August 31st, 2005

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Pesci added to cast, Venice Festival Sunday

  • Confirming online rumors, Joe Pesci has been added to the cast of The Good Shepherd after an eight-year absence from films in a "small but pivotal role." As noted at Filmjerk:

    Pesci will play a reputed crime boss by the name of Palmi, one of Wilson's targets.

  • Photos outside the Good Shepherd filming location yesterday from ICI:

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  • The Brothers Grimm earned $15.1 million at the US box office last weekend, which was a very respectable total considering its troubled history. Terry Gilliam and the cast will present the film at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.

  • From the NY Post:

    Matt Damon's girlfriend, Luciana Barroso, was rushed to the hospital Sunday after she suffered a bad case of food poisoning. Our spy spotted Damon comforting a tearful Barroso in the St. Vincent's emergency room. A spokeswoman for Damon — in town shooting the Robert De Niro-helmed "The Good Shepherd" opposite Angelina Jolie — confirmed that Barroso was sickened by something she ate. "She had food poisoning and got really dehydrated because of that," the rep told us.

  • A Gawker sighting.

  • More details from filming of The Departed at SUNY Maritime.