Javier Bardem's magnificent screen presence will not be seen in the forthcoming sequel to "Wall Street" called "Money Never Sleeps."
The Academy Award actor was set to star alongside Michael Douglas and "Transformers" lead Shia Labeouf until he bid farewell to director Oliver Stone and the production team.
Bardem was supposed to play the role of a risk-taking hedge fund manager. Meanwhile, Douglas is still reprising his Gordon Gekko role, the ruthless Wall Street player, while Labeouf is still set to play an ambitious trader who is engaged to Gekko's daughter.
So why did the actor leave?
Bardem's representative told WENN that the actor "loves Oliver Stone," but has had "five or six other offers.”
Of course, they all love the director of the movie that they're not going to make anymore!
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What a beauty! "The Green Hornet" fans got a super treat at San Diego's Comic Con from Seth Rogen! The actor unveiled the car, which is a central character of the film. It's known as Black Beauty!
The automobile is a '66 Imperial and will be used as the masked avenger's ride in the film set to open next summer to be directed by Michel Gondry.
Rogen co-wrote the script, and is set to star as our hero Britt Reid. Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz are negotiating for the parts of the villain and the girlfriend, respectively.
The role of Kato, Reid's assistant, is still open since actor Stephen Chow left the production.
Black Beauty arrives complete with hood- and door-mounted machine guns, missile launchers, smokescreen and bullet-proof sheet metal and glass.
Rogen told Autoblog.com that "it was important that it seemed like a guy could actually build this car. This looks like something you could actually use on the streets... and I think it's going to be incredibly badass to see it in action."
Hhhmmmm....In my humble opinion, Rogen and company should not focus too much on the technology of the film, but put more effort and creativity on the story and characters. You know, if "The Dark Knight" focused too much on Batman's Batmobile toys, it would not have been a powerful film that it truly is!
If you want to see more pictures of Black Beauty, click here.
And look below for the video of the unveiling!
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Producer Jerry Bruckheimer brings his first 3-D film to the big screen with G-Force, a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-Force are guinea pigs Darwin (Sam Rockwell), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (Penélope Cruz), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert Mooch, and a star-nosed mole Speckles (Nicolas Cage), the computer and information specialist. Walt Disney Pictures
(Read my written review right here and my interviews with the cast and crew right here)
And now, here's my "G-Force" movie review:
* Nicolas Cage .... Speckles
* Penélope Cruz .... Juarez
* Steve Buscemi .... Bucky
* Bill Nighy
* Will Arnett
* Kelli Garner .... Marcie
* Tracy Morgan .... Blaster
* Mini Anden .... Christa
* Zach Galifianakis .... Ben
* Niecy Nash .... Rosalita
* Tyler Patrick Jones .... Connor
* Gabriel Casseus .... Carter
* Loudon Wainwright III .... Grandpa Goodman
* Justin Mentell .... Terrell
* Helen Tucker .... Miss Bates
* Vincent De Paul .... Mr Bates
* Piper Mackenzie Harris .... Penny
* Raw Leiba .... Sinclair
* David PI James .... Screenwriter
* Cormac Wibberley .... Screenwriter
* Marianne Wibberley .... Screenwriter
* Hoyt Yeatman .... Director
* Jerry Bruckheimer ... Producer
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Here's a new set of photos for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." Based on Lewis Carroll's novel and adapted for the screen by Linda Woolverton, "Alice in Wonderland" arrives in theaters March 5, 2010.
I can't wait!
For now, let's ogle at the new pics! First, we have Johnny Depp looking fierce as The Mad Hatter!
Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsley holding a white rabbit.
Anne Hathaway as The White Queen playing with a mouse.
Helena Bonham Carter looking splendid as The Red Queen.
To see new posters of "Alice in Wonderland," and more CG goodness, click Read More...
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My Fun One-on-One Interviews with "G-Force" Cast and Crew! Nicolas Cage, Jerry Bruckheimer, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan Reveal Secrets of the 3-D Event
Here you go! Peep into the "G-Force" fun! Take a look at my one-on-one interviews with the cast and crew. (for the "G-Force" movie review, click here)
This fun live-action/animated/3-D hybrid opens tomorrow, July 24th!
NICOLAS CAGE "G-FORCE" INTERVIEW
Nicolas Cage creates a weird but effective voice as Speckles, the mole.
We talked about the film, his involvement, and why he love Palm Springs, my hometown :)
BLASTER "G-FORCE" INTERVIEW
Blaster, voiced by 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan, steals the show. He's a guinea pig who's a member of the G-Force team. He's a weapons expert! I wonder if he wears Vibram FiveFingers shoes
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER "G-FORCE" INTERVIEW
"G-Force" is the first live-action, animated, 3-D film that uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has worked on.
We talked about his involvement with the project, why he chose to make 3-D after shooting the film in 2-D, and what does he want kids to get from the movie.
BILL NIGHY "G-FORCE" INTERVIEW
The great Bill Nighy stars as the G-Force's nemesis, Leonard Saber. Yes, he's the super-rich villain in the movie! I wonder what advice Sallie Krawcheck is going to give him
We talked about Nighy's involvement with the film, working with Jerry Bruckheimer, and his role as Leonard Saber.
STEVE BUSCEMI "G-FORCE" INTERVIEW
STEVE BUSCEMI (voice of Bucky) has built a career out of portraying some of the most unique and unforgettable characters in recent cinema.
Buscemi won the Independent Spirit Award, the New York Film Critics Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe® for his role in MGMs Ghost World, directed by Terry Zwigoff and co-starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson.
In this interview, we talked about his involvement with the film, why did he choose to work on "G-Force," and the moral of the story.
TRACY MORGAN "G-FORCE" INTERVIEW
"30 Rock's" Tracy Morgan voices the character Blaster, the weapons expert. Kids will love his character!
We talked about his involvement with the film, why he chose the character, his chemistry with Penelope Cruz, working with Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicolas Cage, Michael Jackson, and the moral of the film. I wonder what Morgan thinks of Omer Bhatti, the supposed Jackson love child...
DIRECTOR HOYT YEATMAN "G-FORCE" INTERVIEW
My fun interview with director Hoyt Yeatman. He explains the concept behind the film, the transition from 2-D to 3-D, working with Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicolas Cage, and the most important thing...why guinea pigs?
Also, Yeatman's son was the brain-child behind the film! And he was
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