Screen Talk: Abigail Breslin's back for a zombie thriller
Friday 09 August 2013
Abigail Breslin (pictured) is joining Arnold Schwarzenegger in the zombie film Maggie, based on a script from John Scott III. It tells the tale of a father (Schwarzenegger) whose daughter, Maggie (Breslin), is infected by a walking-dead virus that has spread across the U S. Shooting is scheduled to begin in the autumn.
Lucy adds punch to a great cast
Peter Bogdanovich's ensemble comedy Squirrels to the Nuts is gathering actors. Rhys Ifans, Lucy Punch, Ahna O'Reilly and Jake Hoffman have joined a cast boasting the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. It's about a Broadway director who meets a call girl and tries to convince her to change her life.
A withering verdict on 360?
Reese Witherspoon has won an Oscar, been arrested for disorderly conduct after one glass of wine too many, and is a producer of note as well. But Hollywood raised a big eyebrow over her latest move. She left Management 360 after 19 years. It was “mutual and amicable” according to 360's Evelyn O'Neill.
Fight Club 2 is in the frame...
There is to be a sequel to Fight Club. But before anyone gets too excited, it's not a sequel to the 1999 movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Writer Chuck Palahniuk is working on a Fight Club comic book follow-up series to his novel, set 10 years on. Hollywood watches from the wings with interest.
Soderbergh spike for Lee film fund
Film-makers are often asked who inspired them to pick up a camera. But Steven Soderbergh recently put his money where his mouth is, donating $10,000 to Spike Lee's Kickstarter online fundraising campaign for a new movie with a $1.25m target fund. Soderbergh said that Lee inspired him in the 1980s.
Grant rides the wave of a sci-fi hit
Susannah Grant, the Erin Brockovich screenwriter, has been hired by Columbia Pictures to adapt Rick Yancey's young adult sci-fi novel The 5th Wave in a planned trilogy. The story follows a 16-year-old alien-invasion survivor who goes in search of her brother – who may have been abducted by extraterrestrials.
arts + entsThere were towering ideas, some scintillating performances and revelatory grooves... our writers pick out their personal highlights
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
elephant appealPrince William signs up for our charity appeal
peoplePrepare to be entranced by worms as the molecular biologist gets ready to give the Royal Institution science lectures
elephant appealSo says man jailed for cutting off dead elephant's tusks
booksWe examine the best titles for teens
voicesPeople moan that Christmas is too commercial, the spirit lost. But it is a time to over-indulge, and always has been, says DJ Taylor
scienceResearchers teach border collie to understand sentences using more than 1,000 words
booksA Christmas story in six parts
travelWill high-value tourism help the workshops of this Renaissance city?
food + drinkA trifle without custard? Surely not! Nonsense – and here’s three to finish your festive meal that prove it
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
Arts & Ents blogs
Heavy rain and years of 'benign neglect' may have caused Apollo Theatre roof collapse
Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
Justin Bieber isn't retiring from music after all
Nymphomaniac, film review: 'Despite the surreal sex scenes this is a serious drama'
The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
Scientists ‘incredibly concerned’ for fate of banana as plagues and fungus infections spread across world’s supplies
- 1 Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
- 5 Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness
- < Previous
- Next >