It’s been said that comedy isn’t pretty, but we’re about to prove them wrong. There’s a gang of lovely ladies hilariously hitting up the big screen this summer, and they look amazing as they do it! We hope you’ve been following our Summer Movie Preview, where we’ve brought you the best of this summer’s cinematic heroes, heroines and villains. But now it’s time to give you the rundown on the women who will make you laugh ’til you cry, or get thrown out of the theater.
First and foremost, we’re expecting huge comedy from What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The film boasts Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Anna Kendrick! Mila Kunis is already a comedy legend at the super young age of 28, and we can’t wait to see her she compete with a teddy bear for Mark Wahlberg’s affections in Ted. The greatly anticipated movie sees her collaborates with her Family Guy co-star Seth MacFarlane. Malin Akerman takes us way back to the ’80s as a reporter in Rock of Ages, while Helena Bonham Carter takes us back even further to the ’70s in her husband Tim Burton’s latest film, Dark Shadows.
We’re still waiting to find out this is some Funny Or Die prank. While some earlier, blurry on-set photos suggested as such, the above photo confirms that two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has gone full-Cure for his new movie, This Must Be The Place, about an aging rocker named Cheyenne who leaves Dublin for America to find the Nazi war criminal who tortured his father. This is real, this is directed by acclaimed Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino and it will be competing at Cannes next month.
As shown in the artful non-trailer of outtake shots below the jump, the film also stars Taxi‘s Judd Hirsch as Penn’s father, as well as Oscar winner Frances McDormand and Harry Dean Stanton. The music will come courtesy of David Byrne (whose Talking Heads wrote and recorded “This Must Be The Place” in 1983) and Appalachian alt-moaner Will Oldham. If these guys can’t make a powerful, emotional film out of Robert Smith: Nazi Hunter, no one could.
See the non-trailer after the jump.
Twilight isn’t the only franchise looking for some Oscar luster. While Transformers 3 won’t be replacing trash-tastic director Michael Bay with Ang Lee or Kathryn Bigelow, the on-screen talent is going to get a lot classier. “We just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich,” reported Bay on his website. “Both amazing actors I’ve always wanted to work with.” Yes, after watching an Autobat urinate gasoline on John Turturro in the first movie, we’ve always wondered what movie magic Bay could wrangle out of an Oscar winner like McDormand. And who can wait to see a tete-a-tete between Malkovich and Megan Fox? With those acting fireworks, giant killer robots will only get in the way!
Despite the critical drubbing last year’s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen received, it sounds like no expense will be spared on the 2011 follow-up. Crows Bay, “We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China.” And by shoot, we assume they mean “blow the crap out of stuff.” [via Vulture]
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