It’s merry rainy Friday! You know what that means: foreign film news. Yup, you read it right. Borat lead, Sacha Baron Cohen, joins the cast of Les Miserables, The Musical.
More on this and other bite sized foreign film news after the jump.
Dan Gilroy, who worked on the script for Real Steel and wrote The Bourne Legacy will write Stan Lee‘s Chinese Superhero film The Annihilator. Asian Hollywood actors (excluding you, Rain), please fall in line. [Deadline]
Tom Cruise is working on a Top Gun sequel. As most of the cast are now balding (yes you, Anthony Edwards), they should call it Top Gone! [MTV]
The Diablo Cody penned The Evil Dead unnecessary remake gets an official early April 2013 release date. Evil Dead gets Juno-fied. Unnecessary. Please, don’t mess with the Dead. [b-d]
Daniel Radcliffe is crowned Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. So I guess, Wand-wielding Wizard beats pale, glittering Vampire. Let the fan wars begin. [EW]
And finally, Sacha Baron Cohen will play Monsieur Thenardier in Tom Hooper‘s Les Miserables. Must. Erase. Borat. Images. In my Mind… to take this film role seriously. [LN]
FOREIGN FILM TRAILERS
The Five-Year Engagement
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star in this hilarious rom-com, directed by Nick Stoller.
The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep is getting a lot of Oscar buzz for this. Here’s the second official trailer.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
The entire Hollywood population is in this ensemble romantic comedy. Okay, I exaggerate, but a lot of them big stars are here. Check it out.