Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

J.J. Abrams/Jonathan Nolan TV Show 'Person Of Interest' Gets A Pilot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 2:54 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Plus 'Twilight: Eclipse' Helmer David Slade To Direct Pilot For 'R.E.M.'With the stigma of working in TV long since eroded, it seems that there's no big-screen producer, director or writer these days without a TV series or two on the go; only yesterday saw James Mangold and Philip Noyce join big names like Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann and Bryan Singer as helmers who've taken charge of TV pilots in recent memory. Now more news of big-name above-the-line talent who are moving forward on new telly shows, both of which could see themselves turning up on our DVR if they move forward.

New Images & Clips From Cary Fukunaga's 'Jane Eyre' Starring Mia Wasikowska

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 2:34 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Focus Features is starting the last big push for Cary Fukunaga's upcoming film as new photos and two first look video clips have been unveiled of his revisioning of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" starring break out stars Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.

There Can Only Be One (More Rewrite): 'Twilight' Writer Melissa Rosenberg To Pen 'Highlander' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 2:13 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Some 1980s genre pictures can be rewatched today, and feel as fresh and exciting as the day they were released: "The Thing," "Gremlins," "Predator," "Die Hard," "Back to the Future," "Robocop." With apologies to fans of the franchise, if there are such creatures, "Highlander" is not one of them. Shot like a Meat Loaf video, encumbered by one of the sillier mythologies out there, and rife with bad performances, it's possible that the affection for the original has only come about because the sequels and spin-offs were so awful.

Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' Finds A Villain In 'Snabba Cash' Star Fares Fares

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 1:56 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
And the cast of Daniel Espinosa's promising English-language debut, "Safe House," continues to grow. The director has now brought back a star from his break-out film last year, "Snabba Cash," with Fares Fares set to join the ranks led by Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington.

Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner & Marcia Gay Harden Attached To 'Back Roads'

  • By Catherine Scott
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 1:28 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Lead roles have been cast in Adrian Lyne's adaptation of Tawni O'Dell's "Back Roads," a novel about a young man in rural Pennsylvania trying to care for his three younger sisters after his mother goes to jail. Andrew Garfield is attached to play the lead role of Harley with Jennifer Garner and Marcia Gay Harden in supporting roles. Garner will play a neighbor and love interest for Garfield, with Harden taking on the role of court-appointed therapist to Garfield. Lyne co-wrote the screenplay with O'Dell and is all set to turn the Oprah's Book Club novel into a film for Infinity Media. Many young actresses are being considered to play Garfield's sisters; in the book, the girls are 15, 12 and 6. Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning, anyone?

Keira Knightley Not Part Of David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' With Robert Pattinson

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 12:57 AM
  • |
  • 30 Comments
Perhaps this is why the new transparency sucks and why a salient argument can be made for the halcyon days of film development behind closed doors: watching the back and forth progress and decline of David Cronenberg‘s gestating “Cosmpolis” is heartbreaking. First, it's an A-list project out the door with Colin Farrell, Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti and then it's a slightly less desireable project with Robert Pattinson and Keira Knightley in the leads instead of Farrell and Cotillard who bailed for a tentpole ("Total Recall") and a baby, respectively (Cotillard is pregnant, the dream for Playlist suitors is collapsing).

Warner Bros. Near Deal To Acquire Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' With DiCaprio & Mulligan

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • February 10, 2011 12:13 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
If will he or won't he is the question it appears we're good to go. Perhaps he was playing coy, but last week Aussie director Baz Luhrmann ("Australia," "Strictly Ballroom") was telling anyone who asked that he may not direct the adaptation of F. Scott Fizgerald‘s “The Great Gatsby.” “I gotta make a decision in three days’ time, whether to do it or not,” Luhrmann told Vulture last Wednesday.

Will The Coen Brothers Actually Tackle The Horror Genre?

  • By Aaron Fowler
  • |
  • February 9, 2011 11:58 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Probably Not. Ethan Coen Also Talks 'Barton Fink' Sequel & 'Gambit' Writing GigThe crazy and kooky Ethan and Joel Coen have dabbled in nearly every genre...except maybe horror. Sure, they've gotten their feet wet with elements of it in their debut "Blood Simple" not to mention shades in "Fargo" and lets not forget good old Anton Chigurh in "No Country For Old Men" -- but nothing has come no where near a straight-on horror flick. Well, it seems like their take on the genre may not be far off or is it?

Exclusive: 'I Am Number Four' Director D.J. Caruso Hoping To 'Beat The Reaper' At Fox

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • February 9, 2011 11:52 AM
  • |
  • 9 Comments
Updated: Well, it looks as per Mr. Caruso's own comments below, that he spoke out of turn. We've spoke to management and agents for the actor and while management confirms that Caruso has met with Appian Way and Leonardo DiCaprio and management has spoken to Fox about the project, no directorial deal or even development deal is in place yet. Let's place this under something that everyone hopes will happen in the future if all parties see eye to eye.

'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Sought To Direct Willow Smith In Remake Of 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 9, 2011 10:24 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
With Jaden Smith now a proven moneymaker, The Smiths are now looking to turn their other spawn, Willow Smith into a multi-quadrant threat. The pint-sized sensation already set the blogosphere on fire with "Whip My Hair" and as was revealed last month, a remake of the kid's classic musical "Annie" is in the works with her to star. So who better to direct than the man who has single-handedly made singing along to terrible songs cool again?

Email Updates

Recent Comments