Update: Sundance has just announced the next batch of films, the most interesting part being the Park City at Midnight block of genre films. We’ve added them to the bottom of the page. Highlights there include Cooties, a film about teachers killing their elementary school students after a virus turns them into savages, The Guest (the next from the team behind You’re Next), and Killers
Forrest Gump as a Diplomat: The film rights to In the Garden of Beasts, a nonfiction book by Erik Larson, have been optioned by Universal and Playtone, Tom Hanks’ production company. Hanks is considering starring as U.S. Ambassador William Dodds, who began his diplomatic service in 1933 Berlin somewhat naively before becoming aware of the evil that surrounded him and his family. (The… Continue reading Movie News in 60 Seconds: Tom Hanks in Nazi Germany; Drugs on a Sub; Gotham Awards Indies
Meet Peter Jackson’s latest dwarf, Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarf band that meets up with Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films.
He’s played by Richard Armitage, who’s channeling his fiercest Highlander-meets-Klingon look in a just-released photo posted to TheOneRing.net.
When he was cast, Jackson said of Armitage, “He is one of the most exciting and dynamic actors working on screen today and we know he is going… Continue reading First Look at 'Hobbit' Dwarf Thorin (Who's Also a Nazi Agent in 'Captain America')