HOLLYWOOD


Alex Hafner


HOLLYWOOD — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have found the perfect way to keep their family together while they’re working in different films in London. Brad is filming Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor,’ and Angelina is shooting “Maleficent,” in which she plays the witch from “Snow White.” Rumors are everywhere that they’ll soon have a very secret, private wedding. Pitt is starring with Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and John Leguizamo.

I ran into hot new actor Alex Hafner as he was leaving for Spain to shoot a few scenes in the film. He admitted, ÒI didnÕt have scenes with Brad or Penelope, but Javier and Cameron were on set with me. All my acting classes and endless interviews were worth it to get to work with a legendary director like Ridley Scott!Ó ÒThe CounselorÓ comes out in November 2013, but “Maleficent” won’t hit screens until March 2014.
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While most actors are busy making headlines, Ryan Gosling is busy making movies. His film “The Place Beyond the Pines,” with Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta, received raves at The Toronto Film Festival and will get a 2013 release. “Gangster Squad,” with Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Emma Stone, will be out January 2013. “Only God Forgives,” with Kristin Scott Thomas, is due March 2013.

Gosling is currently shooting an untitled film with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara for director Terrance Malick. The movie had been titled ÒLawless,Ó but Malick let Shia LaBouf and Tom Hardy’s recent film have it. Small wonder that Celebritynetworth.com rates Gosling’s net worth at $50 million!

Meanwhile, Malick’s “King of Cups,” with Oscar-winners Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett, also boasts sexy “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello, Antonio Banderas, Frieda Pinto and “Love Story” and “Peyton Place” star Ryan O’Neal. No release date yet.

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A&E plans to breathe new life into the Alfred Hitchcock classic ÒPsycho,Ó which had unforgettable performances from Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. Wisely, the series ÒBates MotelÓ is not a remake, but a prequel that will tell the backstory of Norman Bates and show how he became a serial killer. The young Norman will be played by ÒCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryÓ star Freddie Highmore. House at the End of the Street and the Alexander Skarsgard/Jason Bateman film Disconnect co-star Max Thieriot will play his older brother, and Oscar-nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, 2009) will play his mother, Norma. I saw Psycho when I was 7 years old and had nightmares for years because of it … this is one family reunion I might have to miss!

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