Mike Tyson, one of the most indisputably filmable subjects in the world, is getting a biopic about his life written by Boardwalk Empire's Terrence Winter, and today word got out that Jamie Foxx will play the lead. At his peak, Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world—which makes a pretty interesting movie by itself—but his ugly and frequently violent downfall is likely to be just as if not more compelling to filmmakers. Little is known about the movie at this point, although past rumors have indicated that Martin Scorsese would be involved ... Discuss

 

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The long-awaited, very complicated film adaptation of Into the Woods is finally hitting theaters this Christmas, with a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and current Hollywood it-girl Anna Kendrick. For a few years now, with movies like Jack the Giant Slayer and Maleficent, Disney has been trying to cash in on a nostalgic love of fairy tales. It hasn't exactly worked yet, but Into the Woods—a musical mashup of Brothers Grimm tales based on a 1986 Stephen Sondheim musical—has a built-in fan base and a secret weapon in Oscar-winning director Rob Marshall, so it might reverse the trend. Here's the trailer ... Discuss

 

While giving a speech in Kansas City, President Obama had an interesting exchange with a heckler yesterday. About three minutes into his speech, a woman began shouting from an upper balcony. Before she was removed by security, the president asked, “I'm sorry, what are you hollering about?” allowing the woman to yell back, “'Jesus is the God of Israel. He is fully God.” As she was being escorted out by police, President Obama responded, “'I believe in God. Thanks for the prayer. Amen. Thank you.” And of course, with that, he finally bridged the gap—once and for all—between himself and his conservative religious critics ... Discuss