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Star Talk: Bernal, Hartnett, Lopez

"Gael Garcia Bernal is finalizing an agreement to topline "Pedro Paramo," a big screen adaptation of Juan Rulfo's novel of the same name. Bernal would play the eponymous Pedro Paramo, a brutal, murderous village cacique. Mateo Gil ("Nobody...

In Defiance Of Daniel Craig

Screen Daily reports that current James Bond himself Daniel Craig will star in Ed Zwick's $50 million WWII Polish Resistance epic "Defiance.""Defiance" is the true story of four brothers in Nazi occupied Poland who flee to the Belarussian forest...

Diaz & Kutcher Hook Up In Vegas

Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher are in negotiations to team for the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy "What Happens in Vegas..."The story is set in motion following a night of debauchery in Vegas, when two strangers (Diaz and Kutcher)...

NY Lovebird Story In Red Tails

Peter Speakman and Michael Galvin will adapt Marie Winn's 1998 nature novel "Red Tails in Love" into a romantic comedy reports Variety.Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont are directing the romantic comedy, loosely based on a 1998 nature tome by...

Trade Breaks: 2012, Hunger, Descendants

"Nickelodeon Movies is planning the broad family action-adventure "2012" which Tom Dey ("Failure to Launch") will direct. Storyline revolves a family who goes on vacation in December 2012, just as the ancient Mayan calendar is coming to its...

Jane Drops Out Of Punisher Sequel

"The Punisher" star Thomas Jane has revealed to AICN that he is dropping out of the proposed Punisher sequel:"I regretfully and painfully had to pull out of P2. I can't tell you how completely broken up I am about...

Animal Logic Signs Three-Pic Deal

Warner Bros. Pictures and Sydney-based digital production company Animal Logic ("Happy Feet") have signed a deal to develop and co-produce a slate of three animated feature films.Under the deal, Warners will have worldwide distribution rights for all films produced...

Ice Cube Offends Church In Sunday

Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan and Malinda Williams have joined Ice Cube in the Screen Gems comedy "First Sunday" reports Variety.David E. Talbert penned the script and makes his directorial debut on the film about two petty thieves who try...

Acquisitions: Hallam, Winged, Warhol

"Magnolia Pictures and Red Envelope Entertainment have acquired North American rights to writer-director David Mackenzie's "Hallam Foe," starring Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles and Ciaran Hinds. A 2008 release is planned..." (full details)"Sony Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to...

Mars & Jericho End, 24 & Hill Live

Whilst the full line-up won't be announced til tomorrow, early word has come down that The CW has renewed many of its more successful series for another season except one big one - "Veronica Mars."The critically acclaimed "Mars," along...

Craig Lucas Set Into Motion

Director Craig Lucas ("The Dying Gaul," "Prelude to a Kiss") and screenwriter Elyse Friedman ("Suddenly Naked:) have signed on to the comedy "Laws of Motion" says The Hollywood Reporter.The movie centers on an uptight professor (Matthew Perry) struggling with...

A Point Break Sequel Is Coming

"Patriot Games" scripter Peter Iliff is to write and direct "Point Break 2," a 20 years later sequel to the surfing crime thriller that he co-wrote in 1987 and was a hit for Largo Entertainment in 1991 reports Variety.The...

Whitaker & Biel Feeling Blue

Forest Whitaker and Jessica Biel will team for the inspirational drama "Powder Blue" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows a suicidal ex-priest (Whitaker), a stripper (Biel) with a terminally ill son, an elderly ex-con seeking to reunite with his...

Jackson & Spielberg Do Tintin Films

"Lord of the Rings" filmmaker Peter Jackson is being lined up to tackle yet another internationally beloved literary property - "Tintin".Both the trades report that Jackson and Steven Spielberg would each direct one of three back-to-back installments of the...

Trade Breaks: Die Hard, Terminator, MGS

"Bruce Willis will be participating live in a "Live Free or Die Hard" Q&A with fans in the virtual world Second Life on Friday June 1st. You will be able interact with Bruce's avatar, and hear his real-time...

