Psychopaths" star has joined the cast of the indie comedy alongside Marisa Tomei and Brian Geraghty.
• Mrs. Robinson, eat your heart out! Broadway World reports that Decepticon co-ed Isabel Lucas is set to turn up the heat in "Careful What You Wish For," a "Basic Instinct"-esque thriller about a high school student's affair with an older woman that ends up having devastating consequences (as these things often do). Get More »
J.A. Bayona, a protege of Guillermo del Toro and director of "The Orphanage," has returned with a much larger-scale tale of horror inspired by harrowing real-life events.
"The Impossible" is based on one family's experiences during what is sometimes referred to as the "Boxing Day tsunami," a disaster brought on by an earthquake that occurred off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia shortly after midnight on Dec. 26, 2004; with a death toll of 230,210-280,000, it is the sixth deadliest natural disaster in recorded history. Get More »
This week: Moe, Larry and Curly get reinvented for the 21st century in "The Three Stooges," an old-school slapstick comedy directed by the Farrelly brothers.
Also new this week is the sci-fi action thriller "Lockout" starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace, Mel Gibson in "Get the Gringo," Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy "Casa de mi Padre," the ensemble comedy "Friends with Kids," the quirky romantic dramedy "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, and the Blu-ray debut of Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" in celebration of the film's 60th anniversary. Get More »
Chemistry is something not even the best of actors can fake. Either an on-screen couple has it, or they don't. Lucky for the romantic dramedy "Salmon Fishing in Yemen," stars Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor have it. Their inspired pairing makes this oddball tale entertaining and, best of all, endearing.
In the Lasse Hallstrom ("Chocolat")-directed film, Blunt plays Harriet, representative to a visionary sheik who will spare no expense to bring the sport of salmon fishing to the desert (yeah, you heard that right). McGregor gives a funny turn as Fred, Britain's leading fisheries expert (yes, that's a title), who is enlisted to make the sheik's dreams a reality. Get More »
Despite having enough coin in his vault to make Scrooge McDuck jealous, billionaire geek George Lucas apparently saw "Avatar" and couldn't stand the idea that there was an extra dimension of income going untapped. Hence the release of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3-D," a post-converted marvel of the modern age.
For '80s-bred high schoolers who grew up on the original trilogy, "Phantom Menace" was the most anticipated movie of the '90s. Now that many of those teens have little Jedis of their own, it's high time they took their tots to theaters on a trip down the road of semi-recent nostalgia. Get More »
Steven Soderbergh has made some pretty sweet thrillers in his day (see: "Out of Sight") but now he's getting ready to take things to a whole new level -- and he's got not one but three brand new clips from his upcoming blockbuster "Haywire" to prove it.
Lock and load, ladies and gentlemen. Lock and load. Get More »
Welcome to the first trailer for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," a British comedy about journalism, politics, love, and introducing non-native species into ecosystems.
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt star as a stodgy scientist and U.K. government representative, respectively, who are at odds over a sort of goodwill plan that, as you might guess from the title, involves fly-fishing in Yemen. Specifically, as a goodwill gesture of sorts, the Prime Minister's spokesperson (Kristin Scott Thomas) decides that one Sheikh's desire to enjoy his hobby closer to home would be a great human interest story during a time of turmoil. Get More »
Let's all be adults; this is not a puerile discussion of the male member. We're merely noting that throughout history, while paintings and sculptures have depicted the nude male body with regularity, film has a limited number of offerings (not counting the XXX variety, of course), whereas leading ladies (even Oscar-winning ones) drop cover again and again.
Michael Fassbender, however, has no qualms about showing what God gave him. In Steve McQueen's new drama "Shame," Fassbender plays a sex addict who's in the buff so often his body is naked nearly as often as its clothed. In honor of Fassbender's courage to reveal everything, we're celebrating the movies -- and actors -- who've dared to go full frontal. Get More »