Yesterday News: May 14, 2013

May 12th: Iron Man 3 continued to dominate at the box office, making another bajillion dollars this weekend. The real story, however, is the runner-up – Baz Luhrmann’s sexy The Great Gatsby update starring hot young(ish) things Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, which defied expectations with $51.1 million in its debut frame. You know what this means? Coming spring 2015: Howard’s End starring Justin Beiber and Kim Kardashian. Source: Box Office Mojo

May 11th: The imminent Star Wars VII will be filmed in the UK, according to BBC. Tagline: Keep Calm and Boba Fett on. Source: BBC

May 10th: The trailer for the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, August: Osage County, hit the internet this week. The film, starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis and Abigail Breslin centers on a family that converges at home after the death of its patriarch for dysfunction, laughter, tears and lots and lots of Oscars. Source: Entertainment Weekly

May 9th: Director Joe Wright has emerged as a strong contender for the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Wright was thrilled announcing “I was hoping that the Academy Award winning adaptations of Atonement and Anna Karenina would, one day, lead to my big break in porn.” Source: The Hollywood Reporter

May 9th: Old School co-stars Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell will reteam for Daddy’s Home, about a family man (Ferrell) whose life is turned upside down when his wife’s ex-husband (Vaughn) moves in with them. Old School 2 seems like Amour by comparison. Source: Variety

May 9th: In other trailer news, the preview for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock sent the interweb into a tizzy this week. The imminent alien attack can be attributed to extraterrestrials’ assumption that all humans have excellent cheek bones and are ageless. Source: Entertainment Weekly

May 8th: Marvel’s The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon has taken to his blog to set straight the rumor that he was making upwards of $100 million for Avengers 2. Although the fact that he wrote the blog entry on a laptop made out of pure gold and lined with an ivory keyboard, isn’t helping his case (In other news: Joss Whedon Rules!). Source: Whedonesque

May 6th: Clueless director Amy Heckerling will join forces with Jada Pinkett-Smith and latino soap star William Levy for the appropriately titled Salsa, about a woman who reaches a turning point in her life through the art of, well, salsa dancing. Will it be a hit? Como si!

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