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'Hobbit' Will Have a Wealth of Frames, T. Hanks in 'Cloud Atlas', and More


- Just like the Avatars, The Hobbit films are being shot at 48 frames per second, and director Peter Jackson has taken to Facebook to both justify and praise the process. Curiously, he never addresses my suspicions about something I call "Frame Madness"...

- So you know how we figured NBC abandoned the ridiculous vinyl Wonder Woman costume they first revealed in favor of the newer, slightly less idiotic one spotted on the street? Turns out they're using BOTH of them--as well a third costume that includes shorts. Just one more time: "NBC promises the project, if picked up to series, will offer a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character."

- James McAvoy is in talks to star in Eran Creevy's thriller Welcome to the Punch, which I assume tells some sort of history of the invention of punching things.

- Joe Pesci has signed to be in that John Travolta-starring John Gotti movie, while Lindsay Lohan is in talks to play Victoria Gotti. TELL ME this won't affect her surefire Man of Steel part!

- Tom Hanks has signed to star in the Wachowskis-produced, Tom Tykwer-directed adaptation of Cloud Atlas, taking that project from something that could be kind of edgy to something you'll watch with your dad over a holiday visit.

- Rescue Me's Daniel Sunjata reportedly has "an important part" in The Dark Knight Rises. So probably Riddler.

  • July 25, 2012
    It hasn't even been a month since Peter Jackson gleefully announced the end of principal shooting on The Hobbit, but already the director is looking for a way to return to the fantasy realm of Middle Earth. Nerd.... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    When you heard the pompously-named Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing multiple roles in The Hobbit series--providing his voice to both Smaug and the Necromancer--you, like me, probably though, "Waaaaaiiiiiit a second, here. TWO for Cumberbatch and still nothing for Billy Con... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2011
    No one gets away with telling Joe Pesci to get huge and then not paying him for it. Furious that he put on 30 pounds to play a role that's been taken from him, Pesci is suing Fiore Films for his $3 million fee, him claim being they owe him for using his name in promoting Gotti:... / Continue →
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