Movie News: First Look at Clooney and Damon in 'Monuments Men;' Charlize Theron Sets Up Two Movies; Final 'G.I. Joe' Clip

Movie News: First Look at Clooney and Damon in 'Monuments Men;' Charlize Theron Sets Up Two Movies; Final 'G.I. Joe' Clip

Mar 26, 2013

The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men: Production on The Monuments Men is underway in Berlin, Germany, which means George Clooney and Matt Damon are on the loose in Europe! They star in the thriller, set during World War II, as members of a military unit tasked with the mission to rescue artwork stolen by the Nazis. Clooney is also directing; it’s due out on December 18. [Coming Soon]

The Monuments Men

Charlize Theron: The Academy Award-winning actress, who will soon be starring opposite Seth MacFarlane in his comic Western A Million Ways to Die in the West, has set up two more starring roles. First comes the lighthearted Ladies Night, in which she’ll play a woman out for a final fling before leaving town (and her noncommittal boyfriend); Fred Savage (The Wonder Years) will direct. Then comes an untitled crime thriller, still in development, which reportedly revolves around a group of vigilantes and is “in the spirit” of The Departed. [The Hollywood Reporter / Heat Vision]

R-Rated Movie Enforcement: Only 24% of young teens (aged 13-16) were able to buy tickets to R-rated movies, according to an “undercover shopper” survey conducted by the  Federal Trade Commission. The FTC says that’s down from 33% in 2010, and is a historic low since the surveys began in 2000. But a closer look reveals that the stats are skewed by the very low percentage admitted at AMC Theatres (5%), while three other chains allowed more than 40% of young people under the age of 17 to buy tickets to R-rated movies. [FTC]

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Clip: With sneak preview screenings beginning tomorrow night in advance of its wide release on Thursday, a final clip for G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been released. Dwayne Johnson introduces the clip, which has a great gag right at the beginning, and then packs in a boatload of action. [First Showing]

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