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Sandra Bullock Won't Have 'Trouble With The Curve,' But Amy Adams & Reese Witherspoon Being Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 5:24 PM
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With "J. Edgar" now in theaters (sidenote: don't believe the vitriolic reviews, it's uneven, but lots to admire) Clint Eastwood has a bit of free time. His next film is supposed to be "A Star Is Born," but with the lead star, Beyoncé preggers, production has been put on hold. So what's he gonna do instead? Take a lead role in "Trouble With The Curve," the directorial debut of his longtime colleague, friend and Malpaso Productions pal Robert Lorenz. While Sandra Bullock was one of the first names to be looking at the co-starring role, she has moved on and now two more names have surfaced.

Colin Firth Offered The Role Of The Villain Adrian In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 4:41 PM
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So is regal, respectable, Oscar-winning Colin Firth ready to dirty up that nice guy image? It seems so. He was long attached to Park Chan-wook's English language feature "Stoker" as the baddie before he had to drop out, however, the blockbuster movie world is largely foreign to the actor. So this could be a huge switch up. The key word here is "could."

Sacha Baron Cohen To Play Scotty Harmony In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 4:12 PM
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Well, wow. With the recent bits and bobs of casting finding Quentin Tarantino flipping through his TV Guide to cast actors from shows he watches on Nick At Nite to round out "Django Unchained," it seems he had one major piece of casting news up his sleeve.

Tarsem Wants To Do A 'My Dinner With Andre' Or 'Knife In The Water' Style Movie Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 3:35 PM
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The only thing commercial helmer turned feature filmmaker Tarsem has never been lacking is ambition. His first film, "The Cell," found a film delivering a serial killer through the prisms of Damien Hurst and Alejandro Jodorowsky. His follow-up was a more personal effort, "The Fall," a visually dazzling fable. This weekend he brings Greek myth to life with the 3D "Immortals" and ever busy, next spring Snow White gets pitched through his unique lens in the colorful "Mirror Mirror." There is no doubt that Tarsem has firmly stamped himself a filmmaker with an eye-popping visual flair, but it looks like he's ready to broaden his palette a little bit.
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Green & Red Band Trailers & New Poster Drop For Hockey Comedy 'Goon'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 11, 2011 1:54 PM
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New Poster For Zhang Yimou's 'The Flowers Of War' Blooms

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 1:20 PM
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The slow Oscar build for Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers Of War" continues. The film was picked up this week by Wrekin Hill who plan to give it an Oscar qualifying run before a wider release next year, but as always, as it has yet to play for the all important critics and Academy folk, it remains to seen if it has the juice to be a Best Foreign Film nominee and/or possibly nab some other nominatoins as well.

Before Buying 'Drive' On BluRay You Might Want To Wait For The "Queen" Edition Nicolas Winding Refn Is Planning

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 11, 2011 1:02 PM
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Although a date has yet to be announced for the home video release of “Drive,” director Nicolas Winding Refn suggests that fans might want to skip the first release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray and wait for a deluxe edition that he’d like to put together in a year or so. Speaking to The Playlist recently, Refn indicated that an upcoming double-dip will offer greater insights and information about the film than the bare-bones iteration that’s due in a few months.

Review: 'London Boulevard' A Miscast Mess

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 11, 2011 12:42 PM
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Buzz Lightyear Shrinks In First Look At 'Toy Story' Short 'Small Fry' Premiering Before 'The Muppets'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 12:21 PM
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Yes, there is another reason to see "The Muppets" later this month, and it has nothing to do with the return of those felt covered friends to the big screen. While "Toy Story 3" was at least the end of the feature length franchise (for now), it has continued on in the form of short films that will continue the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the rest of the gang. This summer saw the toys return in "Hawaiian Vacation," preceding "Cars 2" and now, they've got a whole new tale to tell in "Small Fry," and it looks like the pint sized heroes are getting even smaller. Or at least one of them is.
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Exclusive: George Miller Says New ‘Mad Max 4’ Movie Essentially Same Story As Aborted ‘Max’ Film In 2003; Talks Tom Hardy As Rebooted Mel Gibson Character

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 11, 2011 11:52 AM
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For the better part of the past two decades, George Miller has made films that veered sharply away from his earliest triumphs, opting for decidedly more family-friendly fare like “Babe: Pig in the City” and “Happy Feet” than the unforgiving adventures of the “Mad Max” series. But next year, Miller returns to that franchise with the tentatively titled “Fury Road,” and even though production was aborted back in 2003 and then pushed back several times since the project was first re-announced in 2009, Miller told The Playlist that their completion at Warner Brothers is as inevitable as their conception was in his head.

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