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Cinecast: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Rewrite, Keanu on ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel

Brad Pitt on a '12 Years a Slave' poster in Italy+ After a Tumblr user in Italy questioned a 12 Years a Slave poster featuring Brad Pitt (whose role in the film - despite his producing credit - is minimal), Lionsgate released a statement claiming that the advertisements (another similar one featured Michael Fassbender, who is also a supporting actor) were unauthorized and not approved by the filmmakers.

+ Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock has been picked to rewrite the Magnificent Seven remake, which Tom Cruise was previously attached to work on. No word yet as to who is set to replace Cruise.

+ In doing promotional rounds for his latest film 47 Ronin, Keanu Reeves ruled out any participation from him in the upcoming Point Break remake.

+ Fortunately for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure fans, Reeves did state that he's open to doing a third film, which would follow Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.

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Cinecast: Christoph Waltz for ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ Antonia Bird Dies

Antonia Bird+ Even though Christoph Waltz bears no resemblance to Chris Pine, there are few to no outcries over the Austrian actor being cast in the sequel to Horrible Bosses considering the fact that ever since his hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, everyone has been dying to see him do a straight-up comedic film.

+ Though there were only speculations and initial reports, the official news is out about True Blood newbie Luke Grimes winning the role of Christian Grey's brother in the much talked-about film adatpation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Is it just me, or is he well on his way to securing the hunkiest TV and film parts of 2014?

+ British film director Antonia Bird has passed away at the age of 54 in London due to illness. Bird is best remembered for helming films Priest, Mad Love, and Face.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 4, 2011

MacheteHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Backdraft (Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Blade Runner (The Final Cut): Blu-ray
  • Camille: DVD
  • Case 39: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Catfish: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dinner for Schmucks: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Doctor Zhivago (Deluxe Edition): DVD
  • El Mariachi/Desperado: Blu-ray
  • Ever After: Blu-ray
  • Gone with the Wind: Blu-ray

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Bill and Ted Reunion? Excellent!

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Adventure, Sequels, Comedy, Casting, Rumors, Scripts,

Remember Alex Winter, the guy who played Bill S. Preston? Former co-star Keanu Reeves (Ted Theodore Logan) does, and that’s good news for a lot of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure fans.

The two were seen on Friday night palling around in Hollywood, and we’re hoping it means a long-awaited sequel is in the works.

The two actors began their Excellent Adventure in 1989. The film instantly gained a cult following and blossomed into a franchise, spawning three TV series, one feature-length sequel and even a stage musical. After the actors followed up with a Bogus Journey in 1991, Keanu Reeves went on to become a major Hollywood player. Alex Winter became “that guy in the Bill & Ted movies ... the one who’s not Keanu Reeves.”

And he may get the chance to be that guy again. Rumor has it that the original scriptwriters are indeed working on a new chapter in the tale, and apparently Keanu and Alex are getting chummy again. TMZ managed to get some video of the big event if you’d like to take a look.

As you might expect, the two actors still look excellent together.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 12, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

The Hurt Locker DVD

  • 8 1/2: Blu-ray
  • Amreeka: DVD
  • Big Fan: DVD
  • Billy Jack: Blu-ray
  • Brothers at War: DVD
  • The Brothers Bloom: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Burning Plain: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cliffhanger: Blu-ray
  • Departures: DVD
  • Downloading Nancy: DVD
  • Fame: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Halloween II: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Hurt Locker: DVD, Blu-ray
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself: DVD, Blu-ray

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Robin Wright Gets It Done in One Take

Keanu Reeves and Robin WrightRobin Wright was relieved when it only took one take to film her sex scenes with Keanu Reeves.

The actress, who recently ended her marriage to Sean Penn, found it hard to shoot parts of her new movie, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, especially when her character had to make love to Keanu’s in the back of a truck.

“Any kind of vulnerability is always hard to do. Just being exposed in that way is difficult. People say it’s hard to do those scenes revealing the blood and soul of your heart, crying. That’s easy-peasy for me. Intimacy is far more challenging. Thank God we did it in one take.”

Robin also revealed she wants fans to start remembering her for her new movies rather than 1994’s Forrest Gump and 1987’s The Princess Bride: “I love those movies, and they’re going to go down in history. They’re iconic. And I love that I’m a part of film history. But, it’s so then, and we’re now. It’s 20, 22 years ago. I’m interested in doing other things.”


Casting Corner: Gina Carano, Christina Hendricks and More

Gina CaranoChristina Hendricks

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Gina Carano: The mixed martial arts competitor has just scored herself a Steven Soderbergh film. Gina (also known as American Gladiators’ “Crush”) will star in Knockout, an thriller about a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Carano’s character will get to use her fighting skills for a purpose while traveling around the world. Production will be in January.

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Keanu Reeves Scheduling Paternity Test

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celeb News, Celebrity Gossip,

DescriptionUPDATE: Keanu has officially been cleared by a DNA test.

is taking a DNA test to prove he’s not the father of a Canadian woman’s children.

The Matrix actor denies ever meeting Karen Sala, 46, who has filed a claim in an Ontario court claiming he is the father of at least one of her four adult kids.

Reeves’ lawyer Lorne Wolfson has advised the 45-year-old star to take a paternity test to “clear his name” and prove he is not the biological father of any of Sala’s children - who are all in their mid-20s. The actor will take the test in the next four weeks.

Sala is asking for $150,000 per month in child support - retroactive from June 1988 - and $3 million a month in spousal support, retroactive from November 2006. Outside the court room, she said: “This is not about revenge or an attack on his good character. It’s about closure and getting some peace. This is a personal journey.”

Sala is due back in court on October 16.


Casting Corner: Simon Baker, James McAvoy, Christina Aguilera and More

Simon BakerChristina Aguilera

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Simon Baker: The Mentalist hunk has been added to an adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel. The Killer Inside Me, a tale about a sheriff turned murderer, will feature Baker as a attorney on the hunt for the killer (Casey Affleck). Jessica Alba will star as a prostitute while Kate Hudson will play Affleck’s girlfriend.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 7, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Doubt DVD

  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact: Blu-ray
  • Above the Law: Blu-ray
  • American History X: Blu-ray
  • Bedtime Stories: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Collateral Damage: Blu-ray
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Donkey Punch: DVD
  • Doubt: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Final Destination: Blu-ray
  • Fly Away Home: Blu-ray
  • I.O.U.S.A.: DVD
  • John Q: Blu-ray
  • Not Easily Broken: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Point of No Return: Blu-ray

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