In an attempt to get my movie news updates up and running, the DVD releases are taking a little time off, so apologies for that. It’s just that the news has been so lacking here in recent months, that a concerted effort needs to be made by me to start getting some little tidbits every couple of days or so. Hopefully, that will keep you coming back for more.
So take a look below for some interesting recent casting news and remember, there’s more where that came from. And no, I’m not plugged into any Hollywood connection feeding me this stuff. I just keep an eye out for this more than the average Joe or Jane.
Pretty Boys Project
With their latest film together, “Ocean’s 13,” set to hit theaters June 8, stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be sharing the screen again quite soon.
Both have signed up for the Coen brothers’ next project, “Burn After Reading.” The story of the black comedy, written by Joel and Ethan Coen, centers around a CIA agent writing a tell-all book about his job and life, only to lose the disc containing it.
Clooney and Pitt’s exact involvement in the film is unknown at this time, but it will also co-star Oscar winner Frances McDormand, who happens to be Joel’s wife.
The movie will mark the third collaboration for Clooney and the Coens, after “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Intolerable Cruelty.”
LeBeouf’s On Board
20-year-old actor Shia LeBeouf’s having a pretty good April. He’s the star of “Disturbia,” a thriller that has been at the top of the box office the past two weekends; he just hosted “Saturday Night Live” last weekend; he’s starring in a huge movie coming this summer (“Transformers”); and he’s officially on board for “Indiana Jones 4,” set for worldwide release May 22, 2008.
LeBeouf is only the second actor that director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas have officially confirmed has signed up, besides Harrison Ford, of course. Those that are in various depths of discussions include Sean Connery, Ray Winstone and Cate Blanchett. Fingers are especially crossed for Connery and Blanchett, as that would make for a really great cast.
The movie’s official name is expected to be revealed sometime around Thanksgiving, at which time the film’s first trailer is set to debut, Lucas has reported. Shooting is set to begin in June, so more casting news will be coming on this soon.
Stay tuned next time for a bit of comic book movie news ...