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Same-Sex Kissing, Jamie Bell for Spider-Man? Kutcher's Katalyst, Swank Gets Toothy for Carpenter

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 7, 2010 at 8:00AM

-Rumors are swarming that Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell is Sony's choice for Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot. The young Brit is already the face of Tintin in Sony's Spielberg directed/Jackson produced CGI The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which comes out December 2011. Could Bell really be both Tintin and Spider-Man? Sony PR refuses to comment on such casting speculation.
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Thompson on Hollywood

-Rumors are swarming that Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell is Sony's choice for Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot. The young Brit is already the face of Tintin in Sony's Spielberg directed/Jackson produced CGI The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which comes out December 2011. Could Bell really be both Tintin and Spider-Man? Sony PR refuses to comment on such casting speculation.

- Same-sex kissing is the rage. Sandra & Scarlett, Dustin Hoffman & Jason Bateman (EW's popwatch has a poll running that says theirs was the hottest), and now, Justin Long & Mike White. Their man love is part of the "Make Homosexuals Marry" campaign which aims to keep the fire alive in the Prop 8 debate. The writers of the "Make Homosexuals Marry" video hope that "through humor, a dialogue continues." Video is below.

- While Ashton Kutcher licks his wounds on his lousy Killers opening, THR reports that Kutcher and Jason Goldberg's production company Katalyst Media has signed a new deal with Warner Horizon Television to add to their list of unscripted shows, hoping to grow their international presence. Katalyst is behind MTV's Punk'd and CW's Beauty and the Geek, as well as ABC's True Beauty which they developed with Warner Horizon. Among the shows Katalyst has in the works is Numbnuts (three stunt veterans challenge copycatting internet amateurs) and a "Presidential Pledge" reality series in which celebs and regular folk post video pledges of their service to worthy causes). Goldberg says "We're seeing less and less contrived programming…You've got to get viewers to relate to something."

- Horror king John Carpenter is set to direct Fangland. Based on John Marks' 2008 novel of the same name, the story follows Evangeline Harker (to be played by Hilary Swank), a TV news magazine producer who is sent on assignment to Transylvania. ThePlaylist calls it "a scary twenty-first-century take on the stuff of Dracula, worthy of its rightful place among others." John Carpenter is returning after nearly a decade away from directing with this summer's thriller The Ward. @EricDSnider tweeted: "Hilary Swank to star in a movie called FANGLAND. She's having dental work done so that her teeth will be small enough."

This article is related to: Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Video, Daily Read, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Spider-Man, Thriller, Sequel, Horror , Comics, Hilary Swank, Sandra Bullock


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.