With well over 100 movies under his belt, Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most prolific actors working in Hollywood today. And, come May 4th, Jackson will add two more movies to his resume, with starring roles in both writer-director Joss Whedon's The Avengers and writer-director Chris Fisher's Meeting Evil. Jackson's role in The Avengers is pretty well established by this point, as he has already appeared as S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury in four Marvel Studios features — Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and First Avenger: Captain America — but his character in Meeting Evil is more of a mystery (except to those who have read the book by Thomas Berger on which the movie is based, of course).
When depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor John Felton (Luke Wilson) offers assistance to a stranger named Richie (Jackson), he has no idea that he is about to become sucked into a living nightmare that forces him to question everything he knows about life and the nature of evil. Is Richie merely a cold-blooded killer or could he be the devil incarnate? watch the trailer >> Posted 03.10.12 by BrentJS
Everybody's favorite MILF Naomi Watts has no plans to rest on her laurels (or diaper pails or baby binkies or whatever) after the upcoming birth of her baby-to-be with Liev Schreiber.
The very pregnant actress has just signed on to star in The International with Clive Owen, says The Hollywood Reporter. The action thriller about an Interpol agent obsessed with investigating a dodgy banking mogul will be directed by Tom Tykwer (Perfume).
Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines has signed on to the Luke Wilson romantic comedy Henry Poole Is Here, about a man who finds out he only has six weeks to live, says Variety. It will be directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies).
And finally, Tim Robbins and Martin Landau have joined Bill Murray in the cast of City of Ember, a quirky story about a town where the only light (from streetlamps) begins to fail. Based on the 2003 novel by Jeanne Duprau, the movie is being shot in Belfast under the direction of Gil Kenan (Monster House), says Variety.
Most importantly, Tom Hanks is one of the producers. Considering that he also executive produced Starter for Ten, Band of Brothers, and Big Love, this can only mean good things. Posted 07.13.07 by reelz