Cannes Trailers: Kim Ki-duk’s Arirang

Combing the trades so you don’t have to. Updated throughout the day.

Check out the teaser clip at the newly launched site for The Descendants
George Clooney stars. Alexander Payne directs. (6:50 pm) (

Rachel Weisz “in deep talks” to co-star opposite Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy
Tony Gilroy directs. (6:40 pm) (Deadline)

Weinstein nabs silent romance The Artist in advance of its Cannes debut
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius who also did the OSS 117 spy spoofs, The Artist features OSS 117 stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. He plays an actor on the decline during Hollywood’s waning silent era and she’s an actress on the rise and it sounds like it’s played straight, not as a spoof. John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller and James Cromwell co-star. (6:35 pm) (Deadline)

James Franco casts guy you’ve never heard of for Sal Mineo bio
His name is Val Lauren. (6:30 pm) (THR)

Eckhart, Bean, Robb join former Guillermo del Toro “Pan” project
It’s a spin on the Peter Pan tale with the Captain Hook character recast as a police detective on the trail of “a childlike kidnapper.” Uh. Whatever. Good cast though. Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean and AnnaSophia Robb are all solid.  (6:20 pm) (Playlist via Screen Daily)

Woody Harrelson is your Haymitch Abernathy
If you’re a fan of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, you’ll know what that means. John C. Reilly had recently been rumored for the role, but his people quickly denied. (6:15 pm) (THR)

Jean Reno joins Tyler Perry’s reboot of James Patterson’s Alex Cross series
You probably already forgot that Tyler Perry was rebooting the Alex Cross series and I wouldn’t blame you. For the record, it’s called I, Alex Cross. (3:05 pm) (Variety)

Alec Baldwin bails on Rock of Ages musical
(3:00 pm) (THR) [Update: 6:45 pm] Or maybe he’s still in (Deadline) [Update: 9:15 pm] Or maybe he’s back out (Deadline). F it. Who cares?

Kate Walsh joins Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
She’ll play the mom of a shy kid (Logan Lerman) whom Watson (“a party-happy high school senior”) befriends in this young-adult drama based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky. (10:45) (Entertainment, Weakly)

Trailer: Real Steel
Rocky Socky Robots. DreamWorks is so sure about this one they’re already working on a sequel even though the first won’t come out until November. Hugh Jackman is a former boxer who is phased out when fights are taken over by robots. What’s an out of work boxer to do? Become a robot fight promoter with an underdog scrap of metal for a fighter, overcome all odds and earn the love of a little boy – all set to an uplifting soundtrack, naturally. Anthony Mackie and Evangeline Lily costar. Probably going to be huge. Eh. (10:40 am) (Yahoo)

Sonnenfeld, Morrison teaming up on comic/movie Dominion: Dinosaurs Versus Aliens
I love the work Barry Sonnenfeld did as a cinematographer in his early Coen Brothers days, Addams Family was ok and I know everyone loves Men in Black, but the guy is still kind of in movie jail as far as I’m concerned thanks to stuff like Wild Wild West. Anyway, he’s getting together with noted comic book guy Grant Morrison for a comic and movie about a prehistoric alien invasion. Luckily for the fate of Earth, dinosaurs were smarter than we think. (10:15 am) (Deadline)

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis team up on indie drama Still I Rise
Ok, that’s just a working title, but it’s about two women who work to clean up a struggling inner-city school. Expected to begin shooting later this month (9:40 am) (Deadline)

Pacino joins Travolta in Gotti: Three Generations
He’ll play Gotti’s mentor, a Gambino family underboss. (9:30 am) (THR)

Cannes Trailers: Kim Ki-duk’s Arirang (above), Days of Grace, Tatsumi
(9:30 am) (Playlist)

7 Responses to “News du jour: 5/10/11”

  1. I’d comment that Harrelson is good casting for Haymitch, except that I’m afraid then you’d make fun of me for reading material with these kinds of character names…

  2. You didn’t make up the names… or DID you?

  3. I’d never confess to that.

  4. Vee have vays of making you talk

  5. Perhaps they could cast Reilly in a different part. Maybe Haymitch needs a comic-relief cowboy sidekick. Or maybe I just want a reprise of the “Bad Jokes” scene from PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION.

  6. Haha. Maybe that’ll make it onto the Hunger Games DVD, Paul. We can hope, right?

  7. haha Paul.

    Most movies would be better with a part for John C. Reilly in them. I like that dude more and more.

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