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Jennifer Connely and Keanu Reeves have been tapped for the lead roles in the upcoming 20th Century Fox’s remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. The star of “Labyrinth” is set to portray Helen Benson, the role played by Patricia Neal in the original 1951 film while Reeves plays Klaatu, the humanoid alien who arrives on earth with a message of peace.
Another Oscar winner, Kathy Bates, is reportedly in negotiation to join the cast. If ever the talks go through, she will play the owner of the guesthouse in which Klaatu hides, a perfect fit for the talented actress.
Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) will direct this movie, set to start filming in December for the Vancouver-based production. The screenplay for this remake of the science fiction classic was written by author Ryne Douglas Pearson.
Jennifer is currently filming a comedy (“He’s Not that into You”) along with ensemble cast Drew Barrymore, Scarlet Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Kevin Connolly and Ginnifer Goodwin. Keanu has just finished shooting crime drama “The Night Watchman” alongside Best Actor Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans and House star, Hugh Laurie.
This upcoming team-up between Connelly and Reeves is definitely something to look forward to. Keanu is no rookie in science fiction films, having starred in the “Matrix” trilogy as well as “Johnny Mnemonic”. Jennifer also has a stellar list of movies under her belt, ensuring good performances for this movie.
When real-life couples work together and play opposite each other on the big screen, a layer of “reality” is thrown into the mix, especially if the couple play lovers in the movie. Kind of makes the watcher see the way the two would really make love in real life, huh? Anyway, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany have signed on to star in the psychological thriller “Born”. The movie will be directed by Daniel Simpson and produced by Guillermo del Toro, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and horror author Clive Barker, in an executive producer role.
The two will portray a married couple who settles down in a nice English town and start raising a family. A peaceful life is shattered when Bettany’s character’s creations (he plays a claymation artist) comes to life. His creations wreak havoc in the couple’s married life as they act out nightmares that one can only dream of. Simpson wrote the script alongside Barker and Paul Kaye. This is the first project for the Los Angeles-based finance and production shingle ClearVision Media Production Group. No word on the release of this movie yet.
This movie might just be something that breaks through in the horror genre. Barker is famous for creating hellish creatures both in screenplays and his best-selling horror novels. Coupled with Connelly and Bettany’s real-life and on-screen chemistry, this upcoming movie is looking to be a blast.
The 1988 romantic comedy starring Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connely is now available on DVD. The move must have been to capitalize on the two’s recent success (Dempsey in “Grey’s Anatomy” and Connelly’s Oscar-winning performance in “A Beautiful Mind”). Anyway, the DVD is available for fans of the two celebrities. Those who were not able to watch it before can now do so in clear DVD format.
The movie is about a young couple’s “dream” vacation when Gabby (Connelly) invites Michael (Dempsey) to spend Christmas with her family in Quebec. When they arrive, Michael is greeted by Gabby’s weird writer father who mostly wanders around the house naked, two sisters who immediately flirt with him, Gabby’s mother who is all frosty towards him and Gabby’s grandmother who mistakes him for her long-dead husband. A weird family makes for a weird story. Watch Dempsey when he was still skinny and Connelly when she was still a voluptuous and cherubic 18 year old sweetie. The movie was directed by Michael Hoffman and produced by super star Robert Redford himself.