What's Playing (via Blastr) offers up South African actress Tanit Phoenix as possibly in the running for the title role in David E. Kelley's TV remake. "The model cum actress has actually already spoken to key members of the production team and expressed interest… and they’re (that includes some suits at Warner Bros, whom she did 'The Thirst' with) apparently big fans, so her name will undoubtedly be amongst the four or five young actresses that are ultimately shortlisted for the role of the Amazonian princess. 'She will definitely get to screen test', says an insider," they write. As always, season your rumors from "an insider" with the requisite amount of sea salt.
Release date: TBA
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Here at CBR, we have some nice high quality pics from the film, including a full frame version of that shield photo I like. The set also reveals Toby Jones in his guise as Dr. Arnim Zola:
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Various sources are pointing the Facebook status update of one Mike Todd Sr. who writes, "I drove Hugh Jackman from X-Men To the Airport this morning. They are filming on Jekyll...Cool guy!" Since it's been known for some time that the production would be filming on Jekyll Island, it's safe to assume Wolverine will make an appearance in the film. Well, somewhat safe. He could've just been visiting, right?
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
Deadline reports that James Nesbitt, star of "Jekyll" will appear in the film as Bofur. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter adds newcomer Adam Brown to the Company. He will play Ori. Twin of Dori. While it's great to see the Dwarves round out, there are some non-bearded roles in the film that need filling. Let's see an announcement about Thranduil and Bard of Laketown, please.
Release date: 2012
Our pals at Spinoff Online have the official synopsis for the film, which came courtesy of the fine folks at Warner Bros:
“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences.
Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “300”), “Sucker Punch” features an ensemble cast of young stars, including Emily Browning (“The Uninvited”), Abbie Cornish (“Bright Star”), Jena Malone (“Into the Wild”), Vanessa Hudgens (the “High School Musical” films) and Jamie Chung (“Sorority Row”). The film’s main cast also includes Oscar Isaac (“Robin Hood”) and Carla Gugino (“Watchmen”), with Jon Hamm (upcoming “The Town,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Scott Glenn (“The Bourne Ultimatum”).
Zack Snyder is directing “Sucker Punch” from a screenplay he wrote with Steve Shibuya, based on Snyder’s story. Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Thomas Tull, Wesley Coller, Jon Jashni, Chris deFaria, Jim Rowe and William Fay serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Academy Award®-winning production designer Rick Carter (“Avatar”) and “Watchmen” and “300” veterans director of photography Larry Fong, editor William Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. The music is by Tyler Bates and Marius DeVries.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Production of a Zack Snyder film, “Sucker Punch.” Opening nationwide on March 25, 2011, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Release date: March 25th, 2011
THE WALKING DEAD
As we reported yesterday, the show is a big ratings win for AMC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The 90-minute Halloween night debut delivered 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating." Those numbers are good things. A second season is likely at this point.
BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
Here at CBR, we also have some video of Batman fighting side by side with Sgt. Rock! No doubt the teaser to the upcoming episode, "Plague of the Prototypes!"
We also have a couple of clips from Friday's episode, "Ambush" featuring Michael Ironside as General Lane:
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