Natalie Portman Joins James Franco, Danny McBride in Medieval Fantasy Comedy 


Natalie Portman will star with Danny McBride and James Franco in the medieval fantasy comedy "Your Highness" for Universal Pictures.

Franco's "Pineapple Express" director, David Gordon Green, is set to helm the production which begins shooting in Ireland in July.

McBride, who also wrote the script with Ben Best, will play a lazy prince who, together with his brother (Franco), must go on a quest to save their kingdom and those they love. Portman will star as a warrior princess who falls in love with the lazy prince.

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Who's Replacing Nicole Kidman in New Woody Allen Film? 


British actress Lucy Punch is replacing Nicole Kidman in the upcoming untitled Woody Allen film.

Kidman left the production because of scheduling conflict. The actress is prioritizing to star in "The Rabbit Hole" with Aaron Eckhart to be directed by John Cameron Mitchell which she's also producing.

The role Kidman gave up in Allen's film is that of a high-priced call girl similar to Ashley Dupre, the gal that brought down New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

But Kidman's "The Rabbit Hole" is also intriguing, and this is a blessing in disguise for Punch who will join Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Naomi Watts, and Freida Pinto in the Allen film that is about to shoot in London.

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My Chick Flick Predictor is Broken -- "The Proposal" is Incredibly, Truly Funny! 


I went into the screening of the Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy "The Proposal" with very low expectations. And I came out with a tummy ache from laughing my booty off.

The best part of the film is the intelligent script by Peter Chiarelli. The film's main conceit -- bitchy boss threatens her assistant to marry her for fear of deportation to her homeland of Canada -- works because of the incredibly charming actors, including the stellar supporting cast, and the rhythm of director Anne Fletcher.

Watch for Betty White (Gammy Annie) and the omnipresent Oscar Nunez as Ramone.

Sure, the film has a predictable outcome, but there are some twists and turns that will make you giggle like a blushing bride :happy

I enjoyed this film, and you will too! Watch it in theaters, don't wait until it premieres on your next flight back home.

Take a look at the super hilarious funnyordie.com clip featuring Bullock, Reynolds, and White.


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Miley Cyrus to Star in "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Remake? 


"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," the 1985 comedy starring Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker, is getting a makeover!

And the film is being developed as a potential flick for Miley Cyrus!

The script is being written by Michelle Morgan.

The moves! The music! The movie! This great relic of the 80s revolves around two friends who love dancing, boys, and the hit show "Dance TV."

Take a look at the original trailer, and see if you can imagine Miley in one of the characters. The Helen Hunt character perhaps?




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Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" Gets a Release Date! BUT We Have to Wait for, um, a Long Time! 


We have to wait a year and a half before we can see Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." International audiences will get the chance to see the movie first before the U.S. folks.

The film will be released in U.S. theaters on Dec. 23, 2011.

(For the production of the film, click here)

But the movie will launch internationally in late October and early November 2011. Why do international moviegoers get to see the film before Americans? Variety says:

The decision signals the two studios' belief that the property, which has been translated into 70 languages, shows stronger potential overseas than domestically. Not surprisingly, the film's cast skews international with Brit Jamie Bell starring as the intrepid young reporter. Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook round out the cast.


"Tintin" will be released in 3-D, and is the first of the planned film franchise. Director Peter Jackson is set to helm the second movie.

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