Speaking of superhero movies...the first images of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' hit the web (tee hee) and confused a lot of people. Initial reactions were "Why does he look like an extra from Avatar?" and "Isn't his costume supposed to be green and yellow?" I personally think he looks a bit like Mr. Freeze, but there's a reason for change. Foxx told BlackFilm.com that the producers wanted something more futuristic.
"It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic bookie, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happen. How did he become this way?"
Foxx's look seems to be influenced by his appearance in the Ultimate Spider-Man series, ask one of your geeky friends, and I can't imagine Jamie running around in green spandex anyway.
Also, the original character is also white. With all of the criticism of the casting choice, his skin color didn't matter anyways. If only other movies would do some colorblind casting.
Written by: Brittani
‘Cause They’re Cousins! Identical Cousins All the Way…Sing With Me! Let’s Chat About Jared Leto, Glenn Close and Matthew McConaughey While We’re At It
C'mon. Sing with me! Listen, even I'm too young to remember this show except for reruns...but I totally thought of the theme song to The Patty Duke Show when I saw the picture of Jared Leto (!) in drag for the upcoming film, Dallas Buyers Club. Jared TOTALLY looks like Glenn Close's iconic character Alex Forrest from Fatal Attraction...or at least a cousin, right?
You may have heard about this film already. The usually hot-piece of ass, Matthew McConaughey is starring in the film which is "loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1986 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live".
In case you haven't seen MM's physical transformation from his perfect form in Magic Mike to the very thin and frail appearance for DBC, we've got a side by side comparison for you.
Wow. Matthew is certainly trying the DeNiro/Hanks/Theron-method acting pretentiousness trick to garner a few award nominations, isn't he? Sorry to be so jaded, but...
"Alright, alright, alright" had better be said in an acceptance speech.
Written by: Diva Julia
Academy award winner Benicio Del Toro is set to play King of Cocaine Pablo Escobar.
According to Variety, Paradise Lost will primarily depict a romance between Nick, a young surfer and a woman named Maria he meets in Colombia. Maria will just so happen to be the niece of the man whose drug empire brutalized the South American country for a quarter century.
Producer Dmitri Rassam says the film will:
"...have a narrative structure in the vein of The Last King of Scotland, weaving Nick and Maria's romance with Nick's ambivalent and destructive relationship with Escobar".
Having read and enjoyed "Killing Pablo", by Mark Bowden, I still hope that Joe Carnahan's (The Grey) script based on that book will make it to the big screen. In the meantime I hope that the young lovers of Paradise Lost spend plenty of time at her Uncle's place.
The film will begin shooting in Panama in March.
A film version of Sheila Weller's book Girls Like Us, a biography of Carol King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon is still under negotiations.
So Taylor Swift can neither confirm or deny her casting as Mitchell. She tells Time Magazine:
"That’s actually not confirmed. I wish I could say it’s confirmed! But the thing about movies that I’ve learned is—I’ve been reading scripts for five years, and you just don’t know what ones are going to get greenlit and which ones aren’t, so I can’t talk about it unless it’s the real thing."
Swift's third album "Red" is currently available on iTunes.
Lee Daniels and Amy Adams are the latest two names attached to the Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can.
The project has bounced around Hollywood like a ping pong ball, with everyone from Renee Zellweger to Pink lined up to play the iconic singer. Born in Port Arthur Texas, Joplin packed a lot of living in her 27 years, before dying of a drug over dose in 1970.
Daniels, who directed Precious and is currently working on The Butler, would be the third director connected to the film.
No word on a potential make up artist. But my bet is on whoever transformed Charlize Theron for her successful get downplay the pretty, and get an Oscar campaign.