Marilyn Monroe Casting, Depp's New Gig and How Much Did Avatar Really Cost?

Marilyn Monroe Casting, Depp's New Gig and How Much Did Avatar Really Cost?

Dec 05, 2009

  •  Some Like It Hot Production Weekly tweeted confirmation that Michelle Williams is in talks to portray Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, a role previously rumored for Scarlett Johansson. Williams may seem more suited to kitchen-sink dramas and tearjerking indies than blonde bombshells, but her acting talent gives this project more cachet than if they’d cast, say, Lindsay Lohan.
  •  , General A biopic about Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa titled Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman With Six Fingers (?!) becomes that much more interesting with this news that Johnny Depp will likely take on the role in 2011.
  • Rambo Fuzzy Math The Wrap is reporting that previous estimates claiming James Cameron’s Avatar cost north of $500 mil to make are overblown, and the movie really only cost $387 million to make. Only?
  • Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow Steven Spielberg has hippity-hopped right out of Fox's proposed remake of Jimmy Stewart’s invisible-rabbit film Harvey, after Tom Hanks and Robert Downey Jr. turned the iconic part down. The studio's still pursuing this elusive remake, however.
  •  Kicking Ass AICN has the first character poster of Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, aka McLovin) from Kick-Ass, one of next year’s most anticipated superhero movies. Can’t wait!

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