The Latest in Movie News, April 22, 2013
Oblivion, the science fiction epic starring Tom Cruise, topped the box office this weekend at $38.2 million. That's good news for the actor, whose last few movies (Jack Reacher, Rock of Ages) haven't quite hit it out of the park. In second place is the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 with $18 million. Read more box office news here.
Martin Scorsese is finally filming his adaptation of the book Silence. One of the most important works on faith and the silence of God, the 1966 novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo follows Portuguese missionaries in 17th century Japan. Filming is slated to begin in Taiwan in 2014. Read more details and an interview here.
Will Smith is in this summer's After Earth, but he's got some other projects coming, too, including American Can, a movie based on a true story about a Gulf War veteran who saved the lives of over 200 senior citizens during the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. There are also rumors he'll be looking at The Accountant, an action thriller about a bureaucrat who doubles as an assassin. Read more about Will Smith's career moves here.
If you have a soft spot for SNL star Jason Sudeikis, you're in luck. He's slated to star in an upcoming quirky romantic comedy, Tumbledown, about a reporter sent to cover the death of a folk singer who happens to fall for the widow. Read more here.
In a cloudy time for movie theaters, here's a ray of sunshine: the movie ad sales company National Cinemedia has been projected to advance in profits this quarter. Here's to a long-lasting movie theater industry. Read the financial details here.