Tim Allen Joins Mamet’s Redbelt

Tim Allen has joined the large ensemble cast of "Redbelt," the mixed martial arts drama David Mamet ("Wag the Dog," "The Spanish Prisoner") wrote and will direct for Sony Pictures Classics reports Variety.Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo...

Sgt. Rock Film Moving Forward

IGN Filmforce recently caught up with Dark Castle Entertainment VP David Gambino to talk the status of the "Sgt. Rock" comic adaptation.Gambino says John Cox's screenplay for the proposed film is "fantastic and everybody's really happy with it," and...

Dickerson Helms Un-Dead Dracula Sequel

Ernest Dickerson ("Bones") will direct "The Un-Dead," the officially sanctioned sequel to Bram Stoker's "Dracula" reports Variety.Based on a novel written by Stoker's great grand-nephew Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, the story picks up twenty-five years after the original...

Adaptations: Covenant, Minutes, Booper

Hyde Park Entertainment and Dark Horse Entertainment are partnering on a slate of independent films. Their first title is "The Blackburne Covenant," based on the Dark Horse graphic novel by Fabian Nicieza. The story deals with the publication...

Toback Planning Mike Tyson Doco

Director James Toback is planning a feature documentary about former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson which traces how the fighter self-destructed and let a fortune and his ring legacy slip away reports Variety.Toback will prepare "Tyson" using more than 30...

Boreanaz Up For Sub-Mariner?

"Bones" and "Angel" star David Boreanaz could be up for the role of Marvel comics hero "The Sub-Mariner" reports Superhero Hype.A scooper for the site says that David recently auditioned for the role in the Universal Pictures project which...

John Stockwell Is Going Nowhere

John Stockwell ("Blue Crush," "Turistas") will direct Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri in the bittersweet romantic comedy "Middle of Nowhere" reports Variety.Amurri (Saved) plays Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother (Sarandon) blows her college fund on her...

Trade Breaks: Anatomy, Shelter, Jump

"Fox Searchlight has scooped up "The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things," a spec by tyro scribes Matthew Spicer and Max Winkler. Jason Reitman and his Hard C shingle are producing the project, about a Gotham bookstore clerk who...

Cryer And Denton Are Tortured Men

Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") and James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") have joined the cast of the psychological thriller "Tortured" for Five Star Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows an FBI agent (Cole Hauser) who goes undercover...

David Gets Own Bio-Doco In Lynch

Seems that in the two years Director David Lynch ("Mulholland Drive," "Blue Velvet") spent filming his self-distributed "Inland Empire," he also was filming himself reports Variety.Now, the result is "Lynch" - a feature-length documentary about his trials and tribulations...

Wayans Go Rogue For Dynomite

Rogue Pictures will turn the Wayans Brothers comicbook creation "Super Bad James Dynomite" into a live-action comedy that will star Marlon Wayans as the title character reports Variety.Dynomite is an inner-city antihero reminiscent of blaxploitation characters Shaft, Dolemite and...

Virginia Madsen Is A Haunting Beauty

Virginia Madsen will star in the supernatural thriller "A Haunting in Connecticut" for Gold Circle Films says The Hollywood Reporter."Haunting" tells the true story of a family forced to relocate near a clinic where their teenage son is being...

Eurovision Movie In The Works

Scribe Dan Mazer ("Borat") and producer Damian Jones ("The History Boys") will produce a comedy about the Eurovision Song Contest for Working Title Films reports RTE Ireland.The 52-year-old annual competition, which had its grand final this past Saturday night...

Guy Ritchie Plays Some RocknRolla

Madonna's hubbie Guy Ritchie ("Snatch," "Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels) is returning to his strengths by helming caper movie "RocknRolla" for Dark Castle Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures."RocknRolla," penned by Ritchie, follows a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked...

Transformers Testing Very High

A test screening of the final cut of Michael Bay's Transformers tested incredibly high according to one of the producers.Tom DeSanto, one of the few people you'll find at a comic convention with the muscles to pull off a...

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