With the success of He’s Just Not That Into You this past February, Hollywood discovered a new trend: Romantic comedies that feature a star-studded ensemble will probably make a lot of money at the movie theater during a pathetically dull time at the box office (ie: middle of winter). Thus, New Line/Warner Brothers is trying to put together another one of those celeb-stacked rom-coms, but this time they’re going with the on-the-nose title, Valentine’s Day.
The New York Times reports the studio would like to bring on Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel and Shirley Maclaine to play a group of "would-be romantics working their way through a tangle of circumstances in Los Angeles." As far as men go, Ashton Kutcher is on the go-to casting list, but so far only Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) has agreed to play some random dude. It’s also important to note that none of these women have signed on yet, so the cast may change.
Does a grand (and familiar) ensemble automatically make a film more attractive? Or do you think they’re trying to cover up the lack of substance with notable faces?
Common to Play Mr. T in A-Team Movie?
If a full-blown, live-action A-Team movie ever happens, it looks like rapper-turned-actor Common is going to play B.A. Baracus, a role previously held by Mr. T during the 1980s television series. Problem is, this A-Team movie has already had its share of problems – most of which started when director John Singleton dropped off the project.
Now, though, Smokin’ Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces) is in the director’s chair, and by all accounts he’s feverishly trying to get this puppy off the ground. IESB confirmed with Common the fact that he’s in talks to play B.A., but that’s all it is for now: just talks. But if he does land the part, would this bald dude attempt to somehow bring back Mr. T’s iconic Mohawk?
Says Common, "I can't do the Mohawk but we got to do something, we got to find something to make it work. It's a new day; you just got to give it something new. The kids don't know that B.A. so you wanna bring something new to it and you want to pay respect to B.A. and the way B.A was created too. I believe there is a way to find a combination; I have certain similarities to Mr. T already. We are both from Chicago; we are both rebels in our own way. I could really get that, I could really get that."
Is Common the right guy for this role? And what about the other A-Team members – who could you see playing them?
Watch Five Minutes of 'Terminator Salvation' (Online Only!)
As part of a promotion through Pizza Hut, five solid minutes of Terminator Salvation is now online for you to salivate over. What we have is a clip that introduces The Harvester robot, which is that monster robot you’ve seen in the trailers. I believe its role in the film is to harvest humans so that Skynet can use different human parts to build more realistic robots. Following the clip is a pretty cool behind-the-scenes sequence which shows you how they went about creating what you just watched. Check it all out right over here.
Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 21. Who else is totally psyched to see it?