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Marquette Sprays The Infestation

Christopher Marquette ("Alpha Dog," "The Invisibles") has signed for the lead in "Infestation," a comedic horror movie from Icon Productions says The Hollywood Reporter."Infestation" follows a slacker (Marquette) who awakes to find himself weak, wrapped in webbing and cocooned...

The Bell Jar Tolls For Stiles

Julia Stiles ("The Bourne Identity," "Save the Last Dance") will star in and produce an adaptation of Sylvia Plath's sole novel - the autobiographical tome "The Bell Jar" for Plum Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The 1950s-era drama centers on...

A Legend Scene Costing Millions

There's talk all the time of expensive film sequences which didn't make it to the screen. For now the most notable remains the many millions spent on several space-set sequences in "Superman Returns" which didn't make the final...

Rainn Sets Out To Hire A Girlfriend

"The Office" star Rainn Wilson will join the comedy "Girlfriend Experience" for DreamWorks reports Variety.Wilson will play a lonely geek who, in an effort to make himself seem more desirable, hires a prostitute to pretend she's his girlfriend.Ivan Reitman...

Fire On The Dark Knight Set

Fire broke out on the roof of Chicago's vacant former post office Tuesday where a movie crew had been filming scenes for the upcoming "The Dark Knight" reports The Associated Press.Fire department spokesman Kevin MacGregor said a building engineer...

Williams & Preston Go To The Dogs

Robin Williams and Kelly Preston have signed on to star opposite John Travolta in "Old Dogs," a Disney buddy comedy being directed by Walt Becker ("Wild Hogs")."Dogs" revolves around two best friends and business partners whose lives are turned...

Columbus Sales To Kilmer Shores

Val Kilmer, Wilmer Valderrama and Marg Helgenberger will star in crime drama "Columbus Day" for Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Prods. says The Hollywood Reporter.Kilmer will play a thief who has just one morning to fix what has gone awry...

Gilliam Talks Imaginarium & Quixote

If financing can be put in place, Terry Gilliam confirms to The Sydney Morning Herald that next up for him is "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus Gilliam", a film set in a travelling show which has an attraction that...

Blue Day Turns Green For Tammet

Daniel Tammet - a 28-year-old, high-functioning, British autistic savant who's able to coherently describe what goes on in his head - is getting a biopic.Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has landed film rights to his autobiography "Born on...

Infamous Helmer’s Violent Act

Douglas McGrath ("Infamous") is writing and will direct the true crime story "A Violent Act" by Alec Wilkinson as his next project reports UK Teletext.The project follows a man who murdered his probation officer before heading on a crime...

Omega Line Up Quartet Of Projects

Omega Entertainment and Baldwin Entertainment Group are planning to finance and distribute as many as ten films a year, with $10 million-$60 million budgets reports the trades.The plan is to expand Omega from a small-to mid-sized pan-European rights trader...

Picturehouse Nabs Vaughn’s Heartland Tour

Picturehouse and New Line have landed all international rights to the comedy performance documentary "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights -- Hollywood to the Heartland."Ari Sandel's film follows the actor as he leads...

Trade Breaks: Spider-Man, Home, Credo

"A Reuters report filed Tuesday out of Beijing said street vendors were already selling DVDs with "Spider-Man 3" cover art for just over $1 each. Sony says that their investigation in China has revealed no case of the...

Details On Lonelygirl15’s Sport

JoBlo has scored a synopsis to "Perfect Sport", the film debut of YouTube celebrity Jessica Rose - better known as 'LonelyGirl15'.The film revolves around an aspiring athlete (Anthony O'Brien) who after establishing himself at school as a promising collegiate...

Tyrese’s Career Declared Dead

Musician turned actor Tyrese Gibson will produce the new "Aliens"-esque action-thriller zombie film "Condition Dead" reports ComingSoon.netThe story centers on an elite team of government-subsidized zombie-hunters who are mysteriously ambushed by a viscious new breed of zombie.Clint Morris (Between...

