Source Code Asks Jake Gyllenhaal to Repeat Himself
· Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in the sci-fi thriller Source Code, the planned follow-up of Moon director Duncan Jones. Gyllenhaal would portray a soldier who wakes up one day in the body of an unfamiliar commuter forced to relive a train bombing until he can discover who's responsible for it. It's said to be loosely based on screenwriters who experienced a similar dilemma with this story for two years, from Universal to current studio Summit, until they finally were able to pin the whole thing on Groundhog Day. [Variety]
An animated Antonio Banderas goes native, Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence play dress-up, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Antonio Banderas will return to Spain for the animated project Goleor, the Scale and the Sword, in which he'll star as well as cast and direct voice talent. The 3-D comic tale follows a would-be knight whose aspirations toward heroism are compromised by his homeland's growing bureaucaracy. Budgeted at 33 million euros (roughly $22 million), it's the most expensive animated film in the country's history, which basically means nothing except to preempt a slew of "How do you say Delgo in Spanish?" jokes. (Too late.) [Variety]
· Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence will co-star in Sheneneh and Wanda, a feature-length reprise of a bit going back to their stand-up days. It involves both men in drag as the bank-robbing title characters. In related news, the landmark case Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vs. Foxx should be reaching the Supreme Court some time early next year. [Variety]
· Not that last year's Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker James Marsh is doing much better: He'll follow Man on Wire with The Vatican Tapes, a Lionsgate B-thriller about a leaked video of an exorcism gone awry. [THR]
· Someone actually set up nearly two dozen 3-D cameras at a series of recent Kenny Chesney concerts, resulting in Sony's planned theatrical release of the forthcoming film Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D. And you know what? With a million tickets sold per each of the country star's tours since 2002, that might be the best deal a studio makes this week -- Sheneneh and Wanda notwithstanding. [THR]