Robert Pattinson Eyes Pic With Carey Mulligan; Beyoncé Set For Super Bowl Halftime Show: Biz Break

Robert PattinsonAlso in Tuesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs: The New York Critics Circle sets its voting date for 2012's best pics; Queen biopic moves forward after delay; And, John Leguizamo eyes Universal action comedy with Ice Cube.

New York Film Critics Circle Set to Vote December 3rd
The New York Film Critics will vote for their 2012 Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday, December 3rd.  The awards will be handed out during their annual ceremony to be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Crimson. Additions to the group are new members Bilge Ebiri (New York Magazine), Nick Pinkerton (Village Voice) and Keith Uhlich (Time Out New York). Commented Chairman Rothkopf, "We're always happy to see the group grow. Criticism is as vital as ever; our group celebrates the movies but also the art of response and interpretation. We're looking forward to deliberating on the best of 2012 in the weeks to come." Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is the oldest such group in the U.S.

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Robert Pattinson Joins Hold On To Me
Pattinson will star with Carey Mulligan in the film to be directed by James Marsh. Marsh's Man On Wire won Best Documentary in 2009. Based on a true story, the project centers on a couple who kidnap and ransom the town's richest man. They bury him in a box and things go wrong. Pattinson will play the flashy supporting role of the woman's life love who isn't involved in the crime, Deadline reports.

Beyoncé Set for Super Bowl Halftime
The singer/actress will perform the Halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 3rd. Last year's choice, Madonna, actually had more viewers than the overall game average, Deadline reports.

Sacha Baron Cohen Shooting Freddie Mercury Biopic This Spring
Despite a couple year delay, the project appears to be heading to production. Queen guitarist Brian May said that "the pieces are falling into place," and that production will begin in Spring. He added that the film will hopefully have an early 2014 release. Cohen will play Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, Cinema Blend reports.

John Leguizamo Eyes Ride Along
John Leguizamo is in negotiations to join Ride Along, Universal’s action comedy starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. The story centers on a risk-averse second grade teacher who plans to marry the woman he loves but first must go along with his over-protective future brother-in-law on a tough "ride from hell," THR reports.