The already robust cast of JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Trek prequel has expanded again, with Variety reporting that Winona Ryder (Mr. Deeds, Saks Fifth Avenue Security Camera) has been cast as the Vulcan mother of young Spock, who'll be played by Heroes' Zachary Quinto.
The prequel's story, written by Transformers scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, chronicles the Enterprise crew's heady Starfleet Academy days, when Spock, James T. Kirk, Scotty and Dr. McCoy all met for the first time.
While little is known about the film's plot, Ryder's casting does provide some insight into the roots of Mr. Spock's famously impassive personality. Clearly traumatized by his peers' constant ogling of his hot mom, a sensitive young Spock must have had no choice but to shut down his emotions entirely, direct his rage inward and seek refuge in the cold, clinical realm of "logic." Posted 11.09.07 by reelz
Director Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack and Rose) will be bringing her novel, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, to the screen. The indie dramedy will star Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore, and Winona Ryder in a story about a middle aged woman whose husband leaves her for a younger woman.
And overrated rocker Lenny Kravitz is going to make his screen acting debut in Push, an adaptation of Sapphire's bestselling novel about a pregnant Harlem teenager whose life is changed by a teacher at an alternative school. Posted 10.30.07 by reelz
Would you be excited about seeing a western starring Marian Morrison? Or a screwball comedy starring Archibald Leach? How about a security surveillance video of Winona Horowitz shoplifting? John Wayne, Cary Grant and Winona Ryder are just a few of the hundreds of Hollywood icons who chose to adopt an alias before becoming stars. The Dailies crew recently went behind the scenes to find out why the practice has been so prevalent in Tinseltown over the years. Click here to watch the segment, then check out our list of the real names of some of your favorite stars. Posted 10.11.07 by reelz
Winona Ryder has been laying low for the past few years after that whole shoplifting thing, but times, they are a changin'.
Ryder has just signed on to the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation, The Informers, a drama about the seedy side of Los Angeles circa the 1980s. She will play a woman recently dumped by her movie producer boyfriend. Gregor Jordan (Ned Kelly) will direct.
Source: The Guardian. Posted 09.21.07 by reelz