Movie News in 60 Seconds: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Drug Doctor; Roberts and Roberts (Emma and Craig) Team Up; Greek Director Dies in Action

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Drug Doctor; Roberts and Roberts (Emma and Craig) Team Up; Greek Director Dies in Action

Jan 25, 2012

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The Doctor Is In: A prescription drug thriller became a reunion with the casting of Catherine Zeta-Jones in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Side Effects. Zeta-Jones will portray a doctor, she previously played a key role in Soderbergh’s Traffic. She is set to join Jude Law, Blake Lively, and Channing Tatum, who are also in negotiations; Lively's casting reportedly prompted Annapurna Pictures to quickly drop out of co-financing the film, though Open Road will still be distributing it. (Deadline)

What’s in a Name?: Two people who happen to have the same family name, Emma Roberts and Craig Roberts, have been cast in I Am a Family Secret, to be directed by Derick Martini. Emma Roberts previously teamed with Martini for his debut, Lymelife, while Craig Roberts starred in last year's rather fabulous Brit indie, Submarine. (Deadline)

No More Angelopoulos: Acclaimed Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, 76, died last night; he was struck by a motorcycle while shooting exteriors for his latest film, The Other Sea, and never recovered. He made his first feature film in 1970; his award-winning work included The Beekeeper and Landscape in the Mist. (The Daily Mubi)

Film Stirs Controversy in NYC: A film titled The Third Jihad, made in 2008, is stirring controversy anew, thanks to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s new admission that he cooperated with the filmmakers. The film, which was screened for 1,400 officers in training in 2010, has come under fire from Muslims and other civil rights groups for stating that “the goal of ‘much of Muslim leadership here in America’ is to ‘infiltrate and dominate’ the United States.” (New York Times)

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