Sony’s Columbia Pictures just concluded the negotiations with Cameron Diaz today for the updated moppet movie musical starting production in the fall for a Christmas 2014 release. Sandra Bullock had been in talks for the role in Annie but pulled out recently.
I have posted here about Sandy being in talks to be Eastwook’s daughter on his next movie “Trouble with the Curve”, but it seems Sandy and Warner Bros. have been unable to come to terms.
Information comes from The Film Stage
The days of Clint Eastwood acting in films he didn’t also direct were supposed to be over. Heck, the days where Eastwood acted in films he did direct were supposed to be winding down, too. But with his planned Beyonce-starring A Star Is Born delayed by Beyonce’s pregnancy word broke last week that Eastwood was looking seriously at starring in his business partner and frequent AD Robert Lorenz’s directing debut Trouble With The Curve.
Eastwood would play an aging baseball scout with failing eyesight who travels to Atlanta with his daughter to scout a young prospect. The big question when that news broke was who would play Eastwood’s daughter.
Well, Twitch has learned that producers – which, in this case means Eastwood and Lorenz as their company Malpaso has the lead on the film – are now in talks with Sandra Bullock to fill that part. This would represent another major step in Bullock’s evolution as she continues to look for more serious parts to work in amidst the comedy parts that have made her a star.
There is no proposed start date yet but given Eastwood and Lorenz’s historical working methods expect this to go fast once all the deals are in place.
Pals Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds can be reunited again.
Sandy deal isn’t closed yet, but both are in talks to lead the voice cast of And Then There Was Gordon, from Reynolds and Allan Loeb’s production shingle, Dark Fire, and 20th Century Fox TV.
The animated comedy project is about an ordinary child surrounded by brainiac siblings. It received a presentation order from Fox, home to Sunday evening’s animation domination block of such shows as The Simpsons and Family Guy. Reynolds and Loeb would co-write the script as well as executive produce. Joining the pair as EPs are Bullock, Steven Pearl and Jonathon Komack Martin.
Informed by The Hollywood Reporter
Sandra Bullock is set to star in a new comedy series with Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis and Barry from EastEnders.
According to Mirror, Sandra jets in to the UK this month to film top secret scenes for Ricky Gervais’s Life’s Too Short. The “mockumentary” follows dwarf actor Warwick Davis, 41, who starred in fantasy film Willow, running a talent agency for short people.
Elmore Leonard has revealed that Morgan Freeman is interested in starring in a movie adaptation of his recent novel Djibouti. Speaking at a Q&A for his TV series Justified, Leonard said that Freeman and Sandra Bullock are being sought for roles in the adaptation, which will be written by Graham Yost.
“We’re trying to get my new book Djibouti [made as a film]. Morgan Freeman likes it a lot. In fact, I even thought of him while I was writing it,” Leonard said.
The 85-year-old author noted that Samuel L. Jackson, whose film Jackie Brown is based on his novel Rum Punch, has already turned down a part in the film: “I sent it to him, and he called me up and said, ‘I’m not the star of this’. I said, ‘Yes, you are. You don’t look like you’re the star, but you’ve got all the [good] lines, so you’ll be the star’.”
Leonard continued: “For the girl, [Morgan] wants Sandra Bullock. And Graham Yost, who’s the head writer on Justified, did a Sandra Bullock movie, Speed. He doesn’t think that will help him any! But we want him [and] he’ll be the screenwriter.”
Djibouti, published in 2010, centres on documentary filmmaker Dara Barr as she teams up with a 72-year-old African American seafarer, Xavuer LeBo, to shoot footage of pirates hijacking merchant ships. [DigitalSpy]