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Round Up: Details on The Details

Diane Kruger

James McAvoy, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Friel and Laura Linney have all signed on to join The Details, the new film from Mean Creek helmer Jacob Estes.

Kiefer Sutherland has got himself in more trouble with the law again and, after surrendering to police, has now been charged with assault.

Marisa Tomei and Liv Tyler have signed on for 10A/10B, a remake of Korean psychological thriller 301/302.

Inglourious Basterds has been trolling out a host of character posters in the past week.

Marc Forster’s next film will be a tech thriller called Disconnect, not an adaptation of the Max Brooks book World War Z.

Brett Ratner is no longer directing the remake of Conan.

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Wanted Poster Banned

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The Advertising Standards Authority has banned the TV ad for the DVD release of Wanted, the James McAvoy-Angelina Jolie comic book movie, over accusations that it glorifies violence. The ASA said the advert gave the impression that ‘using guns was sexy and glamorous’.

The question is, why ban the trailer for the DVD? The movie has already been out at cinemas, why not try and ban the trailers? I don’t enormously disagree with their statements, especially having seen the movie which does indeed glorify its violence and sexual content in an entirely ludicrous way, but that just makes it a bad film, not a dangerous one. It brings up debates once more over the influence movies can have over impressionable minds. The only impressions I can see lasting from Wanted is one of lust for Angelina Jolie and annoyance that you paid money for the DVD.