Movie News: Tom Cruise Wants to 'Go Like Hell;' Two Hilarious New 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Trailers

Movie News: Tom Cruise Wants to 'Go Like Hell;' Two Hilarious New 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Trailers

Oct 24, 2013

Days of Thunder

Go Like Hell: Tom Cruise is feeling a simultaneous need for speed (as in 1990's Days of Thunder) and a desire to work again with Joseph Kosinski, his Oblivion director. Cruise and Kosinski may reteam for Go Like Hell, based on a book by A.J. Baime, with the subtitle "Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans." Set in the 1960s, the true story follows Henry Ford II and his challenge to European car maker Ferrari on the Le Mans race track in France, which eventually led to an uptick in the fortunes of Ford sports vehicles. The project has been in development for years; Brad Pitt and Josh Brolin expressed interest in 2009 and director Michael Mann considered it in 2011. [The Wrap]

Peanuts: Paul Feig, who directed the blockbuster, raunchy adult comedy Bridesmaids as well as this summer's R-rated comedy The Heat, will produce a new big-screen, animated -- and entirely family-friendly, we are sure -- version of Charles Schulz' beloved Peanuts comic strip. "Peanuts was my Star Wars," Feig says. Animation veteran Steve Martino will direct; the movie is scheduled for release on November 6, 2015. Naturally, we wonder: will The Heat's Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock voice Lucy and Peppermint Patty? [Deadline]

Rushmore: Veteran TV and film writer Matt Zoller Seitz has published the new book The Wes Anderson Collection, which exhaustively covers all of the director's work to date. Zoller Seitz highlighted 24 things he learned, including the low, low salary Bill Murray received for 1998's Rushmore: $9,000. Murray did get a share of the profits, but he was so enthusiastic about the project that he was willing to pay the cost of renting a helicopter out of his own pocket when the studio (Disney) balked. [Vulture]

Anchorman: The Legend Continues Trailers: Two new full-length trailers for the sequel to 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy have dropped, both featuring previously unseen and very funny footage. Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner all return, along with a flock of special guests. The movie opens in theaters everywhere on December 20. [The Film Stage]




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