Sunday, July 05, 2009

BUZZ: Duff & Garcia on "Gossip Girl," Amy Adams + Wahlberg, and more

Christian Slater scored another series after his NBC spy thriller "My Own Worst Enemy" fizzled last Fall. He'll be replacing British actor Rupert Penry-Jones as the lead of a new ABC mystery drama "The Forgotten." It's about "a group of amateur detectives led by a former cop (Slater) whose 11-year-old daughter was kidnapped three years before."

Hilary Duff will appear on "Gossip Girl" for a few episodes as a celebrity student who rooms with Vanessa and flirts heavily with Dan starting Oct. 5th. Also, the CW threw Joanna Garcia a bone after her series "Priveleged" was canceled, giving her a three-episdoe stint on "Gossip Girl" as an evil Southern Miss America-type, who has a political agenda that involves Nate.

Callum Blue ("Dead Like Me" and Princess Diaries 2) will play General Zod in "Smallville."

• I was truly amused when I read the plot to a new family comedy called Relativity: "The story centers on a close-knit family that comes together for the parents' 30th wedding anniversary only to have their adult children stumble upon the family secret - they're all adopted." I was even more interested when I discovered that it's being produced by the guy behind Dan in Real Life, a really sweet dramedy. I feel like the characters in The Family Stone, however, would've been really good in this.

Amy Adams is going to scuff up her good girl reputation when she joins the cast of Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale's boxing film The Fighter. She'll "play Charlene, a gritty bartender and former college high-jumper from Massachusetts who ends up dating" Walhberg's character.

• I like to think of director Tommy Wirkola's next film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters as a "where are they now?" sequel to the fairytale. Apparently, if you're hunted and abused by a witch as a child, you grow up to be a witch hunter. Taking place 15 years after their kidnapping, the film has been dubbed an action/horror movie with dark humor.

1 comment:

  1. At this point, I'll watch almost anything Amy Adams is in. She's such a talented actress.