Some few years ago the Coen Brothers scripted a remake of the ’60s romantic caper comedy Gambit (originally starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine) and the remake is finally shooting now under the direction of Michael Hoffman (The Last Station). Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz star in the key roles, and Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman have joined Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay in the supporting cast. The first image of the leads is out now, and you can see a larger version after the break.

Also lurking below the jump is the first image from Abel Ferrara‘s new film, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, which stars Willem Dafoe. Neither of these images are quite earth-shaking, but they’re minor teases of what is to come. Read More »

John Cusack Cast in ‘Dictablanda’

Briefly: John Cusack has been lucky enough to enjoy more than one period of career high. He had career spikes in the early ’80s and a great run from the mid ’90s to 2000. The last decade hasn’t produced a High Fidelity, but it had some solid gigs. He keeps working and even taking unexpected roles, such as playing Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven, which is in post-production now. (Strangely, he’s also got two unreleased films sitting around: Shanghai and The Factory.)

Now to follow The Raven John Cusack has got Dictablanda, which he’ll also produce. Read More »