New movies for Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Vince Vaughn, Adrien Brody and…Tom Ford

Amy Adams (Charlie Wilson’s War) will star in the biopic Daughter Of The Queen Of Sheba.

Script, penned by Karen Croner based on the bio of NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden, centers on how a woman uses her mother’s madness and delusions to empower herself.

Karen Croner previously wrote the Oscar-nominated One True Thing. Source.

Natalie Portman (The Other Boleyn Girl), Scott Cohen (Law & Order: Trial By Jury) and Charlie Tahan (Nights In Rodanthe) will star in Love And Other Impossible Pursuits, written and directed by Don Roos (Happy Endings) and based on a novel by Ayelet Waldman.

Story revolves around a young woman who finds the key to recovering her marriage in her relationship with her precocious stepson.

Natalie Portman, who also serves as an executive producer, replaces Jennifer Lopez (Bordertown) who abruptly dropped out of the role…Quite an upgrade if you ask me. Source.

Colin Firth (Mamma Mia!), Julianne Moore (Blindness) and Matthew Goode (Match Point) will star in the drama A Single Man for newcomer helmer and former Gucci creative director and fashion guru Tom Ford.

“A Single Man,” penned by Ford and David Scearce, centers on a British college professor who loses his partner of 16 years. The script’s adapted from Christopher Isherwood‘s 1964 novel, which follows a single day in a professor’s life in Los Angeles.

Christopher Isherwood’s writings also inspired the 1972 classic Cabaret. Source.

Vince Vaughn (Fred Claus) will produce and star in Sunny And 68, a drama with comedic elements from co-writer/director Gavin O’Connor (Pride And Glory).

Vaughn will play a superstar on the poker circuit whose alcoholism and recklessness cause him to flame out on national television. Wiped out and owing $500,000 to bookies, he heads home to upstate New York for the first time in 20 years, looking to take back cash he’d been sending his mother. Instead, he finds his mother dying of cancer and raising a 5-year-old girl who is actually his daughter. Mom has been positioning his former high school g.f. to become the girl’s eventual caretaker.

And eventually the three women teach the character to grow up. O’Connor wrote the script with newcomer Anthony Tambakis. Source.

Adrien Brody (The Darjeeling Limited) will play the lead in The Courier, a new action film from back-in-the-spotlight director Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) and writers Michael Brandt & Derek Haas (Wanted). The film, which will start lensing this January in Louisiana and Las Vegas, has Brody portraying a Transporter-ish character who’s pursued by everyone while attempting to deliver a package to a mobster that just can’t be found. Source.

What project are you most interested in if any? Tell me below in the comments.

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Links of the Week

The /Filmcast and the /Filmcast: After Dark.

Producer Leonard Goldberg discusses the long-awaited Wonder Woman movie here

Peter Sciretta’s three-part interview  with director Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain) here, here and here

J-Lo raised 127 grand in a charity triathlon here (couldn’t she have given more out of her own pocket?)

Britney Spears will release a new album on December 2nd here…Hooray?

Eva Mendes doesn’t think Ghost Rider 2 is a good idea but still thinks Ghost Rider is a good film here

Bonus: Jenna Dewan bikini pictures…yes! (here)

The 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood

1. Nicole Kidman (1 dollar made for every dollar paid)

2. Jennifer Garner (3.6 dollars made for every dollar paid)

3. Tom Cruise (4 dollars made for every dollar paid)

4. Cameron Diaz (4 dollars made for every dollar paid)

5. Jennifer Lopez (4.1 dollars made for every dollar paid)

Last five after the jump

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Leighton Meester to sing her way into your wallet

Leighton Meester (The CW’s Gossip Girl) is about join Hilary Duff, Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan and more among the ranks of the countless actresses alternating a pop music career. The difference here is that Leighton has apparently pursued music for a long time so this isn’t just an afterthought to get more cash out of young fans.

I’ve always done (music) – just now I am actually doing an album that I plan to release. It’s so cool because it’s a completely different creative process (to acting). From beginning to end it’s yours and you make it. You can see the finished product. It’s sometimes hard when you’re acting to be like, ‘Oh, I see the finished product right before my eyes.’ So it’s cool you’re there from start to finish when you are writing.

No word on when we can expect Leighton’s debut album or what style of music it will hold. All I know is that the fact the girl is pretty is usually enough for me to listen to her songs, so since I think she’s incredibly cute I’ll be there. But what about you? Are you excited at the prospect of a Leighton Meester album? Do you like the work of any actress turned singer?

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Jennifer Lopez has gone through every talent agency in Hollywood, starts again.

Flop Queen latina actress Jennifer Lopez is well known for her constant agency hopping. UTA, CAA, WMA, ICM, she’s done them all, and has apparently run out of agents to make miserable as she’s back at UTA, the agency who launched her now dying career, Variety reports:

Talent co-head Tracey Jacobs, who recently was promoted the UTA board of directors, is leading the team of agents that will now handle Lopez as well as her film and TV production company, Nuyorican. Simon Fields, Lopez’s producing partner, will also now be repped by UTA.

Poor Tracey Jacobs…We sympathize man, it’ll be tough! Jennifer Lopez is known to be one of the most egocentric and demanding people in Hollywood (some would also say untalented and undeserving) and hasn’t had a moderate success in three years. On the other hand, UTA did lead J-Lo through her most successful years, so maybe they’ll manage to make us believe that she’s still “Jenny from the block” (nah). Lopez has two acting gigs currently in pre-production and two TV shows planned as a producer.

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