Movie News: ScarJo Returning to Action; Tribeca Fest's Big Winners; Scary 'Monsters University' Trailer

Movie News: ScarJo Returning to Action; Tribeca Fest's Big Winners; Scary 'Monsters University' Trailer

Apr 26, 2013

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

Lucy: Scarlett Johansson, who is currently filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier in her role as action heroine Black Widow, wants to remain in the action game a bit longer. She is in final negotiations to star in the action thriller Lucy for writer-director Luc Besson. The titular character is transformed into “an ass-kicking machine” after she accidentally absorbs illegal drugs she’s been forced to transport. [Heat Vision]

Coronado High: George Clooney, curently directing Monuments Men in Europe for release later this year, is setting up another picture that he may direct after that. Reportedly, he and partner Grant Heslov will produce Coronado High, based on a forthcoming article by Joshuah Bearman about a group of wealthy California teens who get involved in the drug trade. An article by Bearman served as in the inspiration for Argo, for which Clooney and Heslov just picked up Academy Awards as producers. [The Wrap]

Tribeca Film Festival: Australian family drama The Rocket received the Best Narrative Feature award at the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival, with Sitthiphon Disamoe named Best Actor for his performance in the film, while Dan Krauss’ The Kill Team was awarded the Best Documentary Feature prize for its examination of American soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians. Other award winners included Sean Dunne as Best New Documentary Director for Oxyana and Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais as Best New Narrative Director for Whitewash. The festival continues through the weekend. [Tribeca Film Festival]

Monsters University Trailer: The newest trailer for Monsters University goes a step further than earlier trailers, revealing that our friends Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) will be involved in a “scare competition” that has big consequences. Pixar’s next animated movie goes to college -- and into theaters in 3D -- on June 21. [JoBlo]

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