Weekend Wrap Up: ‘Kennedys’ canceled, ‘In Plain Sight’ extras, ‘Superman’ filming schedule, James Franco in NJ & more

– The History Channel has canceled the mini-series The Kennedys, starring Katie Homes and Greg Kinnear, shot in Toronto last year. The channel only cited that it was a “not a fit”. You can check out a clip of the movie above. [THR]

– A new reality show about a team of local ice sculptors is filming in Western Michigan. [WSBT]

Chicago’s still hoping Batman will return for a third time. [Chicago Tribune]

Lukas Haas and Diego Luna have the joined the cast of the Mark Wahlberg movie Contraband which will be filming in New Orleans later this month. [BleedingCool]

Natalie Portman and Ben Affleck were honored at the Palms Springs Film Festival Gala. [Variety]

Sean Penn has moved to Haiti. [PerezHilton]

The Soldier and The Demon is filming above Lucky’s Pub in Bay City, MI. [MLive]

– How many Kardashian shows does E! need? [Hills2City]

– Oh James Franco you’re so illusive! First you shoot Maladies in Brooklyn without us knowing, now we find out you’ve been shooting The Broken Tower in New Jersey too! [MyCentralNewJersey]

– Above is a first look at 30 Minutes or Less which was shot in Grand Rapids last summer.

– Principle Photography on the new Superman flick begins August 22nd (possibly in Vancouver) and will run until April 2012. They will also be shooting in an UK studio. [Collider]

Triple Frontier, starring Tom Hanks, is set to begin filming in various locations in North and South America in April. [SlashFilm]

– The horror film The Collection, aka The Collector 2, starts filming in Atlanta in two weeks.

– They’re looking for stand-ins for Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the movie Looper which will begin shooting in New Orleans later this month. [AtlantaFilmCommunity]

– Its no surprise Eclipse took home top honors at the People’s Choice Awards last week. [Accidental Sexiness]

Sienna Miller has joined the cast of New Year’s Eve which begins filming in NYC on Feb. 1. [ComingSoon]

– Yahoo! has an exclusive clip from The Green Hornet. [Yahoo!]

Robert De Niro has been named the head of the nine-member jury for the Cannes Film Festival which will take place May 11-22. [THR]

Elijah Wood will appear in The Hobbit, currently filming in New Zealand. [TheOneRing]

– Set construction begins this week in a New Orleans warehouse for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Shooting is scheduled to start Jan. 20. [Daily Blam]

Breaking Bad begins filming its fourth season in Albuquerque this week. [THR]

In Plain Sight will also start filming in Albuquerque again on Jan. 19 and they are currently looking for extras. [Sindication]

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann will reunite for a Knocked Up spin off. [SlashFilm]

Potomac Fever, Rob Lowe’s reality series about aspiring politicos, has begun filming in D.C.[TBD]

– Five of the films featured at the year’s Sundance Film Festival will be available On Demand too. [SlashFilm]

Vanessa Hudgens was reportedly on a flight to Wilmington to begin filming the next portion of Journey 2 this weekend. [JJJ]

Albuquerque Comic-Con is happening next weekend. [ACC]

Steven Soderbergh calls his movie Contagion, which will continue shooting for about two weeks in San Francisco this month, a horror movie. [GordonandtheWhale]

– The NY Times has a profile of Marilyn Monroe’s Manhattan. [NYTimes]

– Great news! Ron Howard said he “would be surprised if we didn’t have an Arrested Development movie, sooner, rather than later. [DailyBlam]

– There is an open casting call in Troy, MI on Jan. 18 for a new indie movie called Maybe. [MichiganActing]

Liam Neeson returns to Vancouver for The Grey this week and Gil Bellows will begin shooting Gravity’s Pull in Vancouver next week. [The Province]

– IMDb has an exclusive clip from the filmed-in-Detroit flick, Vanishing on 7th Street. [IMDb]

– According to the Saved By The Bell Facebook fan page (yes, there is such a thing), Lark Voorhies is shooting a new movie, Redemption, in Burlington, VT, Las Vegas, NV, and Hawaii this month. [Facebook]


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