IMAX Swimming To Deep Sea-quel

Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX Corporation have announced that they will embark on a third original IMAX(R) 3D co-production for release to IMAX(R) theatres in 2009.WWith the working title "Deep Sea-quel," the IMAX 3D picture will be made...

The Random Spiel: April 24th 2007

A script review is out of Martin Scorsese's music industry-set drama "The Long Play".-Wal-Mart may be gearing up to release a dirt cheap HD-DVD player by next year - sub-$299 prices which could have a major effect on...

Filming Begins On Fox’s Hitman

Principal photography begins today on Twentieth Century Fox and EuropaCorp's action thriller "Hitman" directed by Xavier Gens (Frontières). Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood; Live Free Or Die Hard) stars in the title role with co-stars including Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II;...

WIP Lands Dan Radcliffe’s December Boys

Warner Bros. Pictures International has joined with Warner Independent Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures to handle international distribution on Becker Entertainment's coming-of-age drama December Boys, starring Daniel Radcliffe, fresh off his latest performance in the title role of Harry...

LaBeouf Buffs Up For Indiana

Armed with a three hours daily workout routine (one hour run, two hours weights), "Disturbia" actor Shia LaBeouf has gained 15 pounds of muscle to beef up for the fourth "Indiana Jones" movie."The guy is still in premium shape....

Terabithia Helmer Sets Up Two Films

Following "Bridge to Terabithia," Director Gabor Csupo ("Bridge to Terabithia") has lined up a pair of live-action family fantasies as his next directing projects -- "The Moon Princess" and "The White Giraffe" reports Variety."The Moon Princess," likely to shoot...

Braff Turns Down Fletch Sequel

"Scrubs" star Zach Braff will not be playing the title role in the long-in-development "Fletch Won" after all reports IGN Movies."Scrubs" producer Bill Lawrence, is penning and directing "Fletch" and confirmed to TV Guide that "Zach is writing and...

Bates Cries Viva La Revolutionary

Kathy Bates has signed onboard Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road" for DreamWorks says The Hollywood Reporter.Bates will reteam with her "Titanic" co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the 1950s-set drama, which revolves around a suburban Connecticut couple whose relationship...

The Coen Brothers Get Serious

Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo," "The Ladykillers") will write, produce and direct the dark comedy "A Serious Man" for Focus Features and Working Title Films.The film is the second of a two-picture pact, the first being Brad Pitt spy...

Michael Douglas Shows Indifference

Michael Douglas will star in the courtroom thriller "Tragic Indifference" 2929 Prods. and Furthur Films reports Variety.Douglas will play the attorney who took Ford to court on behalf of a single mother from Texas who was paralyzed and nearly...

Kevin Bacon Takes A Chance

HBO Films has attached Kevin Bacon to star in and Ross Katz to direct its Iraq war pic "Taking Chance" reports Variety.Bacon will play Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, an officer who accompanies the body of fallen U.S. soldier Chance...

Trade Breaks: Snobs, Electric, Bunch

"Disney has preemptively purchased a "Snob vs. Slobs" comedy pitch from the Job Factory, a six-member troupe including Rob McKittrick ("Mancrush"), Greg Coolidge ("Employee of the Month"), Josh Cagan ("Gotta Dance"), Jonathan L. Davis ("Dukes of Hazzard") and the...

Tucker – A Man And His Ruins

Jonathan Tucker, having transformed himself from skinny kid to muscular dynamo, is heading for DreamWorks "The Ruins" reports Reuters.Based on the best-selling Scott B. Smith thriller novel, Tucker will star as Jeff, a go-getter premed student whose leisurely Mexican...

Hulk Not Grey, Joker Not Real

Two of the bigger scoops on film site's in the last few days have been shot down.First up all that talk of a grey Hulk in "The Incredible Hulk"? a Joke misconstrued by over-eager journalists. Arad explained...

George Clooney Is In Crisis

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up feature remake rights to Rachel Boynton's political documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis" in the hopes of it becoming a potential George Clooney acting or directing vehicle says Variety."Crisis" is a behind-the-scenes look at...

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