Here's more info on "True Grit" from Yahoo:
A spunky 14-year old girl sets out to avenge her father's death with the help of an aging, drunken, one-eyed marshal.
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Action/Adventure, Western, Adaptation and Remake
Release Date: December 25th, 2010 (limited)
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Production Co.: Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Productions
Studios: Paramount Pictures
Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Produced in: United States
Cast and Credits
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Nicholas Sadler
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Produced by: Robert Graf (II), David Ellison, Scott Rudin
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Maggie Grace is joining the cast of "Twilight" for the final installment, "Breaking Dawn." She will play the role of Irina, a member of the Denali coven who will set forth the terrifying plot of the last chapter that will have our heroes Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in big trouble.
Grace played the hapless daughter of Liam Neeson in "Taken," and she was also part of the "Lost" ensemble as Shannon Rutherford. Bill Condon is directing the two separate movies, and Summit will release the first film on November 18, 2011.
For more Denali Coven and Irina goodness, check this super-nifty Twilight wiki site.
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Gore Verbinski is in talks to return to the loving arms of his "Pirates of the Caribbean" megastar, Johnny Depp, for "The Lone Ranger" according to Deadline. This will also mark Verbinski's return to Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Depp is set to star as Tonto.
No word yet on the production start date, or who will play The Lone Ranger. But the trio of Depp, Bruckheimer, and Verbinski should seal this deal and help the project move forward.
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Darren Aronofsky, currently getting major Oscar buzz for "Black Swan," is the latest director to join the "Superman" bandwagon. Producer Christopher Nolan is conducting his search for the next Superman helmer, and among the director hopefuls are Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones, and Zack Snyder. All of them are interested to work on the film from a script by David Goyer. And all of them have met/will meet Nolan and wife/co-producer Emma Thomas.
All of the "potentials" are good directors (I totally enjoyed Reeves' remake "Let Me In"), but I'm hoping, praying, wishing that Aronofsky gets the job. He's a brilliant director (okay, "The Fountain" is all forgiven now), a great storyteller, and he made Mickey Rourke relevant again.
I can just imagine the collaboration between Nolan and Aronofsky! It's made of steel!
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Director Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" opened as the No. 1 movie of the weekend with a solid $19 million total. The sequel to Stone's iconic film about the world of Wall Street, the film reunites the director and Michael Douglas, who won an Academy Award for playing Gordon Gekko. The new film features Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, and Frank Langella. (Check out my review of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" right here).
Debuting at No. 2 is Zack Snyder's "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole." Based on the first three books of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by author Kathryn Lasky, the 3-D animated tale features a talented voice cast headed by Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, and David Wenham among others. The Warner Bros. tale sold $16.3 million worth of box-office tickets. (Watch my review of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" right here. For my interviews with Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, director Zack Snyder, and creative team, click here.)
Previous weekend's box-office champ, "The Town," also from Warner Bros., fell to No. 3 with a still-strong $16 million, raising its 10-day total to $49.1 million. Meanwhile, Sony's teen romp, "Easy A," starring Emma Stone, finished at No. 4 with $10.7 million lifting its 10-day total to $32.8 million.
Disney's new romantic comedy, "You Again," starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Sigourney Weaver, debuted poorly at No. 5 with a flop-worthy $8.3 million. Yikes!
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of Sept. 27:
1. "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," $19 million.
2. "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," $16.3 million.
3. "The Town," $16 million.
4. "Easy A," $10.7 million.
5. "You Again," $8.3 million.
6. "Devil," $6.5 million.
7. "Resident Evil: Afterlife," $4.9 million.
8. "Alpha and Omega," $4.7 million.
9. "Takers," $1.7 million.
10. "Inception," $1.2 million.
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