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Martinez Rides In Death Race

Natalie Martinez is negotiations to star as the romantic lead opposite Jason Statham in Paul W.S. Anderson's "Death Race" says Reuters.Universal Pictures' remake of the Roger Corman cult classic sees Statham as a prisoner in a near future America...

Casting Couch: Sasso, Keller, Kraft

"Will Sasso has signed on to Walt Disney Co.'s "College Road Trip" and will co-star opposite Martin Lawrence as a fellow police officer and best friend. Sasso then will star in the indie feature "For Christ's Sake" opposite Jed...

McGowan In Barbarella Remake?

JoBlo reports that Director Robert Rodriguez's girlfriend and "Planet Terror" star Rose McGowan is being used for FX test footage of the "Barbarella" remake.Whether that means she'll play the famous intergalactic heroine is unsure. At last report, Kate...

Strand To Release Slipstream

Strand Releasing has picked up domestic distribution rights to the the Anthony Hopkins-directed feature "Slipstream" reports the trades.The genre-mixing feature centers on a murder-mystery screenwriter (Hopkins) whose characters begin coming to life as his life blurs with his screenplay....

Paramount Goes HD-DVD Exclusive

In the battle for supremacy between the HD-DVD and Blu-ray camps, an interesting and quite unexpected twist was taken yesterday - Paramount and Dreamworks have gone HD-DVD exclusive.The biggest single advantage that Blu-ray has always had over HD-DVD has...

Wilson & Aniston Pat Marley

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston will team for Fox 2000's adaptation of John Grogan's bestselling memoir "Marley & Me" reports Variety.Marley is the yellow Labrador retriever adopted by Grogan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his wife. Their...

Biggs & Caplan Join Bachelor Party

Jason Biggs and Lizzy Caplan are joining the Dane Cook-Kate Hudson romantic comedy "Bachelor No. 2" for Lionsgate says The Hollywood Reporter.The story centers on Tank (Cook), a master at seducing - and offending - women who is a...

Maher’s Religious Christens Easter

Comedian Bill Maher revealed to Larry King that his new documentary may be called "Religulous" (a combination of religion and ridiculous) and is aiming for a release next Easter.Directed by Larry Charles (Borat), it follows Bill Maher's take on...

Scorsese Out Of Frankie Machine?

Collider reports that Martin Scorsese has dropped out of directing mafia drama "Frankie Machine," and as a result the entire production is now in jeopardy.Paramount was planning "The Winter of Frankie Machine," the story was about a retired hit...

Dan Folger On Playing Hitchcock

Dan Fogler ("Balls of Fury") recently talked to MTV News about one of his next high-profile roles - that of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock in the comedy/thriller "Number 13".Folger says "You see Hitchcock for two weeks out of...

Kristen Bell Joins Heroes Cast

NBC has reportedly picked Kristen Bell (TV's "Veronica Mars") to join the cast of "Heroes" in its second season beginning in October.According to Ace Showbiz, Bell has been billed to play Elle - a character described as a sexy,...

Kadokawa & Miike Solve Puzzle

Producer Haruki Kadokawa and cult director Takashi Miike are teaming for the sci-fi/romantic comedy "Kamisama no Puzzle" ("God's Puzzle") reports Variety.Based on a bestselling novel by Shinji Kimoto, Hayato Ichihara ("Juon 2," "Rainbow Song") stars as twins - one...

Zac Efron Worships Orson Welles

Just Jared reports that upcoming hunk Zac Efron is considering "Me and Orson Welles" as one of his next projects.If agreed, Zac would play 17-year-old Richard Samuels whose theatrical dreams are answered when Orson Welles offers him a small...

Eleven Injured On Valkyrie Set

Eleven people have been injured, one of them seriously, on the Berlin set of Tom Cruise's new movie "Valkyrie" says The Daily Telegraph.The group were hit by a truck on a curve in the Mitte neighbourhood during filming last...

Details On The 1-18-08 Monster(s)

Dread Central claim to have an inside source on the "Cloverfield/1-18-08" project who has talked a bit about the monster we can expect to see:"It's not Godzilla or Voltron (duh) or even Cthulu; anyone expecting there to be some...

