10 Breaking Bits


1. Actress Juliet Landau (“Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”, “The Bronx Bull”) has signed a ton of stuff for a charity fountain, the Sophie Lancaster foundation (http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/), and you can find these items on ebay. Sophie Lancaster, along with her boyfriend, was beaten to death for being a goth; she later died. Landau said in a statement : “I am horrified by what happened to Sophie Lancaster and Rob Maltby. It seems unfathomable to me that people can be this evil, hateful, ugly and violent. I’m moved beyond words by Sophie’s spirit and loving nature. She protected her boyfriend during the attack. Sophie’s mum, Sylvia is an inspiration. She founded this organization as a legacy to her daughter, with the aim of providing education about prejudice and intolerance by going into schools, youth groups and prisons. People’s creativity and individuality is a thing to celebrate and nurture not to destroy.”

2. Production has resumed on TNT’s “Dallas”, after the death of cast member Larry Hagman last week.

3. Universal has announced a May 31, 2013 release for “The Purge”, a new dystopian thriller starring Ethan Hawke.

4. Taryn Manning (“8 Mile”) will recur on TV’s “Orange is the New Black”.

5. DreamWorks Studios is looking to acquire M.L. Stedman’s debut novel ”The Light Between Oceans”, which is set on a remote Australian island.

6. Brett Dalton (“Killing Lincoln”) will play Agent Grant on Joss Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D” pilot.

7. New images from Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law are online.

8. The first clip from “The Hobbit” is online.

9. A sequel to the Disney film “Life Size”, which starred Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks, is in the works.

10. Joe Carnahan (“The A-Team”) is to direct a feature based on the comic mini-series “Undying Love“, about “an ex-soldier who falls for a girl that happens to be a vampire. The only way the two can be together is if the man takes on the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld.”