Screentalk: Jessica joins the jet set
Friday 15 March 2013
Jessica Lowndes (above) from 90210, Jayma Mays (Glee) and Rebecca Romijn have joined Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. The movie sees Mark Feuerstein as a womanising flight attendant who is hit with the news that he has an adolescent son and that his job may be in jeopardy. Sam Friedlander is directing.
When Swede dreams turn sour
Fox 2000, a part of 20th Century Fox, is bankrolling the development of an English-language remake of Patrik, Age 1.5. The Swedish-language 2008 dramedy is about a gay couple that adopt what they believe to be a 15-month-old baby named Patrik, only to have him turn out to be a homophobic 15-year-old.
New York story set for big screen
Amor Towles' novel Rules of Civility is to be adapted by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber for the big screen. The novel is a period piece of manners, set in late-1930s New York City and centres on a young woman's rise from a Wall Street secretarial pool to the heights of Manhattan society.
Bird finds his baddie in Hugh
Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to play the baddie in Tomorrowland, Disney's top-secret sci-fi project starring George Clooney and being directed by Brad Bird. The plot of the movie remains under wraps though it has been described as being in the vein of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Vergara feels the heat in Vegas
Sofia Vergara is in negotiations to star opposite Jason Statham in Heat, the remake of a 1986 Burt Reynolds movie. Simon West directs the project about a recovering gambler-turned-bodyguard working in Las Vegas who decides to help a friend after she is attacked by the Mob and seeks revenge.
From headline news to Hans
Harrison Ford is brushing up his comic delivery to play a legendary newscaster in Anchorman 2, the Will Ferrell starrer. Ford is aboard the Adam McKay-directed comedy, which is shooting in Atlanta and joins Kristen Wiig as a newcomer to the crew. He'll play it for laughs before his expected return as Han Solo in the Star Wars sequel.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Strictly Come Dancing results: Steve Backshall sent home after dance off with Sunetra Sarker
Tom DeLonge compares streaming music to killing elephants
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Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked clip of Lana Del Rey rape video
Band Aid 30: 'Do They Know It's Christmas' storms to number one
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'