Movie News: Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington Team; David Fincher Won't Make 'Cleopatra,' So Will Ang Lee?

Movie News: Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington Team; David Fincher Won't Make 'Cleopatra,' So Will Ang Lee?

Aug 24, 2012

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Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington: Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) will direct Candy Store, a thriller for which he wrote the screenplay, and Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington could potentially team up in it. The story revolves around a global crime organization and the deep-cover operative turned Brooklyn beat cop who is determined to bring it down. Negotiations are in the “early talks” stage, with other casting possibilities rumored to include Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Bradley Cooper. [The Hollywood Reporter/The Wrap]

Cleopatra: Angelina Jolie is still set to portray the queen of Egypt, but she won’t be directed by David Fincher. Talks have broken off between Fincher and Sony, with Sony now considering other candidates, including Ang Lee (The Life of Pi) for the project, which is based on the best-selling book Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. James Cameron and Paul Greengrass preceded Fincher as directorial possibilities. [Vulture]

Chloe Moretz: On the heels of seeing Chloe Moretz covered in blood for the upcoming remake of Carrie, now we hear that the young actress is zigzagging back to the indie film world. She is in talks to star in The Wilderness of James, a coming-of-age story in which she would once again play opposite Kodi Smit-McPhee; they previously starred together in the very good vampire flick Let Me In, but Moretz' already tight schedule may get in the way, as she's about to start work on Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. [Deadline]

Butter Trailer: Jennifer Garner stars as an ambitious carver who takes extreme measures to win a championship title in Butter, which also stars Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell and Alicia Silverstone. The film will be available via VOD on September 7 before melting in theaters on October 5. [Yahoo! Movies]


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