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The Random Spiel: June 22nd 2007

Chris Evans tells MTV Movies Blog that he wants to see a more grown-up, mature and darker take for the inevitable third "Fantastic Four" feature film.-Amazon.com currently lists a November 6th 2007 street date for a 4-disc, 247-minute...

Samuel L. Jackson Is Nick Fury

Ain't It Cool News reports Samuel L. Jackson will appear in the upcoming "Iron Man" film as another Marvel hero - Nick Fury.Jackson will do several scenes as iconic super spy Nick Fury on the set in the next...

Strathairn Banks On Sisters

David Strathairn will join Elizabeth Banks on the horror remake "A Tale of Two Sisters" for DreamWorks says The Hollywood Reporter.Craig Rosenberg's script has Strathairn playing a concerned father of two girls who return home after spending time in...

More From Jolie On Wanted

Out doing promotions for her new film "A Mighty Heart", actress Angelina Jolie briefly talked about Universal's "Wanted" which she's currently filming in Prague.Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar's graphic novel series James McAvoy...

Another Knight Villain Revealed?

On street eyewitness reports of filming often reveal very little due to distance, security, or most often just plain dull sequences being shot - all the good stuff happens behind sound stage doors of course.Today however is may be...

Bassett Set To Meet the Browns

Angela Bassett will co-star with Tyler Perry in Lionsgate Films' "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" says The Hollywood Reporter.Bassett will play Brenda, a single mother living in inner-city Chicago who takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of...

Morgan Freeman Is Nelson Mandela

Morgan Freeman will produce and star as former South African President Nelson Mandela in the independently financed drama "The Human Factor" reports Variety.Based on the upcoming John Carlin book, the story is set after the fall of apartheid, when...

Dreamworks Rubs Kerr’s Lamp

DreamWorks has landed the film rights to best-selling children's book series "Children of the Lamp" says The Hollywood Reporter.The "Lamp" novels were written by British author P.B. Kerr and include three titles, with a fourth due in September.The books...

Amy Adams Suffers Doubt

Amy Adams ("Junebug") is in negotiations to star opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt" for Miramax Films says Reuters.Adams will play the pivotal role of a young nun in the middle of a tense confrontation in...

Trade Breaks: Cloverfield, Comes, Winter

"Before "Star Trek" gets underway, J.J. Abrams is tipped to be working on the giant monster movie "Cloverfield" (aka. 'The Parasite'). The big selling point here is that it's being shot from the perspective of home video cameras...

Here Come The Cowboys & Aliens

DreamWorks and Universal Pictures are teaming to turn the graphic novel "Cowboys & Aliens" into a live action feature reports Variety.The graphic novel mixes Western and science fiction genres. Set in 1800s Arizona, a skirmish between cowboys and Apaches...

Kate Hudson Cooks Up A Bachelor

Kate Hudson is set to star opposite Dane Cook in Lionsgate Films' "Bachelor No. 2" reports the trades.Jordan Cahan's screenplay centers on Tank, man who is hired by men who have been dumped to take their ex-girlfriends out on...

Stargirl Falls To Montecito

Montecito Pictures and the Gotham Group are teaming to bring Jerry Spinelli's young-adult novel "Stargirl" to film says Reuters.The book -- which centers on Stargirl Caraway, an eccentric, compassionate vegetarian at Mica Area High School in Arizona -- once...

Oshii And The Sky Crawlers

Cartoon auteur Mamoru Oshii's next pic will be futuristic gladiator tale "The Sky Crawlers," based on the eponymous sci-fi novels by Hiroshi Mori reports Variety.Scheduled for release in 2008, "The Sky Crawlers" will center on Japanese teens stuck in...

Thor Checks Into Canine Hotel

Former visual effects artist Thor Freudenthal will direct DreamWorks' "Hotel for Dogs" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on Lois Duncan's novel and adapted by Jeff Lowell, the story revolves around two orphaned teenagers who hide dozens of stray dogs in...

