The Dlisted Report
John Goodman will play the man in the red suit in the live-action version of 1974 claymation classic, The Year Without a Santa Claus. The story follows a disgruntled St. Nick (Goodman) who decides to take the year off from delivering presents; he ultimately rediscovers the meaning of the holiday through the help of a young boy. The film also stars Ethan Suplee and Eddie Griffin as Jingle and Jangle. Chris Kattan will play the evil elf and Carol Kane will play Mother Nature whose sons Heat Miser and Snow Miser are at war. The two-hour movie will air on NBC. [Variety]
David Duchovny has joined Halle Berry and Benecio Del Toro in Things We Lost in the Fire. The story centers on a woman (Berry) whose husband (Duchovny) suddenly dies. The woman invites her husband's troubled best friend (Del Toro) to live with her family, and as the friend turns his life around, he helps the grief-stricken family confront their loss. Duchovny will appear in flashbacks. Shooting begins next month. [THR]
Joe Hill's upcoming novel, Heart-Shaped Box, isn't out yet but has already been picked up by Warner Bros. The studio has already hired Tom Pabst to adapt the novel. The novel is a supernatural thriller about a rock star who collects occult artifacts and bids online for a ghost that leads him into the Deep South. There, he must confront his past in order to escape the haunting. Hill is the son of Stephen King. [THR]
Theater Review: I went to see Faith Healer last night and it was kind of hot. I'm not much a play type person, because I have ADD, but I enjoyed the performances of Cherry Jones and Ian McDiamond. Ralph Fiennes is good eye candy. If you're into heavy drama and a good cry, go see it before it closes this August. Click here for tickets!