Babel Star Adriana Barraza Joins Thor

Adriana Barraza

Adriana Barraza, who was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting performance in 2006′s Babel, is in talks to join the cast of Marvel Studios’ Thor. Heat Vision doesn’t have much information, only that she will be playing one of the human characters on Earth.  After the jump, we have a look at the announced cast thus far.

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Page 2 for April 24th 2008

X-Files XzibitHere is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!

Collider has the first photos of Xzibit from X-Files: I Want to Believe.

Film School Rejects has obtained footage of the Ninja from Ask a Ninja talking about Fanboys.

Shock has a couple borring photos of Megan Fox on the set of Jennifer’s Body.

Actress Lindsay Lohan’s 14-year-old kid sister, Ali, has been cast in a film based on R.L. Stine’s pre-teen book series “Mostly Ghostly.” [THR]

Last week at a Back to the Future screening in Florida, writer/producer Bob Gale announced that Universal was working on a Blu-ray release of the classic 80′s film: “I dont’ know when it’s coming out yet, but I was involved in the mastering of this tape, so I can tell you that it looks absolutely beautiful!” [bttf]

Speed Racer in Times SquareKungFuRodeo has a photo of the Speed Racer advertisement in Times Square.

You can now listen to Fergie’s Sex and the City theme, but why would you want to. [badandugly]

Fox 2000 has hired Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman to write a re-imagining of Brian De Palma’s 1978 supernatural thriller The Fury. [scifi]

Adriana Barraza
(Babel) has been cast in Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell. [Bloody-disgusting]

Juno generated an estimated $8.4 million in its first week of release on DVD. [THR]

Christina Ricci feels that the marketing campaign for Black Snake Moan exploited woman. No duh! [starpulse]

Yoko Ono has filed suit against the filmmakers of “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” for the unauthorized use of John Lennon’s classic 1971 song, “Imagine.” [theplaylist]

Henry Poole Is Here Movie Trailer

Henry Poole Is Here Movie Trailer

Lakeshore Entertainment has released the movie trailer for the upcoming Luke Wilson dramedy Henry Poole is Here. From Albert Torres, the screenwriter assigned to Francis Lawrence’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Survivor, and from music video turned film director Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, U2 3D) comes “a modern day fable about the unexpected wonders of the everyday”. Luke Wilson stars as Henry Poole, a disillusioned man who attempts to hide from life in a rundown suburban tract home only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope. Check out the trailer below and tell me what you think in the comments.

Official Plot Synopsis:

Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) just wants to disappear. Shattered by circumstances beyond his control, he offers full price on a cookie cutter house in a drab, middle-class, L.A. neighborhood through his perky realtor Meg (Cheryl Hines). But just as he settles in to his indulgent isolation with a case of vodka and all the junk food he can eat, his neighbor, a well-meaning busybody named Esperanza (Adriana Barraza), drops by with a plate of homemade tamales and a whole lot of questions.

Despite his desire for solitude, Henry can’t help noticing Dawn (Radha Mitchell), the beautiful young divorcée next door and her daughter Millie (Morgan Lily), an eight-year-old amateur spy who hasn’t spoken a word since her parents’ break-up.

Henry’s self-imposed exile is shattered when Esperanza discovers a mysterious stain on Henry’s stucco wall that is seen to have miraculous powers. She begins leading pilgrimages to the “holy site” and invites church officials, including her pastor, Father Salizar (George Lopez), to inspect the apparition.

Although Henry remains skeptical, he finds himself gradually drawn back towards life, especially after his silent friendship with Millie brings him closer to Dawn. As news of the apparition spreads throughout the neighborhood and his feelings for Dawn grow, Henry realizes his plan to live out his days in quiet desperation is going to be much harder than he ever imagined.

Henry Poole is Here hits limited theaters on July 25th 2008, and will expands on August 1st 2008.

Discuss: What did you think of the Henry Poole is Here movie trailer?

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