There was big talk yesterday that Warner Bros was about to decide who will wear the super-fantastic ring in "Green Lantern." Director Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale"), producers Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti have spent 5 months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the Air Force pilot chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.
The top three finalists were Bradley Cooper ("The Hangover"), Ryan Reynolds ("The Proposal," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), and Justin Timberlake ("Alpha Dog," "Black Snake Moan").
The studio must act quick because their holding deal with the actors would have expired this coming Monday. So act quickly they did, and chose...RYAN REYNOLDS!
That's right, Deadpool will also be the Green Lantern!
Reynolds beat other contenders such as Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, and Jared Leto. The actor will hold the title of the only thespian to have played both DC and Marvel Comics superhero.
But here's hoping that the "Green Lantern" will not suffer the same fate as "The Flash" which Reynolds was also attached to play. And to this day, no word yet on when the superhero speedster will race to the theaters.
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Jodie Foster returns to the director chair in "The Beaver." She also will reteam with her "Maverick" co-star Mel Gibson.
The film, written by Kyle Killen, is about a depressed man (Gibson) who finds comfort wearing a beaver hand-puppet. Hhhhmmmmm, quirky, Freudian, intriguing!
Foster will also play Gibson's wife in the film.
The script for the film is supposed to be brilliant, and many creative talents were interested to make this film including Steve Carell and Jay Roach, but the combo of Foster and Gibson beat them to the punch!
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With the success of "The Hangover," director Todd Phillips is now one busy man! He will next direct "Due Date," another road trip comedy, and then a year later, "The Hangover 2" comes out!
So far, "The Hangover" has surpassed "Wedding Crashers" and is on its way to beat the biggest R-rated comedy, "Beverly Hills Cop."
Zach Galifianakis is set to play one of the two leads in "Due Date" written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland. According to Variety, "Due Date" is a comedy about fatherhood in which an expectant dad and his unlikely travel companion (Galifianakis) race cross-country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child. Phillips called it a “buddy comedy without the buddies.”
The film is set to begin production October 6 and will be released the first weekend of June 2010. Meanwhile, "The Hangover 2" will begin production in October 2010 and will be released Memorial Day weekend of 2011.
Hhhhm, you wanna bet that the sequel will feature the wedding between Stu (Ed Helms) and Jade (Heather Graham)?
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As we reported back in May, Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman were in talks to star on Broadway! Now, it's official! James Bond and Wolverine are teaming up on "A Steady Rain," a play about two Chicago cops whose bond is tested after an investigation of a domestic dispute in a poor neighborhood.
The play is by Keith Huff and director John Crowley and will begin previews Sept. 10 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
"A Steady Rain" will play a strictly limited 12-week engagement through Dec. 6. Opening night is scheduled for Sept. 29.
Tickets — priced $66.50-$130 (with $31.50 student tix) — will go on sale exclusively to American Express cardholders July 11 at 8 AM ET and to the general public July 25 at 12:01 AM ET.
Show times will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located in Manhattan at 236 West 45th Street.
Visit the play's official website right here.
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I adore Sacha Baron Cohen. He's one of the most politically-astute comedians of his generation. From "Ali G" to "Borat" and now "Bruno," Cohen shines his spotlight on bigotry by using laughter.
I didn't find anything offensive in "Bruno," I thought it was a sharp, funny film, and here's the reason I'm recommending it.
Watch my review in full-fabulous cine-color by clicking here.
(To read my written review, click here)
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