Playing a former President or First Lady is becoming a trend in movies these days, especially with Precious director Lee Daniels' upcoming The Butler, which will span eight different administrations while it tells the story of White House butler Eugene Allen. While Alan Rickman will play actor-turned-President Ronald Reagan in that project, it looks like Michael Douglas will also get a chance to play Reagan as well. Keaton to Robocop >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
Despite appearances to the contrary, 20th Century Fox's planned remake of Robert Zemeckis's 1984 action-adventure romatic comedy, Romancing the Stone, is apparently not dead, even though there has been little to no progress made on it since it was first announced back in December 2008. According to MovieHole, a "trusted source" has revealed that the remake is still in active development at Fox and that producer Emma Watts is looking to choose "someone newish to the moviemaking scene" to helm the movie. It was not revealed whether screenwriter Daniel McDermott (Eagle Eye) is still involved, but apparently Watts is looking at Taylor Kitsch and Gerard Butler to play Michael Douglas's character, Jack T. Colton, and Katherine Heigl for the role of Joan Wilder, played by Kathleen Turner in the original. more about Romancing the Stone >> Posted 08.27.11 by BrentJS
The rumors about Ocean's Eleven and Erin Brockovich director Steven Soderbergh's pending retirement from movie-making accelerated last month when Matt Damon told The LA Times that Soderbergh's retirement was "getting closer" to fruition.
He wants to paint and he says he's still young enough to have another career. He's kind of exhausted with everything that interested him in terms of form. He's not interested in telling stories. Cinema interested him in terms of form and that's it. He says, "If I see another over-the-shoulder shot, I'm going to blow my brains out."
Damon added that after finishing his next movie, the thriller Contagion, that Soderbergh would direct "Liberace next summer with Michael Douglas, and then he might do one more movie after that with George [Clooney], and then after that he's retiring." how did soderbergh respond? >> Posted 01.12.11 by Ryan
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LiLo Update: The night before she was spotted at the Lakers-Knicks game on Sunday, Lindsay Lohan had a "friendly dinner" with ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson, and yesterday broke down the game with Ronson on Twitter saying the Knicks "played well." Los Angeles beat New York 109-87.
Baby Update: Inception star Marion Cotillard is expecting with fellow Frenchman Guillaume Canet, as is Owen Wilson with girlfriend Jade Duell.
A day after it was reported that Sarah Palin's Alaska was to be cancelled after just one season, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter that nothing has been decided quite yet. Meanwhile, Palin is on the defensive as Michael Moore, Jane Fonda, and Kathy Griffith have blamed her in part for the Jared Lee Loughner's shooting spree. Barbara Walters, for her part, says that blaming Palin is "very unfair."
Michael Douglas declares his tumor is gone, five months after being diagnosed with throat cancer, which, he says, was caused by a lifetime of drinking and smoking.
Britney Spears' new single "Don't Hold It Against Me" was released by the pop star earlier than planned because she couldn't wait any longer, though we're going to hold it against her for going out in public looking like this. Posted 01.11.11 by reelz
Master of the Universe Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) returns this week in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In this sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 classic, Gekko emerges from federal prison and sets about trying to rehabilitate his image and get back in the game. In the process, he takes Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a protégé of sorts, under his wing.
When it comes to returning a character to the big screen decades later, it doesn't get much better than Paul Newman's reprisal of The Hustler's "Fast" Eddie Felson in The Color of Money. In this case, the pool shark brings a young, pompadoured (but pre-Oprah!) Tom Cruise along for the ride.
more about The Color of Money >> Posted 09.22.10 by reelz
It's not often that a sequel arrives 23 years after the original, but Oliver Stone's upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a rare exception. With Michael Douglas returning in his Academy-Award winning role of greed-touting Gordon Gecko, it seems inevitable that the sequel would explore the current economic crisis, and the latest clips from the movie seem to suggest that's true. In the first clip, Shia LaBeouf, who plays the fiance to Douglas' daughter (Carey Mulligan), asks his boss (Frank Langella) whether their company is falling apart. Watch the other clip >> Posted 09.09.10 by Ryan
Iconic financial villain Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) has emerged — giant cell phone and all — from a long stint in prison after he played fast and loose with the law in the original Wall Street (1987). And he finds that the world has only become more like him.
In the new trailer for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, we see how quickly Gekko slides back in to the trappings of power as he tries to parlay the adulation of one up-and-coming trader (Shia LaBeouf) who has designs on his estranged daughter (Carey Mulligan) into a family reconciliation. The daughter, who knows better, tells her star-struck fiancé to wipe the drool off his chin. Lots of new footage and snappy one-liners here as the financial game gets more and more dangerous, all neatly backed by the Rolling Stones' Sympathy for the Devil. Posted 02.19.10 by reelz
20th Century Fox has released a poster and a teaser trailer for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Clearly, Michael Douglas hasn't lost any of his slimy mojo and still relishes playing monstrous corporate bigwig Gordon Gekko.
The movie, due in April, is Oliver Stone's follow-up to his 1987 movie about a naive young broker (Charlie Sheen)who gets taken under Gekko's wing. Douglas went on to win an Oscar for his performance, and to many audiences, Gekko remains one of the most vile-yet-charismatic villains ever portrayed on screen.
Douglas will star opposite Shia LaBeouf, who plays an ambitious young trader, similar to Sheen's character in the first movie. Also starring are Susan Sarandon, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, and Carey Mulligan. Oliver Stone has confirmed that Charlie Sheen will also make an appearance. Posted 01.29.10 by reelz
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