Comic-Con brought a lot of news to the table! Not only did Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Richard Kelly (director) reveal clips from The Box, but Cameron also confirmed that she is, indeed, on board to star in The Green Hornet! Check out the interview from MTV News where she talks about her role as Lenore Case and the movie.
Also, stay tuned for coverage from The Box panel at 2009 Comic-Con!
As announced earlier, Richard Kelly will talk about his upcoming The Box at the 2009 Comic-Con today! Cameron Diaz and James Marsden have been rumored to appear on the panel as well. If she is in attendance, you can be sure to find coverage from the event at Cameron-Diaz.org! Stay tuned.
During the 2009 Comic-Con, actor Seth Rogen and director Michael Gondry revealed more details regarding The Green Hornet. Cameron Diaz is rumored to star as Rogen’s love interest in the action/comedy film. Check out what they said about her character below!
“Lenore Case, would be her role,” Rogen said of Diaz, confirming that out of the several female leads in the “Green Hornet” radio, TV and movie incarnations over the last 70 years, the “Charlie’s Angels” star will be playing the character nicknamed “Casey.” “Assuming all the deals close, which it looks like they will.”
“In the original show there was Britt Reid, Kato and Lenore Case their secretary,” explained Evan Goldberg, Rogen’s longtime writing/producing partner. “She was one of the only people who knew they were The Green Hornet and Kato. Cameron Diaz is a new development, we’re real excited, she plays a secretary for Britt Reid.”
As director Michael Gondry was quick to point out, however, their take on Casey will be quite different – including a Lois Lane-like obliviousness to GH’s identity, and an affinity for crime TV.
Another poster from the upcoming thriller The Box has been released onto the web, via director Richard Kelly’s Twitter-account. The movie, starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella, will hit US cinemas on October 30, later this year. Check it out in full size by clicking on the preview to the right. The movie synopsis can be read below.
The year is 1976. Norma Lewis (Cameron Diaz) is a teacher at a private high school and her husband, Arthur (James Marsden) is an engineer working at NASA. They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in the suburbs with their young son… until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep and presents Norma with a life-altering proposition: the box. With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face an impossible moral dilemma. What they don’t realize is that no matter what they decide, terrifying consequences will have already been set in motion. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.
I have – finally, one might add – made a new layout for the photo gallery! It features one of the smokin’ pictures from the photoshoot Cameron recently did for V magazine’s current issue. Be sure to check it out, by clicking on the banner below. I hope you like the change!
Since he last worked with Cameron Diaz in 2001’s Vanilla Sky, Tom Cruise has divorced, re-married, melted down, nearly flat-lined his career and rebounded by playing a Nazi out to kill Hitler. So presumably they’ll have a lot to chat about on the set of their next movie, right?
Laughs Diaz, “I’m sure that’s stuff we won’t be talking about.”
The film in question is tentatively entitled Wichita (expect that to change). It’s an action romantic comedy — the same sub-genre as, say, Mr. and Mrs. Smith or True Lies — about a woman whose bad luck in men takes a turn for the worse (or better) when she falls for a secret agent. Cruise would play the spy, Diaz the woman with a history of man trouble.
“It’ll be a blast. I’m really looking forward to it. Tom is awesome and it’ll be great to work with him again. He’ll be wonderful in this part. We’ll have a great time,” says Diaz, who is nevertheless pragmatic enough to add, “I never believe anything’s happening until I’m on the set. You never know what can happen.”
Diaz’s caution is justified. For the past several months, various studios have been courting Cruise — a signal his fortunes have improved after the commercial success of Valkyrie. Other projects that had been vying for his approval included Motorcade, about an automotive assassination attempt on the U.S. president; The Tourist, a spy yarn that would have co-starred Charlize Theron; and David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Robert Ludlum thriller The Matarese Circle, which would have paired Cruise with Denzel Washington. Presumably Cruise may still make one or more of these projects, but for right now, it appears his teaming with Diaz comes first. Directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma) it’s expected to shoot later this year for a release next summer.
Source: Toronto Sun
According to Entertainment Weekly, Cameron Diaz is considering an offer to play the female lead in Green Hornet, opposite Seth Rogen. A deal hasn’t been sealed yet, but sources tell EW that she is in early talks for the role. Her reps at CAA declined comment.
Michel Gondry is set to direct the film based on a script by Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg. Shooting is supposed to begin shortly, with a release date already set for July 9, 2010.
I don’t know if this is true or not, since Cameron has confirmed herself that she’s filming the James Mangold Project / “Wichita” in the late summer/early fall. Hopefully this is true, though! One can never get enough of Cameron Diaz, right? ;)