the tourist 320 'The Tourist' travels to theaters in December, 'Vampires Suck' doesn't at box officeThese 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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