Filming on Sex & the City: The Movie officially starts today! We are so excited, we could pee.
Says New Line: "Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon are reprising their roles from the original HBO series.
The show’s longtime executive producer, Michael Patrick King, is set to write and direct.
Additionally, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis will return as the women’s love interests. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has also joined the cast of the film and will play Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant, a new character to be introduced in the film."
Eeeeeee!!!!!! Posted 09.19.07 by reelz
In 2000, writer Dave Eggers published his memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, to rave reviews. It was his breakthrough, it was amazing, and it made the shortlist for the Pulitzer Prize.
The rights to his follow-up fictional novel, You Shall Know Our Velocity, were just bought by Process Media for transformation to the silver screen. Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl) has been hired to direct.
What we want to know is: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is WAY better than You Shall Know Our Velocity. So how come it isn't being made into a movie? NewLine evidently optioned it. Just what are they waiting for?!
Source: Variety. Posted 09.19.07 by reelz
ReelzChannel was on hand today at the junket for Into the Wild in Los Angeles. The film promises to be a break out of sorts, at least critically, for star Emile Hirsch. His commercial breakout, Speed Racer, is finishing production now with a tentpole release slated for next summer.
The young actor spoke briefly about his role as Speed Racer today: "One of the crazy things about Speed Racer was I went from being outdoors, beautiful nature shots, to not one scene do I shoot outdoors in Speed Racer. Everything is on a green screen stage. It was like being in a sauna and then jumping into an icebath for three and a half months. They both have their advantages. The green screen is certainly a lot safer."
"I think people should expect something very special out of the Wachowski brothers on Speed Racer. I think that they really reinvented themselves. It's nothing like The Matrix, [it] doesn't look like The Matrix. It is its own new movie, and that was something very important to them, that they bring something new to the character."
Hirsch himself admits to being a fan of the show as a kid. He firmly believes the new movie will please fans of the show. "I used to watch Speed Racer as a kid. Go Speed Racer! [Fans] will be very, very happy. They'll be more than happy. They'll be ecstatic."
When asked whether the film will have a camp element to it like the show, Hirsch smirks. "Well, you'll have to see about that." Posted 09.18.07 by reelz
Star Trek news is flying down the pipeline of late as we near shooting of J.J. Abrams much-discussed reboot of the franchise.
Today Variety reports that Zoe Saldana (Guess Who) will be stepping into the role of Uhura, a member of the Enterprise's bridge crew who ultimately climbed the ranks to become a commander.
Saldana will be jumping between high-profile mega-blockbusters, going from James Cameron's Avatar straight to Star Trek. Posted 09.18.07 by reelz
Variety is reporting that two of Kirsten Dunst's former romantic pursuers, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire, could be teaming up as co-stars in Jim Sheridan's Brothers.
The news is doubly awkward considering that the two actors often compete for the same roles and it has been long-since known that Gyllenhaal was slated to replace Maguire prior to Spider-Man 2 shooting when Maguire claimed a back injury as a purported salary negotiation tactic. In fact, Gyllenhaal is once-again rumored to be the chief candidate to take over the web-slinging role in Spider-Man 4, a part Maguire has already claimed he has no interest in.
Brothers is a remake of the Danish drama by filmmaker Susanne Bier. The story revolves around two brothers, one sent off to war in Afganistan (Maguire) while the other (Gyllenhaal), the black sheep of the family, cares for his wife and child.
The remake is being penned by David Benoiff. Jim Sheridan (In America, In the Name of the Father, Get Rich or Die Tryin').
No word yet on who will play "The Girl" in Brothers, but maybe Maguire can get his off-set revenge on Gyllenhaal and snag her? Nah, we're still betting on Jake. Posted 09.18.07 by reelz
This week's DVD Tuesday is big on volume, if not on quality. Leading the pack of new releases is Matthew McConaughey's feel-good football flick We Are Marshall (Reelz Review: 6/10), followed by the "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vehicle The Condemned (2/10), the Eric Bana/Drew Barrymore poker movie Lucky You (4/10) and the inspirational soccer-themed chick-flick Gracie.
The producers of the ill-fated Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double feature Grindhouse decided to split up the films for the DVD release. Tarantino's contribution, Death Proof, arrives in stores today; the DVD release date for Rodriguez's Planet Terror has not yet been announced. Posted 09.18.07 by reelz
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar, once pegged by industry pundits as one of Hollywood's most promising actresses, is now headed straight to video, where she'll join the ranks of such talented women as Elizabeth Berkley, Shannon Tweed and Tiffani Thiessen, the latter of whom never quite recovered after unwisely dropping "Amber" from her name.
Whedonesque.com reports that Gellar's new comedy Suburban Girl, recently aquired by Image Entertainment, will arrive on DVD shelves on January 15, 2008. Adapted from Melissa Banks' chick-lit bestseller The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, the film co-stars Alec Baldwin and is directed by Marc Klein.
These days it doesn't take much for a movie to earn a theatrical release (anyone see Daddy Day Camp?), so Suburban Girl's straight-to-video status is indeed a bad sign. Posted 09.17.07 by reelz
Movie blogger Nikki Finke has come out with her uncensored end-of-summer pronouncements for the movie industry.
Check out her list of don'ts for the Hollywood establishment in her Deadline Hollywood Daily blog for the LA Weekly here.