Casting a superhero is a tricky. The actor has to personify a character with decades of history, but also look fantastic in skimpy attire. (Most of the best mainstream comics ever made could easily be subtitled “Muscular People with Personal Problems.”) Christian Bale and Robert Downey Jr. have done it, but there’s a whole graveyard of Brandon Rouths and Jennifer Garners who tried and failed. Playing a superhero is just plain hard, but it also has to be fun. And that’s why, when the time comes to finally cast the long-developed Wonder Woman movie, there’s only one real choice to play the Amazon: Beyoncé Knowles.
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, activities surrounding the movie should launch around Cannes next week. A rocker making a movie about the original rockers — I like it!A new movie about the Beatles, based on Richard DiLello’s memoirs from the time when he was the “house hippie” at the band’s record company Apple, is gaining steam, with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher throwing his weight behind it. (He owns the rights to the book, The Longest Cocktail Party.)
The most interesting part, however, will be when producers start making casting announcements. Specifically, who should play John, Paul, George, and Ringo? Stepping into any of those shoes won’t be easy, and there are so many ways that the producers could go. I’m assuming that since DiLello’s memoir was based off the waning years of the Beatles — he worked there in the late ’60s — they’ll have to cast on the older side. For some reason, I’m seeing a couple faces: Topher Grace and Peter Sarsgaard.
Thoughts? Who would you cast as the Beatles?
Deadline‘s Mike Fleming. Training Day scribe David Ayer is set to write and direct the update of the classic kill-em-all action pic, in which the future Governator starred as a government agent forced out of retirement to rescue his daughter from an evil dictator.Fox is readying to remake Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1985 hit Commando, according to a report from
So who’s up for filling Arnie’s shoes, you ask? We’ve got a few nominees: How about Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, star of the upcoming A-Team movie and professional UFC bone-breaker? Or maybe Channing Tatum, if he’s ready to rumble again getting mushy in Dear John? Or maybe you swap “father” for “brother” in the movie’s pitch and cast an up-and-comer like Twilight star Taylor Lautner? Come to think of it, who says it has to be a guy? Something tells us Angelina Jolie could take out a maniacal despot and still make it home in time for Shiloh’s afternoon nap.
Okay PopWatchers, it’s your turn to play casting couch: Who should be the next Commando? READ FULL STORY »
Vajazzler” Love Hewitt and Cybill Shepherd in a Lifetime movie sounds incredibly genius. But now that I’ve learned Shepherd will be playing a body waxer who discovers her daughter (Hewitt) is a lady of the night, I am even more on board for this movie. It’s one of those genius TV-movie plots that sounds like a spoof, but sadly is not. (It’s actually based on a true story!)The sheer idea of pairing Jennifer “
Between those Martha Stewart movies and Showtime’s The L Word, Shepherd has been seriously camping it up lately, so I expect full-throttle Mommie Dearest-style histrionics in this flick. I also cannot wait until the inevitable promotional interview on The View where Shepherd discusses doing research on body waxing in order to properly play this character. This as-yet-untitled-movie is the gift that keeps on giving. Another gift? This clip embedded after the jump of Cybill singing “The Menopause Blues”…you’re welcome. READ FULL STORY »
according to the Hollywood Reporter. As a sexy bonus, the story is yet another gladiator tale…sorta! The released logline reveals that the movie centers on Lutz, whose character is kidnapped and forced into “the savage world of a modern gladiator arena.” (I’m thinking that I wouldn’t mind seeing Lutz scantily clad in gladiator uniform. I mean, right?!?) But then you have to consider that this is truly a gladiator set-up — i.e. the contemporary, voracious online masses are paying to see someone, possibly Lutz, bite it. Turns out Jackson, of course, is the mastermind behind the whole situation. The best part of Jackson’s role is that he apparently oversees the battles from his “computer lair with the help of twin ladies who see to his every desire.” Sorta like the Budweiser Twins maybe? Yes!Looking for a casting combo you never considered but might really be obsessed with? Exhibit A: Iron Man 2 pro Samuel L. Jackson and Twilight/Nightmare on Elm Street hottie Kellan Lutz are in negotiations to star together in the indie action flick Deathgames,
What do you think, PopWatchers? Does a Jackson-Lutz combo — the younger in a gladiator thong and the older with sexy twins — sound appealing to you?
