Here and there on Nov. 7 . . .
Here's an A-team, with an "A" for Action.
Sylvester Stallone will direct and co-star with Jet Li and Jason Statham in "The Expendables," according to Daily Variety. Stallone also wrote the film, which Variety says will begin shooting in February in both Louisiana and Costa Rica.
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Edward Norton's summer of The Hulk must seem like something from his distant past as the actor's production company has been filming a behind-the-scenes documentary about President-elect Barack Obama.
Yesterday, HBO announced it has bought the U.S. rights to the doc, which will continue to film through the inauguration in January and air sometime in the spring. HBO reportedly paid at least $1 million to show the still-untitled film, the Associated Press reported.
Director Amy Rice, working for Norton's Class 5 Films, had contacted Obama about a potential documentary even before he decided to run for president, HBO said. When Obama started his campaign and it became a success, Rice and fellow director Alicia Sams found themselves in the right place at the right time.
Over 2½ years, the filmmakers had "unprecedented" access to the candidate, his family, friend and campaign volunteers, HBO said.