Come On Down, You're the Next Contestant on the Pric ... What? Who the Hell is This Dude?
Sometimes, the dry trade news write-ups supply the facts, and the dry facts are you need to know how unfuckingbelievably ridiculous a movie will be. This from Reuters:
Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are in negotiations to star in the inspirational 3D drama “A Dolphin’s Tale.” “Dolphin” is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Charles Martin Smith (Air Bud) will be directing the film from a script by Karen Janszen (A Walk to Remember).
That is not, apparently, a logline FilmDrunk fabricated in order to create a Morgan Freeman/Free Willy photoshop mashup, but it works just as well. (FilmDrunk)
Channing Tatum will produce and star in Craig Clevenger’s debut novel The Contortionist’s Handbook . Tatum plays “a forger who moves smoothly from one identity to the next because of a strict code of conduct that keeps him from getting caught or having to deal with his own troubled past. That gets upended when he falls for a beautiful woman with her own dark secret. Robin Shushan wrote the script.” (Deadline)
The Urban Dictionary has come up with a new term for folks who don’t understand Inception: “Ineption.” Does that secretly apply to you, Case? (Via Slashfilm)
I swear to God, after I saw this image, I thought that “The Price Has Right,” had brought in Guy Smiley to host the game show. After four or five double takes, I finally realized who it was:
Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) will write an untitled romantic dramedy for DreamWorks about on-again/off-again love affairs and friendships among a close circle of friends over a period of 20 years. Thrilling. (The Wrap)
Here’s your first look at Kilowog, from The Green Lantern. And no: I have no fucking clue what a Kilowog is. You’ll have to take that up with The Green Lantern. Hopefully, he’ll be by soon to explain. (GammaSquad)
Netflix has reached an exclusive deal with Epix, allowing the company exclusive rights to carry movies from Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. The deal will allow you to watch movies like Iron Man and Saw online 90 days after their premium pay TV and on-demand debuts. (Reuters)
Finally, here’s the movie poster for RDJ’s and Zach Galifianakis’ Due Date.