Steven Spielberg has a giant rabbit on his mind for his next film.
Spielberg is directing a remake of the James Stewart classic “Harvey,” the story of a big-hearted eccentric who’s branded a crackpot for claiming to have a 6-foot tall invisible rabbit as his best buddy.
Casting is just getting started, with production expected to begin early next year.
Hamm on roll
Jon Hamm is on a roll.
The show he stars in, AMC’s “Mad Men,” returns for a much-anticipated third season on Aug. 16. Earlier this month, he was nominated for two Emmys, one for leading actor in a drama series, one of 16 nods for “Mad Men,” the other for guest-starring on NBC’s “30 Rock.”
And last season, he got to host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” a show he claims to have watched since he was 7 years old.
A Tilda tour
Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton is spending part of the summer hauling a mobile movie theater across the Scottish Highlands.
Swinton and fellow film fans are transporting the movie truck through towns and villages for a traveling film festival. Most of the time they drive, but volunteers are pulling the truck for part of the journey on foot. Swinton said the foot slog — a tribute to movies and the Scottish landscape — was a “mad idea” that seemed appropriate.
Swinton told Monday’s edition of The Guardian newspaper that audiences in remote communities were hungry for nonmainstream films and for an “experience of cinema” unavailable on DVD.
The birthday bunch
Cammie King (Bonnie Blue Butler in “Gone With The Wind”) is 75. Loni Anderson is 64. Rick Derringer is 62. Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch”) is 53. Mark O’Connor is 48. Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys is 45. Jonathan Silverman (“The Single Guy”) is 43.
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