Eddie Murphy is joining Ben Stiller and Alan Alda in Universal's "Tower Heist" according to Deadline. Brett Ratner is attached to direct with Imagine's Brian Grazer producing.
Murphy will also act as executive producer along with Karen Kehela Sherwood and Kim Roth. Jeff Nathanson is rewriting the script by Ted Griffin.
The storyline suggests that it's going to be a Wall Street crook versus maintenance workers comedy. The crook, who's under house arrest living the high life in a penthouse apartment, looted the workers. So the workers, led by an overworked building manager (to be played by Stiller), use their knowledge of the building to get back at the crook. It's like revenge of the janitors!
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Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones are in talks to join Jason Segel in Disney's Muppet movie according to The Hollywood Reporter. James Bobin is attached to direct, and production begins in November.
Segel teamed up with his "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" director, Nicholas Stoller, to come up with the story of our favorite Muppets reuniting to put on a show in order to save a movie studio.
Aw...isn't that wonderful?
Adams will play Segel's girlfriend while Cooper is the Big Bad. He hates Muppets and he wants to buy the studio so he can dig for oil. Meanwhile, Jones will star as an ABC executive.
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For my written review where I extolled the values of "Jackass 3D," click here. And here's more info on the film from Yahoo:
The JACKASS pranksters are at it again in this third outing, presented for the first time in 3D -- an effect that will no doubt redefine the use of the in-your-face technology. Once again Jeff Tremaine returns to direct the MTV Films/Paramount Pictures production.
Genres: Comedy, Documentary, Adaptation and Sequel
Release Date: October 15th, 2010 (wide)
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Cast and Credits
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Produced by: Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze
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Summit Entertainment has announced new vampire cast additions for the two-part "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," and they're all international! From the Amazon to the Romanian Coven, take a look at the new members:
Representing South America: the Amazon coven will be comprised of Tracey Heggins as Senna and Judi Shekoni as Zafrina.
The Egyptian Coven is comprised of Omar Metwally as Amun, Andrea Gabriel as Kebi, Rami Malek as Benjamin and Angela Sarafyan as Tia.
The Irish Coven is comprised of Marlane Barnes as Maggie, Lisa Howard as Siobhan and Patrick Brennan as Liam.
The Romanian Coven is comprised of Noel Fisher as Vladimir and Guri Weinberg as Stefan.
The American Nomads are comprised of Lee Pace as Garrett, Toni Trucks as Mary, Bill Tangradi as Randall, Erik Odom as Peter and Valorie Curry as Charlotte.
Rounding out the announcement -- the European Nomads are headed up by Joe Anderson as Alistair.
Director Bill Condon is set to start production in November this year and the first part will be released on November 18, 2011. Part 2 will see the light of day on November 16, 2012.
9-year-old Mackenzie Foy would play Renesmee Cullen, the vampire/human hybrid daughter of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson).
Meanwhile, the female members of the Denali clan would be played by MyAnna Buring, Mia Maestro, Maggie Grace and Casey LaBow. The clan's patriarch would be Christian Camargo.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
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Paramount Pictures has made offers to both producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott to make "Top Gun 2" according to Vulture. "The Usual Suspect's" Christopher McQuarrie is updating the script and Tom Cruise would reprise his Maverick role but it would be a smaller part.
The big question -- will Kelly McGillis show up?
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