Movie News in 60 Seconds: Will Smith Seeks Wife, Daughter; From ‘Home Alone’ to Young Jesus; Mass Murder and a Famous Architect

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Will Smith Seeks Wife, Daughter; From ‘Home Alone’ to Young Jesus; Mass Murder and a Famous Architect

Dec 06, 2011

 

Zoe Kravitz
 
Will Smith Seeks Adventurous Wife, Daughter: Actresses Zoe Kravitz (above, in X-Men: First Class) and Sophie Okonedo are in early talks to join Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith in M. Night Shyamalan’s 1000 A.E. In the sci-fi adventure, the real-life father and son will be play a fictional father and son; Kravitz and Okonedo are under consideration as the elder Smith’s wife and daughter. (The Hollywood Reporter)

From ‘Home Alone’ to Young Jesus: Filmmaker Chris Columbus will serve as a producer on Christ the Lord: Out of Eqypt, the big-screen version of Anne Rice’s book. The story revolves around 7-year-old Jesus; Columbus, of course, directed Home Alone, about an 8-year-old boy. (Variety)

Bio-Pic Coming for Legendary Architect: Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright will receive the bio-pic treatment in Taliesin, and Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) has been signed to direct. The movie, scripted by Nicholas Meyer (Time After Time), will focus on the titular “rambling household compound” where seven people were murdered in 1914. (The Hollywood Reporter)

‘Peace’ At Last: Speaking of director Bruce Beresford, the North American distribution rights to his film Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding have been acquired by IFC Films. Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Kyle MacLachlan, Elizabeth Olsen, Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Rosanna Arquette also star. (Indiewire)

Big-Screen ‘24’ (Again): Once again it’s been reported that a film version of TV show 24 with Kiefer Sutherland will begin production “very quickly.” The latest script revision has not yet been completed, however, and no director is currently attached, so don’t hold your breath. (Deadline)

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