Just when you thought it was safe to watch a mediocre Broadway musical…
The Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark curse strikes again!
The latest victim is Matthew James Thomas, who plays Peter Parker twice a week for Reeve Carney, and reportedly sustained an unspecified injury during a scene transition backstage at the beginning of the play's second act during a matinee yesterday! He was hospitalized, and received ten stitches!
And luckily, Carney was available to fill in for Thomas for the remainder of the show!
Remember when we said that after a variety of production snags, Johnny Depp's big screen version of The Lone Ranger was in the works?
We take it back.
Disney has reportedly pulled the plug on the flick, and although there's no official reason, sources close to production claim that director Gore Verbinski and the studio bigwigs could not agree on a budget! Combine that with the lackluster success of Cowboys & Aliens, and the movie was basically screwed!
Too bad! We would have loved to see our boy get down and dirty in the old west!
Oh well! At least we still have Dark Shadows to look forward to!
Production was halted after several cast members fell sick with tonsillitis.
The actors and crew were filming the highly-anticipated and extremely expensive post-Super Bowl episode when the outbreak occurred. The scenes that were scheduled to shoot this week will have to be postponed until January.
Dianna Agron was one of the cast members sick with the throat infection, writing in her Tumblr blog on Friday:
"Note to self…should have gotten a flu shot. In bed, hoping that medicine, soup, my computer and a marathon of movies will be the cure."
Yikes! Something like tonsillitis is a big deal for actors on a show like Glee! We hope they get better soon!
The notoriously difficult director has been attempting to finish the film Nailed - which legitimately sounds like an inspired piece of filmmaking, mainly because it involves Jessica Biel getting shot in the head with a nail gun - but due to financial problems and production snags, it has been sitting on the shelf incomplete since 2008.
We've now learned that after one-on-one negotiations fell apart with financier Ronald Tutor, Russell has walked away from the project, and it will be completed by someone else!
"This has been a painful process for me. The multiple production delays and stoppages, which were caused by David Bergstein and preceded Ron Tutor's direct involvement with me, have now spanned two years, and the circumstances under which the film would now be completed are much different on several fundamental levels than when we embarked several years ago. I, unfortunately, am no longer involved in the project and cannot call it 'my' film. I wish Ron Tutor well."
"Russell conducted himself like a perfect gentleman. I understood his position. It really didn't have anything to do with him but with others, and we just reached a point where I couldn't do what he wanted. But it was a decent negotiation between the two of us. No lawyers. No idle threats, just two people trying to clean something up, and we couldn't get there. It was surprising and disappointing, but I understood."
Ha! We're sure he was completely level-headed and rational!
Once a new director is hired, Biel and co-star Tracy Morgan will be expected to participate in re-shoots.
YEESH! It sounds to use like there is no chance of making back all of the money that's gone into this thing! First James Caan walks off the set because he can't deal with Russell's crazy, and now this!
And just in case you're curious to see the director conducting himself like a 'perfect gentleman,' here he is with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees (below)!
Taking to her private Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old reportedly wrote:
"I felt embarrassed and sad. And old. We're getting old. But in all seriousness; I felt sad because music is supposed to inspire. It saved my life. This trash won't save any kids life… In a world that is even scarier and with lives still worth saving, who will stand up and have soul? Disenfranchised to say the least. Let down by my industry and peers. Beside Macklemore and Pharrell and Bieber(pre-sob fest) and The Weeknd, Tori Kelly was dope too. The rest was gross and embarrassing and hard for this aging pop star to believe."