Donald Glover did not succeed in his campaign to become the first black Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield will keep Spidey Caucasian, but Glover’s still getting some digs in. He opened the new season of “Community” dressed in Spider-Man pajamas. It was more for the Black Spidey movement than for Glover himself.
“It’s weird, I feel like a lot of people were connected to that more so than I was which was interesting,” Glover said in a conference call today. “It felt like the war veteran who had his leg shot off and then he got a new leg and walks up to the podium and people are teary eyed. And people are like, ‘He did it anyway.’ I’m like, it’s not that big a deal. This happened during the summer, let’s make a nod to it. It was fun to do it. Was the costume cool? It was pajamas. Pajamas that were tailored to me.”
More after the jump…
Back in August, we reported that Jeffrey Dean Morgan would star in The Courier, a film about a bagman attempting to deliver a mysterious briefcase while crooked cops, gangsters, and federal agents try to jack him. Now we know who will play these shady characters. It's been announced that Mickey Rourke and Til Schweiger have joined the cast. This is fantastic casting. We all know what Mickey Rourke is capable of, and Til Schweiger was a highlight of Inglourious Basterds.
Production begins later this month in New Orleans, but don't tell Jason Statham. If he hears there's a film about an expert bagman going on, he may just assume he's the star. Things could get awkward if he shows up and asks for a call sheet. (The Wrap)
I hope you've got your laughing diaper on, because these hilarious photos from the set of The Hangover 2 are going to have you peeing blood from laughing so hard. That's normal, right?
Just look at this pic of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis walking through an airport! Why are they there? What are they up to? I'm sure it's for something hilarious! I can totally see why these pics are taking the Internet by storm. They're just so damn insightful! It's like I'm on the set as the hilarity unfolds!
Hey, anybody heading to the store? We're all out of whip-its. (Coming Soon)
See another hilarious picture from The Hangover 2 after the jump.
Artist's Rendering of Bradley Cooper as The Flash
Bradley Cooper is busy on the set of The Hangover 2, but that hasn't stopped the Hollywood rumor mill from speculating about his next project. And somehow, this unseen, all-knowing group has determined that Warner Bros. is eyeing Cooper to play Barry Allen. For those of you who lost your virginity before the age of 25, Barry Allen is also known as The Flash.
According to the Silver Age origin story (or should I say, "according to Wikipedia"), the character of The Flash was born when lightning struck a shelf full of chemicals, causing them to explode onto police scientist Barry Allen. Rather than killing Allen, like most chemical explosions would tend to do, the accident gave him the gift of super speed, which he then put to use fighting crime.
A chemist once gave my friend the gift of "super speed," but all he ended up fighting was a plate glass window and some oncoming traffic. He lost. (Latino Review)
I'm not 100% certain that this isn't Jared Leto. Skip to the end to see the final product. (VideoGum)
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Terrible time to pass a kidney stone.
Danny Boyle has confirmed to a friend of DreadCentral that he will in fact direct the next film in the 28 Days Later franchise. There a no details as to what the film will be about, or what the title will be. All anyone knows is that Boyle will return to direct.
After directing the first film in the series, Boyle was credited with reinventing zombies by people who know nothing about zombie movies. What the story is actually about is a rage virus that causes people to run around attacking everyone they see. Just like that Jason guy from "The Hills." Or that episode of "The Smurfs" that I still sometimes have nightmares about. **burns self with cigarette to stop from nodding off**
Fox has picked up 6 episodes of the animated adaptation of 2004's most quoted movie, Napoleon Dynamite. Deadline has the deets:
The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film's writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully.
Seems like the perfect movie to turn animated considering the film itself is insanely over the top. I always understood the llama for a pet and awkward teenage boy desperately in need of psychological counseling, but side ponytails? C'mon, no one wears those anymore!
