The Playlist

Bruce Willis Spins The Casting Wheel Again, Lands On 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • August 10, 2011 1:26 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
There are certain actors for whom any attempt to follow the logic or reason in their career choices can only end in failure. What drives Al Pacino to follow playing himself in Adam Sandler comedy "Jack & Jill" with a Phil Spector biopic? How does Samuel L. Jackson film both Cormac McCarthy adaptation "The Sunset Limited" and direct-to-video actioner "Arena" in the same year? At least Nicolas Cage owes the government millions in taxes, but some of these elder statesman seem to delight in veering between the sublime and the ridiculous, and one of the greatest offenders is Bruce Willis.

Noam Murro Reportedly Drops Out Of 'Die Hard 5,' John Moore Possible Replacement

  • By Matthew Newlin
  • |
  • July 31, 2011 3:55 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
John McClane Could Fight Russians With Son In New ScriptThere's news today about "Die Hard 5" -- the sequel no one has been asking for and nobody really wants. Well aside from Bruce Willis and 20th Century Fox bean counters. According to TwitchFilm, filmmaker Noam Murro has left the fifth installment of the John McClane franchise due to shooting demands on "Xerxes," aka the "300" sequel/prequel now called, "300: Battle of Artemisia" which is looking to go before cameras sooner rather than later.

Adrianne Palicki To Play Lady Jaye In 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes,' Bruce Willis Eyed For Role Too

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • July 1, 2011 5:00 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
'Star Trek 2' Confirmed To Have Slipped From Summer 2012The train for the "G.I. Joe" sequel "G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes" keeps on barreling forward: it's only a few days since D.J. Cotrona and RZA came on board the pared-down, recast sequel to the 2009 toy adaptation, and now another no-offence-but-not-exactly-A-list actor has signed on, with Deadline reporting that "Friday Night Lights" veteran Adrianne Palicki has signed on to next summer's follow-up, which "Step-Up 3D" and "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" director Jon Chu is helming.

Simon West Keeps Failing Upwards, Now Directing 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • June 16, 2011 2:33 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
If you were to draw up a list of the ten worst directors currently working in Hollywood, you'd have to save space for Simon West, who came out swinging with the botched delirium of sub-Bay actioner "Con Air" and has only gone downhill from there. West's films are cacophonous noise tunnels where the human spirit is unwelcome, where cynicism and craven stupidity triumph over creativity and ingenuity. Each one of his films has either a ripe premise, a great cast, or a too-big budget, only to be squandered by his narrow vision and neanderthal caveman storytelling. Yet somehow, Sylvester Stallone, who normally has an ear for his dyed-in-the-wool fans on the internet, has picked Simon West to helm "The Expendables 2."

First Look At Bruce Willis In Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

  • By Catherine Scott
  • |
  • May 13, 2011 2:45 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Rian Johnson, director of "The Brothers Bloom" and "Brick," has amassed quite a cast for his next sci-fi outing "Looper."

50 Cent Convinces Bruce Willis To Make Another Movie With Him

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 4, 2011 2:52 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
50 Cent continues to churn through the cash in the 10-picture, $200 million deal between his Cheetah Vision banner and Hedge Fund Film Partners. He's already got the unintentionally hilarious football drama "Things Fall Apart" and the unintentionally hilarious heist movie "Set Up" in the can (sensing a theme here?). Anyhow, the rapper/actor seems to have found a kindred spirit in Bruce Willis who will apparently do anything for money and will star, once again, with 50 Cent in another sure to be terrible movie.

Frank Grillo Joins Stephen Frears' Adaptation Of Beth Raymer's 'Lay The Favorite'

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • May 3, 2011 3:23 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Little known actor Frank Grillo has joined the exciting cast of Stephen Frears next directorial effort, an adaptation of Beth Raymer's Vegas-set coming-of-age tale "Lay The Favorite."

Joshua Jackson Joins Rebecca Hall & Bruce Willis In Stephen Frears' Gambling Pic 'Lay The Favorite'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • April 19, 2011 1:21 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Speaking of "Fringe," the show's biggest name, former "Dawson's Creek" star Joshua Jackson, looks to be using his summer hiatus from the show productively. The actor's been something of a fixture on screens for almost two decades now, and is currently doing his best-ever work on the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi show, but, outside of his early roles in the "Mighty Ducks" franchise, he's never exactly had a ton of success on the big-screen.

Watch: Trailer For 'Set Up' Another Terrible Amazing Movie With 50 Cent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 23, 2011 3:18 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Bruce Willis & Ryan Phillippe Shamed50 Cent is the gift that keeps on giving. Last year, the rapper/actor made a 10-picture, $200 million deal between his Cheetah Vision production banner and Hedge Fund Film Partners which appears to be resulting in a bunch of films shot on the cheap with no attention given to any details or to even the most basic tenets of filmmaking. Case in point: "Things Fall Apart." But this time Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe were somehow conned into this latest fiasco, "Set Up," which now has a trailer and we have no idea who keeps getting hired to cut these (though we secret hope Fiddy is doing it himself).

Watch: 'The Black Mamba' Short Film For Nike With Kobe Bryant, Directed By Robert Rodriguez

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 19, 2011 5:10 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo & Kanye West Stop By For CameosThe full length short film, "The Black Mamba," a collaboration between Nike, Kobe Bryant and director Robert Rodriguez has landed and it's....okay.

Email Updates

Recent Comments