Star Wars Casting Rumors
Star Wars Episode VII is reportedly becoming the new Fifty Shades of Grey in terms of Hollywood casting rumors. According to E! News, media outlets are having a field day throwing names around about who is attached to the project even though nobody has signed on yet.
Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling are the two actors most recently rumored to be circling roles in the J.J. Abrams film with Gosling reportedly up for the role of Luke Skywalker’s son. Latino Review previously reported that Jonathan Rhys-Meyer was initially wanted for the film and that Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting with producers but ultimately passed on the opportunity.
- A rep for Gosling has released a statement to say that the rumors of his involvement are untrue.
- It is predicted that the casting announcements will be made at Disney’s D23 Expo in August.
BRANGELINA’S SON GETS ROBBED: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s 11-year-old son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, was recently with a bodyguard and some friends at a paintball park when a robber broke into the family SUV and tried to steal two iPads and a cell phone. The culprit was reportedly spotted by someone and was caught before he could escape. Management at Hollywood Sports Paintball Park supposedly felt so bad about the incident that they gave Maddox and co. a lot of free food and other stuff.
CHUCK NORRIS IS SELLING HIS ‘WALKER, TEXAS RANGER’ RANCH: Chuck Norris has placed his Texas ranch that was featured on Walker, Texas Ranger on the market for $1.2 million. The property includes a weight room, seven bathrooms, a theater and a separate building on the property that was used as a studio during production of the CBS series which ran from 1993 to 2001.
HEIDI KLUM SAYS THAT HER MOTHER IS HER PHOTOGRAPHER: Project Runway host Heidi Klum confessed to Access Hollywood that the photographer responsible for all of the sexy photos that she has been uploading to Instagram were actually taken by her mother. She explained, “You will be surprised when you hear that my mom takes most of the photos. Yeah, my mom and dad. They were on holiday. Yes, so my mom can take some good photos.” Some of Heidi’s risqué photos have included a shot of her sunburned bare butt and another of her topless in Bora Bora.
‘BREAKING BAD’ CAST ATTEND PREMIERE IN METH LAB RV: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pulled up to the premiere party for the final season of Breaking Bad on Wednesday (July 24th) in an RV with yellow smoke coming out of the vehicle’s vents. The stunt was a nod to the recreational vehicle used in the series as a portable crystal meth lab. The final episodes of the series will begin airing next month.
SANDRA BULLOCK SHOOTS DOWN SEQUEL TO ‘THE HEAT’: Despite The Heat being Sandra Bullock’s biggest box office opening ever, the actress recently shot down hopes for a sequel while chatting with Entertainment Weekly. She told the magazine, “I know they say never say never, but right now, I can’t imagine it. I don’t want to ruin what Melissa and I had. If a miracle happens where a script shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I’m not there.”
ELIJAH WOOD’S NEW FILM BANNED IN NEW ZEALAND: Elijah Wood’s latest film Maniac has been banned from theaters in New Zealand and it will not be released on DVD in the country either. The slasher movie will still screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival at the end of the month as initially planned but will not be seen beyond that. Ant Timpson, a programmer for the festival, commented on the ruling saying, “It’s saying the point of view nature of the film mixed with the psychopathic behavior of actor Elijah Wood is more than disturbing; it’s potentially dangerous in the hands of the wrong person –that is, a non-festival-goer.”
FREDDIE PRINZE JR. TO GUEST STAR ON ‘BONES’: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy boyfriend will share the screen with her real-life husband when Freddie Prinze Jr. appears as a guest star on David Boreanaz’s series Bones in its upcoming ninth season. Freddie’s character will be introduced in the September 16th season premiere and may stick around for a multi-episode arc.
‘GONE GIRL’ MOVIE LANDS ITS LEADS: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are reportedly set to star as the leads in Gone Girl — based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn. David Fincher is lined up as director with production set to begin in September.
‘TEEN WOLF’ STAR MAY BE THE NEW BATMAN: Fresh off the recent Comic-Con announcement that the next Superman film will also feature Batman, it is rumored that Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin may become the next Dark Knight. Christian Bale has previously said that he does not plan to do another film as the caped crusader beyond the Christopher Nolan trilogy.
BRUCE WILLIS GIVES BIZARRE INTERVIEW WHILE PROMOTING ‘RED 2’: Bruce Willis’ Red 2 co-star Mary-Louise Parker was caught by surprise when a joint interview they were giving to a British radio station to promote the film got a bit tense because of some bizarre comments from Willis. After being asked about their favorite shooting locations, Bruce responded, “Has any actor ever told you this…This part is not acting, what we’re doing right now. You might be, but we’re just selling the film now. Sales. The fun part was making the movie.” When the host, Jamie Edwards, tried to keep things on track by asking how the actor would sell the film, Bruce replied, “I wouldn’t. I would slash my hooves.” He added, “You have some great questions here Jamie. Great chat.”