Natalie Portman is set to star and produce in Lynne Ramsay's Western movie Jane Got a Gun. The project is coming together over at Cannes, with a bidding war erupting as financiers and studios looking to fund the film. Jane Got a Gun is written by Brian Duffield and was listed on the 2011 Black List of unproduced screenplays. The story follows a woman whose outlaw husband returns home barely alive and riddled with bullet wounds. She is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help her defend her farm when her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job. [THR]
The trailer for the Finding Nemo 3D rerelease has arrived. The film will arrive back in theaters September 14, followed by a new BluRay release. Speaking whale is optional.
DC Comics is set to reveal that a previously straight superhero is now gay. No word on who it is, but DC hopes to make the character "one of our most prominent gay characters." Whoever it ends up being will join the lesbian BatWoman, the superpowered gay couple Apollo and Midnighter and the gay Teen Titan Bunker. Rival publisher Marvel has a few openly gay figures as well, the most notable being Northstar, considered the first openly gay mainstream superhero. Marvel is expected to announce the engagement of Northstar to his boyfriend Kyle on ABC's The View this week. [Bleeding Cool]
The first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's heavily stylized The Great Gatsby 3D has arrived. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role and co-starring Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire, The Great Gatsby 3D arrives in theaters on Christmas.
District 12 is up for sale. The Henry River Mill Village in Hildebran, North Carolina which served as the backdrop for District 12 in the post-apocalyptic nation Panem in The Hunger Games is valued at more than $1.2 million and will be sold via auction through auction house Profiles in History. [L.A. Times]
It's kind of hard to remember when the last Jackie Chan action comedy screened in theaters. You'd have to go all the way back to 2007's Rush Hour 3 before Chan transitioned to family comedies, dramas and animated movies. Well, he's back in Chinese Zodiac and looks very much up to the action comedian the world knows and loves. The film hits theaters on December 12.
AMC Theaters is now owned by the Chinese. Chinese conglomerate group Wanda, which runs China's largest theater chain, will acquire AMC Entertainment, America's second largest theater chain, with 346 multiplexes and 5,034 screens for $2.6 billion. [L.A. Times]
Model Bar Refaeli tops Maxim 2012 Hot 100 List. The list included a humorous nod to Stephen Colbert at #69 as well as a controversial choice at #92, Amanda Knox. Knox is the young woman who was convicted of murdering the woman who shared an apartment with her in Italy. The top five include Olivia Munn, Mila Kunis, Katy Perry and Olivia Wilde. [Maxim]
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