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I think it’s fair to say that Katherine Heigl has an image problem. Films like Killers and Life as We Know It haven’t done much to balance the idea of Heigl as ice queen, but maybe adopting a Jersey accent will do the trick. Providing the assist is Heigl’s former Grey’s Anatomy director Julie Anne Robinson, who sat in the director’s chair for this particular effort.

So One for the Money is based on the first of more than a dozen novels by Janet Evanovich that follow the travails of amateur bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Heigl plays Plum in what looks like a zippy but vapid film in the same basic vein as Romancing the Stone. (Or, if you’re feeling less generous, in the same mode as The Bounty Hunter, with the main gender roles flipped.) Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Lots of casting news has been flying about for the past few days, and in the wake of Comic Con we’re still catching up on a few things. In this particular casting break you’ll find:

  • Nick Nolte will lend his wonderfully grizzled talent to Robert Redford’s new film.
  • A Stargate SG-1 actor gets a role in The Dark Knight Rises.
  • Jay Chou stars in a new Chinese action film, complete with a teaser. Read More »

Briefly: Given that Christopher Nolan is now shooting The Dark Knight Rises, we probably won’t see too many more notable names added to the cast. In fact, this might be the last: Josh Stewart from The Collector and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has taken an unknown role in the film. Like many of the other recent cast announcements, his part may not be significant, but he joins what is looking like an impressive ensemble cast.

So we’ve got returning actors Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman; Michael Caine as Alfred; Gary Oldman as James Gordon; and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, with newcomers Tom Hardy as Bane; Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle; Juno Temple as a “street-smart Gotham girl;” Josh Pence as young Ra’s al Ghul; Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, “a Gotham City beat cop;” Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate; and Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff and Burn Gorman. Quite a lineup, and you know we’ll keep you posted (possibly in Superhero Bits) with any new pieces of info that come out. [Variety]

UPDATE: Variety is now reporting that Sunjata’s role is that of a “courageous special forces operative” and that Diego Klattenhoff and Burn Gorman are also in talks. Read more about them after the jump.

Casting has been the thing for Christopher Nolan over the past few weeks. After locking down all of the lead roles in his highly anticipated third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, with actors like Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard, Nolan has recently been concentrating on the smaller roles. He’s cast Juno Temple, most likely as Selina Kyle’s sidekick, and Josh Pence probably as a young Ra’s Al Ghul. The Tracking Board now reports that Daniel Sunjata, best known for his role on Rescue Me, has joined the film in a yet-to-be-announced capacity. Read More »

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