Biz Break: Nic Cage Has A Terrible Beard And The Grinch Gets A Makeover.
Good news, everyone! The "Zombieland" series for Amazon has cast Little Rock and Columbus! Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will take over for Jesse Eisenberg and Izabela Vidovic ("Raising Hope", "Up All Night") will be playing Abigail Breslin playing Little Rock. My first thought is that, damn, these kids seem a lot younger than their movie counterparts. I'm sh*t at guessing ages, but Vidovic looks 10 or something and Ross looks 16? Maybe? I don't know. I'll take a wait and see attitude since Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) is directing the pilot and Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (OG Zombieland) are writing.
Do you remember how Nic Cage had that ridiculous hair in the Ghost Rider movies? And we all laughed and laughed about it? Cage is in Joe, a movie about an ex-con that meets a 15-year-old boy that changes his life. That's not the good part. The good part is the beard Cage sports in the movie. It looks like it was cultivated in a lab, carefully removed from the back of the mouse they used to grow it, and then glued onto Cage's face with two-sided tape and a sacrifice to the movie gods. It looks just that amazing.
Stay golden, Pony Cage. Stay golden. Could anything be more glorious? YES. We've got another photo from Behind the Candelabra, the Liberace movie HBO has been making with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. Unlike the last photo, you can't see Damon's lip gloss.
Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas is getting a remake from Universal and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me). No, not a rubber-faced goofball in a costume live-action remake. An animated one. Does that make it better or worse? Pete Candeland (Balto, Gorillaz videos) will direct and Seuss' widow Audrey Geisel will oversee things as executive producer. Thankfully, I am numb to feeling feelings about this.
Why yes, it is a slow news week! However did you guess? I leave you with this trailer for Chris O'Dowd's upcoming movie The Sapphires.