It’s time to catch up on this week’s news. First off, the role of young Carrie Bradshaw has been cast for the upcoming CW series “The Carrie Diaries”. It’s not Miley Cyrus, as some may have thought, but an up-and-coming young actress famous for a role she played in a Tim Burton movie. Also, Scarlett Johansson has been cast to play an iconic role in Sacha Gervasi‘s upcoming film. We’ve also got a neat clip of a young Steven Spielberg. All that and more below.
- A New Carrie Bradshaw: Sarah Jessica Parker‘s signature character, Carrie Bradshaw, is getting a new face. Anna Sophia Robb, who’s best known as Violet in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will play a younger version of Carrie in “The Carrie Diaries”, a prequel TV show being developed by The CW. The show will focus on Carrie’s life in high school, before the sex column and various failed relationships.
- Star To Play A Star: Scarlett Johansson has been cast to play Psycho star Janet Leigh in Sacha Gervasi’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Also starring is James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren as Hitchcock’s wife, Alma. The film will showcase the director’s struggles while making the classic horror film. We’re thinking this will be something along the line of My Week With Marilyn – a movie within a movie.
- Underappreciated Comedy And More: Unreality Magazine put together a list of Six Underappreciated Comedies More People Need To See. The list includes titles like Black Sheep, The Foot Fist Way, Top Secret, and more. The magazine also put together a list of The Best Geniuses in Movies, like Will Hunting, John Nash, Ray Babbitt and more. And finally, there’s a list of Seven Extremely Depressing Movies. The list includes titles like Million Dollar Baby, 21 Grams, Requiem For A Dream and more.
New Clips And Trailers:
- Steven Spielberg Watches The Oscars: Slashfilm posted a cool video this week showing a much younger Steven Spielberg watching the Oscar nominations in 1976 unfolding life. Below you’ll see Spielberg anxiously awaiting for Jaws to be announced an Oscar nominee. It’s pretty amazing, check it out.
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