Mid-Week Movie News Wrap Up - August 5,

This week:

Maggie Grace takes part in The Experiment with Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker; get ready to Stare At Goats and George Clooney in November; Leonardo DiCaprio goes down to the woods with Little Red Riding Hood; Liam Neeson is an Unknown White Male, Josh Duhamel ruins Life As We Know it alongside Katherine Heigl; Sony Pictures Classics buy Blood Simple and find out which Silent Hill star has joined Twilight.


1. Lost star Maggie Grace will join Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker in The Experiment. The plot (according to IMDB) is as follows:

"26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control."

The Experiment is a remake of Das Experiment directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Invasion).

Source: Bloody Disgusting


2. George Clooney's forthcoming The Men Who Stare At Goats will premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

The film follows Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) as he investigates an odd experimental military unit lead by Lyn Cassady (Clooney).

The Grant Heslov directed film also stars Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

The Men Who Stare At Goats opens on November 6, 2009.

Source: The Play List


3. Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Production Company is developing a new Gothic take on Little Red Riding Hood.

David Leslie Johnson, the screenwriter of Orphan will pen this new interpretation of the infamous Brothers Grimm tale.

DiCaprio is not expected to star. Apparently he doesn't look good in a red hood - but you never know, they might just need a woodcutter.

Somebody needs to point out to these people that Neil Jordan already did a gothic take on Little Red Riding Hood with A Company of Wolves.

Source: Variety


4. Liam Neeson will star in Unkown White Male for Joel Silver's Dark Castle production company.

According to Variety:

"Neeson will play a doctor who goes to Berlin for a medical conference and gets into a car accident. When he awakens from a coma, he discovers that his wife doesn't recognize him -- and she's living with another man who has assumed his identity."

Director Jaume Collet-Serra will start shooting the film in January once Neeson completes work on The A-Team.

Source: Variety


5. Transformers star Josh Duhamel will join current rom-com queen Katherine Heigl in Life As We Know it.

"(The Greg Berlanti film) follows two unattached adults whose worlds are turned upside down when their mutual best friends die in an accident and name them as care-givers of their orphaned daughter."

Heigel will produce the film alongside her mother Nancy.

I think that this just went into my must-see list for next year (sarcasm!)

Source: Variety


6. Sony Pictures Classics has signed-on to fund (and distribute) Director Zhang Yimou’s remake of the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple.

"The film is set in a Chinese noodle shop in a sand dune-specked desert, rather than a bar in an unnamed Texas town."

The untitled remake is billed as a "comedy thriller." Just the like the original.

Source: Indie Wire


7. Silent Hill's Jodelle Ferland has joined the cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

The young actress will join Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as "a vampire who has just been turned."

Ferland has also starred in Terry Gilliam's Tideland and the forthcoming The Cabin In The Woods.

It doesn't sound like a big role, but what do I know about Twilight?

Source: Variety

That's if for now. See you at the movies.

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