Disney pulls plug on Johnny Depp’s The Lone Ranger
How does a western cost $250 million dollars?  Some say the budget was closer to $275 million. This combines two current Hollywood trends in one story: the appalling lack of imagination that leads studios to turn any brand name they can find into a feature film and studios’ growing fear of expensive movies. (Deadline)

Hayley Atwell, Alexa Davalos and Rosamund Pike reading for Tom Cruise’s One Shot

Is inevitable Austin Powers 4 official?
HitFix says it is. Deadline says not really. LiC says who cares?

Frenchmen Daniel Auteuil and Guillaume Canet team up for equestrian drama Jappeloup
That’s the name of the horse that went from injury to Olympic gold in 1998. You’ll remember Auteuil from Cache and Jean de Florette while Canet is a familiar face from Tell No One(Playlist via ScreenDaily)

Patrick Wilson joins Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Disney wants Mark Romanek for live-action Cinderella
I want to say Romanek is best known for Never Let Me Go, but barely anyone saw it. (Deadline)

First pics: Leonard DiCaprio as J. Edgar
He looks amazingly just like a guy in a suit! That’s acting. (EW)

Disney picks up Coast Guard rescue story The Finest Hours
The 2009 book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias tells the true story of a Coast Guard mission to rescue the crews of two sinking  oil tankers during a winter storm. (Deadline)

Jonathan Demme options Stephen King’s upcoming 11/22/63
The novel will revolve around a time-traveling school teacher trying to stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (THR)

2 Responses to “News du Jour: Hi, no Silver!”

  1. Hi, no Silver!

    Flawless title for this post. And not at all disappointed at this news. I found this project to be problematic in so many ways.

    Also, I’m on board for anything that stars Daniel Auteuil. AND Guillaume Canet.

  2. I kinda figured you wouldn’t be losing any sleep over this news Alison :)

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