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Clint Eastwood Wants Leonardo DiCaprio To Star Opposite Beyonce In 'A Star Is Born'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 8:54 AM
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With Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Hamm, Russell Crowe, Rihanna and Alicia Keys having been linked at various points over the years, we had our doubts about the pairing of director Clint Eastwood and Beyonce to Warner Bros. long gestating remake of "A Star Is Born" holding. But not only does it appear to still be moving, a leading man is being eyed.

Cillian Murphy Thriller ‘Retreat’ Will Make World Premiere At The Fantasia Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 8:14 AM
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Kevin Smith's 'Red State' Will Open The Festival Before Its August Theatrical ReleaseWell, it's the middle of summer right now in Montreal which means the terraces are filled with folks making the most of the warm weather for their cinq a sept and festival season is in full swing, and one of the biggest to the city every year is the Fantasia Film Festival. Organizers have released the first batch of movie announcements and once again, genre fans will be very excited. But the most curious piece of news is a little bit buried.

Tobey Maguire Out, Nicole Kidman Possibly In For Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 7:44 AM
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Talk about trading up. No offense to Sofia Vergara, but sorry, she's just not in the same league as Nicole Kidman and if the producers have their way, Lee Daniels' gestating "The Paperboy" may be getting a major upgrade.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Horrible Bosses' Reveals How A Men Seeking Men Ad Can Go Wrong

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 7:13 AM
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Will this be the summer remembered for comedy instead of superheroes? While we weren't particularly fans of "The Hangover Part II," the movie has been nothing short of a phenomenon, "Bridesmaids" has wildly overperformed and "Bad Teacher" has been Cameron Diaz's best movie at the box office in a long time. It seems America wants to laugh and if the early looks at "Horrible Bosses" are any indication, it should deliver the goods.

Andrew Niccol's 'The Host' Starring Saoirse Ronan Set For March 29, 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 6:51 AM
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We're only in the middle of 2011, but studios are looking far into the future and counting their money with flags already being planted in 2013. “Elysium,” “Oz" The Great and Powerful,” “Iron Man 3,” “Oblivion,” "R.I.P.D." and "Fast & Furious 6" are already scheduled, and now one more has joined the ranks of the slowly filling 2013 calendar.
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'The Skin I Live In' Lands On October 7th; 'Carnage' Hits On November 18th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 6:08 AM
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A couple more auteur driven, possible awards-ready movies have been dated, so time to update your Oscar betting card.

Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock To Score Lizzy Caplan Comedy 'Queens Of Country'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 5:40 AM
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A forthcoming high concept comedy is about to get a bit of twang thanks to an indie rock frontman, as it has been announced that the Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock will score the forthcoming Lizzy Caplan-starrer "Queens of Country."

Allen Hughes & Mark Wahlberg Neo-Noir 'Broken City' Gets Financing, Moves Forward A Tiny Bit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 5:07 AM
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Last year, when Mark Wahlberg was busy on "The Fighter" press circuit, most notably talking up "Uncharted" -- which his best bud David O. Russell has now officially moved on from -- there was one other project he mentioned: "Broken City." Wahlberg said last fall, “there’s this other thing, 'Broken City,' that I want to do at the end of next year with Allen Hughes directing, which is on the Black List. It’s one of the best unproduced screenplays, an amazing piece of material that should attract amazing talent.” Well, it certainly has the money behind it now.

Tom Hanks Rocks With Tom Petty, ELO, Smokey Robinson & More On 'Larry Crowne' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 4:48 AM
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It doesn't get much more star-studded at the July 4th box office than a movie pairing up Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. But with families getting together on the upcoming long weekend, people will sure want to find something everyone can enjoy with Grandma and "Larry Crowne" will certainly be a better, less deafening option than "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Pixar's 'Brave' Is More Epic Than 'Immortals'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 4:07 AM
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Earlier today, a new trailer dropped for Tarsem's "Immortals," his Greek swords and sandals thingy that confuses being "epic" with simply being loud and pretty ridiculous looking. Leave it to Pixar then to show 'em how to make something look epic and sweeping with their minute-long teaser for next year's "Brave."

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