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'True Blood' Star Deborah Ann Woll, Hailee Steinfeld & Dave Franco Eye Period Comedy 'Rosaline'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 6:20 AM
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By Ryan Sartor. Deborah Ann Woll, Hailee Steinfeld and Dave Franco have received offers to star in the Fox 2000 period comedy “Rosaline,” Variety reports. The title refers to the woman Romeo was fixated on at the beginning of “Romeo and Juliet” before falling in love with the one who died beside him. The film will be told from Rosaline’s point-of-view and set in 16th century Verona using modern language, a scenario that will no doubt drive Baz Luhrmann purists up a wall—and annoy a few Shakespeare fans as well. 14-year-old Steinfeld would be playing Juliet, with 26-year-old Franco taking on the role of Romeo and Woll as Rosaline. Creepy age difference aside, the film is a great opportunity for all three actors to show they can carry a movie—though some would argue Steinfeld already proved that with “True Grit.” The project is waiting to receive a greenlight from the studio, so no deals have been made and everything regarding the production is tentative. And as you might remember, the filmmakers tried to get Keira Knightley and Lily Collins during the summer to no avail and we'd reckon a thumbs up to start filming will be determined by getting a cast in place first.

Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Rue, Cato, Haymitch, Effie & Cinna Get Character Posters For 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 5:40 AM
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After those dullsville District posters, fans of "The Hunger Games" finally get a treat today as a plethora outlets have unveiled individual posters for the characters in the film.

"Assholes Don't Actually Change": Jason Reitman & Diablo Cody Discuss The Ugliness Of 'Young Adult'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 27, 2011 5:17 AM
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Director, Writer & Comedian Patton Oswalt Discuss Black Dramedy At Secret Pop-Up Screening In ChicagoParamount's 2010 Oscar strategy worked in spades: avoid the early fall circuit, keep things hidden until the last minute (December release) and keep them anticipating. This approach garnered "True Grit" ten Oscar nominations and a massive $250 million worldwide gross, and seven nominations and $129 million worldwide cume for "The Fighter." Not too shabby at all. For Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," Paramount seems to be employing a slightly similar tactic.

Kristen Wiig Joins 'The Comedian' Starring Robert De Niro & Directed By Sean Penn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 5:05 AM
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"The Comedian" with Robert De Niro has been knocking around for most of the year, with updates coming in fits and starts but nothing ever seeming quite official. But with the American Film Market launching next week, a plethora of projects are beginning to be put together to shill to producers, investors and other industry folks, and this is easily the most tantalizing.

Final 'Muppets' Parody Trailer Takes On 'Paranormal Activity 3,' 'Puss In Boots' & 'Breaking Dawn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 4:29 AM
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What else is left to say about "The Muppets" at this point? The marketing campaign has been one of the best of any movie this year and while certain longtime Muppets handlers and hangers-on may be grumbling about the direction Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller have taken the beloved felt-covered creations in the upcoming James Bobin-directed movie, most everyone else can agree, they've done a great job.

Brad Bird Will Make ‘The Incredibles 2’ Once He Cracks The Story

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 27, 2011 4:17 AM
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But What Will Happen With '1906?' Disney and Pixar’s approach to sequels for their classic animated films is somewhat baffling. While we’d probably watch “Toy Story” sequels until the Mayan apocalypse destroys us all, we’re not sure who exactly was hankering for the international exploits of the “Cars” characters, or how many of us have stayed up late at night hypothesizing about what the monstrous Mike and Sully were like in college (the forthcoming “Monsters University”).
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Back-to-Back 'Independence Day' Sequels In The Works Even If Will Smith Doesn't Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 4:08 AM
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Jada & Willow To Also Feature?It was in spring 2010 that word first cropped up about possible back-to-back sequels to the blockbuster "Independence Day," with shooting said to take place as early as this year. Well, that didn't happen, and megastar Will Smith went on to make another franchise sequel instead in the shape of "Men In Black 3," but once again, the sequels are rearing their heads. Director Roland Emmerich, who has long been saying that once a story is in place they'll move forward, teased during an interview with The Lantern earlier this week when he said, "I'd say hold tight. It's happening soon." And it looks like it is.

Review: Nonsensical 'In Time' Will Waste Your Precious Hours & Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 4:03 AM
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"In Time" is the kind of movie that literally kills off its most interesting thematic element and character about 10 minutes into the picture. To bring you up to speed, Andrew Niccol's latest sci-fi venture takes place in a future world where everyone is genetically programmed to stop aging at 25 years old, and moreover, time is used as currency. But that's not all. In addition to being able to buy everything from coffee to cars to prostitutes with the hour and minutes displayed glaringly in a digital readout on your forearm, once it runs out, you die right on the spot. A class system has emerged, of course, with the "rich" gaining virtual immortality and living the high life in an enclosed city, while the "poor" are left scrapping for enough time to stay alive in their derelict ghetto.

'The Fades' Star Johnny Harris Replaces Stephen Graham As One Of 'Snow White & the Huntsman' Dwarves

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 27, 2011 3:28 AM
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After a long, somewhat troubled casting process, which involved cycling through most of the possible leading men in Hollywood before landing on "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, filming on Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" is finally underway. And a good thing too -- thanks to a race with Relativity's "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White," the film was moved up six months to a release date next June. And despite some early misgivings (and perhaps because the rival film by Tarsem looks so garish), we're beginning to be intrigued by the project, which marks the directorial debut of commercials helmer Rupert Sanders, and stars Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart as the fairest in all the land, Charlize Theron as her wicked stepmother, and Sam Clafin as the prince.

Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso & Josh Peck Toplining Breakdancing Drama 'Planet B-Boy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 27, 2011 3:20 AM
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Caity Lotz & Repulsive Woman-Beater Chris Brown Also In Cast, Film A Remake Of 2007 DocumentaryDance movies are big business these days, thanks to the success of the "Step Up" franchise. Cheap, generally star-free and with a steady audience, they are, if not quite a total home-run (as the Mary Elizabeth Winstead-fronted "Make It Happen" will attest), but a pretty good bet. Considering that, and the general fondness for 1980s nostalgia (hello "Footloose"), it's surprising that we haven't yet seen one that focuses entirely on the Ancient Greek art of breakdancing. That was the Ancient Greeks, right?

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