Friday, 31 July 2009

John Barrowman to join Desperate Housewives?

Dougray Scott was on a few seasons ago so this would be awesome:

JOHN Barrowman is in talks with Desperate Housewives producers to nab a part on the show.

The Torchwood star revealed he was about to meet up with bosses in LA to discuss the role during a chat with DJ Chris Moyles on his Radio 1 Breakfast Show today.

The 42-year-old exclaimed: "I probably shouldn't say this but I've got a meeting with the execs of Desperate Housewives.

"Can you believe it, I'm going to be a Desperate Housewife!"

The America actor didn't say what the part entailed. [The Sun]


New Gamer international poster, clip, and TV spot,

Above is a new international poster for Gamer (courtesy of
For some reason neither the new clip, nor the TV spot will embed, so you can go to for the clip and to for the exclusive TV spot.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Men Who Stare at Goats gets a release date

There's more release date news today with the announcement that The Men Who Stare at Goats will open on November 6, 2009. The film has also been added to the Venice Film Festival line-up, but it will be out of competition.

The film, starring Ewan McGregor is based on Jon Ronson's novel of the same name and focuses on soldiers trained to fight with paranormal powers.

What I find really interesting about this news is the fact that Overture is distributing The Men Who Stare at Goats and it was Overture who announced yesterday that Law Abiding Citizen was being moved to an October 2009 release date. Moving two films into the middle of awards season in the same week seems pretty confident to me.


Sir Sean Connery to come out of retirement?

Sean Connery will narrate a film about war veteran, Ken McGinley's fight against the military. McGinley won a landmark case when he was allowed to "sue the British Ministry of Defence on behalf of thousands of servicemen who were exposed to nuclear testing on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean."

Over 1,000 soldiers claimed that they and their children were affected by cancer and other ailments, because of exposure to radiation in tests that took place over 50 years ago.

Connery even wrote a letter highlighting his interest in bringing the story, told by McGinley in his book 'No Risk Involved: The Ken McGinley Story: Survivor of a Nuclear Experiment', to the big screen.

He wrote: "It is a shocking history of events. I have already made my opinion regarding the possibility of filming the book written by Mr. McGinley.

"I am more than interested to see the end result and would be prepared to do the narration." [CelebEdge]


Law Abiding Citizen gets an ealier release date

Whoa. This might be kind of a big deal:

Update: So far as non-Universal releases go, Box Office Mojo claims that Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx's Law Abiding Citizen has just been moved up from a release next March to this October 16th. Hmmm, on the tail of Butler's own Gamer the month before and up against the teen-drawing remake of The Stepfather and the theoretically older-crowd-grabbing adaptation of The Road, eh? So many thrillers, so little time. [Cinematical]

I thought at first it had been moved to October of next year, but it really has been moved to October of 2009. If you check out director F. Gary Gray's tweets he hints at why the date has been changed. According to Gray, the movie test scores were "through the roof" and "92 in the top 2 boxes". The executives also love the movie and there was a screening for Gerard Butler and Gerry thinks it's his best film.

Typically this stuff is just hype, but if the date has been moved to a fall release date, then the film might really be good.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Dorian Gray international trailer

Today is a slow news day, but the new international trailer for the film Dorian Gray is now up. Scottish actor Douglas Henshall plays Alan Campbell in the film, but I haven't been able to spot him in the trailer. Maybe he isn't in it at all. The film is set for release on September 9, 2009 and you can watch the trailer below:


Monday, 27 July 2009

Henry Ian Cusick's Darwin project to premier in October

Henry Ian Cusick's movie about Charles Darwin is set to air on PBS on October 6, 2009. The project had originally been titled I, Darwin, but it will now be titled Darwin's Darkest Hour.

The film is set to mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. Darwin's Darkest Hour focuses on two weeks in the summer of 1858 just before the publication of The Origin of Species. It is National Geographic's Television's first scripted film and will air on the PBS series NOVA.

