BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Drugs and Hollywood go hand in hand. Especially when it comes to comedies, from the stoner epics centered around Harold and Kumar, to the vintage adventures of Cheech and Chong.
Uh-oh! Thelma and Louise together again? Well, in selfie-form anyway. Susan Sarandon shared a photo, which shows her and her Thelma & Louise co-star Geena Davis posed side-by-side and looking gorgeous together, beneath the photo of their Thelma & Louise characters.
You might be surprised by how many high-profile people are taking a very public stand against the War on Drugs, especially since simplistic slogans like "Say No To Drugs" have been driven into our brains for decades. In addition to Sarandon, the likes of 50 Cent, The Wire and Treme creator David Simon, Russell Simmons and Arianna Huffington
Sarandon will be playing a detective in a small Canadian town whose newest case is tracking down a strange breed of serial killer. One who is planning his own resurrection and is using terminally ill patients as his potential disciples.
Co-written by the Oscar nominee and her husband Ben Falcone, the raunchy comedy tells the story of a woman who loses her job and discovers her husband cheating, and decides to go on a long road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouthed diabetic grandmother.
Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon have signed on to star in a new film about one of Hollywood’s original legends. Killer Films is developing a new indie film titled The Last of Robin Hood, and Kline will be playing the part of an aging Errol Flynn.
Arbitrage built serious buzz coming out of Sundance, with much of the impact swirling around Gere’s powerful turn. Expect Roadside to test the Oscar waters for its leading man
Ping-Pong Summer is being described as a coming-of-stage story of a New Jersey teen with a passion for table tennis and hip-hop music who embarks on a family vacation in the summer of 1985 and contends with his entire life changing before his very eyes. Get me a young John Cusack on the phone!
Following the Saturday night world premiere of writer-director Nicholas Jarecki's Arbitrage, Richard Gere is garnering major buzz for his role as an amoral hedge fund trader. The thriller, which co-stars Tim Roth and Susan Sarandon, centers on Robert Miller (Gere), an American man who is in many ways a symbol of American patriarchy
Planets aligned when the Movie Gods paired Vin Diesel with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnsonfor Fast Five. It was like muscular chocolate was discovering steroid-enhanced peanut butter for the first time. Some steakheads were just meant to collaborate. Other acting partners strike us as… well, strange.
Some good news for those eagerly anticipating Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski’s adaptation of David Mitchell’s award-winning novel Cloud Atlas. The production has picked up an additional $1.35 million in funding from the German Federal Film Board. Now, that sounds like a drop in the bucket. But it’s worth noting the addition of funds because the film’s budget primarily has been adjusted and slashed
The Weather Underground, a group very active in the late 1960s and throughout the 70s, represented something like the darker side of hippie culture, using violent action and inflammatory rhetoric to protest the Vietnam War and various other social issues, including racism and sexism
Earlier in the week, Variety reported that Liev Schreiber, Jeremy Strong and Liv Tyler had been cast in a picture that already had lured two heavy hitters in Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon. Next, the trade added that James Marsden has agreed to join the ensemble, and would be playing the role of one of Langella’s sons
Williams has joined The Wedding, a project once known as Gently Down the Stream that currently boasts De Niro, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon in its cast. But wait! There’s more … though it isn’t necessarily an improvement. Showbiz 411 says
The script follows a mother whose indie rocker son passes away; in her grief she decides to take revenge on one blogger at the music website Pitchfork who criticized her son, only to discover that the blogger is just a dopey teenager
Despite the fact that Samberg and Sandler are way too close together in age to making a convincing father and son team, and also despite the fact that Sandler hasn't made a genuinely good comedy in years, I somehow feel like there's potential here
The new comes from a presentation to buyers from the three directors as well as Focus Features CEO James Schamus-- Focus is in charge of international sales and will distribute domestically. Shooting is set to start in September on a project that looks more fascinating by the day
We here in the movie news section typically don't post too much about short films, but an exception can be made in this case. Fight for Your Right Revisited is a short film by writer/director Adam Yauch, but the fact that it's a short about the rap trio known as the Beastie Boys is only half of the reason why it's cool.
Greer's casting is particularly exciting, since she's a hilarious actress who shines on television-- "Say goodbye to these!" for Arrested Development fans-- but largely gets stuck with the "best friend" role in the movies
Michael Lander's Peacock promises to be an interesting piece. Cillian Murphy plays John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in the town of Peacock, Nebraska, and after a train crashes in his backyard