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Russell Crowe Confirmed For Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'; Film Now Set For December 7, 2012 Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 22, 2011 1:04 AM
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Paul Bettany Out, Helena Bonham Carter Also Joins The CastUpdated: Looks like Crowe is now confirmed for this role. The film is now dated for a Dec. 7, 2012, release. Update 2: Helena Bonham Carter has also joined the cast.

Robert Rodriguez Announces Two 'Machete' Sequels Says 'Sin City 2' May Come Later This Year

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  • July 21, 2011 12:22 PM
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Fincher Out: Anthology Film 'Heavy Metal' Named First New Project In Filmmakers Quick Draw ProductionsHolding court in Hall H this evening, director Robert Rodriguez unveiled and rattled off project after project during his panel at Comic-Con 2011.

Watch: Take The Phone Off The Hook, The Red Band Trailer For 'Drive' Has Arrived

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 12:16 PM
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There are only two things you need to know about "Drive": 1) It's from "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising" director Nicolas Winding Refn and 2) it stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Issac. If somehow that wasn't enough to get you on board, this red band trailer should more than do the job.
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New 'In Time' Posters & Footage: Justin Timberlake Says Andrew Niccol Creates "Thrill Rides"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 21, 2011 12:06 PM
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Comic-Con, full swing, check. 20th Century Fox's "In Time," the new sci-fi film by "Gattaca" director Andrew Niccol just released an official first look photo of its stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried earlier this week, and with the picture doing the hawk-and-sell rounds at the Con, it's only natural that more assets are hitting.

Kevin Pollak & Illeana Douglas Check Into 'Chez Upshaw'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 11:59 AM
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While Illeana Douglas may not have the glamour of most Hollywood actresses out there, her quirkiness and versatility as an actress have earned her roles in a diverse array of projects. She's likely best known for her turns in "Cape Fear," "To Die For" and "Grace Of My Heart" but she's also popped up on the small screen as well, with roles in “Ugly Betty,” “Six Feet Under,” and as Ari Gold’s sister in HBO’s “Entourage.” Last January, after landing a major role on CW’s ill-fated series “Gossip Girl,” she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, and with reason as she will soon be seen alongside Cheyenne Jackson and Julia Ormond in "The Green," and will continue work on My Damn Channel's award-winning web series "Easy To Assemble” this fall. Now, Douglas is set to star as Kevin Pollak’s wife in “Chez Upshaw”, a dark comedy along the vein of classic BBC comedy “Fawlty Towers.”

'Moneyball' Poster Reveals That It Stars Brad Pitt & Is About Baseball

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 11:51 AM
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We're not sure what the wisdom is of a studio releasing any major marketing material if they're not at Comic-Con -- they're bound to get ignored -- but that said, those who will be buying tickets for "Moneyball" probably don't care about whatever is happening in San Diego anyway.

Get Inked With The Poster For 'The Raven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 11:28 AM
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You know what? We're starting to get a good vibe about "The Raven." If you had told us that we'd be getting excited about a movie centering on a fictionalized Edgar Allan Poe hunting a serial killer, we would have called you crazy, but we've liked what we've seen so far. The first images have revealed a far more intense period feel than say the decidedly more carefree "Sherlock Holmes" and now an official poster with its highly stylized look has definitely piqued our interest.

Comic-Con '11: Nicolas Winding Refn Says Getting His Cast Together For 'Drive' Was "Like Sex"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 11:02 AM
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Panels and press conferences are pretty straightforward: get together the cast and crew, show some footage and answer some questions. But the folks at FilmDistrict had a bit of a light bulb "Eureka!" moment, deciding to pair up their films "Drive" and "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark" in one panel and let two very chatty folks in Nicolas Winding Refn and Guillermo Del Toro share the stage and the result was one of the most entertaining panels of this still young Comic-Con, providing enough quips and quotes to fill a phone book. So here are some of the highlights.

Comic-Con '11: Charlize Theron Says She Runs Weyland-Yutani (aka The Company) In 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 10:25 AM
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Damon Lindelof Admits The Title Might Be PretentiousThe puzzle of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is slowly, but surely beginning to take a hazy shape. Earlier today, we got our first official look at the film, and the surprises keep coming. The press conference brought out one of the film's stars, Charlize Theron and together with writer Damon Lindelof, they fielded questions about the upcoming "Alien" universe film and while we're still no closer to a full picture of what's to come, we did get a few more scraps.

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Teaser Poster Shows Off Spidey's Back

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • July 21, 2011 9:34 AM
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Our man Kevin didn't take kindly to the teaser trailer that dropped earlier this week for "The Amazing Spider-Man," and while he's not penning this piece, several of our writers have expressed reservations, questioning whether "(500) Days of Summer" helmer Marc Webb (has anyone cracked wise about his last name yet?) can deliver an authentically new vision of an origin story that was well-worn when Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" opened nearly a decade ago.

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