Johnny Depp May Join Angelina Jolie in "The Tourist!" What About "Pirates 4?" 


May is the operative word here because for now, Johnny Depp is just in talks to star with Angelina Jolie in "The Tourist." The film is cursed by the Hollywood gods! The remake of the 2005 French thriller "Anthony Zimmer" has gone through so many major changes.

First, Bharat Nalluri was set to direct Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron. Then, Cruise left and Sam Worthington entered.

Soon after, Nalluri left and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck joined to helm. Then, Theron exited and Jolie entered.

Then, both Worthington and von Donnersmarck left.

Are you still with me?

We heard that Worthington and von Donnersmarck left due to creative differences.

"The Tourist" tells the story of an American tourist who goes undercover to entrap an ex-lover. That ex-lover is also a suspected global criminal.

Depp is negotiating to play the tourist while Jolie is set to play an Interpol agent who is attempting to locate a criminal who was once her lover.

Julian Fellowes wrote the original script; Christopher McQuarrie and Jeffrey Nachmanoff did rewrites.

Hollywood is going gaga over the prospect of a Depp-Jolie partnership; meanwhile, I'm going bonkers because director Alfonso Cuaron is said to be interested. I respect Cuaron's vision!

You know what's also surprising? Depp being interested in making this film. He was expected to make either the fourth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, or "The Lone Ranger" for Disney. But Depp loudly expressed his disappointment over the untimely exit of ex-Disney chairman Dick Cook. So maybe, that's the reason the actor is turning his back on the house of mouse and embracing the prospect of working with Sony for "The Tourist."

All I'm saying is the studio better get their act together because the targeted start date of February is coming very soon.

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Annette Bening, Anthony Hopkins Join Cast of "Hemingway" for Director Andy Garcia 


Anthony Hopkins and Annette Bening join Andy Garcia in "Hemingway and Fuentes." Garcia will also direct from a script he co-wrote with Hilary Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter.

Variety
tells us, that the drama chronicles the two decades that Hemingway spent in Cuba fishing with his best friend, Gregorio Fuentes. There, the author fell in love with a beautiful Italian girl who inspired him to write "The Old Man and the Sea."

Hopkins will play the author, Garcia will play Fuentes, and Bening will play the author's third wife, Mary Welsh Hemingway.

This film has been a long-gestating passion for Garcia.

“I was specifically most interested in Hemingway’s connection to Cuba, where he spent the last 20 years of his life, and his relationship with his last captain, Gregorio,” Garcia said to Variety. “As an avid fisherman, I got to know older Cuban fisherman who knew Gregorio from the fishing culture of the 40s and 50s, and who would compete in tournaments outside the city of Havana, which was really the beginning of competitive fishing.”

Hopkins recently committed to do the film after he completes "Thor" where he'll play Odin, the King of Asgard and the father of Thor and Loki. (See Anthony Hopkins Joins "Thor")

Garcia wants to make the film next film, taking the production to the Caribbean rim.

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Who Won Our "Paranormal Activity" T-Shirt Contest? Check It Out! 


We received hundreds of entries for our "Paranormal Activity" T-shirt contest. We posted this last Friday, and as promised, we have a winner! (Check out our contest post right here)

One lucky winner will receive 3 official "Paranormal Activity" courtesy of our friends from Paramount Pictures.

So who won? Find out by watching our drawing of our lucky winner below!

Oh, and congratulations to the winner and keep on visiting our friendly website, www.mannythemovieguy.com, for more contests!!!! :happy


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"Paranormal Activity" Info from Yahoo:

After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban "starter" tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.
Release Date: September 25th, 2009 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language.
Distributors:
Paramount Pictures
U.S. Box Office: $61,580,588

Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Michael Bayouth
Directed by: Oren Peli
Produced by: Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, Oren Peli

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Robert Pattinson to Romance Nicole Kidman in the Erotically Charged Film "Bel Ami" 


Nicole Kidman is set to go in full cougar mode for the film "Bel Ami." Her object of desire? The "Twilight" hottie, Robert Pattinson.

Based on the 1885 novel by Guy De Maupassant, the film tells the story of journalist Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.

Multi-award winning UK theatre directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod are directing from a screenplay by Rachel Bennette.

"American Idol's" Simon Fuller is executive producing through his 19 Entertainment shingle.

The "Bel Ami" production is set to shoot in London and Budapest this February. Twi-hards will be so happy!

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I'm Loving the New Trailer of Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces!" 


Penelope Cruz is HOT! There I said it. And the actress looks gorgeous in the new film "Broken Embraces" (Los abrazos rotos) from director Pedro Almodovar.

Cruz stars as Lena, the love of Harry Caine (Lluís Homar), a blind man. 14 years ago, Caine was known as Mateo Blanco, a film director. But a brutal crash left him blind, and now, he lives and loves in darkness.

The trailer for the film not only highlights Almodovar's flair, but also showcases Cruz. The film opens November 20th in the New York area and December 11th in Los Angeles.

Here's the new trailer:



Here's more "Broken Embraces" info from Yahoo:

Cast and Credits
Starring: Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo, Jose Luis Gomez, Ruben Ochandiano
Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
Produced by: Esther Garcia, Agustin Almodovar

Genres: Art/Foreign, Drama, Romance and Thriller
Running Time: 2 hrs. 8 min.
Release Date: November 20th, 2009 (NY); December 11th (LA)
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and some drug material.
Distributors:
Sony Pictures Classics

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