Ryan Murphy, Julia Roberts
Ryan Murphy is heading to HBO.
The co-creator behind Glee, American Horror Story and The New Normal — who also just became a first-time father — will direct an adaptation of The Normal Heart for...
How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders is the frontrunner to play Samuel L. Jackson's female sidekick in Joss Whedon's upcoming superhero flick, The Avengers, Deadline.com reports.
Smulders is set to play SHIELD Agent Maria Hill, who was the ruthless interim executive director of SHIELD in the comics. Smulders, whose deal is expected to close soon, reportedly beat out such actresses as Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Whedon first took note of Smulders when he was trying to cast his failed Wonder Woman film....
The Social Network
On the heels of being honored by the American Film Institute and the L.A. Film Critics Association, The Social Network was named the year's best film Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Social Network named best picture by L.A. critics
The movie's director, David Fincher, also won ...
Mark Ruffalo made his first appearance as the new Incredible Hulk as Marvel unveiled the complete cast for The Avengers film at Comic-Con Saturday.
The 42-year-old actor, best known for dramas such as Shutter Island and Collateral, will be the third actor to take on Bruce Banner, and his very green alter-ego, in seven years. Eric Bana starred in 2003's Hulk and Edward Norton headlined The Incredible Hulk in...
Mark Ruffalo has been offered the role of Hulk alter ego Bruce Banner in The Avengers, but he has yet to decide whether to take it, his management tells TVGuide.com.
A Marvel Studios spokesman declined to comment...
Winter's Bone, a film about a teenage girl who must venture deep into the wilderness to find her meth-making father, took home the grand jury prize for U.S. dramatic film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
The U.S. documentary prize went to Restrepo, about an Army platoon in Afghanistan. The award for world cinema went to...
Gong Li courtesy MGM/Weinstein Company
Gong Li is for sure going to Shanghai, the Weinstein brothers' period drama, and John Cusack is in talks to join her.... Mark Ruffalo has been tapped to play a fellow U.S. Marshall opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, based on Dennis Lehane's novel about a hurricane at a nuthouse.... Nikki Reed (the vamplet from Thirteen) and Saw IV's Betsy "Avenging Angel" Russell have RSVP'd yes to Chain Letter, a slasher flick about a killer who targets kids who fail to forward a (see title). Ben Katner
Cheryl Hines courtesy HBO
Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines will make her feature-directing debut with the indie Serious Moonlight, from a screenplay by the late Adrienne Shelly.... Also per Variety, Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal are a New York City couple in crisis in Mammoth.... From the Reporter, Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke play Boston-bred thugs in the true-life crime drama Real Men Cry. Amanda Peet is Hawke's missus.... Cuba Gooding Jr. is a paramilitary operative who discovers a conspiracy in the action thriller The Way of War.
Many Dark Tower fans have deemed it a Mission: Impossible, so.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Lost boss J.J. Abrams and Stephen King are in talks to bring the Dark Tower novels to the screen. Thus far, it is unclear whether the project would definitely be theatrical, given the sprawling breadth of the seven-book saga, or a TV mini.... The Departed's Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg will reunite in The Fighter, a boxing film based on the life of "Irish" Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and his brother/trainer (Damon).... Per Variety, Mark Ruffalo is Adrien Brody's big bro and fellow con in The Brothers Bloom.
Kathleen Robertson, The Business
So what's it really like trying to produce an indie film on a shoestring budget, with underqualified/overinflated ego-wielding actors, frustrated writer-directors and a crazy, Japanese-spouting investor? The Business, premiering Friday, Aug. 4, at 11:30 pm/ET, picked up where IFC's The Festival left off, as writer-director Rufus Marquez (Nicholas Wright) struggles to get his low-budget thriller made by wannabe-legit smut-peddler Vic Morgenstein (Rob DeLeeuw). Hopefully saving everyone's bacon in this mess is Kathleen Robertson's Julia Sullivan, who quits her job at (wink-wink) IFC to give Vic a desperately needed assist. TVGuide.com got a hold of the 90210 alum and indie vet to mind her Business and get the scoop on her upcoming "dat