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Comic-Con '11: Justin Bieber To Appear In Pee-Wee Herman-Judd Apatow Collaboration?

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 25, 2011 6:24 AM
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If Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) has his way, that is. Though Herman appeared at Comic-Con International's massive Hall H on Thursday to share info about his new film with Judd Apatow (and generally charm the crowd), he kept this choice detail for an interview with MTV. There's no commitment from Bieber -- yet -- likely because Thursday's interview was the first time Herman mentioned this, but Bieber reads mtv.com, right?

First Look At Olivia Thirlby & Lena Heady In 'Dredd'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 5:36 AM
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Update: A couple more scanned pics from /Film.

New Images From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Still Shows The Same Fighting Scene

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 4:11 AM
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A couple of new images have arrived from Wong Kar-wai's latest, "The Grandmasters," but somewhat disappointingly, they continue to simply show the same fighting scene which has dominated all of the film's limited marketing so far.

Shailene Woodley Eyes 'Easy A' Writer Bert Royal's Directorial Debut 'A Thousand Words Or Less'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 3:42 AM
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The sleeper success of "Easy A" seems to have brought good fortune on the major players involved. It certainly launched the career of already rising star Emma Stone into the stratosphere, with Will Gluck quickly moving up the ladder with "Friends With Benefits" opening this past weekend, with a few more projects in the works including another team-up with Stone and an adaptation of "Sex On The Moon." Moreover, he also inked a two-year deal with Sony. Not bad. And if we're feeling generous, we'll even say that Penn Badgley's recent casting in "Greetings From Tim Buckley" where he'll play Jeff Buckley certainly wasn't hurt by his turn as the harmless love interest in the comedy. Now, another name from the film is ready to capitalize on its success.

'Somersault' Director Cate Shortland Begins Production On Adaptation Of Rachel Seiffert's 'Lore'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 3:31 AM
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First Look Still On The Production Arrives As WellAfter boldly making her mark with 2004's expressive and poignant coming-of-age tale "Somersault," which catapulted the careers of both Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington long before they became relative house-hold names in Hollywood, Australian director Cate Shortland has begun production on her long-awaited follow up, an adaptation of Rachel Seiffert's novella "Lore."

America Ferrera Joins Cop Drama 'End Of Watch' With Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 25, 2011 3:17 AM
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Has anybody seen America Ferrera since "Ugly Betty" ended? Ever since the sitcom went off air in mid-2010, Ferrera has been seemingly off the radar in terms of projects we genuinely care about (though she did lend her voice to the beloved animated film "How To Train Your Dragon").

'Game Of Thrones' Star Elyes Gabel Enlists For 'World War Z'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 25, 2011 2:59 AM
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Brad Pitt is an actor who's in league with somebody like George Clooney: a name that can help get the films he wants to be in get made.

Fan Alert: Four Original Cast Members Will Cameo In Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • July 25, 2011 2:37 AM
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If done properly, there's nothing better than a self-referential cameo to get audiences excited about a re-make or adaptation (fingers crossed for Johnny Depp in "21 Jump Street," and director Fede Alvarez recently confirmed Bruce Campbell's appearance in "Evil Dead'). Bloody Disgusting has reported that at a "Dark Shadows" panel at Comic-Con 2011, it was announced that four original cast members of the cult '60s show will be making cameos in Tim Burton's long-gestating adaptation, starring Depp. Stars Lara Parker (Angelique), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans and Josette du Pres), David Selby (Quentin Collins) and the one and only Jonathan Frid (who played Barnabas Collins in the TV show, the role Depp has taken over) spent three days filming at Pinewood Studios. No word on what their roles will be or how they will fit into the movie.

'Immortals' Use Of 3D Enhances Storytelling, Yet Director Tarsem Doesn't Believe In Its Longevity

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 2:20 AM
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Comic-Con '11: After Sony’s "The Amazing Spider-Man" presentation Friday afternoon, Comic-Con attendees appeared to have relatively few other films or properties to get excited about. But Relativity Media maximized the potential of their upcoming sword-and-sandal opus "Immortals" with a panel featuring cast and crew members as well as a presentation of some footage which, as one colleague put it, felt about perfect for screening in the convention’s centerpiece showroom, whether or not its charm translates to commercial success down the road.

Liev Schreiber Joins P.J. Hogan's 'Mental' Starring Toni Collette

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 2:16 AM
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Anthony LaPaglia & Rebecca Gibney Also Apart Of CastPJ Hogan, the director behind '90s hits "Muriel's Wedding"and "My Best Friend's Wedding," is once again returning behind the camera again, this time reuniting with his Emmy-winning former lead, Toni Collette for "Mental."

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