The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: A new trailer for a strange new movie, Jamie Lannister meets Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Aniston is in trouble in London.
The moment surely at least one or two of you have been waiting for has finally arrived: Here is a first teaser for the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the movie based on the novel by literary and historical meddler Seth Grahame-Smith. The movie stars up-and-comer and famed Meryl Streep son-in-law Benjamin Walker (Broadway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as the 16th president who, in this imagining at least, spends a lot of time slayin' vamps with a big axe. He also seems to be supernaturally strong? Unless that tree at the end there is balsa? Were there a lot of balsa forests in America around the Civil War? Who knows! I suppose we'll find out in this here movie, which... looks kind of completely ridiculous. But, eh, that's the point. Though, should anyone really be touting "from the director of Wanted" as a good thing? That movie was about a magic loom that told the future. That movie probably shouldn't exist. This probably shouldn't either, but who knows, it might be fun.
Oh ho ho. House Cruise and House Lannister will soon be working with one another. Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (he plays incestuous golden twin Jamie Lannister on the show) has been cast in Tom Cruise's upcoming sci-fi future flick Oblivion. Something, who could possibly know what, about Coster-Waldau just caught Cruise's attention, so here he is, in this movie. Cruise has done him a favor and a Lannister always pays his debts, so... Well, anyway! Coster-Waldau will play "Sykes, a battle-hardened, physically imposing, intelligent and extremely athletic military technology and weapons expert." Ha, "extremely athletic." Glad there's time for sports in the ruined futureworld. Hopefully Tommy and Jamie can find some time to play futureball or whatever it is. We'll be there to watch! [Deadline]