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Scorsese Goes After Another Queen

Martin Scorsese is set to produce the Jean-Marc Vallee-directed drama "The Young Victoria," about the early life of the famous 19th century British monarch.Penned by Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park", "Vanity Fair"), the story chronicles Victoria's early rise to power...

Casting Couch: Beart, Shakira, Weird

"Emmanuelle Beart has joined English-language supernational thriller "Vinyan" for Belgian director Frabice du Welz ("The Ordeal"). Beart will play a mother who travels to Thailand to find her lost child. Shooting is set to begin in...

Fannings Sucked Into Hurricane Mary

Following up her controversial rape victim role in "Hounddog," Dakota Fanning is now set to appear alongside her sister Elle Fanning as disabled twins in Arvin Brown's true-life drama "Hurricane Mary" reports Variety.It follows the true story of an...

Levinson Takes An Indian Lick

Barry Levinson is negotiating to direct "Boone's Lick," an adaptation of Larry McMurtry's 19th century American West novel, scripted by the author and Diana Ossana ("Brokeback Mountain") says Production Weekly.Tom Hanks and Julianne Moore are attached to play the...

Lionsgate Plots A Bank Job Heist

Lionsgate has picked up U.S. rights to Roger Donaldson's sexy thriller "The Bank Job," starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows reports Reuters.The story is based on a real life unsolved daring robbery that took place in London in 1971...

Trade Breaks: Station, Musical, Yellow

"Michael Hoffman's $16 million "The Last Station" has completed its financing and is set to shoot in Germany sometime this year. The story follows the aging Leo Tolstoy (Anthony Hopkins) and his dilemma whether to bequeath his wealth...

McDonough & Fugit Ride With Horsemen

Patrick Fugit, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Neil McDonough have joined that cast of "Horsemen," a crime thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang and Peter Stormare reports Variety."Horsemen" centers on a detective who has grown increasingly distant from his two...

Julia Roberts’ Garden Sprouts Moss

Julia Roberts and Carrie-Anne Moss have signed on, whilst Emily Watson and Ryan Reynolds are in negotiations to join ensemble drama "Fireflies in the Garden" for Senator Entertainment.Written and directed by first-time helmer Dennis Lee, the story is loosely...

Writer’s Block: Spade, Party, Vanished

"Sony Pictures has pacted for an untitled comedy that will be written as a star vehicle for David Spade and Chris Rock. Spade will write the script with Fred Wolf and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison will produce..." (full details)"United...

Sunshine Rises Again For Alan Arkin

Oscar-nominated for his role in "Little Miss Sunshine," Alan Arkin will next star in Christine Jeffs' indie feature "Sunshine Cleaning," joining Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Clifton Collins Jr. says Production Weekly.Written by Megan Holley, "Cleaning" is a character...

Former Wishmaster Is Buried Alive

Dimension Films has acquired "Buried Alive," a horror pic from f/x maven Robert Kurtzman ("Wes Craven's Wishmaster") reports Variety.Story centers on a sorority hazing ritual that takes students to an abandoned house; it also involves "an empty coffin, a...

Operatic Organ Trading Tale

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, the pair behind the "Saw" franchise, are teaming for under $25 million horror flick "Repo! The Genetic Opera" reports the trades.Darren Lynn Bousman, director of both "Saw" sequels, will helm the rock opera project set...

Romanek Unleashes The Wolf Man

Director Mark Romanek ("One Hour Photo") has been hired to helm a new version of the 1941 horror classic "The Wolfman" says The Hollywood Reporter.Benicio Del Toro is attached to star in and produce the remake of the classic...

America Is Full Of F-Kids

Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer will star alongside Topher Grace in the Imagine Entertainment & Universal Pictures comedy "Kids in America" reports the trades.The movie revolves around a recent college graduate (Faris), his twin sister, and his...

Shankman Tells A Bedtime Story

Adam Shankman ("Bringing Down the House", "The Pacifier") has signed on to direct Disney Pictures new family fantasy film "Bedtime Story" reports Reuters.The story centers on a harried architect whose his life is turned upside down when the bedtime...

Winona Ryder Has The Last Word

Winona Ryder will play the female lead opposite Wes Bentley and Ray Romano in Geoffrey Haley's offbeat romantic dramadey "The Last Word" reports Production Weekly.Haley will direct his own script about a reclusive writer played by Bentley, who makes...

