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INTERVIEW: Fincher Says Yo-Landi Vi$$er Was Never Offered Lead in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'


In this exclusive interview with David Fincher (The Social Network), director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake, it appears Die Antwoord's zef rap star Yo-Landi Vi$$er was considered, but never offered the lead role in the adaptation of the bestselling trilogy by Stieg Larsson. You may remember this story, in which she told reporters that she turned the role down in favour of staying true to Die Antwoord. So the jury is out, was it just a case of broken telephone or was she lying?

 
On 'Mad Buddies' set with Leon Schuster and Kenneth Nkosi


 
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1's Opening Weekend...

 

Twihards were out in their numbers the past few days in South Africa as the box-office results of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 attest.

The film achieved a phenomenal 5-day opening weekend of over R11 million locally with more than 305,000 fans attending the first five days of screenings for the film. This makes it the 2nd biggest opening weekend of all time for South Africa, after The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

In addition, the film achieved the highest Friday and Saturday box office for any film locally and is also the biggest opening weekend for 2011 surpassing the previous best by 27%.

The highly anticipated fourth instalment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 , Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by their ornate nuptials, a romantic honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of their child…

 
Introducing SPL!NGSHOT... our new newsletter thingy!

Right... so apparently it's not enough to be on Facebook, Twitter - you've got to have a newsletter too! So we've launched SPL!NGSHOT (Beta), a monthly communication that will ultimately make it easier for you to keep in-the-loop without having to check SPL!NG on a day-to-day basis.

The newsletter will be simple, to the point and full of the month's highlights. We hope to feature film news, movie reviews, cool new trailers and new SPL!NG features like Top Ten Movies. To spice things up, we're also going to giveaway cool movie gear to subscribers... which means it'll pay to stay in-the-proverbial-loop with SPL!NGSHOT. For now, we're going to start with a once-a-month check-in.

You can sign up for SPL!NGSHOT on the left navigation bar or just send your email address directly so that we can make sure you're getting the latest and greatest SPL!NG has to offer on the world of movies! :-)

 

 
Creatives, Pitch Your Cool Movie Idea to Sharlto Copley...

Sharlto Copley, the South African actor best known for his portrayal of Wicus van der Merwe, the lead in District 9 and as Howling Mad Murdock in the The A-Team, is also a producer. The international cult legend has spawned a horde of followers after his two iconic performances, but now he wants to know what other roles you can imagine him in.

In a message (below) on his website, Copley has opened the doors for submissions from you... (yes, you) - to submit your "original ideas; ideas in the form of a film/tv concept, scripts, animations, artworks, books, comic books and short films with interesting characters I could portray". The actor and producer is using his website, SharltoCopley.com to field submissions and is using this as an opportunity to give would-be creative talents an opportunity to break into the film industry.

 
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