Lars von Trier Proud, But Isn't Hitler nor Gibson, and More...

May 19, 2011

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- In response to his Cannes banning, von Trier says he's "a little proud of being named a persona non grata," but added some clarifications: "I am absolutely no Mel Gibson ... I am not Hitler." Just what an evil chimera of Gibson and Hitler would say.

- Topher Grace is joining a cast that already includes Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, and Amanda Seyfried in the romantic-comedy Gently Down the Stream. Reminder: this is still not a Nora Ephron film, believe it or not.

- Tommy Lee Jones will join Meryl Streep to play a middle-aged couple going through counseling (with the help of Steve Carell) in Great Hope Springs. Also not a Nora Ephron film!

- Stephen Fry has joined The Hobbit as the Master of Laketown, while Conan Stevens--7-foot-tall actor, scriptwriter, computer geek, non-competitive bodybuilder and ex-professional wrestling champion--will be an orc.

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