Coming Soon has the news that the two musicians/actors are set to star in the upcoming Universal adaptation of Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax." Efron will play the film's lead, a boy named Ted who is searching for the one thing that will allow him to win the girl of his dreams. Swift will play the girl, named Audrey. In addition to the two of them, Danny Devito will voice the titular Lorax, Ed Helms is the the Once-let, Rob Riggle is financial king O'Hare, and Betty White is Ted's Grammy Norma. The flick is set for release on March 2, 2012.
Jude Law And Aaron Johnson To Join "Anna Karenina"
Keira Knightly is returning to work with director Joe Wright for a third time, and this time she's bringing in some new meat. According to Variety, Jude Law and Aaron Johnson are nearing completion on their negotiations for major roles in the film, which should begin production in the fall.
Kevin Costner Joins "Man Of Steel"
Teaming up with the previously announced Momma Kent, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner has agreed to come on board as Superman's adoptive father Jonathan Kent in Zack Snyder's adaptation of "Superman." Costner joins Lane and Henry Cavill, who will be playing the titular man of steel.
Tripp Vinson Defends "Red Dawn"
In response to the recent news about "Red Dawn's" Chinese baddies being nixed for North Koreans, the film's producer phoned up Ain't It Cool News to explain their decision-making. "'Red Dawn' isn’t for everyone. So, if you are interested in seeing a movie filled with preachy political discussions - 'Red Dawn' ain’t for you. If you love movies in which Americans are the bad guys - 'Red Dawn' ain’t for you. If you get emotional watching daytime television - 'Red Dawn' ain’t for you. If you’re a vegetarian - 'Red Dawn' probably ain’t for you. But! If you like meat with your potatoes, muscle cars that roar, tanks, guns and things blowing the [f---] up by American’s kicking some Commie ass – then we have something special coming your way," Vinson said.
Kevin Smith Shares How To "Hit Somebody"
Kevin Smith took a break from his tour of the country promoting "Red State" to post a scene from his next (and allegedly last) film, "Hit Somebody." Posting it on his blog, the scene follows 11-year-old main character Buddy McCracken and his hockey coach Blue Jay Jennings, a role that was written for John Goodman.
Santa's Back And He's Badder Than Ever
There's plenty of time before the holidays, but Christmas has come early for "Bad Santa" fans. The Wrap reports that Billy Bob Thornton is officially coming back for a sequel to the R-rated holiday comedy, and representatives from The Weinstein Company confirm the news: "Everyone loves the character and Billy Bob’s excited to be in talks with us."
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