Thursday, 28 May 2009

'Dr. Who' movie in development?



It's amazing the news one misses sometimes:

The BBC has confirmed, in a sentence hidden at the bottom of a story about a David Tennant appearance in CBBC spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, that “a script is in development” for a Dr. Who movie...[Empire]

Even though a movie will certainly take a long time to get off the ground, it's possible that David Tennent would sign up to play the Doctor one more time.

According to /Film, even though David Tennant will hand over the role to Matt Smith next year, the regeneration could happen off screen. Which means that David Tennant could appear in a feature film without interfering with the television show.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

David Tennant to appear in 'The Sarah Jane Adventures'



David Tennant is set to play a large role in a two-part story of The Sarah Jane Adventures on the CBBC Channel. The third season of The Sarah Jane Adventures will return for12 episodes starting in September. So, instead of waiting until November for new Doctor Who episodes, you should be able to catch David in September or October in the UK.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

British Red Cross promotes Refugee Week with Dougray Scott




Scottish actor Dougray Scott will be working with the British Red Cross to launch a new campaign for Refugee Week:

The charity is asking people to pledge their support to help refugees by collectively 'changing their online status' across their social networks, instant messenger and email during Refugee Week (15-21 June).

This is the first time that a charity has created an online movement to pledge support and tackle discrimination via online profiles.

Refugees arriving in the UK are often labelled as a group, not seen as individuals. To highlight this issue, the British Red Cross asks consumers to sacrifice their online identities to change their status to ‘label'.

The campaign was developed by LBi and kicks off with a teaser film presented by Desperate Housewives star Dougray Scott.

The viral film broadcasts the stories of refugees who have been helped by the British Red Cross. The film will be released on 26 May at www.lookbeyondthelabel.org. This will be run in conjunction with an email marketing campaign calling everyone to 'change your online status'.

People can get involved in the campaign via Facebook, twitter, MSN, Yahoo!, bebo, blogs and email.

The campaign will be the first designed to leverage the online youth supporter programme, Red Recruits, developed earlier this year for the British Red Cross.

The campaign will be supported with a poll of public attitudes towards refugees, seeking to debunk negative connotations around those who seek sanctuary in the UK, to be targeted at print media, and Refugee Week events at Red Cross centres around the country. [Marketing Magazine via Dougray Scott-Unplugged]

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Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 5/25: Bob Saget, P.W. Singer
Tu 5/26: Chris Isaak, Moon Bloodgood
We 5/27: Madeleine Albright, Amy Smart (R 4/16/09)
Th 5/28: Michael Caine, Matt Baetz (R 4/15/09)
Fr 5/29: Simon Cowell, Erin McCarley (R 4/20/09)

Friday, 22 May 2009

James McAvoy at the Seattle International Film Festival?

The Seattle International Film Festival opens tonight on Ninth Avenue. James McAvoy might (and that's a might) attend tonight because the film production crew of The Details ordered tickets to the event, and James and his co-star Elisabeth Banks could make an appearance for the opening.

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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Seattle production of 'The Details' to start soon



There is a little information about the filming of James McAvoy's latest film, The Details from the Seattlepi:

A posting on a local Northwest production blog shed some light on when filming will begin. A call is out for full-time interns to staff the "Details" set from May 18 to July 31. The posting is also on Craigslist.

So if you spot a crew hanging around somewhere in Seattle, let us know.

Update: Just spoke with James Keblas, director of the Mayor's Office of Film and Music. Locations around the city are still being sorted out, he said, but production should start "relatively soon," he said. We'll keep you posted as we hear more.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Ewan McGregor on The Tonight Show

Someone on youtube finally uploaded Ewan McGregor's appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno from May 14. Check it out if you missed it:



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John Barrowman to star in 'La Cage aux Folles'



John Barrowman has joined the cast of the revival of La Cage aux Folles, which will start on September 14 and end November 28. Here's some more information from John's official website:

John will don his high heels and step into La Cage Aux Folles at the Playhouse Theatre, London, for a limited run from 14 September to 28 November 2009. He will take the role of Albin, the heart-warming diva drag queen, whose iconic "I am what I am" has become John's own signature song.

To get tickets to the show in London, contact the box office at 0870 060 6631 or visit www.lacagelondon.com.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Dougray Scott to star in Edgar Allan Poe adaptation



Scottish actor Dougray Scott, his wife Claire Forlani, and Rufus Sewell will star in a contemporary adaptation of Poe's story The Fall of the House of Usher.

The film will be shot in 3-D and will be retitled The Ushers.

The 1839 story takes place in the house of Roderick Usher, a man who has just buried a sister whose presence still haunts his home.

The contemporary story will involve a brother and sister who begin to feel stuck in their Martha's Vineyard home.

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'The Men Who Stare at Goats' the first major sale at Cannes?

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This is really great news:

Overture is the lead company in the race for rights to "The Men Who Stare at Goats," the George Clooney starrer that is one of the hot market projects in the Festival de Cannes.

