Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekly News Round-Up - Feb. 1-7, 2010

*Headline Only Edition - I was short on time this week, so I will only be posting headlines and links to the stories as opposed to blurbs.*

Films in the Works

Johnny Depp to direct Keith Richards doc [Coming Soon]

Russell Crowe and Beyonce linked to latest incarnation of A Star Is Born [Empire]

Terrence Malick to direct all-star romance [Empire]

Hugh Jackman to co-star in Chinese film [Empire]

Next Bourne = prequel? [Empire]

Daredevil reboot is a go [Deadline Hollywood]

Watchmen 2 in the works [Empire]

Colin Firth would do Bridget Jones 3 [Empire]

Enchanted 2 is a go [Empire]

More Burke & Hare cast revealed [Empire]

Orlando Bloom is the Good Doctor [Hollywood Reporter]

Eric Bana in Hanna [Hollywood Reporter]

Danny Glover in Dragon Fire [Empire]

Taylor Lautner = Stretch Armstrong [Hollywood Reporter]

Another Nicholas Sparks novel-based movie in the works [The Los Angeles Times]

Sam Worthington to star in The Fields [Coming Soon]

Whoopi Goldberg & Kathy Bates are Earthbound [Empire]

Another take on The Thing [Hollywood Reporter]

Cast for the upcoming Soul Surfers announced [Empire]

Paranormal Activity and Saw creators team up for Insidious [Cinematical]

Olivia Wilde will co-star in Cowboys & Aliens [Hollywood Reporter]

Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin & Billy Crudup to co-star in crime drama The Convincer [Coming Soon]

Ginnifer Goodwin to star in Something Borrowed [Coming Soon]

McG to direct This Means War [Cinematical]

Danny McBride will star in L.A.P.I. [Empire]

Industry News

Sony Pictures laying off 450 employees [Yahoo]

Fox files lawsuits against several DVD pirates [The New York Times]

Film Festivals

Rotterdam International Film Festival announces award-winners [Indiewire]

South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival reveals its lineup [The New York Times]

True/False Film Festival reveals its lineup [Columbia Missourian]


Producer David Brown died on Feb. 1 [The New York Times]

Actor Ian Carmichael died on Feb. 5 [The Guardian]

In Other News

Vacation series' Griswolds return as part of super bowl promotion [Entertainment Weekly]

Batman & Robin tops list of Worst Movies of All Time [Hollywood Reporter]

Rare Marilyn Monroe photos auctioned [Yahoo]

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor granted knighthood in France [Yahoo]

Actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard engaged [Yahoo]


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