Screentalk: The sky's the limit for Schaal
Saturday 07 July 2012
Kristen Schaal, a correspondent on The Daily Show, is to lend her vocal talents to Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn are directing the movie, a sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, based on the classic children's book.
New York story's right on song
The cast for a music-themed drama from Once film writer-director John Carney, Can a Song Save Your Life?, is tuning up. Catherine Keener joins Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine. The movie sees Knightley's character move to New York to pursue her singing career.
Reiner returns to thrillers
Film-maker Rob Reiner of When Harry Met Sally... fame, hasn't made a psychological thriller since his 1990s Stephen King adaptation Misery. Now he is to direct You Belong to Me, written by David Murray, about a psychiatrist who breaks the golden rule of never talking about yourself with patients. Scares ensue.
From green land to a dream job
Hollywood production executive Jane Evans, who kept an eye on budgets for Ang Lee and Gus Van Sant, will head up physical production at Dreamworks. Evans lands from Focus Features, where she spearheaded the Green Production Alliance, which supported an industry standard of sustainability strategies and resources.
No rest for the wicked, Reese
Reese Witherspoon is planning to take time off to have her baby in the late summer/early autumn. But, in true actorly fashion, she's not planning too much time out. She's shooting Devil's Knot opposite Colin Firth and is reportedly scheduled to begin shooting Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus in January.
Wright's banking on a bug's life
Edgar Wright just wrapped an Ant-Man test reel. Ant-Man is based on Marvel comics' hero Hank Pym, a scientist who discovered a way to alter his size and uses a helmet to control armies of ants. Wright co-wrote a script with Joe Cornish. A test reel doesn't guarantee a film but is a step towards one.
A The film has amassed an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend
A statement was published on his fansite, True To You, following release of new album
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The way the police have treated Cliff Richard is completely unacceptable
- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police shoot and kill second young black man
- 4 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 5 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermesiter and vodka
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness
JK Rowling releases new Harry Potter story on Pottermore: Introducing Celestina Warbuck, the 'Singing Sorceress'
Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermesiter and vodka
The funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Tim Vine wins for second time
Kate Bush: Previously unseen photographs reveal new side to comeback star
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head