A Wilde summer
By Sharon Hoffmann
The Kansas City Star
Now we know what Olivia Wilde is planning after the May birth of her baby with her Overland Park funnyman fiance, Jason Sudeikis. Deadline.com reports that the actress will star in and produce Meadowland, a psychological thriller about a mom whose son disappears. Filming starts in July, with first-time director Reed Morano, the cinematographer on indies Frozen River and Kill Your Darlings. Sounds risky, but Wilde has been making good movie choices lately, including Oscar-nominated Her and almost-Oscar-nominated Rush.
He can write, too?
Channing Tatum, who starred in and produced the male-stripper movie Magic Mike, just tweeted that hes starting on the screenplay for a sequel: What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas? #runatribe. Hes referring to his desk mate, a bust of co-star Matthew McConaughey, who not only played a strip club owner named Dallas but is now up for an Oscar for the totally unrelated Dallas Buyers Club.
After Vampire Academy opened with a measly $3.9 million last weekend, Entertainment Weekly declares that the seemingly immortal genre may be dying. With Twilight came all the TV series True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, etc. But then came the movie spoofs. And a sluggish season for NBCs new Dracula. Now not one broadcast network has a bloodsucker pilot in the pipeline. Heres the real secret to slaying vampires, EW says: Nothing kills scary monsters like laughter and familiarity.
To honor Shirley Temple Black, the beloved child star who died this week at 85, Turner Classic Movies is presenting a marathon of her films. Trouble is, the cable network first has to finish up its annual monthlong Oscar marathon. But starting at 3:30 p.m. March 9, you can catch Heidi, Bright Eyes (the one with her signature song, Good Ship Lollipop) and more. Get the schedule at tcm.com.