The Guardian has the trailer for the adaptation of Graham Greene's novel Brighton Rock. The film, directed by Rowan Joffe, opens in the U.K. on February 4th and is less a remake of the 1947 film than an update set in the 1960s. The all-star cast includes Sam Riley, Helen Mirren and Andrea Riseborough.
The first image from Sherlock Homes 2 has been posted by Screen Rant. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return for the sequel, joined by Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander from the Swedish film version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Actor Jeremy Renner confirmed that he's being groomed to take up the Mission Impossible reins from Tom Cruise after the upcoming Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Disney has signed up Gore Verbinski to direct the new Lone Ranger film directed by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. The project gives Verbinski, Bruckheimer and Depp the chance to work together again after the successful Disney franchie Pirates of the Caribbean.
Fox is developing a show titled In Deep, said to be a cross between "the crime and corruption of The Sopranos and the soap opera pseudo-romantics of Desperate Housewives." The series will follow the life of a female FBI agent played by Kathleen "Bird" York on an assignment in Chicago's organized crime syndicate. York is also writing and co-producing the pilot.
Neal Baer, one of the executive producers and a driving force behind NBC's Law & Order: SVU for over a decade, is leaving the show and heading over to CBS as part of a three-year contract. Baer feels CBS respects the writing process and adds that "I admire their insight and passion for storytelling . . . I think that's a good combination."
TNT's untitled pilot based on Marshall Karp's novel The Rabbit Factory has filled its lead roles. The Hollywood-based police procedural features Steven Webber (Wings) and D.L. Hughley as the main cops, with Blake Clark (Toy Story 3's Slinky Dog) as a father figure. Rhea Seehorn and Bradford Anderson fill out the cast as a female medical investigator and a computer forensics expert.
The BBC's "Open Book" program has author Philip Kerr talking about his new book Field Grey. It features Kerr's detective, Bernie Gunther, who works the homicide beat in Germany around World War II. Kerr was awarded the lucrative RBA International Prize for Crime Writing for his novel If the Dead Rise Not.
Matthew Fox (Lost) and stage and screen actress Olivia Williams will take the lead roles in Neil LaBute's psychological thiller play In a Forest, Dark and Deep, at the London West End's Vaudeville Theatre March through June 2011. The drama surrounds a brother and sister who find hidden truths as they clean out her cottage in the forest on a stormy night. Fox may be best known for his Lost role, although he graduated from the Atlantic Theater Company's acting conservatory, founded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy.