Olympic Opener Plans, Darren Aronofsky May Have Noah's Nemesis: Biz Break

Also happening in (mostly) film news Tuesday morning, Roger Corman to lead a festival jury, Alfre Woodard to star along with Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in a slave epic, projections for worldwide entertainment are up, though less so in North America and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash gets ready for his star...

Roger Corman to Lead Tokyo Film Festival
Corman will serve as president of the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival taking place October 20 - 28 in the Japanese capital. Corman has produced more than 550 films and directed fifty others in a career spanning nearly 60 years.

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Danny Boyle Unveils Olympics Opening Details
The Olympic Stadium will morph into an idealized version of the English countryside complete with farm animals and recreations of British landmarks. The $42 million event will take place July 27th, Variety reports.

Worldwide Spending for Theatrical and Home Video to Hit $100B
PwC's Global Entertainment and Media Outlook gave its annual five-year forecast, saying theater tickets and home video will increase by 3.1 per cent per year to nearly $100 billion by 2016. Box office will rise 6.3 per cent per year while home video will only rise by 0.5 per cent. Most growth will come from abroad, with North America poised for a less than 1 per cent rise, Deadline reports.

Ray Winstone Set to Play Noah's Nemesis
The actor has been offered the role of Noah's enemy in the Biblical story of the man who built the arc, directed by Darren Aronofsky. Winstone would play opposite Russell Crowe in the epic which also stars Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Emma Watson, Deadline reports.

Alfre Woodard Boards Steve McQueen's Latest
The actress will join Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in Twelve Years a Slave a New Regency production based on an autobiography written in 1853 by Solomon Northup, a free black man who became enslaved, THR reports.

Slash to Get His Star in Hollywood
The former Guns N' Roses guitarist will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month. He is the first of the former band members to receive the star, which will be unveiled July 10th on Hollywood Blvd., BBC reports.


  • The enemy of Noah? So, Winstone's gonna be playing rain?

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