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Collins, Huston Join Wolverine

Lynn Collins ("The Number 23," "Bug") and Danny Huston ("30 Days of Night," "Children of Men") have joined the cast of the upcoming "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" project reports The IESB & Joblo.This film leads up to the events of...

Farrell, Depp, Law Join Parnassus

Despite reps for Johnny Depp offering an official denial the other week, AICN reports that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor is still very much involved in taking over part of the role left behind by the death of...

John Landis Is Ghoulishly Yours

John Landis will direct "Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines," a biopic based on the life of the publisher of EC Comics and Mad magazine reports Variety.The story centers on an anti-establishment group of artists and writers, led by a...

Rock, Biel, Scott Visit Planet

Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long and Seann William Scott are providing the lead voices to New Line Cinema's first 3-D CG-animated feature "Planet 51" reports the trades.The $60 million film revolves around a group of residents on the...

Melissa George Visits The Triangle

Australian actress Melissa George ("30 Days of Night," TV's "Alias") is in final negotiations to star in the supernatural thriller "Triangle" for Icon Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the...

Harlin & Cena Team For Rounds

World Wrestling Entertainment and Fox Atomic are teaming for the $20 million action vehicle "12 Rounds" which Renny Harlin will direct says Variety.Daniel Kunka's script centers on a New Orleans police detective (John Cena) whose girlfriend is kidnapped.Steve Harris...

Murphy & Page Pick A Peacock

Ellen Page and Cillian Murphy will star in the psychological thriller "Peacock" for Mandate Pictures reports the trades.Murph plays a man with a split personality who fools his Nebraskan hometown into believing his two alter egos are man and...

Dale Earnhardt Biopic Revs Up

Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher have made a deal to tell the life story of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt who was killed in a crash in the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 says Variety.Earnhardt, who drove...

Trade Breaks: Noahs, Scots, Special

"The Logo network has greenlighted a feature film based on the channel's popular series "Noah's Arc." "Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom" will revolve around four black gay friends living in Los Angeles and pick up where the series' second-season...

Toshiba Dumping Its HD-DVD Format?

The format war looks to be coming to an official end with Toshiba widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks says The Hollywood Reporter.Officially no decision has been made, but...

Fox Shuffles Post-Strike Schedule

Paramount was the first yesterday to remaster its upcoming release schedule in the wake of the writer's strike ending, now 20th Century Fox has followed suite.With "Tropic Thunder" having vacated the spot, Fox has delayed its Eddie Murphy family...

Leconte Goes Skiing With Miss

French helmer Patrice Leconte ("Friends Forever") will next shoot the comedy "La Guerre des Miss" reports Variety.The story is set at a ski resort village determined to get back on the sporting tourism map by besting a neighboring hamlet...

O’Connell & Graham Having A Baby

Jerry O'Connell, Heather Graham, John Corbett, Katie Finneran, Ian Ziering and Lara Flynn Boyle have all joined the indie romantic comedy "Baby on Board" says The Hollywood Reporter.Brian Herzlinger's indie feature follows a happily married couple (O'Connell, Graham)...

Rashida Jones I Love You

Rashida Jones (""The Office"") has landed the female lead in DreamWorks' comedy "I Love You, Man" and a co-starring role in Gold Circle Films' "Chilled in Miami" reports Variety.John Hamburg directs "I Love You" from a script he wrote...

Plans To Remake Faulkner’s Dust

William Faulkner's 1948 suspense novel "Intruder in the Dust" is getting a cinematic remake a full sixty years after the first film adaptation in 1949 reports the trades.The Nobel Prize-winning author's novel focuses on a black man in rural...

Trade Breaks: 14, Just, Darkness

"Daniel Bruehl ("2 Days in Paris" "The Bourne Ultimatum") will headline "14" to be directed by Andrucha Waddington ("House of Sand"). Bruehl is up to play Spanish playwright Lope de Vega in the $17.8 million project set to start...

Schwentke Heads Up Enron Conspiracy

Robert Schwentke ("Flightplan," "The Time Traveler's Wife") is set to direct the Enron scandal drama "Conspiracy of Fools" for Warner Bros. Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way productions reports Variety.Based on the Kurt Eichenwald book and adapted by Sheldon...

Major Delays For Paramount’s Schedule

With the strike over, many of the studios are re-assessing their film release schedules over the coming days and Paramount was the first to announce their new line-up today with barely a film title left untouched by delays.Along with...

Kidman Set For Liman’s Plame Biopic

"The Bourne Identity" and "Jumper" Director Doug Liman has confirmed to MTV News that Nicole Kidman is set to play Valerie Plame in the upcoming Warner Bros. biopic about the outed CIA agent."She's perfect if you've ever met Valerie....

Star Trek Delayed Five Months

Paramount is undergoing a bit of a shake-up in its schedule reports Variety.The most notable change is that J.J. Abrams big-budget "Star Trek" feature is being delayed a full five months from Christmas 2008 to May 8th...

Al Pacino – 007’s Next Blofeld?

If you go back to the first seven James Bond films and watch them in order, you'll find a serialised consistency to the criminal organisation SPECTRE - the bad guys throughout all the Sean Connery (and George...

Trio Test The Limits of Control

Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Gael Garcia Bernal have joined the Focus Features thriller "The Limits of Control" says The Hollywood Reporter.Jim Jarmusch ("Coffee and Cigarettes," "Broken Flowers") penned and will direct the Spain-set road movie centers on a...

First Official Wolverine Photo

After the release of this photo from the set of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" earlier this week met not-so-kind reaction, 20th Century Fox went to USA Today yesterday to premiere the first official publicity still from their X-Men spin-off feature.The...

Korea’s Rain Turns Wachowski Ninja

South Korean pop star Rain has landed the lead role in "Ninja Assassin", the first post-"Speed Racer" project of the Wachowski siblings ("The Matrix" trilogy) reports Variety.Announced at a press conference in Seoul yesterday, no further word is out...

Heroes D’Agosto Gets Fired Up

He may be 27 but hunky geek Nicholas D'Agosto still looks like a teenager, which explains his latest casting gig.Fresh from kissing Hayden Pantierre on a regular basis in NBC's "Heroes", D'Agosto has joined the cast of Screen...

Reitman Dismisses Juno Sequel Talk

Easily the sleeper hit of the season, acclaimed teen pregnancy comedy "Juno" has scored a whopping $118 million in domestic box-office so far.Most of that has been through word-of-mouth as the film's wide release opening ten weeks ago was...

The Post-Strike Fate Of More TV Shows

The layout keeps changing hour-by-hour at the networks in this post-strike environment and so several changes to the list published earlier this week have already taken place. Here's things as they stand now:24: Co-creator Joel Surnow left this week...

Wes Craven Directs Rogue’s 25/8

Rogue Pictures has greenlit the thriller "25/8" which Wes Craven will direct and pen, his first original horror script since 1994's "Wes Craven's New Nightmare".The film follows a signature villain, a serial killer who turns up 15 years after...

Bay Already At Work On Transformers 2

"Transformers" director Michael Bay says that he's already written the sequel to last year's mega blockbuster reports Rotten Tomatoes.Speaking at the recent VES awards, Bay said "I've been writing Transformers 2. We've got our characters all designed. I always...

Sam Worthington Fights The Terminator

Acclaimed Aussie Sam Worthington has landed the lead role in "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" reports Variety.How'd he get the job? Seems the young actor who just played the lead in the James Cameron-directed "Avatar" got recommended to "Terminator"...

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