Ben Affleck Ends Justice League Rumors; Jamie Bell Takes On Nymphomaniac: Biz Break

Also in Monday morning's round-up of news briefs, accused Dark Knight Rises killer James Holmes told a classmate he'd intended to kill people ahead of the theater shooting that left 12 dead. Sleepwalk with Me soared atop the new specialty box office releases becoming one of the biggest this year. And Adrien Brody will play a villain in a new role.

Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen Join Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac
The drama that has been dubbed "pornographic" starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf and stellan Skarsgard begins shooting in Germany Tuesday and now Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell and Danish star Connie Nielsen (Boss) have joined the cast, THR reports.

Ben Affleck Kills Justice League Rumors
The actor-director laid to rest rumors that he'd join Warner Bros.' Justice League project, saying he isn't involved in the studio's planned superhero ensemble. "Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on," he said. THR reports.

Sleepwalk with Me Wows in 1 Theater, Samsara Very Strong: Specialty Box Office
Sleepwalk with Me as predicted lead the pack of new specialty releases. With $65,000 at only one engagement, the feature nonetheless sprinted into very specific record-breaking territory. Also opening with a strong start in its debut, Oscilloscope’s Samsara averaged a fantastic $37,500, Deadline reports.

James Holmes Told Classmate He'd Kill People Ahead of Dark Knight Rises Shooting
Four months before he allegedly opened fire in a crowded theater in Aurora, CO, James Holmes told a classmate at the University of Colorado that he intended to kill people before flunking oral exams in his graduate studies program, THR reports.

Adrien Brody Joins Motor City
He will replace Gary Oldman as the villain in Albert Hughes' Motor City, which also stars Gerard Butler and Mickey Rourke, Variety reports.


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