Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'The Words' Trailer; Cage and Rourke Seek Vengeance; Sorkin on Adapting Steve Jobs; Donna Summer is Gone

Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'The Words' Trailer; Cage and Rourke Seek Vengeance; Sorkin on Adapting Steve Jobs; Donna Summer is Gone

May 18, 2012

Marble City

Adrenaline Overdrive: The mind reels at the possibility that over-actors highly-enthusiastic performers Nicolas Cage and Mickey Rourke will appear together in a single movie. The two are in talks to star in Marble City, an action film about a newly-released prisoner who seeks vengeance against those he holds responsbile for his incarceration. Ryuhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train, Versus), who will direct, describes it as “Kill Bill meets Drive.” The picture above is part of the sales banner discovered at the Cannes Market by our friend Todd Brown at Twitch; head there to see the whole thing. [ComingSoon]

Think Different: Writer Aaron Sorkin, recently hired to adapt Walter Isaacson’s 650-page biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for the big screen, already knows what he won’t be doing. “It can't be a straight ahead biography,” he says. “Drama is tension versus obstacle. Someone wants something, something is standing in their way of getting it. … I need to find that event and I will. I just don't know what it is.” He'll turn his full attention the problem -- and maybe finish reading the book? -- after The Newsroom, his new HBO series, launches in June. [Reuters]

The Queen of Disco: Singer Donna Summer died yesterday after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 63. Disco songs she made famous, including “I Feel Love” and “She Works Hard for the Money,” have been frequently used in movies and TV shows. She appeared in a supporting role in 1978’s ensemble piece Thank God It’s Friday as (naturally) a singer, and performed “Last Dance,” which won the Academy Award for Best Song for composer and lyricist Paul Jabara. [TMZ]

Crime Doesn't Pay: Struggling writer Bradley Cooper strikes gold when he passes off a found manuscript as his own, only to find that the spotlight shines a bit too brightly on his stricken conscience in The Words, which hits theaters in September. The new trailer highlights a strong cast, including Jeremy Irons, Olivia Wilde, and Zoe Saldana, as well as dramatizing the writer's dilemma. [Yahoo! Movies]


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