(COMEDY FOR TYRION, OLDBOY IS A COWARD & MACKIE GETS NO SPANDEX)
TYRION WILL TO DO SOME COMEDY
Peter Dinklage is set to headline an untitled comedy at Paramount Pictures, says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter.
Although no story details have officially been released, the trade suggests that the film's plot involves around a man who tells people that he's a leprechaun. We also know that the film might be R-Rated.
Dinklage is best known for playing Tyrion Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones." He's also appeared on the big screen in projects like The Station Agent and both versions of Death at a Funeral. He'll next star as Bolivar Trask in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
STAR WARS: EPISODE 7
For the last couple of months we have been hearing a number of different actors and actresses auditioning for the latest upcoming Star Wars film. Earlier in the week actress Saoirse Ronan revealed to Empire Magazine that she did infact audition for a role in the upcoming Star Wars film saying:
“Yeah, I did [audition for Star Wars Episode VII]… I don’t know whether I should have said that now! I mean, everyone did. Everyone has auditioned for it. So many people I know have gone in for the part I’ve gone in for, and guys who’ve gone in for a particular part, so I’d imagine J.J. is probably just scanning the earth to find the people that ne needs.”
Ronan also confirmed what we assumed, that no one knows anything about the movie.
“But nobody has a clue what it’s about, and nobody’s read the script. So I’ve gone in and read for it, but I have to say, I think it’s the only time I’ve ever thought, ‘You know what? Even if I don’t get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber – out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is. That was… that was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!”
Set to feature a script by Michael Arndt, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could feature appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy.
Variety is reporting that Korean director Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil, The Last Stand) will be adapting "Coward," the first in Ed Brubaker's Criminal comic series, for the big screen. Brubaker has written the screenplay for the film, which was previously headed for an adaptation in 2011 with 30 Days of Night director David Slade. Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell will produce the film.
Here's the official description for the comic:
"Coward is the story of Leo, a professional pickpocket who is also a legendary heist-planner and thief. But there's a catch with Leo, he won't work any job that he doesn't call all the shots on, he won't allow guns, and the minute things turn south, he's looking for any exit that won't land him in prison. But when he's lured into a risky heist, all his rules go out the window, and he ends up on the run from the cops and the bad men who double-crossed him. Now Leo must come face-to-face with the violence he's kept bottled up inside for 20 years, and nothing will ever be the same for him again."
Created by Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips, Criminal has won several Eisner Awards throughout its lifetime. Check back here for more news on the film as we learn it.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has debuted footage of the film at Comic Con and Disney’s D23 Expo meeting a great amount of exciting from the fans. The footage however has yet to be leaked online and Marvel are still holding out the trailer, presumably waiting for the release of Thor: The Dark World.
However, it would seem that has stopped actor Anthony Mackie from talking with Rolling Stone on his role as Falcon in the upcoming sequel to First Avenger.
“I wanted Falcon to be really lean, so it couldn't have worked out better timing wise,” Mackie said when asked about his fitness. “I worked so hard to get my body in shape that I wanted to show it off. So I told Marvel I just wanted to be in spandex. But they decided that they wanted Falcon to be more of a military character, which I'm not complaining about, because my gear looks dope and I get to kick a lot of ass. Ever since I got in good shape, though, I'm all about spandex.
He was then asked if he had seen any footage for the film, “Yes, and it looks amazing. It's so much bigger than everyone thought it would be, and we're kicking a lot of ass. It's a lot of fun to be a part of, especially with Samuel L. Jackson, who's been my mentor for so many years.”
Rolling Stone then asked him if its rough having to hear about sequels second hand like many actors in the Marvel Universe tend to find out.
He replied saying, “It can be frustrating at times, because if you're not "in house" with them, if you're not one of the people making the vision and you have no way of knowing what's going on. It's kind of like a sports game – something great can happen at any moment. One day you'll get a call from Marvel that's like, "Hey, we need you in New Mexico right now for The Avengers 2." I'd ride a moped to that set if I had to. My friends keep saying, "you'll be doing these forever," but I don't know about that. If it works out, it works out. It's all very hush.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will release on April 4th 2014.