Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Burt Wonderstone’ Sounding More Magical, ‘Paradise Lost’ Postponed, New ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Burt Wonderstone’ Sounding More Magical, ‘Paradise Lost’ Postponed, New ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

Dec 13, 2011

Music and Lyrics

Magical Cast Nearly Complete: As a January start date looms, the cast for Burt Wonderstone is nearly complete, with gentle giant Brad Garrett (above, in Music and Lyrics) now in talks for a supporting role. He would join Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Steve Buscemi in the comedy, which revolves around rival Las Vegas magicians. (The Hollywood Reporter)

‘Paradise Lost’ May Be Truly Lost: A start date in January had also been set for Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost, an epic inspired by John Milton’s poem and starring Bradley Cooper, but that’s now been delayed as producers work to pare down the budget, which had crept past $120 million. (Deadline)

New Bonnie Gets a New Clyde: A new indie film about the legendary outlaw couple is on its way, and Sean Faris (Never Back Down) has been named to play Clyde Barrow. He’ll join Lindsay Pulsipher in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde; Tonya S. Holly will produce and direct. (Variety)

Moths Will Be Released: Mary Harron’s “sensual gothic dramaThe Moth Diaries has been acquired by IFC Films. Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Sarah Bolger, and Scott Speedman star; specific release plans have not yet been announced. (Indiewire)

Critic Awards Continue: It’s that time of year, so expect (near) daily announcements. Today we highlight the African-American Film Critics Awards, which went to The Tree of Life for best picture, Steve McQueen (Shame) for best director, Woody Harrelson (Rampart) for best actor, and Viola Davis (The Help) for best actress. (Indiewire)

Expensive Movie-Related Gift Guide: If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special someone in your life, Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic wig from Cleopatra will be going on the auction block; it’s expected to fetch up to $11,000. And the Academy Award that Orson Welles won for Citizen Kane will be offered at a separate auction; its value has been estimated as more than $1 million. (The Guardian / CNN)

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