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The Newsdesk 10.14.09 – Pine to Play Jack Ryan; Tommy Lee Jones Joins Lincoln Lawyer

Chris Pine is in talks to play Jack Ryan in a reboot of the Tom Clancy franchise. First Captain Kirk, now Jack Ryan? Not too shabby. Though Shatner still has T.J. Hooker.

• The promo trailer for The Expendables has leaked online. Action-packed, testosterone-heavy, and vaguely racist — this is what the G.I. Joe movie should have been like.

• Tommy Lee Jones will direct and co-star with Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer, a drama about a struggling lawyer who lands the case of a lifetime. Wait…Tommy Lee Jones and McConaughey in a legal drama? Isn’t this every other movie made during the ’90s? 

The Venom movie will be delayed while writer/director Gary Ross brings the Matt Helm character to the big screen. Helm, the original “swinger” agent, was of course previously played by Dean Martin.

Doctor Who star David Tennant will join Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) in John Landis’ graverobbing comedy Burke and Hare. This is a perfect storm of nerdy zombie comedy and nerdy scifi.

• Rashida Jones (I Love You Man) will adapt her comic book series Frenemy of the State for Universal. Rashida Jones created a comic book?   


BIZ

Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes Not Pursuing NBC Universal

from Advertising Age – MediaWorks by ahampp@adage.com(Andrew Hampp)

NEW YORK (AdAge.com)
— As reports amass around NBC Universal’s potential future corporate owners,
you can officially count out Time Warner Chairman-CEO Jeff Bewkes among the
interested parties.


AWARDS

Adam Lambert to perform at AMAs

from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Mike Bruno

Ryan Seacrest and Adam Lambert announced on Seacrest’s KIIS
FM radio show this morning that the American Idol star is performing at the American
Music Awards (AMAs), which will air on ABC Nov. 22.

Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson Lead AMA Nominations

from Entertainment Awards: News & Videos about Entertainment
Awards – CNN.com

The country singer and late pop star also both vie to be
named artist of the year


FILM

Daily Box Office: Monday, October 12, 2009

from Box Office Mojo – Current Box Office Results

Couples Retreat tops Monday’s box office with $4.0 million

Jackie Chan eyes role in ‘Flying Duck’

from Hollywood Reporter by By Karen Chu

Jackie Chan is in talks to play a role in “Flying
Duck,” a $5 million comic road movie produced by award-winning director
and festival favorite Jia Zhangke.

 

Sharon Stone signs on to indie film ‘Satisfaction’

from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Josh Rottenberg

Sharon Stone has signed on to star in the indie drama
Satisfaction, according to Variety, playing the role of a wealthy woman who
gets involved with a young London gigolo.

‘The
Hangover’ as a best picture nominee?

from MSNBC.com: Movies
With the new 10 film Oscar format, it could happen and maybe it wouldn’t be
such a bad thing.

 

Paramount plans counterfeit tale with Chris Pine, D.J. Caruso

from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Wendy Mitchell

Paramount is in talks with Star Trek star Chris Pine and
director D.J. Caruso for fact-based drama The Art of Making Money, Variety
reports.

Rio de Janeiro woos Woody Allen movie project

from Los Angeles Times – Celebrity News

The Brazilian city, host of the 2016 Olympics, is courting film
productions to gain jobs and polish its image as a tourist destination.

“Zombieland” director weighs flurry of offers

from Reuters: Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – With the undead of
“Zombieland” stalking the box office, one person involved with the
picture may be enlivened more than any character on the screen: director Ruben
Fleischer.


TELEVISION

‘Office,’ ‘Big Bang,’ dramas big on DVR

from EW.com: TV

By Jennifer Armstrong
Variety: Biggest shows get bigger when digital recorder playback audience is
added, according to premiere-week Nielsen stats

‘Upstairs’ remake in the works

from Entertainment News – UPI.com

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) — A remake of the classic British
soap opera, “Upstairs Downstairs,” is to start shooting next year,
television industry sources said.

Matthew Perry Signs Deal To Write, Produce & Star In TV
Show

from Entertainment on HuffingtonPost.com by The Huffington Post
News Team
Matthew Perry is returning to broadcast television with a single-camera comedy.

Carrie Underwood to star in holiday special for Fox

from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Wendy Mitchell

Carrie Underwood will headline a variety special for Fox,
according to The Hollywood Reporter.


MUSIC

Janet Jackson’s greatest hits includes new single

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janet Jackson is topping her latest
greatest-hits collection with a new single….

‘New Moon’ Soundtrack Release Date Pushed Up

from MTV News

Soundtrack to ‘Twilight’ sequel will now hit stores this
Friday, more than a month before movie’s release.

R.E.M. Announces Sneak Previews of This is Not A Show Concert
Doc

from Paste Magazine

In honor of a release Paste has been looking forward to since September,
R.E.M. will be showing sneak previews of its Vincent Moon and Jeremiah-shot
concert documentary in venues across the nation.


ETC…

It’s a girl for Heidi Klum and Seal

from CNN.com – Entertainment

After a weekend of rumors, it’s finally official: Heidi Klum
and Seal are now the proud parents of a baby girl, Klum’s representative
confirmed.

Miley Who? Twilight Signs Up for Twitter!

from E! Online – Movie News

Miley Cyrus leaving Twitter is, like, so five minutes ago,
thanks to the social network’s hottest new member. Oh, @Twilight, where have
you been all our lives?!

Tilda Swinton Joins Fight Against Donald Trump

from Entertainment on HuffingtonPost.com by The Huffington Post
News Team
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has joined
the fight against Donald Trump’s plans for a multi-million pound (dollar) golf
resort in Scotland.

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