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Exclusive: Cameron Crowe Says Jónsi Scoring His Next Film As Well

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 10, 2012 12:03 PM
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Cameron Crowe and atmospheric indie post-rocker Jónsi have had a fruitful collaboration thus far. Jónsi's group Sigur Rós contributed three tracks to "Vanilla Sky," one which was unreleased at the time, and the Icelandic musician also recently scored the director's recent effort "We Bought A Zoo."

AMC Picks Up 'GoodFellas' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2012 11:45 AM
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This one has been brewing for a while now. As early as 2009, word first emerged that a TV series based on Martin Scorsese's classic "GoodFellas" was in the works. Then, in the fall of 2010, that talk became much more real as Martin Scorsese came on board, joining the film's original producer, Irwin Winkler, in the behind the scenes talent, with Nicholas Pileggi writing the series. Well, one of cable's biggest networks right now is throwing their weight behind the series in what will likely be one of the most anticipated shows in quite some time.

Joe Carnahan Says New Project 'Continue' Is Like A 'Groundhog Day' Action Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 10, 2012 11:15 AM
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After "The A-Team" failed to connect with critics and audiences, Joe Carnahan very literally went out in the wild. And now, he's back with a completely different cinematic animal in "The Grey," his gritty thriller led by Liam Neeson about a group of Alaskan pipeline workers forced to square off against the bitter cold of winter and a pack of wolves when their plane crashes. The director is talking to press in advance of his film, eager to discuss what's next on his plate -- he told us his developing "Killing Pablo" is headed into casting -- and he reveals he's got another movie bubbling in the background. An action flick with an interesting twist.

Carey Mulligan Says She Went Through Three Rounds Of Auditions For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2012 11:00 AM
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While the movie is out, and Rooney Mara has proven to be the perfect choice for Lisbeth Salander, the story of what could have been is always intriguing. As has been well documented already, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" went through a lengthy, and very publicized casting process and in the final days, Sarah Snook, Sophie Lowe and Léa Seydoux were said to be the final candidates, with a mix of established and lesser known names like Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, Mia Wasikowska, Emily Browning and Katie Jarvis also in the running. Last fall, David Fincher said that Scarlett Johansson gave a great audition but proved to be too sexy for the somewhat androgynous part. Also being considered was "Drive" and "Shame" star Carey Mulligan, and she reveals she was called back more than once to try out for the part.

'Tosh.0' Director Scott Zabielski To Helm 'Police Academy' Remake

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • January 10, 2012 10:38 AM
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Man, this sounds bad. Perhaps hoping to ride off the buzz from Sony's “21 Jump Street,” New Line Cinema is moving forward with the “Police Academy” reboot everyone’s been waiting for. We were nervous nearly two years ago when the project bubbled up, but now the studio has some talent attached—namely, first-time feature helmer Scott Zabielski, producer and director of Daniel Tosh’s unfunny half-hour Comedy Central series “Tosh.0.”

New Look At Nicholas Hoult As A Zombie In Jonathan Levine's 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 10, 2012 10:18 AM
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Jonathan Levine is certainly developing a bit of a following. After earning rave reviews for the still-unreleased "All The Boys Love Many Lane," impressing with his follow up "The Wackness" and finally hitting it with mainstream audiences with "50/50" this year, the helmer is now tackling a zombie love-story with an adaptation of Isaac Maron's "Warm Bodies."

Perma-Villain Jordi Mollà To Face Off Against Vin Diesel In 'Riddick'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2012 10:03 AM
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Even for a man who's made a career of playing villains in the likes of "Bad Boys II," "Knight & Day" and "Columbiana," getting to play the bad guy in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek 2" would have been something of a prize. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà was said to be in the mix for the role, alongside "Carlos" star Edgar Ramirez, when Benicio Del Toro declined, but as we learned last week, he didn't land it, with British actor Benedict Cumberbatch taking the part instead. But Mollà clearly isn't too upset, as he'll be the main antagonist in another space franchsie instead.

Watch: New Teaser Trailer For HBO's 'Eastbound & Down'; Paul Rudd To Guest Star On 'Parks & Recreation'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 10, 2012 9:43 AM
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A couple of tidbits on the upcoming small screen return of two much-loved comedy stalwarts in Paul Rudd and Danny McBride.

Frank Darabont Sets Up Period Crime TV Pilot 'L.A. Noir' At TNT

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2012 9:23 AM
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It seems fair to say that "The Shawshank Redemption" director Frank Darabont's first foray into television since his movie breakthrough came with mixed success. Despite basically being like every other zombie tale, just slower and more annoying, "The Walking Dead," an adaptation of the long-running comic book, became one of cable's biggest hits when it first aired in 2010. When he came to Comic-Con last year in support of the show, Darabont was high on the potential of a second series, but days later, he left the show, reportedly fired by AMC after clashing with the network over budget cuts.

Lindsay Lohan In Talks To Besmirch Elizabeth Taylor's Memory In Lifetime Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2012 8:59 AM
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There are a lot of similarities between the late Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away last year, and faded teen sensation Lindsay Lohan. Both got their start as child actresses before moving into more adult fare. Both had personal lives that proved fodder for the tabloids. Both had legs. Both had arms. Both...were...people. OK, we're just about out.

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