'The Tourist' travels to theaters in December, 'Vampires Suck' doesn't at box office

the-tourist-320.jpgThese bits of movie news should tide you over until dinner.

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's thriller "The Tourist" has a release date. The movie, in wihch American tourist Depp gets caught up in a web of intrigue in Venice, will open Dec. 10. [ Variety]

Opening day for the spoof movie "Vampires Suck" was pretty un-sucky at the box office: The movie made an estimated $4 million on Wednesday (Aug. 18) to claim the top spot. [ Hollywood Reporter]

"The Wire" and "Luther" star Idris Elba has signed to play Alex Cross in "Cross," a restarting of the film franchise based on James Patterson's novels. Morgan Freeman played the role in "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider." [ Deadline]

J.J. Abrams and "Lost" producer-director Jack Bender are spending "7 Minutes in Heaven." The pair is developing a film about two teenagers who play the party game, then emerge to find all their friends dead. [ Heat Vision]

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