Star Scoop: The Making of SATC 3, The Rock Hits the Beach, Gone Girls Already Has Oscar Buzz


Are more adventures from Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte on the horizon? If you take Jennifer Hudson’s word for it, there very well may be. Fresh off the release of her third album, Hudson told Dish Nation, “Somebody just came to me talking about that [Sex and the City 3]. So if it’s in the talks, it might happen. So look for it.” If you remember, Sarah Jessica Parker told reporters in June that there’s already a story that could continue the franchise… but will we see it? “I think it’s a really lovely, wonderful story but whether or not we tell it remains to be seen.” [MTV]

Rejoice! You’ll be seeing Dwayne Johnson, likely shirtless, in Paramount Pictures’ Baywatch movie. It’s rated R and he’s apparently going to be wearing tight red shorts. Umm, is it (man crush) Monday, yet? [The Hollywood Reporter]

Gone Girl finally hits theaters today, but thanks to rave critic reviews, it’ll ride a high wave through awards season. The Ben AffleckRosamund Pike starrer has been dubbed “superbly cast” by the LA Times, “entirely mesmerizing” by Variety, and “undeniably gripping” by The Playlist. Is a Best Picture nom ahead? [Vulture]

Speaking of Affleck, he’s keeping with a dark, brooding theme. With Bruce Wayne and Gone Girl under his belt, he’s now in talks to star in a film about an accountant who assassinates people in his spare time. You know, the usual. [The Guardian]

Netflix isn’t curbing any ambition on the home-viewing scene. After teaming with The Weinstein Co. to stream Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legendthe same day it arrives in theaters, the company announced a partnership to produce four exclusive films with Adam Sandler. Certainly, it helps that Sandler’s films are among the most-popular of any actor on the site. Amazon Prime, your move. [New York Times]

In case you’re on the market for a new crib, now that Lebron James is returning to Cleveland, the former Miami Heat forward has put his Coconut Grove mansion on the market for $17 million… [Variety]

… Which would be chump change for Walt Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. He extended his contract to stay with the company through 2018, and as a result, could bank $60 million in bonuses. [Deadline]