When we first heard about Arbitrage, to be directed by Nicholas Jarecki (producer of Tyson, co-writer of The Informers and brother of Andrew ‘Capturing the Friedmans‘ and Eugene ‘Why We Fight‘ Jarecki) there was quite a cast lined up: Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon and Eva Green. But last month we heard that Al Pacino is no longer attached.

Now it looks like things have moved forward around somewhat, as Richard Gere has been announced as the star, and the role for which he’s set would appear to be the one previously set for Al Pacino. We don’t know if Mr. Pacino’s schedule did not work out, or if he just watched The Informers, but hopefully the same thing won’t happen with his replacement. Read More »

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Eva Green Cast in ‘Dark Shadows’

Casting is starting to heat up for Dark Shadows, a project it feels like we’ve been hearing about for a very long time now. The movie will be yet another pairing between director Tim Burton and star Johnny Depp. In this cast the latter will play vampire Barnabas Collins in a big-screen revival of the ’60s supernatural soap opera.

We’ve heard other possible casting in the past 24 hours, like Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcote, and now Eva Green has been cast opposite Johnny Depp as a sort of romantic interest who ends up being an enemy. Read More »

Before the Sundance Film Festival started, I watched the trailer for David Mackenzie‘s Perfect Sense and dismissed it. The trailer was confusing, didn’t sell the concept very well and kind of turned me off. But over the course of the week in Park City, people were beginning to buzz a bit about the film so I figured I’d give it a shot. I’m happy to report I was wrong.

Starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green as two random people who develop a relationship amiss a pandemic where everyone in the world loses their sense one by one, Perfect Sense is a well-shot, well-acted, frightening look at what might happen as the world crumbles. The disease in the film has a wicked sense of humor but as it evolves and unleashes itself on the human race, Perfect Sense helps to reveal the best in us all. Read More »

They say that love finds you when you least expect it. That certainly seems to be the case with Perfect Sense, the latest film from David Mackenzie, the director of Young Adam and Spread. In the film, which will have its world premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival, a epidemiologist (Eva Green) falls in love with a local chef (Ewan McGregor) just as she begins to discover that people around the world are beginning to literally lose their senses.

MTV exclusively has your first look at this apocalyptic romance and, maybe I’m losing my senses, but watching this trailer you hardly get a hint at what the film is really about. Which probably makes it a good trailer. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

As another year clicks by on the calendar, it means we’re that much closer to Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. The third in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, scheduled for release July 2012, won’t shoot a frame of film for several months yet rumors about it continue to spread. We’ve got a whole bunch today and here…we….go.

Collider is reporting they’ve heard both Eva Green (Casino Royale) and Naomi Watts (King Kong) have been cast as two rumored female leads in the film, Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s al Ghul and Vicki Vale, photojournalist, respectively. They also heard some rumblings about the new Batcave and Batmobile.

Meanwhile, a Chicago blog has run a report that Nolan will not be shooing the movie in the Windy City, instead moving the action to Detroit and several sites are speculating that Tom Hardy‘s latest haircut is confirmation of his role. Right. We break this all down after the jump. Read More »

Briefly: Nicholas Jarecki is a young upstart that came out of NYU a few years ago and has produced Tyson, co-written and produced The Informers (not a career highlight) and produced and directed The Outsider, a documentary about filmmaker James Toback. If the name sounds familiar that’s because he is the younger brother of Andrew (Capturing the Friedmans) and Eugene (Why We Fight) Jarecki. Quite the filmmaking family. And now the younger Jarecki has landed a stellar lineup for his new feature Arbitrage: Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon (reuniting from You Don’t Know Jack) and Eva Green.

Variety reports the casting, saying that the film will feature “Pacino as a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. But an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.” Like many other recent indie announcements, this one is set to debut sales this week at the American Film Market; shooting is planned for Spring 2011.

(And with respect to the image of Al Pacino above, is it me, or is he slowly becoming Keith Richards?)

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Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green will travel back to Camelot, the Starz series that re-tells the story of King Arthur. Fiennes is Merlin, while Green will be Morgana. Solid casting with both, though I’m not certain that I’ll ever be able to look at an Arthurian film or TV series without having to leap the hurdle of some of Excalibur‘s actors. Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren are pretty difficult to top as Merlin and Morgana. In this Camelot Jamie Campbell Bower is Arthur, and Tamsin Egerton is Guinevere. [Reuters]

After the break, the great Amy Ryan goes back to HBO and Madonna’s possibly interesting new film finds its last major player. Read More »

IFC Buys Cracks, Debut Film From Jordan Scott

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We’ve featured some images and the trailer for Cracks, the debut feature from Jordan Scott, daughter of some small-time director named Sir Ridley. You may have heard of him. Chances are in the next couple years you’ll hear a lot more about her, and not just as the daughter of a famous guy. IFC is going to help that process along; the company has picked up Cracks for distribution in the US. Read More »

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