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Stuff You Need to Know: A Film With Dylan Moran In It

  • A Film With Me In It has Dylan Moran up for an Irish Film and Television Award. Watch this trailer and you’ll see why.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    When is this coming here? I really need to see this.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio is being touted as the star of Beat the Reaper, for which the rights have been sold. Here’s the scenario from the article: “The protagonist in the novel penned by Josh Bazell is a Manhattan emergency room doctor, whose life becomes complicated when a mobster recognizes the doc from his former life as a hitman who went into the witness protection program.” Look, how am I supposed to have any sympathy for a guy dumb enough to try to hide from the mob in a busy hospital emergency room front and center? If the book is about two pages long, then I understand. But come on.
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  • The Beautiful and the Damned will star Keira Knightley as Zelda Sayre, schizophrenic wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Filming starts in March. No word on who’s playing Fitzgerald. Apparently Baz Luhrmann also has the rights to The Great Gatsby.
  • The Catch Me If You Can musical, which we had mentioned before, will indeed be hitting Broadway this summer.
  • Tuffley reminds me that Ghostbusters hits Blu-Ray on June 19th, along with the game. The Blu-Ray isn’t available for pre-order yet, but you can grab the game by clicking the platform you want: Nintendo DS; PS2; PS3; Wii; Windows; Xbox 360.

    While we’re on the subject of stuff coming up, second season of The Riches is available for pre-order for $21.99.

  • Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell to come on board Iron Man 2? Well, they’re in talks. Rourke as Whiplash and Rockwell as Justin Hammer. Um, what happened to the Mandarin? Stark apparently has an assistant named Natasha as well. Production should start this spring.
  • Mad Men will be back for a third season this summer, according to Charlie Collier, AMC head burrito. Source: Variety.
  • Whew. Taylor Lautner is still going to be Jacob Black in New Moon despite rumors to the contrary. I was worried for a minute there.
  • The previously mentioned Nowhere Boy, the early days of John Lennon, will have Anne-Marie Duff as Lennon’s mom and Kristin Scott Thomas as his aunt. Aaron Johnson (Kick Ass) is playing John. Filming starts in March. Source: Variety.
  • Ponyo

  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, the latest from Miyazaki, is coming this summer. The English voice cast has Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin and Cloris Leachman. Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and John Lasseter are trying to figure out how to make a bigger dent in the U.S. market with this film. Seriously, you want to know how to do this? Hit your Top 20 Markets with a traveling Miyazaki festival that lets them see his classics on the big screen. Honestly, how somebody can watch Mononoke and Totoro and not want to see everything the man does after that, I have no clue. Americans have to learn that cartoons can be for adults. It’s happening but way too slowly.
  • Nice. The Prisoner, the original series, can now be found on the AMC website where you can watch the whole damn thing for free. This to promote the upcoming remake miniseries. See Doc’s review of the DVD boxed set here. Found via TV Squad.
  • Looks like Pushing Daisies will finish its second season on DVD. It also looks like the people are ABC are morons.
  • Andrew Sachs, who was the “victim” of a joke run out of control–and wound up spawning the Americans for Ross and Brand organization–is apparently so offended and saddened by what happened that he’s been using it to help his career. He’s going to appear on Coronation Street, it sounds like he’s going to be a regular. “The veteran actor added he had been ‘absurdly busy’ and inundated with work ‘since this whole Ross business.'” Never before has a man been so happy to get a job because somebody fucked his granddaughter and chose to tell him about it. Something’s absurd in this all right.
  • Jack Torrance‘s lost novel has finally seen publication. Source: Guardian.