Screenwriter Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Steven Spielberg’s upcoming War Horse) has been tapped to write a film based on the life of Elton John. John himself is approving the screenplay, and it sounds like it will be a much less traditional biopic than usual Hollywood fare. John had this to say when describing the project: “It will be more of a fantasy, Moulin Rouge type of stuff. Obviously, it’s not going to be your normal, run-of-the-mill film. My life’s been so surreal, from buying a football club to God knows what.”
Tickets now on sale. I just snagged 2 (Greg’s coming up, we’ve got a streak going) to March 5th at Radio City Music Hall. See the flick, then Q&A with Kevin Smith and Michael Parks (from the movie). A no-brainer.
The New York Post is reporting today that SNL producers are working to get Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to appear on tomorrow night’s show, which is slated to be hosted by The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg. According to sources, Zuckerberg is interested in appearing on the show in order to demonstrate that he has a sense of humour. Reps for both Mark Zuckerberg and SNL declined to comment on the speculation. Keep your eyes peeled for a 26 year old billionaire on tomorrow night’s broadcast!
has joined the cast of The Hobbit, according to an interview with casting director Ros Hubbard conducted by The Irish Film & Television Network.
Though her part is still unknown, Ronan is listed alongside fellow Irish actors Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt.
"[W]orking with Peter Jackson is like working with a family," says Hubbard, "So theyíll have a great time. Saoirseís family will go too. Everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. Itís not like typical studio movies at all."
On July 24, 2010, thousands of people around the world uploaded videos of their lives to YouTube to take part in “Life in a Day”, a historic cinematic experiment to create a documentary film about a single day on earth.
Since then, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and a team of editors have whittled down over 80,000 clips (and more than 4500 hours of footage) into a 90-minute film that gives an honest and inspiring glimpse of our world.
“Life in a Day” will be officially released later this year, but tonight you have a very special opportunity to tune in to the world premiere live from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The premiere will be followed by a live Q&A with Kevin Macdonald and key contributors to the film.
Super interesting note. Basically what happened was The Hollywood Reporter posted a review/recap of the Son of No One screening at Sundance claiming there were audible groans in response to Katie Holmes and multiple walk outs.
Showbiz411 is here to debunk that story.
It must be a funny alignment of the stars if I have to come to the defense of Katie Holmes. But she and the film she’s in here at Sundance–”Son of No One”–have been smeared and maligned by the Hollywood Reporter and US Weekly. The result is dozens of automated pickups by blogs, causing a search nightmare based on total falsehoods. I was at the press screening of Dito Montiel’s “Son of No One” on Monday. No one chuckled or snorted when Katie was on screen. No one walked out of the film. There was no exodus, no running for the doors. No “collective groan.” The Hollywood Reporter–now a tabloid effort–reported this even though the writer of the piece was not present. Then US Weekly regurgitated the material from THR. The THR editor, Lindsay Powers, came from tabloid US,manufacturer of celebrity fictions. So you can’t believe a word of any of it.
A revealing tale of how falsehoods can spread and become fact on the Internet, especially amongst entertainment news sites and blogs.