Did You Know That Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal Were Approached for "Avatar?"  

I didn't know this until today that "Avatar" director James Cameron contacted both Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal about starring as Jake Sully in the biggest film in the universe!

Both actors turned the director down so he went with his first choice, then-unknown Sam Worthington, who, The Los Angeles Times told us, "was living in his car before he got the job." Wow! Really?

And apparently, Cameron offered the role to the bigger name stars to pacify studio bosses at Fox, but he really, really wanted Worthington. Good choice!

In true Cameron fashion, the filmmaker, talking about courting Damon and Gyllenhaal, said, “Honestly, did I go out and try to woo them? No. I had my heart set on Sam. Maybe they sensed my lack of 100% commitment from me. Maybe it was the subject matter. This was a big 'Star Wars'-type movie. They’re both serious actors.”

Good for Worthington, he had Cameron supporting him! To read the complete article, click here.

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Jonah Hill Ready to Babysit! 

Jonah Hill is set to star for "Pineapple Express" director David Gordon Green in "The Sitter."

The Hollywood Reporter told us that this comedy has shades of 1987's "Adventures in Babysitting." The plot revolves around "a college student, suspended for the semester and living at home with his single mom, who has a night to remember when he gets talked into baby-sitting the eccentric kids next door: two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl."

Once upon a time, "The Sitter" attracted the likes of Zac Efron and Zach Galifianakis, so where's Elizabeth Shue when you need her? :happy

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"Showgirls" Sequel, Yeah, Really! 

Did you know that there's a "Showgirls" sequel in the works? No? Neither did I, so to my surprise, our friends at Movieline told us that a certain Marc Volander "had secured $25 million in financing and was hard at work on a follow-up that would revolve around the character of Hope, played in the original by noted German model/actress/vatever, Rena Riffel."

Based on the trailer, this is a salacious production, dirtier than Paul Verhoeven's original. But suddenly, I'm missing Elizabeth Berkley who strutted her way to infamy starring in the first film.

The sequel is eurotrash at its finest! For more pictures, click here, and to see the dirty, dirty trailer that will satisfy your lesbian softcore fantasies, click here.

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"The Ghost Writer" Movie Review -- Yes, the Roman Polanski Movie! 

Roman Polanski has been called many names. In just the last few months since his arrest, the Academy Award-winning director has been labeled “escaped convict,” “rapist,” and “child molester.” But let me remind you Polanski is also one of the greatest directors working today. The proof is displayed in his new tragicomic political intrigue film “The Ghost Writer.”

Ewan McGregor stars as a gifted author hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of a controversial former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan). Billed simply as The Ghost, McGregor is perfect for this Hitchcockian role of a man who knows too much. Read More...

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"Unbreakable" Sequel in the Works? 

I enjoyed the first "Unbreakable." I thought Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson were perfect in their "superhero" roles, and M. Night Shyamalan was on top of his game (this was years before working on the dreadful "Lady in the Water" ugh).

So I was bouncing for joy when I heard from MTV News that Willis confirmed:

"I talked to [Shyamalan] over the holidays, and he is still thinking about doing the fight movie between me and Sam that we were going to do."

Yay, apparently, the filmmaker and the cast have been thinking of doing an origin story. In the end, Willis left it all up to Jackson.

"As long as Sam can make it, I'm up for it," the star of the upcoming "Cop Out" revealed.

To see Willis' interview about "Unbreakable 2" and "Die Hard 5" click here.

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