A second studio is also in the mix, with Overture in the lead position; a deal is expected to close imminently.

CAA packaged and sold the project, which Grant Heslov directed and in which Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges co-star. The movie, based on journalist Jon Ronson's book, centers on a U.S. soldier in Iraq with supposed paranormal powers. It is said to contain both dramatic and comedic elements.

If “Goats” closes, it will represent the first major sale completed at Cannes, where all has been quiet to date on the deal front.  [THR]

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Monday, 18 May 2009

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 5/18: Justin Long, Lawrence Block
Tu 5/19: Kathy Griffin, Nelson George
We 5/20: Guy Pearce, Hattie Hayridge, Hensley
Th 5/21: John Waters, Manda Mosher
Fr 5/22: Mark Ruffalo, Mindy Kaling, the Decemberists

Friday, 15 May 2009

Kevin McKidd to star in BBC hospital drama




Kevin McKidd will star in a BBC medical drama, One Night in Emergency that transplants Homer's epic, The Odyssey to a British hospital.

Kevin will play Peter, who goes on a quest to see his wife in the hospital, but the journey draws him into a surreal parallel universe complete with strange characters, including a one-eyed security guard.

The show will be shot in Glasgow and will air later in the year.

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Ewan McGregor talks 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'



Ewan McGregor has disclosed some information about the upcoming Iraq war comedy (yes, it's a comedy) The Men Who Stare at Goats which also stars Oscar winners George Clooney and Kevin Spacey.

Ewan announced:

"Well, I play a journalist (Ronson), at the beginning of the film whose wife, who's also a journalist in this small newspaper in Ann Arbor - The Ann Arbor Daily Telegram - cheats on him with her one-armed editor, Dave. And I see her flirting with him. But then she comes clean, and she's going to leave me for this one-armed man, Dave. And I, in my misery, take myself to Iraq.

It's the beginning of the Iraq War. And I go to become embedded, but all I do is end up in a swanky hotel in Kuwait, and can't get into Iraq. I'm not embedded with any troops, so I'm stuck in this four-star hotel, having wanted to prove my manhood by going to war, you know? Where I meet George Clooney's character, and we embark on a kind of road trip through Iraq, looking for his buddies in this strange and secret section of the American Army. It's a very funny film, and I had such a lovely time working with George, and with Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey. And it was the four of us, and it was just hilarious. It was great fun." [Dark Horizons]

This is one film I've been looking forward to for a while so even though it looks like the original release date has been changed, I'm willing to wait. According to IMDb the film should open March 12, 2010 in the UK and a December 2009 release for the US.

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Gerard Butler charged with battery

I hate linking to anything from TMZ, but this is relevant, and though I'm not a violent person, I can understand why Gerard did what he did:

Butler has been charged with misdemeanor criminal battery in connection with a run-in with a photog on October 7, 2008. At 2 AM, after a premiere party for "RockNRolla," Butler left Crown Bar in a limo and allegedly popped a papper in the lips three or four times. The L.A. City Attorney filed the charge yesterday.

Butler's reps have said the papper had stalked the star, and chased people through the streets. The rep claims the papper almost killed a pedestrian.

If convicted, Butler could face up to 6 months in jail.

Butler is due in court for an arraignment on June 10.

Butler's lawyer, Blair Berk, declined comment.

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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Torchwood returns this summer



BBC America has announced that Torchwood staring John Barrowman will return to television in July in both the US and UK. The UK show will be moved to BBC One and will air in 5 segments, with one airing every night of the week.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

'I Love You Phillip Morris' to open on Valentine's Day



I Love You Phillip Morris
finally gets a distributor:

Wandering the distribution desert for what seems like ages since it made its Sundance debut, I Love You Phillip Morris — an unlikely true tale of gay love inside the Texas penal system, starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregror — has finally found a taker. Consolidated Pictures Group, whose greatest acquisition achievement up to this point appears to have been for their self-produced Bottle Shock, has signed a mid-seven-figure deal with Morris’s financier EuropaCorp (that’s Luc Besson’s company, and he’s listed as Morris’s EP) for domestic distribution.

It opens Valentine’s Day, which feels like an eternity from now, but should give hired gun marketing guru Matthew Cohen — the clever man behind the campaigns for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and No Country for Old Men — plenty of time to dream up a memorable tie-in campaign. [Movieline]


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Monday, 11 May 2009

Who's on the 2009 AfterElton Hot 100?

Gerard Butler, James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor, David Tennant, and John Barrowman were all voted onto the AfterElton.com Hot 100 list. You can go here for the list.

Gerard Butler #71


James McAvoy #57

Ewan McGregor #48

David Tennant #37

John Barrowman #2

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New photos from 'The Ugly Truth'

These photos with Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl have been online for a few days, and I didn't catch them until yesterday, so sorry for being late with posting them. Enjoy!





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Official 'Gamer' trailer online

Check it out:



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Kevin McKidd on Last Call with Carson Daly

Thanks again for posting this info on the Facebook page. Kevin McKidd will appear on Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday, May 13 on NBC.

