Movie News in 60 Seconds: Woody Woodpecker, the Movie; Kirsten Dunst Stays Independent; Sharon Stone, Porn Star Mom

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Woody Woodpecker, the Movie; Kirsten Dunst Stays Independent; Sharon Stone, Porn Star Mom

Nov 17, 2011

Woody Woodpecker

Ha-hahaha-haha! The legendary Woody Woodpecker may be coming (back) to a theater near you. An animated project is under development at Illumination Entertainment, though it’s very much in the preliminary process. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Keeping Her Indie Streak Alive: Actress Kirsten Dunst is winning kudos for her performance in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, and she’s riding that wave to her next role in Red Light Winter, an indie set to star Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup. The drama will begin shooting in January, after Dunst finishes her work on the indie comedy Bachelorette. (Thompson on Hollywood)

Porn Star Gets a Mother: The indomitable Sharon Stone will play Amanda Seyfried’s mother in Lovelace, the biopic about Linda Lovelace, the star of Deep Throat. Incredibly, next year marks 20 years since Stone crossed her legs in Basic Instinct and caused a sensation. (Deadline)

Step Aside, Spielberg: What’s bigger in France than The Adventures of Tintin? Intouchables (AKA Untouchables), “a feelgood buddy film,” beat out Steven Spielberg’s motion-capture 3D flick at the top of the box office. Francois Clouzet stars as a wealthy quadriplegic who hires “?a wisecracking young black man just out of prison, played by Omar Sy, to take care of him.” (AFP)

Afraid of What? A documentary was commissioned by the European Union (EU) to highlight the plight of Afghan women in jail, about half of whom have been convicted of “moral crimes.” But now the EU is declining to release the film, saying the women would be imperiled; critics charge that politics are to blame. (Associated Press)

 

 

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