Movie News: Deadly 'Machete Kills' Ladies (Pic); '42' Star Will Play James Brown; First 'Gravity' TV Spot

Movie News: Deadly 'Machete Kills' Ladies (Pic); '42' Star Will Play James Brown; First 'Gravity' TV Spot

Aug 27, 2013

Machete Kills: We won't go so far as to say all these ladies are killers, but we do recommend approaching them with caution (and respect). Sofia Vergara, Alexa Vega and Elle LaMont are featured in a new photo from Machete Kills, which stars Danny Trejo as a former federal agent who goes on a mission for the president (Charlie Sheen) to track down a madman (Mel Gibson). Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga and many more appear; the movie will slay audiences in theaters on October 11. [Entertainment Weekly via Coming Soon]

James Brown: Long in development, a musical biopic is finally moving forward with the news that Chadwick Boseman has been selected to play the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Boseman previously starred in this year's 42 as legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson. Tate Taylor, who wrote and directed the box office hit The Help, will direct the project, which is currently untitled; Mick Jagger is serving as one of the producers. [Deadline]

Scooby-Doo: You can't keep a good dog off the big screen. Scooby-Doo, who was born on a Saturday-morning cartoon series before coming to life in two live-action/animated theatrical versions about 10 years ago, will be born again in a completely animated movie. The two theatrical films grossed $450 million at the box office, so the big question is: why did it take so long? Matt Lieberman, who has sold a handful of scripts that have yet to go into production, will write the script. [Variety]

Gravity TV Spot: Debuting during MTV's Video Music Awards show, the first TV spot for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity condenses the teasers and trailers we've seen into a terrifying 30 seconds of space-based action. Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, the movie will be shooting into IMAX and 3D and, we suppose, regular theaters on October 4. [Rope of Silicon]

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