Movie News in 60 Seconds: Channing Tatum May Wrestle Steve Carell; Call for Boycott of Official Iranian Film Orgs; Teen's Movie Gets Picked Up

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Channing Tatum May Wrestle Steve Carell; Call for Boycott of Official Iranian Film Orgs; Teen's Movie Gets Picked Up

Oct 19, 2011

 

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

From Stripper to Wrestler: Former exotic dancer turned actor Channing Tatum is "in talks" to join Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, to be directed by Bennet Miller (Moneyball). Carell will play John du Pont, heir to the family fortune who killed an Olympic wrestler; Tatum would play the wrestler. (Los Angeles Times) (Photo by Walter Thomson; Tatum, center, showing off his wrestling moves, with Shia LaBeouf in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.)

Standing Up for Artists: A group of prominent Iranians are taking a stand against the country's growing repression of filmmakers and actors. The group, including Academy Award-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashlou (House of Sand and Fog) "have called on countries worldwide to boycott official Iranian film and TV organizations and sanction its members." (Anthony Kaufman's ReelPolitik)

The Kid is All Right: Teenage moviemaker Emily Hagins' third feature film, My Sucky Teen Romance, has been picked up for distribution by MPI Media Group. A spring 2012 theatrical release is planned for the vampire-themed comedy.  (Variety)

Glamour and Art in Los Angeles: AFI Fest announced six Centerpiece Galas and a slate of special screenings for its upcoming 25th edition. Centerpiece presentations include The Artist, The Lady, and "Law of Desire: An Evening With Pedro Almodovar." (AFI Fest)

The Governator: Working Hard or Hardly Working?: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who tweeted just last week that he was enjoying making The Expendables 2 with Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone, has already moved onto his next movie, tweeting on Monday: "Fantastic first day on the set of The Last Stand." (Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter)

I Would Have Been Better, Of Course: British professional stunt driver Paul Swift has criticized the "disappointing" driving in Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, noting "I wish they had asked me to work on the film. … I could have driven a burning car. I've done that a few times in motor shows; that really is dangerous stuff." (The Guardian)

Of Course, the Brits Feel Strongly About Everything: "The sense of violation was so strong that it felt as though I had witnessed a rape," says one lifelong Tintin fan after seeing Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. (The Guardian)

 

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