Thanks so much to Kathy for keeping us up to date on this project.


First look: John Hannah in Spartacus: Blood and Sand

There was a preview of the brand new Starz Channel original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand at Comic-Con. The show premieres in January 2010 in the US and stars Scottish actor John Hannah and Lucy Lawless.

John is also in the behind the scenes interviews along with some of the cast and crew of the upcoming show:

Here's a synopsis of the show courtesy of Starz:

Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" is a graphic and visceral account of Rome’s most famous gladiator. When he’s separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. He’ll be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honor and endurance.

Starring Australian actor, Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Lucretia, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus and Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Doctore, this unique mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences is set to make "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" an epic television event.


David Tennant's Comic-Con roundup

David Tennant was at Comic-Con in San Diego to promote Doctor Who. He did tons and tons of interviews, so I will post as many as I possibly can.

First, there's the video of David and John Barrowman introducing Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead and Torchwood: Children of Earth to the panel. I believe this was either on Friday or Saturday. John got a kiss from David. Lucky:

Next is David and Russell T Davies's appearance on San Diego television station CW6 on Sunday morning:

You can also watch video of the Doctor Who panel at Comic-Con. I've uploaded the first part for you and you can watch all 4 parts of the panel here.

Okay, this is the final David Tennant video from Comic-Con (well, at least for this post anyway). He talked to MTV News about those Hobbit rumors:

If you would like to check out photos of David at Comic-Con you can go to's gallery.


Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 7/27: Chelsea Handler, Richard Wolffe, Gavin DeGraw
Tu 7/28: Christiane Amanpour, Johnny Galecki
We 7/29: Toni Collette, Rodney Carrington
Th 7/30: James Spader, Rose Byrne
Fr 7/31: Saffron Burrows

Friday, 24 July 2009

Wanted sequel starts shooting in 8 weeks

Edward Douglas from Superhero Hype spoke to Mark Miller at Comic-Con and he confirmed that Wanted 2 will start filming in just 8 weeks. And James McAvoy will be back.

According to Millar, the sequel will ''revolve around the international group of assassins from issues 4 and 5 from Millar's graphic novel.''

Source via Source

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Exclusive Ugly Truth interview, Gamer updates, and Gerard Butler on Good Morning America

There is a lot to update you on and I'll start with Gerard Butler's appearance on Good Morning America today. It's been uploaded to youtube, but if the video gets removed, you can also check it out here on ABC's website.

And now for an exclusive The Ugly Truth interview with Gerry and co-star Katherine Heigl from ComingSoon:

On the Gamer front, Lionsgate released a new R-rated clip from the film at Comic-Con. I can't embed the clip, but you can watch it here. There are also two new photos (via THHN) of Gerry from Gamer that made their way online a few days ago:

Campaign to save The Ramshorn Theatre

Mi x, the Webmaster of The Henry Ian Cusick Group sent this tip for us. Many Scottish actors including Henry Ian Cusick and David Tennant got their start at the Ramshorn Theatre, but sadly it might be closed down and displace the Strathclyde Theatre Group:

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to save a Glasgow theatre which gave stars including Dr Who's David Tennant their first break.

Strathclyde Theatre Group believes the Ramshorn Theatre is at risk following a £300million shake-up plan for Strathclyde University's city centre campus.

University chiefs could decide to sell the 1824 landmark in Ingram Street as part of a controversial 10-year plan to create a centre of technical excellence.

The plans for Campus Vision 2020 will now go out to consultation before being submitted to the university's ruling court later this year.

But STG fears its future is at risk and has launched a Save The Ramshorn campaign on Facebook.

The experimental company has helped kick-start the careers of actors including David Tennant, Holby City and EastEnders actor Siobhan Redmond and Lost star Henry Ian Cusick.

It has also been home to directors David Mark Thomson and Leslie Finlay and gave writer Stephen Greenhorn - who created River City - vital early experience.

An STG spokesman said: "The Ramshorn is an integral part of many people's lives, both performing artists and audience members.

