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Jennifer Garner As Miss Marple? Not So Fast; Agatha Christie Rights Holders Say Deal Not Done

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 3:42 AM
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So just yesterday, it was reported that Jennifer Garner had closed up a deal with Disney to star in a revamp of Agatha Christie's famed sleuth Miss Marple. Much to the dismay of fans of the author, these new film versions seemingly would keep the name only to change the spinster detective to a young, crime-busting woman in her 30s or 40s. Whether or not Garner would wear an accent was undisclosed at the time. Anyway, 24 hours later, it looks like it might not be signed, sealed and delivered just yet.

Richard LaGravenese To Adapt WWII Survival Tale 'Unbroken' For Francis Lawrence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 3:17 AM
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While director Francis Lawrence made his name in Hollywood directing big budget flag wavers like "Constantine" and "I Am Legend," the helmer is looking to broaden his horizons and get out of the VFX and explosions game. He's got the Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz led period romance "Water For Elephants" around the corner and earlier this year, he lined up the WWII tale based on Laura Hillenbrand‘s bestseller “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” over at Universal. At the time it was said that "Crazy Heart" writer/director Scott Cooper might pen the adaptation, but instead an Oscar nominated writer/director has gotten the job.

Robert Pattinson Says His Character In 'Bel Ami' Is a "Shit" & Film Will Be Hard To Market

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 2:38 AM
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Robert Pattinson, in a recent profile in Vanity Fair, said “....being in such a specific pigeonhole right now, it’s very strange. Having a persona people recognize, it’s the thing that probably gets you paid the most—but it’s also the thing that virtually every actor in the world doesn’t want. Cause, like, no one would believe me if I wanted to play something ultra-realistic, like a gangster or something.”

Clint Mansell Scores BBC TV Soccer Pic 'United'; Jonathan Goldsmith Tunes Up 'Take This Waltz'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 2:20 AM
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While next week's "Source Code" will be without a score by Clint Mansell who left the project citing scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Chris Bacon, the composer is certainly busy. Last month he was hired to score the videogame "Mass Effect 3" (take that Roger "video-games-aren't-art" Ebert!) and now he's got another film project on his plate.

'Monsters University' The Official Title For The 'Monsters Inc.' Followup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 1:56 AM
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Steve Buscemi Is Back As Baddie Randall BoggsThe theater owners convention CinemaCon has provided a slow trickle of news this week, but Pixar takes the lead on the biggest bit of info to come out of the industry confab: they now have a title for their "Monsters Inc." followup.

Francis Ford Coppola Has Something Up His Sleeve For 'Twixt Now And Sunrise'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 30, 2011 1:37 AM
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Plans To Present Film In A Way That Has 'Never Been Done Before'Just what does Francis Ford Coppola have installed for audiences with his upcoming film "Twixt Now And Sunrise"? Speaking with Empire, the legendary director has tantalized us with another little tidbit noting that "if I can present it the way I want to, it is something that's never been done before."

James Marsden, Michael Shannon, Michael C. Hall & Melissa Leo Head Up A 'Dead Circus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 1:35 AM
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Well, we'll give this one points for bonkers casting because when you have a movie where James Marsden plays Charles Manson that's...something. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

Brillante Mendoza's 'Captured' Starring Isabelle Huppert Headed To Cannes?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 30, 2011 1:16 AM
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It's that time of year again when every man and his dog is speculating about what will and what won't show up at the Croisette.

Shawn Levy Is Going To Take Your Kodachrome Away

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 11:42 AM
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If there is any doubt that Shawn Levy is one the hottest directors around town, just take a look at some of the projects that he's been linked to in the past little while. The "Date Night" and "Real Steel" helmer currently has an animated "Mr. Men" movie he's producing; the James Cameron-produced 3D "Fantastic Voyage"; a re-team with Hugh Jackman on a Carlton Cuse ("Lost") penned action-adventure movie and a modern re-telling of "Romeo & Juliet" penned by the "(500) Days Of Summer" writers on his plate. And with already plenty of options to choose from, he's added one more.

Bill Murray To Play Franklin D. Roosevelt In 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 11:02 AM
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Sorry Ivan ReitmanIt's been a pretty slow news day, so here's bit of WTF to go with your supper tonight.

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