Movie News: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Teaser; Bruce Willis Plays an 'American Assassin;' Michael Keaton's New Directing Gig

Movie News: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Teaser; Bruce Willis Plays an 'American Assassin;' Michael Keaton's New Directing Gig

Sep 07, 2012

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Bruce Willis: Fresh off his acclaimed performance in Rian Johnson’s Looper, which opened the Toronto Film Festival last night, Bruce Willis is in talks to star in American Assassin, an action thriller based on a novel by Vince Flynn. Willis would play the mentor of the titular character, a young man trained to be a killer by the CIA. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) is attached to direct. [Variety]

Michael Keaton: Recently cast as a villain in RoboCop, Michael Keaton’s next turn will find him behind the camera. He is attached to direct Buttercup, an indie comedy-drama about a woman who must assume responsiblity for her elderly father. Keaton, who got his feet wet as a director with 2008’s The Merry Gentleman, next must find new lead actors, since the formerly attached Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin are no longer involved. [Showblitz]

Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan: Two very attractive actors will pair up in A Many Splintered Thing, described as an “anti-romantic comedy.” Chris Evans will play a man pretending to be a philanthropist who pretends that he just wants to be friends with a woman, played by Michelle Monaghan, who is engaged to another man. Oh my, love is complicated, isn’t it? Justin Reardon, a commercials director, will make his feature directorial debut. [Deadline]

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Teaser: Devoted "Twihards" have already been teased and trailered for the final installment of The Twilight Saga, which hits theaters on November 16. The newest teaser debuted last night during MTV's Video Music Awards, introduced by Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli and Jackson Rathbone. Watch it below and swoon! [MTV]

 

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