"Without it, Glasgow will have lost a great part of its soul."

A university spokeswoman insisted they were looking at every building and analysing their use in the consultation process.

She said: "There is no specific timescale for relinquishing the Ramshorn, and the university appreciates that full consultation would be essential in any such process.

"There has been no discussion surrounding Strathclyde Theatre Group or ending theatre activity." [Evening Times]

You can join the campaign's Facebook page to help save the Ramshorn Theatre from closure. You can also check out the Ramshorn Theatre's webpage and the Strathclyde Theatre Group's webpage to learn more about the theatre's history.

Thanks so much to Mi x for sharing this information with us.

Gerard Butler on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

If you missed Gerard's appearance with Craig from last night I've uploaded the interview from youtube. Someone commented that Craig should do an interview with Gerard, James McAvoy, and Ewan McGregor at the same time. That would be pretty epic. Anyway, Craig and Gerry are hilarious together:


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Dougray Scott at Dukes Meadows

Dougray Scott, who organised the Leuka Mini Masters Charity Golf Day on July 17 gave a short interview a few days ago. The video is below.

Update: It looks like the video won't embed for some reason, so head on over to the source for the interview.


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

John Barrowman answers some questions

There's a John Barrowman Q&A over at Pop Candy to check out. John answered some reader questions which you can read here.

Torchwood: Children of Earth kicks off its five-night run tonight. And I know people use over-the-top phrases like this all the time, but I swear it's true: This miniseries is the TV event of the summer.

There's an alien invasion, possessed children, a lot of sprinting and shooting and even a little nudity (yay). To further enhance our viewing experience, BBC America launches its brand new HD channel today. Is there anything better than Captain Jack in high definition?

I wrote a preview of Children of Earth for today's paper; check out what creator Russell T. Davies and John Barrowman told me about the show.

You also sent me several questions for Barrowman, and he was kind enough to answer them. Check them out below, and I can't wait to discuss the show tomorrow: [Pop Candy]



Gerard Butler to appear on Good Morning America + a new interview

Gerry is now scheduled to appear on Good Morning America on Thursday, July 23 in the US. The show airs on ABC between 7am and 9am.
is kind enough to share the list of Gerard's appearances for the upcoming week as a reminder:

20 July 2009 - Hollywood Comedy Film Showcase advance screening and cast Q&A of THE UGLY TRUTH
21 July 2009 - The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
23 July 2009 - Good Morning America
24 July 2009 - Live with Regis & Kelly

You can also check out a new interview Gerard did for The Daily Telegraph. It's a really good interview, and apparently Gerry is one of Hollywood's highest paid actors. I didn't know this.


Monday, 20 July 2009

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Don't forget about Gerard Butler's scheduled appearance with Craig on Tuesday.

Mo 7/20: Margaret Cho, Michael Lewis, Eric Church
Tu 7/21: Gerard Butler, Jackie Collins
We 7/22: Kelly Rowland, Dobie Maxwell
Th 7/23: Cheryl Hines, Ben Mezrich
Fr 7/24: Chef Jose Andres, Jim Breuer

Friday, 17 July 2009

First official trailer for I Love You Phillip Morris

There are just two months until the French premier of I Love You Phillip Morris so french production company EuropaCorp Distribution has released the first trailer to promote the film. The US release isn't until next February. The trailer is in English with French subtitles, and Ewan McGregor is in it:


Interviews from The Ugly Truth premier

Gerard Butler talked about working with his Bounty Hunter co-star Jennifer Aniston:

Gerard talks about working with Katherine Heigl on The Ugly Truth:

Gerry signing autographs for his fans:

You can check out the video of Gerard's appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien over at Hulu. Sorry people outside of the US, but you may be able to watch Hulu videos if you can get a hotspot shield. Hopefully I'll be able to get a youtube video of the show for people outside of the United States to watch.

Update: You can now watch part 1 and part 2 of Gerard Butler's appearance with Conan on youtube.

