Marvel Studios announced that Stanley Tucci is joining the cast of "Captain America: The First Avenger" opposite Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, and Hayley Atwell. Tucci will play the role of Dr. Abraham Erskine.
In Marvel lore, Dr. Erskine is a world-famous biologist and physicist who invented the Super Soldier serum given to Steve Rogers aka Captain America.
Joe Johnston is set to direct the film from the scipt by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. "Captain America: The First Avenger" will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and will open in the U.S. on July 22, 2011.
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"The Proposal's" Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, along with director Anne Fletcher, writer Pete Chiarelli and producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are reuniting for the action comedy "Most Wanted" according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bullock will play a criminal suspect while Reynolds will star as an FBI agent in-charge of escorting her to court. But when the two get ambushed, the criminal and the agent are forced to go on the run.
"Most Wanted" is supposed to be in the vein of "Midnight Run," the 1988 action comedy starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin.
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His Les Grossman character is one of Tom Cruise's most memorable characters so it's no big surprise that the actor is working on a feature film devoted solely to the dancing and snaky studio executive.
First seen in 2008's "Tropic Thunder," Cruise revealed to E! Online that he's hoping for a Les Grossman movie. "We're working on it," Cruise told E!. "Yup, we're working on it."
Hhhmmm, maybe it's time for Cruise to ask the help of "Tropic Thunder's" Ben Stiller (director and co-writer), and co-writers Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen.
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See the list of winners below, for the full list of nominees, click here.
'The Twilight Saga: New Moon'
Best Male Performance
Robert Pattinson, 'Twilight: New Moon'
Best Female Performance
Kristen Stewart, 'Twilight: New Moon'
Anna Kendrick, 'Up in the Air'
Tom Felton, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
Best Comedic Performance
Zach Galifianakis, 'The Hangover'
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, 'Twilight: New Moon'
Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter, 'Obsessed'
Best WTF Moment
Naked Trunk Surprise -- Ken Jeong ('The Hangover')
Best Scared-as-S*** Performance
Amanda Seyfried, 'Jennifer's Body'
MTV Generation Award
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New releases failed to topple down the mighty green ogre. "Shrek Forever After" remained the No. 1 movie after three weeks emerging victorious over "Marmaduke," "Splice," "Get Him to the Greek," and "Killers."
"Shrek" grabbed $25.3 million at the box-office, raising its three-week domestic total to $183 million. Universal's quasi-spin off of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him to the Greek," was the best of the four box-office newcomers. The comedy from the Judd Apatow factory debuted at No. 2 with $17.4 million.
Russell Brand rehashed his "Sarah Marshall" character, Aldous Snow, for this fun raunch-fest co-starring Jonah Hill and Sean P.Diddy Combs. (Check out my "Get Him to the Greek" movie review right here)
Debuting at No. 3 with $16.1 million was "Killers," Lionsgate's action comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher. This film wasn't shown in advance to critics, so you know what that meant, "Killers" wasn't that good and Lionsgate was not proud of its product.
20th Century Fox's family comedy based on a popular comic strip, "Marmaduke," made $11.3 million while the horror "Frankenstein" inspired tale, "Splice," from Warner Bros. made $7.5 million. (Check out my interviews with stars Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, and Delphine Chaneac, and my "Splice" movie review)
So apparently, movie attendance was down from last year. Um, is it because the slate this summer is not as exciting as last year's? And really, it's still too early for the summer, we still have "Toy Story 3" coming up, and next week's 80s revivals, "The Karate Kid" and "The A-Team." (HINT: I enjoyed "The A-Team" tremendously -- I'll post my review very soon!)
And with all this doom and gloom report about how box-office receipts are down blah blah blah, revenues are up 3.7 percent at $4.47 billion BUT factoring in higher ticket prices, attendance has slipped at 2.7 percent. Just wait, "Twilight: Eclipse" will save us all, or perhaps, Christopher Nolan's "Inception!"
Here's the list of the estimated Top 10 box-office films for weekend of June 4th:
1. "Shrek Forever After," $25.3 million.
2. "Get Him to the Greek," $17.4 million.
3. "Killers," $16.1 million.
4. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," $13.9 million.
5. "Sex and the City 2," $12.7 million.
6. "Marmaduke," $11.3 million.
7. "Iron Man 2," $7.8 million.
8. "Splice," $7.5 million.
9. "Robin Hood," $5.1 million.
10. "Letters to Juliet," $3 million.
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