Giamatti heads to Downton Abbey
Paul Giamatti is set to join the cast of British period drama series Downton Abbey for its fourth season finale, Deadline reports. Giamatti will play the playboy brother of Elizabeth McGovern's character Cora.Email Me! - When Available!
Asteroids intended to be space opera
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently told Screen Rant that the proposed film based on the classic arcade game Asteroids is not intended to be a disaster movie. Instead, di Bonaventura calls it "much more of a space opera". Set in an asteroid belt, the film will follow two estranged brothers who are forced to team up to save Earth from invading aliens.Email Me! - When Available!
R.I.P. Gary David Goldberg
Gary David Goldberg, creator of Family Ties & co-creator of Spin City, has passed away two days before his 69th birthday after a long battle with brain cancer. After working on such TV shows as The Bob Newhart Show, M*A*S*H, & Lou Grant, Goldberg used his personal life as inspiration and created the hit series Family Ties.
Johansson is Her
Scarlett Johansson has been tapped to replace Samantha Morton in director Spike Jonze's sci-fi romance feature Her, Vulture reports. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely writer in the near future who falls in love with the voice of an operating system. Johansson will voice the OS in the film which is currently in post-production.
Arnie vs zombies in Maggie
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been cast in the lead role in director Henry Hobson's zombie feature Maggie, Variety reports. The film will centre on a farming family whose eldest daughter becomes infected with a zombie virus.
R.I.P. James Gandolfini
Actor James Gandolfini has passed away in Italy after a heart attack at age 51. Best known for his starring role as mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO's The Sopranos, Gandolfini was also a prolific film actor with roles in The Last Castle, Tke Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 remake, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Taylor-Johnson to direct Fifty Shades
Nowhere Boy director Sam Taylor-Johnson has been set to direct Universal's big screen adaptation of E L James' bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey, Deadline reports.
Blair's Anger Management ends
Selma Blair has been dismissed from the cast of FX's comedy series Anger Management that stars Charlie Sheen, Deadline reports. Blair was reportedly "fired" from the show by Sheen via an expletives-filled text message after alleged comments questioning Sheen's work ethic.Email Me! - When Available!