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Aronofsky Dives For A Black Swan

Universal Pictures has acquired "Black Swan," a psychological thriller to be produced by Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures reports Variety.Darren Aronofsky ("The Fountain", "Requiem for a Dream") is attached to direct, and John McLaughlin has begun writing the thriller that...

Fishburne Likes Them At 21

Laurence Fishburne is in final negotiations, whilst Liza Lapira and Josh Gad have already joined Columbia Pictures' Vegas-set thriller "21".The film is based on Ben Mezrich's best-seller, "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who...

A Washington Lakeview For Samuel

Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington are in negotiations to co-star in the Screen Gems thriller "Lakeview Terrace" reports the trades.Penned by David Loughery, the story centers on an interracial couple who move into a new home. Their...

Mira Nair Picks Up Shantaram

Mira Nair ("The Namesake", "Vanity Fair", "Monsoon Wedding") will direct big-budget Johnny Depp starrer "Shantaram" for Warner Bros. Pictures, Initial Entertainment Group, Plan B and Infinitum Nihil.Nair's arrival means the project --which may be Depp's next starring vehicle after...

Wes & Joe Become Hank & Mike

Wes Bentley and Joe Mantegna have been the cast in "Hank and Mike," a dark comedy about two Easter bunnies being produced by Darius Films and Shoreline Entertainment. Matthiew Klinck is directing the film says The Hollywood Reporter.Thomas Michael...

Garner Joins Coming-Of-Age Juno

Jennifer Garner will star in Mandate Pictures coming-of-age comedy "Juno" alongside Ellen Page reports Ace Showbiz.Diablo Cody penned the script, centered on a teenager faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Garner will portray the hopeful adoptive mother. Michael Cera ("Arrested...

Harrison Looks At Fundraising

Dennie Gordon ("What a Girl Wants", TV's "The Office") will helm the indie political satire "Harrison for America" for the Johnson-Roessler Co.Penned by Alex Berger (ABC's "Commander in Chief"), "Harrison" is a behind-the-scenes look at the cutthroat world of...

Departed Also Becoming A Trilogy?

"The Departed" did such a good job ripping off the best bits from the first film in the Hong Kong-made "Infernal Affairs" trilogy, why not do the rest.Speaking with AceShowbiz, actor Mark Wahlberg suggests that Martin Scorsese is...

Salvador Dali Paints A Pacino Picture

Al Pacino will play artist Salvador Dali in the Andrew Niccol directed "Dali & I: The Surreal Story" reports Variety.The film covers the latter days of Dali and when the surrealist painter decided to take his career in a...

Trade Breaks: Dogs, Universal, Chris

"Norwegian director Harald Zwart ("Agent Cody Banks", "One Night at McCool's") will direct comedy "Hotel for Dogs" for DreamWorks, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing. Because the project is still in development, producers are keeping the logline under wraps..."...

Shutter Snaps Rachael Taylor

Aussie actress Rachael Taylor ("Transformers", "See No Evil") has signed on to star in the psychological thriller "Shutter" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around a young American couple on their honeymoon in Tokyo who begin seeing ghostly images...

AFI Makes New Top 100 List

The American Film Institute is set to update its 100 greatest movies of all time list in June of this year.More than 1,500 jurors will be asked to make their choices from a list of 400 American, narrative feature...

The Random Spiel: January 18th 2007

The first shot from Pixar's "Wall-E" scheduled to hit cinemas June 2008 has gone online.- Director Rob Zombie is rumoured to be putting off production on the "Halloween" remake for a little while in order to rewrite the...

Whitaker, Pearce & Beckinsale Fly

This week's Best Actor Golden Globe winner Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland", TV's "The Shield") is set to take flight in "Winged Creatures".Set in Los Angeles, the ensemble drama deals with a group of survivors after a...

Love Wants McGregor For Cobain

"Nirvana" frontman Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love wants Ewan McGregor - but not how you think.Earlier this week she acquired the rights to Charles Cross' "Heavier than Heaven", his celebrated biography on her late husband.Now British tabloid The Daily...

