LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) – Ben Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl.
Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together.
The studio said Affleck will star opposite 30-year-old Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman from “Man of Steel.” The movie will also feature “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.
The big-screen DC Comics superhero mash-up was first revealed by director Zack Snyder at last month’s Comic-Con International in San Diego.
The Fishwrap is now advertising the opening date for the new Carmike Theater as 11-18-11, which is this coming Friday. There must have been an unforseen delay that caused the original opening date to be pushed back.
Pottstown’s long-awaited new movie theater is opening 11-11-11. The new 12 screen complex will open at Upland Square Shopping Center in West Pottsgrove Township, next to Target. Head on over and check it out!
Great article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the filming of Abduction, which opens in theaters today. The movie filmed in Greater Pittsburgh for 51 days and stars Taylor Lautner from Twilight. The movie includes scenes from around Pittsburgh and even Fiddle’s Diner in Brownsville, Fayette County. The Pittsburgh area is becoming an increasingly popular location for Hollywood film makers along with other areas of Pennsylvania.
One of the most horrific events to ever befall Pennsylvania politics was the suicide of R. Budd Dwyer at a press conference in Harrisburg. The embattled PA Treasurer was facing jail time for supposedly taking a bribe in office. He shot himself and the footage was broadcast live. The media assumed the press conference was to announce his resignation from office. Instead, Dwyer pulled a .357 from a manila envelope, placed the barrel in this mouth and pulled the trigger as cameras rolled.
23 years later, a new film has been made to examine this tragedy. “Honest Man: The Life Of R. Budd Dwyer” is showing at Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema today through November 18th. Shows are at 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. daily. The film is unrated.
This must be the empty field across from Highland Park… Have been wondering how long it would take for something to go in there. Those houses sold across from Pottstown Plaza. Not sure this is a great idea logistically. Pottstown Plaza needs tenants! Wonder why they didn’t revamp their current cinema in Norco or use already vacant space in Pottstown Plaza… Guess that’s politics etc…