Is Bryce Dallas Howard the Poor Man's Christina Hendricks? Or the Other Way Around?
Conan O’Brien is set to make his first interview appearance since being shuffled off of NBC. Steve Kroft will interview him on “60 Minutes,” this Sunday. I have no idea what sort of limitations his NBC gag order has on his ability to spill on CBS.
Anchorman 2 rumors are getting some new life this week. The hold-up at this point, at least according to the original’s director, Adam McKay, is Paramount, who hasn’t been willing to write a check to put it in production. Obviously, the folks who starred in the original — Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd — are going to need much bigger paychecks. (MTV)
Roger Ebert, whose Twitter presence has basically made him omnipresent as of late (and no offense, but kind of a dick recently, too) has released the screenplay for a movie he wrote tailored for the Sex Pistols back in the ’70s. Russ Meyer was going to direct. (Fun Fact: There’s a script floating around right now about Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert’s collaboration on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Who knows if it’ll ever get produced). Here’s the script.
There’s been a rash of release date changes that you might want to know about. Kevin James’ not-a-sequel to Paul Blart, Zookeeper has been moved from the fall until the summer of2011 after receiving incredibly high test scores. Meanwhile, the Matt Damon / Emily Blunt thriller, The Adjustment Bureau has been moved from this summer to the fall, where it’s likely much better suited. Zac Efron’s Charlie St. Cloud will move to the July 30th date vacated by The Adjustment Bureau. Meanwhile, David Gordon Green’s medieval comedy Your Highness has been bumped from this fall to next Spring. Finally, Ron Howard’s Cheaters has been assigned a January 2011 release date. That’s not a good month to be released.
Here’s another promo image for Twilight Eclipse, meant apparently to make the characters look even less lifelike. (Cinemablend)
Now that the surprise sleeper hit of the year, How to Train Your Dragon, has become the second-highest grosser of 2010, the inevitable sequel has been announced. It’ll arrive in 2013. (Coming Soon)
There are also now sequels to Clash of the Titans and Journey to the Center of the Earth (?) in the works. However, in neither case will the original’s director return. They’re both on the fast-track. (Deadline)
Paul Reubens has signed on to voice the character of Jokey in the Smurfs movie. (Deadline)
Finally, Bryce Dallas Howard has joined the cast of The Help, starring Emma Stone. (More about that project here.) Is Howard’s resemblence to Christina Hendricks completely in my head? Or do all redheads look alike? (Deadline)
It’s just me, isn’t it?