‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Nina Dobrev Into ‘Deathgames’
Tuesday, May 25 by

So much attitude, the lot of 'em. That headline was like catnip for masochists. Nina Dobrev, a.k.a the lead hot chick on "The Vampire Diaries," has signed on to play Kellan Lutz's wife in Deathgames. James Remar, who plays Dexter's father on "Dexter,” and Derek Mears, Jason in the Friday the 13th remake, also have been cast in the movie. Samuel L. Jackson got into the mix early.The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses in games orchestrated by Jackson.So it's like that Gamer movie where Dexter from "Dexter" played the bad guy and Gerard Butler played Kellan Lutz. I say they scrap the original concept and pit Nina and Kellan against each other in a who's prettier contest. Winner gets the title of Queen McSassypants and Sam Jackson's respect. Kellan, I'm already printing up your sash. (THR)

Samuel L. Jackson & Kellan Lutz Playing ‘Deathgames’
Friday, April 16 by

"Thank you for coming to our pudding party."Continuing on his path of selecting films with terrible titles, Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to star in Deathgames, opposite Twilight and Elm Street's Kellan Lutz.Former visual effects supervisor Jonah Loop, will make his directorial debut with the modern gladiator film. In the story, Lutz is kidnapped and forced to battle in the arena for the entertainment of online spectators. Jackson runs the games, overseeing them from his lair with the help of twin ladies "who see to his every desire." Just like Steven Seagal. If Seagal were computer-literate.(THR)