Olivia Munn (The Daily Show) is the latest to join director Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike. The independent stripper movie follows Channing Tatum as the title character, who teaches a younger, inexperienced dancer (Alex Pettyfer) how to hustle and has been described by Soderbergh as "sexy, funny and shocking."
Last week we saw a large group of actors join the cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Riley Keough and Cody Horn. With Keough grabbing the role of Pettyfer's love interest, Deadline reports that Munn will play the role of Amber, the love interest to Tatum's Mike. Of course, stripping will likely still be Magic Mike's first love.
Written by Reid Carolin (Earth Made of Glass), Magic Mike was loosely based on Tatum's own experiences as an exotic dancer when he was 18. Production begins next month. Amy Adams possibly on the way to The Orphanage; The Rock Confirms Latest G.I. Joe 2 recruit >> Posted 09.01.11 by Ryan
When American movie studios discover an effective foreign horror movie, their first instinct is to schedule a remake. Such is the case with the creepy Spanish horror movie The Orphanage, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Guillermo Del Toro, which followed a woman who takes over the orphanage where she was raised to find that the same imaginary friend who terrorized her as a child is now friends with her son.
Variety reports that the remake has found a director in Mark Pellington (Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies). Del Toro is clearly interested in seeing a decent remake — he's serving as producer and co-writing the script with Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter). Posted 01.04.10 by Ryan
As previously rumored, Variety reports that Spanish horror wunderkind Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Eclipse. Summit Entertainment is expected to make an official announcement soon.
Bayona is a protege of Guillermo del Toro. Under his helm, Eclipse can be expected to be more of a horror genre pic than Twilight. He's also attached to direct the thriller Hater for Universal, his first movie in English. He previously directed the critically acclaimed Spanish-language horror thriller The Orphanage, which del Toro executive produced. Posted 03.12.09 by reelz
Another name has emerged as a possible Eclipse director. Sadly, but not surprisingly, it's another dude. Juan Antonio Bayona is reportedly, along with Drew Barrymore, Paul Weitz, and James Mangold, in the running to helm Eclipse.
Spaniard Bayona is a protege of Guillermo del Toro and known for his horror work. He received critical acclaim for his Gothic Spanish-language flick The Orphanage, and he's set to make his English-language debut directing the thriller Hater for Universal. With him behind the lens, Eclipse would probably be more of a genre flick than its Twilight predecessors. Posted 03.11.09 by reelz
The virally-marketed sci-fi blockbuster Cloverfield leads off this week's DVD Tuesday, allowing those of you who didn't stay till the end of the closing credits a chance to see what got audiences so excited. Other releases include the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror flick The Orphanage (which our own Heather Huntington positively adored); Tamara Jenkins' dramedy The Savages, featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Laura Linney; and the Japanese horror remake One Missed Call.
Our pick for the week is the uproariously funny Charlie Wilson's War, starring Tom Hanks as the swaggering Texas congressman who almost single-handedly defeated the Soviets in Afghanistan. Included on the disc is a cool featurette profiling the real Charlie Wilson. Posted 04.22.08 by reelz