Former ‘ER’ co-stars George Clooney and Noah Wyle are — according to a rather dubious report — vying to portray Steve Jobs in an upcoming big-screen biopic. Wyle already played the late Apple co-founder in a 1999 TV movie, which led to him meeting the real Jobs (Wyle tells the tale in a 2009 interview), who then recruited the actor to impersonate him again at that… Continue reading George Clooney and Noah Wyle In Competition for Steve Jobs Role: Rumor
Warrior and Animal Kingdom star Joel Edgerton — who recently appeared in the remake of John Carpenter’s classic,The Thing — is in talks for a part in the 300 sequel, Battle of Artemisia. The action vehicle is based on Zack Snyder’s script — which he co-wrote with Kurt Johnstad — and is being directed by Noam Murro (Smart People), inspired by Frank Miller’s upcoming graphic novel… Continue reading 'Warrior' and 'The Thing' Star Joel Edgerton Offered Lead Role in '300: Battle of Artemisia'
The last film screenwriter Charlie Kaufman directed was the bananas ‘Synecdoche, New York.’ Judging from some newly revealed plot details, ‘Frank or Francis’ — his second directorial effort — may be just as bananas. First, some casting: Variety reports that Kevin Kline has joined the previously attached Steve Carell, Jack Black an Nicolas Cage in the film, which follows an online film blogger and his antagonistic relationship with… Continue reading Kevin Kline Lines Up Crazy Dual Role in Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank or Francis'
Oh Ghostbusters 3, how you continue to trouble us. Still stuck somewhere between a Saturday Night Live sketch and actually happening, the third Ghostbusters installment has had more mechanical issues than the beat-up 1988 Chevy Corsica we drove in college. The latest word is that at least Dan Aykroyd is still working on it, and it seems like they may be quietly casting this… Continue reading Rumor: John Hodgman Offered Egon's Son Role in 'Ghostbusters 3'; Bill Murray Won't Be In It
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If you were five-alarm charmed by Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, there’s one day on the fall calender you might want to circle: Sept. 20, when New Girl debuts on Fox. (For the more impatient, you can download the first episode from iTunes for free right now.) The blue-eyed indie film vet stars as Jess, a… Continue reading Zooey Deschanel on her ‘New Girl’ role: ‘If I had read this character in a movie script, I would’ve jumped on board immediately’