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The Random Spiel: July 13th 2007

The first official still is out of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet together in Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road".- Set photos are up here and here from the Woody Allen Spanish Project in Barcelona; photos showing Keanu Reeves and...

Watts Has An International Flavor

Naomi Watts has signed on to star opposite Clive Owen in the action thriller "The International" for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The plot centers on an obsessive Interpol agent (Owen) who spearheads an investigation into one of the...

Lionsgate Lands Bill Maher Doco

Lionsgate has acquired domestic distribution rights to an untitled documentary about religion directed by Larry Charles ("Borat") and featuring Bill Maher reports Variety.Charles followed Maher all over the world as the irreverent host interviewed people about God and religion...

Four More Enter Ember City

Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Harry Treadaway have joined 20th Century Fox's fantasy "City of Ember" reports the trades.The Gil Kenan-directed, Walden Media/Playtone project has Robbins playing an inventor holding a secret to the magical, glitteringly lit city...

Carrey & Reed Say Yes Man

Jim Carrey will star in and Peyton Reed will helm Warner Bros. Pictures comedy "Yes Man" reports MTV News.Based on a memoir by British author Danny Wallace, the story centers on a man who decides to change his life...

Is Pixar Planning A Cars Sequel?

JV Pixar News reports that according to very reliable sources, a "Cars" sequel will be released after "Toy Story 3".The rumor first emerged with comments by actor Paul Newman back in June that a sequel was in the works....

More Young Fantasy Films Planned

Attempts to milk the kiddie film fantasy genre outside of the mega-successful "Harry Potter" and "Narnia" franchises have proven very mixed at best.Despite the relative disappointments of "Lemony Snicket," "Eragon" and "Bridge to Terabithia," studios are still plowing ahead...

Trade Breaks: Deadwood, Deliver, Corpse

"HBO executives are unsure about plans set by their predecessor to produce a pair of movies that would wrap up the story line of the canceled series "Deadwood." Plepler put the odds for greenlighting a film at "50-50," citing...

Rockwell & Huston Choke On Chuck

Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston are starring in "Choke," an adaptation of "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk's novel says The Hollywood Reporter."Choke" is a black comedy that follows Victor Mancini (Rockwell), a sex addict who works as a...

Sorkin To Conduct Dreamworks Trial

"West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin has landed a three-picture deal with DreamWorks Pictures reports the trades.Sorkin will write three screenplays for DreamWorks, the first being "The Trial of the Chicago 7" which could be a potential Spielberg directing vehicle."Chicago...

Acquisitions: Imagine, Devil, Animals

"Universal Pictures will renew its deal with Imagine Entertainment for five years, keeping partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard at the studio through the end of 2013. Imagine's current pact expires next year. The deal establishes Imagine as...

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 --...

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