Liam Neeson Sees Hefty Taken 2 Cha-Ching; Shailene Woodley Eyes Spider-Man 2: Biz Break
Also in Wednesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs: Breakfast At Tiffany's heads to Broadway. The Austin Film Festival sets its closing night selection. Hollywood gives its response to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter follow-up. And the producer of controversial video Innocence of Muslims remains in custody.
Jayne Mansfield's Car To Close Austin Film Festival
Billy Bob Thornton's Jayne Mansfield's Car will close the Texas festival October 25th. Separately, AFF also said that James Franco will be in attendance with Francophrenia, his mini-thriller comprised of footage from his appearances on General Hospital. The festival also added Hyde Park On Hudson, Whole Lotta Sole and Deadfall to its roster. David Chase's Not Fade Away will open the event October 18th.
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Shailene Woodley Eyes Spider-Man Sequel
The young star is in talks to play the part of famed Spidey love interest Mary Jane Watson, joining returning stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. The pic is currently set for May 2, 2014, HitFix reports.
Breakfast At Tiffany's Aims At Broadway in 2013
Producers said Wednesday that a new adaptation of Breakfast At Tiffany's is aiming for a Shubert theater in New York City in February 2013. The world premiere will be directed by Sean Mathias. The stage adaption of Truman Capote's classic 1958 novella will star Emilia Clarke of HBO's Game of Thrones as the eccentric party girl Holly Golightly, which Audrey Helpburn played in the movie version in 1961, A.P. reports.
Liam Neeson is Cashing In on Taken 2
Theres discrepancy on exactly how much, but the figure is well northward of $12 million before it's all said and done. The sequel had a $45 million budget and opened with $49.5 million last weekend, Deadline reports.
Hollywood Gives Tepid Response to J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy
She wrote the book that morphed into one of the biggest franchises of all time, but so far Hollywood is not knocking down the door to get the author's post-Harry Potter follow-up, THR reports.
Innocence of Muslims Producer Denies Probation Violations
L.A. judge Christina Snyder riled that Mark Basseley Youssef (aka Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) will remain in custody for breaking the terms of his probation on a 2009 bank fraud conviction by making and uploading the anti-Islam film's 14 minute trailer onto YouTube, Deadline reports.