Variety reports that George Clooney is in talks to star in Jason Reitman's Juno follow-up, Up in the Air, based on Walter Kirn's novel.
Clooney would play the role of a corporate downsizer obsessed with collecting airline miles.
Reitman is a longtime fan of the 2002 book and has been working on his own take for the past five years. After the back-to-back successes of Juno and Thank You for Smoking, Reitman is finally getting the chance to translate the work to the big screen. Posted 08.28.08 by reelz
A few weeks ago, John McCain famously called Barack Obama "the biggest celebrity in the world" and likened him to Paris Hilton. Which, if we're doing our celebrity math right, makes John McCain Nicole Richie, right? Soon, the two political glamourpusses will be headlining their respective party conventions, and everyone wants to know who else will be attending.
Well, you know how stars are -- they go where the stars are. According to the NY Daily News, the Democrats are getting George Clooney, Madonna, Matt Damon, Kanye West, Scarlett Johansson and a bunch of other Hollywood A-listers. And the Republicans are getting "Redneck Woman" singer Gretchen Wilson. And maybe Kid Rock. Meanwhile, eternal rebel Sean Penn is blowing off both Establishment Parties (and parties) to chant a few protest slogans and maybe knock back a few cold ones with Ralph Nader. Yeah, that should be fun. Posted 08.20.08 by reelz
Denying news reports that he's been advising Barack Obama on the Middle East and other policy issues, George Clooney has issued a statement through his publicist that reads in part: "Although I support Senator Obama, I would never be dumb enough to offer policy advice to either candidate. They seem to be doing fine without me." Clooney is also offering a million dollar reward to anyone who can prove that he has "ever texted or emailed" Obama -- which of course could just mean Obama's in his Fave Five. Either way, we think Clooney is selling himself short. Certainly he's smart enough to advise Candidate Hilton on all matters of state, and probably hair-grooming products as well. Posted 08.13.08 by reelz
With today's release of Leatherheads -- starring, written, produced and directed by George Clooney -- everyone is jumping on the George Clooney bandwagon, including us. Entertainment Weekly looks at Clooney's best roles, while ReelzChannel takes a much more interesting look at his career with a review of Clooney's Best (And Least-Best) Leading Ladies. Posted 04.04.08 by Dack
In the tradition of Bull Durham and Slap Shot, George Clooney does double duty as star and director in this tale of pro football's shaky early days.
Clooney plays "Dodge" Connelly and is joined by The Office's John Krasinski as Carter Rutherford and Renee Zellweger as Lexie Littleton.
So does Leatherheads hold up to the sports comedy classics? Read our full Leatherheads review to find out! Posted 04.01.08 by reelz
Columbia pictures has announced plans to make Empire, a drama starring Will Smith as a global media mogul. It will be directed by Michael Mann (Collateral, Ali).
Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star in Farragut North, a big-screen adaption of Beau Willimon's play about a young communications director for a presidential candidate and the general dirtiness of the political game. Although the play hasn't even gone up on Broadway yet (where Mike Nichols will lkely be directing Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead), the script has been sparking fire in Hollywood since it started making the rounds. George Clooney is in talks to direct.
And finally, it's about time for another Stephen King story to make it to the silver screen, don't you agree? Actor/writer Johnathon Schaech and Richard Chizmar adapted the script for King's story, From a Buick 8, about a boy who becomes obsessed with a vintage Buick stored in the state trooper barracks after his trooper father dies. Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist) is on board to direct.
Source: Variety. Posted 10.11.07 by reelz