Today in show business news: We've got the first trailer for the Linda Lovelace biopic, Steven Spielberg wants to adapt the freaking Grapes of Wrath, and Gravity will have its world premiere this summer.
After about a year of casting news and festival reports we are finally getting a glimpse of Lovelace, the star-studded biopic about Linda Lovelace, the porn actress who was made famous by Deep Throat. And it looks a lot better than I thought it would! The whole premise seemed kinda grim, and that porn era has been done already with Boogie Nights, but this is an effectively cut trailer. This could be a big thing for Amanda Seyfried, and there are already whispers about Sharon Stone getting some awards attention for one of those "barely recognizable" roles that awards people love so much. That's always a fun campaign to watch, so let's hope that this movie gets the traction it needs. Judging from this trailer, it will! Huh. Who knew?
Oh boy. Steven Spielberg is currently in the process of getting the film rights to The Grapes of Wrath. Not to direct! No, no. DreamWorks insists that's not what's happening. He just wants to produce. But still. A Steven Spielberg-produced movie version of Grapes of Wrath sounds intense, doesn't it? Like, why even bother having Oscars that year? "Here are all the Oscars, Grapes of Wrath. Good night." Or, conversely, it could be a complete disaster and everyone will be mad at Steven Spielberg for ruining a classic work, and for sullying the memory of the John Ford film. Either way, it's going to be big news. And who will actually direct it? I can't decide if I want Brett Ratner or M. Night Shyamalan. Who do you think?? [Deadline]