Spy Kids Kick Booty at Box Office
Spy Kids had an explosive debut weekend, easily claiming the top spot at the box office with an impressive $27 million. This marks a record weekend for director Robert Rodriguez (The Faculty, Desperado).
The romantic comedy Someone Like You found its way to the number two spot at the box office with a $10.3 million take, and the raunchy comedy Tomcats slipped in at number four earning $6.5 million.
The Director’s Guild of America offered a heartfelt tribute on Saturday to Hollywood legend Stanley Kramer who died in February. Friends, colleagues and family members shared fond memories of the producer/director, and clips from his best known work such as High Noon and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Actor Beau Bridges hosted the event and offered a short documentary on Kramer’s life. According to Variety, California Gov. Gray Davis declared Saturday Stanley Kramer Memorial Day.
Last Call For Hudson
The now very famous Kate Hudson will star in the Disney romantic comedy Last Call, and will be producing the film through her own production company Cosmic Entertainment. The film will be directed by Barry Sonnenfeld of Get Shorty and Men In Black fame.
The film is about an actress and a con man who have died and moved on to being Heavenly escorts. A production schedule has yet to be announced.
The Matrix Gang Will Return
The gossip has been mixed about whether Keanu Reeves would join the rest of the Matrix crew for the sequels, but according to Reuters, the president of AOL Time Warner says Reeves as well as Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Australian actor Hugo Weaving would all be back for more sci-fi action.
Like the original, Warner Bros Pictures plans to film the two Matrix sequels in Sydney, Australia.