The Hobbit Possibly Morphs into Trilogy; Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims: Biz Break

Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, Jon Favreau adds a Martin Scorsese-project to his schedule. European festivals in San Sebastian and Deauville release details about their upcoming events and Leonard DiCaprio is set to back a car-maker.

Christian Bale Visits Colorado Shooting Victims
Bale visited victims of last week's shooting in an Aurora, CO movie theater, a hospital spokesperson said. Bales spent about 2.5 hours at the facility where he met with five people still being treated for their injuries, Reuters reports.

Is The Hobbit Set for a Trilogy?
At Comic-Con two weeks ago, Peter Jackson speculated about what he'd do with all the extra footage he has shot for the film adaptation of The Hobbit. And now speculation is rising that he'll turn his two film saga into a trilogy, Deadline reports.

Jon Favreau Takes on The Wolf of Wall Street
He will play a securities lawyer in the Martin-Scorsese-directed feature starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He'll do the part before he directs the movie-version of the Broadway hit musical, Jersey Boys, Deadline reports.

Arbitrage to Bow San Sebastian Film Festival
The feature starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon will open the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival, taking place September 21 - 29 in Spain's Basque region. Wall Street thriller Arbitrage is the fictional feature debut of filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki, Variety reports.

Stars Set for France's Deauville American Film Festival
The festival showcases American films and Hollywood talent including Paula Wagner, Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz are headed to the 38th annual event which takes place August 31 - September 9. Jeff Nichols' Mud will open the festival, THR reports.

Leonardo DiCaprio Buys into Car-maker Fisker
The actor has become an equity investor in the Anaheim, CA-based car-maker start-up that produces environmentally sustainable autos. He will also be a "brand ambassador," Forbes reports.



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