Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) has nabbed the female lead in “CGGB”, about the popular nightclub of the ’70s. ”Greene is in talks to play Lisa Kristal, the daughter of CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, who will be played by Alan Rickman. Script depicts the younger Kristal as a fiery young woman who frequently clashes with her father but ends up working as the business manager of his club. She later attended law school to help her dad keep CBGB afloat before it shuttered in 2008. Kristal, who is now known as Lisa Kristal Burgman, controls the estate and is onboard to co-produce the indie pic.” Malin Akerman, Johnny Galecki, Taylor Hawkins, Rupert Grint and Joel David Moore are among the ensemble. (Variety)
A horde of new images from mumma-porn flick “Magic Mike”, featuring Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello, are online
An extended trailer for The CW’s “Arrow”, the net’s latest superhero series, is online.
And they say there’s no original ideas left in Hollywood… Warners are doing a film based on the “Guinness Book of World Records”. Danny Chun is writing the script. (Deadline)
“Waiting to Exhale” star Loretta Devine says it’s still, despite the death of co-star Whitney Houston, the plan to do a sequel. The actress, citing a renewed interest in African-American romantic comedies, says they’ll have to do it quick though.
Guillermo del Toro says “Pacific Rim” was a hoot to work on. “When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings”, says del Toro in an interview with Total Film. “We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this.”
The magazine also had a pic of star Idris Elba, which I’ve scanned below :
Also, some new artwork for del Toro’s upcoming CGI “Pinocchio” film :
The first image of David Morrisey as The Governor on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is online :
Showrunner Robert Kirkman tells TVGuide, “The Governor in the show is definitely going to be The Governor in the comic. I think that he’s definitely going to be a character that people love to hate and are absolutely entertained by, but also somewhat terrified of. He’s definitely going to be a very important character and a very nuanced character. We are not going to be watering him down.”
New promo images for : “Man of Steel” and “Fast & the Furious 6” are online, as are early pics from the “Mr Peabody and Sherman” movie; a new synopsis for the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” sequel & artwork for M.Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth”.
There’s a new video blog online for “Skyfall”, this one taking a look at the film’s costumes :
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
“xXx” helmer Rob Cohen is developing an action movie based on Sir Isaac Newton (THR)
Billy Bob Thornton and Edward Burns are set to star in the baseball drama “Three Nights”, based on the book by ‘Buzz’ Bizzinger (“Friday Night Lights”). Book tells of a three-game series in 2003 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. Bissinger (wrote the screenplay and David Anspaugh (“Rudy” and “Hoosiers”) will direct in what will be a fictionalized version of the book — which focused on the strategic decisions by Cardinal manager Tony La Russa. (Variety)
A fourth “Jackass”, called “Jackass 4 : Bad Grandpa” could be in the works (Fusible)
Seems the company ‘A.I.M’ will be a part of “Iron Man 3” (i09)
For the first time in Melbourne hundreds of Aussie Dudes will come together and raise a White Russian to the American Cult Classic film, ”The Big Lebowski”. Known as ‘Lebowski Bash Melbourne’ the event is to be held at the Astor theatre, and is a tribute to the original Coen brothers 1998 film and Lebowski festivals worldwide. Whilst the first Australian Lebowski bash took place in Sydney in April of this year and was a huge success, the Melbourne event promises to be even bigger and better. With a capacity for over 1000 ‘Aussie Achievers’ (or die-hard-lebowski-fan-dudes) at Melbourne’s Astor Theatre on June 23rd, the event includes a costume competition, trivia, live music, and watching ‘The Dudeness’ himself on the big screen with a showing of the film in digitally remastered 2K, presented on the Astor Theatre’s SuperScreen through state-of-the-art Barco 4K digital projection. ‘Although The Big Lebowski was originally a bit of a box office flop, its popularity is becoming the stuff of legends,’ says event director Ron Tucker. ‘Achievers are coming together all around the world to pay tribute, with events such as the annual Lebowski Fest, and after the success of the Sydney Lebowski bash, we couldn’t wait to bring the party to Melbourne too.’ Since its release, the film has become iconic and even inspired an entire religion -Dudeism- which has over 150,000 ‘ordained priests’. Several books and films have been created based on its pop-culture impact, and the film has generated fan events such as ‘Lebowski Fest’, ‘Lebowski Bash (US)’, ‘Lebowski Movie Parties’, ‘Viva Lebowski,’ and ‘The Dude Fest’. “The film has been dubbed by many, including the Boston Globe, as the ‘Number One American Cult Classic” says Tucker. “It’s surpassing even that of the Rocky Horror Picture Show’. Following the event, there is to be a VIP White Russian after party, sponsored by Kahlua.
Fandango reports that Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” currently leads this weekend’s new releases, representing 51% of Thursday’s sales.
Controversial new documentary “Top Priority : The Terror Within” will be released in an exclusive two-week theatrical season next month. Flick screens at the IFC, NYC June 29th thru July 5th, and
NoHo in LA, July 13th thru July 20th.
Stay tuned to LightFM in Melbourne, folks, because they’re giving away tickets to Michael J Fox’s stage show “A funny thing happened on the Way to the future” which is looking to be an epic stage life story, fixing around an interview with Michael J Fox, premiering in August. LightFM will be giving away tickets every day in Melbourne up until its premiere. For the very first time in Australia, Michael J.Fox, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future, hosted by Australian actor, Shane Jacobson, written and directed by Ignatius Jones, one of the world’s leading creative event Directors. Live on stage in the magnificent Plenary Arena inside the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. A year in the making, the debut production of The Visionary Series, an all new live event experience which explores the life of one of the world’s most extraordinary and inspiring human beings, Michael J. Fox. ONE SHOW ONLY, Tuesday 14th August 2012.