Who Should Play the Demented Industrialist?
The Green Goblin wasn't the first Spider-Man villain and he's not the most powerful, but the colorful character has become Spidey's signature nemesis over the years, appearing in just about every board game, video game, and animated series based upon the wall-crawler's exploits, as well as featuring prominently in Sam Raimi's trilogy (played with great aplomb by Willem Dafoe). Norman Osborn, the wealthy industrialist who first took on the mantle of the Green Goblin, did not figure prominently in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man, but director Marc Webb laid the groundwork for his big screen return, setting up Osborn's company, Oscorp, as the manufacturer of the biotech that inadvertently created both Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and also inserting a tag scene at the end that shows a mysterious figure that may or may not be Norman Osborn.
While most speculate that Electro will be the primary villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because of the Electro-ish lightning seen in the credits, the return of Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin are inevitable, especially in light of the recent news that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) will likely have "a very small part" in ASM2 as Peter's other major love interest, Mary Jane Watson, and that Sony intends to "build to the classic 'Death of Gwen Stacy' story" that saw the Green Goblin killing Peter's high school sweetheart. Help us choose the new Green Goblin: Who do you think has the drive and determination to play a billionaire industrialist willing to experiment on himself to save his own life?
Rate the Top 10 Actors Who Could Play the Green Goblin >>
Posted 10.29.12 by BrentJS
In the upcoming drama The Words, Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer who finally gains the kind of recognition he has always craved after he passes off a brilliant manuscript as his own work. Dennis Quaid, who co-stars in The Words as a successful writer, recently sat down with us to discuss the movie and he opened up about how everyone feels like a "fraud" at some point and how he overcame rejection in Hollywood. Watch the video above and then tune in to Hollywood Dailies for more. more about The Words >> Posted 09.08.12 by BrentJS
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Is Britney Spears the newest judge on The X Factor? The singer is reportedly in final talks to join Simon Cowell's singing competition show, reports The Hollywood Reporter. After a lackluster first season, judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul were booted from the show. On paper, hosting an L.A.-based reality show is a good fit for the mother of two. Spears, who has sold 33 million albums, is undergoing extensive media training for the show. No word yet if she'll be able to command a huge salary like Jennifer Lopez's $20M American Idol paycheck. Spears isn't the first pop star approached to join the show. Janet Jackson has already passed, and it was rumored that before her death Whitney Houston was in talks with the show.
Though Spears' ex, Justin Timberlake, proposed to Jessica Biel over the holidays last year, we've yet to seen the engagement ring... until now. The couple, who lately have been shy with the press, finally went out in public with the ring — a "humongous square-cut diamond." Now we just have to wait for the wedding date.
Dennis Quaid's wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid has filed for divorce after 8 years. TMZ has the details of the divorce. Buffington claims the marriage "has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities ... that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation." While she gets to keep the main residence and Mercedes, Quaid is holding onto a Cadillac Escalade and condo. The two will share time with their twins... And the couple's Range Rover.
Angelina Jolie's right leg took the day off Thursday when Jolie attended the 3rd Annual Women in the World event at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Jolie, a UNHCR ambassador, spoke about the plight of Somali refugees at the event.
And in celebrity ginger news, Lindsay Lohan is back to being a redhead. Posted 03.09.12 by Chris
For those wondering what we mean by a "Jackie Brown prequel," let's recap, shall we? Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch served as the source material for writer-director Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation, but it wasn't the first time Leonard had written about the characters of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, respectively played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in Jackie Brown. Previously, Leonard had used the characters for the first time in his 1978 novel The Switch, which indie writer-director Daniel Schechter (Goodbye Baby) had used for a spec script adaptation that eventually won Leonard over.
