Per the Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney will play a killer in Burn After Reading, a spy caper being helmed by Joel and Ethan Coen, with whom Clooney did O Brother, Where Are Thou? and Intolerable Cruelty.... Universal has grabbed the rights to Cobalt 60, a cult comic book set in a postapocalytpic world inhabited by mutants. Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) will direct.... Robert Zemeckis will release the Polar Express-like, digitally enhanced Beowulf, starring Angelina Jolie, in large-format 3-D on Nov. 16.... Per Variety, Sarah Jessica Parker has replaced Rachel Weisz opposite Dennis Quaid in Smart People.... Peter Sarsgaard will join future bro-in-law Jake Gyllenhaal in Rendition, director Gavin Hood's Tsotsi follow-up.... Anthony Mackie (Half Nelson) will play Olympic track-and-field legend Jesse Owens in a biopic shooting next summer.
Fans of ABC Family's Wildfire had better brace themselves for a new arrival from across the pond. Charlotte Salt, a charming up-and-coming British-born actress, is joining the cast for the final three episodes of this season (starting tonight at 8 pm/ET) as Gillian, a wealthy heiress who splits apart one of the on-again-off-again romances on the show. TVGuide.com spoke to the 20-year-old about exactly what kind of "horsing around" she did on the set.
TVGuide.com: How did this Wildfire role come about? Charlotte Salt: I auditioned for the pilot over a year ago and I never heard anything more from them. But then I got a call saying, "Reme
She was "eh" as Alexander the Great's mommy, but maybe she will do better parenting an eighth-century Scandinavian hero. Headline magnet Angelina Jolie will play the mother of Beowulf in Robert Zemeckis' upcoming big-budget feature based on the Old English epic poem. Beowulf will be computer animated, using the same performance-capture technology as Zemeckis' The Polar Express, meaning some ridiculously lucky stagehand will get to stick those little ping-pong ball thingies all over Brad Pitt's lady friend.