The latest addition to Neill Blompkamp‘s second feature Elysium is a good one: Diego Luna looks like the choice to play Julio, the closest friend of Matt Damon‘s character. In announcing the casting, Variety says the story ” revolves around aliens and humans doing battle on earth,” which is a slightly different description than we’ve heard in the past. Then again, we’ve heard very little description of the film so far, other than that Jodie Foster plays the head of state of an alien world, and that the film takes place 150 years in the future, with a socio-political bent.

Elysium also features Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, and Alice Braga. It shoots in Vancouver and Mexico City this summer, with a March 1, 2013 release date planned. We’re excited to see what’s in store; perhaps Comic Con will be the occasion that gives us a look at the film.

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Casa de mi Padre is an unusual comedy starring Will Ferrell — a send-up of Spanish-language telenovellas that also stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. There’s a trailer out now (possibly for a limited time) so you can see Will Ferrell performing entirely in Spanish, and sounding pretty damn natural doing so. The movie looks like lightweight comic fluff, but also pretty damn entertaining. Read More »

Last year saw Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna cast in Matt Piedmont‘s Spanish-language comedy that was rumored to be an over-the-top satire of the “overdramatic telenovella style.” We knew little else about the film other than a provisional title: Casa de mi padre. That title may have been given the boot, as some new info puts the film in the test-screening process as ‘Untitled Spanish Comedy.’

But we have a good deal of new info about the film, which will make it pretty easy to guess how it will play as a comedy. (I’m thinking telenovella + Anchorman + El Mariachi.) Check out the synopsis after the break. Read More »

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Funny or Die Presents director Matt Piedmont will soon be directing Will Ferrell in the Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi padre. That’s odd enough, and now Ferrell has two great co-stars: Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, who are making quite the career of working in films together. (They’ve acted opposite one another in Y tu mamá también and Rudo y Cursi, and exec produced films like Sin Nombre and Sólo quiero caminar, in which Luna also starred.) But working opposite Farrell could be something altogether different. Read More »

New Photos: Gus Van Sant’s Milk

Focus Features has released 13 new production photos from Gus Van Sant’s Milk. The film will premiere in San Francisco next week at the historic Castro Theatre. Check out 12 more photos after the jump.

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