Screen Talk: Gags galore from the Family Guy
Friday 01 February 2013
Seth MacFarlane (pictured) is trying to bring humour and a bit of edge to attract the youth to the Oscars.
Hollywood is currently mulling if MacFarlane, whose funny bone brings audiences Family Guy, American Dad! and box-office smash Ted, can out-funny Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes comedic success.
Gadget firm irons out a super deal
Chinese electronics maker TCL is infiltrating Hollywood. It has inked a deal for its devices to be used by Robert Downey Jr's billionaire superhero in Disney-Marvel's forthcoming Iron Man 3. And it bought the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles renaming it the TCL Chinese Theatre for $5m.
Pacino and De Palma play ball
Al Pacino and Brian De Palma will work together again. The pair, who made 1993's Carlito's Way and 1983's Scarface, are teaming on Happy Valley. The film is about the controversial Penn State American football coach Joe Paterno. Backers have optioned the film rights to Paterno, the US best seller by sports journalist Joe Posnanski.
Match is a real catch for Gugino
Carla Gugino will line up alongside Patrick Stewart and Matthew Lillard for Match, an adaptation of Stephen Belber's 2004 Broadway play. Belber is writing and directing the tale of a reclusive choreographer whose visit from a couple (Gugino and Lillard) forces him to face the impact of long-ago decisions.
Monaco movie riles the royals
The biopic of Grace Kelly, the mother of Prince Albert of Monaco and his sisters Princesses Caroline and Stephanie, hasn't garnered a royal seal of approval. The Monaco royals have disassociated themselves from Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, suggesting some scenes in the movie were “pure fiction.”
Sundown doesn't scare Murphy
Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum are teaming up for the remake of MGM's cult-classic horror pic The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is in negotiations to direct the movie from a Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa script. The original 1976 release is seen as a precursor to the found-footage horror genre.
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