A New "Romeo and Juliet" Film Starring "True Grit's" Hailee Steinfeld 


Hailee Steinfeld is set to play Juliet in Carlo Carlei's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Now, Variety is saying that "The Road" and "Let Me In" star, Kodi Smit-McPhee is in talks to play Benvolio, Romeo's cousin who tries to keep the peace between Tybalt and Mercutio.

Holly Hunter is already onboard to play Juliet's nurse, while Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl") is set to star as Juliet's cousin Tybalt.

The script is written by Julian Fellowes who penned "Gosford Park." Production is set to start this summer in Italy. But the big question, do we really need another "Romeo and Juliet" movie? Didn't "Gnomeo and Juliet" already ran this project to the ground? :tongue

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Who Will Write "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Reboot? 


Paramount has tapped Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to revive "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" according to Deadline. The writing team helped resuscitate the studio's "Mission Impossible" with their script for "Ghost Protocol," and now, Paramount is banking on them to say cowabunga dude with the planned reboot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

The writing team recently rewrote Summit's "Now You See Me" which Louis Leterrier is set to direct. With Appelbaum and Nemec's participation, will our favorite kick-ass turtles finally return to the big screen?

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"Tron: Legacy" Sequel in the Works! Really? 


"Tron: Legacy" bored the heck out of me. That world lived and died in the 1982 original. The 2010 reimagining of the film was lifeless except for Daft Punk's pulsating music.

So to my surprise, Disney has tapped scribe David Digilio to write the sequel to "Tron: Legacy" according to The Hollywood Reporter. The article calls the "Tron" project an intriguing proposition since the last film was not enough of a slamdunk to make a sequel. It didn't make enough money, and it was not received well critically.

Previous writers, Adam Horowitz and Adam Kitsis, were slated to return but are currently busy with their upcoming ABC show, "Once Upon a Time." It is unclear whether "Tron: Legacy" director, Joseph Kosinski, would come back to helm.

DiGilio's previous writing experience was Disney's "Eight Below," yes, the drama about dogs!

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"Super 8" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg Get? 


J.J. Abrams enters Steven Spielberg’s territory in the new sci-fi thriller “Super 8.” The film, with its perfect mixture of science fiction, thriller, and drama, is a Spielberg movie not directed by the iconic director.

Spielberg produced the film and gave the reins to Abrams who also wrote the screenplay. Part “E.T.,” part “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” with a heavy dose of “Stand by Me,” “Super 8” is old school filmmaking at its finest. Read More...

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Get Ready for Singing, Dancing "Rocky!" Musical in the Works! 


It seems the latest trend is to turn popular movies into musicals. The latest victim is "Rocky" and Sylvester Stallone is among the people behind the stage adaptation according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty along with Tony-winning book writer Thomas Meehan are adapting the boxing drama for the stage.

A private reading was held in New York earlier this year and the team is launching the musical in Germany in fall of next year. It may travel to Broadway in spring of 2013.

Stallone has been wanting to make this musical. He called Meehan eight years ago to begin the process of making Rocky sing, dance, and box of course!

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