It looks like the braintrust at Paramount has taken a page out of Harvey Weinstein's handbook. Just a day after the Weinstein Company head honcho told the Los Angeles Times that he shifted the release date of the Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf-led drama "The Wettest County" from its April release date to Labor Day weekend because, "If you go to a line at the ArcLight nobody would know who [Tom Hardy] is. [...] He's going to be a huge movie star by August," Paramount has done something similar with "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters."
To paraphrase the popular cliche: a busy Mark Wahlberg gathers no moss. In addition to leading the action-thriller "Contraband" (in theaters Friday), Wahlberg has a plethora of other features in various stages of development: a star turn in the Seth MacFarlane comedy "Ted" (out later this year), a leading role opposite Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the currently filming "Broken City," and a seat in the producer's chair of a little something called the "Entourage" movie. Put another way: reading Wahlberg's Google Calendar is probably even more complicated than the heist his character in "Contraband" tries to pull off -- and that involves counterfeit money, a crooked ship captain and one crazy Panamanian drug lord.
Hopefully the odds will be in your favor on Feb. 22. That's the date tickets for 'The Hunger Games' go on sale -- and likely sell out -- in advance of the film's debut on March 23.
It looks like the 84th annual Academy Awards just got a little more "Hunger Games." The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that Jennifer Lawrence (a.k.a. Katniss Everdeen) will read off the names of the newest Oscar nominees on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
It looks like "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" isn't dead from an awards standpoint after all. Less than a week after the film garnered a surprise nomination from the Producers Guild of America, David Fincher was singled out by the Directors Guild of America as one of the five best directors of 2011 for his work on the thriller.
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