12/1 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Timberlake’s campaign, Portman’s weight loss and unused Ledger footage

Posted by · 8:30 am · December 1st, 2010

Rumors fly concerning Heath Ledger’s Joker making an appearance in “The Dark Knight Rises” via unused footage from “The Dark Knight.” (Not gonna happen.) [Stuff.co.nz]

Does Natalie Portman’s “Black Swan” weight loss mean Oscar gold? [Movieline]

David Poland sits down with “Get Low” screenwriters Chris Provenzano and C. Gaby Mitchell. [The Hot Blog]

Scott Feinberg chats with “The Social Network” star Justin Timberlake. [ScottFeinberg.com]

And that would be because, at least according to Page Six, he is “mounting an aggressive campaign” to land an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. [New York Post]

Oscar host Anne Hathaway on how she’d tear James Franco’s arm off. [Vulture]

Melena Ryzik, meanwhile, handicaps the hosts’ own Oscar chances. [The Carpetbagger]

Pete Hammond chimes in on the Indie Spirit nods. [Deadline]

[Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures]




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  • 1 12-01-2010 at 8:33 am

    James D. said...

    I wonder if Nolan will ever go into detail about what the Joker’s role, if Ledger had not died, would have been.

  • 2 12-01-2010 at 9:04 am

    Ella said...

    Looking forward to your review of True Grit. USA Today says it mostly plays as a comedy.

  • 3 12-01-2010 at 9:33 am

    Cameron said...

    @ James D.

    Probably. I’d wait ’til after TDKR to hear about it though

  • 4 12-01-2010 at 9:57 am

    Tye-Grr said...

    To see Joker/Heath one last time would be chilling! I’m not sure if it would be entirely in a good way, but I respect Nolan, and if it is true, I’m sure he’d make it respectful of Ledger.

  • 5 12-02-2010 at 1:50 pm

    Pete said...

    Unused footage of Ledger’s joker doesn’t even exist. Nolan never shoots things that don’t belong in the script. Everything Ledger shot is in the film. All the rest is just cut bits here and there of takes we have already seen. This is such nonsense. Nolan has even explained this a Gazillion times; there are no deleted scenes on his DVDs because there are none to put on the DVD. Nolan keeps things tight and neat. He shoots what’s on the page, and that’s what you see in the theater.