Veteran actress Margot Kidder was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (23Aug11) for protesting against an oil project.
The 62 year old, who played Superman's love interest Lois Lane on the big screen, was part of a group staging a rally about TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline scheme.
The campaigners are hoping to convince U.S. President Barack Obama to quash the $7 billion planned project to move oil from Alberta to America's Gulf Coast. Canadian officials have already approved the work, but it needs a final nod from authorities in the U.S. before it can go ahead.
During the rally, Kidder declared, "It's bound to leak... They always assure us these things are safe, and they never are."
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The Enchanted star will play the intrepid reporter in director Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the comic book franchise, alongside Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.
Kidder, who portrayed Lane in Superman: The Movie in 1978 and three sequels with Christopher Reeve, was delighted to hear about Adams' casting, and is convinced the Oscar nominee is perfect for the role.
She tells MTV, "She's a brilliant, wonderful actress! She's incredible. She's an extraordinarily accomplished young lady - and gorgeous and full of energy and spirit. She's so different from part to part, it's going to be really interesting to see what she does with Lois.
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If you've never pegged the animal rights universe as painfully complicated, think again. Director Curt Johnson, Oscar-winning producer of the 2002 short Thoth, stirs a whirlwind of history, opinions, and first-person footage that's the most accessible, thorough chronicle of animal rights ever put to film.
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Superman II had all the signposts of a disaster. Richard Donner, who shot much of the footage during the production of the first Superman, found himself forced away from the movie and replaced by Richard Lester, who claimed never to have heard of Superman before signing on to the franchise. To top it off, Marlon Brando sued to cut out all his scenes as Jor-El. And Gene Hackman was unavailable to shoot after Lester took the reins.
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So went the promo tagline for Black Christmas, the 1974 cult horror classic which might have had epidermal layers on the go 30 years ago... but which feels pretty tame today.
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Actress Margot Kidder pretended Christopher Reeve was Harrison Ford for her romantic scenes in the Superman films - because she wasn't attracted to her co-star.
The movie star, who played Superman's girlfriend Lois Lane in the cult films, admits she conjured up images of INDIANA JONES for a lost kissing scene.
She says, "I remember pretending he was Harrison Ford because I had rather a large crush on Harrison.
"Chris and I didn't have sexual chemistry, we had serious brother and sister chemistry - and you don't wanna be kissing your brother."
The lost kiss will be one of many forgotten scenes which will feature in the DVD of Superman II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT, which is released later this month (NOV06).
Superman II will be released in a radically different form this month (NOV06), as the director who was fired midway through filming has finally been given the chance to unveil his vision over a quarter of a century after the sequel first hit cinemas.
In an episode that has passed into Hollywood folklore, Richard Donner was sacked by producers Alexander and ILYA SALKIND in March 1979 over fears of the follow-up's dark tone and a spiralling budget.
But Warner Bros has now agreed to release Superman II, which originally came out in 1980, as Donner had intended, following an online petition signed by Man Of Steel fans around the world.
The 'new' version features 15 minutes of unseen footage of Marlon Brando playing the father of Christopher Reeve's Superman.
It also only uses 20 per cent of the footage shot by Donner's replacement Richard Lester, who received sole credit at the time.
SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT, which is released on DVD on 20 November, also contains rehearsal footage of Reeve and co-star Margot Kidder to make up for some scenes Donner didn't have an opportunity to shoot.