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Warren Beatty's Secret Project Is A Howard Hughes Film; Alec Baldwin, Jack Nicholson Circling Roles

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 22, 2011 12:04 PM
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Other Actors Eyeing The Project Include Andrew Garfield, Annette Bening, Shia La Beouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Rooney MaraFile under 'very intriguing development': after more than a decade away from directing (with 1998's underrated political satire "Bulworth"), last week it was reported that 74-year-old Warren Beatty would be returning to Hollywood, helming a new untitled comedy for Paramount. Playlist writer Sam Price, perhaps a little cynical that evening, posited the question: is anyone going to care? Are his best days behind him?

How MAD Is That? Ron Howard To Direct Live-Action 'Spy vs. Spy' Adaptation

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • June 22, 2011 11:19 AM
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You have to say this for Ron Howard: he's full of surprises. Deadline reported today that Howard will be directing a live-action adaptation of the comic strip "Spy vs. Spy" for Warner Bros. Yes, you read that correctly, "Spy Vs. Spy," the satirical black and white comic-book strip from Cuban cartoonist Antonio Prohías that was featured in MAD Magazine from the early 60s until 1987. The cartoon depicted two constantly warring spies who used a variety of booby-traps to kill one another. The duo, who generally alternated between victory and defeat with each new comic-strip. looked identical save for opposite black and white colors.

'Watchmen' Writer Alex Tse To Pen Relativity's Reboot Of 'The Crow'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 22, 2011 10:20 AM
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'Ronin' Scribe To Rewrite Doug Liman's 'All You Need Is Kill'Relativity' Media's adaptation of "The Crow" appears to be moving forward rather smoothly. With Bradley Cooper attached to star (doesn't that still feel weird?) and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") in the director's chair, the company hit a snag when they became embroiled in a legal battle with the Weinstein Company who, in April, claimed that they possessed “a written contract signed by everybody” which gives the brothers the worldwide rights to the film (they distributed the 1994 film via their Miramax shingle).

Haunted Houses & Planes: James Wan & Takashi Shimizu Line Up New Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 10:04 AM
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Ready to get scared? If you're looking for some more cheap thrills in your life, today is the day as a couple of horror auteurs (sort of) have lined up some new projects.

The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas' Eyes October 2012 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 9:22 AM
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Author David Mitchell Reveals How The "Epic, Glorious" Film Will Differ From The NovelDeclared by German media as "the most expensive German film of all time," boasting an all star cast including Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent (playing mutiple characters no less) and with both The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer at the helm, it could easily be said that "Cloud Atlas" has a world of expectation riding on its shoulders.

'The Help' Soundtrack Features Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Mary J. Blige & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 8:47 AM
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The surprise hit of the summer? Could be. With a strong cast including Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, David Oyelowo and Mike Vogel and based on the hugely popular and best selling book by Kathryn Stockett, "The Help" is destined to find an audience and if it delivers what they want, it will definitely be one that will play an underserved audience (particularly during the summer). But if not, at the very least we'll be getting a great soundtrack out of it.
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That Geek From 'Avatar' To Play A Nerd In Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 8:23 AM
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Some actors strive to create a diverse array of work, dipping toes in multiple genres, disappearing in a vast array of different characters. And then there are others who find their niche and stick with it. Such is the case of Joel David More. The tall, skinny geek from "Avatar," who will play a dweeb in "Shark Night 3D" has lined up another dorky part.

Ray Winstone Is Eddie Marsan's Twin In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 7:45 AM
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You gotta give it up to Universal. While their Snow White film will come in second to whatever Tarsem is currently cooking up, they've gone ahead with a batch of genius casting that vaults "Snow White And The Huntsman" right ahead of the competition. With Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan and Stephen Graham all set to board, the Rupert Sanders film has gone ahead and found one more amazing Brit character actor which pretty much puts every one of our favorite Blighty thespians in one movie. Nice move.

'Gossip Girl' Katie Cassidy Replaces Sienna Miller In 'Freaky Deaky'; William H. Macy Is Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 7:37 AM
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More movement on "Freaky Deaky," the Elmore Leonard adaptation that seems to have more in and outs than a porn set (eww). So let's see where we're at.

Beefs & Brotherhood: Michael Rappaport Calls A Tribe Called Quest Dynamic "Emotionally Complex"

  • By The Playlist
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  • June 22, 2011 7:17 AM
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Director Says Hip-Hop Group's Relationship Is Complicated Both Off And On The ScreenIf you're one of the lucky few that has seen the hip-hop documentary "Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest," perhaps at either the Sundance or Tribeca film festivals, you know the film is a knock-out: a deeply insightful journey into the history of the seminal '90s rap group, their contextual legacy, that ventures very personally and intimately on the personal fissures and fractures that led to their break-up; lingering emotional issues that still cling to this day.

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