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March 2, 2009 • Category: Role Rumors
Comments Off on Alexander Payne Reunite? New Film Rumor: Downsizing
Rumor is Alexander Payne (director of Election) might be getting into a new film soon and it’s being strongly gossiped that Reese Witherspoon will be one of the stars. The film also may feature, Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep. It’s all evidently in the preliminary stages but we’ll keep you informed. It could certainly be interesting with that cast/crew behind it!
“Nothing is locked down at this juncture, not even script, certainly not cast,” Wells’ source says. “[Payne is] still working on screenplay, although he’s close.”
Source: Hollywood Elsewhere
February 17, 2009 • Category: Role Rumors
Comments Off on The Days Before Rumored
Robert Downey Jr and Reese Witherspoon are in talks to star in Warner Bros’ The Days Before and Timur Bekmambetov is in negotiations to direct, according to Production Weekly.
Produced by 300 producer Gianni Nunnari, the sci-fi action spec script was written by Chad St. John (who previously worked on the unproduced script The Further Adventures of Doc Holiday for Bruce Willis). Days Before tells the story of a race of aliens who invade Earth by traveling backwards through time and wiping out humanity, one day at a time, yesterday by yesterday. One man attempts to stay “a yesterday ahead of them”, and every time he must try to convince the world that “the end is coming”, again.
Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon will star in an untitled Cameron Crowe romantic comedy adventure at Columbia Pictures.
Columbia was the winning bidder, beating out four rival studios, in landing the fully developed project, which is being produced by Scott Rudin. Crowe, who wrote the screenplay, is also producing.
Studio is keeping the logline of the contemporary-set project under wraps.
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February 26, 2008 • Category: Role Rumors
Comments Off on Night at the Museum 2 Update
It was reported some months ago, that Reese was approached to play Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian. It seems the role has officially gone to the lovely Amy Adams instead, it was rumored they were both being approached for two different characters so it seems that wasn’t the case. Many of the original cast are set to return. And there’s other fun folks too who haven’t officially signed on yet playing historical figures.
According to Variety, the lovely Amy Adams (known from such movies as Enchanted and Junebug) is in negotiations to join Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon to star in Another Night at the Museum. Adams will play an undetermined historical figure who has a crush on security guard Larry (Stiller).
Shawn Levy returns to helm the sequel, which has a US release date set for May 22, 2009. Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon penned the screenplay, Scott Frank the most recent draft. Levy’s 21 Laps is producing alongside 1492 Pictures. Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe will serve as producers.
20th Century Fox is eyeing a May start date in Vancouver.
There are two pieces of news today, one very exciting!
The first being that Reese is rumoured to produce and star in an adaptation of the Jen Sacks novel Nice. Here is what joblo.com had to say about it:
This chick is just too nice and can’t seem to break up with her boyfriends. So, trying out something new, she decides to kill one particular boyfriend. And finding that she gets away with it (it’s mistaken for a gay suicide), she decides to do it again. And again.
Sounds pretty exciting, hey?
The second piece of news is that Reese has topped a recent list as the most liked celebrity among ten women who regularly found their way onto magazine covers and into gossip columns in 2007. People aged 13 and over (over 1000 of them!) were asked this question and Reese topped the list with a personal appeal rating of 74 percent, followed by former Friends TV star Jennifer Aniston at 70 percent. Way to go Reese!
According to Variety, Reese Witherspoon has been approached to play Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian.
According to the report, Fox has moved the sequel’s release date to May 22nd, 2009, switching places with James Cameron’s Avatar, which will now open December 18th, 2009 — the same weekend that Cameron’s Titanic did in 1997. The move was made in an effort to give Cameron more time for post-production.
The screenplay for Smithsonian was written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon who also wrote Night at the Museum. Scott Frank did a rewrite. The sequel will be the first major Hollywood movie shot at the museum complex in Washington, DC. Shawn Levy will return to direct and Ben Stiller will return to star. The original movie, released last Christmas, grossed $252 million domestically and another $323 million overseas.
While Night at the Museum was a cute and fun film, I personally think that Reese deserves better than a sequel. I assume Earhart would be one of the historical figures come to life at night so it would be a supporting role for Reese, not even a starring one.
Here’s some information about Amelia Earhart, whom Reese would portray. Whatever I may personally think of her starring in this movie, I still think Amelia is a very fascinating character.
Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, author and women’s rights advocate. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, which she was awarded as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for women pilots.
October 17, 2007 • Category: Role Rumors
Comments Off on New Project Rumor – Morning Glory
JoBlo.com is reporting that Reese is in talks to star in another romantic comedy:
Roger Michell (Notting Hill) has signed on to direct the JJ Abrams produced romantic comedy Morning Glory. Paramount recently paid big bucks for rights to the script, which was written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada).
The film follows a faltering morning news producer who recruits an iconic but difficult anchorman, who sadly isn’t Ron Burgandy, to revive the ratings of her “Today”-like show. In talks to star in the film are Reese Witherspoon and Harrison Ford, who will play Captain Kirk.
Oh wait, that’s that other JJ Abrams movie. Abrams, despite only making his feature directorial debut on M:I:III, has become a force in Hollywood producing a number of high profile projects including Cloverfield/1-18-08 and the upcoming Star Trek “reboot,” which he will also direct.
Filming on Morning Glory is scheduled to begin this fall.
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