The latest addition to the cast of Dexter‘s sixth season is a great one: Edward James Olmos has signed on to play “a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies.” Colin Hanks and Mos Def are other recent additions to the core cast of the show, which begins shooting on May 25 and will premiere in the fall, likely in mid to late September. Being the definition of a good sport, Mr. Olmos tweeted right after the news broke: “It’s true… I’m coming for you Dexter….” [Deadline]

After the break, the ever-great Richard Jenkins joins Elizabeth Olson in an indie, and we catch up with the extensive casting of Crooked House. Read More »

Briefly: Taken director Pierre Morel is following Luc Besson in to the action thriller producing game, and he’s got his first effort set up, with everyone’s new favorite actor on board. Overdrive is about a couple of handsome car thieves, and will star Alex Pettyfer and Matthew Goode. Antonio Negret, who directed Transit for producer Joel Silver, will direct. Read More »

Early Sunday afternoon, it was revealed that Henry Cavill (Stardust, The Tudors, Immortals) had been cast as the man of steel in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman film. But who did Cavill beat out for the roll? Find out after the jump.

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Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s probably just another rumor about Zack Snyder’s Superman. Bits of most-likely-false information about the Snyder directed, Christopher Nolan produced and David Goyer penned Man of Steel reboot have been jumping tall buildings in a single bound over the last few days and now there are so many, it’s time to do a roundup. The rumors are as follows: Anne Hathaway might be playing Lois Lane, Matthew Goode might reunite with his Watchmen director to play Clark Kent, the Superman suit will be completely computer generated and West Africa (!?!?) will play a major role in the film. And while most of these tidbits are probably untrue, the fact that they are all coming out at once does, maybe, give them a little more weight. The project is definitely progressing. Read more about each rumor after the jump. Read More »


The rather tremendous Matthew Goode, maybe best known round here as Zack Snyder’s Ozymandias, has let slip that he auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

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Leap Year Movie Trailer

Leap Year

Universal Pictures has released the first movie trailer for Leap Year, which is a romantic comedy about a woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day.

Amy Adams and Matthew Goode star in Leap Year, a romantic comedy that follows one woman’s determined quest to get married to the perfect guy…despite what fate has in store for her. When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself. But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

From Anand Tucker, the director of Shopgirl and Hilary and Jackie, and based on a screenplay by Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy and Can’t Hardly Wait scribes Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, comes another middle of the road romantic comedy where the female character appears to be reduced to a marriage obsessed spaz. I’d love to say that I’ll never see this film, but sadly, I’ll watch almost any movie that Amy Adams is involved in. Watch the trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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When Harvey Weinstein picked up the $2 million rights to A Single Man, he’s said to have personally guaranteed director (and former Gucci creative director) Tom Ford an Oscar for Best Director or Best Picture. And though a statuette for either category seems unlikely given ’09’s ‘stiff competition, especially in light of the Coen Bros.’ fantastic A Serious Man, a nom(s) remains quite possible. Critical response and hip international buzz is equally strong. Today, the official trailer has surfaced, and oddly enough, its classy use of repetitive-as-to-be-thrilling music and imagery sans plot is similar to the ballsy trailer for the Coens’ opus. And not unlike the recent poster (below) for A Single Man, its trailer playfully or curiously omits the lead character’s sexual preference.

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Six New Watchmen Character Posters

Warner Bros has released six new character posters for Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. The line-up includes: The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman), Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley), Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) and Nite Owl II (Patrick Wilson). I have updated the story with super high resolution versions (2326px x 3601px, 2+mb) of the six character banners. Click on the photos below to enlarge.

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The movie trailer for Zack Snyder’s big screen adaptation of Watchmen has hit the internet, just in case you can’t wait until that midnight screening of The Dark Knight.

I’m shocked at just how much footage Snyder shows us in this first trailer. Dr. Manhattan? The Night Owl Ship? Mars? It’s all right out of the comic book. This is a fanboys wet dream. I had hesitations about if Warner Bros could market an adaptation of Watchmen to the masses, but they’ve done it. That said, Ozymandias still looks stupid in full motion. I need to see his thing on the big screen. Anyone with midnight tickets to The Dark Knight is in for a three hour long geekgasm. It will be exhausting. First this Watchmen trailer, then the Terminator 4 teaser, and then the greatest comic book movie of all time.

The trailer is now available in HD on I want to hear your thoughts. Please comment below!

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the watchmen? Watchmen hits theaters on March 6th 2009.

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WatchmenLater this week at the San Diego Comic-Con, Zack Snyder is expected to reveal the cast for his upcoming big screen adaptation of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen. But as we near our Wednesday afternoon flight to San Diego, actors names have started to leak onto the interwebs.

  • IESB reports that Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias will be played by Matthew Goode (The Lookout, Match Point). Previous internet speculation had Jude Law attached to the role.
  • Patrick Wilson (Little Children) as The Night Owl.
    • LatinoReview reports that Malin Akerman (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Invasion, The Heartbreak Kid) has been cast as Sally Jupiter aka The Silk Spectre.
    • Billy Crudup (Almost Famous) is supposedly attached to play Dr. Manhattan.
    • Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) has been confirmed by LatinoReview as Walter Kovacs aka Rorschach

    Watchmen is considered the Citizen Kane of comic books. Many of the sucessful (and some unsucessful) comic book series have borred elements and ideas from the book. Because of that, I’m worried that much of the material might now seem cliche. It will be interesting to see if they can sucessfully adapt it to the big screen. Last month we published a rumored cast list which you can read at this link. I’m sure we’ll find out many more names at the Warner Bros panel on Friday morning.