As we told you in January, Ron Howard was set to direct Vince Vaughn in a comedy about cheating from Universal Pictures! The film, previously called "Cheaters," is getting ready to go on production in Chicago in May with Kevin James, and now, EW.com is reporting, Winona Ryder just landed the plum female lead!
Ryder beat out a slew of other actresses to land the role of Geneva, James' wife. The actress outshone the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Carla Gugino, and Uma Thurman. Go Winona!
I've always thought that Ryder is a great actress who just happened to fall from grace because of her shoplifting ways. That incident happened a long time ago, and it's about damn time that Ryder gets her groove back.
So why is the role so coveted? EW.com revealed that the movie written by Allan Loeb, "centers on two best friends, played by James and Vaughn. When Vaughn’s character discovers that James’ wife (Ryder) has cheated on his best friend, he confronts her directly and must decide whether or not he will tell his friend. (Thus, the film often pits Ryder’s character opposite Vaughn’s.)"
I can already see sparks fly between Ryder, Vaughn, and James. Plus, Howard hasn't directed a comedy since 1999's "EdTV" so I'm curious to see if he can still make a funny film.
[ 40 comments ] ( 1422 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 904 )
THIS CONTEST IS OVER! Movie Loot! Win Prizes from "Clash of the Titans," "The Last Song," and "How to Train Your Dragon!" ENTER NOW!
WE ALREADY HAVE A WINNER -- WE'LL ANNOUNCED THE WINNER VERY SOON!
THANKS FOR ENTERING!
Details to enter below, but for "Clash of the Titans" you will get what's shown on the picture:
"CLASH OF THE TITANS" T-SHIRT
"CLASH OF THE TITANS" TANK TOP
"CLASH OF THE TITANS" BALLOON
"CLASH OF THE TITANS" CAP
For "The Last Song" you will get:
"THE LAST SONG" T-SHIRT
"THE LAST SONG" BRACELET
And for "How to Train Your Dragon," a fun cornucopia of exciting prizes such as:
"HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON" BOOKS
"HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON" ACTION FIGURES
"HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON" PENCILS
"HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON" TOOTHLESS DOLL
HOW DO YOU ENTER? Simple, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking here and "TELL ME WHY YOU DESERVE THE MOVIE LOOT!" The best entry will be chosen on Sunday, April 11th.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: Saturday, April 10th
Again, send me an email telling me why you "DESERVE TO WIN" and we'll pick the best one by Sunday! Winner will be notified via email, so make sure you email me your info!
Prizes are courtesy of our friends at Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, and DreamWorks. So thanks bunches!
HAVE FUN PLAYING!
Here's more info on the films:
"CLASH OF THE TITANS" -- click here for my movie review
GENRES: Action/Adventure, Fantasy and Remake
IN THEATERS: April 2nd, 2010
MPAA: PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality
Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth.
Cast & Crew
Sam Worthington .... Perseus
Gemma Arterton ..... Io
Mads Mikkelsen ..... Draco
Alexa Davalos ..... Andromeda
Jason Flemyng ...... Calibos
Ralph Fiennes ... Hades
Liam Neeson ........ Zeus
Danny Huston ....... Poseidon
Nicholas Hoult ..... Eusabios
Izabella Miko ...... Athena
Pete Postlethwaite . Spyros
Polly Walker ...... Cassiopeia
DIRECTED BY: Louis Leterrier
"THE LAST SONG"
An estranged father living in a small Southern beach town gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter, who would rather be home in New York. He tries to connect with her through the only thing they have in common-music.
Genres: Drama, Kids/Family, Romance and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 48 min.
Release Date: March 31st, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language.
Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Distribution
U.S. Box Office: $25,395,041
Starring: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston, Bobby Coleman
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Produced by: Dara Weintraub, Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot
"HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON" -- (Check out my movie review right here, and my interviews with Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and writers/director Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)
IN THEATERS: March 26th, 2010
GENRES: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Kids, Fantasy, Animation and Adaptation
MPAA: Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language.
A Viking teenager who is being trained to fight dragons encounters and ultimately befriends one of the flying fire-breathers.
