Janet Jackson is set to star in Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married Too,' 'Bruno' cuts Michael Jackson jokes in the wake of the pop icon's death, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton team for 'Dark Shadows,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Just hours before the devastating death of Michael Jackson on Thursday, Lionsgate announced that the King of Pop's sister Janet Jackson would star in the Tyler Perry sequel 'Why Did I Get Married Too.' No word yet on whether she'll still tackle the role in the wake of her brother's passing. [Variety]
In related news, just hours before the U.S. premiere of Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno,' Universal and director Larry Charles decided to cut a scene from the film in which Baron Cohen's flamboyant alter-ego pokes fun at Michael Jackson during an interview with his sister LaToya. The clip may be added back in before the movie's release on July 10. Should the scene be cut?
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Johnny Depp has confirmed that he'll reteam with frequent collaborator Tim Burton for a big-screen adaptation of the cult 1960s show 'Dark Shadows.' Their latest film together, 'Alice in Wonderland,' is due in theaters in March 2010. [EW.com]
'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' is well on its way to one of the biggest five-day openings in box-office history. After hauling in $60.7M on Wednesday, the film scored another $28.6 mil yesterday to bring its two-day total to $89.3M. [Variety]
Emma Roberts has joined her Aunt Julia in the romantic comedy 'Valentine's Day,' marking the first time they'll star in the same film. Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Topher Grace, Hector Elizondo, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Shirley MacLaine and Ashton Kutcher round out the cast. [The Hollywood Reporter]