Steve Martin rebuts reported 'Father of the Bride 3,' plus more movie buzz
WHO Steve Martin
THE MOVIE "Father of the Bride 3"
THE DEAL The actor used Twitter to rebut a report that he would be starring in a gay-themed sequel to his 1991 hit. Hollywood journalist Nikki Finke wrote on her self-titled website Sunday afternoon that the movie envisioned young Matty Banks (originally played by Kieran Culkin) marrying the son of a Navy SEAL. On Monday, Martin tweeted, "So excited to read I'm doing Father of the Bride 3 since I haven't seen a script or been offered the role!" In what may or may not be a related post, Finke later wrote: "For the next 36 hours, I need to work with my attorneys."
WHO Sienna Miller
THE MOVIE "Chef"
THE DEAL The actress has joined the cast of a new food-based movie that happens to have the same title as Jon Favreau's recently released comedy. In his movie, Favreau plays a fancy-pants chef who starts driving a food truck, but the upcoming film is about a chef who gathers a dream team to open the best restaurant of all time. The cast includes Bradley Cooper and Omar Sy ("X-Men: Days of Future Past"). John Wells ("The Company Men") directs.
WHO Bowe Bergdahl
THE DEAL The U.S. Army sergeant, who was freed May 31 after being held captive by the Taliban for five years, is already the subject of two competing film scripts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") is developing a film about the Obama administration's controversial deal to trade Bergdahl for five Taliban figures, while Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Field ("In the Bedroom") is writing his own version, based on Michael Hastings' article for Rolling Stone, "America's Last Prisoner of War." Neither writer has secured the rights to Bergdahl's story, which means others could join the fray.