Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Summer Trailers, Academy, Next for Coens, Bale, Russell, Affleck, Crowe

by Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson
June 17, 2011 9:23 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood

BOX OFFICE

- Weekend Preview: Green Lantern and Mr. Popper’s Penguins Could Disappoint, Buck, Page One, Art of Getting By.

- Green Lantern Reviews: “Inert, Underwhelming,” Reynolds “Little More than a Torso and a Smirk.”

- Summer’s Nine Worst Movie Trailers include Green Lantern, Three Musketeers, Change-Up, Mr. Popper's Penguins.

- Has Hollywood Stopped Trying? The Smurfs vs. Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

- Trailer Watch: Brad Pitt Stars in Moneyball, Could Be Oscar Contender.

- John Carter Early Poster Teases, Does Not Inform.

- Hero Complex Fest: Captain America, Favreau, Downey, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens, Avengers, Comic-Con.

- Fox Searchlight Uses Director Cred to Sell The Tree of Life.

IN THE WORKS

- Coens Go Musical, Pacino’s Humbling, Rushdie’s Working Tltle/Showtime Sci-Fi TV Series.

- Bale for Aronofsky’s Noah, Cruise for One Shot, Gatsby, Dark Knight, 21 Jump Get New Cast Members

- Scorsese Does George Harrison, Citizen Kane Goes Blu-Ray, Chastain’s Tree of Life Secrets.

- Dueling Snow Whites: Relativity Shoots First with No Title, Universal’s Huntsman Gets Rewrite.

- David O. Russell Loves Jolie, Eyes her for Silver Lining, in the Running to Direct Maleficent.

- Ben Affleck To Direct Tell No One Remake, Holds Actors Hostage for Argo.

- Brando vs. Crowe as Superman Franchise’s Jor-El.

- Hamm & McCarthy for Feig/Apatow Comedy, Thornton Casts Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Casting Misfires.

- Hooper’s Les Mis Wants Hugh Jackman; Winslet, Brolin, Reitman Triple Threat.

NEWS

- Academy Backs Off Ten Best Picture Nominations.

- Laura Ziskin, Who Produced More Than Spider-Man, is Dead at 61.

- News Wrap: Hamm Talks Mad Men, Hanks Releases New Larry Crowne Trailer, In Talks with Zemeckis.

- News Wrap: Abrams Opens Up on Super 8 Secrets, Apple Threatens Cable, Boondock Saints Web Sequel.

- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Hit Hollywood July 9 for BAFTA’s First Brits to Watch Event.

- Relativity Will Release Soderbergh’s Haywire After All.

- News Wrap: Fincher, Aronofsky In Creative 50, Vudu Adds Mad Men, WB Demands China.

- Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Cronenberg’s Dangerous Method.

MEDIA

- Webby Awards Highlight: Dan Savage Acceptance Speech: “Tracy Morgan Can Suck My…”

- Elvis Mitchell is New Film Independent/LACMA Film Curator.

- Lynne Segall Ditches Deadline to Return to Hollywood Reporter.

- Conan O’Brien’s Brilliant Commencement Speech: “Disappointment Stings”

- Jen Grisanti Talks Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story, Emotional Truth.

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