DreamWorks Animation Developing Sequel of Antonio Banderas’ “Puss in Boots”

Antonio Banderasmay be donningboots again…

DreamWorks Animation is working on the next installment of Puss in Boots, which featured the 58-year-old Spanish actor voicing the title character.

Antonio Banderas

The sequel is the follow-up to 2011’s blockbusterOscar-nominated film, which grossed more than $550 million worldwide.

The film will be directed by Bob Persichetti , a veteran of animation for more than two decades, has worked in various capacities on films with DreamWorks Animation.  He served as the Head of Storyand voiced a role in the original Puss in Boots.

The first Puss in Boots received an Oscar nomination in 2012 for Best Animated Feature. TheDWAtake on Puss was first introduced in 2004’s Shrek 2,voiced by Banderas. The character continued to be featured in subsequent Shrek sequels and TV shorts. 

The original Puss in Boots starred the voiceover cast of Salma Hayek(Kitty Softpaws), Zach Galifianakis(Humpty Alexander Dumpty), Billy Bob Thorton(Jack), Amy Sedaris(Jill) and Constance Marie (Imelda).

No release date has been set and animation on the film will take place on the DWA lot in Glendale, CA.

Luna’s Drama Pilot “Casanova” Headed to Amazon Instant Video

Diego Luna is ready to play(boy) on Amazon

The 35-year-old Mexican actor’s drama pilot Casanova will be made available for viewing on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S., UK and Germany on August 7.

Diego Luna

Casanova, which stars Luna as the famous playboy, was greenlighted by Amazon. Casanova chronicles a little-known period in the life of one of 18th century’s most famous playboys. Exiled from his beloved Venice, Giacomo Casanova (Luna) flees to Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment in hopes of putting his reputation behind him. But old habits die hard, and temptation is everywhere as Casanova finds a wealth of new opportunity…and trouble.

Shot on-location in three European countries, the drama was directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and written by Stuart Zicherman (The Americans).

It stars Luna, Bojana Novakovic, Miranda Richardson and Ben Daniels.

“We’re delighted to bring one of history’s most fascinating periods to life in Casanova,” said Roy Price, VP, Amazon Studios.

As usual, Amazon will take in consideration feedback from viewers, along with other data, in determining which pilots go to series.

Casanova is the first of a slew of pilots Amazon has in the pipeline, including The Good Girl Revolt, also from Sony, Trial, starring Billy Bob Thornton, EdgeThe Patriot and Zelda.

Longoria Gets ‘Intimate’ for Her GQ Mexico Cover…

Eva Longoria is getting really intimate with GQ Mexico readers…

The 37-year-old Mexican American actress graces the cover of the December issue of the GQ Mexico in nothing but some sexy lingerie…

Eva Longoria's GC Mexico Cover

On the cover, the former Desperate Housewives star – who spent much of the year campaigning for Barack Obama – appears in white-haute lingerie with smoky eye makeup and tousled hair.

For the inside cover story, Longoria sports all black lingerie as she strikes several seductive poses.

Eva Longoria's GC Mexico Shoot

Even though she brings the sexy for her GQ Mexico photo shoot, Longoria hopes people find her beautiful for other reasons.

“I hope that people think I’m beautiful for all the work I do concerning charity and philanthropy, or political activism,” the actress told GQ Mexico. “For me, these are the things that define beauty. Beauty lies, mainly, in someone’s personality, not on their skin.”

Meantime, Longoria is set to heat up the big screen in January with her upcoming action flick, The Baytown Outlaws, which also stars Paul Wesley and Billy Bob Thornton. In the film, Longoria plays a woman who relies on three brothers to help save her son from an abusive father.

 

Longoria Starring in “The Baytown Disco”

Eva Longoria’s career prospects don’t look so desperate after the end of Desperate Housewives later this year…

Along with serving as an executive producer on ABC’s Devious Maids pilot and launching a new matchmaking show for NBC, the 37-year-old Mexican-American actress could be returning to the big screen in The Baytown Disco, an action thriller about three infamously ruthless Alabama brothers who find themselves on the wrong side of a wild cast of characters when they finally try to do a single good deed.

Eva Longoria

Longoria, who has previously starred in big screen films The Sentinel and Over Her Dead Body plays Celeste Martin, a woman who hires the brothers to get her godson back from her cruel ex-husband, played by Billy Bob Thornton.

Buyer screening will be taking place in Los Angeles and New York tonight. Here’s hoping someone picks up the distribution rights for the film.