* Wallace And Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
has been nominated for three British Animation Awards. The smash hit movie, which is also up for an Academy Award, leads nominations ahead of the ceremony in London next month. Other films represented at the event are Oscar rivals Corpse Bride
, "Creature Comforts" and "Angry Kid" - the latter are both created by Aardman Animations, the home of Wallace And Gromit. But the 'claymation' duo will be hot favorites after scooping nine prizes at the Annies recently.
* Heath Ledger
is reportedly in negotiations to go gay again in a new movie about screen icon Rock Hudson
. AintItCoolNews claims the Australian actor is the frontrunner to land the role of the closeted actor, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1985. A movie insider tells the site, "After playing a straight man who has a gay relationship, Heath Ledger will do a 180 and play a gay man who has a straight relationship."
producer Bernd Eichinger is to turn his attention from Adolf Hitler’s life to another shameful part of German history - terror group the Red Army Faction. The movie maker is working with journalist Stefan Aust on the script for a film version of the latter's best-selling book “The Baader-Meinhoff Group: The Inside Story of a Phenomenon,” which explores postwar Western Germany's most active left-wing terrorism organization. He says, "It's a very exciting project and it's going to be a film of the same scale as (Hitler biopic) Downfall. In fact, the subject matter is likely to ruffle even more feathers than Downfall. This is a chapter in German history that's not really been dealt with and a lot of historical facts are only being discovered or disclosed now."
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