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- Jennifer Aniston does her best Barbara Streisand for Harper's Bazaar. I love this type of magazine photo shoot in which a modern actor or actress channels an elder in recreations of classic roles. Here we have an updated version of Funny Girl.
- Guy Pearce, who can be seen in the phenomenal Animal Kingdom beginning next weekend, and Maggie Grace will star in Luc Besson's Lockout, about a wrongfully accused convict in a SPACE PRISON who has to save the President's daughter during a SPACE RIOT. I capitalize because it's just so silly. Basically it's like Escape From New York meets Taken (with Grace in the same role!) meets Alien³ (minus the aliens). Still, anyone who doesn't like the sound of that just doesn't love movies.
- You also hate movies if you're not interested in seeing Viggo Mortensen play William S. Burroughs, or at least his surrogate character (Old Bull Lee) in Walter Salles' adaptation of Kerouac's On the Road. He has joined the cast along with Amy Adams, who will play his junkie wife, Jane (aka Joan Vollmer). Interestingly enough, Adams will follow working with Brazil-born Salles by playing Janis Joplin in a film by Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles. I'd love to see her make a trilogy out of it and do an '80s-set movie with Jose Padilha.
- I have a feeling Betty White will be discussed for the role of a 75-year-old woman who reverse-Big wishes to be and becomes 29 again in a Fox-produced adaptation of Adena Halpern's 29: A Novel. Of course, White would likely still play the character at 29, too, maybe not even with young-ifying makeup.
- Ryan Reynolds will narrate the documentary The Whale, about a killer whale who "endears himself to humans with his determination to make friends, which leads to laughter, conflict and unexpected consequences." Reynolds and wife Scarlett Johansson are executive producers on the film, which is directed by Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit. Here's a trailer.
- It's taken long enough, but Movieline has finally started to open its vault filled with archived articles from when it was a magazine. If you want to relive cinema from '89-'90 (Wild at Heart, Heathers-era Winona Ryder, Sean Young on a magazine cover!...), you'll be in heaven. I am.
- Will Ferrell pretty much recycles the teleprompter gag from Anchorman in this viral video for The Other Guys, but it's still worth a view. I wonder if the NYPD will get any new recruits thanks to this bit: