Last summer, Angelina Jolie replaced Tom Cruise in the film "Edwin A. Salt." Well, the movie will sound ridiculous with a title "Edwina Salt" so, it's now trimmed to a more inspiring "Salt."
And according to the LA Times, Jolie begins work today on the film, "a spy thriller about a rogue CIA operative who tries to clear her name after she is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent — perhaps falsely, perhaps not."
If you think it sounds very Jason Bourne-ish, you are not alone!
But Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura says, "Salt is different because the character is trying to hide truths about herself rather than discover them. "The question of Jason Bourne is 'Who am I?' "
"The question of Salt is, 'We know everything about her, but do we?' (Her pursuers) have a ton of information to act on, but that's where they begin to question what is real and what isn't."
Salt shoots in Washington and New York City. It opens in 2010. To read the complete article, please click here.
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As we reported last month:
Focus Features, the studio behind "Milk," has teamed up once again with The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. Last year, they successfully hosted the online auction of Keira Knightley's fabulous green dress from "Atonement." And in 2006, two shirts memorably showcased in "Brokeback Mountain."
Now, it's "Milk."
The online auction will benefit both Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York City.
Now, we have a winner y'all! Activist Tom Gregory won the winning bid of $12,500 for a fantastic piece of history! Congratulations Mister Tom, you can loan me the outfit sometime
To read the full press release from our friends at Focus, click Read More, and if you haven't seen "Milk" yet featuring the Academy award-winning performance from Sean Penn, what the heck are you waiting for? Read More...
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Okay, before you get too excited, this Disney project is slated to appear on....television! So now, it's full circle. The once-Disney TV franchise which had a fling in movie theaters last year is now back where it all started...TV.
Here's more info for "High School Musical" fans:
1) Goodbye old cast, hello new high schoolers! This time, it's going to focus on East High Wildcasts' rival across town know as West High Knights!
2) So no Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) and company, but Peter Barsocchini, the screenwriter behind the first three films, is back for the fourth installment.
3) Look for this on the Disney Channel in 2010. I know, that's a bit long, but you can watch the first three films over and over again, until the brand new HSM4
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As we reported last month, "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan is hatching his new project, a sci-fi film called "Inception."
Now, Nolan found his lead!
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in the film, also written by Nolan for Warner Bros.
As for most Nolan films, "Inception" will be visceral, cerebral, but with lots of heart!
I love Nolan, as well as DiCaprio, so this is very exciting!
The film is set to begin shooting this summer for a 2010 release.
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Ask any comic book fan and they will tell you that “Watchmen” by Alan Moore is one of the greatest graphic novels in history. These “fanboys” will also be quick to point out that the source material about tortured superheroes is utterly inadaptable.
The real superhero behind this production is Warner Bros. The studio greenlit an unfilmable project that’s rated R with a running time of 161 minutes. To make matters worse, WB had to defend their rights to adapt “Watchmen” from 20th Century FOX.
So is the final product worth it for the embattled Warner Bros.? Yes and no. “Watchmen” will delight comic book fans but will leave non-believers wanting for more. Read More...
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