Movie News in 60 Seconds: New 'Riddick' Pic; Dustin Hoffman Rescues Jogger, Jessica Chastain Turns Down ‘Iron Man 3,’ and More

Movie News in 60 Seconds: New 'Riddick' Pic; Dustin Hoffman Rescues Jogger, Jessica Chastain Turns Down ‘Iron Man 3,’ and More

May 08, 2012

Marathon Man

Real-Life Hero: While walking in London’s Hyde Park, Dustin Hoffman saw a jogger frothing at the mouth and staggering before finally collapsing, unconscious. Hoffman (above, in 1976’s Marathon Man) rushed to his assistance, called emergency services and waited with the 24-year-old man until paramedics arrived. The young man suffered a heart attack but is expected to make a full recovery; Hoffman, who has a home nearby, made sure to thank the paramedics for their life-saving work. [The Sun via Vulture]

Uncasting News: Via her Facebook page, Jessica Chastain revealed that she will not be appearing in Iron Man 3 due to scheduling conflicts. “The press announced my possible attachment far too soon,” she wrote. “I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I'm so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there'll be another Marvel film in my future.” Chastain was offered the role of a “sexy scientist,” but her dance card is filled for now. [Facebook via The Hollywood Reporter]

Theatrical NC-17: After unsuccessfully appealing the NC-17 rating given to William Friedkin’s Killer Joe, distributor LD Entertainment has decided to release it "as is" in late July. The film received the rating due to “graphic aberrant content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality.” Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, and Thomas Haden Church. Friedkin previously had to cut considerable footage from 1980's Cruising to secure an R-rating after it was slapped with the dreaded X. [Deadline]

Looking Buff: Facebook is also the medium of choice for Vin Diesel, who released a new on-set photo from the filming of Riddick (AKA The Chronicles of Riddick 3) via his official Facebook page. Diesel looks properly buff and ready for action; Riddick is due for release next year. [Facebook]

The Chronicles of Riddick 3

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