Another day, another addition for Catching Fire. On this day, August 14th, we’re told that Stephanie Leigh Schlund (The Last Song) will appear in the sequel as Cashmere, a “former Career tribute from District 1″ who fights in the Quarter Quell alongside her brother, Gloss (Alan Ritchson).
Their past victories in The Hunger Games have made them legitimate opponents to Katniss and her clan of warriors, so expect some wild scenes of action between the two groups. Or, I only expect that, having not read the book or seen the first movie. Maybe you shouldn’t be listening to my words.
Francis Lawrence will direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in which Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will return; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Jena Malone, (possibly) Sam Claflin, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, and Lynn Cohen are all making their series debut. The film will open on November 22nd, 2013.
Moving on, Variety report that Sasha Barrese will be reprising her role of Tracy — or, the wife of Doug (Justin Bartha) — in The Hangover Part III. There’s not much else to report — considering her role is bound to be about as minor as it was the first and second time out — except to remind you that Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, and Mike Epps are expected to return alongside the main trio. Oh, and let’s not forget the “several well-known actors in cameo roles,” either.
The Hangover Part III will open on May 24th, 2013.
Finally, BlackFilm have learned that Terry Crews will be appearing in Scary Movie 5, with the Expendables 2 star working under Malcolm D. Lee on the horror series’ fifth installment in an undescribed role. I’m sure you’d like to know more, but the guy is pretty funny — in an almost “natural” sense, too — so, although the film means virtually nothing to me, this is a nice step.
Here’s how the Black Swan-inspired plot will go about:
“The story in Scary Movie 5 involves the dance world, with a snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed French director of a dance company named Pierre putting on a huge production. Jody, a Caucasian late-20′s mother of two and her late-20′s African American friend Kendra are both vying for the lead in the production. Jody’s extremely controlling former dancer mother is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled mid-30′s Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, gets cut from the production and goes berserk.”
Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, and Lindsay Lohan are expected to appear in Scary Movie 5, which will open on January 11th, 2013.
Is Schlund a wise choice for Cashmere? Have The Hangover Part III and Scary Movie 5 been shaping up well?
Film Society of Lincoln Center To commemorate her passing, free screenings of Chantal Akerman‘s Jeanne Dielman (on 35mm) and her self-portrait Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman will screen for free on Friday. Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s The Boys from Fengkuei will play on Friday night, with Hou making an appearance. Museum of the Moving Image Frederick Wiseman‘s […]
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