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Film News 16/03/2012

A Star Is (Re)Born Clint Eastwood is in talks with Tom Cruise to play the lead in his upcoming A Star Is Born

A Star Is (Re)Born
Clint Eastwood is in talks with Tom Cruise to play the lead in his upcoming A Star Is Born. The remake of the classic will be the fourth version of the film since the 1937 original. Should Cruise land the role he will star opposite Beyoncé, playing a fading star who falls for a young musician on the rise in the industry. It is still early days, and babies and busy schedules have slowed the project's progress, however, Cruise would apparently relish the opportunity to work with Eastwood on the film.<--FILMBREAK-->The Lone Ranger
The first photos have emerged from the set of The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Johnny Depp, with the traditional cowboy attire of a dead bird on his head. Evidently Depp is looking to bring his own style to the role of Tonto, but we'll have to wait until 2013 to see if he has struck the same gold he found with Captain Jack. Unsurprisingly, given Depp's involvement and the Tim Burton-esque look, Helena Bonham Carter is also involved.<--FILMBREAK-->Lorax vs. Carter
John Carter may be able to jump really high, but the film couldn't jump to the top of the box office. For the second week in a row, The Lorax has claimed the top spot, grossing just under $40 million to keep its status as the biggest box office film of 2012. The star-studded sci-fi epic was forced to settle for second place, grossing $30.6 million, although the jury is still out as to whether it will be able to make back its $250 million budget. Could Edgar Rice Burroughs ever have suspected that his hunky hero could be taken down by a fluffy orange cartoon character with a haystack for a moustache?


17th March 2012 at 9:00 am