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Just Because You're So Cliched, It Don't Mean You Won't Get Paid: Trade News Roundup

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | December 10, 2012 | Comments ()


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Ben Affleck is looking to continue his winning streak with Focus. The movie, which Affleck is starring in but not directing, is about a con man that takes an inexperienced grifter under his wing. Who is playing Affleck's student and likely love interest? Kristen Stewart. Hey, if Affleck could fool people into thinking Blake Lively could act in The Town...

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of 80s television series The Equalizer. Stepping into the shoes of the former covert operative is Denzel Washington. I would really enjoy Denzel being a badass in a signature jacket of some kind while oddly repetitive music plays in the background. I like it very much!
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Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland is probably getting a sequel. I don't know how much I care about this news. I generally enjoy Burton's efforts but was disappointed with Alice. What I find more interesting in this article is that there appears to be a movie version of Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. on Burton's radar.
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My Secret Boyfriend John Krasinski has written the screenplay for, and also stars in, Promised Land with Matt Damon. The movie concerns Krasinski's character opposing Damon's gas company executive.

Finally, here is a new poster (em Português!) for Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. I am going to watch the shit out of this movie.
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  • KatSings

    Um, doesn't Joao e Maria translate to John and Maria? Instead of Hansel & Gretel? Do the Portuguese change the character names?

  • Mr_Zito

    The point is that in Brazil Hansel and Gretel, in the original story, are called João and Maria. I didn't know who Hansel and Gretel were supposed to be until I saw the trailer here and the subtitles were changing the names.

  • KatSings

    Neat! Now I've learned something new!

  • BWeaves

    Yeah, you're right. John and Maria: Hunters of Witches

    It loses something in the translation. If they're not Hansel and Gretel, what's the point? It'd be like Joe Lieberman: Vampire Hunter.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I would watch the hell out of Joe Lieberman: Vampire Hunter. Droopy dog takes on the axis of evil - come on! For an even better Joe, Joe Biden: Vampire Hunter.

  • BWeaves

    You know, I actually wrote Joe Biden:Vampire Hunter first, and then changed it. I thought Lieberman sounded weirder. But I was going for a Joe of some sort.

  • BlackRabbit

    With Paul Ryan as his wiseass sidekick.

  • e jerry powell

    Who keeps losing all the money.

  • Coming from an area that is being ruined by fracking by gas companies, "Promised Land" intrigues me. I'm not comfortable with the idea of empathizing with Damon's character, but I'm pretty sure he's the protagonist. I'm hoping it's one of those movies where he sees the error of his ways yadda yadda.

  • Artemis

    Given Matt Damon's (and John Krasinski's) politics, I can't imagine this is a pro-gas company movie.

  • Good point.

  • Brooke Michelle

    I was thinking the same. I grew up in Williamsport and recently moved away, one of the prime reasons being the gas drilling. It'll be interesting to see the reaction to this one.

  • I'm from South Williamsport. Small world!

  • e jerry powell

    Not as small as Jeremy Renner...

  • I'd love to just scoop him up and carry him in my pocket everywhere.

  • e jerry powell

    Five-inch lifts and he turns into Jeffrey Dahmer.

  • Brooke Michelle

    Yeah Hubs and I got the hell out of dodge this year and moved to MA. Good luck!

  • Andrew

    I hope Gemma Arterton enjoys getting her ear drums blown out when Hawkeye fires those medieval revolvers.

  • BWeaves

    I thought she was firing the crossbow with her boobs!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I enjoy the 100% absolute certainty that she's sitting down, because that's the only way Hawkeye is taller than her.

  • Maguita NYC

    Why are you dissing one of our favorite tea-cup boyfriends?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I only do if they look like the human Grumpy Cat.

  • Maguita NYC

    @Pants_are_a_Must,
    Please produce comparative photographes to make your point.

    http://www.theplace2.ru/photos...
    http://teacupchihuahuaphotos.c...

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I believe this should do it.

  • Maguita NYC

    Not bad... But I still can't help only noticing his teacup cuteness!

  • TheOriginalMRod

    wouldn't that be Nick from the New Girl?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Nick is more like a grumpy ferret.

  • Brooke Michelle

    Oh my god, "tea cup boyfriend" is the best thing.

  • GODDAMN IT, ARCHER!

  • Groundloop

    Gretel. Gretel! GRETEL!!

    What?

    Danger zone.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Muh. MMMMMuuhh. Muh

  • Wembley

    Nah. Renner's freakishly long arms are well past her ears.

  • Buck Forty

    Put on your 3D glasses, you idiots, and it will all make sense...!

  • Ben

    Man I thought the hansel and grettle movie looked like it was going to be awful Van Hellsing level shit untill I saw that red band trailer. That movie is going to be amazing.

  • PDamian

    I have young Twi-hard nieces who aren't yet over the whole "cheating trampire" incident. I look forward to hearing them speculate whether or not Kristen Stewart is ruining Ben Affleck's marriage and how Pattinson would be better off without her. Not so surprisingly, that's exactly what the tabloid press will be doing the minute this movie starts filming.

  • Ash

    I know Kristen wasn't completely to blame for the incident with the director, but if she breaks up Ben Affleck's marriage, I will book the first flight to L.A and kick her trampire ass.

  • HMDK

    Maybe you should blame HIM first... As he's the one IN the marriage. Besides, what the fuck kind of a stake do you have in the fidelity of dumbass cardboard-cutout "actors", anyway?

  • Ash

    Dude it's Pajiba. I'm thinking it's ok to occasionally give a crap about actors around these here parts.

  • Forget it Ash, it's Pajiba.

  • Ash

    Dude it's Pajiba. It's ok to occasionally give a crap about actors around these here parts.

  • Buck Forty

    Y'all talk about Stewart as if she has the seductive powers of the evil temptress Jolie.
    She ain't sh!t.

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