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2009-05-08 20:26:43

U.S. actresses Marisa Tomei and Liv Tyler have signed up for roles in South Korean director Chul-soo Park's remake of his 1995 film 301/302. Renamed 10A/10B, the movie is a psychological thriller about what happens when a culinary perfectionist and a fading actress become neighbors in an apartment building, Variety.com said. Tyler will play the chef and Tomei the actress in the movie, which is slated to begin shooting in Los Angeles June 1, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

2009-05-05 15:27:25

Hollywood's 20th Century Fox is suing Bollywood's BR Films over what it has described as an unauthorized remake of its 1992 big-screen comedy My Cousin Vinny. The BBC said Fox is suing the Indian company for $1.42 million in Mumbai's High Court, claiming the dialogue and story for Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai are too close to the American version, which co-starred Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. BR Films has denied the allegations, arguing its film is original because the characters and settings are...

2009-04-17 23:08:08

Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Eddie Vedder have signed on to appear in a TV documentary about democracy in the United States. The History Channel and The People Speak organization, Voices of a People's History of the United States, have entered into a multi-tiered marketing and programming event, it was announced Friday by History's Nancy Dubuc. As part of the initiative, the network will premiere in 2009 The People Speak, a film based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who,...

2009-02-21 22:27:10

The Wrestler was named best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday night. The movie about a former pro wrestling icon who can't let go of his glory days also earned the award for cinematography, while star Mickey Rourke picked up the trophy for best lead actor. I went out and found the best actors I could find -- Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and the legend Mickey Rourke, director Darren Aronofsky told the audience as he collected the evening's top...

2009-02-19 13:10:23

An actor who had a small role as a steroids dealer in The Wrestler has been arrested for allegedly selling steroids, the New York Post said Thursday. Scott Siegel was arrested in Eastchester, N.Y., Wednesday night after he allegedly crashed his Cadillac Escalade into law-enforcement vehicles and led police on a car-and-foot chase, the Post said. After he was caught, Siegel was charged with distributing steroids and assaulting a federal officer. Art imitates life, Erin Mulvey of the Drug...

2009-02-09 20:23:14

The F-bombs in Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke's BAFTA acceptance speech were bleeped out when the U.K. awards show aired on BBC America. Rourke won the leading actor prize at the British Orange Academy Film Awards ceremony in London Sunday night for his portrayal of an aging pro wrestling icon desperate to recapture his glory days in the big-screen drama, The Wrestler. It's a pretty statue, Rourke said upon collecting his BAFTA mask, which he dedicated to his late friend, actor Richard Harris....

2009-01-25 16:46:38

Pretty much the same contenders are up for both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Academy Awards this year, a comparison of the nominee lists shows. People.com said when the list of SAG Awards movie nominees is compared to the Oscar nominees for last year's movies, there are only two notable discrepancies -- best supporting actress and best supporting actor. The SAG Awards winners are being announced Sunday night at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Nominated for best...

2009-01-07 10:00:00

Show To Be Broadcast Live On VH1 Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) Best Actress Nominee Kate Beckinsale, Best Supporting Actor and Actress Nominees Josh Brolin and Marisa Tomei and Academy Award(R) Winning Actor Dustin Hoffman are Among the Many Presenters for This Star-Studded Show NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today that internationally renowned actor Richard Gere will be presented with the second annual Joel Siegel...

2008-12-23 19:04:23

U.S. actress Marisa Tomei says it took her a little while to decide she wanted the role in The Wrestler that director Darren Aronofsky offered her. In the film, Tomei portrays an aging stripper and the love interest of the title character played by Mickey Rourke. Asked if she found the role irresistible, Tomei told United Press International in New York recently: "Irresistible? Hardly! I was like, 'I've got to be nuts!' she added with a laugh. No. I really thought long and hard and was kind...

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