by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)
During the past week several big movies premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, but one of the most anticipated premieres was a much smaller project with nary an A-list Hollywood star to be found among its cast.
The film was “Much Ado About Nothing,” and the A-lister here was the director, Joss Whedon. He brought all of the actors, most of whom he’d worked with before, to Toronto. And on Saturday, in front of 1,500 eager fans at the Elgin Theatre, he presented his latest masterpiece.
It seems impossible, but “Much Ado” is even better than we at The Weekly Whedon imagined it could be. Sean Maher is the perfect villain, Nathan Fillion and Tom Lenk are the best of buffoons, and Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof are the consummate Shakespearean couple.
The Spike Lee remake of "Oldboy" is still happening, though production is coming mighty slow. Josh Brolin was attached to play the Oh Dae-Su role quite some time ago (he’ll be rechristened as Dave Ott or something appropriately Anglicized, we imagine), but the film is still lacking a villain or a female lead to join him.
Now, Twitch reports that the latter role has been offered to Elizabeth Olsen, who seems to be everywhere these days. Olsen’s gathering buzz for her parts in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House" (more on that in a minute), which would make her a strong choice to play against Brolin.
Have you been thirsting for "The Amazing Spider-Man" plot details? You're in luck: Columbia Pictures has released the official synopsis, in anticipation of the film's July 3 release. As befitting of an origin story, the movie seems like it'll be pretty straightforward.
Check out the synopsis past the jump.