Olyphant Confirmed For Hitman

"Deadwood" and "Live Free or Die Hard" star Timothy Olyphant is confirmed to have been cast in the lead role in the Luc Besson-produced pic "Hitman" at Twentieth Century Fox.Skip Woods' script is based on the "Hitman" videogame franchise...

Heroes Renewed For Second Season

NBC has ordered early full-season pickups for the 2007-08 season for four hit series -- the comedies "The Office" and "My Name Is Earl," and dramas "Heroes" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"."Heroes" is the #1 new series...

Weaver & Cameron Team For Avatar?

Their last pairing yielded what stills remains my personal favourite film of all time - "Aliens".Now, word has come via Aint it Cool News that Sigourney Weaver may be teaming up with James Cameron again on his next project...

Trade Breaks: Lions, Breach, Code

"Michael Pena ("Crash", "World Trade Center") has joined "Lions for Lambs," the Robert Redford-directed United Artists drama. Pena will play an Army Ranger lieutenant and platoon leader in Afghanistan, and he and his men become the catalyst for...

Brosnan Turns Wise For Biazarro

Pierce Brosnan has teamed with Maloof Motion Pictures to turn Leonard Wise novel "The Big Biazarro" into a starring vehicle for himself.Drama is set in the high-stakes world of international gambling, and Brosnan will play an elusive veteran card...

Dougherty Talks Superman Sequel

Presently shooting his directorial debut "Trick 'r Treat", scribe Michael Dougherty ("Superman Returns", "X2") tells Sci-Fi Wire that the upcoming "Superman" sequel will feature at least one villain drawn from the DC Comics franchise."We're talking... We're bouncing ideas around...

Spider-Man 3 Final Fight Details

Even if you've been avoiding spoilers, you can pretty easily guess there'll be a big fight between Spider-Man, Venom, Sandman and possibly someone else at the end of the third "Spider-Man" film.Now, FilmIck has what they claim to be...

Disney Finds Life On Mars

Disney Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the film rights to "Tarzan" author Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" novel series.The eleven-volume series began with the story titled "A Princess of Mars," published serially in 1912 and...

HBO Sings Of Fire and Ice

Finally someone seems to be planning an idea I've had floating around in my head for a while - take a popular series of novels utilising the same characters and turn each book into a season's worth of shows.HBO...

Rock & Stamp To Get Smart

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Terence Stamp will join the cast of the Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming feature film based on the classic 60's sitcom "Get Smart" reports Variety.Director Peter Segal says the premise has been contemporized but will...

McConaughey Is Magnum P.I.?

The long rumored "Magnum P.I." movie adaptation is back in the gossip talk again after seemingly dying on the vine last year.Teletext UK reports that "Dodgeball" director Rawson Marshall Thurber has finished his redraft of the script and in...

Trade Breaks: Ayuda, Sissies, Mischa

"Jennifer Lopez and producer Alexa Junge ("Friends", "Sex and the City", "Big Love") are developing a single-camera half-hour comedy for Showtime that's set in the world of Latina nannies in Los Angeles. The pair will executive produce with...

Jolie Out, Weisz In For Some Sin

For a while now it has been pretty much accepted that Robert Rodriguez has wanted Angelina Jolie as the star of his sequel to "Sin City" sub-story 'A Dame To Kill For'.Scheduling conflicts have prevented it though and caused...

Paltrow Puts Iron In Her Diet

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has joined the cast of "Iron Man," the Jon Favreau-directed film that is being financed by Marvel Studios and released by Paramount Pictures in May 2008.Paltrow joins Robert Downey Jr. -- who plays armor-clad superhero...

Amy Redford Plays The Guitar

Robert Redford's daughter Amy is making her feature directing debut on the indie feature "The Guitar" reports Variety.Amos Poe's script concerns the transformation of a woman after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer, fired from her thankless job and...

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