I Made A Mad Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup While I Demanded Siri Write Down This Film & TV Update

Can I just say, before we begin, I am super cool at making soup. Seriously, I’m probably better at it than you. It’s all in the wrist.. Anyway..

  •  Robert Pattinson has been cast in the lead of MISSION BLACK LIST about the hunt for Saddam Hussein
  • Good for him, breaking out of his teen fangst role and into something meatier. Though I still think PAM from TRUE BLOOD could do this role better justice.. #justsayin
  • Aussie Flick CRAWL is heading for Cannes and has already picked up a foreign sales agent in EPIC PICTURES! BOOM!
  • That’s 3 for 3 in Cannes now!
  • FOX has greenlit a Celebrity Dating Game Show called THE CHOICE. The show sees a bunch of celebrities set challenges to find a date in a see of hopefuls.
  • Yep that goes straight on the DO-NOT-WATCH list
  • The Dustin Hoffman directed film QUARTET, about aged Opera singers in a home, has been bought by The Weinstein Company in the U.S. Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon star.
  • That is a license to print money at the Australian Box Office if ever there was a film…
  • HOUSE TO HOUSE, a memoir on the IRAQ war, is set to become a feature film from the Oscar winning producer of UNDEFEATED Rich Middlemas.
  • Much like the Saddam film, I’m interested but contemporary war pictures never cut through to the population. ALthough THE HURT LOCKER won Best Picture it was a failure at the box office. As was RENDITION, THE GREEN ZONE etc.
  • Magnolia Pictures are releasing STEVE JOBS: THE LOST INTERVIEW into theatres in the U.S., the interview is from 1995.
  • I’m totally on the fence about this one… An outdated interview talking superceded ideas?
  • THE AVENGERS has smashed $261m internationally so far and the U.S. hasn’t even opened yet. It’ll do another $100m+ in the U.S. alone this weekend. The film is smashing it’s way to a global gross of over $900m at this rate.
  • ALL HAIL JOSS WHEDON!!
  • Paul Sorvino, Burt Reynolds, Erica Christensen and Joe Piscopo have all landed roles in HOW SWEET IT IS
  • Big Pauly from GOODFELLAS back on a film! Awesome!
  • Sharto Copley, Joseph Morgan and Thomas Kretschman are attached to OPEN GRAVE
  • Sharto landed OLD BOY bad guy a couple of days ago and now this – kids on a roll!
  • Jody Hill (Observe & Report) is writing a 1970’s set action movie for Warner Bros. Rumour has it the film could be a reboot of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD
  • Johnny Knoxville lest we forget
  • Netflix might be resurrecting the TV show JERICHO
  • That was the one with Skeet Ulrich right?
  • Julia Louis Dreyfuss & James Gandolfini have been cast in Nicole Holofcener’s (Please Give) new untitled comedy flick
  • James Gandolfini is apparently hilarious in real life – bring it on. Remember he was the only thing that made THE MEXICAN bearable
  • Jenna Lind, Gwendoline Taylor, and Anna Hutchinson have joined the cast fo STARZ SPARTACUS Season 3
  • MORE AUSSIES IN BIG SHOWS! GO JENNA GO!
  • Adrian Pazdar hooks up with Sigourney Weaver for POLITICAL ANIMALS (Well they don’t hook up, he plays her boss)
  • From HEROES to POLLIES Pazdar’s facing off with RIPLEY!