Antonio Banderas seems to have followed guys like Steven Seagal and Bruce Willis into the kind of direct-to-video movies that even cinephiles used to pick up from a Blockbuster Video shelf and wonder, “what the heck is this?” It’s hard to blame him – the guy’s gotta work, and if this is the only way he can do that, there are some larger issues at play here – but I’m still a little crestfallen to see him in something like Security, a new action thriller that looks like a cross between Die Hard and Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
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The Tom Hanks company Playtone is putting together Game Change, in which Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin under the direction of Jay Roach (Austin Powers). The film follows the 2008 Presidential election, and Ed Harris plays John McCain. Now Ron Livingston has been cast as Mark Wallace, senior advisor to the McCain-Palin ticket. In other words, he gets to play the guy who coached Sarah Palin for her debates, and so his scenes with Julianne Moore could be gold. And, no, this movie is not a comedy. At least, I don’t think it is. [Deadline]
Next up is casting for an action/revenge film called Recoil. These two casting announcements couldn’t be more different, but how great would it be to combine them into one film? Anyway, more Recoil news after the break. Read More »