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Jamie Foxx Commits Zebra Murders

Jamie Foxx is set to play the lead in DreamWorks Pictures "The Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights" reports the trades.Foxx will play Prentice Earl Sanders, one of two trailblazing black detectives who set...

Mann & DeNiro Are A Machine

Director Michael Mann ("Heat") is developing "Frankie Machine" as a star vehicle for Robert De Niro at Paramount Pictures reports Variety.An adaptation of Don Winslow novel "The Winter of Frankie Machine," De Niro will play Frank Machianno, a mob...

Lots Of New Zealand Shooting

The NZ Film and Video Technician's Guild has posted some filming dates for various major features being shot in New Zealand in the next few months - most surprising is the confirmation of shooting dates for a third film...

Dakota & Elle Are Sisters

Sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning will co-star with Cameron Diaz in New Line's "My Sister's Keeper" reports Variety.An adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel, Elle Fanning will play a young girl who sues for emancipation from her parents.Mom and...

Trade Breaks: Mad Max, Leven, Dog

"Kennedy Miller's production office for the fourth "Mad Max" has just re-opened at Fox Studios, Australia and are currently talking with various FX production houses. It's not known whether the film will be shot in Australia or in...

Smith Plays In Another League

Jim Field Smith will make his feature directorial debut on the romantic comedy "She's Out of My League" for DreamWorks Pictures reports Variety.Based on a spec by Sean Anders and John Morris, the story centers on an average...

Freestyle Lands Yune’s Commandment

Freestyle Releasing has nabbed domestic theatrical rights to writer-producer-star Rick Yune's martial arts flick "The Fifth Commandment" and plans a wide release next March says The Hollywood Reporter.Yune ("Die Another Day") plays a trained assassin who turns down an...

Untitled Lands Shelton, Goldberg

Marley Shelton and Adam Goldberg are set to star in the indie feature "Untitled" says Reuters.Goldberg will play Adrian, a tortured composer whose life takes a dramatic turn when he falls in love with Madeleine (Shelton), who makes her...

Kevin Costner Gets A Daughter

Kevin Costner has taken on the lead role in the Gold Circle thriller "The New Daughter" says The Hollywood Reporter.Costner will play John James, a single father who moves to a farm with his two kids after a painful...

Trade Breaks: Daisies, Helen, Lio

"ABC's "Pushing Daisies" has received a full season order while newcomers "Carpoolers" and "Moonlight" have been asked for additional scripts..." (full details)"Goran Visnjic will join Ashley Judd in "Helen," the English-language debut of Sandra Nettelbeck ("Mostly Martha") for Insight...

Caviezel & Karvan Take A Weekend

Jim Caviezel ("The Passion of the Christ") and Aussie actress Claudia Karvan have joined the cast of the Jamie Blanks-directed remake of Colin Eggleston's thriller "Long Weekend" reports Shock til You Drop.Blanks is adamant that there will be no...

Cyrus, Rulin Go Flying

Billy Ray Cyrus and "High School Musical" star Olesya Rulin will topline Jim Amatulli's family-friendly indie drama "Flying By" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows a businessman who risks his marriage, family and fortune to pursue his dream of...

Directors Chair: America, Grudge, X

"Gena Rowlands revealed on the ITV show 'This Morning' that her son Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook") was originally going to direct an "Iron Man" movie... he's now instead thinking of doing "Captain America" for Marvel Studios..." (full details)"Toby...

Todd Phillips Goes Large

Warners has picked up the comedy pitch "Murray at Large" for "Road Trip" and "Starsky and Hutch" helmer Todd Phillips to produce and direct reports Variety.The comedy revolves around Murray Farkus, a pillar of his community who, when falsely...

Leslie Mann Turns 17

Leslie Mann ("Knocked Up") will star opposite Zac Efron in New Line's teen comedy "17," directed by Burr Steers says The Hollywood Reporter.Likened to Tom Hanks' character in 1988's "Big," the film's story centers on a grown man who...

