Colin Farrell has joined the cast of Saving Mr. Banks. The film is a behind-the-scenes story about the 14-year courtship waged by Walt Disney to persuade Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to make a film out of the book. Tom Hanks has long been cast as Disney with Emma Thompson as Travers. [Deadline]
If you squint, you can make out the faces of Liam Hemsworth and Chuck Norris in this new Expendables 2 poster. There's a Chuck Norris joke in there somewhere.
Ringu/The Ring director Hideo Nakata will direct an adaptation on IDW's graphic novel, The Suicide Forest. The story follows an American ex-patriot living in Tokyo who runs into trouble in a huge forest outside the city known as one of the most famous suicide spots in the world. Legend states that the souls of those who have killed themselves roam the trees. Fun! [Empire]
Woody Allen, whose new film To Rome with Love, premiered at the L.A. Film Festival last night and hit theaters next weekend, says he once offered a part to Tonya Harding and was considering Princess Diana for a role. He also states that he doesn't think any of his films are masterpieces. [Wall Street Journal]
Rock of Ages hits theaters this weekend and WB has unveiled another condensed promo clip from the premiere and after-party. Check it out below. And for more rock stars, check out The Schmoes Know Movie Show over on Movies.com, where they run down the top five portrayals of rock stars in film.
George Orwell's classic book 1984 is being adapted for the big screen by television producer Noah Oppenheim (Today, Hardball with Chris Matthews). The book made it to theater back in December of '84 starring John Hurt and Richard Burton with Michael Radford director. No word on who will star in or direct this new version. [Deadline]
Brace yourselves for two new Amazing Spider-Man commercials.
VHS tapes have never looked more meancing that in this poster for, yup, V/H/S.
Taylor Kitsch and Kick-Ass's Aaron Johnson headline Oliver Stone's upcoming crime drama Savages. Marketing is beginning to rev up as a new promotional banner was unveiled. The film hits theaters July 6.
Check out this awesome fan-made concept trailer for a Justice League movie.
Relatively unknown British actor Ricky Sekhorn has been cast as the Saudi-born terrorist Osama bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. The film hits theaters this December. [Movies.com]
Finally, Disney Pixar's Brave wishes you a Happy Father's Day!