There’s so much going on in movie news right now that instead of covering it in a dozen separate articles, I wanted to give some summaries all in one spot. While the second half of this article contains several stories and (at least partially substantiated) rumors, we’ll first start with the money…

Box Office Top 10:

1. X-Men First Class ($56M)

2. The Hangover Part II ($32.4M)

3. Kung Fu Panda 2 ($24.3)

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($18)

5. Bridesmaids ($12.1)

6. Thor ($4.2)

7. Fast Five ($3.2)

8. Midnight in Paris ($2.9)

9. Jumping the Broom ($865k)

10. Something Borrowed ($835k)

11. Rio ($750k)

12. Water for Elephants ($700k)

Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com

Non-Financial News

As the sequel to the first live-action G.I. Joe movie continues to come together, a huge name in the world of entertainment is being rumored to be joining the growing cast. Dwayne Johnson, known world-wide as The Rock, is apparently in negotiations to portray the character Roadblock. (Source: SpinOff / Deadline)

Collider has an interview with Hollywood producer John Davis with some interesting information about what kept Arnold Schwarzenegger from being in PREDATOR 2. I won’t give away the information, but I will say that it’s surprising what the deal breaker was.

According to Deadline, a script for the sequel to the movie SALT is in the works, and Angelina Jolie is interested in once again portraying the shades-of-gray heroine Evelyn Salt.

Hottie with nerd-cred Olivia Munn is all signed up for a feature film role, and it’s in a Broken Lizard’s comedy called THE BABY MAKERS. (Source: Collider)

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan

I’m not usually optimistic about woman-centric movies surrounding weddings, but with Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan as the lead characters, SAVE THE DATE is on my radar for sure. (Source: BadAssNews)

One of my favorite young actors, Adhir Kalyan (YOUTH IN REVOLT, ALIENS IN AMERICA, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT) has been added to the cast of an indie film called SAMARITAN, a film about a college student who stops someone from committing suicide. (Source: Variety)


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