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Huh? Hayley Atwell To Star In '10 Things I Hate About You' Semi-Sequel '10 Things I Hate About Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2012 9:20 AM
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Writer/director Gil Junger certainly hasn't been lacking in work. He's mostly a TV helmer jumping from show to show, wherever the next gig takes him, but "10 Things I Hate About You" remains his greatest achievement. The 1999 teen comedy starred Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a retelling of Shakespeare's "Taming Of The Shrew" that was more clever and enjoyable that it had any right to be. Junger tried to recapture the magic with a TV series that starred Nicholas Braun, Chris Zylka and Larry Miller and didn't last a single season, but he's going to be take another swing at the material.

Lynn Shelton's Relationship Dramedy 'Laggies' Is Still Alive; Paul Rudd Attached To Star

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 9, 2012 9:00 AM
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When indie filmmaker Lynn Shelton moved forward with her latest effort "Touchy Feely" which stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy and Ellen Page among others, we had presumed the worst for "Laggies," the Andrea Seigel-scripted relationship tale Shelton was set to tackle next. Thankfully, it looks like that project has merely been shifted rather than removed from Shelton's calendar and it now has a Hollywood comedy stalwart on board.

Cole Hauser Joins the Growing List Of Villains In 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 9, 2012 8:45 AM
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The clock is ticking on "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the "Die Hard" franchise, with director John Moore adding to his cast as he stares down a February 2013 release date. Last month, German actor Sebastian Koch ("The Lives Of Others") and Russian model/actress Yulia Snigir were cast as the sequel's villains, but, a month later, it seems that Moore isn't done casting baddies, adding a third with Cole Hauser ("2 Fast 2 Furious").

Watch: A Troll & Queen Ravenna Feature In 2 Clips From 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 9, 2012 8:17 AM
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There was a time when Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" and Relativity Media's "Mirror, Mirror" were tied to the hip, particularly as they lobbied for release dates, with "Mirror, Mirror" winning the earliest release date of them all. That "victory" led "Mirror, Mirror" director Tarsem Singh to tell EW last June that "fortunately or unfortunately, there really, truly is only room for the first one of these." Well, "Mirror, Mirror" has come and gone, leaving middling success and mostly abysmal reviews in its wake (we found it "remarkably forgettable"), while "Snow White and the Huntsman" is being viewed as a potential franchise, with Universal looking to lock up director Rupert Sanders for a potential sequel. Two new preview clips have arrived online for "Snow White and the Huntsman," which has been laying low during the "The Avengers" promotional blitz but have finally decided to step up their efforts considering the success of the two films shared star Chris Hemsworth.

Javier Bardem To Play Neo-Nazi In Modern Romeo & Juliet Tale 'Alacrán Enamorado'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 9, 2012 7:57 AM
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Before heading stateside to join Ridley Scott's star-studded "The Counselor," Javier Bardem is set to add another sinister portrayal to his resume, taking on the supporting role of a neo-Nazi in an adaptation of his brother, Carlos Bardem's novel "Alacrán Enamorado," roughly translated as "Scorpion In Love."

Cameron Diaz Takes Role Eyed By Angelina Jolie In 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 10:21 PM
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No, you're not reading this wrong: Cameron Diaz is joining Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" taking the role previously eyed by Angelina Jolie. And yes, we're just as surprised as you are.

IFC Films & Sundance Selects Pick Up U.S. Rights To Walter Salles' 'On The Road'; Film Will Hit Theaters Late Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 9:33 PM
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While there will be a lot of dealmaking done over glasses of chardonnay at Cannes, a few are going to be done before the festival kicks off, and in what is one of the biggest so far, one of the most high profile movies premiering on the Croisette has now landed U.S. distribution.

Rebecca Hall Joins 'Iron Man 3' In Lead Female Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 8, 2012 9:28 PM
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While Marvel's "Iron Man" franchise lost potential female lead star Jessica Chastain recently  -- she had to pass, she's busy this summer -- Robert Downey Jr. and new director Shane Black ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang") clearly have their eye on some top notch talent. With Scarlett Johansson saying she's going to sit out "Iron Man 3," Tony Stark apparently needs yet another strong female in the cast that's not Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts. It appears Marvel has found their woman: "The Town" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" star Rebecca Hall is in talks to join the cast (presumably she'll add some sexual tension for the female-appreciating Stark).

Roland Emmerich's 'White House Down' Gets Inaugurated With A November 1, 2013 Release Date; 'Singularity' Moved Back

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 6:20 PM
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So which White House-set thriller do you want to see? Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" or the Gerard Butler starring "White House Taken" (that's right, they changed it from "Olympus Has Fallen")? Well, with both movies racing into production it looks like this year's Snow White showdown is next year's Oval Office battle.

Review: 'Dark Shadows' Is Another Lazy, Incoherent Disappointment From Tim Burton

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • May 8, 2012 5:59 PM
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“Dark Shadows” is not the worst movie that Tim Burton has ever made, but that’s only because there’s nothing worse than “Alice in Wonderland.” A desperate jumble of ideas in search of deeper substance, much less focus, Burton’s latest collaboration with actor Johnny Depp is the latest, and perhaps greatest, proof that yet exists for a director, Burton’s a hell of a production designer. Given the film’s incredible lack of cohesion – or follow-through – the film feels like the resigned end result of a studio’s best efforts to whittle an unwieldly mess into something manageable, but far too many of its shortcomings remain exposed for it to play as anything other than a showcase for the star and filmmaker’s laziness, hubris, or both.

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