Odds and ends from Wednesday:
- With a script from Steve Knight (Dirty Pretty Things) and David Cronenberg taking care of things behind the camera, I think it's safe to say I'm already looking forward to Eastern Promises. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Vincent Cassel has just signed on to play a man whose family owns a Russian brothel. The actor joins Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortensen.
- Okay, the following news is from Tuesday, not Wednesday -- but I won't tell anyone if you don't. Max Thieriot has hopped onboard Doug Liman's Jumper, where he'll be playing a younger version of Hayden Christiansen's character. Pic revolves around a kid (Christensen) who has the ability to teleport and uses the power to track down the person who murdered his mother.
- Don't you love it when studios throw the first few minutes of a film online and all they consist of are the opening credits? Hey, I'm all for a sneak peak of your film, but at least give me a nice, exciting scene. In saying that, Sony Pictures has been cool enough to debut the first three minutes of The Covenant over on the film's official website. Enjoy! [via Coming Soon]