Movie File: P. Diddy, ‘The Fockers,’ Ashton Kutcher, Motley Crue & More

Diddy has supporting part in 'Carlito's Way: The Beginning' but wants to be star one day.

Of all the movie offers that have come across his desk recently, P. Diddy chose “Carlito’s Way: The Beginning” because he was attracted to the character of Carlito Brigante. “He was a legendary gangster,” Diddy said. “But he wasn’t just a guy killing people. There’s a lot of comedic flavor to [his story], he has a lot of peaks and valleys. He’s a roller coaster ride.” Diddy, however, is not playing Carlito (that would be Jay Hernandez of “Friday Night Lights”). “I’m just a supporting role. I’m not big enough for a starring role yet,” Diddy said with a trace of bitterness. “I’ll get there one day.” … Perhaps David Banner will have better luck getting leads. Although he’s been offered several movie roles, the Mississippi rapper told the Associated Press he’s passed on them in order to spend more time learning the craft. He’s currently living in Los Angeles, taking acting classes. …

In certainly one of the most creative marketing moves of 2004, Universal is hosting a Focker family reunion at Universal Studios in Orlando for families whose real last name is Focker. In doing research for “Meet the Fockers,” starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, the studio discovered there are several Fockers throughout the country. The reunion of 25 families selected by the studio will be held December 17 to 19, while the movie opens December 22. … “Flight of the Phoenix” is now opening December 17, five days earlier than originally slated. The Dennis Quaid action movie will fill the hole left by “The Aviator,” which has moved to Christmas weekend. …

Ashton Kutcher is eyeing the starring role in “Random Acts of Kindness,” a drama about a suicidal man rescued by a reclusive novelist who inspires him to turn his life around. Jason Goldberg, Kutcher’s partner at Katalyst Films, has signed on to produce. … David Arquette and Kristin Davis will play the parents of an outcast boy with a wild imagination in the upcoming “The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D.” Robert Rodriguez (“Spy Kids”) is directing the movie, which will also feature George Lopez. …

Production on a movie based on the Mötley Crüe biography “The Dirt” is expected to begin in the spring. “The script is basically done,” said Nikki Sixx, the band’s bassist. “As executive producers, we need to weed out any of the weak sh–. We like to do things we’ve never done before, so we’re excited about it.” … A remake of “The Tingler,” a 1959 film about a scientist who discovers an organism that grows along a person’s spine when that person enters a state of fear, is in the works. Horror master William Castle, known for his gimmicks, directed and produced the original and wired theater seats so that when a scream occurred during the movie, audiences felt a jolt. …

Chris Columbus, best known for directing the first two “Harry Potter” movies (not sailing the ocean blue), has signed on to direct a movie based on one of Marvel Comics’ oldest superheroes, the Sub-Mariner. David Self (“Road to Perdition”) wrote the script, which will tell the story of the Sub-Mariner/Prince Namor, a rebellious half-man/half-amphibian creature from the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. … Jerry Bruckheimer, the über-producer behind current box-office hit “National Treasure,” is putting together a live-action/computer-animated family movie called “G-Force.” Hoyt Yeatman, the visual-effects supervisor for Bruckheimer movies “Armageddon,” “Con Air” and “The Rock,” will make his directorial debut with the movie, which follows a group of intelligent animal commandos working for a government agency trying to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world. …

With 16 nominations, “The Incredibles” topped the list of nominees for the 32nd annual Annie Awards announced Monday. “Shrek 2″ and “Shark Tale” had seven each, according to the International Animated Film Society, which will present the awards January 30 in Glendale, California. …

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