Cast & Crew
Jay Baruchel ..... Voice of Hiccup
Gerard Butler .....Voice of Stoick the Vast
America Ferrera .. Voice of Astrid
Jonah Hill ....... Voice of Snotlout
Craig Ferguson ... Voice of Gobber
Kristen Wiig ..... Voice of Ruffnut
TJ Miller ........ Voice of Tuffnut
Christopher Sanders and Dean DeBlois
[ 29 comments ] ( 1217 views ) | permalink | ( 3.1 / 846 )
Disney is so confident that you will like, um, love "Tron Legacy" in December that the studio is putting its sequel on the fast track according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Lost" writers/executive producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who worked on "Legacy" have begun writing a sequel.
THR revealed that:
No deals have been made with “Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski or cast members to return, though options were placed in the original deals, and Disney surely would hope to reunite all the elements if “Legacy” proves to be a hit. Also needing to be figured out is who would produce a sequel. Sean Bailey, a producer on “Legacy,” is now Disney’s president of production.
Insiders are saying that Kitsis and Horowitz are working on a trilogy!
[ 26 comments ] ( 1183 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 923 )
Get Ready for "Fright Night" Remake! Anton Yelchin in Talks, "Lars and the Real Girl" Director to Helm
Anton Yelchin portrayed Chekov in "Star Trek" and starred as Kyle Reese in "Terminator Salvation," now, the actor is in negotiations to play Charlie Brewster in "Fright Night," DreamWorks' remake of the 1985 vampire movie.
Craig Gillespie, the guy who gave us "Lars and the Real Girl," is directing the new version. "Lars" talks about a guy who believes his sex doll is a real girl, while "Fright Night" revolves around a teen who's convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, but no one will believe him.
Gillespie will be directing from a script written by Marti Noxon who's familiar with exploring the vampire territory having produced and written episodes for the fantastic "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show.
For now, let's look at the original "Fright Night" trailer and imagine Yelchin playing the Brewster character which was originally played by William Ragsdale. Oh yeah, and who will replace the late, great Roddy McDowall?
[ 28 comments ] ( 1459 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 1026 )
The remake of "Clash of the Titans" is the new ruler of the box-office! Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, "Clash of the Titans" debuted at No. 1 with $61.4 million. If you factor in its Thursday night preview screenings, the film's total is $64.1 million. Not bad for a film that didn't quite match the magic of the original. (Check out my "Clash of the Titans" movie review right here)
And more proof that Tyler Perry films are critics-proof, "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" opened at No. 2 with $30.2 million! The film was not shown to critics. Come to think of it, Lionsgate hasn't shown a Tyler Perry film in advance to critics in a very long time! Well, can you blame them? The studio does not need critics to open a Tyler Perry film. Most of his films are lackadaisically plotted and written, but people love them! So, to avoid box-office poison, Lionsgate wisely avoids critics. The last time I saw a Perry film in advance was "Madea Goes to Jail." I even interviewed the director for the film, check it out right here.
"How to Train Your Dragon," the year's first best-reviewed film, fell down to No. 3 from the top spot. But have no fear folks, the fantastic animated film ran a very close third with $29.2 million, and so far, has raised its 10-day total to $92.3 million. I love this movie! (Check out my movie review right here, and my interviews with Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and writers/director Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)
Meanwhile, the pitchy "The Last Song" starring a "grown-up" Miley Cyrus debuted at No. 4 with $16.2 million for the weekend. If you add its ticket sales since it opened Wednesday, the film's total is $25.6 million. It's a Nicholas Sparks film, and you can pretty much predict what's going to happen. Cliches and formulas abound!
Here's the estimated list of the Top 10 box-office films for the weekend of April 2nd:
1. "Clash of the Titans," $61.4 million.
2. "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?", $30.2 million.
3. "How to Train Your Dragon," $29.2 million.
4. "The Last Song," $16.2 million.
5. "Alice in Wonderland," $8.3 million.
6. "Hot Tub Time Machine," $8 million.
7. "The Bounty Hunter," $6.2 million.
8. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," $5.5 million.
9. "She's Out of My League," $1.463 million.
10. "Shutter Island," $1.462 million.
[ 32 comments ] ( 1361 views ) | permalink | ( 3 / 939 )