News Hound | 21 October 2009

Movie Talk sniffs around the back alleys of the internet to bring you the latest showbiz news – because we love to play fetch…

paw-print.jpgRidley Scott is in talks with Angelina Jolie for the femme fatale role in his next movie, Gucci, about the famous fashion dynasty.

Angelina Joliepaw-print.jpgParamount wants to make a feature length movie based on Baywatch, but Pamela Anderson has already said she’s not the least bit interested in the project, which will allegedly borrow comedic elements from Police Academy, with the addition of swimwear… Lord help us.

paw-print.jpgBrit actor Michael Sheen has said he would love to play John Lennon in a movie about The Beatles but might end up doing a Paul McCartney instead.

paw-print.jpgMichelle Yeoh is to star in Jianyu Jianghu, a romantic kung fu movie described as ‘Face/Off meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith set in the Ming Dynasty’. John Woo is producing and shooting starts at the end of this month under the watchful eye of Silk director Su Chao-pin.

paw-print.jpgKylie Minogue’s single Chiggy Wiggy from AR Rahman’s Bollywood flick Blue is already a mega hit in India. The obvious question: Is chiggy wiggy the zigazig-ah of the noughties?

paw-print.jpgThis Friday, HMV Wimbledon is opening the chain’s first boutique cinema, HMVCurzon, to try to make up for their dwindling CD and DVD sales.

paw-print.jpgMatt Damon is itching to get into the director’s chair, but admits he still has a lot left to learn from the directors that he works with before he takes on a project of his own.

Matt Damonpaw-print.jpgUniversal’s Cate Blanchett romantic drama, Indian Summer, has been shelved (probably until February next year). The plot revolves around Edwina Mountbatten’s alleged affair with independent India’s first leader Jawaharlal Nehru, and has received criticism from the Indian government for being too, well, romantic.

Cate Blanchett in The Aviatorpaw-print.jpgNews Hound has got hold of fresh stills from horror thriller The Box, starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden.

And here’s the trailer: