Hugh Jackman to Make MLK Movie; All-Star Cast in New 'Big Wedding' Trailer; James Franco, Meth Magnate?

Hugh Jackman to Make MLK Movie; All-Star Cast in New 'Big Wedding' Trailer; James Franco, Meth Magnate?

Aug 01, 2012

In the Style of JFK: The once and future Wolverine wants to play a real-life attorney who argued that convicted killer James Earl Ray didn't shoot Martin Luther King Jr. Hugh Jackman is attached to star in Orders to Kill, as is director Lee Daniels (Precious). The project is described as having “echoes” of Oliver Stone’s JFK in that an assassination and an alleged government conspiracy are linked. [Los Angeles Times]

Nice Villain: Soft-spoken nice guy James Franco will take on his greatest challenge yet: playing an “evil meth magnate” opposite Jason Statham. In the action-thriller Homefront, Statham will portray a prototypical good guy, a former DEA agent in search of a new start with his family, only to discover that he’s moved them into a corrupt, violent town run by Franco. Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury) is set to direct; Sylvester Stallone (?!) wrote the screenplay. [Showblitz]

Protecting Children: After making family-friendly fare like Furry Vengeance and Extraordinary Measures, Brendan Fraser is poised to make an action-thriller in which children are placed in danger by very bad men. In Split Decision, Fraser will play a father-figure for two youngsters who need protection after they witness a murder; Dominic Purcell and Ethan Supplee will play the killers. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Isn’t It Obvious?: The new trailer for The Big Wedding, due out in theaters on October 26, showcases a terrific cast, toplined by Robert De Niro and featuring Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace and Robin Williams. We’ll let the trailer explain the movie for you … [The Playlist]

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