The kindest cut
Even more tears might have been shed over "Inside Out" if the original script been followed. Richard Kind, the voice of Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong, says the scene where he sacrifices himself was to be even more gut-wrenching. "The scene down in the valley, where the memories have been lost and disposed of, was about 40 seconds to a minute longer," Kind said. "And I loved it … you understand what he's going through. You see him get a little desperate." But Pixar opted not to torture its audience, and Kind came around. "I likened it to the scene in Bambi when his mother dies," he said. "We don't need to see that again."
To boldly go
CBS is producing a new "Star Trek" series that will be shown primarily on its video streaming site, beginning in 2017. … Syfy's "Vanessa Helsing" will be a gender-flipped version of the Dracula-nemesis story. … NBC is developing a sitcom based on the bestselling how-to book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up."
Sandra Bullock is in talks to play the George Clooney/Frank Sinatra character in a female-centric "Ocean's Eleven." … Liam Neeson will star as Mark Felt, aka Watergate mystery man "Deep Throat," in "Felt." … Nicole Kidman joins the cast of "Wonder Woman." … Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard will star in a World War II romantic thriller directed by Robert Zemeckis. … Elizabeth Banks will star as a World War II photographer in "Rita Hayworth With a Hand Grenade." … Alicia Vikander is the leading candidate to replace Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl Who Played With Fire." But who will take over for Daniel Craig?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in August 2014 and immediately began filming "By the Sea," the story of a marriage in trouble. "That this became our honeymoon is just [bleeping] funny," said Pitt. Jolie said "we had to stay in our corners, like boxers, not be husband and wife. It was very hard to do those scenes without Brad and I taking care of each other. Normally in between takes, you'd make sure that the other's OK, but we had to be able to really get ugly." Jolie also directed the film, the first time Pitt had worked with a female director.