It's really great to have Will Smith as your dad! Smith, who's co-producing a new version of the 1984 "The Karate Kid" offered the title role to....his son Jaden!
But that doesn't discount the talents of 10-year old Mister Jaden who eclipsed his own dad in the acting department in their first film together, "Pursuit of Happyness."
But the filmmakers must be able to explain why the reboot will now feature a much younger lead. You may remember Ralph Maccio in the original as a bullied kid who teamed up with Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) to fight his tormentors.
The best part of the franchise? It brought us Elizabeth Shue and Hillary Swank!
Well, the new script, according to Variety, will feature the bully theme from the original, but this time, the film will be set in exotic locales like Beijing and other cities!
Sorta like "Kung Fu Panda" meets "The Karate Kid."
Jaden will be next seen in December's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and is a real-life martial arts practitioner!
Oh okay, that's his research
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Marvel Studios found their man to direct "First Avenger: Captain America." The film is set to open May 6, 2011, and so far, no writers yet.
As far as the director? Click read more to see who signed on! Read More...
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Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles is campaigning to be Wonder Woman for a possible big screen adventure!
She reveals to Los Angeles Times:
"I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"
Furthermore, she already met with folks from DC Comics and Warner Bros. to express her interest for the role! Wow, Miss Beyonce really wants to be Wonder Woman! Well, she has big shoes to fill! The iconic Lynda Carter was so memorable as the super heroine, that Beyonce must work it, to lasso in the project.
So what made Beyonce interested in Wonder Woman? Apparently, the recent successful adaptations of comic book franchises sparked her interest, and upon see the original costume worn by Miss Carter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Well, let's see, Beyonce's hot, she can be a good actress (she was overshadowed by the role of Jennifer Hudson in "Dreamgirls," but she stood on her own), and she seems agile.
I can't wait to see her screen test!
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After an exciting week with elections and reports of poor economy, moviegoers were ready to laugh -- christening "Madagascar Escape 2 Africa" and "Role Models" as the No. 1 and No. 2 films for the weekend.
The sequel to "Madagascar" even surpassed the box-office performance of its predecessor, bringing in $63.5 million compared to the $47.2 million debut of the original.
Meanwhile, the R-rated comedy, "Role Models," the BEST comedy of the year, hauled $19.3 million of ticket sales. Not bad for a raunchy flick with a big heart.
The weekend's other new wide release, "Soul Men," starring Samuel L. Jackson and the late, great Bernie Mac failed to spark interest and opened weakly with $5.6 million. The film will be best remembered as the last lead role of Mac and the final film of Mac and Isaac Hayes working together.
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I've been waiting patiently to watch the new film "Milk," and now, thanks to my friends at Focus Features, I will get the chance to talk to cast and crew as well! Yay!
Here's the deal, I've been inspired by Harvey Milk since I saw the 1985 Academy Award-winning documentary, "The Life and Times of Harvey Milk."
Milk, who's known as the "mayor of Castro street" was the first openly gay man elected to an office in the U.S. Sean Penn is getting major Oscar buzz for his portrayal, BUT, I'll reserve my critical thinking about the movie until I see it tonight!
I'll keep y'all posted!
For now, check the fantastic website for "Milk" right here.
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