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Was all that recent noise about Emma Watson just empty bluster? Word around town says that Mila Kunis has first dibs on the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The news story cites her “girl next door” appeal, which is sort of apt, although I figure she already sort of sacrificed that persona on the altar of “Black Swan” — which was itself a pretty good warm-up for the sort of sexual content she’ll be expected to go along with, if cast.
The Wes Anderson music video tribute below is so… Wes Anderson that you can’t quite believe that the director didn’t make it himself. The band, I Cani, deploys lookalikes from each of his films from “Rushmore” to “Moonrise Kingdom.” (Yes, there is even a fox puppet thrown in for good measure.)
Gina Gershon is known for bringing superstar heat to mostly interstitial roles, and will remain immortal in celluloid history thanks to her campy turn as a feral dance-goddess in “Showgirls.” Now she’s got a new credit to her name: author. That’s right, Gershon has announced herself to the literary world with In Search of Cleo, a memoir of finding herself while searching for her lost cat. This interview with USA Today offers the barest of hints about the book’s contents, but since the interviewer observes, “You come across as kind of nuts,” you know it must be entertaining.
The first of the upcoming Hitchcock-ian biographical films just rolled out a promising trailer. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Scarlett Johansson, “Hitchock” seems to focus exclusively on the unique challenges the director faced when filming his mid-career game-changer, “Psycho.” Hopkins is acting his buns off, but it looks like Mirren might steal this movie out from under him (couldn’t hurt that she’s not laboring under twenty pounds of prosthetic makeup).