The first bit of on-set controversy has attacked the world of Twilight, and it unfortunately surrounds the series' hot, up-and-coming star, Robert Pattinson...according to Britain’s Cosmopolitan magazine (via IMDB), Pattinson was injured on set on the first day of shooting the first installment when he went to lift co-star Kristen Stewart into the air. No, he didn’t strain his back or hurt his arm, wrist or legs – instead, Pattinson pulled a muscle in his … um, rear end.
Totally not making this up, folks -- the dude actually pulled a muscle in his behind while lifting Stewart off the ground. Oh, and of course it gets better: Following the (butt) cramp, some lucky guy or gal had to massage his backside before he could continue working. Says Pattinson, "I got injured on the first shot of my first day on Twilight. I lifted Kristen and ripped my a** cheek. I had to get a bum massage for the cheek." Is it too early to ask if that can be a part of the next movie's DVD extras?
Christian Bale to Team with Mark Wahlberg on ‘Prisoners’?
Though it’s still way too early to get excited about this film, the thought of Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg teaming up on screen together has tickled my anticipation bone to the point that I had to say something. Still in its very early stages (the film still needs financing and a studio home), The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz blog is reporting that Bale has attached himself to star opposite Wahlberg in what looks to be a pretty creepy thriller.
Bryan Singer is said to be interested in directing (though he hasn’t officially signed on), and producers are waiting for a director to hop onboard before the entire project takes a step forward. In the meantime, the story is said to follow a "Bible-reading, deer-hunting survivalist" who butts heads with a small town cop (with big town dreams) after his 6-year-old daughter is kidnapped. At some point, the father of the missing girl captures the guy he thinks is responsible for her disappearance and begins to torture the man in an effort to find out where she is.
No word on who Bale and Wahlberg would be playing, but I’d venture a guess and say Bale is the father and Wahlberg is the cop. Or, one of them could be the alleged kidnapper. What do you think? Which actor best fits the role descriptions?
'Iron Man 2' Begins Production as Downey Jr. Talks About the Sequel
Today was the first day of production on Iron Man 2, and director Jon Favreau was already Twittering photos from the set (even though all we saw was a sign and a chair with his name on it). Still, there’s excitement in the air, especially after star Robert Downey Jr. talked up the project to MTV and Entertainment Tonight recently.
Some fans are a little sour, however, since Downey Jr. shot down claims that the second film would revolve around the famous 'Demon in a Bottle' storyline, which found Tony Stark becoming an alcoholic due to the tremendous pressure of becoming Iron Man. On why they decided to go in a different direction, he says, “I think ['Demon in a Bottle' is] probably best saved, because it’s such its own storyline. We’re going for the interim space [between the origin and 'Demon'], which is more a look behind the mask of someone who says he’s Iron Man and what it really is to become a superhero.”
Similarly, Downey Jr. told ET that the “film is almost entirely about character, and yet we still have twice as much action as we did last time, so it's going to be nuts." Very cool stuff; we’ll update you on the Iron Man 2 production whenever there’s something really cool to report. The movie hits theaters on May 7, 2010.