The great character actor JK Simmons will provide a voice over for director Jason Reitman's newest film "Young Adult." Simmons has appeared in each of Reitman's movies and of course brings excellence to each role he undertakes. Love that guy.
Speculation concerning the lead in "The Hunger Games" continues to be bandied about with several outlets confirming Jennifer Lawrence to be the leading candidate. This news causes me to think two things: 1. Lawrence, while a tremendously talented and beautiful actress, is a woman. Katniss Everdeen (the main character in this series for the uninitiated) is a girl. If the filmmakers intend to stick to the narrative of the book, Lawrence doesn't fit. 2. I have wondered quite often how this book will translate to the screen. Often brutal and gruesome, I'm not sure you can properly attain the spirit of the book in a PG-13 movie starring actual children (aka Hailee Steinfeld of "True Grit"). It would seem to me that if Lawrence is the choice, director Gary Ross intends to raise the age of cast a bit, thereby making the content less shocking. And I can't really fault him for that.
I've kind of become obsessed with "The Adjustment Bureau" over the last week. So here's a review from Things That Don't Suck that adds some wood to the positive comments fire.
Weekend Box Office Results
1. "Battle: Los Angeles" - $36 million
2. "Rango" - $23.05 ($68.65 million total)
3. "Red Riding Hood" - $14.14
4. "The Adjustment Bureau" - $11.46 ($38.45)
5. "Mars Needs Moms" - $6.8
6. "Hall Pass" - $5.11 ($34.94)
7. "Beastly" - $5.09 ($16.98)
8. "Just Go With It" - $4 (93.98)
9. "The King's Speech" - $3.63 ($126.06)
10. "Gnomeo and Juliet" - $3.55 ($89.03)