An Eagle Eye On Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton has joined the cast of the new Shia LaBeouf thriller "Eagle Eye" reports Moviehole.Based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, the pic tells of a young slacker (LaBeouf) and a single mama (Michelle Monaghan) who get...

Ivey & Leoni Haunted By Ghost

Dana Ivey (The Addams Family, Addams Family Values) and Téa Leoni (Jurassic Park III, Fun With Dick and Jane) have joined the cast of David Koepp's "Ghost Town" reports Bloody Disgusting.The story centers on a dentist who dies...

Steven Miller Enters Area 52

Steven C. Miller ("Automaton Transfusion") is set to direct sci-fi actioner "Area 52" for Benderspink reports Variety.At a storage facility in Antarctica that houses top-secret alien wares after Nevada's Area 51 is done testing them, an Army nurse must...

Jessica Biel Will Die

Jessica Biel will star in and produce the crime thriller "Die a Little" for United Artists reports the trades.Based on the Megan Abbott novel, "Die" tells the story of a schoolteacher and her brother, an LAPD detective whose life...

Bush Journeys Turns Feature

Film Rites and Mandate Pictures are teaming for a feature based on Alexandra Pelosi's Emmy-winning HBO documentary "Journeys With George" about George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign says The Hollywood Reporter.The film centers on a young, impressionable news producer...

New Line & Nakata Come Out

New Line Cinema has optioned "Out," a 1997 novel by Natsuo Kirino that won Japan's Grand Prix Award for crime fiction reports Variety.The story revolves around a Tokyo woman who murders her abusive husband and enlists three fellow factory...

Evans As Superman In League?

There's been a lot of casting rumours about Wonder Woman, The Flash, even Batman for the upcoming "Justice League" movie, but barely any for Superman.With both Brandon Routh and Tom Welling confirmed to not be slipping into the blue...

Scorsese, DiCaprio Visit Island

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will reteam early next year on "Shutter Island," a Laeta Kalogridis-scripted adaptation of the Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone") novel reports Variety.Drama is set in 1954, with DiCaprio in final talks to...

What A Body On Meagan Fox

"Juno" writer-director Diablo Cody and "Transformers" actress Megan Fox are teaming for Fox Atomic's comedic supernatural thriller "Jennifer's Body" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story, described as similar in tone to "Heathers" and "Beetlejuice," follows a cheerleader with a perfect...

Julia Stiles Cries Owl

Julia Stiles will star opposite Paddy Considine and Scott Speedman in writer-director Jamie Thravess thriller "Cry of the Owl" says Reuters.Sarah Polley was initially attached to star in the adaptation of the 1962 novel by Patricia Highsmith ("The Talented...

Plum Inserted Into Turkey

Plum Pictures will produce the Southern-set dark comedy "Turkey in the Straw" which Craig Zobel ("Great World of Sound") has written and will direct says The Hollywood Reporter.The film revolves around a race for county commissioner in a small...

Buscemi Joins John Rabe

Steve Buscemi and Daniel Bruehl ("Good Bye, Lenin") have joined the cast of "John Rabe," Florian Gallenberger's true story about a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese people reports Variety.German thesp Ulrich Tukur ("The Lives of Others")...

Wallace Joins The Arcanum

Writer-turned-director Randall Wallace ("We Were Soldiers," "The Man in the Iron Mas") will direct "The Arcanum," a Thomas Wheeler-scripted fantasy adventure for Gold Circle says Reuters.Adapted from Wheeler's debut novel, the 1919-set story follows Arthur Conan Doyle as he...

Viva Laughlin Cancelled

Finally the axe has begun to swing with the first cancellation of a scripted series of the new Fall season happening yesterday.The Los Angeles Times reports that CBS's musical/drama "Viva Laughlin," produced (and featuring a pilot cameo) by...

Lovely Gosling Out, Wahlberg In

Only one day before shooting was scheduled to begin, Mark Wahlberg has replaced Ryan Gosling in the Peter Jackson-directed "The Lovely Bones" for DreamWorks reports Variety.An adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel, the story follows a couple whose world...

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