The Alamo: Our friends over at Film Force have clued us in to an exclusive piece they are currently running. It seems that Film Force has an inside source that has tipped them off to a meeting between Ron Howard, who has been on-again-off-again with this project for the last few weeks, and Viggo Mortensen. Mortensen is probably best known to viewers as Aragon in last years Lord of the Rings. Apparently Mortensen would play the role of Jim Bowie in the Alamo epic. When Film Force tried to confirm the rumor Mortensen's representative declined to comment. We have our spies working overtime to dig up more!
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J. Edgar Hoover: According to a story in Variety yesterday Tony and Ridley Scott have agreed to team up with CBS to create a three hour mini-series for the network. The series would deal with the life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover as he was depicted in Curt Gentry's book J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and The Secrets. According to the book Hoover was not only the top law enforcement official in the country, but also was a closet cross dresser. Thanks to Moviepoopshoot for the heads up.
Kill Bill: I may be in the minority but I really can't wait to see this on the big screen. The site Monkey Peaches has posted a fairly in-depth and quite interesting interview with Quentin Taritino. In the interview he goes into lots of Kill Bill stuff as well as covering many of his other films and influences. Definitely worth the read.
Dreamcatcher: A good trailer can make or break the film going public's anticipation of a film. The new trailer for Stephen King's Dreamcatcher is the kind of trailer that gives you chills and makes the wait that much harder. Written by William Goldman (Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid) and directed by Lawrence Kasdan (Return of The Jedi, Mumford) the film is set to open February 9, 2003.
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Speakeasy: Yesterday Matt Damon and Ben Affleck production company Liveplanet completed filming on it's latest project, Speakeasy. Fans of last years Project Greenlight will remember that Speakeasy was one of the three finalists. Though it did not win the contest was apparently so well liked that Liveplanet decided to produce it anyway.
More news when I get it...~Bobby