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Quick News – December 8, 2010

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ALICE WON’T KICK GLENN’S ASS
Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) and Aaron Johnson (“Kick-Ass”) will join Glenn Close in “Albert Knobbs”, the story of a woman who dresses up as a man to get work and escape poverty in 19th century Ireland. Close co-wrote the script (More…)

DANIELS HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS
“Precious” director Lee Daniels is attached to direct a remake of Fellini’s “Nights of Cabiria”. The original, released in 1957, told of a feisty but naive prostitute in Ostia, then a seedy section of Rome (More…)

DEL TORO AND JIM MAKE A DATE
Guillermo del Toro’s “At the Mountains of Madness” will likely film June 2011. James Cameron is a producer on the project, but from the sounds of it he’s pretty involved. del Toro tells The Los Angeles Times, “In his subtle style he said to me, ‘I have a few notes, but I have one fatal flaw [that I see in the script].’ He pointed out one thing that was big. I’ve been thinking about this for 35 years, and he pointed out something I’d never seen.”

FINALLY! BOB’S GOING TO SING!
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to direct Disney’s “Bob the Musical”, which “follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay. Marc Shaiman, who composed the original music for Hairspray, is writing the music and lyrics for Bob.” (More…)

NO LOVE FOR BOB DOWN UNDER
Director John Curran’s “Stone”, starring Robert De Niro and Edward Norton, will go direct-to-DVD down under. Roadshow have penciled the title in for a Feb 2011 bow.

WAHLBERG TAKES RAVEN OVER CROW
Mark Wahlberg looks set to star in “The Raven”, based on the short film about a young man with powers being chased around downtown Los Angeles by robotic police drones, while a giant police ship coordinates the effort from the skies above (More…)

HOT WHEELS
Columbia has picked up ”Wheels”, a high school road movie from Andrew Gurland and Huck Botko, the duo who wrote the found footage hit ”The Last Exorcism” (More…)

SUPERHERO MUSINGS
Jeremy Renner talks about his role as superhero Clint Morris Barton in the upcoming “The Avengers” over at Indie Wire, while “Spider-Man” recruit Irfhan Khan talks about playing ‘Van Natter’ in the upcoming reboot over at NYT.

ADAMSON’S NEXT WILL BE A BLOODY CIRCUS!
“Shrek 2″ Director Andrew Adamson is doing a 3D “Cirque du Soleil” flick. Deadline says, “the untitled film is a hybrid combining narrative storytelling with Cirque performances that are being captured in 3D from different themed Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. Those performances serve as the backdrop of a magical world where the film’s lead character has been transported.” James Cameron will produce (More…)

OPRAH TO RUIN MOVIE
Oprah Winfrey (currently in Australia for a series of live-tapings) will star in HBO Films’ “Ruined”. An adaptation of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play ,it focuses on a brothel in war-torn Congo and the struggles of its madam, Mama Nadi, to keep herself and the women working for her from getting caught between the government and rebel armies. (More…)

DISCARDED DUDS
Wanna see designs of Bryan Singer’s unused ‘Superman’ design for the proposed sequel to “Superman Returns”? Click Here

SET PICS FROM JUDGE DREDD REBOOT
There’s new set pics up of “Dredd”, including our first glimpse of the new Mega City One here.

CLASSIC TRAILER OF THE DAY
Somewhere in Time” (1980)

We’ve so much love for “Back to the Future”, but there’s so many other terrific time-travel movies out there that aren’t nearly as treasured – and it should be. “Somewhere in Time”, though slightly daggier than Robert Zemeckis’ fabbo adventure, is a delightful little ‘trip back’ starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. If you’re planning on having a ‘time travel’ themed video night sometime, you must add this to your line-up (and, for that matter, “Time After Time”).


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About Caffeinated Clint

The writer/publicist/producer who wears the editor hat on Moviehole. Favorite films include "Say Anything...", "The Hunt for Red October", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", "Die Hard", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "Young Guns", "American Psycho", "Back to the Future" and the "Star Wars" series.
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