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Brett Ratner To Direct 'Midnight Run 2' With The Writers Of 'G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra' Penning The Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 6:19 PM
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Talked about for years and years, we figured the proposed sequel to "Midnight Run" was one of those things -- like "Ghostbusters 3" -- that was never going to happen for a variety of reasons. But who knew that Brett Ratner, of all people, was going to be the guy to get this thing rolling?

Jake Kasdan To Reteam With 'Bad Teacher' Star Jason Segel To Make A 'Sex Tape'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 5:52 PM
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While Hollywood executives are always trying to formulate what combination of talent will lead to a big screen hit, sometimes it's as simple as taking a proven success and hoping it will repeat itself. And no, we're not talking about a sequel.

David O. Russell Eyes Crime Drama 'American Bullshit'; Christian Bale Sought To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 5:22 PM
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Update: Deadline reports that the project is still in very early stages, nothing is quite official, but Russell is taking a look and Christian Bale is in very early talks to star.

Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg & Michael Wincott Join 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 5:04 PM
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The upcoming movie-about-a-movie "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho" continues to firm up its cast, and after adding Jessica Biel this morning, four more have come aboard the film, which is gearing up to go in front of cameras next month.

Whit Stillman Plans To Team Greta Gerwig, Chloe Sevigny, Chris Eigeman & Adam Brody For Future Project, Says Jamaica-Set 'Dancing Mood' Won't Be Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 21, 2012 4:38 PM
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Given how charming, winning and funny "Damsels In Distress" is (read our TIFF review here), we sincerely hope that we won't have to wait years and years for another Whit Stillman picture. After all, nearly twelve years will have elapsed between his third film, "The Last Days Of Disco," and the release of 'Damsels' in a few weeks, and we're not sure we can take that length of break again. But the good news is, when we spoke to Stillman earlier today on the press rounds for his new film, he's got several projects on the go.

Amanda Peet Says She's Ben Affleck's Love Interest In Terrence Malick's Romance; Cate Blanchett Wonders If She'll Make Final Cut On 'Lawless' & 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 4:31 PM
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While Cannes Film Festival prognosticators continue to ponder if one or both of Terrence Malick's two films in post-production -- "The Voyage Of Time" and his still untitled romance, aka "The Burial" -- will make it to the Croisette, all we can do is keep pulling together the scraps of info, while we wait for the movies to appear.

Did HBO Cancel 'Luck' To Get Out Of A Contentious Production?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 3:50 PM
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It has been just about a week since HBO closed the lights on Michael Mann and David Milch's horsetrack series, "Luck." And while the death of a horse (the third to pass away during production of the series) was cited as the reason the cable network pulled the plug on the show, it likely wasn't the only factor at play. Even though the network quickly greenlit a second season, ratings had been lagging for the show, and though HBO has often held on to programs even if viewers didn't always follow right away, we're beginning to wonder if behind-the-scenes tensions also contributed.
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Hell Yes: IFC Bringing More Chapters Of R. Kelly's 'Trapped In The Closet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 3:13 PM
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Man, forget "The Hobbit," "The Hunger Games" or the Batman movies -- the cinematic saga of our times belong to R. Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet." And now, the best news of the year has arrived: there's going to be more.
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Greta Gerwig Says Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections' Is 'After Hours' Meets 'Hannah And Her Sisters'; Talks Working With Woody Allen On 'To Rome With Love'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 21, 2012 2:37 PM
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After flirting with the mainstream last year in "No Strings Attached" and "Arthur," indie darling Greta Gerwig is firmly back in her usual territory for the next couple of years: the actress will next star in Tribeca Film Festival entry "Lola Versus," has Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" following in the summer, and just wrapped a reunion with "Greenberg" director Noah Baumbach on the pilot for the HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections."

Make It Stop: New 'Jackass'-Inspired Trailer For 'The Three Stooges' Lands

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 2:12 PM
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It's pretty clear now that Fox has no fucking clue what to do with "The Three Stooges," the passion project by the Farrelly Brothers. The tone certainly suggests a movie for kids, and the studio reached out for middle America by having Larry, Curly and Moe do some shenanigans at the Daytona 500. But now they're making a late reach for teens with a spot that riffs on "Jackass," but it still delivers zero laughs.

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