With Elmore on board to produce, Schechter moved forward with The Switch earlier this month, casting John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) and Yasiin Bey (Be Kind Rewind), formerly known as Mos Def, in the roles of Louis and Ordell, respectively. Ty Burrell (ABC's Modern Family) was cast in a supporting role last week, and now Deadline reports that Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid are in talks to join the cast as well. fishburne fights cannibals, jacobs grabs a wonderstone >> Posted 02.17.12 by Ryan
Planned or not, the first trailer for the motherhood-advice-book-cum-romcom-movie, What to Expect When You Are Expecting, is now out, and we finally get an idea as to how the best-selling advice book has been converted to the big screen — it hasn't.
What we seem to be in for, based on the first trailer, is an ensemble comedy featuring pregnant women and clueless men. Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Elizabeth Banks, among many others, the movie deigns to be "a look at the lives of five couples as they prepare to become parents." Watch the Trailer Posted 12.09.11 by reelz
Dennis Quaid has been on the big screen in more than 60 movies since his debut in the 70s. Coming up for the The Big Easy actor is the remake of Footloose, and we need your help. Think back to all the movies he’s done over the years and rank your top ten favorites for us. Vote for Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where movie fans control the countdowns.
Vote for your top 10 Dennis Quaid movies >> Posted 09.21.11 by reelz
Yesterday, MTV released the poster for the upcoming Footloose remake and, as promised, the trailer has now arrived.
For fans of the 1984 original, it looks like the remake isn't veering too far from its predecessor. The movie still follows Ren McCormick (here Kenny Wormald instead of Kevin Bacon) who moves from a big city to the small town of Bomont, where Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid replacing John Lithgow) has outlawed dancing. There's even a solo dancing sequence in an empty warehouse. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.22.11 by Ryan
Now that Paramount has finally chosen Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon Chu to helm the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, bringing back the cast was the next logical step. However, Rachel Nichols, who played Scarlett in Rise of the Cobra revealed on her Twitter last night (via SlashFilm) that only a few characters would return for the sequel. who's coming back? >> Posted 03.04.11 by Ryan
A new update on Steven Soderbergh's spy flick Knockout: Dennis Quaid has dropped out of the project due to a scheduling conflict, according to The Playlist. Knockout centers around mixed martial arts star Gina Carano, and Quaid was slated to portray her character's father.
In negotiations to replace him is Bill Paxton, known best for his roles in Aliens and Apollo 13. He also had a memorable performance in Sam Raimi's thriller A Simple Plan.
The Playlist also writes that French actor Mathieu Kassovitz (Amelie, Munich) has joined the cast, which already includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, and Channing Tatum.
The story sees Carano as a black ops specialist, the other cast members as part of her team. She has to go on the run once she's betrayed, although it's unclear who the rat is. The movie is due out sometime in 2011.
Soderbergh has several other forthcoming projects, including the Spalding Grey documentary And Everything Is Going Fine, the biopic Liberace (starring Matt Damon alongside Michael Douglas in the title role), and Cleo, a musical retelling of the story of Cleopatra set in the 1920s and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. Posted 01.27.10 by reelz
A few days ago, Rhys Muldoon talked about Steven Soderbergh's secret improv movie, filmed in Australia with the cast of Soderbergh's play, Tot Mom.
Now, The Playlist writes that another of Soderbergh's forthcoming projects just signed a slew of all-star cast members. Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, and Dennis Quaid have all agreed to star in Knockout. The movie, described as a "revenge action-spy thriller," centers around mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano, whose only previous movie-acting credit was Blood and Bone with Michael Jai White.
All four actors will portray members of Carano's special unit. Carano herself is an agent who is betrayed by someone close to her. The rat will most likely be played by either Fassbender or another high-profile male actor, who was not named because his participation is yet to be confirmed. Douglas will play a governement agent, while McGregor will play the owner of a private military group.
Douglas is also set to star in the title role of Soderbergh's biopic Liberace, which will feature Matt Damon. In addition, Douglas will be reprising his role as Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's upcoming sequel Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.
Fassbender, who is on the rise after starring in 300 and Inglourious Basterds, will also be starring opposite Josh Brolin and Megan Fox in this summer's graphic-novel adaptation Jonah Hex. Posted 01.08.10 by reelz