News Briefs – May 30, 2014


The MPAA has deemed the Eva Green-“Sin City : A Dame to Kill For” too racy for release. The ratings board say the poster can’t be hung on bus shelters because you can see a “curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown”.

“Captain America : The Winter Soldier” directors Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the film adaptation of Mark Greaney’s novel “The Gray Man”. The book’s synopsis : Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man – a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there’s no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive. Several years ago, James Grey was attached to direct a film version, which Brad Pitt was considering starring in.

Will Smith has dropped out of the science-fiction superhero film “Brilliance”. The Universal and Legendary Pictures production has Julius Onah in the director’s chair. Here’s the synopsis of Marcus Sakey’s upcoming novel : In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adults only animated comedy “Sausage Party” has been scheduled for June 3, 2016.

The new poster for “Left Behind” – starring Nicolas Cage in the Kirk Cameron role – has been released.

Romeo Miller (aka ‘Lil Romeo’) and newcomer Eurika Pratts (”Gang of Roses 2”) have been cast in the male stripper pic “Chocolate City”.

YouTube sensation Flula Borg has joined the cast of “Pitch Perfect 2”.”

Jack Huston has joined the cast of “The Longest Ride”, the feature film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel.

Rodrigo Santoro (“300”) has joined the cast of “Dominion”, based on the life of Irish poet Dylan Thomas. The film, which is based on the last day of Thomas’ short life at the White Horse Tavern in New York, features Santoro in the pivotal role of the bartender.

Katie Holmes is joining the cast of the Weinstein Company drama “The Woman in Gold”, starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl.

Marilyn Manson has been cast in an interesting role in the final season of “Sons of Anarchy”.

It’ll likely never happen, but Taylor Kitsch says the script for the “John Carter” sequel really delivers. “I know the second script was fucking awesome. We had to plant a grounding, so we could really take off in the second one. The second one was even more emotionally taxing, which was awesome.”