Photos of Gerard Buter at The Ugly Truth premiere

I'll update if there are any more photos from the premier.

Gerard Butler talks Gamer

Gerry will be on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tonight and will also appear at the world premiere of The Ugly Truth. I'll update you guys on all that as soon as I can. Until then, Gerard did an interview with SciFi Wire to promote Gamer:

"It's what you'd expect if you lived in that world," Butler said in an exclusive telephone interview a few weeks ago while promoting his latest film, The Ugly Truth. "It doesn't stop. It really doesn't let up for a second, even in terms of the drama. I saw it for myself a few weeks ago, and I was blown away. I was so happy with how it turned out."

Butler said the film also delivers on other fronts. "It's a riot," he said. "It's very funny as well. That's what's cool about it. It has the ability to send itself up and not take itself too seriously. But at the same time it gives us a poignant message about the dangers of where entertainment and technology can take us." [SciFi Wire via]

You can go here for the rest of the interview.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Jackboots on Whitehall starts principal photography

Principal photography for Jackboots on Whitehall began on July 15 at Three Mills Studios in London. The animated film will be shooting at the location for 8 weeks.

The film will be voiced by Ewan McGregor and "follows a group of heroic villagers as they fight against the Nazi invasion of England and rescue Churchill." [Screen Daily]


Gerard Butler gives an Ugly Truth interview

Just want to remind everyone that Gerard will be on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tomorrow (Thurs. July 16). Here's the interview for you to watch:


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Percy Jackson teaser trailer

The first teaser trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is now online. Kevin McKidd, who plays Poseidon, isn't featured in it, but that's expected since it's just a teaser. The film is set to open on February 12, 2010.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Gerard Butler meeting his fans

Before we get to the video you can read all of Gerard's new Esquire magazine interview online here.

Gerard met some of his Argentinian fans in Central Park in New York a few hours before they went to watch The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. It's really cute:



Enter the St Trinian's 2 contest

Ealing Studios, the studio behind St Trinian's 2 has set up a contest for 10 lucky fans to get the chance to visit the film's set and become an extra. David Tennant might be on set so maybe fans might get a chance to meet him. The contest rules are posted below:

For the chance to win one of 10 special places all you have to do is dress up as your favourite character from the first film and post the photo into our fan gallery. The 10 best entries will be selected by Ealing Studios and the winners will be invited onto the set.

Categories you can choose from are:
Kelly (Head Girl)
Annabelle (New Girl)
Chelsea (Posh Totty)
Andrea (Emo)
Taylor (Chav)
Tara & Tania (The Twins)
Polly (Geek)
Celia (Eco)
Roxy (Indie)
Flash Harry
Miss Fritton

The Rules:

* You have to be 16 years of age or over and based in the UK.

* Any obscene or offensive photos will be immediatly deleted and the poster banned from this competition and any future contests.

* No money will be offered as an alternative to the prize and the winners will have to arrange their own travel to the set (which will be in Central London).

* The winner must be free on the 16th August 2009.

* By submitting your entry you give Ealing Studios and More Mayhem Ltd. Permission to use your photo and likeness in promotion of the film

* Closing Date August 1st 2009 00:00am

For full Terms and Conditions please e-mail
To enter click here. Good luck!


Monday, 13 July 2009

Gerard Butler to appear with Craig Ferguson

Gerard is scheduled to appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tuesday, July 21 on CBS in the US.

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 7/13: Selma Blair, Connie Schultz
Tu 7/14: John Larroquette, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
We 7/15: Rosie Perez, Alan Furst
Th 7/16: Isaac Mizrahi, Shohreh Aghdashloo
Fr 7/17: Mike Massimino, Ray LaMontagne

Friday, 10 July 2009

John Barrowman in a red wig and high heels

There are some photos of John Barrowman dressed as Albin for his upcoming role in the revival of La Cage Aux Folles from September 14 to November 28. The photos were taken outside the Menier Chocolate Factory where La Cage Aux Folles first played. I believe tickets for the show are still available here. It's sad that John Barrowman has better legs than I do:


Optimum acquires The Last Station

Someone at IMDb pointed out this good news for us. Optimum Releasing has acquired the UK rights to The Last Station starring James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, and Anne-Marie Duff. The upcoming biopic focuses on the last year of Leo Tolstoy's life and his marriage to Countess Sofya. The film is now in post-production and looks like it will screen at film festivals in the fall.


