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2010 was a big year for aging action heroes with the release of both RED and The Expendables. However, instead of a group of work-for-hire mercenaries, RED followed a group of retired CIA agents (the title stood for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous") led by Bruce Willis who reassemble after they discover that the agency is out to eliminate Willis. The results were better than expected, with RED earning nearly $200 million worldwide — far above expectations — which can only mean one thing in Hollywood: sequel. extremely dangerous trailers
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"As luck would have it, this is based on a true story."
Pack your bags for a trip to Las Vegas for a crash course in post-stripper career opportunities and sports gambling taught by an eclectic cast of Hollywood heavyweights and a plucky British scene-stealer. WHAT ARE THE ODDS? >> Posted 10.30.12 by BrentJS
Second chances and soccer moms
When Hollywood needs a leading man seeking redemption, it's starting to look no further than Gerard Butler. After playing a former biker gang member turned preacher as he did in last year's Machine Gun Preacher, Butler will next play a veteran big wave surfer who trains a younger novice in Chasing Mavericks and then a former soccer pro looking to win back his family in Playing For Keeps (formerly Playing the Field). The latter won't be out until December, and finally has its first trailer online.
The dramedy, directed Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds), sees Butler as George Dryer, a former soccer player whose play off the field has lost him a wife (Total Recall's Jessica Biel) and his son (The Walking Dead's Noah Lomax). When Dryer moves to Virginia to coach his son's soccer team and get his life back together, a new career opportunity presents itself after Dryer meets former sportscaster Denise (Catherine Zeta-Jones). There's also supposed to be plenty of Butler hooking up with soccer moms in the movie, though that angle has been dropped in lieu of a more heartfelt trailer. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.11.12 by Ryan
Looks as though Catherine Zeta-Jones may once again be reuniting with director Steven Soderbergh. The two have previously worked together on box office hits Ocean's Twelve and Traffic. In the upcoming Side Effects, Zeta-Jones would have a starring role as Dr. Erica Siebert.
Zeta-Jones is in negotiations for the thriller, along with would-be co-stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Channing Tatum. Said to be in the "Jagged Edge-Basic Instinct" mold, Deadline describes the movie as follows.
Lively plays a troubled and depressed woman who is taking serious amounts of prescription drugs, which leads her into a relationship with another doctor (Law). Her intake is ostensibly designed to help her deal with the anxiety surrounding the pending release of her husband (Tatum) from prison.
Production is set to start in April, but according to Variety film studio Annapurna has pulled out of financing the project. No word on whether this will push back production of the movie that has a rumored $30 million budget. Posted 01.25.12 by reelz
A batch of new set photos and still images from director Stephen Frears' (Tamara Drewe) upcoming comedy Lay the Favorite have been released online. Written by D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity), Lay the Favorite is based on Beth Raymer's memoir of the same name and stars Rebecca Hall (The Town) as Beth, a good-hearted former stripper who realizes she has a talent for numbers after helping a professional gambler named Dink (Bruce Willis) place bets all around Las Vegas. Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon, and Corbin Bernsen also star. see the images >> Posted 01.23.12 by BrentJS
For those that aren't familiar with the hit Broadway musical, the trailer for the movie adaptation for Rock of Ages may not explain the musical's plot, but it does reveal the comedic — borderline ridiculous — tone of the ensemble movie. Set in 1980s Hollywood, the trailer reveals the movie's large ensemble, filled with rock 'n roll sensations (Tom Cruise), club owners (Alec Baldwin and Mary J. Blige), club managers (Russell Brand), rock 'n roll haters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and rock 'n roll dreamers (Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta).
"This movie is just a giant party," director Adam Shankman (Hairspray) said to MTV about the trailer. "It's a bring-your-friends giant party." And, according to Shankman, no one had more fun at the party than Cruise. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.14.11 by Ryan
After winning a Lead Actor Emmy for his role as Bobby Kennedy in the Reelzchannel miniseries The Kennedys, Barry Pepper has lined up roles in the noir drama Broken City and the action thriller Snitch. Both movies are shooting simultaneously in Louisiana.
20th Century Fox's Broken City stars Mark Wahlberg as a Brooklyn detective hired by the mayor (Russell Crowe) to investigate his wife's indiscretions only to discover a deeper conspiracy when the wife's lover is found dead. Variety reports Pepper has been cast as a mayoral candidate who runs against Crowe's character.
Production on Broken City begins this month. Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) is directing a script written by newcomer Brian Tucker. Catherine Zeta-Jones co-stars. more about Snitch; Tatum could be The Man From U.N.C.L.E. >> Posted 11.15.11 by Ryan
In a piece of truly bizarre news out of Variety, director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Out of Sight) is apparently set to direct a "3-D live-action rock 'n' roll musical" about Egyptian Goddess Cleopatra. And he wants Catherine Zeta-Jones to don the golden tiara.
Jones hasn't signed on for the out there idea just yet, nor have other rumored players Hugh Jackman or Marc Anthony. Considering Soderbergh's strong reputation, however, most actors are more than happy to lay their trust in the auteur.
The idea is admittedly strange, but if anyone has a penchant for delivering the unexpected, it's Soderbergh, who has effortlessly bounced between blockbuster efforts like the Ocean series and indies such as The Limey and Full Frontal with few missteps.
Music for the rock opera will be provided by indie rockers Guided by Light while James Greer (Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Just My Luck) will pen the script.
But don't expect the tentatively titled Cleo to hit screens for a few years. The busy director is expected to release Che later this year, starring Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara. Soderbergh also recently wrapped The Informant starring Matt Damon.
Soberbergh's next effort is The Girlfriend Experience, in which porn star Sasha Grey portrays a $10,000-a-night call girl. And if that weren't enough, he may also polish off his biopic before tackling Cleo. Liberace will star Michael Douglas as the flamboyant entertainer and Matt Damon as his longtime partner.
Source: Variety Posted 10.24.08 by reelz