"Lord of the Rings" boy-toy Orlando Bloom plays a young blacksmith who rises to defend Jerusalem from Muslim invaders in Ridley Scott’s "Kingdom of Heaven" (May 6). Bloom reportedly donned fake chest hair for the role.
And from the same link:
MOVIE MOST LIKELY TO SCORE SOMEBODY AN OSCAR
Take your pick: Past winners Russell Crowe and Renée Zellweger star in Ron Hod’s "Cinderella Man" (June 3), about Depression-era fighter Jim Braddock. Industry darling Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line") directs Colin Farrell as a colonial explorer in "The New World" (November TBA). Orlando Bloom plays a bereaved young man who finds inspiration in the form of his flight attendant (Kirsten Dunst) in "Elizabethtown" (July 29), from writerdirector Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous").
And just cause I've been a Johnny fan since 21 Jump Street:
REMAKE THAT WILL THRIVE
Purists pretend to hate the fact that Tim Burton is remaking "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (July 15), but how can you pooh-pooh the casting of Johnny Depp as wily confectioner Willy Wonka? Besides, the original (titled "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory") was released 34 years ago, satisfying the unofficial statute of limitations in these matters.