Madonna sure can pack ’em in. And we’re way sure she can keep up her energy for another show in Miami. Just stay away from long capes, OK? There’s a concert at AAA on Aug. 29, then the pop diva will return to the same venue the next evening. Tickets for that second and final show go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. Tour and ticket info: www.madonna.com and www.livenation.com.
Idris Elba is stepping up to the plate. According to the The Hollywood Reporter the Luther star is replacing Jamie Foxx to portray a gangster rapper in the upcoming drama The Trap. The Miami-set movie is written and directed by Harmony Korine (2012’s controversial Spring Breakers) and stars Benicio Del Toro as an ex-con seeking revenge against an old rival (Elba). James Franco plays a hot mess of a music manager; Al Pacino is Del Toro’s parole officer. It is unclear when filming is to begin, but be on the lookout for a handful of stars.
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Hooray for Hollywood? Nope. Comedy Central’s Ben Stiller-produced Big Time in Hollywood, Fl, which premiered Wednesday night, is not — we repeat — not filmed locally, despite all the palm trees. The show, about two aspiring filmmaker brothers who still live at home in the Sunshine State, is, alas, filmed in sunny Los Angeles.
Writer/star Dan Schimpf used to spend summers as a kid with his grandparents in Plantation, though. His grandmother, whom he calls “the sweetest person alive,” still lives there, reports New Times-Broward.
Interesting marketing idea via BoConcept furniture. In the window of the 800 Brickell Avenue store is a movie poster for The Call, starring Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen. But the short isn’t in theaters; it’s an artsy way of showing off the company’s wares.
The six minute video, with more than 1.6 million views, shows the Danish actor rehearsing lines, drinking wine with a beautiful co-star in a gorgeously outfitted home, then suddenly receives a call from a French woman. The actress appears jealous and eventually leaves in a huff; eventually, we find out the person on the phone is actually an interior decorator.
“I rarely take on commercial roles, but this film is different,” Mikkelsen said of the project. “BoConcept didn’t hire an advertising agency but allowed professional filmmakers to do what they do best.”