10 Breaking Bits


1. There’s a “Purge 2” coming (Twitter)

2. Sony has released a four-minute trailer of Channing Tatum/Jamie Foxx two-hander “White House Down” :

3. Tom Felton (‘Harry Potter’) has signed on for TNT’s new drama series “Murder in the First” (Deadline)

4. “Fifty Shades of Grey” writer Kelly Marcel will rewrite Joe Wright and Working Title’s “Little Mermaid” movie (Deadline)

5. Good news! An “Alvin & the Chipmunks 4” is coming! Flick is due out December 11, 2015!

6. Yet another “Veronica Mars” castmember has boarded the movie : Francis Capra, reprising the role of Weevil (The Hollywood Reporter)

7. Miramax and Screen Gems are collaborating on a currently untitled comedy that will star Kevin Hart (”Think Like a Man”) and Josh Gad (”Love & Other Drugs”). Jeremy Garelick will direct the film, which was also written by Garelick. In the film, Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.

8. Those rumours suggesting Megan Fox’s reuniting with Michael Bay and the Autobots for “Transformers 4”? False.

9. The first trailer and poster for “Pawn Shop Chronicles” starring Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Matt Dillon, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fraser and DJ Qualls is online.

10. Josh Peck (“Red Dawn”) is in talks to join Al Pacino and Annette Bening in “Imagine”, the directorial debut of Dan Fogelman (The Wrap).