Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno, the British comic's follow-up to the wildly successful Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, is to hit cinemas in May 2009. Based on the character from Cohen's small screen shows in the UK and US, Bruno is a gay Austrian TV presenter with a four-inch-long bleached blond mohawk who works for the OJRF station. The Hollywood Reporter has previously reported that the movie's full title will be the somewhat unwieldy, Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt.
Eva Mendes is in talks to star opposite Nicolas Cage in the forthcoming remake of Bad Lieutenant, which is being directed by Werner Herzog. Mendes and Cage previously worked together on last year's comic book adaptation Ghost Rider. Abel Ferrara, the director of the original Bad Lieutenant, which starred Harvey Keitel as a corrupt New York cop, has gone on record to denounce the new version. Should Mendes sign on the dotted line she will presumably join the list of involvees who the Bronx film-maker thinks "should all die in hell".
The stars of current US box office No 1, The Incredible Hulk, have reportedly been told there will be two more movies in the series. Tim Blake Nelson, who plays a scientist who comes into contact with the gamma ray-infected material that changed Bruce Banner into the giant green monstrosity, is hoping his character will return as traditional Hulk enemy The Leader in future instalments. He said: "When I signed on to do the movie, when I went and had my meeting with [director] Louis Leterrier and Gale Anne Hurd, the producer, they said, 'We want you for all three movies,'. It's an honor to be able to play such a storied character. I'm very excited to do as much as they want me to do." [The Guardian]