Lunch Bites: Bin Laden Movie, Marvel Spin-Offs, Twilight Author's Next and More

Lunch Bites: Bin Laden Movie, Marvel Spin-Offs, Twilight Author's Next and More

May 03, 2011

Here's a bunch of small news bites to devour during your lunch break ...

-- Rewrites are underway on Mark Boal's (The Hurt Locker) script for Kill Bin Laden, which originally followed a Navy Seal team (the same that took out Bin Laden a few days ago) on a failed assassination attempt back in 2001. Sources claim the script, which will be directed by Kathryn Bigelow,  is now being re-written to include the latest happenings, with production likely to begin this summer. [Variety]

-- Marvel is already working on solo movies for Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), though Marvel chief Kevin Feige admitted it's still a bit too early to set anything in stone, saying, "There’s no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett about what a Widow movie could be… Internally we’ve also started thinking what a ‘Hawkeye’ movie could be." [The Playlist]

-- Saoirse Ronan has been chosen to star in The Host, based on the bestselling book from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Andrew Niccol wrote the script and may direct the film about aliens who capture humans and invade their bodies with the goal of erasing their personalities. [Deadline]

-- Anna Faris will star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in his upcoming comedy The Dictator. It's described as "“the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. It is inspired by the best selling novel, Zabibah and The King, by Saddam Hussein.” [Deadline]

-- Larry David will play a nun in the upcoming Three Stooges movie. [Deadline]

-- And finally, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Inception lead all nominees of this year's MTV Movie Awards. Check out the full list of nods below ... [MTV]

Best Movie
"Black Swan"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
"The Social Network"
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Best Female Performance
Emma Stone, "Easy A"
Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
Jennifer Aniston, "Just Go With It"
Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"

Best Male Performance
Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Taylor Lautner, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Zac Efron, "Charlie St. Cloud"

Best Breakout Star
Andrew Garfield , "The Social Network"
Chloë Grace Moretz, "Kick-Ass"
Hailee Steinfeld, "True Grit"
Jay Chou, "The Green Hornet"
Olivia Wilde, "TRON: Legacy"
Xavier Samuel, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Best Comedic Performance
Adam Sandler, "Just Go With It"
Ashton Kutcher, "No Strings Attached"
Emma Stone, "Easy A"
Russell Brand, "Get Him to the Greek"
Zach Galifianakis, "Due Date"

Check out the rest of the nods over at MTV ...

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