Ratatouille Already Leaked Online

June is turning out to be a big month for early movie leaks onto torrenting systems.Most US releases are available for download within a week of their cinematic releases on various popular torrent sites, but this month has seen...

Trade Breaks: Coma, Way, Tourists, Sex

"Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are teaming for Ben Dey's comedy pitch "Coma Boy." Kim Barker ("License to Wed") is in negotiations to pen the screenplay. Plot details are being kept under wraps..." (full details)"The award-winning Romanian drama...

The Bell Tolls For Polo At 2:13

"Meet the Fockers" & "The West Wing" star Teri Polo is joining Dwight Yoakam, Mark Pellegrino, Mark Thompson and Kevin Pollak in the indie thriller "Two: Thirteen" says The Hollywood Reporter.Polo stars as a detective overseeing the investigation of...

David Hare Tucked Up In Bed

HBO Films has signed scribe David Hare ("The Hours," "Plenty") to adapt his British play "My Zinc Bed" which the network will co-produce with the BBC reports Variety.Uma Thurman, Paddy Considine and stage thesp Jonathan Pryce will star in...

Racer Gets Commentator & TV Series

French actor Melvil Poupaud ("Time to Leave") tells Coming Soon that he'll be playing a small part as a former champion turned TV network race commentator in Warner Bros.' "Speed Racer."Poupaud says "he's kind of cool and pretentious, and...

Sicko Prognosis Diagnosed Earlier

Michael Moore's heathcare documentary "Sicko," which is to roll out nationwide June 29, will open a week early on Friday in New York City says The Hollywood Reporter.The already well-reviewed doco will play an exclusive engagement at the AMC-Loews...

DeNiro & Scorsese Feel Winter

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese will re-team for feature film adaptation of Don Winslow's "The Winter of Frankie Machine" reports Deadline Hollywood Daily.De Niro will play a Mafia hit man who has given up the game to become...

Urban & Fishburne Caught In Transit

Variety reports that crime drama "Black Water Transit" began filming this week for Capitol Films.Based on Carsten Stroud's novel, the story follows a shipping company owner who tries to get his junkie son freed from prison.Laurence Fishburne, Brittany Snow...

Trade Breaks: Heroes, Solondz, Galactica

"David Anders, best known for playing the evil British freelance spy Julian Sark on TV's "Alias", will play ancient samurai warrior Takezo Kensei in NBC's sci-fi drama "Heroes" next season. Also joining the cast are pop star and...

Broadbent Talks Fourth Indiana Cameo

Jim Broadbent will cameo in the fourth "Indiana Jones" film but won't be taking over the Doctor Marcus Brody character as earlier rumored.BritFilms reports that Broadbent let slip he would have the cameo and that he would be playing...

Peter Medak Gets Addicted

Peter Medak will direct the erotic thriller "Addicted" for Lionsgate says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on a novel by Zane, the story centers on Zoe, a successful black art dealer whose marriage, family and career are threatened by her overpowering...

Miller Adapts Chandler For Owen

Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have set "Sin City" and "300" creator Frank Miller to adapt the Raymond Chandler novella "Trouble Is My Business" as a star vehicle for Clive Owen reports Variety.Owen and Miller worked together on the...

More On Apted Helming Third Narnia

Michael Apted ("The World is Not Enough," "Gorillas in the Mist") has officially signed on to direct Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader."The announcement confirms talk from April about him taking...

Marc Forster Set To Direct Bond 22

It's official. Marc Forster will direct the 22nd James Bond adventure, it was announced today by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the James Bond films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.Forster is the acclaimed director of...

Going Deep Into Ben Stiller

DreamWorks and Red Hour are teaming on the comedy "In Deep" as a potential starring vehicle for Ben Stiller says The Hollywood Reporter.Steve Conrad ("The Pursuit of Happyness") will completely overhaul George Beckerman's screenplay, which chronicles the nightmarish tale...

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