News and Notes
Heather Graham has been officially confirmed to return in The Hangover: Part III. Graham, who played stripper/hooker Jade in the first film was absent in last year's sequel which saw The Wolfpack getting into all sorts of trouble in Thailand. The third film (and reportedly final film) in the franchise finds Phil, Alan and Stu (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms) starting out in Los Angeles, traveling back to Las Vegas and then going down to Tijuana, Mexico. Other actors reprising their roles in the film include Mike Epps as Black Doug, Mike Tyson and Ken Jeong, who has been mentioned as taking on a larger role in the third film. This won't be the last we hear of Hangover casting as the plan appears to be to sprinkle in a number of celebrity cameos. The Hangover: Part III opens May 24, 2013. [Variety]
Kristen Stewart has dropped out of the gritty indie flick Cali and rumor has it Amber Heard may be her replacement. Nick Cassavetes is directing the film which has a start date of "late summer" and follows Mya who pairs with her boyfriend Chris to make a fake snuff film which they sell for a bunch of money. Alex Pettyfer is attached to play Chris. [Variety]
Julie Delpy wants Woody Allen to star in her next film, Virgo Rising. That is, if she ever works up the courage to ask him if he's interested. Delpy is currently starring in 2 Days in New York opposite Chris Rock while Allen is busy directing his next film which takes place in San Francisco. [THR]
Catching Fire has cast another character. This marks the third day in a row that the Hunger Games sequel has sent out a casting announcement. Today, it's Alan Ritchson who will be playing Gloss, a tribute from District 1. Ritchson is best known for his portrayal of Aquaman on the television series Smallville.
The folks behind Killer Joe have announced that the film will be expanding to Philadelphia, Boston, Palm Springs, San Francisco and Austin this weekend.
Yesterday we reported that Paramount was debating on which version of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters they should release. It didn't take very long to come to a conclusion as they have decided to release the R-rated version starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in the title roles. The film opens January 11, 2013. [Collider]
Breaking Bad actor Mark Margolis is the latest actor to join Darren Aronofsky's Noah. No word yet on which character he will be portraying.
Videos, Clips and Trailers
Here's the first trailer and clip for Antiviral, directed by Brandon Cronenberg, David's son. The film doesn't have a release date yet, but will screen at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
Here's the latest TV spot for The Campaign as well as a spoiler-free review by The Schmoes.
The Schmoes also review Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. A heads up on the s-bomb at around the 3:30 mark. We'll post up their Bourne Legacy review tomorrow.
The Hunger Games has certainly brought the whole kids killing kids theme into the spotlight. Now a new trailer for I Delcare War drops the ages a bit and pits two groups of kids against one another in what is described as Lord of the Flies with machine guns. The film took the top prize at this year's Action Fest and will screen at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
The Awakening arrives in theaters next Friday, but here's a look at the first 10 minutes (9:31 to be exact) of the film. The film stars Rebecca Hall as a ghost hunter and Dominic West who tasks her with finding a young boy's ghost.
Here's a new one-minute U.K. trailer for Lawless. Based on a true story, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke and Tom Hardy as the alcohol-smuggling Bondurant brothers who are being pursued by a vicious lawman (Guy Pearce) in Prohibition Era America. Lawless opens August 29.
Dragonball Z fans rejoice! Here's the first teaser trailer for the new movie set to hit Japanese theaters in 2013. There's not much here other than the franchise touting how popular they are, but just the fact that they've made it this far is pretty awesome!
Pics and Posters
Following the release of the first trailer, here's the first poster for Trouble with the Curve. The film opens September 21.
The long-delayed Red Dawn gets its first poster. The film is slated to open November 21.
The aforementioned Antiviral
Here are a couple more posters for some smaller films, For Ellen starring Paul Dano, Jon Heder and Jena Malone and the horror-comedy Revenant. For Ellen opens limited on September 5 while Revenant is in theaters August 24.
A couple of images from the new season of Arrested Development that is currently filming have landed online.
Looper shows off a creative new quad poster.
Check out the alternative mask design for Bane.
Jack Black photobombs Zack Efron.
Woody doesn't seem to like Internet Explorer.
Finally, a creative way of turning a negative into a positive. Sort of.