Trailers: See Keira Knightley attempt Elizabeth Bennet in the latest "Pride and Prejudice" incarnation here. And a UK trailer for big-deal "young Latino boy from L.A. makes it to the European big leagues" soccer flick "Goal!" is here, and looking rather edgier and less Disneyfied than we expected, despite the fact that Disney actually picked up the US rights to the film. We presume when it makes its way here they’ll tone down the whole groupie sex angle.
Distro news: Sony Pictures Classics will handle the US release of this years Cannes Palme d’Or winner, the Dardennes brothers’ "L’Enfant (The Child)." And DreamWorks buys the US rights to Woody Allen’s "Match Point" for a reported $4 million, a chancy move on their part â€” despite the great buzz the film (which screened out of competition) got at Cannes, Allen’s films have consistently tanked at the box office for the past, oh, decade or so. Then again, we heard Allen was holding out for as much as $10 million for "Point," so maybe $4 mill looked like a deal to them compared to that.
Speaking of M. Allen, now that’s he’s found a new nubile muse (Scarlett Johansson) and a new dream city (London), might he have found that old something that once made his films worth watching? We’re hopeful, as he’s apparently signed British actor Ian McShane for his next film, in which the director will once more be making an appearance. McShane, for you non-"Deadwood" types, is the most charismatic actor in the universe. We’re intrigued.
Elsewhere â€” Kevin Spacey will do a reality TV-show, which is not nearly as interesting as the Guardian makes it sound in their headline. And Camilla Belle, who was rather awesome in the otherwise mixed "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," will star in a remake of 1979’s terrorized babysitter classic (isn’t it wonderful how meaningless that word is these days?) "When a Stranger Calls."
And the Ain’t It Cool rumor of the day: you’ve doubtless already read about director Matthew Vaughn‘s ankling "X-Men 3" nine weeks before shooting was to begin in order to "spend more time with his family"; AICN‘s Moriarty claims his replacement will either be John Moore (of "Flight of the Phoenix" and "Behind Enemy Lines") or that ultimate Hollywood accessory (every entourage needs one), Brett Ratner (we didn’t know that Robert Evans was letting him out of the pool house these days).
+ Trailer: Pride and Prejudice (Yahoo)
+ Goal! – Movie Feature (MSN UK)
+ Sony Classics Takes Custody of "L’Enfant" (indieWIRE)
+ DreamWorks nets Allen’s ‘Match Point’ (HR)
+ From Lovejoy To Deadwood(y) (Empire)
+ Unusual suspect: Spacey to be Sugar daddy (Guardian)
+ A Stranger Calls Camilla Belle (ComingSoon)
+ Matthew Vaughn Leaves X-Men 3 (Empire)
+ EXCLUSIVE!! Wanna Know Who’s Directing X3 Now?! (AICN)