Archive for November, 2010

Thornton returned to acting for ‘Faster’

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
Billy Bob Thorton at a CD signing

Billy Bob Thornton has claimed that he was uninterested in making a return to acting until he saw the script for the new Gayton brothers action film Faster.

Thornton’s role in the film marks his return to acting after touring the country with his band the Boxmasters.

“The last movie was Eagle Eye and then we decided to hit the road,” Thornton explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “With the economy, they aren’t making as many movies so when you see a good one you got to grab it, and Faster was that.

“The great thing about every character in it, pretty much, there’s a sort of ambiguity to all of them, and I always like characters like that,” Thornton said of the film, which also stars Dwayne Johnson.

Faster opened in US cinemas last week, but has received a mixed response from critics so far. It will be released in the UK on February 25, 2011.

Michelle Rodriguez wants ‘Avatar 2’ return

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
Michelle Rodriguez attending the Los Angeles premiere of action/thriller flick 'Machete'

Michelle Rodriguez has hinted that she may return in James Cameron’s ocean-set sequel to Avatar.

The actress played pilot Trudy Chacon in the first film, who died during the final battle. She told Total Film that she would like to work with Cameron again.

She said: “Jim Cameron can kill me anytime. It’s a pleasure to die for him! But Jim’ll tell you himself… in science fiction films nobody really dies”.

“I would work with him in a heartbeat. He’s so intelligent. He’s like Yoda, man.”

Avatar 2 is set to be released in 2014, with a further sequel coming the following year.

Stone nervous about ‘Spider-Man’ role

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
Emma Stone attending an 'Easy A' Photocall in Berlin

Actress Emma Stone has admitted to feeling nervous about her role in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot film.

Stone will star in the film opposite Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man’s primary love interest, the doomed Gwen Stacy.

“The way I have to approach it, and I think Andrew [Garfield] would agree, is just like any other movie,” Stone told MTV News. “I’ll probably feel different when we start to do press.

“The approach I’m trying to take so I won’t psych myself out is to approach it like anything else, put the same amount of work in, and don’t worry so much,” she added.

Stone also admitted to avoiding reading internet opinions of her casting in the film, and said that she hopes that Gwen Stacy fans will give her room to interpret the character in her own way.

The currently-untitled Spider-Man film is scheduled to be released in cinemas in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Gilles Lellouche joins ‘Sherlock Holmes 2’

Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Gilles Lellouche

French movie star Gilles Lellouche has joined the cast of Sherlock Holmes 2.

The actor’s rep confirmed the reports in Paris on Friday morning, in what will be Lellouche’s first Hollywood role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role is yet to be confirmed, though Lellouche told reporters: “I’m thrilled, and I’ll play a nice bad guy.”

Lellouche’s latest film Little White Lies was released in France in October. He is currently working on a screenplay for Le Jour J (D-Day).

DiCaprio: ‘Inception was incredibly confusing’

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception

Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted that he was initially confused when he read the script for Inception.

The actor said that he needed hours of time with director Christopher Nolan to resolve some of the film’s more baffling issues and to develop his character Dominic Cobb.

DiCaprio told The Hollywood Reporter: “I needed to know implicitly where we were. It got incredibly confusing at certain points in the beginning, but the more we talked, the more I understood.”

Producer Emma Thomas – Nolan’s wife – added: “The work [Leo] did on his character with Chris made the movie less of a puzzle and more of a story of a character audiences could relate to.”

DiCaprio previously confessed that the cast and crew had to do “a ton of detective work” when filming Inception in order to to figure out the movie’s plot.

Denzel Washington: ‘I did my own Unstoppable stunts’

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington has revealed that he did many of his own stunts while filming Unstoppable.

In an interview on BBC’s Radio 1, the actor described the decision as “the stupidest thing” he has ever done but admitted that he enjoyed the rush of the experience.

“Being an idiot is what compelled me to do my own stunts. I think the audiences know when it’s green screen and when it’s fake and they can relax, but a part of the stress that you feel… is knowing that myself and Chris Pine, we’re actually the one’s up there,” he explained.

“It’s like, ‘Wow, it’s actually dangerous!’ I think that helps create some of the tension. Every time you see me on top of a train, that’s really me. We had a stuntman [who] did most of it but I had to do it as well. A train going 50 miles per hour and I’m running across the top of the train!”

He added: “It was ridiculous, it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Unstoppable is now in theatres.

Indian Idol’s song chosen for ‘Narnia 3’

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

The winner of Indian Idol 5, Sreeram Chandra, will reportedly have a song featured in the latest Chronicles of Narnia film.

‘Rehunama’ will be played during the end credits of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios India, said: “There was a particular reason why we made this choice – Sreeram’s fresh, youthful voice is a perfect match to the thrilling Narnia experience.”

Chandra, who won the competition in August of this year, added: “Indian Idol was a dream come true and now this song in Narnia 3 seems to be an even more fantastic dream. It’s just like magic unfolding right in front of my eyes.”

The 24-year-old singer will join American Idol 4 winner Carrie Underwood on the soundtrack for the film, which is due for release on December 9.

‘Pirates’ director to helm ‘Lone Ranger’

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Gore Verbinski

Gore Verbinski has reportedly signed to helm The Lone Ranger.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean director plans to reteam with Johnny Depp for the Disney project, reports Coming Soon.

Depp is attached to play the Lone Ranger’s sidekick Tonto.

Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the movie from a script by Justin Haythe.

Verbinski’s previous films also include The Ring, The Weather Man and The Mexican.

Eliza Dushku ‘doesn’t trust Buffy remake’

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Eliza Dushku departs a Los Angeles salon

Eliza Dushku has failed to give the Warner Bros’ remake of Buffy The Vampire Slayer her backing.

It has been confirmed that the studio will make the big screen version without its creator Joss Whedon – something which worries Dushku, who played Faith in the series.

Reacting to the news, she commented on Twitter: “Alright, if you’re asking what I think, tonight, my instincts say Joss made the “Buffster” & w/out him… I just don’t trust the girl. Or the world.”

Whedon himself has admitted that he has “mixed emotions” about the remake, which will be written by Yes Man actress Whit Anderson.

Christian Bale claims ‘Batman 3’ is the last

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Christian Bale

Christian Bale has reiterated that the next Batman film – The Dark Knight Rises – will be the last in the series.

Bale spoke to MTV News about the highly-anticipated superhero sequel, declaring that he is determined to make the last film in the series the best one.

“[I’m] very excited, because if Chris [Nolan] maintains, this will be the last one,” Bale said. “We’ve got to up it.”

However, Bale confessed that he has not yet begun preparing for his last outing as the Caped Crusader.

“It just hasn’t been necessary yet,” Bale stated. “I know [Chris]’ll give me plenty of time to prepare for whatever I need to, and I’ll discover it. He’s a pretty damn good filmmaker. I trust that he’s going to come up with something wonderful.”

Production is believed to begin in New Orleans in April of next year.