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Exclusive: Cody Horn Lands Female Lead In Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 3:15 AM
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With filming set to kick off next month on Steven Soderbergh's low budget male stripper pic has been busy of late lining up a helluva cast that so far includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Riley Keough. Late last week, word circled around the internet that Jessica Biel had also boarded the film but those reports were erroneous, however, a young, up-and-coming actress has landed the female lead in the film.

Aussie Veteran Jack Thompson Joins Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 22, 2011 2:36 AM
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With production of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" gearing up to start in two weeks, it looks like the director is making the final additions to his cast with Aussie veteran Jack Thompson now set to reunite with his "Australia" director once again.

Financing Nears On 'Lunatic At Large'; 2 More Unmade Kubrick Projects Continue Toward Production

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 2:23 AM
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Almost as legendary as the films Stanley Kubrick did complete in his lifetime are the numerous projects that went unmade, but a few of those are getting a new lease on life. As you might recall, last spring, word surfaced that "Lunatic At Large" was headed toward the big screen with Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell attached to star and Chris Palmer to direct. Not long after, "Downslope" and "God Fearing Man" joined 'Lunatic' on the production slate and then...nothing else was heard since.

Reeve Carney To Re-Record Jeff Buckley Songs For Upcoming Biopic By Jake Scott

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 22, 2011 2:18 AM
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Befriended Buckley's Mother, Mary Guibert, For Years Before Being Asked To Audition In terms of physical resemblance and musical abilities, the casting of "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark" star Reeve Carney for Jake Scott's upcoming biopic of the late singer-songwriter is one that we're open to. The young actor/musican now faces the challenge of tackling the role of the much-adored Buckley -- told through the scope of David Browne‘s book “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley" -- with his task made only more difficult now with the young star revealing he's also recording Buckley's material for the film.

'Downfall' & 'The Reader' Star Alexandra Maria Lara Lands Female Lead In Ron Howard's 'Rush'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 2:04 AM
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While "The Dark Tower" may have crumbled for now, Ron Howard isn't wasting any time mourning missed opportunities, as the director continues to move into production on the racing pic "Rush."

Sean Penn Has Issues But Recommends 'Tree Of Life'; Malick Says 'Burial' Is "Rushing Toward A Mix"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 1:45 AM
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Ah, selective quoting: it's a great way to stir up a beehive as Richard Brody from the New Yorker did this weekend when he cherry picked a comment Sean Penn made in a recent interview with French paper Le Figaro where he seemingly threw Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" under the bus.

Woody Allen's Euro-Trip Continues; Eyes Munich As Setting For Next Film

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 22, 2011 1:39 AM
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Lensing on Woody Allen's Rome-set film, "Bop Decameron," is still in progress but it looks like the prolific director already has his sights set on the setting of his next film. Continuing his European adventures, Allen is reportedly eyeing a teaming with Bavaria Studios which would see him visit Munich, Germany next summer for his next, currently-untitled and as-always mysterious film. The budget would run at around $25 million.

'Cloud Atlas' Rolls With Smaller Budget; Project Will Give Each Filmmaker Their Own Production Team

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 1:26 AM
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With reports previously touting the forthcoming "Cloud Atlas" as the most expensive German production of all time -- with a budget said to be in the neighborhood of $150 million -- as the start date nears, there price tag has been lowered but don't think for a second that the project has gotten any smaller in scope.

Phillip Noyce Departs 'Hunter Killer,' Eyes Romance 'Timeless' & Thriller 'Above Suspicion' Instead

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 22, 2011 1:18 AM
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With a big-time release date of December 21st, 2012, "Hunter Killer" was meant to be a very sharp quiver in Relativity Media's bow during the next holiday season. Alas, director Phillip Noyce has bowed from the project, according to Moviehole. Adapted from the Don Keith and George Wallace novel "Firing Point," the story centered on a renegade Russian admiral attempting a coup, and the American sub commander and Navy SEAL tasked with stopping him.

Will 'The Lone Ranger' Ride On Without Gore Verbinski?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 22, 2011 1:05 AM
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Reporting from D23, Deadline noted a curious omission in comments by Disney exec Rich (not Rick) Ross regarding the currently-stalled "The Lone Ranger." “I’m hoping to do it," he says, "I’m certainly hoping. I think it’s a compelling story and no one wants to work with Jerry [Bruckheimer] and Johnny [Depp] more than me so we’ll see how it works.” Curious is the unmentioned Gore Verbinski, who has been in the director's chair for this project coming on a couple of years now.

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