Movie News: 'Iron Man 3' Chinese Filming, Casting and New Images; Hugh Jackman Cries on '60 Minutes'

Movie News: 'Iron Man 3' Chinese Filming, Casting and New Images; Hugh Jackman Cries on '60 Minutes'

Dec 10, 2012

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Iron Man 3: Filming on Marvel’s Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black, has moved to Beijing, China this week, and a key role has finally been cast. Veteran performer Wang Xuequi, pictured above with Robert Downey Jr., will reportedly play “Dr. Wu,” a villainous character, though it is said that his part in this movie is small. Ben Kingsley is playing the lead villain, known as the Mandarin. [HeyUGuys / Deadline]

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The Equalizer: About a year ago, we heard that Denzel Washington would be playing the titular character in The Equalizer, a planned big-screen version of the long-running TV show, and now the project may have a director. Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) is in “early talks” to helm the movie, based on a script by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2); a release date of April 11, 2014 has been set. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Casablanca: A Japanese collector is offering up to sell the iconic piano from Casablanca. The collector bought it in 1988 for $154,000; auction house Sotheby’s estimates it may fetch in the range of $800,000-$1,200,000 when it goes on the block this week. Dooley Wilson played the piano, which has only 58 keys, as he sang “As Times Goes By” in the classic 1942 movie. [Washington Post]

Les Miserables: To promote the immiment release of the musical Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman made an emotional appearance on 60 Minutes last night; he was moved to tears at one point. In an extra segment that was not broadcast, we get behind-the-scenes footage, plus Jackman talks about his “rivalry” with fellow star Russell Crowe. [CBS/60 Minutes]

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