More casting notes today. Check them out in brief below:
- Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) is in talks to topline the period drama, Suite Francaise, from British writer/director Saul Dibb (The Duchess).
- Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) is the latest addition to Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, which already stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller.
Hit the jump for more on the above-mentioned films.
The first trailer for the shoot-em-up Western Dead in Tombstone has landed online. The film stars Danny Trejo as the leader of a gang of outlaws who frees his half-brother (Anthony Michael Hall) from prison in order to loot a mining town. The plan backfires when Hall double crosses Trejo and kills him. Trejo makes a deal with the devil (Mickey Rourke) and comes back from the dead to seek revenge. The trailer gives us exactly the kind of movie we expect, but I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing. It doesn’t look good by any means, but Dead in Tombstone seems like it could be a fun entry in the “bad movie marathon” genre.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Roel Reine (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), the film also stars Dina Meyer. Dead in Tombstone will be released direct-to-DVD on December 31st.
A trio of unlikely stars is set to topline the actioner Dead in Tombstone. Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo and Anthony Michael Hall aren’t exactly the first three names one would think to team up for an action adventure, but Deadline reports that the three are set to star in the action pic from director Roel Reine (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption). Trejo plays the leader of a gang of outlaws who frees his half-brother (Hall) from prison in order to loot a mining town. The plan backfires when Hall double crosses Trejo and kills him. Trejo makes a deal with the devil (Rourke) and comes back from the dead to seek revenge. In essence, they fucked with the wrong zombie.
Production on Dead in Tombstone begins next week. Given Reine’s pedigree, I expect we’re in for some B-level entertainment. If they don’t play things too straight and have fun with the premise, I think Dead in Tombstone could be a good time. Really, who doesn’t want to see Zombie Danny Trejo go nuts on Anthony Michael Hall and an entire town?
After putting his best foot forward with work in films like Training Day and both Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, it looks like Ethan Hawke taking post at Fox with his first major TV series. Deadline reports the actor will both star in and produce Exit Strategy, a potential series which would focus on a team of 5 experts associated with the CIA who are deployed when an operation goes bad to extract those in danger before it’s too late. Hawke would play the team leader, the architect of the plan who would rather die than fail them. Set up as a procedural, each episode would deal with a different crises at different locales around the world. The pilot was written by Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim and several unnamed A-List directors apparently already circling the project. Sounds like a decent replacement for Fox’s now finished action series 24, and with Hawke attached, we’ll likely see it get picked up for next season.
Details on a couple guest stars for Hawaii Five-0 and No Ordinary Family after the jump.
Arguably the best high school movie ever made, John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club finally makes its way to Blu-ray. Punished with detention, a group of five students are sentenced to spend an entire Saturday together sequestered in the school library. With each kid representing a different social class – Brian the brain (Anthony Michael Hall), Andrew the athlete (Emilio Estevez), Claire the princess (Molly Ringwald), Allison the basketcase (Ally Sheedy) and Bender the criminal (Judd Nelson) – the five start out disassociated and by the end of the day, discover they’ve got more in common with one another than they ever could have expected. Not much in the way of plot, but heavy on character development and even moreso on emotion and the realism of the American high school system, the film is the best of its kind; a strong and insightful portrait of people, more than teenagers. More after the jump:
While rumors of another Vacation movie being developed is hardly new, it seems the rumor is actually real. According to Variety, New Line is getting ready to follow a new generation of the Griswold family on an adventure. To make it happen, the studio has hired screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks!) to pen the update. David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) is going to produce. For more on where the Griswold’s will go, hit the jump: