Tommy Lee Jones for ‘Captain America,’ Rinsch Goes On ‘Logan’s Run’ and Woody’s ‘Paris’ Takes a Pill

Tommy Lee Jones Joines Captain America: Tommy Lee Jones will play General Chester Phillips, the military officer who chooses Steve Rogers for the super soldier program and who aided in his training soon after the serum took effect, in The First Avenger: Captain America. The news came from co-star Haley Atwell in an interview at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, you can click here to jump to the moment in the interview where she begins discussing the film and here is when she mentions Jones. Captain America is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2011. [ComingSoon]

Rinsch Ready for Logan’s Run Remake: I did not like the original Logan’s Run, but I could see how its story of a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age can be appealing to sci-fi fans, and if done right could actually be a decent movie. Now, Carl Rinsch is attached to direct the remake where the likes of Bryan Singer, Robert Schwentke, Joseph Kosinski and James McTeigue once found their names. Rinsch was once attached to direct the Alien prequel at Fox and, along with Logan’s Run, is also attached to direct 47 Ronin for Universal with Keanu Reeves, though that film has been in development for some time now. Like previous attachments this means very little as Warner Bros. is now going to look for a new writer to adapt William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s 1967 novel. [Heat Vision]

Akinnuoye-Agbaje Joins The Thing: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (G.I. Joe) has joined the cast of Universal’s prequel The Thing playing the character of Derek. Shooting is currently underway and the film is set for a 2011 release. [STYD]

Four More Round Out Woody’s Midnight in Paris Cast: Nina Arianda, Mimi Kennedy, Alison Pill and Corey Stoll are the final four cast members announced as joining the cast of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy that follows a family travelling to the city for business. The party includes a young engaged couple that has their lives transformed throughout the journey. The film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better. The new four join the ensemble cast made up of Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Nina Arianda, Kurt Fuller and Tom Hiddleston. The film shoots this summer in Paris.

Sudeikis Cast in Horrible Bosses: “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudekis is set to join Seth Green’s Horrible Bosses pitting him alongside Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. The New Line feature centers on three friends who conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. The film is set for a July 29, 2011 release. [Heat Vision]

Elwes Set for Untitled Reitman Comedy: Cary Elwes has been tapped for the lead role in Ivan Reitman’s Untitled Comedy also starring Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Kline, Olivia Thirlby and Lake Bell. The story revolves around the ease with which men and women become sexually involved, but have a far more difficult time establishing emotional bonds. Paramount is set to release the film on January 7, 2011. [Variety]


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