Well Slap Me Silly & Call Me Susan If This Wall Of Film & TV Updates Won’t Blow Your Mind!

  • Paul Giamatti, Sally Hawkins & Paul Rudd are signed on for LUCKY DOG. (If there’s a dog in it, I hope he/she is lucky cause most dogs in most movies get killed or die or get maimed or get left in the care of Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and eventually suicide… Then there’s Marmaduke….)
  • Lea Michele looks to join McG’s SPRING AWAKENING (McG doing a McBroadway McMusical On Film)
  • Henry Cavill is favourite to take the lead in Edward Zwick’s new film THE GREAT WALL (My guess – The building of The Great Wall of China as told by Americans! Even though it was made before America existed!Or it could be a bout a giant killer shark that terrorises an island community but I think thats been done)
  • Morgan Freeman has signed on with Tom Cruise in OBLIVION (cue; VOICEOVER!)
  • Hayley Joel Osment has joined the cast of I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN (Hayley hit puberty and now has facial hair!! Mind you he is like 27 now yeah?)
  • Chris O’Dowd & Aiden Gillen are signed up for CAVALRY with Brendan Gleeson. From the team that brought you THE GUARD. (When English, Scots, Welsh or Irishmen swear I’m fookin’ there ya weee cooont)
  • Oscar Isaac, Stark Sands, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman are all in the Coen’s new film INSIDE LLEWYN LEWIS (Is Coen is Good)
  • Patton Oswalt joins Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller and Shirley Maclaine in the Ben Stiller directed remake of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (Ben Stiller casts himself in the lead, let’s retitle this THE SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION OF BEN STILLER)
  • Steven Knight has been flagged to write an update of REBECCA for DreamWorks and Working Title Films.
  • Emma Roberts, John Cusack and Evan Peters are locked in for ADULT WORLD (.. its much better than its original title which was WET FISH SLAPPING CONTEST OH YEAH!)
  • Cold War Drama TV Series THE AMERICANS nabs Gavin O’Connor to direct the pilot
  • Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone Comedy Spec has been picked up by CBS (Go Bridesmaids Girl Go!)
  • Warner Bros is being sued over THE LAST SAMURAI by Aaron & Mathew Benay who contend their script entitled “The Last Samurai”, was plagiarised. They are suing under the breach of implied contract on the $700m grossing film. (I once tried to sue Screen Australia for SLEEPING BEAUTY, not for anything more than it being a $4m waste of Australian Tax Payers Money – i didn’t get anywhere though)
  • SPACE: 1999 is getting a reboot
  • Ellen Barkin has joined the cast of the TV show ‘THE NEW NORMAL’ from Ryan “Glee” Murphy.
  • RAY DONOVAN, the Liev Scheiber led TV Drama, has just added Jon Voight and Elliot Gould to the cast
  • THE RENOVATORS winner accused of cheating. (It’s Australian, He’s from SA = Zero care factor)
  • SUNDAY NIGHT are running a story on Molly Meldrum this week. (Sorry in advance)