Vanessa Hudgens to Star in "Beauty and the Beast" Retelling. No, This is NOT Disney! 


"High School Musical's" Vanessa Hudgens is set to star in "Beastly." Based on the fantasy novel by Alex Flinn, it's a re-imagining of "Beauty and the Beast" set in modern-day New York!

CBS Films is behind the project to be written and directed by Daniel Barnz ("Phoebe in Wonderland").

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Angelina Jolie to Star as Patricia Cornwell's Dr. Kay Scarpetta? 


Angelina Jolie teams up with FOX 2000 and author Patricia Cornwell. The studio is hoping to develop Cornwell's Dr. Kay Scarpetta book series for the actress.

This is a great business marriage! One of the world's biggest female stars working with one of the world's biggest female writers!

But the road to finding Scarpetta was long and arduous. At one point, Demi Moore was attached to star. Only when Jolie met with the author and agreed on the creative direction did the project find its spark!

The Scarpetta project will be much like the Jason Bourne series. Right now, there's no writer attached to the production but Jolie and company are choosing one very soon.


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Celebrating Earth Day! My Interviews with the Directors of DisneyNature's "Earth" 


First of all, for every person who watches the new DisneyNature film "Earth," Disney is going to plant a tree! This is for the whole week, so watch "Earth" y'all I love this film!

Here's my interviews with the writers/directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield. We talked about why they chose to make a 2-hour version of their groundbreaking series, the hardest part in working on the documentary, and was it all worth it in the end?



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"Frost/Nixon" and "The Wrestler" Arrive on DVD Today, Watch My Interviews for Both Films! 


Both movies, "Frost/Nixon" and "The Wrestler," made it to my 2008 Top 10 Best Films list. "Frost/Nixon" reached No. 4 while "The Wrestler" scored the No. 5 position.

If you missed these great movies during their theatrical run, have no fear, you can rent or buy them in DVD and Blu-Ray right now! And you should!

Want to know more about "Frost/Nixon" and "The Wrestler?" Check out my interviews:

"FROST/NIXON"


Frank Langella (Richard Nixon) interview


Michael Sheen (David Frost) interview


Sam Rockwell (James Reston Jr.), Matthew Macfayden (John Birt), and Oliver Platt (Bob Zelnick) interviews

Director Ron Howard interview

My "Frost/Nixon" movie review (original airdate: Dec. 18, 2008)

"THE WRESTLER"


Mickey Rourke interview (I love him!!!)

Marisa Tomei interview (funny and charming)


Evan Rachel Wood interview (really sweet and thoughtful)

Director Darren Aronofsky interview (I could have talked to him for hours!)


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Alright "Twilight" Fans, "New Moon" Shoot Continues as Planned, Summit Confirms! 


I think we might have broken a million hearts by posting the story yesterday about "New Moon's" bleak future. We heard "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer is being sued by her former roommate, Heidi Stanton, who claimed the novelist stole her idea for the vampire romance.

Stanton's move might have halted the production of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" BUT have no fear Twihards! "New Moon" is moving forward!

Yay!

A spokesperson from Summit Entertainment told me that the company is 100% supporting the film, and that shooting remains on schedule to meet its November 20 release date!

Another yay!

So have no fear folks, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is currently shooting in Vancouver and there is no delay!

Sorry Mrs. Stanton, you're foiled again!

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