CATEGORIES Movie News
Sylvester Stallone is raiding your VHS collection to cast action stars in 'The Expendables 2': the actor -- who is also directing the red-meat sequel... in Bulgaria -- confirmed to EW that Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme will have roles in the film, with potential spots for Nicolas Cage and John Travolta lined up as well. "It's possible," Stallone said of appearances by Cage and Travolta. "The one thing I've learned is what is a fact on Monday is a complete fallacy on Tuesday. A lot of it is scheduling. It's not financial. It's just that Bulgaria is definitely a jaunt. It's a commitment, you know what I mean? Especially in the dead of winter." [EW]

This is real: 'Twilight' star Ashley Greene is set to star in 'Olivia Twisted,' an "ultra postmodern take" on the Charles Dickens novel 'Oliver Twist.' The film follows a 19-year-old girl (Greene) who becomes embroiled in a kidnapping plot with her gang of street urchins. [Variety]

The Chris Tucker Comeback Tour hit a slight bump in the road. Variety reports that cult UK comic Richard Ayoade (the director of this summer's charming indie 'Submarine') has grabbed the role Tucker was considering in 'Neighborhood Watch.' Ayoade joins Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill in the high-concept comedy blockbuster about a group of neighbors who uncover a plot to destroy the world. [Variety]

The cast of the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer co-directed epic 'Cloud Atlas' just got a little bigger. Screen Daily reports that Hugh Grant has taken a role in the film opposite Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon. Perhaps roles would be a better description; many of the actors in the generations-spanning adaptation of David Mitchell's novel are playing multiple roles. [Screen Daily]

Before he starts singing in 'Les Miserables,' Hugh Jackman will hit Broadway once again. The showman has lined up 'Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway' for a fall run at the Broadhurst Theater starting on Oct. 25. The show previously had successful stops in San Francisco and Toronto. [NYT/ArtsBeat]

Johnny Depp was spotted on the set of Tim Burton's upcoming adaptation of 'Dark Shadows' looking like an amalgam of Edward Scissorhands, the Joker, Rorschach and Michael Jackson. Click through for a look. [Huffington Post]

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic