Movie News: Joel Edgerton vs. Christian Bale in Biblical 'Exodus;' Haunting 'Vampire Academy' Image and More

Movie News: Joel Edgerton vs. Christian Bale in Biblical 'Exodus;' Haunting 'Vampire Academy' Image and More

Aug 14, 2013

American Hustle / The Great Gatsby

Exodus: "Let my people go!" Christian Bale may be saying those very words (or something similar) to Joel Edgerton in Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus, a movie inspired by the biblical account. Bale is already set to play Moses, and Edgerton is in talks to play Ramses, the oppressive Egyptian pharaoh. [Deadline]

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy: While every studio chases the young-adult (YA) demographic that made The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games monster hits, Vampire Academy is taking a different route, with an aggressive -- as opposed to innocent and naive -- heroine (Zoey Deutch), a half-human, half-vampire who is being trained as a "supernatural bodyguard" for her best friend, a princess. One of the first images gives off a suggestion of menace -- note the graffiti -- that may also help to differentiate the movie; it's due in theaters on February 14, 2014. [USA Today]

Anchorman: The Legend Continues: Ron Burgundy is getting his own book. The star of 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues (due in theaters on December 20) has written his memoir, entitled Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, and it will be published on November 19. Reportedly, Burgundy will "share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog, Baxter, and his legendary news team." Actor Will Ferrell had no comment. [New York Times]

Fading Gigolo Trailer: Woody Allen stars as the titular character, a "bookseller turned pimp," in John Turturro's sly, easygoing new comedy Fading Gigolo. Turturro, who wrote and directed, costars as a neophyte hustler, with Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara among his first clients (?!). The movie will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. [TIFF]

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