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?
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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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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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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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Fresh from the success of "Dear John," Amanda Seyfried may next star as Red Riding Hood in a visualized Gothic version. As we told you last August, a Gothic reimagining of "Little Red Riding Hood" is in the works, thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production. David Leslie Johnson, the guy who wrote "Orphan," is penning the screenplay.
Now I heard that the working title is called "The Girl with the Red Riding Hood" and "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke is attached to helm.
And it's increasingly apparent that Warner Bros. and Hardwicke are moving forward with the film. The Los Angeles Times revealed that:
The studio has a new version of the script, which "Orphan" writer David Johnson has been working on the last several months. And producers are starting to go out to cast, with Amanda Seyfried -- fresh off her "Dear John" turn and with at least one girl-oriented dark role, "Jennifer's Body," under her belt -- one of the few names the studio would like to hook.
The story is an update of Little Red Riding Hood, with the requisite dark/dangerous/romantic elements that can appeal to "Twilight" fans -- while also attracting audiences who simply like the fairy tale. (The script has gotten high marks from power players around town, who describe it as elevated genre material a la this weekend's "Shutter Island.") True, "Riding Hood" doesn't have Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson playing Bella, Jacob or Edward -- but then those stars were made by "Twilight," not the other way around.
Honestly? If Hardwicke and company can make a better film than "Twilight," then it's all for the better. But wait, Hardwicke directed "Twilight" hhhmmmm....
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