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 5/11: Steven Wright, Bryce Dallas Howard
Tu 5/12: Paulina Porizkova, Andy Nulman
We 5/13: Laurence Fishburne, Paula Poundstone
Th 5/14: Howie Mandel, Laura Lippman
Fr 5/15: Ewan McGregor, All-American Rejects

Friday, 8 May 2009

Gerard Butler's 'Gamer' gets cool new interactive poster




Along with the new poster, Game has apparently been renamed again:

It looks like Lionsgate has finally settled on an name for Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's follow-up to Crank: High Voltage. The futuristic action flick is now known as just Gamer (it was previously know as Game or Citizen Game) and is still set to hit theaters on September 4th. Over on UGO they've debuted the official teaser poster, but instead of going for just a static poster, it's actually interactive...Check it out and stay tuned for a trailer probably very soon. (First Showing)


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Kevin McKidd and Ewan McGregor make the TV rounds

Thanks so much to the two people who posted this information on the Facebook page and shared it with all of us.

Kevin McKidd will appear on Last Call with Carson Daly sometime next week on NBC in the US. The show was taped on May 1.

Ewan McGregor will appear on Live with Regis and Kelly on May 13. He will also appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 14 on NBC, the Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 15, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (the Scottish vacuum of charm part 2 perhaps?)




James McAvoy officially signs on for 'The Details'


At least it's official when Variety reports it. James, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney (as earlier reported), and Anna Friel will star in The Details, a dark comedy written and directed by Jacob Estes. The film with start shooting this summer in Seattle. Here's a synopsis:

Story concerns a couple, to be played by McAvoy and Banks, who discover an infestation of raccoons in their back yard. Disagreements over how to deal with the animals lead to an escalating series of events.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

'Angels and Demons' release pushed back in Mexico



It was reported a few days ago that Angels and Demons had been affected by the swine flu outbreak in Mexico. Theater chains like Cinemark, Cinemex, Cinema Lumiere, and Cinepolis had to close down, especially in Mexico City. Angels and Demons was moved from a May 15th opening date to a June 12th opening.

Most theaters have been closed for the past 11 days, but some movie theaters outside of Mexico City started to reopen today. Theaters are taking precautions - employees wear masks, wear rubber gloves, and after each showing, theaters will scrub down.

So, it seems that while some theaters are opened, audiences in Mexico will still have to wait until June 12 for Angels and Demons to open. Hopefully this blows over soon, and people take precautions to stay safe.

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Ewan on Heart Breakfast

If you missed Ewan McGregor's appearance on Heart Breakfast (heart 106.2 in London) you can just go here to listen to the radio interview.

Update: I just realized that if you live outside the UK you won't be able to hear the interview, and my Hotspot Shield software I use for Hulu, doesn't seem to be working. Anyone know a way for non-UK people to get access? I'm dreadful with technology.

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'Angels & Demons' NBA Playoffs Promo

TNT has aired a new playoffs promo with clips from Angels and Demons. The promo aired last night during the Rockets-Lakers basketball game in the US. I like it, it's kind of cool:




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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

New 'Game' photos and more

The Los Angeles Times has a photo of Gerard Butler with his Game co-star Michael C. Hall:



There is also a photo of Gerard spending the day with the young stars of Slumdog Millionaire in India on Saturday, May 2. So cute:



You can go to Gerard Butler.net for more photos.

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Ewan McGregor's 'Angels & Demons' Rome premiere

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The first set includes Ewan during the photo call for the World Premiere of Angels and Demons in front of St. Peter's Basilica, in Rome on Sunday. Also included in the photo call from left to right are Tom Hanks, Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino, writer Dan Brown, and director Ron Howard.

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)


(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)


The second set takes place at the actual Rome premiere today, May 4. Also included in the photo are Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas, author Dan Brown, Tom Hanks, Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, director Ron Howard, and Danish actor Thure Lindhardt:


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(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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James McAvoy nominated for an MTV Movie Award

James McAvoy and his Wanted co-star Angelina Jolie are nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the Best Kiss category. You can go here to vote in all the categories (you have to sign up first), and watch the MTV Movie Awards for the results live on Sunday, May 31 at 9pm Eastern time.




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Monday, 4 May 2009

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 5/4: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stana Katic
Tu 5/5: George Hamilton, Jenny Lewis
We 5/6: Melina Kanakaredes, Nathan Fillion, Zac Brown Band
Th 5/7: Matthew McConaughey, Cokie Roberts
Fr 5/8: Amy Smart, Kunal Nayyar

Friday, 1 May 2009

James McAvoy to team up with Laura Linney?


Earlier this month James McAvoy revealed that he would soon start shooting independent film, The Details in Seattle. Laura Linney will also likely star in the film and James will start filming later in the month after Three Days of Rain closes on May 9th. Jacob Aaron Estes, who directed indie drama Mean Creek, wrote the script and will also direct.

The Wanted sequel is also likely to go into production later this year, in the autumn, around the release of James' upcoming biopic, The Last Station.

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