Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Random Movie Stuff - 1/31/12

- Adam Sandler will star in the live-action big-screen treatment of Candy Land, based on the board game. Kevin Lima (Enchanted) will direct.

- Dennis Quaid has joined the cast of
The Words, starring Bradley Cooper as a successful author who has to pay the price for stealing someone else's work. Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes and JK Simmons co-star.

- Clint Eastwood will act again in
Trouble with the Curve. He will play an aging baseball scout who's losing his sight, who goes on one last trip to check out a hot prospect. Amy Adams will play his daughter, who joins him on the trip. It will open September 28, opposite Won't Back Down, a drama about two mothers (Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal) trying to make a difference at their local school, and Loopers, a sci-fi time-travel actioner where an assassin (Bruce Willis) runs into the younger version of himself.

- Taylor Lautner is now out of the
Stretch Armstrong movie, dropped by Universal, and now Relativity has picked it up and has set aside April 2014 for a release date.

- Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who'll appear in
The Silver Linings Playbook later this year, will reunite for Serena, based on the Ron Rash best-seller about a husband-wife team lording over their new timber empire in 1929 North Carolina. When she finds out she cannot hanve children but he has fathered a son from an affair, she seeks to murder the boy.

- Patrick Wilson is reuniting with his Insidious director James Wan for
another ghost story, this one about a haunted farmhouse. Vera Farmiga (Source Code), Ron Livingston (Office Space), and Lili Taylor (The Haunting) will co-star.

- The
X-Men: First Class cast has signed back on for a sequel (including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence), and Matthew Vaughn will return as director.

- Simon Cowell will not bring back host Steve Jones or judges Paula Abdul or Nicole Scherzinger for the next season of
The X Factor.

- After being diagnosed as pre-diabetic,
Alec Baldwin cut sugar out of his diet, and he claims he's lost 30 pounds in the past four months.

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