--- Pitt Stop - The sourcing isn't the most reliable (British tabloids, yo) but I like the rumor that Brad Pitt could star in the second season of True Detective enough to toss it out here all the same. Brad Pitt is ten times the actor McConaughey is and you can quote me on that - I'm not even exaggerating. Save some bright spots (the thing was beautiful, and Woody Harrelson was very good) I thought the first season of TD was pretty much from start to finish insanely over-rated, but they're planning on changing things up enough from season to season that I'd be willing to give it another look.
--- Gloved One - Yesterday came word that Lupita Nyong'o may take a role in Jake Gyllenhaal's upcoming boxing movie called Southpaw; I wrote up some words about that over at The Film Experience. I love the suggestions in the comments over there that Lupita should be playing basically ALL of the parts in the movie. As long as I get Jake shirtless and ripped in the ring, I'm good.
--- Rah Rah Rah - I was just wondering yesterday when I heard that news about Edgar Ramirez taking the lead in the remake of Point Break what Kathryn Bigelow has been getting herself up to lately, and it didn't take long for an answer to present itself at all - she's set to make The True American, which will star Tom Hardy in the true story of a self-appointed vigilante (read: terrorist) who murdered several immigrants in Texas after 9/11. So this should go over lightly, just like her last picture did. The movie's based on a book which just came out ten days ago. Anyway Hardy plus Bigelow sounds like a dream team.
--- Been Broughten - He's impossible to keep track of all the way to a finished product these days but there's word that the next big maybe for Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is a horror movie! It'd be called The Bringing and it's about mysterious happenings at a real-world LA hotel. Think The Shining meets Somewhere! And then stare confused into the distance for a bit.
--- Killer Crowning - Today's the final day of Maniac Madness over at Final Girl! Ahhh!!! Run over there and vote - the terrifying final two-some are a golden pair of lovely beasts and I don't know how the fuck you're supposed to choose, honestly. Toss a butcher knife in the air and see if it lands in your face or your heart, I guess.
--- Moore to Mock - A couple of Julianne Moore related things - The Playlist has the first couple of images of her as President Coin in the final Hunger Games movie(s) Mockingjay, and she looks pretty perfect, methinks. That wig is INTENSE. And then there's word that Michael Shannon is joining the cast of Freeheld, that drama starring Moore and Ellen Page as a lesbian couple dealing with terminal illness and passing along pension. Now that's a movie trio.
--- King TV - Hannibal slash Pushing Daisies slash Dead Like Me slash Wonderfalls creator slash awesome human being Bryan Fuller is getting presented with the Dan Curtis Legacy Award at the 40th Annual Saturn Awards this year! (Dan Curtis was the producer of Dark Shadows.) Congrats times one thousand, Bryan!
--- Storming It - I'm fairly certain I've written about this movie before when all we knew was it was starring Idris Elba (really that's all we need to know) but Bastille Day now has a director (the guy who made the much-better-than-it-should've-been remake of The Woman in Black) and a leading lady in Blue is the Warmest Color's Adele Exarchopoulos. I have no idea what it's about but who cares, I'm in!
--- And Finally this is only nineteen seconds long but it's nineteen seconds of Juliette Binoche acting so it's like nineteen seconds of pure oxygen. Here's the first clip from Olivier Assayas' Sils Maria with Juli and Kristen Stewart, which is playing at Cannes: