roundup09-6-22

Check out all the news you missed over the weekend…

  • Brakes have been placed on Steven Soderbergh‘s new movie about the career of former baseball phenom Billy Beane, titled Moneyball and starring Brad Pitt. According to Variety, Columbia Pictures had a change of heart after company topper Amy Pascal read the final script and didn’t like the new direction the filmmaker was going in. Soderbergh planned to use real former baseball players, Scott Hatteberg and David Justice in the movie. (Variety)
  • Start of your week with a laugh with 10 of the best clips of Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno. (unrealitymag)
  • Ms. Romantic Comedy is back! Sandra Bullock‘s new movie, The Proposal opened at number one. It was Bullocks best opening ever with The Proposal grossing an estimated $34.1 million, proving the superstar still has what it takes to pull it off. The movie, produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, cost just $40 million to make. That’s a good investment if you ask me. (comingsoon)

  • Talking about Kurtzman and Orci. Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are talking about the sequel. According to /Film, the two are debating which direction to go with the new movie and whether or not there should be a theme/storyline connecting the sequel with the third (yes, there will be more to come) installment. Read the interview with full details.  (/Film)
  • Rumor has it that Warner Bros. is in the talks to re-make the 1985 popular movie, Teen Wolf.  The original starring Michael J. Fox was about a guy in high school who discovers the werewolf within. No one is attached the the project as of yet. (firstshowing)
  • “Dancing with the Stars” dancer and country singer Julianne Hough has been cast in the lead female role in Paramount’s remake of Footloose. She will be starring opposite Chace Crawford. Sorry all you Zac Efron fans! He’s really not doing the film! (comingsoon)