Elizabeth Shue to Star in "Piranha 3-D"  

Why would Elisabeth Shue sign on, let alone entertain the thought of starring in "Piranha" remake? Surely the actress wasn't enticed by the film's 3-D technology. It's probably because Shue just wants to have fun in a film role designed for mindless entertainment.

According to moviehole.net:

Shue is playing the role of Sherrif Julie Forester, a take-charge authority figure in the community of Lake Victoria - where the action/ankle-biting takes place. She's the mother of Jake (one of the central characters in the film - the shy teenager who gets to prove his worth when human-eating fish threaten his family and friends), Laura and Zane.

Oh, similar to the roles Dee Wallace used to play in the '80s :happy

By the way, the remake is going to be directed by Alexandre Aja ("Mirrors," "The Hills Have Eyes") from a script with multiple writers attached (Aja, Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger, Gregory Levasseur).

The Weinstein Company is hoping to release the film on March 19, 2010.

Now travel back in time with me, 1978 to be exact, and watch the trailer of the original "Piranha."

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Keira Knightley to Fall in Love with Ray Winstone in new Gangster Flick 

Ugh, they're the most unlikely couple! Keira Knightley and Ray Winstone are set to play lovers in a new gangster flick, "London Boulevard."

The actors are getting ready to co-star with Colin Farrell and Anna Friel. And the film is the first directorial project by William Monahan, the fantastic writer of "The Departed."

So Knightley is going to play a reclusive actress who becomes romantically involved with Winstone. So where is Farrell in the picture?

"London Boulevard" is set to start shooting in the U.K. this summer.

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William Hurt Joins Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett in Robin Hood Movie 

Okay, so the cast is almost complete, but the title of the new Robin Hood film is still up in the air!

Ridley Scott is re-teaming with his favorite actor Russell Crowe for the film. And so far, Crowe is set to play Robin Hood while Cate Blanchett is going to star as Maid Marian.

Now, William Hurt joins the production as William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke. He's supposed to be a historical figure known as one of the best jousters of the era!

As far as the Merry Men? Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand, and Alan Doyle are set to co-star.

The film is written by Brian Helgeland, Oscar winner for "L.A. Confidential."

The production is filming right now in the U.K.

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"Watchmen" Writer to Adapt "Battling Boy" for Brad Pitt's Production Company 

Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, and Paramount Pictures hired "Watchmen's" Alex Tse to adapt the graphic novel "Battling Boy."

The plot, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

The story line follows the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father's urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts.

Hhhmmmm, interesting! Very mythical!

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"Public Enemies" Trailer No. 2 
Here's the second, full trailer for the upcoming film "Public Enemies" starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Marion Cottilard (she was fantastic as Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose").

I can't wait to see this film! With an outstanding cast, and a great director (Michael Mann), this should be an entertaining and cerebral experience!

"Public Enemies" - Trailer 2

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum) during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.


Public Enemies - Trailer 2
Public Enemies - Trailer 2

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