Our friends at Hollywood Crush report that Saoirse Ronan, who took on the title role in this year’s awesome action flick “Hanna,” is set to star in “The Host,” based on a novel from “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan would play Melanie Ryder, one of the last survivors of the invading Souls, an alien species that can possess human bodies. Melanie comes under the possession of Wanderer, but the strong-willed teenager refuses to surrender her consciousness and the two form a bond in the process.
There’s plenty more news out there today beyond Ronan’s latest role. After the jump, we’ve got an update on “Kill Bin Laden” and a follow-up to our report on Christoph Waltz’s status in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie.
Bigelow Is Ready To “Kill Bin Laden”
We caught you up on the status of “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow’s “Kill Bin Laden” yesterday, and it turns out that the project is only strengthened by the terrorist leader’s recent demise: Variety reports that the film already focused on Navy Seal Team 6, the group that killed bin Laden, and a rewrite is underway to reflect current events.
Blowing Up “Pompeii”
Say what you will about the man, but Paul W.S. Anderson knows how to blow things up. So leave it to the “Resident Evil” director to step behind the lens for “Pompeii,” a period movie chronicling the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and subsequent destruction of the ancient Roman city. Awesome.
Bond Goes To India
Now that the new “James Bond” adventure is officially in the clear, producers are starting to look at possible shooting locations for 007’s next mission. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that “Bond 23” could very well shoot in India, sourcing the Mid-Day newspaper with a report suggesting director Sam Mendes’ recent scouting in the country. Production would reportedly take place for a month in Mumbai — during monsoon season, no less.
We told you yesterday that “Inglourious Basterds” star Christoph Waltz is not a lock for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, “Django Unchained.” Adding further fuel to that particular fire is a quote from the director himself, who told Vulture: “I didn’t say he was in it. Nobody is in it; I just wrote it Tuesday. I wrote it Tuesday. I’m not even directing it yet!” More news as it comes.
“Anarchy” On A “Ledge”
Yahoo has a new trailer for “The Ledge,” a new drama starring “Sons of Anarchy’s” Charlie Hunnam as a man threatening to throw himself off a ledge, prompting a detective (Terrence Howard) to do his best to talk him down—but it’s not a question of the potential jumper’s will to live so much as his need to keep someone else safe. Intriguing stuff, though it’s sort of weird to see Jax Teller without his signature SAMCRO cut.
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