Gerard Butler to appear on Live with Regis and Kelly

Gerard Butler will appear on Live with Regis and Kelly on Friday, July 24 to promote The Ugly Truth. According to the show airs at 9am in most markets in the US.

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars preview

The BBC released the following clip from the upcoming Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars. The special should air on BBC 1 in the fall.


Wednesday, 8 July 2009

New augmented Gamer poster

From IGN:

IGN Movies is excited to present you with this exclusive first look at the augmented reality movie poster for Lionsgate's upcoming action film, Gamer! This is the first time that augmented reality technology has been utilized for a movie poster, and it's an experience that you can interact with using this new application.

There are a few steps to getting a look at the poster, but if you're interested, you can head on over to the source for details.


Craig Ferguson eulogizes Michael Jackson

This was posted over on ONTD! and I really wanted to share it. Craig starts talking about Michael Jackson at 2:15 until the end. It's a very honest, classy, and quite funny monologue. It's from July 7, so check it out if you missed it:

"I am not going to pretend like everyone else in the media that I never made jokes about Michael Jackson on this show. I did. I did make jokes about Michael Jackson on this show that's because he was an icon and I am an iconoclast. It is my job. When I make fun of a celebrity it is nothing personal and I would like to say tonight to the millions of people all over the world...who don't watch this show, to the fans and to the friends and of course to the family of Michael Jackson, our sympathies are with you tonight."


The Ghost website now online

The Ghost, starring Ewan McGregor now has an official website. Best of Ewan says that the site has a plot summary, a bio of the film's director Roman Polanski, some photos of Ewan, and a clip that also features Ewan. All that appears for me though is Roman Polanski's bio, so maybe I have a problem with my browser. I hope it works for you guys.


Tuesday, 7 July 2009

James McAvoy voices Samsung commercial

Samsung has launched a 60-second TV commercial voiced by James McAvoy. The commercial was first aired on July 3 in the UK. The ad campaign will also include a cinema campaign, press, poster, and digital advertising. You can watch the commercial below:


David Tennant cast in 'St Trinian's' sequel

David Tennant has signed on to St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, which started shooting today and will continue shooting for 8 weeks in and around London. David has been cast as the film's villain, Pomfrey.


Gerard Butler on the cover of Esquire magazine

Gerard Butler is on the August 2009 cover of Esquire magazine to promote The Ugly Truth which opens on July 24. Here he is on the cover:


Monday, 6 July 2009

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 7/6: Eric Idle, Dr. Lisa Masterson
Tu 7/7: Evan Rachel Wood, Christopher Gorham
We 7/8: Julie Chen, Michael Ian Black, Will Dailey
Th 7/9: Jeff Goldblum, Jackie Collins
Fr 7/10: Ray Romano, Michael Buble

Friday, 3 July 2009

David Tennant nominated for Portal Award

David has been nominated in the Best Actor category for Doctor Who. You can vote once per day per email address. Voting closes on July 25, 2009.


Thursday, 2 July 2009

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Restircted clip from 'The Ugly Truth'

Columbia Pictures provided ComingSoon with a new restricted clip from The Ugly Truth, featuring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler:



Guess who was invited to join the Academy?

James McAvoy was among the 134 artists invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Those who were invited to join the Academy “have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2009 to the Academy’s roster of voting members.”

The Academy usually invites 166 members a year, and last year just 105 artists were invited to join. Those who accept will be added to the 2009 roster at an invitation-only September reception at the Academy’s Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills.

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