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Director David Gordon Green began his career by making a string of dramatic and critically acclaimed films including George Washington, All The Real Girls, Undertow, and Snow Angels. But Green has quickly transcended into one of the top comedic directors in Hollywood thanks to his work on such films as Pineapple Express, and Your Highness, which opens in theaters everywhere on April 8th. Green is currently in the process of editing his next film entitled The Sitter, which stars Jonah Hill and is scheduled for release on December 9th. 

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 12:58

James Franco calls Twitter "Dangerous"

After only a month and a half on Twitter, Oscar nominated actor James Franco is already calling it quits. According to Politico, the 127 Hours star recently stated that he believes that social media is dead. "Social media is over," he told Politico. "Still up there. Going down. You heard it here first," claimed Franco. "My thought was ... this is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want," he explained. "But certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying,"

Actor turned writer Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder) was the screenwriter responsible for last summer's hugely successful Iron Man 2, which went on to gross over $600 million worldwide. Yet despite the film's financial success he will not be penning the upcoming Iron Man 3. Director Jon Favreau, who helmed both Iron Man and Iron Man 2, announced in December that he would not be returning to direct the third chapter of the series but would continue to executive produce The Avengers. Recently it was revealed that Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black would be taking over directing duties on the upcoming film and Drew Pearce, who also penned the proposed Marvel Studio's film Runaways, would be writing the script. So now that Theroux is no longer working with Marvel, what exactly is his relationship like with the comic book based movie studio?

Without a doubt one of the most original and popular characters to grace the TV screen in recent years has got to be Eastbound & Down's Kenny Powers. The former major league baseball pitcher and protagonist of HBO's hit series is played with brash style and over-the-top humor by comedian/actor Danny McBride (Pineapple Express). The show just finished airing it's second season in November and was created by McBride, and his The Foot First Way director Jody Hill. The second season ended with Kenny heading to Myrtle Beach for another chance to play minor league baseball and an attempt at getting back into the major leagues. Fans of the series were delighted when it was recently announced that the show would return for a third and final season on HBO. 

Are you ready to go back to Oz? James Franco and Sam Raimi certainly are. The acclaimed actor and fan-favorite director are set to reunite for the first time since '2007s Spider-Man 3 for the upcoming film Oz, The Great and Powerful, a prequel to the beloved novel by L. Frank Baum that inspired the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland. The project has been in development for some time and the plot revolves around the wizard's first arrival in Oz.

News came late this evening that Relativity Media had inked a deal with actress Lily Collins (The Blind Side) to play the title character in their upcoming, yet untitled, Snow White feature film. The movie will be based on the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and helmed by visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell). Collins joins an already stellar cast that includes actor Armie Hammer (The Social Network), who was announced earlier this week and will play the role of Prince Andrew Alcott, and Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) who is set to play the Queen. Pre-production is already in progress and the movie will begin shooting sometime in May. 

Opening in theaters on April 1st is the new film from Moon director Duncan Jones called Source Code. The film stars an excellent cast that includes  Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III), Vera Farmiga (The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale). We recently had a chance to speak with several members of the cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, and Vera Farmiga, as well as director Duncan Jones about their new film, its intriguing story and spectacular visual effects. Please watch our exclusive interview to learn more about Source Code, which opens in theaters everywhere on Friday!

The monsters are making a comeback! Disney announced at CinemaCon today that the official title to Pixar's Monsters, Inc. sequel will be called Monsters University. While Pixar is keeping tight-lipped regarding details about the project, they did say that the movie is intended to be a prequel to the original 2001 film. 

It's official, director Zack Snyder has tapped three-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams to play Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane in his upcoming reboot of Superman. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Snyder called Adams yesterday from Paris, where he is promoting his latest film Sucker Punch, to give her the good news. "There was a big, giant search for Lois." Snyder said. "For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it."

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