Eye-Popping ‘Man With the Iron Fists’ Trailer; Plus George Clooney’s Screen Daughter Going Indie

Eye-Popping ‘Man With the Iron Fists’ Trailer; Plus George Clooney’s Screen Daughter Going Indie

Jun 29, 2012

The Descendants

Teen Dramatist: Actress Shailene Woodley emerged from TV’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager to earn an Independent Spirit Award for her lovely performance as George Clooney’s oldest daughter in The Descendants. She’s getting ready to shoot teen drama The Spectacular Now this summer, and has just booked a starring role in White Bird, the next film from transgressive indie director Gregg Araki. It’s a drama about a “troubled young woman whose life is upended following the mysterious disappearance of her mother.” [Showblitz]

Undefeated: Sports movies that aim to be inspirational are a perennial item in Hollywood. The latest project to get underway is When the Game Stands Tall, the true story of a young California football coach who turned a high school’s losing program around, leading to an incredible 12 undefeated seasons in a row. Thomas Carter (Coach Carter) has signed up to direct the relatively low-budget ($20 million) film; a writer has already been hired, and the search is on for an appropriately-priced star to play the coach. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Stage Strippers: As we reported earlier this week, Magic Mike screenwriter Reid Carolin has been talking about creating a stage version of the film, and now actor Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh have confirmed their participation. They are among the producers of Magic Mike: The Musical, which aims to be on Broadway as soon as next summer. [Deadline]

Pop This: The fab new restricted (NSFW) trailer for The Man With the Iron Fists expands on the eye-popping first image recently released, complete with all the blood, sex, and craziness action fans crave. RZA directed, co-wrote (with Eli Roth) and stars alongside Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. [IGN]

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