* Sarah Jessica Parker
has replaced Rachel Weisz
in new comedy Smart People
. Parker star will team up with Dennis Quaid
and Thomas Haden Church
in the film, about a doctor who falls for a bitter widower.
* Andy Serkis
and Helen Mirren
have been added to the star-studded adaptation of Cornelia Funke's children's fantasy tale “Inkheart.” Mirren will play a book collector, while Serkis will take on the role of villainous Capricorn. Brendan Fraser
, Paul Bettany
and Jim Broadbent
have already signed on to star in the film, about a magical father who brings the animated characters in his children's books to life.
* Anthony Mackie
is in training to play US athlete Jesse Owens
in a new biopic. The star will start shooting the project next summer. African-American Owens shot to global fame when he stunned Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party leaders by claiming four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
* Movie executives at Lionsgate studios are looking to break the mold with the trailer for horror sequel Hostel Part II
- the teaser will be entirely in German.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)