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Liv Tyler Set To Hulk Out

Liv Tyler will star opposite Ed Norton in Marvel Studios' "The Incredible Hulk," signing on to play Betty Ross, the longtime love interest of Dr. Bruce Banner/the Hulk says The Hollywood Reporter.The movie will unfold with Ross estranged from...

Posters: Compass, Simpsons, Potter

A couple of major new one-sheets hit the Internet today that are definitely worth checking out.First up, the first official teaser one-sheet for New Line's major fantasy feature "The Golden Compass".After that comes some international artwork including SIX new...

Yates Returns For Sixth Potter

David Yates, director of the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," confirmed to Sci-Fi Wire that he will return to the director's chair for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth film in the blockbuster...

Trio Of Cuties Enter The Ruins

Laura Ramsey, Jena Malone and Shawn Ashmore have joined DreamWorks thriller "The Ruins" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the best-selling Scott B. Smith novel, the story follows a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for...

Bridge Crosses The Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films is developing "Under the Bridge," based on Rebecca Godfrey's true-crime account of a brutal high school murder reports Variety.The story chronicles the 1997 killing of high school student Reena Virk in a small British...

Karl Marx Gets A Biopic

Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck will direct a $20 million English-language biopic "Karl Marx," tracing the young adventures of the German philosopher and revolutionary says The Hollywood Reporter.Set between 1830-1848, the project includes Marx's time in Paris before being expelled...

A Quick Trip To Doomsday

Shooting began this week in Glasgow on "Doomsday," a sci-fi thriller set in 2033 from Neil Marshall - the director of the recently acclaimed cave-diving horror flick "The Descent".A report up at The Evening Times revealed that the normally...

Malkovich Takes Up Reading

John Malkovich is in negotiations to star opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand in the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" for Focus Features and Working Title Films says The Hollywood Reporter.The dark screwball comedy centers on Ozzie...

Lohan Talks Sex & Dismemberment

Lindsay Lohan has run the gossip gamut it seems. In the last few years the actress went from breakout new star, through to difficult party girl, tabloid joke, groin flasher, rehab patient and is now trying to become...

Dax Shephard Adopts A Baby

Dax Shepard has signed to co-star in Universal Pictures' comedy "Baby Mama," joining Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sigourney Weaver says The Hollywood Reporter.Written and directed by Michael McCullers, the film centers on a single woman (Fey) whose desire...

Trade Breaks: Inkheart, Kit, Kingdoms

"Producer Andy Licht is suing New Line and author Cornelia Funke, claiming that he first submitted a manuscript of the book "Inkheart" for consideration as a feature film but was elbowed aside when the movie was greenlighted. New...

Sputnik Wrestles HBO To The Ground

HBO Films has set film and stage director Julien Nitzberg to pen biopic "Sputnik Monroe," based on the life of the white professional wrestler who helped integrate the sport throughout the South in the 1950s reports Variety.Monroe was the...

Morris Chestnut Broken By Faith

Morris Chestnut ("Ladder 49," "Confidence," "The Cave") has signed on to star in Screen Gems' faith-themed drama "Not Easily Broken" says The Hollywood Reporter.Brian Bird penned the adaptation of a book by T.D. Jakes ("Woman Thou Art Loosed") which...

Goodbye To The Gilmore Girls

"Gilmore Girls" is officially and people everywhere (incl. certain Canberra-based screenwriters) are readying the Kleenex for one last time.In a statement to TMZ, the CW and Warner Bros. Television says it is "a truly sad moment for everyone" and...

Acquisitions: Steel, Still, Battle, Fish

"Truly Indie will handle the domestic release of Brian Jun's family drama "Steel City." The story centers on a troubled son (Thomas Guiry) abandoned by his alcoholic father (John Heard) who struggles to make his way in a small...

Clooney & Heslov Visit Tehran

George Clooney and Grant Heslov, who both co-wrote "Good Night, and Good Luck," will co-write a dramedy for Warner Bros. Pictures seen as a potential directing and starring vehicle for Clooney reports Variety.Entitled "Escape From Tehran," it details how...

Lovely Bones Don’t Come Cheap

Director Peter Jackson's planned adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel"The Lovely Bones" is being shopped around to studios this week, with at least four studios vying to snap it up.It seems a slam dunk in some ways - the...

When It Gets Wet, So Does Hartnett

Josh Hartnett will star in "I Come with the Rain," a drama that will shoot in Hong Kong in June reports Variety.Hartnett will play a private detective who, haunted by a past encounter with a serial killer, heads for...

Murphy & Miller Shake It All Over

Cillian Murphy, Sienna Miller, Max Minghella and Emma Booth will star in the counterculture dramedy "Hippie Hippie Shake" for Universal Pictures and Working Title reports the trades.Based on Richard Neville's book, the story uses a famous obscenity trial involving...

Sony Helps Build An Ark

Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel "The Ark" by Mark Verheiden says The Hollywood Reporter.The series mixed elements of the Noah's Ark story with alien mythology. The story first appeared in...

Frequency Tunes Into NC-17 & Maps

Frequency Films has secured $10 million to produce "NC-17," a teen noir thriller written by J.H. Wyman that also will serve as the scribe's helming debut.The story revolves around four seventeen-year-old students who come together to mastermind a crime....

Final Iron Man Armor Revealed

We've seen the clunky Mark I suit from the early scenes of next Summer's "Iron Man," well now the Mark III suit has been revealed (albeit in small form) over at Entertainment Weekly.In the film, Robert Downey Jr. plays...

Mann & DiCaprio Do L.A. Noir

"Heat," "The Insider" and "Collateral" director Michael Mann has delivered a pitch for his next directing effort, his first film since last year's box-office fizzer "Miami Vice".Penned by "Gladiator" and "The Aviator" scribe John Logan, the project is a...

More Books of Blood Planned

Move over "Saw", looks like another horror franchise is in the works - one based on Clive Barker's "Books of Blood" horror anthology series.Seraphim Pictures and Lakeshore Entertainment are currently in production on "Midnight Meat Train", an adaptation of...

It’s True, Michael Caine Is A God

Michael Caine is set to play God in a new fantasy film based on Jostein Gaarder's novel "Sophie's World" reports Time Out.The story looks at a teenager who receives mysterious philosophical messages that help guide her on a journey...

Willis Upset Die Hard Goes PG-13?

AICN reports that In an upcoming interview in Vanity Fair, Bruce Willis expressed initial disappointment that his fourth "Die Hard" film will likely be cut to get a PG-13 rating rather than the usual R for...

Spider-Man 3 Opens To Big Business

"Spider-Man 3" opened May 1st in 16 overseas markets and snared a whopping $29.2 million, easily beating both "Spider-Man 2" ($15.6 million) and the initial "Spider-Man" ($10.6 million).In fact, in ten of the 16 countries it achieved the biggest...

The Random Spiel: May 2nd 2007

The first photo of Nicole Kidman on the set of "Australia" is out. Shooting began this week at Vaucluse's Strickland House.- Christian Bale will begin filming his scenes on "The Dark Knight" in two weeks and calls Heath...

Burns Slips Into Some Dresses

Ed Burns will join Katherine Heigl, James Marsden and Malin Akerman in the comedy "27 Dresses" for Fox 2000 and Spyglass reports Variety.Directed by Anne Fletcher, Heigl plays a perennial bridesmaid who, after planning many weddings for friends,...

Miller’s Ronin Moving Along

"300" and "Sin City" creator Frank Miller's early 80's comic mini-series "Ronin" has been picked up by Warner Bros. Pictures says the trades.In the story, a ronin, or disgraced samurai warrior, bears the shame of allowing his master to...

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