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Maika Monroe To Play Future Mrs. Josh Brolin In Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 4, 2012 9:44 AM
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After years in development, things seem to be moving forward on Jason Reitman's adaptation of Joyce Maynard's coming-of-age novel "Labor Day," with professional kiteboarder-turned-actor Maika Monroe the latest addition to its ever-growing cast.

TV Dial: Christopher Mintz-Plasse Says 'Friend Me'; 'Angry Birds' Get New Life As Series; Sundance Doc 'The Queen of Versailles' Heads To Bravo

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 4, 2012 9:21 AM
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With big screen funny folks like Jason Segel and Kat Dennings scoring big hits on TV with "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls," another comic actor is making the small screen leap. Christopher Mintz-Plasse will take the lead in the new CBS comedy "Friend Me." Penned by Alan Kirschenbaum ("Raising Hope") and Ajay Sahgal, the show will center on two friends, Evan (Mintz-Plasse) and Rob (Nicholas Braun of "Red State" fame), who move from Indiana to L.A. to work for GroupOn. That still doesn't explain why it's called "Friend Me" but maybe Facebook didn't clear their brand for the show. Sounds like it's right in the geeky wheelhouse that has made "The Big Bang Theory" such a smash hit, so this has potential. The series is currently at the pilot stage. [Deadline]

First Look: The Gang In Laurent Cantet's Teen-Feminist Rebellion Tale 'Foxfire'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 4, 2012 9:00 AM
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After the success of working with unknown youths in his Palme d'Or-winning "The Class," Laurent Cantet decided to go down the same path for his latest effort behind the camera, the teen-feminist rebellion tale "Foxfire," adapted once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter film starring a young Angelina Jolie and Jenny Lewis.

Sony Picks Up 'The Mortal Instruments' & Dates It For August 23, 2013 Release

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 4, 2012 8:38 AM
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With "The Hunger Games" killing everything in its sights at the box office, Sony has decided to get serious about its adaptation of "The Mortal Instruments," which has the potential to become a "Twilight"/"Hunger Games"-esque franchise, but perhaps even bigger. Or, at least, longer. Like the other aforementioned franchises, "Mortal Instruments" is based on a series of novels targeted at young adults, though, unlike those other franchises, author Cassandra Clare has six volumes planned compared to "Twilight"'s four and "Hunger Games"' three. Like a Stephen King for the YA set, Clare has been cranking out a new "Mortal Instruments" volume once year since 2007, and somehow found time to simultaneously write two books for the prequel trilogy series "The Infernal Devices." And, finally, Sony is set to make them into movies.

'The Hunger Games' Star Wes Bentley Spied Shooting Scenes With Christian Bale For Terrence Malick's Upcoming Film(s)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 8:19 AM
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Terrence Malick is well known for shooting endless amounts of footage, most of which we'll never see, but it seems for this upcoming duo of movies "Knight Of Cups" and the tentatively titled "Lawless," not only can he not turn off the camera, celeb friends are popping up everywhere as he continues to roll. Neon Indian dude Alan Palomo, The Cult and Matthew McConaughey are some of the faces that were snapped shooting scenes at SXSW a couple of weeks back, and now, yet another celeb has been spied shooting scenes with Malick and co.

Watch: Black Widow Kicks Ass While Tied To A Chair In Clip From 'The Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 7:59 AM
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"The Avengers" are assembling in a matter of weeks, which means the marketing onslaught will be kicked up slightly, which means that today we're getting the first clip from the film...and it's a touch disappointing.

Lonely Island Member & 'MacGruber' Director Jorma Taccone To Helm Comic Adaptation 'The Great Unknown'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 6:16 PM
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It seems the only member of the Lonely Island yet to make a feature directing debut is Andy Samberg. But he may be so busy in front of camera, he may not want to get behind it just yet. Until he does, his two bros are doing just fine on their with Akiva Schaffer behind the crew's "Hot Rod" and this summer's "Neighborhood Watch," and Jorma Taccone lending his skills to the bonkers "MacGruber." And now the latter is putting another movie notch in his belt.

Dominic Cooper Joins 'Dead Man Down' With Noomi Rapace & Collin Farrell From 'Dragon Tattoo' Director Niels Arden Oplev

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 5:49 PM
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What happens when you're about become the biggest actress on the planet? Projects start moving. Should "Prometheus" land the way many expect it will, Noomi Rapace will quickly become a (quirky) household name and Hollywood wants to make sure there is more of her on the way. Popping up and getting a taste of a multiplex sized movie in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows," and currently filming "Passion" with Brian DePalma another project that actress was linked to last fall is moving forward.

Brand New Looks At Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender & More In 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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So, while we wait to see if crazy Alex Jones is right about Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" being a secret revelation of the Illuminati or just a really good sci-fi flick, a batch of sex-tacular new stills have popped up at Russian site Kino Gallery.

Eugene Levy Says No More Christopher Guest Movies Are Planned As Mock-Doc Style Is Played Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 4:43 PM
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When Christopher Guest and his mostly regular crew of funny people including Eugene Levy, Fred Willard and Bob Balaban appeared during the Oscar broadcast in February, it was a welcome a treat and one of the best moments on the show. It has been a far too long seven years since the gang's last outing, the admittedly tepid "For Your Consideration," but we hoped their brief reunion was a sign there was something bigger on the horizon. Alas, it seems it's not to be. 

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