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Tarsem Singh Says Casting 'Superman' Henry Cavill For 'Immortals' Makes Him "Look Like A Genius"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 6, 2011 2:40 AM
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Actor Wasn't The First Choice For 'Immortals,' But Tarsem Insisted He Was The ManIf you didn't know who British actor Henry Cavill was six months ago, you do now thanks to the 27-year-old actor landing the coveted Man of Steel role in Zack Snyder's "upcoming Superman" reboot.

'The White Ribbon' Star Christian Friedel Toplines Post-WWII Thriller 'The Face'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 6, 2011 2:17 AM
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Christian Friedel and Ursina Lardi, co-stars of the Michael Haneke film "The White Ribbon," will team once again alongside Ulrich Thomsen and Thomas Thieme in an upcoming post-WWII thriller penned by J. Frank James to be helmed by Markus Imboden.

First Look: Obama-Inspired Campaign Poster For George Clooney In 'The Ides Of March'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 6, 2011 2:02 AM
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Here is an early peak at the Barack Obama-inspired campaign posters for George Clooney's Governor Mike Morris in his latest directorial effort, the political drama, "The Ides Of March."

Craig Gillespie Back As The Frontrunner To Direct ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2011 1:50 AM
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Update: Deadline reports that Craig Gillespie is now locked to direct. Finally.

Rumor Patrol: ‘Prometheus’ & ‘Superman’ Spoiled?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 6, 2011 1:39 AM
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Movie websites become desperate for page views. As a result, rumors take flight and somehow get upgraded briefly to "truth" before the filmmakers can sort out the misinformation. Lately, however, a spate of big releases have been playing a lengthy game of chicken with film websites, the suggestion being that false information was being leaked in order to throw publicity hounds off these movies' tracks.

Sylvester Stallone Thriller 'Headshots' & Steve Carell Comedy 'Burt Wonderstone' Both Lose Directors

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 6, 2011 1:21 AM
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It's got to be hard for a director to walk away from a feature-directing gig. If you're lucky, you get to make a film once every couple of years, and, while some helmers are able to boost their income with rewrite work or commercials, or TV and music videos gigs, sometimes that one feature is your only income. But at the same time, you only get to make a certain number of movies in a career, and if the stars aren't aligning correctly, sometimes the only thing you can do is pack your bags. It's not an uncommon occurence -- Guillermo Del Toro leaving "The Hobbit" and Darren Aronofsky bailing on "The Wolverine" being two recent examples -- and it's just happened on another pair of A-lister-led projects.

Addison Timlin In Talks For 'Odd Thomas'; Tim Robbins To Join Too?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 6, 2011 1:04 AM
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The trouble with the new transparency of the casting process -- the stories that break at every stage of the process, from wishlist, to shortlist, to meetings, to screen-tests, to offers, to negotiations, to signing on -- is that you can sometimes think that an actor's firmly on board on a project based on one of these stories. More often than not, offer-stories lead to an actor actually being in the film, so when we reported a few weeks back that Lily Collins, rising star of "The Blind Side," had been offered the female lead in "Odd Thomas," the adaptation of Dean Koontz's mystery series about a short-order cook who can communicate with the dead, from "The Mummy" director Stephen Sommers, we'd filed it away, assuming that the offer was a formality, and that Collins would end up on the marquee for the picture, alongside Anton Yelchin, who's playing the title role.

Michael Fassbender & Liam Cunningham To Star In Northern Irish Punk Movie 'Good Vibrations'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2011 12:59 PM
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David Holmes To Write The ScoreConsidering the way in which punk rock changed the music world so comprehensively, it's surprising that relatively few films have been made following the great bands of the era. There have been great documentaries, from "The Filth and the Fury" to Ramones doc "End of a Century" and "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten," and a handful of dramatic features -- "Sid and Nancy" and "SLC Punk," while both flawed, have much to recommend them. But for the most part, the genre has produced films closer to the terrible Ian Dury biopic "Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll" than to anything else.

David Gordon Green Talks His Musical Dream Project, Reveals Script Remake Of 'Ice Station Zebra'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 5, 2011 8:40 AM
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Director Wants To Make A Musical About Rival Musical Families In Branson, MissouriDavid Gordon Green's early career is a wet dream for up-and-coming, aspiring filmmakers. Lyrical, poetic and still loose and beautiful in its form, most filmmakers would kill to have something as good as his debut film "George Washington" (which is part of the Criterion Collection) in their oeuvre. 2003's "All the Real Girls" continued in this vein, but injected a sense of subtle comedy (which we would see later) and indie quirk thanks to strong performances by Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Danny McBride (in his debut) and Patricia Clarkson.

Mae Whitman Joins Emma Watson & Logan Lerman In 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2011 8:05 AM
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Summit knows the tween market better than anybody else these days and with their mad money franchise "Twilight" drawing to a close, they're trying to find other ways to lure that all-important dollar from young moviegoers. They picked up the adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallfower" during Sundance earlier this year, and now it's gearing up to shoot and has added another cast member to Emma Watson and Logan Lerman who were first attached last spring.

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