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.
Reese and Vince were again photographed on the set of Four Christmases yesterday in San Francisco. Reese wore a pretty colorful dress, a large hat and kept warm in a light grey trench coat.
– Four Christmases: On the Set – December 10, 2007
A brand new trailer for Penelope has touched down over at Yahoo! Movies. It’s different from the previously released trailers and also features a lot of new shots of the adorable Reese playing Annie. You can view screencaptures in the gallery. The movie is scheduled for a February 2008 release.
– Trailer Captures #4
The gorgeous Reese was snapped filming scenes for Four Christmases with Vince Vaughn yesterday in San Francisco. Thanks to the people over at Popsugar.com we’ve added nine pictures from the set. These are our very first look at Reese’s character in the movie.
– Four Christmases: On the Set – December 6, 2007
According to DVD Town, Fox will release a two discs extended version of Walk the Line on March 25, 2008! The new version will be 17 minutes longer and an entire disc will be devoted to special features.
There are multiple version of Walk the Line already available; The widescreen and full screen transfers and the two disc special edition, all of which can be purchased on Amazon.
Reese has come in at #63 in Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars Ever. Here is what they had to say about her:
Maybe it’s the distinctive Southern drawl, the mega-watt smile, the ability to tell a decent joke or the fact that she seems just the right amount of strict. Whatever the case, Reese is just plain lovely and no lame rom-com will convince us otherwise.
Her sexiest moment (and what a great film & character!):
The slightly slutty Jennifer discovers the ‘enhancement’ capabilities of Fifties’ bras in Pleasantville
It looks like the production of Four Christmases has not been affected by the strike and will begin shooting in the middle of this week in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. If you’re interested in appearing as an extra in the movie, check out the Extras Casting Page and Beau Bonneau Casting for further details – and good luck!
Happy December to all of Reese’s fans!
Is there a better way to kick off this exciting month than with an excellent piece of news?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, none other than Ms Witherspoon is the highest payed actress in Hollywood as she’s able to command a huge $15 million-$20 million a movie! The other two ladies in the top three include Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz. Here’s what they said about Reese:
1. Reese Witherspoon — $15 million-$20 million
America’s sweetheart is returning to her romantic comedy — and box office green — roots with the slated Christmas 2008 release of New Line’s Four Christmases, which Witherspoon is also producing. Her upcoming schedule remains active with the horror flick Our Family Trouble, produced by her own Type A Films, but the hardworking actress and producer recently took a hit with the flop of New Line’s Rendition, which received more action from its behind-the-scenes romance rumors than at the box office.
The top ten:
1. Reese Witherspoon — $15 million-$20 million
2. Angelina Jolie — $15 million-$20 million
3. Cameron Diaz — $15+ million
4. Nicole Kidman — $10 million-$15 million
5. Renee Zellweger — $10 million-$15 million
6. Sandra Bullock — $10 million-$15 million
7. Julia Roberts — $10 million-$15 million
8. Drew Barrymore — $10 million-$12 million
9. Jodie Foster — $10 million-$12 million
10. Halle Berry — $10 million