'Wall Street 2' Images – The first image of Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas on the set of Money Never Sleeps (aka Wall Street 2) has arrived online, and it shows both men all dressed to impress. In the film -- which is a sequel to the iconic 1987 movie that won Douglas an Oscar -- Labeouf stars as an up-and-coming broker who's engaged to Gordon Gekko's (Douglas, reprising the role) daughter, played by Carey Mulligan. The film is due in theaters on April 23, 2010, and it also stars Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon and Charlie Sheen. [Splash News]
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Gary Ross on Venom – He began by re-writing the script for Spider-Man 4, and now apparently Gary Ross is in talks with Columbia Pictures to rewrite the script and direct the planned Venom spin-off movie, a process that would begin once his duties on Spider-Man 4 are fulfilled. Could this mean a potential cross-over between films? We think maybe! [Variety]
'The Simpsons' Not Getting a Big-Screen Sequel – Those anxiously waiting for The Simpsons to return with a big-screen sequel will be waiting awhile as series creator Matt Groening recently said that they wouldn't even think about putting together a sequel until the TV show ended because it's simply too much work. [Variety]
Marlon Wayans to Play Richard Pryor – First it was Eddie Murphy, but now HitFix reports that Marlon Wayans has replaced Murphy in the Bill Condon-directed Richard Pryor biopic which we believe is being called simply Richard Pryor. Both Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will produce, though there's no word on whether either will play a role, too. Could this lead to a potential Oscar nod for Wayans if he pulls it off? [HitFix]
From '24' to 'Motorcade' – Former 24 co-executive producer Jon Cassar left the popular TV show in its eighth season so he could direct a film, and that film looks to be the thriller Motorcade – about a disgraced Secret Service agent (studio wants Ryan Reynolds in the role) who happens to be in New York when the President of the United States is kidnapped. Kinda reminds me of Die Hard meets Air Force One. I dig it. [Variety]
New 'Vacation' Franchise Planned – Just when you thought you'd had about enough of the Griswold family comes word that New Line is looking to reboot the Vacation franchise, but this time have it center on Clark Griswold's (played by Chevy Chase in the earlier films) son, Rusty. Seeing as this franchise jumped the shark after Christmas Vacation, we're not getting our hopes up. [Heat Vision]
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