Movie News in 60 Seconds: Reese and Jason’s Sex Tape; Gerard, Sam, and Matthew Go to (Computerized) War; De Niro Will Be a Comic Again

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Reese and Jason’s Sex Tape; Gerard, Sam, and Matthew Go to (Computerized) War; De Niro Will Be a Comic Again

Oct 28, 2011

Reese Witherspoon and Jason Segel

Reese Witherspoon and Jason Segel in Sex Tape? Calm down, people! Sex Tape is the title of a comedy about a married couple who spice things up by making a sex tape, which promptly disappears. (Sounds similar to Road Trip.) Jason Segel and Reese Witherspoon are being sought for the leads, while Segel’s frequentt colloborator Nicholas Stoller is in talks to direct. (Deadline)

Computerized Men of War: Three real-life actors, Gerard Butler, Sam Worthington, and Matthew McConaughey, will star in Thunder Run, a movie about the war in Iraq, to be shot in 3D using motion-capture technology. You know, to make it feel more real. (The Wrap)

Don’t Expect a Laugh Riot: Once he wanted to be The King of Comedy. Now Robert De Niro just wants to be known as The Comedian, the title of an upcoming film to be directed by Sean Penn. De Niro and Penn previously teamed in 1989‘s very patchy We’re No Angels, which was intended as a comedy, but The Comedian sounds more like a drama, even with the presence of Kirstin Wiig in the cast. (Thompson on Hollywood)

That's None of Your Business: Employers in the U.S. are not permitted to ask job applicants for their date of birth, so the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA are calling upon to change their policy of publishing birth dates of “rank-and-file actors" without consent. Seems the real problem is the age discrimination that is then practiced by casting agencies, but I suppose you have to start somewhere. (Entertainment Weekly)

Got an Extra 20 Cents? Disc rental company Redbox announced it is increasing the price of overnight DVD rentals from $1.00 to $1.20; Blu-ray rentals remain $1.50 per night. Will renters abandon the service in a manner similar to how Netflix subscribers dropped that service after a recent price increase? (Los Angeles Times)

‘Tis the Season for Doc Awards: Yesterday we heard about the nominees for the Cinema Eye Honors, and today it’s the International Documentary Association’s turn to unveil their nominations. Better This World, How to Die in Oregon, Nostalgia for the Light (also a Cinema Eye nominee), The Redemption of General Butt Naked, and The Tiniest Place will compete in the best feature category. (indieWIRE)

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