It seems Tony Scott has lined up his next movie, a biopic of Steve Banerjee, the creator of the legendary 1980s male stripping troupe the Chippendales.
The film will focus on Banerjee’s rise to and fall from fame. He started out running filling station, moved up to mudwrestling clubs and finally cottoned on to the idea of creating an all-male choreographed touring stripshow. Behind all this he faced a string of lawsuits and even hired a hitman to take out original choreographer Nick DeNoia. Arrested and facing trail he was denied bail, after evidence emerged that he planned to escape to India on a private plane. He ended up hanging himself in his cell, hours before his sentencing.
The tale of sex, violence and borderline insanity certainly seems up Scott’s alley. The studio are touting this as having “a tone similar to True Romance“. That could be very good indeed. The script from Lisa Schrager has no title as of yet and no shooting or release details have been mentioned.
Jessica Biel has found her post A-Team project. The star has signed on the raunchy romantic-comedy Fucking Engaged. Pretty sure that title will be changed.
The apparent plot revolves around Biel and her yet-to-be-announced fiancé who make a pact, in the run-up to their wedding, that they will not turn into their boring parents and vow to have sex every day until the big day.
The movie is an original screenplay by playwright Julia Brownell and is being developed along with Garden State producer Dan Halstead. FilmNation Entertainment, who are responsible for financing The Road, will be stumping up the cash.
Zach Galifianakis to play crazy man shocker! The Hangover actor has signed on to star comedy drama Town House, alongside Doubt star Amy Adams.
Galifianakis, will play an agoraphobic man who lives, with his teenage son, in a large house bought and paid for by his late rock star dad. When the royalty money runs out, he is forced to reassess his life and attitude, with the help of a friendly prostitute, played by Adams.
Scott Free, Ridley and Tony Scott’s production company, is set to produce with Fox 2000 locked in to distribute. Once writer John Carney wrote the original screenplay, but the project was put on hiatus during the writer strike. No news on a new writer or director but shooting is currently set for next summer, so expect to here news soon.
Mad Men stand-out January Jones is set to star with Nicholas Cage in his new vigilante thriller Hungry Rabbit Jumps.
The film, set in New Orleans, sees Jones in the role of Cage’s wife. Hi is victim to a brutal crime that pushes Cage to team up with a vigilante organisation. Needless to say things start getting a little hairier from there on out.
Even Money writer Robert Tannen is on hand with the script, while Bank Job director Roger Donaldson will occupy the chair. Spiderman star Tobey Maguire’s production company, Maguire Entertainment, are calling the shots and shooting is set to begin immediately.
Adam Sandler has absolutely no ambition. The occasionally funny man has signed up “star” in new comedy Jack and Jill.
Sandler will play both Jack and his twin sister Jill. That’s all I need to know not to care anymore. Next please!
Shooting starts early next year for a 2011 release.