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Cheryl Hines Dives In A Poole

Cheryl Hines will join Luke Wilson in the romantic comedy "Henry Poole Was Here" for Lakeshore Entertainment reports Variety.Story revolves around a man who retreats into a life of debauchery, feasting on liquor and fast food, after learning he...

Its Michael Moore vs. Homophobia

He's done corporate downsizing, guns, Bush and health care, now Michael Moore has targeted the subject of his next doco - homophobia.Moore has revealed that the anti-gay Christian right movement might be the topic of his next documentary. ...

Fox & Miner Enter Rough Street

Vivica A. Fox and Rachel Miner are set, and Laura Ramsey and Toby Hemingway are in final negotiations to star in York Shackleton's "Street" for Insomnia Media Group says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on a true story, Fox will portray...

Andromeda Remake Infects Cast

The first and still one of the best works of "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton is about to get a mini-series remake.Benjamin Bratt, Ricky Schroder, Eric McCormack, Andre Braugher, Christa Miller, Daniel Dae Kim, Viola Davis and Ted Whittall...

Phoenix Lands $44.2M Opening Day

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" set a new industry record for a Wednesday opening with $44.2 million (previous record was $40.4 million in 2004). This gross includes the film's $12 million take from midnight shows,...

Vandervoort Is Smallville’s Supergirl

Laura Vandervoort has landed the role of Supergirl in the upcoming season of "Smallville" reports Zap2It.The season premiere will introduce Kara, Clark's (Tom Welling) 19-year-old cousin born on Krypton. As the daughter of Zor-El, Jor-El's brother, Kara also has...

Saoirse Ronan Has Lovely Bones

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan will join Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling in Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lovely Bones" for DreamWorks & Paramount.Ronan will play Susie Salmon, the central character in Alice Sebold's 2002 best-seller. The story is...

Walden Plans A Savvy Adaptation

Penguin Young Readers Group and Walden Media jointly acquired North American rights to Ingrid Law's debut novel, "Savvy," with Walden Media set to adapt the book into a feature says Reuters."Savvy" follows family members who gain different magical powers...

Theron Lights Up A Burning Plain

Charlize Theron will star in "Babel" screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga's directing debut "The Burning Plain" for 2929 Productions reports Variety.Like his earlier work, 'Plain' features thematically connected storylines. Theron will play the role of Sylvia, who tries to find...

Vantage Visits A Deserted House

Paramount Vantage has picked up horror flick "Playing House."The plot revolves around a down-on-their-luck young couple who are preyed upon when they inhabit a seemingly deserted island mansion.Scott Glosserman ("Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon") will direct...

Penn & Pop Visit Persepolis

Sean Penn and Iggy Pop will voice roles in the North American version of Sony Pictures Classics' French animated political drama "Persepolis" says The Hollywood Reporter.Penn will lend his voice to the father of a young girl struggling with...

Nathalie Press Cut By Knife

Nathalie Press ("My Summer in Love") will take the lead in psychological thriller "Knife Edge" reports Variety.Anthony Hickox's pic is about a Wall Street trader whose efforts to settle in a rural English idyll with her young son are...

Assorted Release Date Delays

Michael Dougherty's comedy/horror flick "Trick 'r Treat" has been delayed from early October through to an unspecified 2008 date.- The Jet Li and Jackie Chan team-up project "Forbidden Kingdom" has et an April 18th 2008 release date.-The Hayden...

Zac Efron In Footloose Remake

Paramount plans to remake 1984 Kevin Bacon musical "Footloose" as a vehicle for 19-year-old "High School Musical" star Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega reports Variety.Ortega is in negotiations to helm and choreograph, and Efron is in talks to...

Cheadle & Pearce Find A Traitor

Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce till headline Overture Films espionage thriller "Traitor" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story centers on a CIA operative working undercover with a terrorist group who becomes a terrorist suspect. Cheadle is the undercover agent, while...

Kevin Spacey Returns As Lex Luthor

Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luthor in "Superman: Man of Steel" and appear in "Telstar," Nick Moran's film version of the darkly comic West End play about flamboyant '60s record mogul Joe Meek reports Variety.Spacey hopes to shoot...

Proyas Bites Into Dracula Year Zero

Alex Proyas ("The Crow," "I, Robot") will direct "Dracula Year Zero," Universal's origins tale about Vlad the Impaler and one of several films about the Romanian royal who inspired Bram Stoker's vampire tale.Scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless tell...

Trade Breaks: Prince, Guerilla, Sea

"David Yates claimed this week he is wrapping up a deal for an actor to play Potions master Horace Slughorn in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He also revealed he's just cast two red-headed children...

Alan Parker Finds The Coram Boy

Alan Parker ("The Life of David Gale," Angela's Ashes") is in negotiations to write and adapt the film adaptation of Jamila Gavin's award-winning book "The Coram Boy" for Miramax Films.Set in 1741 England, "Coram" is about two orphans --...

Yelchin & Chatwin Go Nowhere

Anton Yelchin, Justin Chatwin and Willa Holland will join Susan Sarandon and her daughter, Eva Amurri, in "Middle of Nowhere" reports Variety.Michelle Morgan wrote the romantic comedy, in which a young woman rebels when she discovers her mother has...

Writer’s Block: Condor, Lean, Curse

"Arnold and Anne Kopelson have made a preemptive purchase of an untitled pitch by Karl Mueller. Project's described as a modern spin on conspiracy thrillers in the vein of "Three Days of the Condor"..." (full details)"Fox Atomic has...

24 Completely Overhauls Season

TV Guide reports that executives at the Fox hit have scrapped virtually their entire story line for the upcoming seventh season of "24," delaying the start of production by roughly three weeks.According to sources, the network cancelled costly plans...

John Moore Uncovers Lost Things

Point Road Prods. has picked up film rights to Irish author John Connolly's dark fantasy novel "The Book of Lost Things" reports the trades.Set during World War II, the book follows a 12-year-old boy whose mother dies, father remarries...

It’s Going To Happen For Weinsteins

The Weinstein Co. has pre-bought North American rights to "Make It Happen," a dance movie set in the world of burlesque reports Variety.In "Make It Happen," Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a small-town woman who moves to Chi with dreams...

DiCaprio, Berry, Rockwell & Rumor

So many wild casting rumors have hit the next so far this week it's bound to make one's head spin.First up a Russian site named Kinopoisk reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is being heavily considered for Brett Ratner's upcoming biopic...

Abrams Clarifies 1-18-08 Talk

With the teaser trailer for a top secret monster movie project attached to "Transformers" causing a lot of stir, news has run rampant the past couple of days with odd viral sites and blogs popping up all over and...

The Future Of Some Major Franchises

A fascinating article in The Hollywood Reporter talks about the future of many of the studios big current film franchises. Amongst the new details garnered from the lengthy report:Spider-Man 4: Sam Raimi, Producer Laura Ziskin and Sony will...

Kidman Takes A Trip To Monte Carlo

Nicole Kidman will star in and produce romantic comedy "Monte Carlo" for Fox 2000 and New Regency says Variety.An adaptation of the Jules Bass novel "Headhunters," Kidman will play one of three Midwestern schoolteachers who ditch a disappointing no-frills...

Berg Is Gone Like the Wind

Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to the Vanity Fair article "Gone Like the Wind" about 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro reports Variety.Barbaro won the 2006 Kentucky Derby so convincingly that many felt he could win horse racing's Triple...

Trade Breaks: Hilton, Yuma, Tales

"Director Brett Ratner says that he has plans to work with Paris Hilton on one of his next projects. The only things on his schedule right now are an untitled crime caper with Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy,...

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