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Alan Arkin Becomes Marley Editor

Alan Arkin has joined the cast of Fox 2000's "Marley & Me", the first project for Owen Wilson since his hospitalization last summer reports Variety.Owen Wilson plays a Philadelphia newspaper columnist who decides with his wife (Jennifer Aniston) to...

Kimberly Peirce Wants Childhood’s End

"Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce is keen on doing a big-screen adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End".Talking with MTV News, she says "I love Childhood's End. That's a phenomenal book. We have a draft of that and...

Phil Noyce Crowns Scarlett Queen

Phillip Noyce is set to direct and Scarlett Johansson to star in costume drama "Mary Queen of Scots" for Capitol Films and Relativity reports Variety.The feature is a biography of the woman who became Scotland's queen at nine months...

Paul Bettany Has A Secret Life

Paul Bettany has joined the cast of Fox Searchlight drama "The Secret Life of Bees" says The Hollywood Reporter.Set in the 1960s South, "Bees" revolves around Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) and her friend Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), who flee...

Ferrell To Produce Indie Stewie

Will Ferrell and his "Anchorman" director Adam McKay will produce the indie comedy "Stewie" reports JoBlo.The film follows a nerdy guy who is pressured into losing his virginity by his overbearing best friend, who wants to document the humiliating...

Five More Join Solomon Kane

Max Von Sydow, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alice Krige and Mackenzie Crook have all joined the cast of Davis Films' "Solomon Kane" reports Variety.Adapted from the pulp novels of "Conan" author Robert E. Howard,'Kane' is an epic tale of...

Harmon & O’Kelley Take The Weather

Mark Harmon ("NCIS") and Tricia O'Kelley ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") will star in the indie romantic comedy "Weather Girl" reports Reuters.O'Kelley plays the title character who, upon learning that her boyfriend (Harmon) has cheated on her, is...

DiBonaventura On GI Joe, Transformers

Earlier today The IESB talked with producer Lorenzo diBonaventura about the upcoming "G.I. Joe" film adaptation and how it's progressing.First off he shoots down the Viggo Mortensen casting rumour - "No, I think Viggo is too old to play...

The Random Spiel: January 9th 2008

JustJared has posted five pictures of Heath Ledger sporting a mask and belly on the set of Terry Gilliam's latest film "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus" currently filming in London.-New posters are out for Journey 3D, Penelope, Snow...

David Fincher’s Upcoming Films

Out doing publicity for this week's release of the director's cut DVD for his serial killer thriller "Zodiac," David Fincher has spoken candidly about his upcoming slate of projects and how each one is progressing.He's presently at work on...

McCann Kidnap Drama Planned

Missing toddler Madeleine McCann's story could be turned into a film, with the money raised used to fund the search for her. However the film could only be made once her parents Kate and Gerry's status as official...

Meloni Joins Stepfather Remake

Chris Meloni and Sherry Stringfield have officially joined the cast of Sony Screen Gems' remake of "The Stepfather" reports Bloody Disgusting.The story follows a dangerous homicidal maniac, David Harris, who loves to insert himself into families and then destroy...

Winslet Replaces Kidman In Reader

Kate Winslet will replace Nicole Kidman in the lead of the Stephen Daldry war drama "The Reader" for The Weinstein Company reports the trades.Shooting began late last year in Berlin and the Eastern city of Goerlitz and filming was...

Star Trek Set Design Secrets

Production Designer Dawn Brown ("Ocean's 11," "The X-Files") has been working hard on the J.J. Abrams' directed reinvention of the "Star Trek" film franchise and had some stories to share with SyFy Portal."I think a lot of hardcore fans...

Justice League On Hold/Canned?

The IESB reports that Warner Bros.' planned "Justice League" feature film project could be cancelled in spite all the pre-production work that has already taken place at Sydney's Fox Studios.A source tells the site that "Justice League is...

