10 Breaking Bits


1. “Harry Potter” and “Spider-Man” franchise stars Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina, respectively, will team for “Love is Strange”, about a couple who after 28 years together, finally marry at a City Hall wedding in Manhattan. On return from their honeymoon, however, Ben gets fired from his job as a choir director for a Catholic high school. With not enough money to stay in their small apartment, the two are forced to move in, separately, with a nephew and his family in Brooklyn, and the two gay cops next door.Ira Sachs directs.

2. A new featurette for “The Host”, fixing on the Melanie Stryder character, is online.

3. Filmdistrict has released a sneak peek of scenes from Jason Statham’s latest “Parker”.

4. Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum will produce a remake of “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” for MGM. Says Murphy, “The movie that I was most freaked out by as a child was this movie that no one ever saw called The Town That Dreaded Sundown… I was just starting to babysit my brother, and the ads for that would come on and I would get freaked out.” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who has directed episodes of Murphy’s “Glee” and “American Horror Story”, is in negotiations to direct.

5. Aussie actress Jessica DeGouw (“Arrow”) will star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in NBC/Sky Living’s new 10-part “Dracula” series.

6. USA Today has some great new pics up from the upcoming “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”.

7. A new photo of Tom Cruise in the upcoming “Oblivion” has been released.

8. A New clip from “Stoker” has premiered at Yahoo! Movies.

9. RADiUS-TWC has snared North American rights to “Twenty Feet from Stardom”, which celebrated its world premiere with an overwhelming standing ovation at last night’s Eccles screening. Produced by the beloved late A&M Records executive Gil Friesen whose dream was to tell this story about the unheralded back up singers to the world’s greatest industry legends, the pic was directed by Grammy nominated Morgan Neville. The film is a celebration of the voices from the edge, which brought shape and style to the soundtracks of our lives. Neville follows half a dozen diverse and gifted back up singers from throughout music history, each of whom has a story to tell of life in the shadows of superstardom (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker, Bette Midler to name just a few). These talented artists represent a range of styles that come from all eras of popular music, but each singer belongs to the first family of American voice. Now is their turn for the spotlight.

10. “The Master” will premiere on DVD and Blu-ray on Feb 26. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD special features include: “Back Beyond” which features outtakes and additional scenes edited to music by Johnny Greenwood; “Unguided Message,” an 8 minute short / behind the scenes; Teasers/ Trailers. The Combo Pack also includes an additional special feature “Let Their Be Light (1946), John Huston’s landmark documentary about WW-II veterans.”