- That's a picture of Johnny Depp. Well, the character he voices, anyway, in Rango. For the full teaser poster, head over to /Film.
- So far I'm pretty curious about how X-Men: First Class will be, since I honestly have no clue who most of these people being cast (or rumored to be cast) are. The latest to make me feel out of touch, too old and honestly a failed movie blogger is Alice Eve, who is in negotiations to play the part of young telepath Emma Frost. Eve was in She's Out of My League and Sex and the City 2, neither of which I've seen. She takes the role over Rosamund Pike, who apparently auditioned but didn't get the gig. Well, at least I can still say I'm looking forward to James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. In other Marvel news, Tommy Lee Jones is officially confirmed for a role in Captain America: The First Avenger.
- A British ingenue I'm more familiar with, Carey Mulligan is set to play a teenager again, this time possibly opposite Jodie Foster in Fox Searchlight's Stoker. The Wentworth Miller-scripted film will see Mulligan as an eccentric girl whose estranged uncle returns following the death of her father.
- I've never played Mafia Wars on Facebook, probably because I have better things to do, or because I'm too busy reading updates by everyone from my Grandpa to that guy who hated me in high school but now has reached out to be via social media. But I noticed that it was popular among my "friends," and those people will likely be excited to see the movie version, which is being produced by Ted Field, who long ago gave us the Revenge of the Nerds and Three Men and a... movies.
- If you don't already love Tilda Swinton, maybe you will after seeing her lead a flash mob in a Laurel & Hardy-inspired dance routine in connection with the Edinburgh Film Festival and her and filmmaker Mark Cousins' new 8 1/2 Foundation, which gifts a DVD to every Scottish child on their 8 1/2th birthday. Brian Cox was also there struttin' his stuff. A video of the dance, via indieWIRE: