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The Newsdesk 06.10.09 – First Look at Rourke in Iron Man 2; SAG Approves Final Contract

• Bradley Cooper has signed on to play “Face” in the A-Team movie. Hopefully Mr. T will show up as a future version of himself, ala Spock in Star Trek.

• Word has it Fox only wants to do an Alien prequel if Ridley Scott signs on to direct. For once we agree with the studio hacks.

• The first photo of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2 has been released. He looks like Russel Crowe in Gladiator crossed with a hobo version of Robocop.

The Screen Actors Guild voted yes on a two-year contract
that would cover features and television and effectively end the
union’s bitter struggle with the Alliance of Motion Picture and
Television Producers.

• Robert Rodriguez is planning to produce a live-action version of The Jetsons. The real surprise here is that a Jetsons movie hasn’t already happened. It’s pretty much the last cartoon left to adapt.

Caprica actress Alessandra Torresani has been cast as Lita Ford in the Runaway biopic. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning also star. Next up, “The Go-Go’s Story”?

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