Movie News in 60 Seconds: Julianne Moore, Mentor to Joseph Gordon-Levitt; ‘Disturbia’ Director May Invert Gravity; Warren Stevens, ‘Forbidden Planet’ Doc, Dies at 92

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Julianne Moore, Mentor to Joseph Gordon-Levitt; ‘Disturbia’ Director May Invert Gravity; Warren Stevens, ‘Forbidden Planet’ Doc, Dies at 92

Mar 29, 2012

Game Change

Moore, Please: If you need a mentor, who better than Julianne Moore? (The versatile actress is pictured as Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change, above.) That seems to be the thinking of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who wants the actress to play his mentor in an upcoming (and currently nameless) movie that will also mark his directorial debut. (He also wrote the script.) (We think he’s doing the catering, too.) Gordon-Levitt will play a modern-day Don Juan who wants to reform; Scarlett Johansson is already set to co-star. [Showblitz]

How to Invert Gravity: The script is titled Invertigo, and the premise is that a satellite has crash-landed in Manhattan and somehow inverted gravity, which, as you know, is not a good thing for the future of the planet, since everything might float away into the sky. Or something like that; we’re not exactly sure, but Sony is positive that everyone will want to see it, so they’re talking to DJ Caruso (I Am Number Four; Disturbia) about directing the movie next year. [Deadline]

Doc is Gone: For this writer, Warren Stevens will forever be Doc Ostrow in the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet, but the actor’s varied career encompassed more than 160 appearances in movies and TV shows over a career that lasted nearly 60 years. (Devoted fans also know that Mr. Stevens appeared in all three classic 60s sci-fi shows: The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek.) The veteran character actor, a charter member of the legendary Actor’s Studio, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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