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Brad Pitt Uncovers A Lost City

Paramount Pictures has preemptively picked up "Lost City of Z," David Grann's manuscript about the search for a lost city in the Amazon reports Variety.Brad Pitt will produce the feature adaptation through his Plan B company as a...

Bakula, McHale Turn Informant

"The Soup" host Joel McHale, Scott Bakula and various other comedic actors are joining Steven Soderbergh's darkly comic thriller "The Informant" for Warner Independent Pictures, Participant Media and Groundswell Productions says The Hollywood Reporter.The film is based on Kurt...

Jamie Pressly Says I Love You

Jaime Pressly (TV's "My Name is Earl") has won a leading role in the DreamWorks comedy "I Love You, Man," with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel reports Reuters.Written and being directed by John Hamburg ("Along Came Polly"), "I Love...

Plummer, Mirren Get On At Last Station

Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren are replacing Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep respectively in Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station" for Egoli Tossel Film & Zephyr Films reports Variety.The film, based on Jay Parini's 1990 novel, explores the turbulent final...

Shekhar Kapur Directs Larklight

Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth") has signed on to develop and direct the $200 million period fantasy "Larklight" for Di Novi Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Scribe Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") will adapt Philip Reeve's 2006 novel which...

Trade Breaks: Aniston, Splice, Plan B

"Jennifer Aniston and producing partner Kristin Hahn have formed Echo Films, a company that will start with a first-look deal at Universal Pictures. Aniston and Hahn have already made several project acquisitions, most of which will be developed...

Sony Travels To The Wettest County

Sony Pictures has pre-emptively picked up the rights to Matt Bondurant's upcoming book "The Wettest County in the World" reports the trades.The historical crime drama is based on the author's grandfather and two grand-uncles - three infamous brothers who...

Aeronautic Action In Northern Lights

Chuck Russell is writing and will direct the stunt flying actioneer "Northern Lights" for Skydance Productions reports Variety."Northern Lights" follows the adventures of three young pilots, each determined to be the best at extreme flying, which encompasses taking their...

Trace Adkins Becomes Carol Reaper

Country star Trace Adkins will will play the Spirit of Christmas Future (aka the Grim Reaper) in David Zucker's indie Christmas comedy "American Carol" says The Hollywood Reporter.Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and Dennis Hopper have cameos in the takeoff...

April Fool: HBO Develops Departed TV Series

The network upfronts kick off this week but all the announcements are set to be dwarfed by the news that HBO is planning a TV series based on the Oscar-winning Martin Scorses directed picture "The Departed" says entertainment news...

April Fool: Benning, Smith For Stone’s W

With the four Bushes cast, Oliver Stone is now lining up some big names for the supporting roles in his upcoming biopic about current reigning President George W. Bush.On Friday it was reported that both Toby Jones and Paul...

April Fool: Dunes Plans Exorcist Remake

Platinum Dunes is continuing its bid to remake the major horror film masterpieces from 1960's to 80's with Screen Annual reporting that Michael Bay's company is seeking a screen writer for a new adaption of William Peter Blatty's...

April Fool: Paul Thomas Anderson Drinks Water

With James Bond successfully reinvented, Jason Bourne as strong as ever, and talk of Jack Ryan coming back, the studios have big plans to turn other classic espionage novels of the 60's and 70's into contemporary action thriller franchises.As...

April Fool: Trade Breaks: Lost, Quantum, Pirates

"A minor earthquake off Guam yesterday has lead to tidal damage of the "Lost" beach on Hawaii's Oahu island. The erosion of much of the beach overnight is said to have been extensive enough that filming on the hit...

April Fool: Efron & Cyrus To Step Up

With the first two "Step Up" films proving solid moneymakers for Disney Pictures, the studio has announced ambitious plans for not one but two follow-ups.As previously reported, a third one entitled "Step Up 3D" is being planned for...

G.I. Joe, Gears, MGS Updates

"Dennis Quaid is finished shooting his parts as General Hawk in the upcoming "G.I. Joe" movie, and production will be heading to the Czech Republic for the next three months to finish shooting..." ( full details)"We've got our script...

X-Files, Bangkok, Panda, Fall Posters

A whole bunch of new one-sheets have hit the Net in the past week and here they are below, just click any of them below for larger versions.Amongst the posters are "The X-Files 2", "Bangkok Dangerous", "Kung Fu Panda",...

Tobolowsky & Christensen On League

"Heroes" actor Stephen Tobolowsky has denied rumors that he'll be playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth in Warner Bros. upcoming "Justice League" movie.The acclaimed actor tells Moviehole that "I sent all of the stories to my manager who has...

Mears Is Jason In Friday Remake

Derek Mears ("The Hills Have Eyes 2") will reportedly play Jason Voorhees in New Line Cinema and Platinum Dunes' remake of "Friday the 13th" says Bloody Disgusting.Ken Kirzinger last suited up and strapped on the Voorhees hockey mask in...

Superman Grounded By Lawyers

The film and TV future of comic book's most iconic hero looks to be in doubt now with a landmark decision having been made last week in the ongoing legal battle over copyright of the character of Superman.Superman creator...

Egan, McShane Join NBC’s Kings

"Deadwood" star Ian McShane is returning to television for NBC's drama pilot "Kings" says Reuters.Loosely based on the story of King David, Aussie soap hunk Christopher Egan (TV's "Vanished," "Eragon," "Home and Away") stars as a pure-hearted young warrior...

Bruno Upset Kansas, Confuses Affleck

Ali G and Borat have had their own movies, now comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has been hard at work shooting the film version of his third most famous character creation - Bruno.The project is now entitled "Brüno: Delicious Journeys...

Martin & Keaton Reteam For Big Happy

Paramount Pictures has acquired the comedy script "One Big Happy" with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton attached to star reports Variety."Party of Five" creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are behind the project whose concept is being kept under...

Mos Def Spins Cadillac Records

Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock n' roller Chuck Berry in Sony BMG's "Cadillac Records" reports the trades.Written and directed by Darnell Martin ("Their Eyes Were Watching God"), the film is set in 1950s Chicago and follows the...

Trade Breaks: Clone, Combustion, Chops

"Warner Bros. Pictures is currently planning to reveal the trailer for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in theaters with the studio's "Speed Racer" on May 9th..." (full details)"Rights to Irving Belateche's noir-thriller script "Combustion" have gone to 72 Prods....

Hopper, Whitaker Join Craven’s 25/8

Henry Lee Hopper, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps and Emily Meade have joined Wes Craven's horror thriller "25/8" for Rogue Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Hopper will play the lead role of Bug, one of seven teens haunted by a serial...

Millar On Kick-Ass Vaughn Talk

"Wanted" comic creator Mark Millar won't confirm or deny the involvement of acclaimed British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust," "Layer Cake") on the proposed film adaptation of his comic "Kick-Ass".Millar tells Newsarama that "I can't confirm or deny any director...

Hanks Off Darabont’s Fahrenheit 451

Director Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") has spent many years mulling over two planned film adaptations of literary works.The first, Stephen King's haunting novella "The Mist", he finally turned into a decent film last year.The later however, Ray Bradbury's...

Quaid, Tyrese Join The Legion

Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Tenney are finalizing deals to join the Screen Gems thriller "Legion" reports Variety.The trio join the already cast Paul Bettany, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black, Kate Walsh, Adrianne Palicki, Kevin Durand and Willa Holland.Scripted...

The Lone Ranger To Ride Again

"Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Mask of Zorro" scribes Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio are in final negotiations to write a live-action big-screen adaptation of "The Lone Ranger" for Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer says The Hollywood Reporter.The...

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