Saturday, June 29, 2013

Latest Hollywood News

After receiving the news of the premature passing of James Gandolfini while I was out of the country on vacation, labeling my reaction as "stunned" would be an understatement. It was an enormously saddening event that will leave its mark on the entertainment industry. Being that he was such a remarkable, yet type-casted, actor, it's a shame that Gandolfini will solely be remembered by many for his Tony Soprano portrayal. Instead I think of his big-picture legacy and will forever appreciate the onscreen versatility that I grew to admire from him. Gandolfini was only 51 years old.

If you've seen Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-Nominated film, Django Unchained, chances are you probably really enjoyed all two hours and 45 minutes of it. If that's the case, then maybe the announcement of another Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx collaboration will perk your ears up. Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to Craig Zahler's upcoming detective novel Mean Business on North Ganson Street and it's been reported that Leo and Foxx are attached to the project. Although details concerning the upcoming project are extremely scarce, there's plenty of reason to get excited over these two Hollywood stars teaming up once again.

And what type of news update would it be without another breaking story from Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated sci-fi film Interstellar? While Casey Affleck's older brother, Ben, has been the big-shot around the industry since his Best Picture win for Argo back in March, the younger sibling has announced his upcoming involvement in Nolan's presumably ambitious scientific mind-bender. Interstellar reportedly centers on a space expedition team who enter a wormhole and experience alternate dimensions and time travel. It sounds just crazy enough for Nolan to pull it off.

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