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Morissette Gets Dick In Radio

Alanis Morissette has joined the cast of John Alan Simon's "Radio Free Albemuth," a semiautobiograhical feature film take on the live of novelist Philip K. Dick says The Hollywood Reporter.Morissette plays Sylvia, a woman who shows up in the...

Crank 2: High Voltage Details

"Crank 2: High Voltage" has officially been greenlit at Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment reports the trades.Writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are back, as is Jason Statham who will reprise his role of hitman Chev Chelios in "Crank 2."...

X-Files 2 Shoots December 10th

20th Century is finally getting into production on "The X Files 2" with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to return as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully reports Coming Soon.The studio is referring to the film...

Writer’s Block: Sylvia, Match, Upside

""Sex and Sylvia Plath," written by Jennifer O'Kieffe of UCLA, has taken the top prize in the 52nd annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards. As the place winner, "Sex," a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who loses her...

Ving Rhames Lands Phantom Punch

Ving Rhames will play infamous heavyweight fighter Sonny Liston in the independently-financed biopic "Phantom Punch" which Robert Townsend will direct says The Hollywood Reporter."Phantom" will chronicle Liston's rise to fame as a boxer and the single "phantom punch" he...

CG Animated Take On Resident Evil

Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and game maker Capcom will jointly produce the 3D computer-animated feature "Biohazard: Degeneration," based on the "Resident Evil" films and games reports Variety.The "Resident Evil" franchise is known as the "Biohazard" series in Japan and...

Greg Berlanti Helms Green Lantern

"Everwood" creator Greg Berlanti has signed a deal to co-write and direct a live-action adaptation of DC Comics' superhero "Green Lantern" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades.The movie will focus on the Lantern embodied by Hal Jordan, a...

Ruffalo, Hawke & Peet To Cry

Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet will star in actor-turned-director Brian Goodman's autobiographical crime drama "Real Men Cry" for Yari Film Group says The Hollywood Reporter.Hawke and Ruffalo will play childhood friends Paulie and Brian, respectively, who are...

Casting Couch: Gale, Elba, Lucas

"Despite recent reports that Aussie actress Teresa Palmer has scored the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming "Justice League" film, it is runway queen Megan Gale who is actually short-listed for the role that Jessica Beal passed on....

David Dobkin Directs The Flash

Director David Dobkin ("Fred Claus") has signed on to helm "The Flash" reports MTV News.Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") says his adaptation won't be the character's first appearance in theaters, with the Flash a major part of George Miller's Justice League...

Cuba Gooding Goes To War

Cuba Gooding Jr. has signed to star in John Carter's political action thriller "The Way of War" says Reuters.Gooding Jr. will play a paramilitary operative who goes on a rampage after discovering a war conspiracy.Scott Schafer has penned the...

Mario Van Peebles Is A Uniter

Mario Van Peebles has signed on to direct his sci-fi screenplay "The Uniter" reports Variety."The Uniter" chronicles the journey of a political fugitive who escapes from the future back to the present to teach a 13-year-old how to use...

Hernandez, Schaech In Quarantine

Jay Hernandez, Jonathan Schaech, Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris and Columbus Short will star in Screen Gems' "Quarantine" reports Blackfilm."Quarantine" is a remake of Spanish-language horror film "Rec" about a downtown Los Angeles apartment building tgat is quarantined after a...

Michelle Williams Rides A Mammoth

Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams will star alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in Swedish director Lukas Moodysson's first English-language movie "Mammoth" reports the trades.The story revolves around a successful New York couple played by Williams ("Brokeback Mountain") and Garcia Bernal, their daughter...

Regent Lands Hottie Paris Hilton

Regent Releasing has picked up all North American rights to Tom Putnam's romantic comedy "The Hottie and the Nottie" says Reuters.The Paris Hilton vehicle has set a February 8th release in ten major markets around the country - just...

Galactica Delayed & Theatrical

Good news and bad news for fans of the acclaimed "Battlestar Galactica".The upbeat news is that 'Razor', the upcoming TV movie, will go theatrical in select cities on November 12th - nearly two weeks before its small screen debut...

Trade Breaks: Akira, Legacy, America

Oscar nominated Irish director Ruairi Robinson ("Silent City") is tipped to be up for helming Warner Bros. Pictures live-action remake of the classic 1988 post-apocalyptic manga feature "Akira". The project is tipped to be moving forward pre-strike..." (full...

Cheryl Hines Bathes In Moonlight

Cheryl Hines ("RV") will make her feature directorial debut with the indie dark comedy "Serious Moonlight" reports Variety.The story centers on a high-powered female attorney who learns that her husband is about to leave her for another woman, then...

Release Changes: October 29th 2007

'Zephyr' is back with some brief and intriguing release date information:"Juno, the next film from the director of Thank You For Smoking, has been moved up from December 14th 2007 to December 5th.Seven Pounds, the next collaboration from Will...

The Random Spiel: October 26th 2007

New shots are out of the Predalien - an alien and predator hybrid - from "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem," another pic of Jet Li at work on "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", and new stills from...

More Third Underworld Details

"Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans" is the title for the third installment in Sony's Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment's horror series reports the trades.Creature FX creator Patrick Tatopoulos will make his directorial debut with the prequel, which...

John Travolta To Visit Pelham

John Travolta is negotiating to join the cast of the Tony Scott-directed remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123" at Sony Pictures reports Variety.Travolta will play the leader of a quartet that hijacks a Gotham subway train and threatens...

No Charlie Wilson Reshoots

Cinema Blend reports that despite talk to the contrary, the production of the Mike Nichols drama "Charlie Wilson's War" is going fine.The IESB reported a rumor that the movie was undergoing expensive reshoots as recently as last week, reshoots...

Trade Breaks: Wolverine, Joe, Factory

"Eleven-year-old actor Kodi Smit-McPhee ("Romulus, My Father") will play young Logan in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" spin-off "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Smit-McPhee will start filming his scenes at Fox Studios this December..." (full details)"Paramount Pictures has begun casting for G.I....

Spyro the Dragon Becomes Film

The Animation Picture Co. has optioned the feature rights to Sierra Entertainment's "Spyro the Dragon" franchise with plans to produce a stereoscopic 3-D computer-animated feature reports the trades.The story follows Spyro, a rare purple dragon of prophecy, on a...

Molina & Davis Join Lodger Remake

Alfred Molina and Hope Davis will star in David Ondaatje's "The Lodger" for Stage 6 Films reports Variety.The project is a reimagining of the Marie Belloc Lowndes novel that served as the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's debut pic, 1927's...

Peter Hedges Makes Changes

Peter Hedges ("Dan in Real Life," "Pieces of April") is attached to direct "Everything Changes" for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.An adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper book, the story centers on a man on the verge of marrying...

Elise Begins Production

Filming begins in Adelaide next week on the new Australian feature film "Elise" starring Natalie Imbruglia ("Johnny English").Written and directed by James Bogle (In the Winter Dark), "Elise" is the haunting, emotional story of a woman coming to terms...

Acquisitions: Drafted, Timecrimes, Bloom

"New Line has picked up comic book adaptation "Drafted" for Benderspink. In the book, aliens come to Earth and warn mankind of an imminent invasion from another alien species. The first group of aliens drafts humans into boot...

Burns Violets Bloom On ITunes

Ed Burns has landed a deal with Apple to bypass a theatrical release for his comedy drama "Purple Violets" and release the pic for an exclusive premiere on iTunes reports Variety."Violets" will bow on iTunes on Nov. 20 for...

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