Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Thor 2’ Needs a Director; Kristen Stewart’s ‘Twilight’ Bargain; Adam Sandler, Sequel Virgin

Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Thor 2’ Needs a Director; Kristen Stewart’s ‘Twilight’ Bargain; Adam Sandler, Sequel Virgin

Dec 07, 2011

No Woman, No Cry: Filmmaker Patty Jenkins, who was slated to be the first female director of a superhero movie, has dropped out of Thor 2.The reason given was the old standby, “creative differences”; Jenkins previously directed Charlize Theron to an Academy Award in Monster. (Deadline)

What a Bargain! Actress Kristen Stewart tops a list of “Hollywood’s Best Actors for the Buck,” which compares the compensation paid with the total return on that investment. Stewart’s Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson finished in third place, owing to other, non-Twilight movies he made. (Forbes Magazine)

You Get What You Pay For: OK, America, you asked for it (by buying all those tickets), so man up and take some responsibility here. Adam Sandler will be making Grown-Ups 2; it will be his very first sequel. (Variety)

Comic-Con Coming to Theaters: Morgan Spurlock’s amusing and endearing documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and the National Entertainment Collectibles Association. The companies are planning a theatrical release next spring. (Indiewire)

Call It Bio-Porn: Three more actors have joined the big-screen biography of the woman made infamous by Deep Throat. Confirming a previous rumor, Sharon Stone will come on board as Linda’s mother, with Juno Temple and Wes Bentley also being added; Amanda Seyfried will play Linda Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard will portray her first husband. (Variety)

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