Movie News: Bill Murray, Father Figure; 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Casting; Billy Crystal's 'Parental Guidance' Trailer

Movie News: Bill Murray, Father Figure; 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Casting; Billy Crystal's 'Parental Guidance' Trailer

Nov 20, 2012

Only God Forgives

Ryan Gosling: The very handsome Ryan Gosling looks like he’s been beaten to a pulp in a new promotional poster for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives. The actor and director previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed Drive; in the new movie, Gosling plays a former kickboxer and criminal who is forced to seek revenge for the death of his brother or face death himself. A distribution deal is in place, though no U.S. release date has been set. [The Film Stage]

Bill Murray: The comedy-drama St. Vincent de Van Nuys revolves around a disreputable war veteran who becomes a mentor to a 12-year-old neighbor boy. With Bill Murray now secured to star, it looks like the low-budget independent movie is about to score a financing and distribution deal from the Weinstein Co., which should allow it to begin filming in July 2013. [Deadline]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Four young actors were rumored to be testing for the role of Harry Osborn in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but now we hear that a different set of four hot actors tested yesterday: Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn), Douglas Booth (Darren Arnofsky’s Noah) and Boyd Holbrook (The Host). Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning, joined by Shailene Woodley. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Parental Guidance Trailer: Billy Crystal and Bette Midler go old school in the broad, holiday-themed family comedy Parental Guidance. They play grandparents who are faced with watching their grandchildren, who have been raised in the modern style. The clash of parental child-rearing styles crashes into theaters on December 25. [MSN]

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