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Johnny Knoxville Won't Be Playing Moe In 'The Three Stooges' After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 1:45 AM
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With the April start date for the Farrelly Brothers' "The Three Stooges" getting closer and closer we presume some kind of casting news should be coming down any day now. But wait, wasn't it just announced that Johnny Knoxville set to play Moe? Turns out it was wrong.

Watch: Trailer For SXSW Hit 'A Bag Of Hammers,' With Rebecca Hall & Jason Ritter

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 16, 2011 1:22 AM
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Film Features Score From UK Folk Artist Johnny FlynnThe SXSW festival is continuing on, and those of us who weren't able to attend are getting more and more envious by the day -- unfortunately, someone has to stay behind at Playlist HQ to sign for packages and feed the menagerie of exotic office pets. From everything we've heard, it seems to have been something of a banner year for the festival with films like "Source Code," "Attack the Block," "Bridesmaids," "The Future," "The FP," "Kill List," "Beginners" and "Super" all looking likely to convert their success in Austin to larger audiences later in the year.

Richard Linklater Circling Remake Of 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 12:19 PM
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Richard Linklater is certainly no stranger to mainstream fare. "School Of Rock," "Bad News Bears" and "The Newton Boys" were journeys into major studio filmmaking (and let's not forget, "Dazed & Confused" was also a major studio project for Universal made at a time when the majors were toying with indie talent) but none of those are as big as what the helmer is circling right now.

SXSW: Music Supervisor Randall Poster Talks Losing The Beatles In Wes Anderson's 'Royal Tenenbaums'

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 15, 2011 11:04 AM
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Heralded Music Supervisor Says Favorite Wes Anderson Film Is 'Life Aquatic' & Yes, He's Already At Work On 'Moon Rise Kingdom'Richard Linklater was a no-show to his SXSW conversation with celebrated music supervisor Randall Poster -- bummer -- (they've worked together on "The School of Rock," "Before Sunrise" and "SubUrbia" which members of Sonic Youth did some uncredited musical score work on). But Poster soldiered on with Graham Reynolds, the composer currently working on Linklater's next picture, the West Texas-set black comedy, "Bernie," starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey.

David Slade To Direct 'Daredevil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 10:18 AM
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Let The Casting Speculation Begin!"Daredevil" is being brought back to the big screen and David Slade is set to direct.

SXSW Review: 'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' A Funny & Moving Portrait Of The Late Night Staple

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 15, 2011 9:25 AM
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The maelstrom of controversy, sensationalized media coverage and generally hurt feelings that broke out during the kerfuffle that surrounded the decision to dethrone Conan O'Brien from his position as the host of "The Tonight Show" after seven months (to replace him with Jay Leno… the man he replaced), was something supercharged and grass-roots out-of-control, eclipsing even the late night battle that had David Letterman angrily leaving NBC for greener pastures at CBS. In other words: it was an even bigger deal than the last time NBC fucked up.

'Men In Black 3' Delays Force Alec Baldwin To Leave The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 8:34 AM
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Ooof. As if the woes around "Men In Black 3" couldn't get worse --- with a ballooning $200 million budget, an unfinished script, writers who aren't talking to producers and a massive production delay -- the film is now losing actors.

Director Paul Feig Developing Comedic Vehicle For Jon Hamm; New Trailer For 'Bridesmaids' Lands

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 15, 2011 8:12 AM
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While most people probably know Jon Hamm from “Mad Men,” (which this writer believes is currently the best show on TV), many know he’s also been quietly building a career in comedy. In addition to three excellent stints hosting “Saturday Night Live,” he’s also had a recurring role on “30 Rock” and has a supporting role in the upcoming comedy “Bridesmaids,” which our team just saw at SXSW and called “hilarious and heartfelt." Fans might also know he’s known to occasionally make low-key appearances at the UCB Theatre as well as on various comedy podcasts. Basically, he’s the real deal.

SXSW: Todd Phillips Auditioned Zach Galifianakis For 'Road Trip,' Says Unrated DVDs A DGA Violation

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 15, 2011 7:58 AM
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Along with Judd Apatow, Todd Phillips is one of a few filmmakers you could say was truly responsible for shaping the modern studio comedy over the last decade. “Old School” and “The Hangover” practically set the template for raunchy-but-realistic man-centric comedies, launching the big-screen careers of almost all involved in the process. The filmmaker, whose “The Hangover Part II” is finished and will be shown to the studio this week with a trailer to follow soon, sat down with Elvis Mitchell for a panel discussion at SXSW that we attended, to talk about his career as well as discuss his highly anticipated sequel.

Tom Hanks To Play Captain Richard Phillips In True Somali Pirate Hostage Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 7:36 AM
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While Tom Hanks will exercise his increasingly rare funny bone in this summer's "Larry Crowne," the actor isn't wasting any time lining up prestige projects. He's already attached to star in Kathryn Bigelow's brewing drug trade drama "Triple Frontier" and he's currently filming "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" with Stephen Daldry. Well, one more Oscar-bait picture has joined the queue.

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