Hollywood Ink: Tim Burton Recruited For Jury Duty

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· Tim Burton has been tapped to head the jury for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. It'll be Burton's third time on a Cannes jury, and his first time leading the panel that will select the Palme d'Or this May. But forget about his impeccable taste and judgment, say fest organizers. "We hope his sweet madness and gothic humor will pervade the Croisette, bringing Christmas to all," said Cannes president Gilles Jacob. "Christmas and Halloween." Expect cost-cutting Harvey Weinstein to just dress up as Santa to kill both holidays with one stone. [THR]

DreamWorks starts its engines, Kyra Sedgwick moves in with Vincent D'Onofrio, and more Hollywood Ink after the jump.

· Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have parked a narrative adaptation of the award-winning documentary Racing Dreams at DreamWorks. Director Marshall Curry's original non-fiction tale followed three young go-cart racers in their pursuit of eventual NASCAR glory; the project is roughly the 317th that the prolific producers Orci/Kurtzman have in the, ahem, 'Works. A writer is expected to be attached in the coming weeks. [Variety]

· Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio will co-star in Chlorine, a drama about a upper middle-class woman whose reluctance to downgrade her lifestyle results in her husband making a bad real estate deal. The pair replaces Ray Liotta and Demi Moore, who were originally cast five years ago before Hurricane Katrina put the Louisiana production on indefinite hold. [THR]

· Lionsgate exercised its option on filmmaker Kevin Greutert to make Saw 3-D, thus cockblocking Paramount, which had wanted the director to take on its sequel to Parnormal Activity. It's a savvy, sort of predictable move by the 'Gate, which entitles Gruetert to only two weeks' prep before shooting starts but thwarts its primary competition for the Halloween audience this fall. Paramount's scrambling for a replacement, which in all honesty, they should probably have had in the wings. Anyway, point: Lionsgate. [Deadline]



Comments

  • Martini Shark says:

    So bringing on the original director of "Paranormal" is not an option?
    Well, we liked what you did with a shoestring budget and all, I don't know however if we can trust you to do something worthwhile with millions."

  • Today Wednesday January 27, 2010 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson would have been 178 years old being he was born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury Cheshire England UK. His Novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were written by a lecturer author of mathematics pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Brilliant Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter transports us back to our youth our imagination is ignited through the directing expertise of Tim Burton an outstanding artist. Thank you Disney Enterprises, Michael Kutsche Tim Burton for adorning this site with your imaginative Concept Art, incredible Images and thorough Character Descriptions of Magnificent Helena Bonham Carter The Red Queen regal wide eyed full of pride justified, Realist Anne Hathaway becomes a beautiful White Queen royally portrayed with dignity. Tim Burton gathers all of our childhood character favorites they actually come alive thru incredible 3D animation and voices provided by Stephen Fry The Cheshire Cat permanent grin meow, Michael Sheen The White Rabbit on time, Christopher Lee The Jabberwock scary villain, Crispin Glover The Knave of Hearts tall martial element calming to the Red Queen, Alan Rickman The Caterpillar blue and all knowing, Matt Lucas Tweedledee/Tweedledum twins with a nice sense of humor, Timothy Spall the Bloodhound nose to the ground, all loyal lovable 3D creatures. Magical Mia Wasikowska Alice Kinsley, sips tea with Intriguing Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter character surrounded by his best 3D friends March Hare Paul Whitehouse (voice), Dormouse Barbara Windsor (voice), perhaps Dodo Michael Gough (voice), will be there. The Red Queen royally conducts court with courtiers of course, henchmen, stable hands all present and accounted for. Johnny Depp the Mad Hatter performs brilliantly for the 7th time under the direction of Tim Burton Helena Bonham for the 6th Time practice makes perfect. Screenplay Linda Woolverton alternate name Alice in Wonderland novel by pseudonym Lewis Carroll died January 14, 1898 he was 66 and thru his novels is alive and forever young thanks to Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Tim Burton Johnny Depp Helena Bonham Carter Christopher Lee bravo generational 178 years young.Congratulations Tim Burton heading for 63rd Cannes Film Festival jury duty 3rd time on panel 1st time as head juror.

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