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Stalked: Sean Penn, Red Dawn, Stephen Gaghan, Philip Noyce

Sean Penn is taking a sabbatical.

Red Dawn has two new recruits.

Stephen Gaghan is adapting Hell's Angels.

And Philip Noyce is to direct Samuel L Jackson.

Usually when actors win Oscars the world is their oyster. Sean Penn however just wants some time off. He has decided to take up to a year off from Hollywood. After much publicised personal problems, he says he needs time to recover. That means no Three Stooges and no Cartel for Penn. Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro were already starring in Three Stooges, and Cartel saw Penn play a man whose wife is murdered by Mexican drug lords. It looks like both roles will be recast. The news comes from Jo Blo.

The Red Dawn remake has two new cast members. Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki have joined the new Thor, Chris Hemsworth in the film. The original starred Patrick Swayze, who led a bunch of teenagers into battle against invading Soviet and Cuban forces. Hemsworth will play the role Swayze played in the original, whilst Josh Peck will play the role Charlie Sheen had. Adrianne Palicki will fill Jennifer Grey's shoes. The news is from /Film.

Stephen Gaghan is working on adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell's Angels, according to MTV Movies Blog. Tony Scott is the one who spilled the beans originally to Coming Soon. Gaghan has previously won an Oscar for writing Traffic. Hell's Angels apparently tells the story of Thompson's time with the infamous biker gang. They treat him like one of the gang, up until a point, which I'm guessing led to a pretty interesting book. No details on exactly what Tony Scott's involvement will be. I wonder how it will transfer to film.

Philip Noyce is to direct Samuel L Jackson in Mixed Blood. The film is set in South Africa, and follows an American fugitive who is trying to protect his nearest and dearest. Only problem being he gets mixed up with dirty cops, killings and kidnappings. Jackson will play one of the good cops, who is perhaps trying to help out the unfortunate fugitive. The news is from Collider.



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