Steve Carell is lining up work to ensure his career post NBC's "The Office." The actor is in talks to star opposite Meryl Streep in director David Frankel's "Great Hope Springs" according to Deadline.
Frankel, who worked with Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada," is directing from a script by Vanessa Taylor. This one's a drama where Carell would play marriage counselor Dr. Feld who is giving advice to a long-married couple (Streep and an undetermined actor, for now) so they could rekindle their marriage during a weekend of intensive therapy. It's like "Couples Retreat" but way smarter!
"Great Hope Springs" is set to begin production in August.
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My reviews of the new films out this weekend! First, we have the Warner Brothers mystery-thriller "Unknown" starring Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Krueger, Aidan Quinn, Frank Langella, and Bruno Ganz from director Jaume Collet-Serra.
And then we have DreamWorks' "I Am Number Four" from director D.J. Caruso starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, and Kevin Durand.
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Dimension Films has released a new poster for "Scream 4." It says "New decade. New Rules" and shows a knife-shaped version of the "Scream" mask we all know and love, or is it fear?
The film will open April 15 and the original stars return such as Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette. The original director, Wes Craven, also makes a comeback. When I interviewed Kristen Bell for "Burlesque," she also mentioned a little bit about "Scream 4," check out the interview right here.
And here's the updated "Scream 4" trailer as well:
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"Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" opens Friday, Feb. 18th, but the big question -- do we really need another "Big Momma" movie? I interviewed one of the stars of the film, Brandon T. Jackson, perhaps better known as rapper Alpa Chino in "Tropic Thunder."
He plays Trent, the stepson of Martin Lawrence's character. Jackson is also Charmaine, because like his stepfather, he's also a big momma, apparently.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** WHAT EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW -- WHY MAKE ANOTHER "BIG MOMMA" MOVIE?
*** HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO GO INTO A FULL TRANSFORMATION AS CHARMAINE?
*** HOW WAS IT WORKING WITH MARTIN LAWRENCE?
*** WAS THE JOURNEY ALL WORTH IT?
*** HOW DID HE REACH INTO HIS INNER FEMININITY?
*** HE ONCE SAID THAT HE WANTED TO RESHAPE THE WORLD OF COMEDY INTO ONE THAT INSPIRES, TEACHES, AND UPLIFTS PEOPLE. DOES HE STILL ADHERE TO THAT CLAIM?
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No one could make a better identity crisis movie than the master himself, Alfred Hitchcock. From “North by Northwest” to “Vertigo,” the director was in the business of making movies featuring characters losing a sense of personal sameness and historical continuity.
The new identity crisis movie “Unknown” would have benefited from the expert hands of Hitchcock. Instead, what we got is a pedestrian film that was saved by Liam Neeson’s presence. Read More...
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