News Attack: Kristen Bell, Daniel Radcliffe, Green Day, and STOKER

Kristen Bell is set to star in a new comedy called The Lifegaurd, which was written and being directed by Liz W. Garcia. According to Deadline, "Bell will play Leigh, a reporter on the verge of 30 who abandons her life in New York City, returns home to get her high school job as a lifeguard, and starts a dangerous relationship with a 16-year-old delinquent." Yeah... that should be an interesting movie, and that's going to be one lucky 16-year-old kid. I never thought I'd see Bell play a ephebophile, but here we are. 

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan have been cast to star along side each other in a romantic comedy called The F Word. Accroding to THR, "F Word takes a comedic look into the lives of two twentysomethings who meet at a party and hit it off." I don't know why but I never thought I would see Radcliffe in a romantic comedy, he doesn't seem like the romantic comedy type. 

The popular Punk Rock band Green Day is planning to release three new albums between September 2012 and January 2013 titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! And along with those albums will come two documentaries from the band that will be released at the same time as the albums. Billboard reports, "Filmmakers Tim Lynch (the producer of the band’s Live DVD Green Day: Bullet in a Bible) and Tim Wheeler (who worked on The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights) are creating one documentary on the making of the trio of albums, and a second which will be made up from archive footage from their pre-Dookie (1994) days." The bands Frontman Bille Joe Armstrong had this to say in a statement, “It's not going to be the sitting down, head shot of me going 'we started out blah blah blah’. We wanted to get into lifestyles of rock'n'roll and playing rock n roll and letting the story kind of tell itself rather than create revisionist (history)." I've been a fan of this band from the very beginning, and it's going to be cool to see how their new albums and documentaries turn out! They hope to have the making-of doc ready in time for next year’s Sundance. 

Chan-Wook Parks upcoming film Stoker just got a release date of March 1st, 2013. The movie stars Nicole KidmanMia Wasikowskia, and Matthew Goode. "After India's (Wasikowska's) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him." I enjoy the twisted films of Park, and I'm looking forward to this movie.

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