Movie News: First Look at Jodie Foster As 'Elysium' Villain; Charlize Theron May Join Seth MacFarlane in Comic Western; U.K. 'Burt Wonderstone' Trailer

Movie News: First Look at Jodie Foster As 'Elysium' Villain; Charlize Theron May Join Seth MacFarlane in Comic Western; U.K. 'Burt Wonderstone' Trailer

Jan 31, 2013

Elysium: Jodie Foster provided one of the highlights of the recent Golden Globes TV broadcast, but she’ll be seen in a completely different way in the upcoming Elysium. Foster will be playing a villainous government official in the science-fiction project -- note futuristic earpiece in a photo tweeted from the set -- opposite the heroic Matt Damon. The movie is due out on August 9. [Simply Jodie]



A Million Ways to Die in the West: As we’ve heard previously, Academy Award-nominated songwriter (and actor, writer, director and Oscar host) Seth MacFarlane will next be making a Western in the spirit of Mel Brooks’ satirical Blazing Saddles. And he could have an unexpected costar: Charlize Theron. The actress has rarely played comic roles; if the talks are successful, however, she’ll play the wife of a notorious outlaw who volunteers to teach cowardly sheep farmer MacFarlane how to shoot. Naturally, romantic sparks will fly. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Annie: Will Gluck, director of Easy A and Friends with Benefits, will take on the task of bringing a new version of Annie to the silver screen. It’s based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical that opened in 1977, which itself was based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip; it was first adapted into a movie by legendary director John Huston in 1982. Willow Smith, who was originally set to star when she was nine years old, has now “aged out” of the role and is no longer attached. [Deadline]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Trailer: While the first trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone did a great job of setting up the story, the new U.K. trailer features a few different comic highlights. Steve Carell stars as an old-school Las Vegas magician who has to learn some new tricks to keep up with rising street magician Jim Carrey. Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin also star. It will appear, as if by magic, in theaters on March 15.
 

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