The Dlisted Report
Simon Baker and Adrian Grenier have joined the cast of The Devil Wears Prada. Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep currently headline the film. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna, the film is about a small-town girl who gets a job working for a major fashion magazine. Baker will play a writer at the magazine who tries to help the young woman survive life in the big city. Shooting begins this fall in New York. [Variety]
The Memoirs of a Geisha trailer has been released and it's beautiful. The film based on the best-selling novel by Arthur Golden is a sweeping romantic epic set in a mysterious and exotic world that still casts a potent spell today. The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang). Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man who is out of her reach (Ken Watanabe). Click here to see the trailer.
Lennon the Musical has turned out to be a big flop on Broadway. It opened August 14th and will close September 24th, having only played 49 regular performances. [Playbill]