Horror film The Woman In Black,which starred Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe and topped the British box-office earlier this year,is being revived with a follow-up set some 40 years after the events of the original. The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death is based on a story recently completed by author Susan Hill and follows a couple who encounter the haunted Eel Marsh House,the setting for much of the action in the original. The first film,which has earned an impressive $120 million in global ticket sales,was adapted from a novel by Hill of the same name and became the highest grossing British horror film of the last 20 years. Hammer Films said it was developing the new picture,and screenwriter Jon Croker would adapt the script from Hill’s story.
Trailer for Whitney Houstons final film Sparkle debuts
The trailer for Whitney Houston’s final film,Sparkle debuted last week,offering a brief look at the last project made by the late singer and actress that she had hoped would help spur a career comeback. Houston,who died suddenly in Los Angeles in February at the age of 48 of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease,appears sporadically in the trailer that was shown on Monday’s show.
In the film,she plays the mother of three daughters in a successful singing group dealing with the fallout of fame and drugs. Sparkle,a $17 million remake of a 1976 film with the same name,stars former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and is due to be released in the United States on August 17. It was Houston’s first acting role in more than 15 years after a small part in the television movie,Cinderella (1997) and a co-starring effort in The Preacher’s Wife (1996) opposite Denzel Washington. Those films followed Waiting To Exhale in 1995 that came three years after Houston made her successful big screen acting debut opposite Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard,playing a pop star dealing with fame. Houston spent years battling drug addictions and was found submerged in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel room. Those close to the singer,including mentor Clive Davis,have said Houston had promised them she was getting back into shape.
Bruce Willis and second wife welcome baby girl
Actor Bruce Willis welcomed a new child to his growing brood when wife Emma Heming-Willis gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend,said his spokeswoman. Mabel Ray Willis was born last Sunday in Los Angeles,and weighed 9 lbs,1 oz. This is the actor’s fourth child,and his first with Heming,his wife of three years. “The couple are overjoyed about the newest member of their family. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully,” Willis’ spokeswoman said in a statement. Die Hard star Willis,57,married model Heming,33,in 2009. The actor has three grown daughters from his 13-year marriage to first wife Demi Moore Rumer,23,Scout,20 and Tallulah,18. The couple divorced in 2000. Willis has a busy year ahead of him with five films being released this summer including sequels G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Expendables 2.