10 Breaking Bits


1. Vinnie Jones (“Smokin’ Aces : Blowback”) and Stephen Lang (“Avatar”) have joined the cast of the Aussie war film “The 34th Battalion”.

2. At the TCA upfronts, “Bates Motel” shepherd Carlton Cuse said that while his “Psycho” series won’t follow on from the events of any of the various “Psycho” and “Bates Motel” sequels and series, respectively, of yesteryear, it’ll maintain the same chilling thriller tone. “It’s a psychological thriller,” he said. “I don’t think it [American Horror Story] had an influence. It was its own thing.” The series has been scheduled for debut on Monday March 18 at 10pm on A&E.

3. A one-off special on HBO will wrap-up the events of the short-lived series “Life’s Too Short” starring Warwick Davis.

4. USA Today has debuted a new still from “Man of Steel”.

5. Isaiah Mustafa, Brian Patrick Wade and former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista are up for the role of ‘Drax’ in “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

6. Whispers abound that “Star Wars : Episode VII” might feature a female lead.

7. “21 Jump Street” cutie Brie Larson will be in “Basmati Blues”, playing an American girl in a Bollywood musical.

8. “Behind the Candelabra” stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon say their Liberace telefilm won’t be a “caricature”.

9. The poster for “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes”,starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, and Aneurin Barnard, is online.

10. Three new posters for “The Host” are online.