Movie News in 60 Seconds: Gael Garcia Bernal, Future ‘Zorro’; ‘Moneyball’ Writer’s Next Film; Charlie Chaplin vs. British Spies

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Gael Garcia Bernal, Future ‘Zorro’; ‘Moneyball’ Writer’s Next Film; Charlie Chaplin vs. British Spies

Feb 17, 2012

Gael Garcia Bernal

To Z Future: Gael Garcia Bernal will play a famous masked swordsman in Zorro Reborn, in which Zorro seeks revenge in a post-apocalyptic future. (?!) Fox is still seeking a director, but wants to move forward since a competing Zorro film is under development at Sony. [The Playlist]

The Writer and the Mentor: Author Michael Lewis, whose non-fiction books The Blind Side and Moneyball have been turned into successful films, will write his first screenplay for Disney. He’ll be adapting his own book, Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life, the author’s personal story involving his rediscovery of a one-time baseball mentor. [Showblitz]

‘300’ Sequel’s Teen Hero: You may not have heard of Jamie Blackley, but he has landed the co-lead in the forthcoming sequel 300: Battle of Artimesia. He’ll play a 16-year-old who’s eager to go to war; his roles to date including supporting performances in London Boulevard and the not-yet-seen Snow White and the Huntsman. [Deadline]

The Little Tramp and the Spies: The FBI asked MI5, the British intelligence agency, to spy on Charlie Chaplin in 1952, seeking help to get him banned from the United States. The Brits agreed to do so, but found no evidence that Chaplin was a security risk, which was their main concern. Chaplin was prevented from returning to the U.S. the following year. [The Guardian]

Categories: News
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Facebook on Movies.com

The Burning Question

Which one of these people is in the movie Godzilla?

  • Rachael Harris
  • Patrick Sabongui
  • Paula Patton
  • Jennifer Ehle
Get Answer Get New Question

Patrick Sabongui