Scene and Heard
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
Grey Gets A Writer
The much talked-about film adaptation of the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey novel is moving forward now that producers have hired a writer. Kelly Marcel, who is best known for her work with the TV show Terra Nova, will pen the script. Marcel also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. With a writer secured, it’s now time to look for a director and a cast.
It looks like the relationship is not ready to die. A number of sources have confirmed that the Twilight actors have met several times and are now officially back together. This, of course, is after Stewart admitted to having a short affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Furthermore, Pattinson, who was on the verge of selling the L.A. home he and Stewart shared, has reportedly withdrawn his decision.
Birds On The Dark Side
Can’t get enough of the incredulously popular mobile game Angry Birds? Are you also a Star Wars fan? Well, this may be a match made in heaven for you. Lucasarts and developer Rovio have officially confirmed that the space opera-themed game will feature memorable Star Wars characters and locations. And as if that wasn’t enough, there will be accompanying merchandise released later. You can expect to combat the bad empire piggies on Nov. 8.
DeVito Divorces Rhea
Veteran couple Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have separated after 30 years of marriage. Their relationship was widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s most enduring ones, so naturally the split came as a shock to many of the couple’s friends and colleagues. Sources claim that it was DeVito’s womanizing demeanor that caused tension in the relationship, which inevitably led to the split.
Baron Cohen Returns
Master of satire Sacha Baron Cohen is developing a new film idea that, as expected, is nothing short of controversial. The Dictator star is planning on starring in a film tentatively titled The Lesbian. The premise? A spoof on the same-sex marriage of Gigi Chao, daughter of Hong Kong playboy and tycoon Cecil Chao. Gigi’s father reportedly offered a $65 million dowry to any man who could woo and marry his daughter. Whether The Lesbian would have the success of Borat is unknown, but it’s certain to draw attention.