By Noah Browning CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film "Noah" on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday. "Censors for Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) officially confirmed this week that the film will not release in their countries," a representative of Paramount Pictures, which produced the $125 million film starring Oscar-winners Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins, told Reuters.
As Artemisia, Eva Green takes her revenge against the Greeks in "300: Rise of An Empire," which opens in theaters on Friday. And the actress explained to Access Hollywood why she wanted to take on another villainess. It was executive producers Zack and Debbie Snyder who convinced Eva to take the role of the woman who leads Xerxes' army against Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) and his Greek poets and farmers (with six-packs).
Lindsay Lohan appears to have turned a corner in her life and Oprah Winfrey has helped. "It is a television show so they want ratings - they picked the first two months after I got back to New York after I had been in treatment," the 27-year-old told Jimmy Fallon. In fact, in the last year, Lindsay has found a higher power.
The actress is in line to join the cast of "American Ultra," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Currently in theaters in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac," Uma Thurman is in talks to join this action comedy authored by Max Landis, the screenwriter behind "Chronicle" (2012) and son to veteran director John Landis. Jesse Eisenberg will play a young pothead who suddenly finds himself personally involved in this government plot. Kristen Stewart will play his girlfriend.
Dimension Films has uploaded the first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to "Sin City," from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Just under 1min30s, the trailer for "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" reprises the film noir esthetic seen in the first "Sin City," released in 2005, and reunites audiences with some of the same characters, including Marv and Nancy, played by Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba. There are also a few newcomers to the franchise, including Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ray Liotta, Josh Brolin and Eva Green.
Based on a wildlife documentary about the catastrophic effects of a microscopic fungus, video game survival drama "The Last of Us" is headed to the big screen. The latter's character exposition has been particularly well praised, even if Ellen Page took exception to her likeness being used for main character Ellie. Druckmann and Straley are joined by Naughty Dog presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra on the creative side, reports Deadline.