Gael García Bernal has become the first actor to join Rosewater, the film that marks Jon Stewart's transition from acting flabbergasted by news effects to dramatizing them. Continuing in Argo's path, Rosewater will have everyone canceling their big Iranian vacation plans. Bernal is to play Maziar Bahari, a BBC journalist who spent 118 days imprisoned and tortured in Iran while covering the country's 2009 presidential elections. Bahari detailed his harrowing experience in a book titled Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival, the subtitle referring in part to the pregnant fiancée the reporter had left at home. The film's title, meanwhile, refers to the scent that Bahari said accompanied his interrogator each time he returned for more brutal questioning about being a spy. Turns out that's Iran's version of "The Axe Effect."
Jon Stewart's routine of helping us lazy dummies feel informed about current political events is getting a brief disruption, as the host of The Daily Show will reportedly take three months off to now help us lazy dummies feel informed about older political events.... / Continue →
Who will be our Zorro of the future? Gael García Bernal will be our Zorro of the future. The Mexican actor is reportedly close to securing the lead in 20th Century Fox's Zorro Reborn, a painfully gritty take on the character that makes Duracell's toy Zorro battery commercials s... / Continue →
Bad news, my Villistas: Johnny Depp won't be playing Pancho Villa anymore. Over a year ago, Depp was in talks to play the lead in director Emir Kusturica's awkwardly-titled biopic, Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman With Six Fingers, but he's now reportedly been forced... / Continue →