Movie News in 60 Seconds: Maggie’s Vibrator, My Dinner with Dominic Cooper, Nun Sues Disney

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Maggie’s Vibrator, My Dinner with Dominic Cooper, Nun Sues Disney

Nov 11, 2011


Hysteria

We Need to Talk About Vibrators: Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Hysteria, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal in a romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator. Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, Felicity Jones, and a lot of very happy women co-star. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Now Two Sexy Men Sit at the Table: The great Peter Dinklage confirms that Dominic Cooper will star with him in My Dinner with Hervé, an indie drama about the last interview that Fantasy Island's troubled co-star Hervé Villechaize gave to a reporter before committing suicide. Casting is still underway; Dinklage says he is hopeful the film will shoot next year. (The Playlist)

Oh, Lord, Please Make Disney Pay: A nun has filed suit against Walt Disney Co. and Sony Pictures for allegedly ripping off her life story as the basis of the movie Sister Act, which was released in 1992, as well as the stage play based on the movie. That’s what we call taking a long time to make a decision. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Occupy the Internet: As Occupy Wall Street protests continue, filmmakers across the country have been inspired to document what’s been happening. That includes legendary Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, 89, who has been interviewing protestors and posting short vignettes online. (Los Angeles Times)

India Welcomes Hollywood: In a development analogous to the emergence of India’s IT industry, Indian animation, special effects, and video gaming firms are predicted to double in size by 2015. Upcoming projects include the 3D conversion of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. (Fortune)

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