Okay, by the time this publishes I’ll be living in Wednesday, but it’s a US site (no, really) so I’m calling this Tuesday’s Rushes. What you gonna do about it?
Ryan Reynolds doesn’t think he can be in both Deadpool and R.I.P.D. io9 are among the many folks to have attended an interview in which he admitted this. Here’s the exact quote:
I think it would be more likely that only one of them gets made with me.
Well, I can’t see R.I.P.D getting made without him, to be honest.
The UK Christmas stamps are to feature Wallace and Gromit. See small pictures of them all at the BBC.
And in other Aardman/Christmas news, Collider somehow procured a look at the first poster for Arthur Christmas, a seasonal adventure comedy picture that they’ve got coming up next year. It’s a CG picture with a script by Peter Baynham, who appears to be writing every film with the word Arthur in the title right now.
They also ran some logotypes for the next Spider-Man and Men In Black pictures but they’re of no interest at all. I promise. Don’t even bother going looking for them.
Here’s a bunch of stories from Variety:
- Deluxe and Echo Star have formed a pact that will, in effect, see more digital cinema screens across the US and Canada. What’s a Deluxe? Who am this Echo Star? It doesn’t matter who they are, it only matters what the outcome is: digital screens popping up like daisies.
- Carla Gugino is to star with Jim Carrey in Mark Waters’ film of the classic children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins (I’d never heard of it until three or four months ago, when Noah Baumbach was said to be in line to direct). Carla plus Jim: will hilarity ensue?
- Peter Morgan is writing a new reversioning of Arthur Schnitzler’s Reigen called 360. Rachel Weisz will star and Fernando Mereilles is going to direct. If it’s even a tenth as good as Max Ophuls’ La Ronde, also based on the same play, it will be the best film Mereilles ever made. Expect: sex, adultery and probably some STDs.
- Billy Zane (he’s the one with the matchstick in his mouth) will produce and direct Photismos from his own screenplay. Here’s his amazing pitch – “philosophy, theology, Pythagoras’ theories, geometry… and Frisbees.” I could explain more, but that would ruin things.
- Kenny Leon was the director of a Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun. He’s now directing the indie film Cotton, based upon “the memoir by rape victim Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and the man she mistakenly identified, Ronald Cotton.”
Meanwhile, at The Hollywood Reporter:
- Guy Pearce, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Seymour Cassel, Cloris Leachman and Virginie Ledoyen have all been cast in Mis-Fits. LD Napier’s film is about a so-called necro-detective: somebody who goes looking for their clients’ dead relatives. Producer Doug Claybourne compares the film to Harold & Maude and calls it “wacky”. I’m kind of hoping I never hear another word about it.
- Leslie Mann has taken the female lead role in The Change Up. It’s the David Dobkin comedy about “a married guy who accidentally changes bodies with his single best friend and ends up pursuing a female coworker”, and it has a script from the writers of The Hangover. Chauvinist at best, then?
- Jodie Foster is again vocalising her support for Mel Gibson. This shows the kind of… well, niceness that he has simply walked out on.
Disney have released the following image and trailer from Gnomeo and Juliet (but you might prefer our exclusive, hand-drawn, law-suit dodging art?)
If I read a little into a Sigourney Weaver quote at Movies Online, it would seem that the actress expects to return for Avatar 2. She said:
I think my Alien days are over. My Avatar days are beginning.
And this actually fits nicely with something we know but have to keep off the record for now… but that doesn’t mean you can expect the character of Grace to return…
Drew Barrymore’s performance in Charlie’s Angels has won her a role in a Bollywood movie called The Lifestyle, report The Hindustan Times. Ms. Barrymore will be expected to go to India to film some scenes, though much of the film is to be shot in the US.
Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Richard Jenkins and director Lawrence Kasdan – I think I’m going to like Darling Companion a great deal. Casting news from @ProdWeek.
Meanwhile – Krysten Ritter and Kate Bosworth will star in BFF & Baby The Playlist have some optimism about the project on the basis of director Kat Coiro having co-written the script with star Ritter. Huh?
Here’s a short/skit called Idiots that Coiro directed. Bosworth stars, alongside Zoe Saldana and Janeane Garofolo.