Micheal Brandt, who along with Derek Haas, has written Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma, will be directing The Double, which he co-wrote with Haas. It was announced today that the spy thriller — about a retired CIA operative (Richard Gere) who partners with a young FBI agent (Topher Grace) to track down the killer of a senator — has added Stana Katic (“Castle”) and Odette Yustman’s ass to the cast. This is good for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that … look! A Topher Grace sighting! … that Katic and Yustman are very attractive people, even if they lack in the talent department. (THR)
While MGM’s financial difficulties have cursed both The Hobbit and Bond 23, there is a silver lining: The Red Dawn remake has now been delayed, indefinitely, as the studio can’t afford to either finish the film or release it. It’s the little blessings in life, folks, like a baby’s toes or the small of a woman’s back or the indefinite delay of a shitty unnecessary remake. (Slashfilm)
There’s a new image out from “Walking Dead,” Frank Darabount’s zombie television show, and I’ll tell you what: It’s sufficiently creepy that I don’t want to post it in a whippits post because unsuspecting readers might not want to read the rest if this image is plastered across the page. So, if you want to see it, I will point you to Collider.
Tony Gilroy, the key writer on the first three Bourne flicks, is being brought back in to script the fourth, referred to as the “Bourne Bible.” That doesn’t mean that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are going to return, but if the script is good enough, maybe it’ll be too tempting to resist. Meanwhile, Matt Damon will be busy banging Scotty’s girlfriend. (Deadline)
While I don’t necessarily agree with all the choices, I really like the idea behind this list (and in a year from now, after it’s forgotten, I may steal it): The 12 Most Watchable Foreign Films. (ScreenJunkies)
There’s a video-game movie in development right now called Kane and Lynch. Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx are attached as the leads. Now, F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) may end up sitting in the director’s chair. The only reason I’m telling you this is so that I can remove that tab from my browser, as I suspect no more than four of you could give a rat’s ass. (THR)
Here’s another great list idea, but I’m not completely sold on the choices. If you’re going to do a list on the top show killers, you kind of have to include Nathan Fillion, right? (The Wrap)
Scott Rudin is developing a Cleopatra movie, and he has Angelina Jolie in mind. Good for him. I will now refrain from the easy joke because I’m married. (USA Today)
If you’re in NYC this weekend, and you’re rich, you can play paintball with several cast members of “The Wire.” Yeah. How unfuckinbelievably cool would that be? And it’s all for charity. (Hat Tip: Vermillion) (GammaSquad)
The thing is, this very cool Funny or Die video for a Ralph Macchio never-coming-of-age flick is supposed to be funny. And it is. But it feels kind of sad because it’s true, too. Like, I want to give Ralph Macchio a hug now. It’s probably just that damn Arcade Fire song. It kills me every time.
Seriously, though. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it. Wax On, Fuck Off.