The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Danny Huston is in negotiations to join Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes.’ Waltz, who’s coming off another Oscar turn in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained,’ and Adams, nominated for Paul Thomas Anderson’s ’The Master,’ will play Margaret and Walter Keane, whose paintings of large eyed children became one of the first mass marketed art sensations in the 50s and 60s. Huston will play a burnt-out, heavy-drinking gossip reporter.
While Walter was the marketing genius, he also took the bows for doing the brush work. He was a full fledged celebrity, a regular on the TV talk show circuit. His shy wife was the actual artist in the family. When they split and she tried to get her due, he painted her as being eccentric, and they ended up in court. There, a judge finally provided them with two easels and ordered them to prove it. Walter’s art reputation went down on the canvas when he begged off because of what he said was pain in his arm. She whipped up one of her trademark big-eyed works. The screenwriters for ‘Big Eyes,’ Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, previously worked with Tim Burton on ‘Ed Wood.’
Awesome “Justice Families” Series Casts Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman & Their Fellow DC Members As Superhero Parents
Artist Andry Rajoelina (via Blurppy) has put together this brilliant artwork collection titled “Justice Families”, depicting a number of the most iconic heroes of the DC Universe along with their sidekicks in a family setting. Warner Bros. Pictures was said to be eyeing a 2015 release for their ‘Justice League’ movie, which could put it up against J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and Marvel’s comparable superhero ensemble, ‘The Avengers 2,’ which has Joss Whedon returning to write and direct for a May 1st, 2015 release. Warner Bros took control of DC Comics in 2009, folding the comicbook company into the studio and re-launching it as DC Entertainment to better manage how its characters wind up on the big and small screens. Check out more work by Andry Rajoelina on his website, deviantART and Tumblr.
McG’s ‘Three Days To Kill’ Set For February 2014 – Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld & Amber Heard
Relativity Media send word that they will distribute ‘Three Days to Kill’ on February 14th, 2014. The film is directed by McG (This Means War, Terminator Salvation), written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak and stars Kevin Costner (Man of Steel, Jack Ryan), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Amber Heard (Paranoia) and Connie Nielsen (“Boss”).
In the action thriller, Kevin Costner plays an elite government hit man who after receiving news that he has a terminal disease, decides to give up his high stakes life to finally build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But when his agency offers him an experimental, potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last mission, it’s an offer he can’t refuse – even if it means juggling his two toughest assignments yet: going after the world’s most ruthless terrorist and caring for his daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town.
Deadline are reporting that Josh Brolin has joined Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, and Jena Malone in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice.’ Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute and finance the film, which Anderson has adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s soft-boiled crime novel. Set in Los Angeles during the spring of 1970, the story follows pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend. While Brolin’s specific role hasn’t been revealed, the outlet say that the actor is set for a “key role” in the film.
Josh Brolin will shoot ‘Inherent Vice’ and then promote the three films he has coming out later this year. He stars in the Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller-directed ’Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For’ for The Weinstein Company. After that comes ‘Oldboy,’ the remake he stars in for director Spike Lee, and then the Jason Reitman-directed ‘Labor Day,’ opposite Kate Winslet. The synopsis for the ‘Inherent Vice’ novel can be read below.
UPDATE: In a confusing turn of events, just hours after Variety’s report, Deadline are now reporting that Eon and Sony Pictures have started talks with Sam Mendes to return to the 007 directors chair for ‘Bond 24.’ The original feature is as follows: Seeing as Eon and Sony Pictures are planning two more James Bond movies with star Daniel Craig, the team behind the series are currently on the hunt for the director to helm the next installment. As of now, no choice has been made, though the good people over at Firstshowing has reported that Nicolas Winding Refn is being considered to take the job after the site interviewed him at the Cannes Film Festival. Variety now add that though he is in the running, Refn is just one of the directors who Eon has shown interest in. Also under consideration are reportedly the likes of Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black.
Sources tell the outlet that it could still be some time until a decision is made – not only because they are still meeting with helmers, but also because the details of Daniel Craig’s deal are still being worked out. Given how successful the franchise has been with Craig as the star, especially the last film, ‘Skyfall,’ the star’s deal is expected to be very lucrative and probably also involves director approval. As of now, John Logan, who wrote ‘Skyfall’ is on board to write the screenplay, with plans to get a film released by 2016. Following the brilliant box-office and critical success of ‘Skyfall,’ director Sam Mendes was close to jumping aboard the next installment, but had to withdraw because of his theatre commitments ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ and ‘King Lear with Simon Russell Beale’ at the National Theatre.
In a long line of news, behind-the-scenes images and teasers, Bryan Singer has tweeted the above new set image from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ seemingly confirming that Peter Dinklage will indeed be playing Bolivar Trask, the creator of the mutant-hunting Sentinels. It has been long rumored that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor would be playing the character in the film. ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series, started filming last month in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D.
With director Bryan Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director has announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy. Additionally, Hugh Jackman will be playing Wolverine again, and Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X, with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy returning to play younger versions of the same characters in the film. Seeds of a tie-in between the trilogies were sown when Jackman cameoed as Wolverine in ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Jennifer Lawrence, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters and Nicholas Hoult have also been confirmed to star.