Comeback kid Mickey Rourke has wrestled his way into two new projects.
The Golden Globe winner has signed on to play the Russian villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2, according to Variety. Rourke has been in consideration for the role for several months, but the deal took some fine-tuning after Marvel initially offered The Wrestler star only $250,000.
Rourke, who was recruited by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. during the awards-show circuit, met with director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Theroux to develop his character. Whiplash will include elements of the comic-book character of the same name, as well as Crimson Dynamo, another Russian evildoer.
Rourke will also ...
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
• Will it be "happy to see me" when Prison Break's Michael and Linc reunite with their mother? New cast member Kathleen Quinlan shares a look at what's ahead when the series returns for its final episodes on April 17.
• Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and ... Buffy's Cordelia?! Get the scoop on Charisma Carpenter's latest role (and her hunky on-screen boyfriend!).
• So, who's really in charge of the Dollhouse? Joss Whedon elaborates on the latest twist.
Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump.
Now that Will Smith is remaking The Karate Kid, he's seeking out the advice of Mr. Wax On himself, Ralph Macchio.
"I was somewhat expecting a call based on the fact that he's one of the biggest stars on the planet, but one the nicest guys at that power level you'll ever meet," Macchio told TVGuide.com about the phone call he received from Smith a couple weeks back. "We spoke about a bunch of stuff, mainly how he came from the perspective of respect and admiration for the original film, and how he wants to find his own angle in."
But this wasn't the first time the actors' paths had crossed. "It was funny because I remember Will auditioned for ...
It's the weekend fanboys all over the country have been waiting for — the popular graphic novel Watchmen is finally making its big-screen debut after more than two decades. TV Guide Network traveled across the pond to the London premiere to see what stars Jeffery Dean Morgan, Billy Crudup and their castmates had to say on their big night — like what a pain in the you-know-what the costumes were to get on.
Watch the video after the break.
Who watches the Watchmen? Only weekend box office numbers will tell for sure, but the big-screen adaptation will give its audiences plenty of chances to see it.
Watchmen will open on 3,611 screens this weekend, the most ever for an R-rated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, 1,600 locations will offer midnight screenings, including all 124 of the theaters showing the film in IMAX.
Watchmen director Zack Snyder is no stranger to big openings. In March 2007...
Mark Wahlberg, Will Farrell
Will Ferrell and Mark Walhberg will hit the big screen as cops in "The B Team," Variety reports. Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired the film based on a pitch— a tactic that worked previously with...
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson recently suggested he would walk away from future Marvel films, but the actor has signed on for Iron Man 2 and perhaps much more.
Jackson's deal is a long-term commitment to play Nick Fury, the leader of espionage unit Shield, in multiple Marvel movies, according to Variety. The pact contains an option for as many as nine superhero flicks, including Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, and Shield, as well as potential sequels.
Jackson first sent fanboys into a frenzy
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
We know you loved Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the dearly departed Denny Duquette on Grey's Anatomy, John Winchester on Supernatural and Judah Botwin on Weeds. (Why does he always play dead people?) Luckily for all you JDM fans, we snagged an interview with the up-and-coming movie star to chat about his role in Warner Bros.' Watchmen, which hits theaters March 6.
Directed by the visionary behind 300, Zack Snyder, Watchmen is based off the 1986 comic book series of the same name. The story is set in an alternative 1985, where superheroes exist and tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union are coming to a boiling point. Rorschach, a superhero vigilante, investigates the murder of a former hero, The Comedian (Morgan), and inadvertently discovers a widespread conspiracy to kill heroes, in turn changing the course of history.
So, what would you ask Jeffrey Dean about Watchmen, Grey's and his other ventures. (Before you ask, no, we will not ask him for his phone number.)
Read more and post your questions after the jump.
A leading porn producer wants to help Octo Mom make ends meet by featuring her in an XXX-rated film.
In a public overture to Nadya Suleman — the 33-year-old single mom who achieved notoriety when she expanded her brood to 14 with the birthing of octuplets — Vivid Video cochairman Steven Hirsch notes that the headline-maker "obviously needs income to assure that her children are secure." To that end, he is offering Suleman "up to $1 million to act in one movie."
Since giving birth on Jan. 26, Suleman has come under fire from those who ...
Freida Pinto, who worked alongside many non-actors in the Oscar-sweeping Slumdog Millionaire, will perform alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars in her next project, a Woody Allen film that also stars Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, and Josh Brolin.
The film is so far untitled, according to Variety.
Since her breakout performance in Slumdog, Pinto has become one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood and has been considering ...