Our contact at The Hollywood Reporter gives us the insider gossip from Tinseltown
Saturday 18 August 2012
Could be a Night to remember
Having won a bidding war for supernatural horror project Grim Night, Universal is looking to Dennis Gansel to direct. Written by Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey, Night centres on how one night every year, strange creatures attack Earth, targeting different place with no one knowing why.
It's game on for Golding
US TV star Meta Golding (above) is the latest star to join the cast of the Lionsgate movie sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Golding will play Enobaria, a former winner of the Hunger Games with a brutal reputation. Golding's TV credits also include Day Break, CSI, House and Cold Case.
Panda partners get their kicks
DreamWorks Animation will co-produce Kung Fu Panda 3 with local partners China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Alliance Investment. Oriental DreamWorks, a Chinese joint venture formed by the companies, will also invest more than $3.1bn to construct an animation studio in Shanghai by 2016.
Hangover cure for Heather
Heather Graham is to return as the lovable stripper named Jade in The Hangover Part III, being backed by Warner Bros. She did not appear in the second Bangkok-set franchise entry after turning out for the first instalment. The movie reunites the three stars – Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms .
New romantics join Nicole
Nicole Holofcener's untitled romantic drama has attracted the acting chops of Catherine Keener and Toni Collette. The duo join Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini. The script is about a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester who becomes romantically involved with a man before finding out he's her friend's ex.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins
Al Pacino admits he was nearly fired from The Godfather and it's still his most 'difficult role'
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik tops Sunday Times Rich List
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
Oldest footage of London landmarks released
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove