Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Movie Minesweeper - The I Thought Yesterday Was Monday, My Mistake Edition

- The Sun are alleging that Brad Pitt is the front-runner to play He-Man. Sure he is. Their back-up bet is Gerard Butler. The Sun's other Pitt-stop alleges that Angelina and Brad have 'banned their kids from seeing them brandishing guns in movies'.

- Robert Rodriguez may make The Jetsons for Warners. There's a technicality by which he could work around his DGA resignation, apparently - anybody expert enough to know if this renders his DGA resignation hollow? I'm honestly not sure. I'm most interested by the news that he may be sizing up films outside of the Weinstein's shadow - are they going cold on him after his Planet Terror has taken a lot of the blame for crippling Grind House?

- Latino Review are alleging that Jessica Biel will play Chun Li in a Street Fighter film. I'd hope she wouldn't be so silly, even though the character will apparently be the focus of the film. Another casting report in the same place suggests that Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Fry and Patrick Wilson are all negotiating roles in Brian Singer's Valkyrie. Sounds like somebody listed every possibility they could come up with, but that somebody might just be Singer or his casting agent.

- Luke Wilson has been quoted in the Brit tabloids as saying the Dallas film is off. This isn't strictly true, I understand - the film is just on a rather remote back burner. I understand that options still exist on Wilson, Shirely Maclaine and John Travolta, and should any of the scripts and treatments that get cooked up in the coming months seem to carry the budget, the switch will be flicked back on.

- Just Jared have snaps and video of Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller and Cillian Murphy on the set of the Dylan Thomas biopic, The Best Times of Our Lives. [EDIT: Which is now called The Edge of Love]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HE-MAN sings

I'm with you on that sure it's Brad Pitt.