New photos from the set of David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo reveal Daniel Craig will look like Daniel Craig. Question though, is there a wardrobe stylist on this movie? If so, does she know how to use an iron? Those pants are just…. oh my God. I can't believe he went out in public wearing pants that wrinkled. C'mon, is he playing a journalist or a blogger? Step it up, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo stylist!! Pants that wrinkled will never earn a nomination in one of those boring Oscar categories. (Just Jared)
Check out a pic of a punked-out Rooney Mara after the jump…
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright
Synopsis: A journalist and a computer hacker team up to solve a 40-year-old murder.
Release Date: December 21, 2011
He's honored to even be considered.
Sony has offered the villain role in the Spider-man reboot to Rhys Ifans. You may remember him as the slovenly roommate in Notting Hill, or a lot more things if you're British. No word yet on exactly which villain he'll be playing though. I'm getting a Green Goblin vibe from him, but I suppose he could also be Venom with the right black unitard. If Ifans does in fact play Green Goblin he already has experience creating his own aviation contraptions.
Spidey doesn't stand a chance. (Deadline)
Though you may not know Meta Golding by name, if you are a fan of any popular cop or criminal procedural TV drama of the past decade you know here face. From "CSI" to "Criminal Minds" to "Dark Blue" and now "NCIS: Los Angeles." She's originally from Haiti and was raised in France, India, and Italy, where she competed as a national ice skater until a major injury ended her career.
More pics of Meta after the jump…
Producers of "The Simpsons" hired British street artist Banksy to direct their opening credits sequence, because after Ke$ha, why the hell not? I don't want to give too much away, but I can say this is the bleakest intro I have ever seen for a cartoon. And, yes, I'm including "The Cleveland Show" in that statement.
Check out the video after the jump to find out how many slave pandas need whipping to bring you the antics of America's favorite family…
Did you catch the premiere of Showtime’s new original series “Look?” You might have missed it. It was on Sunday night at midnight (Monday morning if you’re being technical, but the point is it's on long after “Dexter.”) It’s definitely late night viewing because “Look” is more revealing than even the boldest episode of “Californication.”
Based on creator Adam Rifkin’s own movie by the same name, “Look” tells ensemble drama stories from the point of view of security cameras, cell phone cameras, flipcams and webcams. Characters tweet and text and we view their messages on screen. The characters include adulterous druggie MILF Stella (Claudia Christian), promiscuous teen Hannah (Sharon Hinnendael) and her virginal friend Molly (Ali Cobrin), stripper obsessed Andy (Jordan Belfi), security guards who watch dressing room surveillance footage and many more connected character.
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You might think anything goes with Jackass, but there’s actually a complex system in place to ensure the most awesome Jackassery happens safely. Number one rule: You must be sober to dive into poo.
“It’s been a rule forever,” director Jeff Tremaine said. “You don’t do stunts if you’ve been partying that day. But right after… You can do it hung over but if I know someone’s been drinking or doing something else, then they don’t shoot that day. I might find out later that Preston did some Xanax the day he did the King Kong bit. He was terrified of heights one day and the next day, ‘Oh, no problem. I’ll climb up there.’ I should’ve known something’s up. Even Steve-O at his worst, I don't think you were ever wasted during a stunt. The guys are never wasted during the stunt. You might get wasted right after. The guys watching it might get wasted but even buzzed.”
More insider info after the jump…
Some brave patriot residing in Weirton, West Virginia snagged footage of J.J. Abrams's Super 8. The town, which is currently standing in for the fictional Lillian, Ohio, is overrun with trucks, tanks, and soldiers, but oddly enough not the thing you want to see most: aliens! There isn't even a Super 8 camera to be found. With Steven Spielberg producing and Abrams directing I certainly hope they put some extraterrestrial life in this film about kids capturing footage of extraterrestrial life. It would seem like a missed opportunity if they left it out.