More Blu-Ray Defections Coming

Whilst I'm not a fan of the partisan editorialising that the otherwise excellent The Digital Bits have had to the format war in recent months, I do trust Bill and the gang and their accuracy is usually spot...

Who Is The Final Cylon?

The Season Four cast photo for "Battlestar Galactica" has solved at least one mystery - who won't be the final Cylon.Executive Producer Ron Moore says this 'Last Supper'-themed spread in Entertainment Weekly is missing a key person - that...

Crystal, Fools, Blonde Go To DVD

Several films originally scheduled to go theatrical have been shoved directly onto DVD this week."The Power of The Dark Crystal" may be released immediately to DVD in late 2008 or early 2009 according to Muppet Central."Halloween" actress Scout Taylor-Compton...

Beesley & Winstone Say Goodnight

"Beowulf" star Ray Winstone and "Hotel Babylon" star Max Beesley are teaming up for the new major gangster movie "Mr Goodnight" reports UK Teletext.Beesley, 36, will play a 1960s Manchester mafia boss with Winstone as the Flying Squad cop...

Ice Cube Talks A-Team Film

When the news broke that John Singleton would be directing a film version of the classic 80's TV series "The A-Team", Ice Cube's name was being thrown about for the role of Mr. T's famed BA Baracus role.Now while...

Ulrich Drives Armored Thriller

Skeet Ulrich has just signed onto the Sony Screen Gems' thriller "Armored" reports Reuters.Ulrich is set to play Dobbs, an armored truck team member that has plans to steal $10 million from the company.Matt Dillon, Columbus Short, Laurence Fishburne,...

Nippe Referees Van Damme vs. Seagal

Director Mark Dippe ("Spawn") has signed to direct spoof comedy "Van Damme vs. Seagal" reports Moviehole.The setup has the two action heroes living in the Hollywood Hills jealously trying to make each others' life miserable - until a real...

Cloverfield Monster Reveal & Rumblings

The "Cloverfield" viral publicity campaign - blurry photos of panicking extras aren't worth posting daily news updates about, I leave that to the bloggers - is thankfully coming to an end soon as the much anticipated...

Kidman Departs Reader Due To Pregnancy

Nicole Kidman has pulled out of her latest movie due to her just announced pregnancy to husband Keith Urban reports The Daily Telegraph.The actress was scheduled to start filming the Stephen Daldry-directed post-World War II drama "The Reader" later...

Michael Chiklis Has An Eagle Eye

Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of the D.J. Caruso-directed thriller "Eagle Eye" for DreamWorks Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Chiklis ("The Shield") will play the U.S. secretary of defense in the story that revolves around a slacker (Shia LaBeouf)...

Kirkpatrick Is All They Can Get

Paramount Pictures has acquired the John O'Farrell novel "The Best a Man Can Get" with plans to turn it into a feature comedy that Karey Kirkpatrick will direct reports Variety.Set in London, "The Best a Man Can Get: A...

Paramount Dropping HD-DVD?

The ongoing format war could be over quicker than anyone imagined as The Financial Times reports that Paramount Pictures may be poised to drop its support of HD-DVD after Warner Brothers' recent backing of Sony's Blu-ray technology.According to the...

Kusama Uncovers Jennifer’s Body

Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight," "Aeon Flux") has signed on to direct "Jennifer's Body" for Fox Atomic reports Reuters.The story follows a young woman (Megan Fox) who becomes possessed by a demon and begins eating boys in her small Minnesota town."Juno"...

Christensen Leads Neuromancer Film

JoBlo reports that a film adaptation of William Gibson's definitive 1984 novel "Neuromancer" may finally be underway as a $70 million independent production.Hayden Christensen is being lured to star as Case, a talented hacker whose poisoned nervous system reduces...

The Golden Globes Are Cancelled

It's happened - due to the ongoing writer's strike the Golden Globes being turned from a multi-hour ceremony into an hour-long press conference. Here's the press release:"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced that the recipients of Golden...

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