Wanted 2, Angelina Jolie May Defy Basic Laws of Neuroscience
· You can't blame the captains of the sinking SS Universal for wanting to develop a sequel to their terrific summer '08 blockbuster Wanted. Considering what happens to Angelina Jolie's character, however, you can blame them and director Timur Bekmambetov for wanting her to return for Wanted 2. Not that they'd care; Bekmambetov now says he's got just the trick to restore Jolie's assassin and that filming could begin as early as this winter if she says yes. Spoilers at the link, but seeing as it would be only the fifth or sixth least authentic plot detail to surface in the story, the hell with it. Green light! [MTV]
Susan Sarandon gets maternal in Wall Street 2, Soul Train steams to the big screen, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Susan Sarandon will play Shia LaBeouf's mother in Money Never Sleeps, the upcoming sequel to Wall Street. She's no ethereal angel, but she should consider keeping her trailer's blinds closed on the set just in case. [Variety]
· Have you been clamoring for a movie dramatization of Soul Train, the classic TV dance-party monolith that went off the air in 2006 after a 35-year run? Oh. Well, Warner Bros. hopes you can be swayed, commissioning a script from veteran scribe Malcolm Spellman and Train producer/host Don Cornelius. [Variety]
· Hotshot TV director Jason Winer is in talks to make his feature directing debut with Shining City, an adaptation of a comic novel about an unemployed man who inherits a dry-cleaning business only to learn it's a front for a prostitution ring. And just like that, he's a pimp, furtively delivering hookers right to your door wrapped in plastic on hangers that read "We [Heart] Your Clothes." [THR]
· Hollywood can't get a Pablo Escobar film made, so Luc Besson will attempt the next best thing: Volcano, a biopic of the cocaine baron's right-hand man Carlos Lehder, who turned the Bahamian island of Norman's Cay into a sprawling ground-zero for hedonism and drug trafficking alike. Sopranos alum Michael Caleo will write the script. [Variety]