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Charlize Theron Confirmed For Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 11, 2011 10:40 AM
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Michael Fassbender Says There's A "Connecting Vein" Between 'Alien' & 'Prometheus'After a few weeks of will she or won't she back and forth and negotiations, Charlize Theron has signed on to star in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" alongside Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace.

Christopher Nolan To Make Shelved Howard Hughes Biopic After 'The Dark Knight Rises'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 9:55 AM
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Plans To Shoot In 2012 & Release The Film In 2014Could Christopher Nolan be plotting out his next film even before he's shot "The Dark Knight Rises"? According to Vulture, the answer is yes.

Justin Timberlake & Catherine Zeta-Jones Looking To Gamble In 'Lay The Favorite'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 9:31 AM
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Vulture continues to dig up news on Stephen Frears' gambling pic "Lay the Favorite" and have now revealed two more names to the growing cast.

Gerard Butler Joins Curtis Hanson's Surf Pic 'Mavericks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 8:38 AM
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Curtis Hanson was on quite a roll for a while there. "L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys" and "8 Mile" were a trifecta of critical hits ("Wonder Boys" didn't do so hot at the box office) that put the helmer in the top tier of filmmakers. Unfortunately, his next two efforts found him stumbling hard with "In Your Shoes" and "Lucky You" which were big misses all around. All while he's currently found a home at HBO where he's wrapping up the financial meltdown drama "Too Big To Fail" (geez, another one?), his planned to return to the big screen just got a major boost.

Zac Efron Attached To Star In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 8:12 AM
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Exclusive: Founding his own production company (the cheekily titled Ninjas Runnin' Wild), and being courted for a number of intriguing projects over the past year (including the remake of "Snabba Cash"), Zac Efron is set to turn heads in a role that will showcase the actor as we've never quite seen him before.

Review: 'Carancho' Features The Car Crash As All-Purpose Metaphor

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 11, 2011 7:56 AM
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If Pablo Trapero's "Carancho" is to be believed, and it is not a film without conviction, then Argentina is the car crash capital of the world. If not, it's fair to worry about certain drivers being behind the wheel -- 8000 Argentinians per year lose their life to an auto accident, so says the brief title cards in "Carancho," a stat that introduces us to the catalyst of what goes on in this film.

Anne Hathaway In Talks To Sing With Tom Cruise In 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 7:30 AM
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Yep, as we predicted, the announcement that a deal is closing for Tom Cruise for "Rock Of Ages" has sparked more casting movement around the big screen musical.

First Look At The Entire Cast Of 'The Hobbit'; Ian McKellen Plans On A Play During Filming Downtime

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 6:25 AM
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Take a good look. These are the faces (and names) that are going to dominate the movie blogosphere for the next couple of years. With Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" now set to lens next month after the director had a minor medical setback, the cast assembled for a press conference this week in New Zealand and a few photos were snapped of the entire crew. Aren't they a pleasant looking bunch? Obviously these are key players so if you're wondering where Elijah Wood and Cate Blanchett are, just remember, their appearances in the film are likely not going to be very large.

Halle Berry Not Offered Role Or Starring In 'The Student'; Paul Verhoeven Not Attached Either

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 11, 2011 6:20 AM
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Recently, Badass Digest reported that Halle Berry will be starring in "The Student" for Dutch director Paul Verhoeven known for "Showgirls," "Starship Troppers" and the excellent, late-career redeeming "Black Book" in 2006. The problem: This is news to everyone in both camps. Reps for Halle Berry, her CAA agents and Relativity Media, the studio behind this picture, call this story a "fantastic idea, but sadly it isn't true." Reps for Verhoeven also say this is untrue, his management goes so far as to say it's, "totally inaccurate."

Nicholas Hoult Climbs Up The Beanstalk For 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 5:02 AM
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That was quick. Just after it was revealed yesterday that Nicholas Hoult was the frontrunner for the role of Jack in Bryan Singer's "Jack The Giant Killer," he's now looking over paperwork to land the gig.

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