Movie News in 60 Seconds: Villains, Oscars, and Porn Stars: ‘Lovelace’ Poster, Sharlto Copley, Luke Evans, and More

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Villains, Oscars, and Porn Stars: ‘Lovelace’ Poster, Sharlto Copley, Luke Evans, and More

May 02, 2012

 

 
Villain #1: The American remake of Park Chan-wook’s grueling, Korean-language revenge thriller Oldboy is moving forward. Sharlto Copley, the hero of District 9, has been confirmed to play a villain for director Spike Lee. Josh Brolin will star; the female lead, previously offered to Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowski, is still up in the air. Lee hopes to start production in the fall. [Deadline]
 
Villain #2: The role of another villain has been offered to Luke Evans (Immortals, Robin Hood). Evans, who plays a dedicated detective in The Raven, would be the chief bad guy in Justin Lin’s Fast Six. Jason Statham was previously considered for the role, which suggests that it’s a substantial part opposite the returning good guys (Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and the now confirmed Michelle Rodriguez) and forces of the law (Dwayne Johnson and, possibly, Gina Carano). [Twitch]
 
Oscars Remain in Hollywood: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has signed a deal to keep the annual Oscar show in Hollywood for the next 20 years, putting to rest fears that it would be moved to a larger facility in downtown Los Angeles. A separate agreement for naming rights has been reached with Dolby Laboratories, which means that the former Kodak Theatre  will be renamed; jokesters have already suggested that it be called the Blinded By Science Theatre. [Los Angeles Times
 
Porn Poster: For a movie about the infamous star of the groundbreaking pornographic film Deep Throat, the new poster for Lovelace is remarkably … tasteful. Amanda Seyfried leads a strong cast. [Latino Review]
 

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