Stanley Tucci Goes "Burlesque" with Cher and Christina Aguilera 


This is a movie we've been following closely since May (See Cher Joins Christina Aguilera in Musical "Burlesque" and Christina Aguilera to Star in Titillating Musical "Burlesque"). Why? Because it's being called "Showgirls" the Musical starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.

But I'm sure it's not going to be as campy as "Showgirls" gosh darn it!

Now, Stanley Tucci is joining Cher and Christina Aguilera in the film to be directed by Steve Antin.

Antin also wrote the script which was polished by Susannah Grant ("Erin Brockovich"! See? Not campy).

Aguilera will play an ambitious small town Iowa girl with a big voice who finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles burlesque club. Cher will play Tess, a former dancer who takes the small town girl under her wing. Tucci will star as the manager of the club and the best friend of Tess. And they will all sing and dance! :happy

Shooting begins Nov. 9 with a release date set for Thanksgiving next year.

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"He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" the Movie Finds New Home 

By the power of Grayskull -- Columbia Pictures has the power.

Two weeks ago, "He-Man" and Mattel parted ways with Warner Bros. (See Warner Bros. Bids Goodbye to "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe") Now, the toy company is in negotiations with Columbia Pictures to adapt "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" for the big screen.

When the property was under WB, John Stevenson was set to direct. Now, the director is no longer attached, and the project would be started from scratch.

Okay, this is cool and all, but what about She-Ra? :tongue

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"Ghost Rider" Revs Up Sequel! 


Columbia Pictures revs up for a second installment of "Ghost Rider."

The studio is in early negotiations with David Goyer to create the story and supervise writers. Nicolas Cage is expected to return as Johnny Blaze and his hero alter-ego Ghost Rider.

The original 2007 film was just okay, but it's finding new blood in cable and DVD. The first film was written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, the same guy who gave us "Daredevil" and Elektra (he only wrote that Jennifer Garner flick).

Goyer hasn't signed on to the sequel yet, but apparently, the "Batman Begins" writer penned a "Ghost Rider" script years ago and Columbia's interested.

Avi Arad, Michael De Luca and Steven Paul are producing, with Gary Foster as executive producer. Arad is also working with "Twilight" director, Catherine Hardwicke, to adapt James Patterson's "Maximum Ride" book series. He is also securing film rights to make an animated adventure centered around the spinach-eating strongman "Popeye!"

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First Look: Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" 


Our friends at Daily Mail UK released new pictures from "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps." Michael Douglas is returning to the role of Gordon Gekko for director Oliver Stone who is helming the project from a script by Allan Loeb. (Visit Daily Mail UK right here)

The picture above shows Gekko walking out of Sing Sing maximum security prison.

"Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf also joins the cast. He plays Jacob, a young broker and in this picture, LaBeouf is shown with his mentor in the film, Lewis Zabel, played by Frank Langella.



And here's Douglas in full Gekko get-up emerging back into the financial world!



For more "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" readings, click on the following stories:

Susan Sarandon to Join "Wall Street" Sequel

Frank Langella Believes Greed is Good! Actor to Join "Wall Street 2"
"Wall Street" Sequel Blues! Goodbye Javier Bardem, Hello Josh Brolin?
Javier Bardem Bids Adios to Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" Sequel!

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Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore Joining "Thor" 


"Thor" conjures up new cast members!

Jaimie Alexander ("Kyle XY") and Colm Feore ("24" and "The Listener" but I remember him more as the creepy villain in "Stephen King's Storm of the Century") are joining the cast of "Thor," the Marvel Studios adaptation of its comic book about the Norse god of thunder.

Kenneth Branagh is attached to direct.

Alexander will play the role of Sif, a skilled Asgardian warrior. she is one of Thor's many loves. That Thor is such a playboy :happy

Meanwhile, Feore's role is being kept hush hush. But one thing we know, he's going to be a villain.

Chris Hemsworth is set to play Thor, Tom Hiddleston will play Loki, Thor's nemesis, and Natalie Portman is going to play Thor's love interest, Jane Foster.

The plot is about how Thor, banished to Earth and forced to live among humans, learns how to be a true hero.

For more fun "Thor" readings, click on the following stories:

Natalie Portman to Nurse "Thor"

Who's Going to Star as "Thor" Villain Loki?
Captain Kirk's Father to Star as "Thor?"
Who Should Play "Thor?" Meet the Wannabes!

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