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The Newsdesk 01.15.10 – Hurt Locker Director to Head to Afghanistan; Fischer Gets a Hall Pass

The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow could helm Held by the Taliban, based on the real-life story of a journalist kidnapped in Afghanistan. Sorry, anyone who was holding out for a Point Break sequel.

• George Clooney will host a live telethon benefiting earthquake victims in Haiti to be aired on several TV networks.

Jenna Fischer (The Office) is in talks to to star in Hall Pass, about a wife who gives her husband (Owen Wilson) a free pass to have extramarital affairs. Someone would want to cheat on Jenna Fischer? That’s a more fictional premise than Avatar.

Iron Man 2 will be released in IMAX. Was this ever in question? Iron Man 2 without IMAX is like movie theater popcorn without imitation butter. 

New images from The A-Team movie has been released. Nice, but could use more shots of the van.

• Director Joe Johnston confirmed that the next Jurassic Park film will be part of a trilogy. Perhaps Jeff Goldblum will finally get to explain “chaos theory.” 

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