Variety reports that John Cusack will star in the big-screen adaptation of 1408, Stephen King's short story about a debunker of paranormal occurrences.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, rapper Mos Def (16 Blocks) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) are in talks to costar as former Black Panther members in Stringbean and Marcus.
According to Variety, Allan Moyle will direct Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley and Taryn Manning in Weirdsville, a dark comedy about slackers who stumble across a satanic cult.... John Cusack will star in the indie drama Grace Is Gone, playing a father who embarks on a road trip with his two daughters after his wife is killed in the line of duty in Iraq.
Harold Ramis directs John Cusack in The Ice Harvest.
There are a lot of movie directors who spend their entire careers working in a single genre. In a fickle industry where a couple of bombs can lead to prolonged unemployment, there's a certain job security in mining similar subject matter. On the rare occasion when a filmmaker does step out of character, they frequently find themselves chastised by critics and ignored by audiences that are shackled with expectation. Apparently, these concerns didn't weigh heavily on Harold Ramis when he decided to make The Ice Harvest. A dark yarn with a moral compass as slippery as the setting, The Ice Harvest is a far cry from the flicks that made Ramis. In fact, nothing in Animal House, Caddyshack or
Hopefully, fans of novelist John Grisham won't mind that Runaway Jury — the latest flick adapted from his legal fiction (due later this year) — plays musical chairs with social issues. In the works since 1997, Jury's story has gone from a courtroom battle over tobacco (as in the book) to gun control. That's a hot-button issue for actor Bruce Davison, who co-stars with John Cusack, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman in the film.
For the role of attorney Derwood Cable, Davison had to set aside his strong anti-gun sentiments to defend the gun manufacturer being sued. "It certainly goes against [my p