Enjoyment of the work of Ed Harris and Michael Peña looks like the primary reason to watch the politicized Frontera. In the thriller, an illegal Mexican immigrant (Peña) is accused of the murder of an Arizona woman. Her widower husband, a former Sheriff played by Harris, starts to look into the case, and finds that there are multiple layers of information no one is talking about. Watch the Frontera trailer below. Read More »
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If you’ve ever wanted a redneck Boondock Saints, or some vague approximation of an offshoot from Smokin’ Aces featuring the Tremor Brothers, then The Baytown Outlaws is probably your movie. If you haven’t wanted either of those things, then… well, watch out.
We saw a sales trailer for the film back in April that was a lot like the new one that arrived today. This new trailer is a bit more polished, but ultimately it is selling the same movie. This is the sort of thing that you’re probably going to either be desperate to see after watching the trailer, or you won’t want to touch it ever, for any reason. Read More »
If you told me that The Baytown Disco was written and shot in the late ’90s, some time in between the debut of Guy Ritchie and The Boondock Saints, I would believe it without question. This so-called Southern-fried thriller features three grimy redneck killers (Clayne Crawford, Travis Fimmel, Daniel Cudmore) hired by Eva Longoria to rescue her godson from Billy Bob Thornton. Oh, and there is a crew of assassins made up of strippers. Barry Battles directed from the script he wrote with co-star Griffin Hood.
This trailer (which looks like a sales trailer, rather than a final sales pitch meant for the general public) features an overload of ’90s gangster cliches: foul-mouthed assassins! Cartoonish still-frame character introductions! Worldly conversations! Eccentric crews of killers! There’s even a White Zombie song and Michael Rappaport. (And a little bit of A Perfect World, just to cover all bases.) If you’ve been looking for a successor to The Boondock Saints, this is probably it, with all the meanings that statement implies. Read More »
In a casting break from a week or so back we announced quite a few names for The Baytown Disco, which has Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria starring in a story of ” three redneck brothers who get more than they bargained for when agreeing to help a woman get her son back from his seemingly abusive father.”
Daniel Cudmore and Travis Fimmel were just cast as two of those brothers; the previously cast Clayne Crawford will be the third. Andrew Barugher has also been added, but we don’t know for what role. Barry Battles co-write the script with Griffin Hood, and he’ll direct the film in Lousiana starting next week. [THR]
After the break, Amanda Seyfried gets company in Gone and Jane Levy (pictured above) joins a comedy. Read More »
Summit is pinning some hopes on Stephen Chbosky‘s adaptation of his own novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The project has been waiting for Emma Watson to be finished with Harry Potter so she can play a lead role, and also has Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman and Paul Rudd in the cast. (Logan Lerman is the titular wallflower.) Now Nina Dobrev is going to jump into the cast from The Vampire Diaries as a character named Candace. [Deadline]
After the break, Billy Bob Thornton goes to the disco, and Fox hires more cast for Chronicle. Read More »
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There has been a lot of comic book movie related bits that we missed over the last 24 hours, so I thought I’d do a round-up. After the jump you will find out who Edgar Wright says Ant-Man won’t fit in The Avengers, watch a leaked copy of Josh Hutcherson‘s Spider-Man audition/stunt tape, hear what Jon Favreau thinks about Hulk being recast, and a new Fox News report which claims that Eva Longoria will join The Avengers as The Wasp? Hit the jump.
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FlawedHollywood has a photo of Eva Longoria leaving the offices of Marvel Studios with a business card and a hand full of reading material, an Avengers comic book on the top of the stack. Longoria’s television show Desperate Housewives will be coming to an end right around the time the Marvel comic book team-up is being adapted into a feature film. This has led many to speculate that Longoria might be in the running to play Janet Van Dyne aka Wasp, a founding member of the super team and eventual wife of Ant-Man. But does Longoria have what it takes to be a superhero?
New Line has released a trailer and new theatrical poster for the upcoming supernatural romantic comedy Over Her Dead Body from former Drew Carey Show writer Jeff Lowell. Paul Rudd, Eva Longoria, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs, and Lindsay Sloane star in the story of a woman who discovers her new boyfriend is being haunted by the bitchy ghost of his former fiancee.
I’m pretty sure the only reason I’m posting this is because Paul Rudd is in it. I’m certainly not posting it because it looks hilarious. It looks like a watchable date movie. And by that I mean, a movie that your girlfriend might try to drag you to that you won’t have to make up an excuse for. Watch the trailer and see the poster after the jump.
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You can also watch the trailer in High Definition on Yahoo. Over Her Dead Body hits theaters on February 1st 2008.
Poster via ComingSoon