Best of the Week: Woody Allen's Next Film Eyes Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba Wrestling and Josh Hutcherson's Most Embarassing Moment

Big news for Woody Allen fans. The prolific writer/director has recently been on a European filming expedition of sorts with Copenhagen and Munich rumored to have been the next cities to star in his films. At the Italian premiere for his latest film, To Rome With Love, Allen confirmed that his next movie will be set mostly in San Francisco and a little bit in New York City. Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett are rumored to be up for roles in the film. To Rome with Love will also be opening up the Los Angeles Film Festival this June.

Darren Aronofsky's Noah just received its release date. Look for the Bible epic starring Russell Crowe to sail into theaters March 28, 2014. Meanwhile, the Carrie remake starring Chloe Moretz has been slated for March 15, 2013.

If you've looked at the calendar today, you no doubt know that it's Friday the 13th. Goosebumps author R.L. Stine shared a special story via HubTvNetwork's Twitter page.

A new trailer for time-jumping thriller Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis hit the Web today. The film opens nationwide September 28.

 

This past Sunday was Kristen Stewart's birthday and Charlize Theron offered up birthday greetings to her Snow White and the Huntsman co-star. We think…

 


Jessica Alba climbed into the wrestling ring, but not to star in a WWE or TNA celebrity bout. Instead, it was for a new undisclosed YouTube commercial, co-starring wrestler John Morrison.

White Collar star Matt Bomer recently guest-starred on Glee and auditioned for a role in Transformers 4. How do you think he did? 

The video game Need for Speed is looking to follow in the footsteps of Fast and the Furious. A film adaptation of the racing game is underway with hopes of turning it into a franchise. While the plot is currently being kept under wraps, the script is currently being bid on by Warner Bros., Paramount and Sony.

The Hunger Games may be dominating the box office, but Josh Hutcherson shared his most embarrassing moment to Jay Leno. 

Despite the internet chatter, Battleship is on its way to being a smash hit. The film has opened internationally and is dominating box offices in Korea, Belgium, France, Switzerland and 11 other countries. Conservative estimates have the film bringing in $300 million from just the foreign box office. We'll see how much American audiences kick in when the film opens May 4.

Kevin Costner says that Princess Diana was interested in starring in the Whitney Houston role in a sequel to the romantic blockbuster The Bodyguard.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise keeps pumping out movies. Here's the trailer for the latest installment, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, in theaters August 3. 

Jon Lovitz took to Twitter to get a bunch of bullies expelled from school. When a group of teenage bullies decided to deface a family friend's house, Lovitz summoned the power of social media to bring them to justice.

Christina Applegate stopped by Jimmy Fallon's show to talk about her former Guitar Hero addiction and make fun of Will Arnett's voice. Apologizes to Fat Albert and the Cookie Monster. 

Two versions of the teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained were revealed. Take a look below.

Joss Whedon answers the all-important question: Who wins in a fight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Black Widow?

Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson can't agree on baseball. 

This may be a bit redundant, but Gary Ross is definitely, absolutely positively not directing The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Here are three directors who might be.

Pixar's Brave offers up a character profile for their little heroine, Merida. The film arrives in theaters June 22. 

A busy couple of days for Robert Rodriguez. First, he announced that the sequel to Sin City is definitely happening. And unlike previous false alarms, this time he says the filming will begin in the summer and that most of the cast members from the first film will be returning. Then, today, it was revealed that his Machete sequel, Machete Kills,  is currently eyeing two actors; Mel Gibson and Michelle Williams.

If you're hitting the theater this weekend, be sure to claim your coupon for free small popcorn courtesy of AMC!

The theatrical trailer for Katy Perry's 3D concert documentary has arrived. The film hits theaters July 5. 

Tough times at Sony. The company will be cutting 10,000 jobs (about 6% of its workforce) as it expects to report a $2.7 billion loss.

Legendary newsman and 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace passed away this past Sunday at the age of 93.

If you're a fan of Steven Spielberg's classic Jaws, then you're surely counting down the days until the BluRay release on August 14. Check out this behind the scenes featurette on the restoration process used to bring this timeless classic to BluRay. 

Clint Eastwood is suing a furniture company for selling "Clint" entertainment centers and "Eastwood chairs." In a suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Eastwood alleges Evofurniture is "continuing to use Mr. Eastwood's name, identity and persona for the purpose of attracting attention to the infringing products."

A Japanese trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation landed this week and features a lot of Korean star Byung-Hun Lee. The film opens nationwide June 29. 

A Latino version of Paranormal Activity is being developed. The film will not be a spin-off from the original franchise of films, though one of the writers, Christopher Landon, will write and direct. The story will be rooted in Catholic-based supernatural craziness and feature an all-Latino cast.

Simon Pegg stars in A Fantastic Fear of Everything and if we've learned anything from his previous works (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Paul), this film's going to be a lot of fun to watch. The UK trailer is below and the film opens June 8 in the UK. A U.S. release date is pending. 

Maggie Grace intros a clip from one this week's new wide releases. Take a look at this clip from Lockout, starring Grace, Guy Pearce and Vincent Regan. 

Finally, because is he Stan "The Man" Lee and the Avengers World Premiere took place this week, here's a pic of the comic book icon on a motorcycle. You check out the rest of the pics here.

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