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Phillip Noyce's 'My Wild Life' With Nicole Kidman Moves Forward, 2012 Release Date Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 1:47 AM
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Among the many projects Phillip Noyce has been looking at since last summer's "Salt" -- which have included the time travel tale "Timeless," a remake of "Bloodsport" (!?) and more recently the sexual thriller "The Arrangement" -- lurking in the back has always been "My Wild Life." It first came on the radar at the end of 2010 as a possibility for the helmer, and then gained more traction this spring when Nicole Kidman began eyeing the lead role. Now it looks like it's going to leapfrog ahead of everything else to become Noyce and Kidman's next picture.

'War Horse' Star Jeremy Irvine Joins 'The Railway Man' Playing A Young Colin Firth

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 2, 2011 1:43 AM
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A lot has been made of the Oscar potential for Steven Spielberg’s still-unseen WWI epic “War Horse,” but the majority of that chatter has been for the Picture, Directing, Screenplay, and technical categories. Hardly anyone has mentioned the young lead of "War Horse," Jeremy Irvine, as a Best Actor contender. But, as Kristopher Tapley and Anne Thompson pointed out on their excellent Oscar Talk podcast, if "War Horse" is a hit with the Academy, the film’s actors could ride a tidal wave of goodwill right onto Nomination Shore. Stranger things have happened: See Ian McKellan’s Best Supporting Actor nomination for “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” His performance in that film was good, but it wasn’t anything Sir Ian didn’t do in “X-Men.” The point is, when a film gets thirteen nominations—and if any film does this year, it could very well be "War Horse"—one of those nods will probably be for acting.

Watch: Michelle Williams Gets Wet & Sings In 2 New Clips From 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 1:23 AM
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We've already seen the plethora of pictures of Michelle Williams looking the part in "My Week With Marilyn," but the question now is, can she act the part as well? And if these newly released clips from the movie are anything to go by, the actress has that nailed down as well.

Plot Details Firmed Up For Terrence Malick's Untitled Ben Affleck/Rachel McAdams Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 1:04 AM
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That's His Next Film, Not His Next Next Film, His Next Next Next Film Or His Next Next Next Next FilmWhat in the name of grace and nature has gotten into Terrence Malick recently? With the announcement yesterday of two new projects both starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett -- "Lawless," also with Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara, and "Knight of Cups" with Isabel Lucas -- it means that the reclusive auteur looks likely to make more films in the space of this decade than he did in the previous 35 put together. Of course, he unveiled "The Tree of Life" this year, and has the IMAX documentary "Voyage of Time" reportedly still in the works, not to mention his rumored involvement with "Green Lantern 2." Okay, that we just made up.

Steve Carell To Turn 'Heat' Vibed Heist Flick 'Conviction' Into '48 Hours' Style Romp

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 11:02 AM
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Getting your script picked up in Hollywood can be both a blessing and a curse. You can see your vision realized as it should be on the big screen or you can see it ripped apart, rewritten, retooled, dumped, re-acquired and re-imagined until it barely resembles the thing you first wrote. For Black List approved Jonathan Herman, he's seeing his work get a makeover.

Amanda Seyfried & Peter Sarsgaard To Star In Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman's 'Lovelace' Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 10:41 AM
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No, this isn't Matthew Wilder‘s “Inferno” that was famously going to have Lindsay Lohan in the lead role, but now is toplined by Malin Akerman and Matt Dillon. Instead, this is the competing project by “Howl” and “The Celluloid Closet” directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman that at one point was courting Kate Hudson and James Franco (who've both moved on), and had Olivia Wilde taking a look during the summer. It has now cast up, and the talent on board is pretty strong.

James Franco Will Rap In Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 9:58 AM
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Emma Roberts Co-Stars; Also, WTFUpdate: Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez are also in talks to star. The trio will play the gang of girls in the film with Roberts as danger loving Southern brunette, and Gomez as the stuck-up, religious type.

Terrence Malick To Shoot 'Lawless' & 'Knight Of Cups' Back-To-Back In 2012, Both With Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 8:20 AM
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Cate Blanchett Stars In Both Pics Too; 'Lawless' Co-Stars Ryan Gosling, Haley Bennett & Rooney Mara; 'Knight Of Cups' Co-Stars Isabel LucasHere's today's big breaking news: Terrence Malick is prepping to shoot two films in 2012, "Lawless" and "Knight Of Cups," with both pictures starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.

'Dragon Tattoo' Pair Niels Arden Oplev & Noomi Rapace Reteam For 'Dead Man Down' With Colin Farrell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 7:54 AM
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While his Lisbeth Salander, played by Noomi Rapace, used her turn in the Swedish Millenium trilogy films to break into Hollywood with roles in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" and "Prometheus," original "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" director Niels Arden Oplev hasn't fared quite as well. While he's been attached to quite a few projects -- "Game Theory," "The Keep" and "The Last Photograph" (though Zack Snyder, who developed the movie has now decided to direct it himself) -- none have really taken off, but it looks like his old leading lady is coming back with a much bigger star in tow get his next project moving.

U.S. Trailer & New Clip For NC-17 Rated 'Shame' Starring Michael Fassbender

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 1, 2011 7:15 AM
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The domestic trailer for "Shame" has arrived, and if you're a keen follower of this film, you'll realize this trailer is pretty much identical to the the U.K. version you've already seen. But the point is spreading the word for a controversial sexual drama that's been stamped with the dreaded NC-17 tag (though some are already posting this could work in the film's favor and calling it a "badge of honor").

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