Annette Bening, Robert Duvall to be Honored at Hollywood Awards 


Annette Bening and Robert Duvall will be honored with acting awards at the Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards on Oct. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Bening, who gave a memorable performance in Focus' "The Kids Are All Right" (Will this film finally give her the Best Actress Oscar she so richly deserves?) is set to receive the Hollywood Actress Award.

Duvall (who is also getting major Oscar buzz for his performance in "Get Low") will be given the Hollywood Actor Award.

Congrats!

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"Crash" Director May Write Big-Screen Version of "The Equalizer" 


Remember the 1985 CBS show "The Equalizer" starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall? Well, the show is getting a big screen makeover and Paul Haggis, the guy who gave us the Oscar-winning crash, is currently thinking of writing the project.

Haggis, who recently directed Russell Crowe in "The Next Three Days," may reteam with the star again who is set to play Robert McCall aka the equalizer.

The direction of the big screen version is still being decided, but with the participation of Haggis and Crowe, and given the material's decidedly grim tone, the will will be dark. But the big question, will they use the memorable theme song composed by Police drummer Stewart Copeland?

Let's jump into the way-back time machine and watch "The Equalizer's" intro featuring Copeland's decidedly jarring theme music:



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Is "The Social Network" Accurate? If We Based it on Mark Zuckerberg's PR Campaign, Then It Is 


First of, I don't know why Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is even attempting to fight "The Social Network." I think he was presented in a good light -- sort of like an anti-hero you want to protect. Jesse Eisenberg greatly portrayed him, and director David Fincher and scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin gave him narrative credence.

But apparently, behind the scenes, Zuckerberg is waging a public relations battle against Sony's "The Social Network." Click here to read the complete story inside the Facebook founder's fight against the controversial film.

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Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott to Play Hockey in "Goon!" 


Jay Baruchel (pictured left) and Seann William Scott (second from left) are getting ready to play hockey in the indie comedy "Goon." Alison Pill (third from left) and Marc-Andre Grondin (right) complete the cast. The film will begin shooting in Winnipeg mid-October from director Michael Dowse.

Baruchel and Evan Goldberg wrote the script inspired by the book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey" by Doug Smith and Adam Frattasio.

Baruchel, who's also producing, will play the best friend of Doug Glatt (Scott), a bouncer who has been touched by the fist of God! Where can he go to test his powerful fist? To inspire a downtrodden hockey team of course! Pill plays the female lead while Grondin stars as a French-Canadian star hockey player.

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Movie Featuring Beach Boys But Not About Beach Boys! There's a John Stamos Connection! 


There's a planned film by Fox 2000 is an untitled Beach Boys project which revolves around the band's music but is not a biopic according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The "Hairspray" team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron is behind the project. John Stamos will also be producing. Why? Well, the actor has toured with The Beach Boys as their drummer and has personal connection with the band since appearing in the music video of "Kokomo."

Susannah Grant (the upcoming "Burlesque" and "Footloose") is writing the project which will be very similar to "Mamma Mia!" where the music of ABBA was largely incorporated within the narrative of the film.

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