Diane Lane is set to star in documentary filmmaker Amy Berg’s (West of Memphis, Deliver Us from Evil) feature film debut Every Secret Thing, an adaptation of Laura Lippman’s 2004 mystery novel about two 11-year-old girls who are convicted of murdering a baby and imprisoned until they turn 18.
Soon after their release, Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller are once again at the heart of a police investigation over the sudden disappearance of neighborhood children. Avvording to Variety, Lane is cast as one of the girl’s mother, who knows her daughter is liar.
Lane’s genre creds include Doug Liman’s teleporting-thriller Jumper, the 2008 internet-killer drama Untraceable, the 1987 cult classic Lady Beware and ’90s efforts Judge Dredd and Knight Moves. But, it’s her Oscar-nominated performance in the erotically-charged drama Unfaithful that continues to haunt my penis.
Lane will next be seen as Superman’s hot mom in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel.
British actress Sienna Miller (G.I. Joe) portrays Tippi Hedren in the BBC2 network’s Alfred Hitchcock-based tele-pic The Girl, premiering on HBO on Oct. 20. Directed by Julian Jarrold from a script by Gwyneth Hughes, the film examines the iconic filmmaker’s obsessive relationship with Hedren.
According to Hughes’ research, which includes interviews with a now 81-year-old Hedren and surviving members of Hitchcock’s film crews, Hitchcock grew obsessed with the alluring blonde starlet—then an aspiring fashion model—while taking her under his wing during the making of The Birds and Marnie.
Hedren, who refused to work with Hitchcock after Marnie, was kept under contract by the director and forced to pass on other projects up until he finally sold her contract to Universal Pictures some two years later. Hedren has often said that Hitchcock ruined her career.
Magnet Releasing has acquired the North American rights to writer/director John Hyams’ Universal Soldier 4: Day of Reckoning, the latest entry in the cyborg-action series first introduced by Roland Emmerich in 1992. The film arrives on home video Nov. 30.
The new sequel will once again pit Jean Claude Van Damme’s reanimated war hero Pvt. Luc DeVeraux against Dolph Lundgren’s bio-mechanical baddie Sgt. Andrew Scott, now leading a cyborg revolution. The duo last faced-off in Hyams’ surprise 2010 DVD hit Universal Soldier: Regeneration.
Universal Soldier 4: Day of Reckoning costars Scott Adkins (Expendables 2), Van Damme’s son Kristopher Van Varenberg (Welcome to the Jungle) and the film’s only non-sausage carrying star Mariah Bonner (Shadow People).
If you thought Sony Screen Gems’ Resident Evil franchise was about a hot chick in a slinky dress who discovers sexier fetish wear with every new sequel, you are apparently wrong. The series actually has something to do with an evil corporation and a viral outbreak… if this new featurette is to be believed.
I saw each flick in the theater and I don’t recall any of that. I do remember seeing Alice crawling naked on a floor in part one; some imagined lesbian tension between her and Jill Valentine in part two; Alice in sexy shorts in part three and Alice in latex in 3-D in part four.
I’m guessing director Paul W.S. Anderson pulled a George Lucas and went back to the series to add all this viral outbreak and zombie stuff. Resident Evil: Retribution opens in theaters on Sept. 14.