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.
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Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 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'
Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars
Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
Angelina Jolie confirms retirement from acting: 'I've never been comfortable on-screen'
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage from Lana Del Rey rape video
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
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track