To those of you who’ve always wanted Cameron Diaz to make a sex tape, you’re in luck (sorta)! Diaz is reported to be in early talks for a reunion with Bad Teacher director Jake Kasdan and star Jason Segel for Sex Tape. According to the write-up, Diaz was in the mix for female leads about a year go but now negotiations are taking place with a deal in the near future. The Kate Angelo (The Back-up Plan) script centers on “a married couple who take a night off from their kids and decide to spice up their love life by making a sex tape. When they wake up the next morning, the tape is missing, prompting them to figure out who took it and how to get it back.” Hit the jump for more on Sex Tape, plus the latest casting addition to Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland.
There’s no doubt about it, when Director Brad Bird takes on a project anticipation and expectations in geekdom can, for better or worse, swell to great heights. Add Lost co-creator Damon Lindleof into the mix and we’ve got a whole new set of feelings to wade through. When news came that Bird and Lindleof were working together on a project for Disney called 1952, film geeks everywhere perked up. Earlier this year when the title changed to Tomorrowland, many of us raised our eyebrows, as we figured this had to be tied in with the classic Disney sub-theme park — home of the infamous Space Mountain. So, just what could Bird and Lindelof be cooking up for Disney? And would Lindelof be bringing his particular brand of “mystery-box” writing to the project?
Fresh details on just what this Tomorrowland could bring, after the jump.
Director Brad Bird’s secretive project at Disney looks to have found its villain. Previously referred to as 1952, the possibly sci-fi project was co-written by Bird and Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and recently landed the new title of Tomorrowland. The plot has been kept firmly under wraps, but we know that George Clooney is the film’s star and the story has been described as being in the vein of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Now, as the film marches towards a production start-date later this year, Bird has settled on the actor to play his villain: House star Hugh Laurie. Hit the jump for more.
Director Brad Bird’s feature film collaboration with screenwriter Damon Lindelof has an intriguing new title. Previously referred to as 1952, the project (which stars George Clooney) was hatched when Lindelof stumbled across a box in Walt Disney’s personal development lab with the label “1952.” Lindelof and Bird tweeted pictures of the box’s contents last week, giving us a tease as to what the film’s plot may involve. Rumors have swirled that the story may have something to do with the creation of a theme park, and that theory has been given a bit more credence today as Disney has announced that 1952 has been retitled Tomorrowland.
Nothing further was revealed, but my interest in this project seems to grow with each new revelation. Lindelof and Bird are currently working on the script based on an idea by Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, with Bird set to direct and produce. The two hope to begin production this year in anticipation of the film’s December 19, 2014 release date.