Watch the video with colorful commentary after the jump…
A few months back I had the opportunity to visit the set of Nick Swardson's new Comedy Central show "Pretend Time." When I arrived, the comedian was a wearing a crimson red hat and veil, not unlike Lady Gaga. He also donned a police uniform, badge, and department issued handgun. Even though the shoot was taking place in cuckoo bananas Hollywood, something seemed amiss. Turns out Swardson was playing Lady Gaga's brother, Gary Gaga, just a guy trying to keep it real while keeping the streets safe.
After Swardson completed a standard traffic stop in front of confused passersby, I sat down with him to discuss his new sketch show, as well as some upcoming features. Luckily he had taken off the gaudy Gaga attire, so I could concentrate on the task at hand.
I don't know what's happening to our arthouse directors. Last week Aronofsky was linked to Wolverine 2 and now Sony has confirmed that director/Lily Tomlin enemy David O. Russell has been hired to write and direct an adaptation of the videogame "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." So, you know, I'm all like, 'Whhaaaaaatttttt????!!?????'
Originally, Kyle Ward was hired to write the script but lost the gig due to duties on Hitman 2. Then Sony went to Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, even though they wrote Sahara and A Sound Of Thunder. Somehow, the gig now belongs to O. Russell. I guess Paul Thomas Anderson (either one in this case) was unavailable.
Fans who are still hoping for a Sin City sequel have new reason to be optimistic. Director Robert Rodriguez has stated that he is ready to start on the film…right after he finishes Spy Kids 4, proving once again that it's always darkest before the dawn.
While Rodriguez is notorious for promising projects that don't materialize, the fact that the director mentioned a specific time frame for the film is a good sign. However, the fact that he's willing to hold off on Sin City 2 so he can go d**k around on another crappy CGI-heavy kids movie is not a good sign. (Cinema Blend)
"Hey! Pick that up, jerk!!"
With Paul Greengrass being "out this bitch," the stage was set for Tony Gilroy to step in and take the helm on the fourth Bourne film. Matt Damon stated he would standby Greengrass, and walk from the project as well. Since that time, everyone was curious what would become of the franchise. Recast? Reboot? A prequelization? Is that a word?
Today, Gilroy answers the burning question. Matt Damon will not appear in the film, nor will his character be recast. The Bourne Legacy will not feature Jason Bourne whatsoever. Rather, a new agent will be introduced in an effort to expand the Bourne universe and conspiracy. So, like Teen Wolf Too? (Hollywood Elsewhere)
Why someone decided to take last week's episode of "$#*! of my Dad Says" and auto-tune it I have no idea. SidTheBillyGoat posted this video on his YouTube page and now I can't get the damn song out of my head. With those Blue Blockers on, Shatner looks freakishly like Biggie Smalls. Enjoy the video while you eat your pancakes and turkey bacon this morning. HOLLA!
Yay, more Mad Max: Fury Road delay news. Just the other day we reported that Charlize Theron might shed her arm for the film, and now it seems production isn't anticipated to begin until February 2012. But how will I quench my insatiable Charlize amputee fetish?!
George Miller is having worse luck with Mad Max than Terry Gilliam is with bringing a Don Quixote story to the screen. Some powerful force does not want these projects seen by the world. I'm aware of the curse on adapting Quixote, but the troubles with Mad Max's production are perplexing. All I can guess is that somewhere Mel Gibson is surrounded by candles and lamb's blood uttering satanic prayers over a picture of Tom Hardy. (/Film)
She's not even cold yet…
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SOMEBODY GOT TOLD.
Like all great vanguards, Vince Vaughn has come under fire for his radical views. The funniest part of the unfunny trailer for The Dilemma features Vaughn addressing a room with the line, "Electric cars… are gay," and now, a month later, controversy has sparked.
Rumored electric car lover Anderson Cooper went on "Ellen" and flagged the line as offensive. "I was shocked that not only they put it in the movie," Cooper told DeGeneres. "But that they thought that it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it." Just like the trailer for Vaughn's Couple's Retreat, the offensive material will be removed. Not to defend Vaughn's fictional choice of words, but I have to agree he has a point. A car you plug into the wall? C'mon. (Deadline)
"Say 'hallo,' to my giant hair!!!"
