Movie News in 60 Seconds: Bradley Cooper, Secret Agent; Everyone Loves Carey Mulligan; Wachowskis Creating Their Own Sci-Fi Again

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Bradley Cooper, Secret Agent; Everyone Loves Carey Mulligan; Wachowskis Creating Their Own Sci-Fi Again

Oct 21, 2011

 

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From Hangovers to Secret Agent: Bradley Cooper could be The Man From U.N.C.L.E. He is the top pick of director Steven Soderbergh for the upcoming movie version of the 60s TV show. George Clooney had to drop out due to medical concerns. (Variety) (Photo credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Everyone Loves Carey: The Coen Brothers have cast Carey Mulligan in their 60s folk music picture Inside Llewyn Davis, joining Oscar Isaac, who played her husband in Drive. The popular actress is also "in talks" about an untitled production to be written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. (Variety)

Back to Good Ol' Sci-Fi: Another pair of siblings, The Wachowskis, will indeed return to science fiction, with plans to start production on Jupiter Ascending, their own original concept, next spring. No other details are known, other than the desire by Warner Bros. for an "A-List" star to become the next Keanu Reeves. (Confirmation: Deadline. Original report: Twitch.)

Can a Movie Help Solve Crimes?: Two police detectives are hopeful that the release of the independent drama Texas Killing Fields "triggers someone to come forward with clues to a string of real unsolved Houston-area abductions and murders" during a period from the 70s to the 90s. The film opens today in Houston. (Houston Chronicle)

Manhattan By Any Other Name: The nominees for the 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards have been announced by IFP. Feature nominees include Beginners, The Descendants, Meek's Cutoff, Take Shelter, and The Tree of Life. (Filmmaker Magazine)

Cheap Dinner Party Ruined: Evidently it's been a while since John Travolta -- or his "people" -- have eaten at a KFC fast-food eatery. While the actor was in England last weekend, one of his representatives called a local KFC branch, asking to book a table for Travolta and his guests, only to be told he would have to line up like everyone else. (Daily Mail)

Decoding Movie Posters: The poster for Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar tell us: "Leonardo DiCaprio is such a big star that even a photo of him in mid-sneeze will entice audiences." A writer also analyze posters for The Adventures of Tintin and New Year's Eve. (Grantland)

 

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