The Weekly Ketchup: Keith Richards's "Pirates of the Caribbean" Antics, Hermione's "Harry Potter" Doubts, Stallone Speculation, And More!Keith Richards is living up to everyone's expectations on the set of the third "Pirates" installment, Emma Watson is experiencing growing pains with "Harry Potter," and the Nolan brothers talk about "The Dark Knight."
Also, a full slate of big-name sequels is on the way next summer, and the rumors of Sylvester Stallone in "Predator 3" couldn't possibly be true (could they?). Read on for more.
This week's Most Popular News:
Keith Richards is "So Drunk" on the "Pirates 3" Set
"Hey guess what? Keith Richards likes to get drunk -- and he's certainly not about to let a cameo role in "Pirates of the Caribben: At Worlds End" stand in the way of a good time.
Emma Watson's Getting a Little Tired of Playing With "Harry Potter"
In a move that could be best described as "contract negotiation hardball," young actress Emma Watson just dropped a bomb on the producers of the "Harry Potter" series. Seems the actress is not yet signed for the final pair of Potter flicks, and she's hinting that she might not even want the gig anymore.
The Nolan Brothers Discuss "The Dark Knight"
When "The Dark Knight" ultimately hits theaters, it'll most likely come with credits that read: Story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan. How that arrangement came about is the subject of conversation at IGN FilmForce.
"Spidey 3," "Shrek 3," and "Pirates 3" -- Get Ready for Summer '07
"The article we're about to read is about eight days old, but it seems like a rather fun topic of discussion, so let's do it anyway. As far as Summer '07 is concerned, what's your pick: "Spider-Man 3," "Shrek the Third," or "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End"?
Stallone to Star in "Predator 3"?
It's a piece of casting gossip that's almost certainly untrue, but it's a fun one anyway, so let's get to it: Someone thinks that Sylvester Stallone could be lined up to star in the second sequel to "Predator."
In Other News:
- Keira Knightley is set to star "The Best Time of Our Lives," based on a screenplay written by playwright Sharman McDonald, who happens to be Knightley's mother.
- Diane Kruger has joined Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in the cast of "Spring Break in Bosnia," with Richard Sheppard directing.
- Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to James A. Owen's upcoming children's novel "Here, There Be Dragons."
- New Line Cinemas has acquired an untitled Ice Cube comedy, in which he'll play a social climber whose goals are threatened by an unexpected visit from a child he was unaware he had.
- Sigourney Weaver and Kate Bosworth are in negotiations to star in playwright David Auburn's "The Girl in the Park."
- "Naughty or Nice," a stop-motion animated film from Seth Green's company Stoopid Monkey, has been picked up by Dimension Films.
- Hugh Jackman has joined William Baldwin, Henry Winkler, and Lisa Guerrero in the cast of the independent film "A Plumm Summer."
- James Marsters has joined the cast of "P.S., I Love You," with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler in the lead roles.
- 20th Century Fox has acquired film rights to the R.L. Stine children's book series "The Rotten School." Stine created the best-selling "Goosebumps" series.
- Mark Pellington, the director of "The Mothman Prophecies," and "Arlington Road," will direct the supernatural thriller "Night and Day You Are the One."
- Rob Cohen, director of "The Fast and the Furious," "XXX," and "Stealth," has signed on to direct the prison thriller "Scared Straight," for New Line Cinema.
- Jake Gyllenhaal has joined Reese Witherspoon in the Middle East political thriller "Rendition," with Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi") directing.
- Dimension Films has acquired film rights to Rosario Dawson's comic book series "O.C.T.- Occult Crimes Taskforce." Dawson will star in and produce the film.
- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of "SNL" fame will team up in "Baby Mama," a comedy to be written and directed by Michael McCullers.
- Fox Searchlight has acquired rights to the vigilante action-drama "Stephon's Corner," with George Tillman set to direct.
- Colin Hanks and Selma Blair have joined Antonio Banderas and Meg Ryan in the cast of the romantic comedy "Homeland Security."
- New Line has acquired the comedy "Mild Things" from the writing team of Michael Colton and John Aboud.
- HQ Pictures, Tyrese Gibson's production company, has acquired Mark Jonathan Stanley's sci-fi/action picture "12th Man."
- Finally, director Lars von Trier's next movie project will be the horror film "Antichrist," which will begin filming next summer.