Transforming from an animated rat in Ratatouille to a Hamptons billionaire in NBC’s new series, Beach Lane, Patton Oswalt has certainly climbed the character ladder. Oswalt and Third Rock From the Sun‘s Kristen Johnston have joined Matthew Broderick in the pilot, about a millionaire (Oswalt) who hires a celebrity author (Broderick) to help his struggling newspaper in the Hamptons. Johnston’s role has not yet been announced. Oswalt became available for the project after his Broadway show Lips Together, Teeth Apart fell through last month.
Would you like to see Oswalt as a non-animated leading man, PopWatchers? He’s certainly due for his own TV series, don’t you think?
I couldn’t be happier for both actors. Ramirez was awesome as A.J.’s girlfriend during the final season of Sopranos, and Ramamurthy has been trying to escape from Mohinder’s shadow for awhile now. I’m wondering if Hollywood can’t find room in its big heart for the rest of the Heroes cast. After all they’ve been through, don’t they deserve some tiny plot of TV land to call their own? Here are some suggestions:
Adrian Pasdar: A morally ambiguous corporate executive on Damages (at least until someone finally reboots Profit.)
Hayden Panettiere: A recurring role on Make It or Break It as a former world champion gymnast.
Greg Grunberg: Surely his childhood friend J.J. Abrams needs someone to play an adorably acerbic assistant on the upcoming spy drama Undercovers?
Masi Oka: Needs to host a game show on G4.
Jack Coleman: Needs to guest star on Breaking Bad as Walter White’s brother.
Ali Larter: For playing two identically annoying characters, Ali Larter deserves two career-refurbishing parts. I’m thinking a femme fatale on Burn Notice and a drug-addled heiress on Gossip Girl.
Milo Ventimiglia: Should partner up with Wentworth Miller and take over Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Zachary Quinto: Probably doesn’t need your charity.
Kristen Bell: Anything but more of this.
What are some of your casting ideas for the Heroes cast, PopWatchers?
After successful stints on SNL and even as host of the ESPY Awards, you’d think that Justin Timberlake would oh-so-naturally achieve greatness in the world of film. But au contraire, JT-lovers. If his track record — including Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan — is any indication, he’s still got some work to do transitioning from TV to film. You can’t help but hype the movie career of a guy who created magic using a box and his male appendage, but without a new “Sexy Back” or “Dick in a Box” to keep us interested, what does a fan have to look forward to?
Well, in his newest role in Jake Kasdan’s Bad Teacher, Timberlake joins Jason Segel and Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet for a comedic romp that could serve as a pretty good tutorial for young Timberlake — not to mention providing interesting on-set chemistry with Timberlake’s former girlfriend, Cameron Diaz. I may not love Segel on How I Met Your Mother, but I couldn’t deny the genius script behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which the actor co-wrote. As for Stonestreet, can you say, best-part-of-Modern-Family? I think so!
Let’s put the negativity aside and cross our fingers for JT.
Kurt Cobain biopic on the fast track, with Oren Moverman (The Messenger) set to tackle writing and directing duties. (Courtney Love is already on board as an exec producer.) So now we wait, with equal parts dread and excitement, for an answer to everyone’s big question: Will Dave Grohl PLAY Dave Grohl? Who will play Kurt Cobain?In a move sure to stir up scrutiny from music fans, Universal has put its
It’s a tricky casting decision, since Nirvana’s still-devoted fanbase is sure to criticize anyone who takes the part. But we think we can narrow it down to a few key contenders:
The Messenger star has proven talent and an obvious in with Moverman. Plus, he actually bears a passing resemblance to Cobain.
There is nothing she can’t do. End of argument.
Your turn, PopWatchers: Who should play Cobain?
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