Movie File: ‘Ocean’s Thirteen,’ Diane Kruger, Harrison Ford, ‘Halo’ The Movie

Producer of 'Eleven' and 'Twelve' says he's interested.

“Ocean’s Eleven” and “Ocean’s Twelve” producer Jerry Weintraub is interested in making a “Thirteen.” “The question is, how do you make another one that’s better than this one?” he said. “This one’s awful good. First one’s awful good. We found a way to make a better one this time, I think, so we’ll see if we have an idea, a way to do it, and we’ll do it.” …

German actress Diane Kruger, who had a breakthrough year starring in “Troy,” “Wicker Park” and “National Treasure,” is going back to her European roots for “Joyeux Noël” (“Merry Christmas” in English). “It’s a WWI piece about the truce on Christmas Eve,” she explained. “They put down their weapons, buried their dead and played [soccer] in no man’s land. It’s a really famous story.” Next, Kruger is scheduled to shoot “Copying Beethoven,” about Beethoven’s (played by Ed Harris) obsession with his assistant (Kruger) while writing his Ninth Symphony. “It’s the most incredible script, and that character will be a huge challenge,” Kruger said. …

Harrison Ford is in talks to star in Hollywood’s first feature film set during the war in Iraq. Ford would play a U.S. general in the movie, based on the upcoming book “No True Glory” about the battle for Falluja. … Microsoft is developing a script for a movie based on its “Halo” video game series, according to Variety. The company has so far turned down offers from several producers wanting to purchase the rights. …

Woody Harrelson, whose “After the Sunset” ended his five-year hiatus from starring roles, will make up for lost time with a slew of movies in 2005, including “The Big White” with Robin Williams, “A Scanner Darkly” with Keanu Reeves and “The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio” with Julianne Moore. “Having taken some time off and getting back to my roots, which is theater, I am more excited about this job than ever,” he said. “I’m glad to be back in this game.” …

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is negotiating with Geoffrey Rush to star in a third “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. “That’s if there is a third one,” Bruckheimer said. “We’re hoping to start shooting [the second and third movies] in March, but we’re waiting for a very big check from Disney.” Bruckheimer said talk of Keith Richards playing Johnny Depp‘s father is premature, although Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are all signed on to return, along with the director and writers from “Curse of the Black Pearl.” …

Luke Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Claire Danes are in negotiations, and Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton and Dermot Mulroney have signed on to star in an untitled romantic comedy previously known as “Hating Her.” Scheduled to shoot in February, the movie will center on a family that refuses to accept the girlfriend of their favorite son, played by Mulroney. … Chris Pine, who appeared in “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement,” has landed the role of a perennial loser in an untitled Lindsay Lohan comedy now in the works. In the movie, directed by Donald Petrie (“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”), Lohan’s character sees her good fortune replaced by his terrible luck. …

Sean Bean, coming off “Troy” and “National Treasure,” has three movies due in 2005, including “The Island” with Ewan McGregor and “Flightplan” with Jodie Foster. “I play the pilot and it’s based on these big massive air busses that are coming out that carry like 600 people,” Bean said of the latter. “It all takes place on the plane and it’s very gripping.” Bean also recently completed the indie film “The Dark” with Maria Bello. “It’s a very scary, very haunting piece,” he said. … Paz Vega, a Spanish actress who learned English while shooting “Spanglish” with Adam Sandler, plans to continue making English-speaking movies. “I’m reading many good scripts, so it’s gonna be difficult to decide,” she said. …

Although Billy Bob Thornton has said his director’s cut for “All the Pretty Horses” is a much better movie than what was released, he recently passed on an opportunity to put out that version on DVD. “The reason is I would want it to be exactly what we made, and what we made had Daniel Lanois‘ score in it,” Thornton said. “I called Daniel and said, ‘Look, they want to put out a director’s cut, isn’t that swell?’ And Daniel said, ‘Well, it’s not so swell because they didn’t want my music in the theaters, I don’t know that I want to give it to them for DVD because that’s my music and I could use it,’ because he retained the rights to it so he could use it for other things. I said, ‘I’m on your side, you’re my friend, I agree with you, I wouldn’t give them the music either.’ ” …

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