Iron Man Footage Online Soon

"Iron Man" director Jon Favreau has posted on his MySpace Iron Man Movie Group that the footage that aired during the San Diego Comic Con will be put online shortly."I hear you all loud and clear. You want to...

W. Peter Iliff Is Loaded

Scribe W. Peter Iliff ("Patriot Games," "Point Break,") will make his directorial debut with "Loaded" and is in final negotiations with Yari Film Group to distribute says The Hollywood Reporter."Loaded," written by Iliff, centers on an FBI agent who...

Bond 22 Filming Photos & Details

Whilst actual principal photography won't actually start on the next James Bond film until December 14th, a small production team headed to the Tuscan village of Siena, Italy on Thursday to film some background shots during the Palio...

Bettany & Kretschmann Visit Victoria

Paul Bettany and Thomas Kretschmann will join the royal biopic "The Young Victoria" from producers Graham King and Martin Scorsese says The Hollywood Reporter.Written by Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), the Jean-Marc Vallee directed film has Bettany playing Lord Melbourne,...

Justice League Film Rumblings

When word that Warners was rushing forward with development on their "Justice League" movie, speculation soon arose that the "Superman Returns" sequel would be delayed or cancelled.The studio quickly denied this, and it has been confirmed that scribes Mike...

Garrett Hedlund Is Hectic

Garrett Hedlund ("Troy," "Four Brothers," "Georgia Rule") has joined the gritty drama "Hectic" reports MTV News.Said to be in the vein of Scorsese's "After Hours," the story follows a rundown New York DJ who has 24 hours to pay...

Holland Helms Third Legally Blonde

Savage Steve Holland ("Better Off Dead...," TV's "Unfabulous") is set to direct the next entry in the "Legally Blonde" comedy film franchise.Holland tells Collider that "Yes, it's official, I am directing the Tri-quel to Legally Blonde. It's called Legally...

Lurie Talks Straw Dogs Remake

Director Rod Lurie ("The Contender," TV's "Commander-in-Chief") tells Comingsoon.Net that he's currently writing a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 violent revenge thriller "Straw Dogs" and plans to shoot next May.Why do it? "It's sort of a classic film in...

Kidman & Fiennes Join Reader

Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes will star in romantic drama "The Reader" for the Weinstein Company reports the trades.David Hare has adapted the bestselling novel by Bernhard Schlink. Set in contemporary Germany, it centers on Michael Berg who...

Zac Efron Turns Seventeen

Entertainment Weekly reports that tweenie spunk Zac Efron ("High School Musical," "Hairspray") has signed for his first leading-man role in New Line's teen comedy/drama "Seventeen".Described as a "reverse 'Big'" the story follows a 36-year-old man who, in need of...

X Filme Goes International

Director Tom Tykwer ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer") and X Filme Creative are re-teaming to produce the Sony Pictures thriller "The International" says The Hollywood Reporter.Clive Owen, Naomi Watts and Armin Mueller-Stahl star in the action-thriller about an...

Depp, Norton, Kinnear For Kong

The much buzzed about new documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" chronicles the "Donkey Kong" arcade battle between longtime top player Billy Mitchell and upstart Steve Wiebe.Now Producer Ed Cunningham and Director Seth Gordon tell MTV...

Real Life Black Water Incident

Talk about life imitating art.Word broke this week in The Courier-Mail that an Australian stockman named David George spent seven nights earlier this month stuck up a tree in a crocodile-infested swamp.What's odd is that very soon an Australian...

Piven On Don & Entourage Movie

"Entourage" star Jeremy Piven has told MTV News that he has signed on to a new Will Ferrell-produced comedy entitled "Don Ready".Director Adam McKay ("Anchorman," "Talladega Nights") will also produce the laugher but plot details are unknown for now....

Jamie Foxx Turns Soloist

Jamie Foxx has signed on to star in the musical biopic "The Soloist" for DreamWorks reports the trades.The story centers on a homeless musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers, who developed schizophrenia in his second year at Juilliard and ended up...

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