Angela Bassett has joined Fox’s “This Means War” alongside Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon, with McG directing.
The action/romantic comedy centers on two best friends and international spies who fall in love with the same woman and declare war on each other.
Producers are Will Smith, James Lassiter, Robert Simonds, Witherspoon and Simon Kinberg.
Bassett will play the boss to Pine and Hardy’s characters who has dedicated her entire life to the spy business and has no life outside the CIA.
She will next be seen in Sony’s wedding comedy “Jumping the Broom,” due out May 6, and Warner’s “Green Lantern,” opening June 17.
ABC and the Mark Gordon Co. are developing a television pilot, “One Police Plaza,” for Bassett to star in as the first female police commissioner in New York City.
Big thanks goes to Kellyann for sharing a link in the previous post that has a date for the world premiere of How Do You Know! The stars will be walking the red carpet to promote How Do You Know on Monday December 13th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. My guess is that Reese will be in attendance, and if she is then you can count on Glamour Reese Witherspoon to bring you all the coverage!
KSBRadio.com report that Reese will receive her Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star this coming Wednesday – December 1st. As is often the case, it is obviously timed to coincide with promotion for How Do You Know, and the films director, James L. Brooks, will speak at the ceremony.
Congratulations again to Reese on this wonderful honour! This is sure to be a great start to the month for Reese, and for us Reese fans. Remember that How Do You Know is released in the US on December 17th, so we’re bound to be having a Reese-packed month!
How about a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Reese Witherspoon will be honored with a star this Wednesday. James L. Brooks is scheduled to be the celeb who’ll speak before she gives her thank-you speech. He just directed her in a new comedy called “How Do You Know.” More celebrity speakers could be added between now and then.
Reese has now finished filming her scenes for This Means War! She spent her last couple of days on set on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday Reese was seen rolling around with Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, and on Tuesday some of her final scenes included a scene in which she starts off by yelling at Chris Pine before they launch into a big kiss. Spoiler for the ending, maybe?! 😛 90+ photos from these 2 days have now been added to the Gallery.
Reese Witherspoon has insisted good manners cost nothing.
The Hollywood actress, who grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, said that her mother Betty made sure she grew up knowing the importance of being courteous.
She told The Sun: “I was always taught that good manners cost nothing – but are worth such a lot. My mother even sent me to etiquette lessons. It was close to the old-fashioned English upbringing, where you learn where to place the knives and forks. I had that bred in to me, even though we lived in Nashville, Tennessee. I was taught to be polite in conversation, smile a lot and treat people with respect.”
She admitted her childhood in the South left her with a need to be a people pleaser. “Whenever I talk about what it means to be a girl from the American South, I always end up talking about guilt. We can’t stand anyone not liking us. I send a lot of thank-you notes and buy plenty of gifts.”
Want more photos from the set of This Means War? I hope so, because I’ve added another 170+ from the past 2 days of shooting! November 18th was a big day of action on the set, with all 3 main stars filming a car chase scene complete with guns, plus Reese getting held hostage with her wrists tied up. The day after, November 19th, seemed to be a quieter day with Reese filming scenes with Tom Hardy. Reese is looking fantastic on the set of this movie, don’t you think? Hope you enjoy all the photos!
Reese was snapped filming This Means War with her two male co-stars, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, in Vancouver yesterday. You can see that Reese has her hands tied up, and Tom and Chris look bloody and dirty … but they’re still smiling and seem to be having a great time filming!
– Movies > This Means War > On the Set > On the set – November 18th 2010
Reese Witherspoon finds herself having to pick between two suitors — Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd — in her new romantic comedy, ‘How Do You Know,’ in theaters December 17. Who will she choose?
“You’re looking at people that are at points in their lives that could go any way,” says Reese.
The laughable love triangle from Oscar winner James L. Brooks finds Reese as Lisa, a woman facing a difficult transition in her life who jumps into a relationship with the self-centered Matty (played by Owen). Then she meets George (played by Paul), a man who’s facing financial ruin and a federal investigation for shady deals made by his father’s company.
“Lisa and Matty have been dating for a few weeks,” explains Reese. “George and Lisa meet and it turns out to be the most horrible date ever.”
“What would happen if two people were to meet on the worst day of their lives?” asks Paul.
As the relationships progress, the three characters get more tangled as they try to navigate their own choices.
– TV & Interviews > News Segments > Reports from 2010 > Entertainment Tonight – November 16th 2010 (Online)
Sony’s latest offering from helmer James L. Brooks, “How Do You Know,” will get a PG-13 rating, after all.
After losing its appeal to overturn the original R rating, Sony altered one usage of the word “fuck” to earn the more kid-friendly rating for the Columbia Pictures film.
The revised rating is good news for the romantic comedy, as R ratings limit ducats sold to moviegoers under 17 and act as a potential B.O. buzz kill.
If the restrictive rating had stuck, “How Do You Know,” toplining Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson, would have been Brooks’ second R-rated pic after “Broadcast News.”
Pic lost its ratings battle with the Classification and Rating Appeals Board last week, leaving Sony little choice but to lose some of the language.
Sony will target a broad holiday aud when it launches the film wide on Dec. 17.
After losing its appeal to overturn an R-rating, Columbia Pictures will recut James L. Brooks’ “How Do You Know” to eliminate certain language.
Studio wants the romantic comedy film to be released with the less restrictive PG-13 rating. Pic unspools in theaters Dec. 17.
The R-rating was assigned specifically because the word “fuck” is used three times in the film, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. Normally, only one occurrence of the word is acceptable in a PG-13 rated film.
On Thursday, the Classification and Rating Appeals Board upheld the R-rating.
When a rating is upheld, filmmakers have the option of making the changes needed to secure a less restrictive rating and resubmitting the film to CARA.
Reese was snapped on the set of This Means War again yesterday, looking cute and pretty filming a scene with Tom Hardy. In between takes Reese and Tom listened to his iPod together! 30+ photos have been added to the Gallery.
– Movies > This Means War > On the Set > On the set – November 9th 2010
Robert Harling has been tapped to pen Sony’s Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Pioneer Woman.”
Based on the upcoming book by Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels — A Love Story,” the film adaptation will tell the story of an young woman who, after falling for a cowboy, gives up her life in the city to live in Oklahoma.
The book, which hits selves in February, is an expansion of Drummond’s blog, which she started in 2006.
Harling’s previous writing credits include “Steel Magnolias,” “First Wives Club” and “Soap Dish.” His next project will be the Darren Star-produced dramedy based on the book “Good Christian Bitches” at ABC.
Laura Ziskin and Pam Williams will produce.
Witherspoon has been attached to the project since March.