Pierce Brosnan is taking some time out of his busy 007-bashing schedule to make a movie. He'll play the villain in Butterfly on the Wheel, an indie thriller about a happy family whose lives are torn apart when their daughter is abducted by James Bond. Rene St. Clair, Brosnan's partner in producing venture Irish Dreamland, notes that playing psycho criminals is definitely on Pierce's agenda: "Darker, edgier roles are really attractive to him
right now. In the post-Bond phase, it's time to take that chance."
Bruce Willis is set to star in Black Water Transit, the directorial debut from music video director Samuel Bayer. Described as a "gritty crime drama". Water dives into a deep mess of "criminals, cops and lawyers as they collide over a shipment of illegal firearms and a double homicide." Bayer has directed some of the most interesting rock videos of the past fifteen years, from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", to Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends". He's got the style - we'll see how he handles the narrative.
So Paramount seems to think they can get away with releasing a film called Cockblockers. We'll see what Dan Glickman has to say about that; in the meantime, know that it involves a couple whose attempts at intimace are foiled by the girlfriend's scheming ex. Topher Grace will play the current boyfriend; Seann William Scott will block his cock. Martha will have more on this later.
Calling director Robert Greenwald "the Upton Sinclair of cyber-cinema", John Anderson reports that Wal Mart: The High Cost of Low Price "never seems get to the heart of the matter: that it is the consumer who makes Wal-Mart powerful."