Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Film News: Green Hornet casting news, Harry Potter sets Imax record

- Nicolas Cage is participating in early talks with Columbia Pictures — Cage could be playing the villain in the upcoming The Green Hornet. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz is in negotiations to play a reporter and love interest. The movie, which will star Seth Rogen, is supposed to come out next summer. [Variety]

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince set an international opening Imax results. An estimated $3.6 million came in from 62 theaters from Wednesday through Sunday. The film opened in three US locations (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) where it made $429,000 in gross box office. The film will open in 161 additional domestic locations on July 29. It will eventually play in 231 Imax theaters throughout the globe. [Hollywood Reporter]

- Diablo Cody's latest, the horror-comedy Jennifer's Body, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival opens Sept. 10. [Movieline]

- Russell Crowe could reprise the role of Jack Aubrey in another Master & Commander flick. The actor confirmed that a script has been written, but talks are at a very early stage. [Journal Gazette]

- Could David Tennant, aka the 10th Doctor from the UK's Doctor Who, be playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit? That's the rumor for now. We'll probably get our answer once Comic-Con is under way — Tennant will be attending, and it's also expected that producer Peter Jackson will announce his choice for the role when he attends as well. [Telegraph]

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