We’ve got quite a few little updates on comic book related projects today — enough that DC Comics characters get their own post. First up is a possible logo for Wonder Woman, seen above. This was snapped on set, but that doesn’t mean it is final. It will, however, give you a general idea of the design for the new David E. Kelley produced show, which stars Adrianne Palicki as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Cary Elwes, Tracie Thoms, Pedro Pascal and Elizabeth Hurley. [WonderWomanTV]

After the break, Diane Lane talks about her role in Zack Snyder’s Superman, and the existing Superman films get one big blu-ray release. Read More »

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Diane Lane Cast As Martha Kent in ‘Superman’

Not too long ago, we heard that Kevin Costner was in talks to play Jonathan “Pa” Kent in Zack Snyder’s Superman film. Today, we learn that Diane Lane has been cast as the other half of the parental dyad; she is officially on board the film as Martha “Ma” Kent. Read the full press release after the jump.
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‘Cinema Verite’ Trailer


Reality stars are a dime a dozen these days, but HBO Films’ Cinema Verite takes us back to a time when that wasn’t the case. The film dramatizes the behind-the-scenes action surrounding PBS’ 1973 documentary series An American Family, which HBO’s marketing team is referring to the first reality show. The series followed a Santa Barbara family called the Louds as parents Pat and Bill filed for divorce.

Cinema Verite stars Diane Lane and Tim Robbins as Pat and Bill, Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as son Lance, and James Gandolfini as producer Craig Gilbert. It was directed by husband and wife team Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor, Wanderlust), and written by David Seltzer (1976′s The Omen). Pretty good pedigree, right? Watch the trailer and read the official synopsis after the jump. Read More »

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What is it with HBO and dramatic recreations of classic documentaries? Last year there was Grey Gardens, and now the network is lining up Cinema Verite, which will be a dramatized behind the scenes take on the 1973 PBS doc An American Family. The original series was a big deal; it frankly portrayed family troubles for the first time on television, and one of the family sons was the first openly gay character/personality on American television.

Cinema Verite is written by David Seltzer, with Tim Robbins and Diane Lane set to play parents Bill and Pat Loud; James Gandolfini will play An American Family producer Craig Gilbert. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) are directing, which automatically makes the endeavor a bit more interesting.  [THR]

After the break, Toni Collette will work again with her Muriel’s Wedding director, and Horrible Bosses gets some good talent. Read More »

Secretariat Movie Trailer

Secretariat

Walt Disney Pictures have released a movie trailer for Secretariat, a horse-racing drama about “three people whose lives intersected, thanks to the champion horse Secretariat.” For those of you, like me, who don’t follow horse-racing history: Secretariat is… possible spoiler warning (I guess? Is history a spoiler? And isn’t the achievement of a true story part of the reason we want to see the film adaptations?)… one of a few horses to win the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes.

The film is directed by Braveheart writer Randall Wallace. The movie stars  John Malkovich as Lucien Laurin, the former horse jockey who became Secretariat’s trainer.  Diane Lane plays Penny Tweedy, owner of Meadow Farm, a horse breeding business in Virginia that was founded by her father Christopher.

Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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First Looks: Faster, Jane Eyre and Secretariat

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We have a couple first looks for you today: Dwayne Johnson in Faster, Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre and Diane Lane and John Malkovich in Secretariat. Check out the photos, after the jump.

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Really Bad Posters For Really Bad Movies: Untraceable

Untraceable Posters

I haven’t seen Untraceable, but I have seen the trailer, and I feel like I’ve seen probably two minutes too much for this film. Yes, I am prejudging this flick, but at least I’m disclosing this fact upfront.

IMPA has two new posters for the Diane Lane/Colin Hanks FBI Hacking Thriller. You got to love it when the theatrical advertising is just as bad as the movie, and this seems to be a prime example. To think that Frequency director Gregory Hoblit has resorted to such a film disappoints me greatly. Thankfully, I’ll be at Sundance when this film comes out (not that Screen Gems will likely screen this “gem” for press). Check out the movie posters after the jump.

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Jumper: Photos and Information Revealed

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Fox wasn’t prepared to premiere material at Comic-Con, because, they claimed, everything was in such an “early” not ready for prime-time form. Yet 10-days later they have launched the official Jumper website, and have released four production photos from the 1992 Steven Gould sci-fi novel adaptation.

A genetic anomaly allows a young man (Hayden Christensen) to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between ‘Jumpers’ and those who have sworn to kill them (Samuel L Jackson). Rachel Bilson plays David’s childhood friend and also his crush. Jamie Bell plays Griffin, a Jumper who has fought and evaded Paladins since his childhood. And Diane Lane as Mary Rice, the mother of David who abandoned her son when he was five years old.

Doug Liman (Go, The Bourne Identity, Swingers) directed the film based on a David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade) screenplay adaptation.

The website is pretty difficult and frustrating to navigate, so we have gathered the information for you below. I recommend reading it, as it certainly sucked me in. Looks like I might have to make a trip to the book store and by the book. Check out the photos followed by the information after the jump. As always, left click to enlarge the photos.
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