Screen Talk: From Hunger Games to shame
Saturday 15 December 2012
James Marsden will star opposite Elizabeth Banks in Walk of Shame.
Steven Brill is directing the comedy from a screenplay he wrote. The script centres on an highly strung news anchor who, after a wild night out, finds herself locked out on the street with no phone, money, ID or car and has to get to an important job interview.
Seth's back in the saddle
Seth MacFarlane and Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have re-teamed to write A Million Ways to Die in the West. Sources describe it as a Western with humour – think Blazing Saddles – which tackles the dangers of life in the late 1800s. MacFarlane is also planning to star in it.
Del Toro revisits his old haunts
Guillermo del Toro is going back to horror, the genre that first brought him success, with haunted-house thriller Crimson Peak. Lucinda Coxon is re-writing Del Toro and Matthew Robbins's original script. Production giant Legendary and Del Toro are eyeing a February 2014 start for the project.
Sinners tempted by Miller's tale
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the Sin City comic-book creator, are in talks to bring Dennis Haysbert (24) in to play Manute in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The character in the 2005 Sin City film was played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan. Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba (above) are among those returning for the sequel.
Tron man's back in the mainframe
A new Tron is back in development at Disney. The sequel to 2010's Tron: Legacy is coming together with Disney in negotiations to hire Jesse Wigutow (Eragon) to write the latest draft. Joseph Kosinski, who directed Legacy, is attached to direct. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Wang's set to Wu Iron Man fans
Shane Black's Iron Man 3 has signed veteran Chinese screen star Wang Xueqi to play the baddie named Dr Wu. He joins Robert Downey Jnr in the movie, shooting in Beijing this month. Wang is probably best known to Western audiences as a regular in the work of the art-house director Chan Kaige.
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- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Grumpy Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
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Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures