Warner Bros. Wins Second Term as Kings of Summer
· Warner Bros. didn't need a Dark Knight to help repeat last year's summer box-office championship -- but it did need an unlikely Hangover. Along with boosts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the modest New Liners Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and The Time-Traveler's Wife, the studio should come in around $970 million domestically by Monday. Paramount trails with about $830 million, and poor Universal pulled up lame at the quarter-mile mark and will end the race in last place with barely $353 million. [THR]
Sharon Stone wins an award, a murderer wins the lottery, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· The Hamptons International Film Festival, hosted next month on Long Island, announced Sharon Stone as the recipient of this year's Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award. Indeed, that Streets of Blood turn was one in a million. Speech! Please. [THR]
· Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor and Jeffrey Tambor are aboard for Lucky, director Gil Cates Jr.'s indie about a serial killer who wins the lottery and attempts to woo his longtime crush. Say what you will, but I'll take 100 lotto-winning serial-killer films before I have to write about another fucking installment of Big Momma's House. Best. Idea. Ever. [Variety]
· Speaking of serial killers, Devon Graye -- who plays the teenage title character on Dexter -- will move to the big screen for Husk, a horror film about SUV-bound kids stranded in a cornfield full of zombie scarecrows. Again, no complaints here. CJ Thomason, Wes Chatham and Tammin Sursok co-star. [THR]
· Ready to be enthralled? How about this for a Labor Day scoopity-scoop: "We've been wondering what that elusive foreign levy payment looks like." Loving the redesign though, Sharon! [The Wrap]