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Rosemarie DeWitt Joins 'Poltergeist' Remake, Adrien Brody Is 'Banking On Mr. Toad' & More

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 23, 2013 4:07 PM
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It’s a tale of new beginnings, goodbyes and do-overs in this casting roundup. If there’s one constant in Hollywood it’s that things are always changing and that’s still true of this latest casting news which features updates on horror movies, literary adaptations, musicals and more.

Watch: Steve McQueen's 'The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery' Which Is Being Remade By Adrien Brody & Hayden Christensen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2013 3:08 PM
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Well, if the goal was put together the most unlikely cast to ever remake a Steve McQueen film then mission accomplished. We'll grant you it's not one of his classic works, so the offence isn't quite as egregious, but still, surely a somewhat classic film deserves slightly better?

'To The Wonder': 10 Actors Cut Out Of Terrence Malick Films & How They Reacted

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 10, 2013 3:39 PM
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To The Wonder, Actors Cut From Malick Films
We’ve all been there. Cast as the lead in a meaty, dialogue-heavy role in a surefire masterpiece from one of the most unassailable geniuses of modern filmmaking, only to be reduced to sifting through the finished film on freeze frame occasionally shouting "Look! That’s my shadow on that fern!" or "Hey! That’s the back of my head near that egret!" The one comfort we can take when this inevitability occurs, is that we’re in fine company on the Malick cutting room floor. The only question is, whose lead will we follow in reacting to our role’s excision or drastic reduction?

Nicolas Cage Hunts 'Tokarev,' Sam Rockwell Boxes As Billy Miske, Adrien Brody Heads To 'Cannes' & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 14, 2013 1:46 PM
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Here's a little casting roundup of some leading men who have come aboard new projects in the past few days...

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'InAPPropriate Comedy' Directed By The Slap Chop Guy & Starring Adrien Brody & Lindsay Lohan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 3:38 PM
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Back in October we put together a feature entitled Fire Your Agent: 10 Actors Who Need A Change Of Career Direction. And among them was Adrien Brody, who seems to have no discerning standard for choosing projects, just as quick to do a Woody Allen movie as....well, this. Vince Offer, the guy who created the fucking Slap Chop, has made a movie. And basically, Brody, Michelle Rodriguez, Rob Schneider and Lindsay Lohan all need to fire their agents and rethink their careers for being involved in this thing.

Rome Review: '1942' Is A Long, Old-Fashioned But Absorbing Epic Of Chinese Historical Cinema

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 17, 2012 7:02 PM
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If the appropriate length of a film were calculated in proportion to the scope of its subject, all 144 minutes of Feng Xiaogang's "1942" (also known as "Back to 1942"), which played In Competition at the Rome Film Festival, would be wholly justified. While the Henan Famine of the early 1940s is not a well-known tragedy outside China, the scale of the suffering, death and displacement it caused simply boggles the mind, the numbers are so colossal. And for the most part, Feng does an impressive job of memorializing the 3 million dead; "1942" is not an unqualified success, but it did retain our interest and engagement across its multiple story lines and over its expansive running time.

First Look Images & Trailer For 'Back To 1942' Starring Adrien Brody & Tim Robbins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 3:23 PM
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Well, it's certainly....earnest. Boasting a dramatic historical event, handsome production design and a couple of Hollywood stars to boot, Feng Xiogang ("Aftershock," "The Banquet") will be hoping to wow the crowds when "Back to 1942" screens at the upcoming Rome Film Festival.

Fire Your Agent: 10 Actors Who Need A Change Of Career Direction

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 24, 2012 2:23 PM
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Last week brought the borderline-absurd news that Nicolas Cage was in talks to star in a new take on the god-bothering "Left Behind" franchise (this is a WTF even for Cage). This week brings the first major movie starring another Oscar-winner, Halle Berry, in five years, in the shape of "Cloud Atlas," as well as the barely-noticeable release of Gerard Butler vehicle "Chasing Mavericks." These things mean many things, but perhaps first and foremost among them, it's that certain actors aren't having the best of times.

Adrien Brody & Maria Bello Join Paul Haggis' 'Third Person'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 1:24 PM
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With cameras set to roll on Wednesday for "Crash" director Paul Haggis' latest ensemble drama "Third Person," he's putting the final pieces of casting in place, with a couple more notable names coming on board.

Kim Basinger Joins Paul Haggis' 'Third Person'; Plot Details Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 9:18 AM
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We don't see Kim Basinger up on the big screen all that often anymore. In fact, it was two years ago that she last popped up in the Zac Efron vehicle "Charlie St. Cloud." Before that movie was another two year gap, with 2008 seeing her in three pictures: "The Burning Plain," "The Informers" and something called "While She Was Out." But the actress is coming out of the woodwork once again, for a movie that will likely be more worth her time than most of her recent resume.

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