Movie News in 60 Seconds: No Lesbian Longoria in Spain, Sorkin Courted for Jobs, Harry Potter Says Goodbye to Home Video

Movie News in 60 Seconds: No Lesbian Longoria in Spain, Sorkin Courted for Jobs, Harry Potter Says Goodbye to Home Video

Oct 25, 2011

Evan Longoria in 'Without Men'

No Lesbians for Spain: Eva Longoria may be attracted to the same sex in her upcoming movie Without Men (she's pictured above, kissing Kate Del Castillo), but her lesbian love scenes will be excised from the theatrical release in Spain, according to a film festival director. Christian Slater also stars; there is no indication that he has any same-sex love scenes. (The Hollywood Reporter)

One More Thing: As we’ve mentioned, a Steve Jobs movie was in the works within days after the Apple visionary died. Now Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball) is being courted to write the script. (Los Angeles Times)

Say Goodbye to Home Video, Harry Potter: Warner Bros. will be pulling all physical copies of the Harry Potter movies out of stores on December 29, which should make taking the year-end inventory easier for retail clerks everywhere. The final film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, which is also when a boxed set of all the films will be released. (The Wrap)

Netflix With a British Accent: Netflix announced it will be expanding its streaming service to the UK and Ireland early next year, putting it into competition with services from Amazon and Google. Meanwhile, the company lost 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter of its financial year. (The Guardian | Business Insider)

It Takes Grace to be Disgraced: John Cusack will star with Malin Akerman in The Numbers Station, a thriller to be directed by Kasper Barfoed. Cusack will play a “disgraced black-ops agent," which sounds like a welcome dramatic role for the actor, who last hit screens in Hot Tub Time Machine. (Variety)

Post-Obama, In Black and White: Another thriller, The Arrangement, has drawn a big-name director in Phillip Noyce (Salt, Clear and Present Danger). The film revolves around a white husband and his half-white, half-black wife, and what happens when a black man is attracted to the wife; writer Brian Tucker is described as telling “post-Obama stories.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Like Cannes, Only Without the Topless Starlets: The first-ever Paris Film Festival will be held in France from June 6-12, 2012. To demonstrate their Gallic independence, they will honor Harvey Weinstein with a tribute. (indieWIRE)

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