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.
Joel Schumacher, that challenger of quality and sometime above-competent director, has lined up his next project following from thriller Creek. The latter has been all over the release schedules and still doesn’t have a date of release, probably meaning it will end up going straight-to-DVD, especially given the lack of currency Schumacher has following the terrible Number 23.
The cast racked up thus far is quite interesting, taking in Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, 50 Cent, Ellen Barkin and Kiefer Sutherland, the latter linking with Schumacher for the first time since cult teen vampire flick The Lost Boys in 1987.
Schumacher has had some grand and specutacular failures in the past and his clout is low, but I would at least like to see him take on a project which, to be honest, sounds very much akin to a 1980s-set Brett Easton Ellis novel, possibly transporting Schumacher back into the decade when he had some relative creative success.