Jason Momoa in talks to join Superman-Batman movie, plus more movie buzz

Jason Momoa attends the "Bullet To The Head" Jason Momoa attends the "Bullet To The Head" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City. (Jan. 29, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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WHO Jason Momoa

THE DEAL The Hawaiian-born actor is in talks to join Warner Bros.' still-untitled Superman-Batman movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman from "Man of Steel," and Ben Affleck has been cast -- to much public outcry -- as Batman, but there's no word yet on what part Momoa might play. Momoa, a former model whose distinctive facial scar came from a 2008 assault in a Hollywood bar, played the title role in 2011's "Conan the Barbarian" and an ax-wielding villain opposite Sylvester Stallone in this year's "Bullet to the Head."

 

WHO Celeste Holm

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THE MOVIE "Driving Me Crazy"

THE DEAL Before she died in the summer of 2012, the Oscar-winning actress ("Gentleman's Agreement") appeared briefly in a road-trip comedy shot partially in Malverne and Long Beach. Mickey Rooney, Dick Cavett and Louise Lasser also had small roles, but production halted when independent filmmaker Keith Black ran out of funds. Black, whose day job is teaching algebra at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, now hopes to finish the project by raising $700,000 through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. "When you're an artist and you have it in your blood, you're always going to do what you gotta do to keep that dream going," he says. His fundraising deadline is Jan. 13.

 

THE MOVIE "Just a Sigh"

THE DEAL Gabriel Byrne and Emmanuelle Devos star in this real-time drama about a stage actress who, on a quick visit to Paris between performances, finds herself drawn to a mysterious English stranger. It's the latest from Jérôme Bonnell (2002's "Le Chignon d'Olga"), a young French filmmaker unknown to most Americans but whose influences include golden-age Hollywood classics and Alfred Hitchcock. A local screening will be hosted by Newsday contributor John Anderson as part of the ongoing Furman Film Series.

INFO Thursday night at 7:30 at Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Tickets are $15-$20. 516-829-2570, goldcoastfilmfestival.org

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