Movie News in 60 Seconds: Elizabeth Olsen to ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ More Celebrity Voices Join ‘Madagascar 3,’ Raunchy Brit Flick ‘Inbetweeners’ Coming to America

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Elizabeth Olsen to ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ More Celebrity Voices Join ‘Madagascar 3,’ Raunchy Brit Flick ‘Inbetweeners’ Coming to America

Jan 13, 2012

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Rising Star to Play Writer’s Girlfriend: Breakout actress Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) has joined the cast of Kill Your Darlings, which will star Daniel Radcliffe as legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Dane Dehane and Jack Huston were also added; Huston will play legendary Beat writer Jack Kerouc, and Olsen will play his girlfriend, a rich art student. (Showblitz)

Famous Animated Animals: Frankly, we’d forgotten there was a Madagascar 2, but Madagascar 3 is on its way, and three celebrities have been added to the supporting cast. The animated sequel is set in a traveling circus, allowing Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) to voice a Siberian tiger, Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life) to pretend to be a jaguar, and Martin Short to play a sea lion. (Entertainment Weekly)

British Raunch Coming to America: Youth comedy The Inbetweeners, a runaway success at the U.K. box office, has been picked up by Wrekin Hill for U.S. distribution. Based on a TV series, the film follows four young men on a vacation trip to Greece in search of fun times and as much sex and nudity as possible; Wrekin Hill plans a late spring release. (Thompson on Hollywood)

Oscar’s New Rules for Docs and Shorts: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially confirmed that it has adopted new eligibility rules for documentaries and short films. As reported earlier, all members of the doc branch will henceforth vote on films to be shortlisted, and a doc must be reviewed by either the New York Times or Los Angeles Times to be eligible. Also, members may henceforth watch eligible docs and shorts on DVD (or online), rather than the previously-required theatrical screenings. (The Hollywood Reporter)
 

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