Rumors that Mel Gibson may appear on Mad Men are false, according to a source close to the show. A report circulated earlier today that Gibson had met with Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, but “the two have never met,” the source said.
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Warner Premiere, a division of Warner Bros. that specializes in creating content for digital platforms, announced it is developing two new multi-platform digital series with directors Bryan Singer and McG. Singer, whose films include The Usual Suspects, the first two X-Men films, and Superman Returns, will produce H+, an episodic science-fiction tale set in a futuristic world in which an implanted computer system allows a person’s mind to be connected directly to the Internet at all times. Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) will direct. McG, the director of Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation, will produce a teenage action thriller called Aim High about a high school sophomore who has a double life as a secret government agent. Aim High will be directed by Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). Both series are in pre-production and scheduled to begin filming by the end of this year.
Elizabeth Banks is set to star in Man on a Ledge, alongside Sam Worthington. Worthington will play a suicidal ex-cop literally on a ledge, and Banks will play the negotiator trying to talk him down. Jamie Bell and Amy Adams also star. [Deadline]
Paramount Pictures has announced that Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Elle Fanning (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) are starring in J.J. Abrams’ latest directorial effort, Super 8. Principal photography began today in West Virginia; the film will be released in summer 2011. A cryptic teaser trailer for the sci-fi film debuted earlier this summer in front of Iron Man 2.
Oscar-winning American Beauty producer Dan Jinks has tapped Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller to a pen a script for a new film version of Pinocchio for Warner Bros., Daily Variety reports. No director or timetable has been set for the film. Jinks, who produced Fuller’s cult fave TV series, tells Variety that he was inspired by director Tim Burton’s success this year with Alice In Wonderland.
Howard Stern said he “pretty sure” he will leave satellite radio at the end of the year after his five-year, $500 million contact from Sirius XM ends. He hinted that he’s considering alternate Internet formats, though it could be an opening move in negotiations with the satellite radio company as it looks to extend his contract. [Hollywood Reporter]
The Wrap is reporting that the U.S. Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court decision and ruled that Eminem’s music publishing company is owed royalties by Universal Music Group for songs downloaded through iTunes and as cellphone ringtones. An attorney for UMG said the company would file for a new hearing. The final decision could have greater implications as other artists attempt to get a bigger share of digital downloads.
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