Talent Quest: Dr. Dre, Short, Davis

"New Line has signed music mogul Dr. Dre to a multiyear feature producing deal. Dre plans to focus first on developing dark comedies for the mini-major before moving into other areas..." (full details)"24-year-old Stomp the Yard and "Studio...

Take A Peep At Peter

Writer-director Peter Himmelstein's award-winning dark comedy script "Peep World" is finally getting the big screen treatment through Occupant Films reports the trades.The story centers on four siblings planning to celebrate their father's 70th birthday. Soon the quartet must...

Walk Hard Wears A Wiig

SNL star Kristen Wiig ("The Brothers Solomon", "Knocked Up") is in final negotiations to co-star opposite John C. Reilly and Jenna Fischer in Columbia Pictures' comedy "Walk Hard" for producer Judd Apatow says The Hollywood Reporter.Directed by Jake Kasdan...

In Development: Spies, Fear, Bastards

"Warner Bros is apparently championing a remake of a modestly successful John Landis comedy 'Spies Like Us' with Chevy Chase and Dan Ayrkoyd. Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and Dave Mandel - the trio behind 2004's "Eurotrip", are at...

Wahlberg On Departed Sequel Plans

Actor Mark Wahlberg has spoken out about the rife rumours in regards to two potential sequels to his current hit "The Departed".The actor told Empire Online that for the second one "They're talking about bringing in De Niro to...

Jamie Foxx Denies Harvey Dent Talk

Jamie Foxx's reps have confirmed to IGN Movies that there is "No truth to it whatsoever" in regards to the "Dark Knight" casting talk.Foxx is one of the more recent names linked to the role of Harvey Dent, aka....

McAvoy Comments On Trek Rumours

During press promotions for the upcoming "Starter for Ten", Scottish hunk James McAvoy was asked by IESB about rumours he would be playing Scotty in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-planned remake/restart of the "Star Trek" film franchise:Have you been...

Trade Breaks: Seed, 9/11, Pulse

"Radha Mitchell and Neal McDonough are signed to star in a remake of the 80's sci-fi classic "The Hidden". Entitled "The Seed", the story is about a killer who returns from the past forcing a young detective to...

Kingdom Visit Delayed Five Months

Due to very positive reactions from early test screenings, Universal has delayed its Middle Eastern-set action thriller "The Kingdom" from April 20th to September 28th to give marketing more time to create buzz reports Variety.Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and...

Trade Breaks: Scorsese, Beijing, Stomp

"20th Century Fox has picked up the U.K., Australia and New Zealand to the Martin Scorsese documentary on the Rolling Stones. Scorsese is in postproduction, working with a team of editors to assemble the film, which also will...

Bosworth Lines Up Trio Of New Films

Kate Bosworth is in negotiations to join the cast of Sony Pictures untitled blackjack picture (aka. 21) being directed by Robert Luketic says The Hollywood Reporter.The casting would mark the third time she's worked with Kevin Spacey after "Beyond...

Sandler & Apatow Make Mossad Comedy

Sony Pictures is picking up Judd Apatow, Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler's script "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" with Sandler attached to star reports Reuters.The comedy follows the exploits of a Mossad agent who fakes his death so...

The Random Spiel: February 6th 2007

A review of the script for "Killing Pablo" has gone up at Latino Review, as has one for that recently bought WW2-set Wonder Woman.- Young British hunk Ed Speleers, the star of last year's fantasy epic "Eragon", is...

Departed, Green, Sandman & Other Bits

Forget the sequel & prequel talk, the latest word through Cinema Blend is that William Monahan is writing TWO sequels to "The Departed" following Mark Wahlberg's Digman character.Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to take a lead role in...

Jack Kesy Is A “Deadpool 2” Villain

Final Trailer: “Despicable Me 3”

Cujo Makes A Cameo In “The Dark Tower”

New “Homecoming” & “Mummy” Posters

007 Actors React To Moore’s Passing

TV News: DC, Stewart, Justice, FOX, Orphan

“The Last Ship” Sets Season 4 Premiere

Final Trailers: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Roland Emmerich Confirmed For “Midway”

The First “Twin Peaks” Ratings Are In