--- Body By Ryan - They've already started filming Deadpool haven't they? Well whatever the case this picture of Ryan Reynolds at the gym got posted online today (via) and that's what he will presumably look like under all the gross Deadpool make-up and spandex. At that link Ryan also states he definitely wants Deadpool to be Rated R again, which I know is supposed to be for language and violence since the comics have both but come on, if you get an R you can flash just a little ass, Ryan. It's the least you can do, really.
--- Horror For Hire - James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy (and more importantly Slither) wrote a script called The Belco Experiment and he's just found his director-for-hire and it's totally Greg McLean, the director of Wolf Creek, aka my silver-fox Aussie fave. (thanks Mac) Crikey! That's some good news! Last we'd heard about McLean he was going to make a Wolf Creek series for Aussie TV which we do hope is still happening but he should be doing movies too.
--- Cut Up - We've been surprisingly fascinated by the casting process on the new Texas Chain Saw movie - I say "surprisingly" because these things never really employ actors, at least not on purpose; usually it pretty young things like Matt Bomer or Mike Vogel or [fill in the blank with names of people you will never ever remember]. But the French filmmakers (they made the pregnancy nightmare Inside) behind the upcoming prequel are gathering up some interesting folks (Angela Bettis!) and wow I just over-sold the news that Stephen Dorff has signed on in the lead (which is not the titular maniac, apparently.) I mean I like Dorff, but your mileage most likely may vary.
--- Blonde Addition - I might have to go out and buy the actual printed issue of this month's Esquire because not only did they put Tom Hardy and his beard on their cover but they also did a fun Q&A with Anna Faris (thanks Mac) where she talks about her husband being a bed-hog (he can hog my bed any time, says everyone), lesbian porn, and Harry Styles, not necessarily in that order.
--- Big Baby Ansel - This was already rumored back in January but now it's been totally confirmed - he of the impossible name and creamy cheeks Ansel Elgort will star in Edgar Wright's next film called Baby Driver. There's also slightly more about the plot at the link then we've known so far - it sounds like this is Edgar's stab at a car-centric caper. I have loved everything Edgar's done and I have absolute faith in him, so bring on Baby Cheeks Elgort, I'm in.
--- Small Screened - If you're curious what went wrong with Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's book The Corrections for HBO - which he filmed a pilot for that starred (deep breath) Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig (phew) but the network ultimately passed on anyway, somehow - here's Baumbach's take on what happened. Basically it was too expensive. I want that pilot released into the world anyway dammit!
--- Deep Sole - In honor of Cinderella and her glass slipper (and also Nathaniel's undying affection for lists) here's his Top Ten Movie Shoes, which is not topped by what you think it will be. I never knew about the soles of Uma's Kill Bill sneakers before! My personal favorites didn't make the list though....