Monday Link-A-Mania

Is David Tennant really heading for The Hobbit ? Keith Richards back in Caribbean 4 ; Big Bang star in big screen sci-fi and more…

  • David Tennant, Michael Fassbender ( X-Men: First Class ’s Magneto) and James Nesbitt are in talks to appear in The Hobbit ( Deadline ).
  • Keith Richards will return as as Captain Teague in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ( Reuters ).
  • Disney has released the poster for Mars Needs Moms ( Yahoo Movies )

  • According to Deadline , Darren Aronofsky has pretty much signed on the dotted line to direct Wolverine 2 : “Darren Aronofsky’s deal to direct 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is close enough that discussion has turned to shooting the sound stage portions of the film in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman don’t have to inconvenience their families. A March start date is being eyed so that Aronofsky has time to open Black Swan and be available for the inevitable awards season obligations.” The same article also connects Neil Marshall ( Doomsday ) with the directing job on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies . The poor guy.
  • The Big Bang Theory ’s Johnny Galecki is in final negotiations to star in Andrew (Gatacca) Niccol’s new sci-fi thriller, which was going to be called I'm.Mortal , but which is currently nameless. Goat-haired former teeny-bopper Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy have already signed for the near-future tale in which the aging gene has been switched off. Galecki will be playing Timberlake’s best friend, a screw-up of a father with a drinking problem. ( The Hollywood Reporter ).