The cast of Zoolander 2 is coming together; we know that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are back as Derek Zoolander and Hansel, and really, really, ridiculously good-looking person Penelope Cruz has also signed on. Kristen Wiig is playing an outrageously-coiffed character, Will Ferrell has returned, and now Billy Zane is officially in the cast. Stiller’s announcement of that addition is terrific. Watch below. Read More »
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It seems like Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond the Pines gets more intriguing with each new casting announcement, and the latest addition is no exception. Ray Liotta has just signed on for Cianfrance’s “Deer Hunter meets The Godfather” crime drama, joining Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Greta Gerwig and Ben Mendelsohn. Liotta will be playing a corrupt police officer.
The Place Beyond the Pines centers around a pro motorcycle rider-turned-bank robber (Gosling) and a cop (Cooper) who cross paths, setting off a multi-generational feud. Mendes will be Gosling’s love interest, while Gerwig is considering the role of Cooper’s wife. Mendelsohn is in negotiations to play a mechanic who brings Gosling’s charcter into the world of bank robbery. Shooting for the film is set to begin late next month in Schenectady, NY. [Variety]
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Cultural icons don’t get much more recognizable than Betty Boop. Since her first appearance during the Great Depression, she’s become one of the most famous and beloved cartoon characters in the world. To this day, her image appears regularly on t-shirts, lunchboxes, and the like.
But what do you know about her really? Did you know, for example, that she was the creation of animator Max Fleischer, who also introduced the world to Popeye? Or that the cartoon was based on a lounge singer whose famously oversized head was the result of a terrible farm accident? Luckily, the folks at Funny or Die have seen fit to tell her little-known tale in a new biopic titled Boop, starring Rose McGowan. Watch the trailer after the jump.