Adam Rodriguez seemed to be on a huge roll when it was reported that the CSI: Miami actor was cast in both the independent male stripper movie Magic Mike and the upcoming Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. Turns out, Rodriguez couldn't do both movies, telling CeleBuzz that he settled on Magic Mike instead.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to work on Dark Knight because it directly conflicted with the shooting schedule for Magic Mike. There was no way around it. I’m sure it would have been an incredible experience, but I know it worked out for the best.
For those who are unaware of the project, Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum as a male dancer who teaches a younger, inexperienced dancer (Alex Pettyfer) how to hustle while they work in a male strip club owned by Matthew McConaughey. Rodriguez says part of what drew him to the movie was Academy Award–winning director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic) and then the script, written by Reid Carolin. more from Rodriguez on Magic Mike >> Posted 11.28.11 by Ryan
Academy Award–nominated actor John Malkovich is no stranger to genre movies, appearing in two comic book adaptations last year — RED and Jonah Hex (sorry about that last one, John). Malkovich's latest role will have him waging war on the undead.
Variety reports that Malkovich is in final negotiations to join Summit Entertainment's adaptation of Warm Bodies, based on the novel by Isaac Marion. Directed by Jonathan Levine (the upcoming 50/50), Warm Bodies follows an existentially tormented zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) who falls for a human woman (Teresa Palmer) after devouring her boyfriend. His emotions begin a chain reaction amongst the undead. Malkovich will play General Grigio, who is obsessed with destroying the zombie threat and is also the father of the Palmer. Malkovich as a villain is usually a good time, so consider us pleased with the casting choice.
Production on Warm Bodies starts this month. Levine adapted the screenplay from Marion's novel. rodriguez joins two movies >> Posted 09.08.11 by Ryan