This week in Scottish Entertainment / Actor News : Gerard Butler’s new project ‘Slide’, James McAvoy’s new film ‘I’m With Cancer’, Scottish screenings at the Inverness Film Festival and lots of Ewan McGregor news.

Gerard Butler talks new Evil Twins project

Gerard did an interview over at Film School Rejects as part of the Law Abiding Citizen press tour. The highlight of the interview was Gerry’s revelation that his production company, Evil Twins is working an a new project:

And what is Evil Twins working on now?

There’s a few different projects that we’ve been working on, but there’s one in particular – it’s a movie called Slide about a former baseball player who goes back to try and patch things up with his child and estranged wife and ends up coaching the kid’s baseball team. He becomes the subject of fascination and longed by every bored house wife in the town. And it’s him trying to survive that while trying to patch things up with his kid. I think we’re going to have GM direct the movie. Hopefully. We’re in talks with him, and he’s very much up for directing it so we’ll what happens there.

In other movie news, Gamer will debut on DVD and Blu-ray in the US on January 19, 2010.

Gerard is one of the winners in the Hollywood Film Festival. He had the highest percentage of votes at 25%.


Ewan McGregor at the Hollywood Gala Awards and new ‘Men Who Stare at Goats’ press

Ewan McGregor was at the 13th Annual Hollywood Gala Awards last week at the Beverly Hilton. He was there to support his Amelia co-star Hilary Swank and there are photos of them at the event here:

There’s a brand new interview with Ewan to promote The Men Who Stare at Goats which you can watch below:

James McAvoy’s ‘The Last Station’ to screen in Denver + details on ‘I’m With Cancer’

The Starz Denver Film Festival unveiled its 2009 schedule and includes The Last Station in its 200 film lineup. The Last Station will screen on November 14. The festival runs from November 12 to November 22.

Screenings will be held at the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli on the Aurarua Campus, with special screenings at the King Academic and Performing Arts Center, on the Auraria Campus. Red carpet events will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Go here for details on how to get tickets.

Seth Rogen also gives a little information about James McAvoy’s upcoming movie, I’m With Cancer:

Seth Rogen: Yes. We’ve been calling it ‘I’m with Cancer’; that’s what it is in my head. It’s a friend of ours, Will Riser, who we met while working on the LEG show who’s my age. He got cancer and beat it luckily and wrote a movie pretty much chronicling his experience. And James McAvoy will be playing him in the movie. And I’ll pretty much be playing me, who was his useless friend throughout the process. And we start filming next year. [MovieWeb]


‘One Night in Emergency’ and ‘Valhalla Rising’ to screen at the Inverness Film Festival

One Night in Emergency starring Kevin McKidd, Jamie Sives, and Ewen Bremner and Valhalla Rising starring Jamie Sives will both screen at the Inverness Film Festival which runs from November 11 to November 15. One Night in Emergency screens on Friday, November 13. Valhalla Rising screens on closing night, Sunday, November 15.


David Tennant nominated for theater award, ‘Waters of Mars’ air dates + more press

London’s Evening Standard announced that David Tennant was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Hamlet. The winners of the 2009 Theatre Awards will be announced on November 23 at the Royal Opera House. Go here for a look at the full list of nominees.

Air dates for the next Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars have been revealed. In the US, the special will air on BBC America on Saturday, December 19 at 9pm Eastern time. Remaining specials will air over the holiday season as a two-part special. The air dates for these remaining specials will be announced in early December.

The Waters of Mars will air in the UK on Sunday, November 15 at 7pm on BBC One.

The Waters of Mars and the two-part finale will debut on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

David also did a lot of interviews over the weekend to promote The Waters of Mars, one of which you can watch below:


Teaser poster for ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ + Gerard Butler reads to Craig Ferguson

The new teaser poster for Gerard Butler’s and Craig Ferguson’s upcoming animated film, How to Train Your Dragon is posted above.

Gerard Butler read aloud from Craig Ferguson’s new memoir American on Purpose on the set of The Late Late Show a few weeks ago. The photos are here:

Ewan McGregor to appear with Craig Ferguson

The Sun is reporting (thanks so much to Chamuel for pointing this out) that Ewan McGregor made an appearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – photos of the show are included. The taping is reportedly set to air on November 6. Ewan was still scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on NBC on November 2.


Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 11/2: Billy Connolly, George Eads, Jack Ingram
Tu 11/3: Valerie Bertinelli, Dave Barry
We 11/4: Mo’Nique, Stephen Fry
Th 11/5: Denis Leary, Jena Malone
Fr 11/6: Ewan McGregor, Regina Spektor

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