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Bradley Cooper Pitches Himself To Play Tom Buchanan In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 1:57 AM
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With Baz Luhrmann being irritatingly cutesy and coy regarding his presumably forthcoming adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" -- all he'll really admit these days is that it's something he's researching -- what we know for certain isn't much, except that Carey Mulligan has been selected to play Daisy in the film. And while Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire have workshopped the project with Luhrmann in the roles of Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway, and are expected to take on those parts, there is another male lead in the film and Bradley Cooper wants it.

Watch: Grim & Carefree Trailer For Spike Jonze's Arcade Fire Short Film 'Scenes From the Suburbs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 1:48 AM
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Riding high off their Grammy win, and with a post-celebratory jaunt around the world this spring and summer, Arcade Fire show no signs of slowing down any time soon. And they still have more in store for their fans including the Spike Jonze-directed short film "Scenes From The Suburbs" which first appeared in an abbreviated form in the video for "The Suburbs."

SXSW Exclusive: Nick Frost & Simon Pegg Say 'Paul' Sequels Are Definitely A Possibility

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 14, 2011 1:37 AM
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'The World's End' Aiming To Shoot Next YearAside from being an exceptionally fun movie, Greg Mottola's "Paul" seems to be a haven for upcoming project news; we've got dozens of updates on future movies concerning the extensive talent in that film.

Arthur Laurents Says 'Gypsy' With Barbra Streisand No Longer Happening; Tom Hooper Eyed Directing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 1:37 AM
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Barbra Streisand doesn't get in front of movie cameras very often, but when she does, it always creates a bit of a stir, so no surprise that back in January when news dropped that a film version of the musical "Gypsy" was in development with the actress/singer to star, buzz started building. But alas, it's all for naught as Arthur Laurents, the aging writer of the musical, has changed his mind and kiboshed the idea.

Watch: Trailer For David Mackenzie's Music Festival Rom-Com 'You Instead'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 14, 2011 1:17 AM
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David Mackenzie's an interesting sort of director. Ever since his debut a decade ago or so with the British indie "The Last Great Wilderness," he's created a series of solid, consistently interesting dramas, none of which are bad (though "Spread" comes close), but none of which are truly excellent either (the underrated "Hallam Foe" is the next best thing, however). But he's always had interesting taste, been able to get strong performances out of his casts, and marched to the beat of his own drum, and we've always believed that he'd knock something out of the park one of these days.

Woody Allen To Appear In Small Role In His Next, Rome-Set Picture

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 14, 2011 1:01 AM
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Would Like To Work With Diane Keaton Again, But Not Sure On WhatWoody Allen may be creeping up on his 80th birthday (he's 76 this year), but his work ethic shows no sign of letting up. He's directed 41 films in 42 years and, as usual, has started prepping for the next before the premiere of his latest, the Owen Wilson/Rachel McAdams topliner "Midnight in Paris." As revealed a week or so ago, the next will follow the recent trend in Allen's work, and be set in a major European city, with Rome following on from London, Barcelona and Paris.

Josh Hutcherson Wants To Be Peeta Mellark in 'Hunger Games'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 13, 2011 11:29 AM
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Reveals He's Met With Director Gary Ross"The Hunger Games" casting mania has started in full earnest as Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence is almost locked down for the lead female role of Katniss Everdeen. Now her male lead, and main love interest, Peeta Mellark has to be cast, and there's a bevy of new twenty-something males vying for the part.

SXSW: Paul Reubens Says He's Heard Rumors That David O. Russell's Camp Is Trying To Bury 'Nailed'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2011 11:04 AM
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Says The Film Is "Great" And Features Strong Performances From Jake Gyllenhaal & Jessica Biel; Reveals That He Was Screamed At The First Day On SetThe sordid saga of David O. Russell's aborted "Nailed" continues. The short version of the story goes like this: production on the film was stopped and started numerous times as shady financier David Bergstein kept running out of money and eventually the film shut down completely with only one scene left to be filmed. The movie has since changed hands to new owners who are eager to finish the film, but David O. Russell has washed his hands of the movie, and moved on to shoot the critically acclaimed "The Fighter." Just over a week ago, a test screening for the film happened in California and according to a reader report sent to us, the film was in very, very raw, rough shape.

SXSW Review: 'The Innkeepers' Is Less 'House Of The Devil,' More 'Scooby Doo'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 13, 2011 10:37 AM
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Ti West has found a formula, and by god, he’s sticking to it. The indie helmer began in the world of micro-budgeted horror, where financial reasons necessitated a slow burn and eventual third act reveal. As his budgets have increased, his approach hasn’t changed, favoring this methodical strategy to the money-shot-driven approach by most modern horror filmmakers.

SXSW: Hope For The Marvel Fans: Joe Cornish & Edgar Wright May Be Finishing Up 'Ant-Man' Script Soon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2011 9:21 AM
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In case you haven't heard, "Attack The Block" killed Saturday night at SXSW and our writers in Austin flat out loved it (check out our review). We got some coffee in our system and sat down with director Joe Cornish and executive producer Edgar Wright on Sunday to talk about the film, and they revealed a little bit of progress on "Ant-Man," the film adaptation comic fans have been speculating about for a while now.

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