I hope you're ready to see Al Pacino attempt to act dramatically while wearing a potpourri of silly lady-wigs, because that's what HBO is going to give us. The NY Times reports that Pacino will rant and scream his way through a portrayal of legendary music producer/firearms enthusiast Phil Spector for an HBO biopic written and directed by David Mamet.
This is awesome. Spector is best known lately for his ability to produce dead actresses, rather than his acclaimed music production, but he's lead an intriguing life that not many know about. For instance, his unauthorized biography highlights the time he took a romantic interest in a young La Toya Jackson. He invited her over and she left running and crying through the Hollywood Hills not too long after. Nobody knows what went on in the house. I mean, c'mon. What HASN'T a Jackson seen? If Mamet can crack that nut, we're in for an interesting story.
Warner Bros. has scrapped plans to release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 3D. Break some hearts, THR:
"When the film arrives in theaters on Nov. 19, it will be in 2D, playing both conventional theaters and IMAX, but that "we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey."
Good riddance. If the film was going to have Clash of the Titans craptastic post 3D then keep that mofo in the second dimension. Releasing Part 2 in 3D will make it all that more memorable and dare I say…special. However Warner Bros, I suggest you reenforce your studio gates. Some irritated muggles might be storming them at any moment.
Sometimes when someone is a really big star on a TV show, you have to wait for them to do a movie so you can talk to them. Nancy Botwin…
A Boston native and graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Daniela Ruah is one tough and rough actress who can take on any method. No wonder she is a regular on the series "NCIS: Los Angeles" with LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell, giving them acting tips on how to re-live each episode as if it was a horrible memory from their childhood.
A word from Daniela: "I’ve been introduced to new skills that I didn’t have and which now I love having and want to continue developing, like shooting and using weapons and the appropriate protocols of gun fighting."
More pics of Daniela after the jump…
Our fears that Alice Eve would never land another movie role again have been waylaid. She's actually starring in the confined space thriller ATM. Originally, it was reported that Adventureland's Margarita Levieva was playing the role but now that appears to have been misinformation. Either that or Margarita suffers from claustrophobia, or co-star Josh Peck. Sounds plausible. He was a child actor after all.
ATM is filming now in Winnipeg with David Brooks directing from a script by Buried's Chris Sparling. ATM's plot came to be when Buried producer Peter Safran essentially asked Sparling, "Hey. Wanna milk this contained thriller sh*t?" Sparling's response, of course, was a resounding "F**k yeah!" (via The Playlist)
Normally, I don't like to put funny video clips in my posts. After all, I'm a writer. It should be my words that kind-of-sort-of make you laugh, not some Youtube clip.
But when it comes to Betty White, I make an exception. First of all, the Internet loves her. Second, the internet loves Inception, and in this clip from "Community," that's what she's talking about. Third, and most importantly, I can't write because last night I mixed beer, wine and whiskey like some brain-dead freshman sorority girl. But unlike her, I knew all the guys who were hitting on me were lying, I just didn't care. (Vulture)
Watch Betty White explain Inception after the jump…
I knew it was only a matter of time before The Social Network inspired a copycat film. But I hardly expected said film to be a biopic on Karl Rove with Shia LeBeouf playing the Republican strategist. But like Costco on Acid, Hollywood can be a very strange place.
In the wake of The Social Network's success, the L.A. Times brings word that the new hot biopic circulating in Hollywood is the Wes Jones script for College Republicans, a dramedy about Karl Rove's college bid to become chief campus conservative under the tutelage of Lee Atwater. Among the many young hotties vying to play Rove (only in Hollywood!) is Shia LaBeouf…
Now that I think about it, I can totaly see why this might come together. A lot of people seem to hate Karl Rove, a lot of people seem to hate Shia LeBeouf, and I always have to pretend I know who they both are so I don't look stupid. It's the perfect fit. (Vulture)