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Cruise Shines To Coppola’s Youth

The Cruise/Wagner led United Artists is in talks to acquire "Youth Without Youth," Francis Ford Coppola's first film since 1997's "The Rainmaker" reports Variety.The $5 million film, which Coppola shot last winter in Romania, stars Tim Roth as a...

The Original James Bond Open To Return?

Sean Connery hasn't done a film since 2003's woeful "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," and for all intents and purposes is retired from the biz it seems.Despite claims that Lucas and Spielberg want him back for "Indiana Jones IV",...

Maggie Thatcher Gets Her Own Movie

Having had great success with exploring the female figurehead of British aristocracy in "The Queen", Pathe Films is now turning its attention towards a former female figurehead of British politics.Yes the Iron Lady herself, former UK Prime Minister Margaret...

Maroni Gets Beefed Up In Knight?

Some interesting rumours have popped up recently over at fansite Batman on Film, most of which sounds quite reasonable and perfectly understandable considering the context.According to them, director Chris Nolan is looking into beefing up the character of...

Apted & Boyle Fed Up With Sequels

They're two of the most acclaimed British directors working right now, ready to take on most challenges.So what wouldn't they do? Both spoke out on that today to Teletext UK with surprising candor about their future.Apted says he does...

Duelling Cuts Of Across the Universe

There's a fight going on over the upcoming mind-trip road flick "Across the Universe" between the director and studio head says The New York Times.Julie Taymor ("Frida," "Titus"), the woman behind the highly acclaimed stage production version of Disney's...

Penn, Keener To Learn What Happened

TheyCatherine Keener and Robin Wright Penn have signed on to Barry Levinson's new comedy "What Just Happened?" says Reuters.Based on an original screenplay by Art Linson, the story centers on a desperate movie producer (Robert De Niro) trying to...

Trade Breaks: Counter, Good, Exodus

"Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed North American rights to German drama "The Counterfeiters," a true story about a money-manufacturing operation set up by the Nazis. The film stars Karl Markovics, who plays the head of a counterfeiting operation, and...

Channing Tatum Sparks To John

New Line Cinema has snapped up screen rights to another Nicholas Sparks bestseller, "Dear John," and attached Channing Tatum ("Step Up," "She's The Man") to star reports Variety.The story follows a soldier home on leave who falls hard for...

Grisham Film Turns Green At WIP

David Gordon Green ("Snow Angels," "Undertow," "All the Real Girls") is in final negotiations to write and direct a screen adaptation of John Grisham's nonfiction book "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" for Warner Independent...

Writer’s Block: Animal, Johnson, Dance

"Warner Bros. has preemptively snapped up an untitled comedy pitch by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger ("Space Invader") set in the world of wild animal training. Lisbe and Reger will exec produce the feature project, which centers...

Angelina Jolie Is A Wanted Woman

Angelina Jolie is set to join the cast of Universal Pictures action film "Wanted" which Timur Bekmambetov will direct.Based on a graphic novel, James McAvoy plays a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to learn...

Macdonald Wins The State of Play

Kevin Macdonald, who directed Oscar winner "The Last King of Scotland" and acclaimed moutain climbing drama "Touching the Void", has signed on to helm "State of Play" for Universal Pictures."State of Play" is an adaptation of the highly acclaimed,...

Jackie Earle Haley Keeping Busy

Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley ("Little Children," "All the King's Men") continues his comeback with three projects already in the works says The Hollywood Reporter.In the Will Ferrell basketball comedy "Semi-Pro" over at New Line, Haley plays a fan...

Focal Point Gets Biopic Treatment

Filmstreet Prods. has launched development of a feature about Focal Point, the first band signed to the Beatles' Apple Music label reports Variety.Banner's acquired feature rights to band member Paul Tennant's tome "All You Need Is Luck... or How...

Robin Thicke Scores On Wednesday

Hunky chart-topping R&B artist Robin Thicke is in negotiations to write his first feature film score for the urban drama "This Wednesday," with wife Paula Patton ("Deja Vu," "Idlewild") attached to star as a female pimp.Reuters reports that Patton...

Blanchett, Gong, Shia & Indiana

It's craziness over in "Indiana Jones" land as casting rumours emerge, get shot down and then quietly re-emerge again.First up as we know, back on Friday actress Cate Blanchett was supposedly signed for the fourth film...

Heigl Tries On A Lot Of Dresses

"Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl will headline Spyglass Entertainment's romantic comedy "27 Dresses," directed by Anne Fletcher ("Step Up") reports Variety.Heigl will play a single woman who has served as a bridesmaid 27 times. She is enlisted once...

Back In Blax With Dolemite

Fallout Entertainment has acquired the rights to remake the 1975 blaxploitation action comedy "Dolemite" and has had discussions with several stars of comedy and hip-hop (eg. Snoop Dogg) says trade publication The Hollywood Reporter.Dolemite -- inspired by a character...

Lamont & Campbell Talk Bond 22

Production designer Peter Lamont confirmed this weekend at the Valenciennes Festival du Film in France that official pre-production on the next James Bond 007 film is definitely in the beginning stages.According to French fan site JamesBond-Fr.com, Lamont says...

Whiteout Engulfs Short & O’Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin and Columbus Short have joined "Whiteout" for Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment reports Variety.Based on Greg Rucka's comic book miniseries, the story revolves around a U.S. marshal (Kate Beckinsale) assigned to Antarctica who is investigating...

Watson Out As Hermione In Potter?

Emma Watson, better known as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" films, has decided not to sign up for the final two movies reports Digital Spy.The News of the World says that Watson has told producers that she wants...

300 Sequel Already Planned?

With "300" scoring big bank at the box-office again in its second weekend ($127m and still climbing), the inevitable question becomes - what of a sequel?Of course a direct sequel is out of the question, but now Variety reports...

Martin Lawrence’s Next Road Trip

Martin Lawrence is teaming with Raven-Symone for Walt Disney Pictures' "College Road Trip" says The Hollywood Repoter.The story follows a young woman with ambitious public-defender dreams who goes on a road trip to visit potential universities with her father,...

Jake & Walken Out, Garner & Pegg In?

Two wild casting rumours emerged over the weekend, just as two of last week's bigger ones got shot down.First up, both "Hot Fuzz" star Simon Pegg and recent Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley are the latest rumoured for Rorscach...

A Closer Look At The Third Pirates

With the trailer scheduled to air on Monday, USA Today had a sneak peek at the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean".They reveal that the story involves Will Turner (Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Knightley) teaming with the previously deceased bad-guy...

Stephen Fry Plots Dambusters

One of the smartest comedians to have ever lived has landed a new an unexpected gig.British TV network ITV held a press conference in the UK on Friday to launch their new drama series "Kingdom" in which Stephen Fry...

The Random Spiel: March 16th 2007

Some exclusive filming pics of Jake Gyllenhaal filming political thriller "Rendition" with Reese Witherspoon in Morocco.- Speaking of Mr. Gyllenhaal, AOL Moviefone has posted up a fun column about celeb crushes involving various site editors including myself.- Scarlett...

Grindhouse Too Explicit For Theatres?

The whole point of a grind house film is that it contains material too explicit to be shown in mainstream theaters. Well, now the upcoming Tarantino/Rodriguez "Grindhouse" double feature is facing that challenge in terms of its content.The...

Adel Adeeb Plans al Qaeda Film

Adel Adeeb, a leading Egyptian director, will produce a movie about the rise of al Qaeda. Adeeb claims it will be a unrestrained look at the militant Islamist group, probably the first Arab film on the topic, and...

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