Fake Angry Birds movie trailers are nothing new. We even posted a good one, done in the style of Michael Bay, a few months back. But as Hollywood struggles to get an official version off the ground, the gang over at Machinima and The Quarter Bin, such as director Nick Murphy, have come up with surprisingly simple, I-can’t-believe-I-didn’t-think-of-that way to take the Angry Birds concept and port it to the mainstream. And if it happens to be a total plagiarism of the works of Guy Ritchie? Well, at least they picked someone whose style is fun to watch. The unofficial movie trailer for Angry Birds is after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
Good things keep coming for the stars of Animal Kingdom, as Jacki Weaver lands a role in David O. Russell‘s The Silver Linings Playbook. Weaver will play Bradley Cooper‘s mother in the film, based on Matthew Quick‘s novel about a former high school teacher (Cooper) who’s just been released from a four-year stint at a mental institution into the care of his mother. Upon his release, the protagonist initially tries to win back his ex-wife but eventually falls into a romance with an eccentric young widow (Jennifer Lawrence).
Also signed on for the project is Robert De Niro in an unnamed part. Chris Tucker was said to be in talks for the part of Cooper’s pal from the institution, but the latest reports don’t mention him, so I’m guessing he’s out. The Silver Linings Playbook is set to begin shooting this fall. [The Hollywood Reporter]
After the jump, Paul Bettany and Brian Cox team up for a film adapted from a BAFTA-nominated BBC series, and True Blood star Sam Trammell helps Virginia Madsen cope with her troubles.
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Yesterday it was announced at Cannes that Rebecca Hall (Frost/Nixon) and Dominic West (The Wire) have signed on to star in new supernatural thriller titled The Awakening. Today at the festival I came across a promotional teaser poster for the film, which will begin shooting in June. Check out the full teaser poster now, after the jump.
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