The Playlist

Lindsay Lohan In Talks To Besmirch Elizabeth Taylor's Memory In Lifetime Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • January 10, 2012 8:59 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
There are a lot of similarities between the late Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away last year, and faded teen sensation Lindsay Lohan. Both got their start as child actresses before moving into more adult fare. Both had personal lives that proved fodder for the tabloids. Both had legs. Both had arms. Both...were...people. OK, we're just about out.

Garrett Hedlund Goes 'Inside Llewyn Davis' For The Coen Brothers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 10:40 PM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
Well, now that he's got some free time on his hands since "Akira" is on hold for the foreseeable future, Garrett Hedlund is gonna sing for his supper.

'West Wing' Star Richard Schiff Is Dr. Hamilton In Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 10:17 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
With lensing continuing in Vancouver and Chicago on Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel," one more actor has come aboard, and it may give some creedence to a rumor that has been kicking around. Or not.

Ruh-Roh: 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Pushed Ten Months To January 2013

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 8:11 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
You could have called this one months ago. Paramount's "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" was supposed to be due in theaters on March 2nd, less than two months from now and we'd barely seen a peep from the film, not a trailer, a poster or anything other than this first-look photo that was revealed just a month ago. Never a good sign. In fact, that close to release and nothing substantial seen and you can almost guarantee a release date bump is on the way.

Universal Hires Writers For 'Bruce Almighty' Sequel, With Jim Carrey Eyed To Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 8:01 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
You would have to go back to 2008's "Yes Man" for the last bona fide Jim Carrey hit. Since then he's starred in the underrated "I Love You Phillip Morris" (which nobody saw anyway), that ill-advised version of "A Christmas Carol" (which did good business, but isn't exactly a Jim Carrey Movie) and last summer's "Mr. Popper's Penguins," which made good coin overseas, but didn't quite register stateside. It looks like he may have a comeback project in the long-developing "Burt Wonderstone" with Steve Carell, which starts lensing soon, but if things go according to plan he'll pick up on a franchise that "The Office" star had taken over for him.

Dario Marianelli To Score Brian De Palma's 'Passion'

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 7:39 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
Brian De Palma, whether you love him or hate him, always has a knack for choosing composers. Whether its the twinkly, sexy romanticism of Pino Donaggio in "Blow Out," "Body Double," and "Dressed to Kill;" the brooding eroticism of Bernard Herrmann in "Sisters" and "Obsession;" or the more off-kilter experimentalism of Ryuichi Sakamoto in "Snake Eyes," "Mission to Mars," and "Femme Fatale"; De Palma knows how to match the musician with the material, almost seamlessly. Even his big budget Hollywood job, "Mission: Impossible," which had a last minute replacement score cooked up by Danny Elfman, remains one of that composer's greatest, least heralded efforts. And that knack seems to have continued, with Film Music Reporter noting that the filmmaker has brought on Dario Marianelli, of "Atonement" and "Jane Eyre" fame, for his latest project, an erotic thriller called "Passion."

Exclusive: Joe Carnahan Says Long-Gestating ‘Killing Pablo’ Likely Next, Hopes ‘White Jazz' Will Follow

  • By Jeff Otto
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 6:38 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
It seems as though we’ve been waiting forever (a decade to be exact) for Joe Carnahan to deliver on the promise set forth with 2002’s “Narc.” It’s not that the two films he’s directed since (“Smokin’ Aces,” “The A-Team”) were necessarily bad, but rather that Carnahan seemed to demonstrate with “Narc” that he was capable of much, much more. Of course, the director also spent a fair amount of time developing “Mission: Impossible III,” which was later flipped to J.J. Abrams. It was an unpleasant learning experience Carnahan openly tells Playlist he quit before he could be fired. Although he says learned a lot from the ordeal and has no regrets, though it has possibly compelled the director to play things a little safer since.

'24' & 'Battlestar Galactica' Star Katee Sackhoff Lands Female Lead In New 'Riddick' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 6:37 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Oh, so we guess that new "Chronicles Of Riddick" movie is happening after all. After pre-production was abruptly shut down in Montreal late last fall, and then started up again before the end of the year, it appears it's all systems go at Universal for Vin Diesel and David Twohy as the project, which last we heard was waiting a greenlight, now appears to be on the move. 

TV Director Beth McCarthy-Miller To Direct Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 6:13 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Geez, today seems to be the day for Melissa McCarthy news. She's already made her feelings known about a "Bridesmaids" sequel without Kristen Wiig, and it seems is putting the massive comedy hit in the rear-view as her first major project after the blockbuster movie is now beginning to take shape.

'La Vie En Rose' Director Olivier Dahan To Helm Grace Kelly Biopic... About Tax Havens

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 9, 2012 5:37 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
You would think that a movie about screen legend Grace Kelly might be centered around any one of her famous films, or perhaps her trifecta with Alfred Hitchcock that included “Dial M for Murder,” “Rear Window,” and “To Catch a Thief.” But no, it's going to be about uh, tax havens. We're not kidding.

Email Updates

Recent Comments