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Casting: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips To Reteam For 'Mack Bolan,' Keanu Reeves Gets Wet In 'Rain' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper continue to bro out in a big way. The two are producing the director's next film, "Arms & The Dudes," recently picked up the rights to Evan Ratliff's The Atavist article "A Thousand Pounds Of Dynamite," and today have announced they'll bring to life Don Pendelton's paperback action star Mack Bolan.

Directors Update With Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Spike Jonze, Todd Phillips And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2014 10:42 AM
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Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will be opening his highly anticipated "Birdman" this fall, will shoot "The Revenant" not long after, and has a new TV show on the way, "The One Percent."

Review: Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2014 4:00 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
Now, they’re all over t-shirts and lunchboxes, but back in 2008 when Marvel Studios were kicking off as their own self-producing entity, their characters weren’t all that well known. Captain America was probably the most familiar (along with the Hulk), but Iron Man and Thor and Nick Fury and co. were, while obviously known and loved by comic fans, pretty unrecognizable to general audiences, who knew more immediately iconic characters like Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, far better. Now, the roster of The Avengers are all household names, but with Spidey, X-Men and the Fantastic Four still under the clutches of other studios, and contracts on the original actors running out, Marvel are being forced to turn to some of their more obscure properties.

Casting: Rooney Mara Replaces Jessica Chastain In 'Secret Scripture,' Ed Helms Leads Iñárritu‘s 'One Percent' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 9:05 AM
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Jessica Chastain may seem like she can do it all, but there's one project it looks like she just can't squeeze in. Attached as recently as this spring to "The Secret Scripture," Cineuropa now reports that Rooney Mara is the young female lead opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the film.

Untitled Cameron Crowe Movie Starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone & Bill Murray Pushed To 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 5:44 PM
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With release schedules in the fall generally packed with tentpoles trying to muscle their way between Oscar contenders, it can be tough to try and fit something in that's neither. And certainly, Cameron Crowe's upcoming untitled rom-com would've faced stiff competition. Originally set for a Christmas Day release, the movie has now been pushed to next spring, and it looks like a wise move.

Watch: New Clips From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Reveals 6 Minutes From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 11:53 AM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
It's still about two weeks from Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" opening all over the planet, and the studio really, really wants this one to be a big success. They've already had a special, one night only IMAX preview earlier this month, unveiling seventeen minutes worth of footage. But if you couldn't make it or want to see more, six minutes from the movie are now online to show off James Gunn's irreverent outer space superhero flick.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Heads Into Orbit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 19, 2014 1:42 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
So far, the superheroes of 2014 have presented a mixed bag. We've had one pretty good movie ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), a pretty terrible one ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2") and one yet to be determined (this weekend's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"). And there's still more to come. At the end of the summer, Marvel will unleash "Guardians Of The Galaxy," and a brand new trailer has arrived hoping to convince you to go into orbit ... or at least to your closest multiplex.

Todd Phillips' Next Movie Will Be 'Arms & The Dudes,' Bradley Cooper Co-Producing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 16, 2014 2:45 PM
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After spending the better part of four years on (ever diminishing returns) of "The Hangover" series, and detouring to make a movie cut from the same cloth in "Due Date," Todd Phillips is changing gears. You may not remember, but way back in 2011, he optioned the rights to Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article, "Arms And The Dudes." And now, it's going to be his next film.

New Images Of Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper In Susanne Bier's 'Serena'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 9:02 AM
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Serena
Shot before "American Hustle," but still unreleased, a big question mark remains stamped on Susanne Bier's "Serena" starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. We know that Steven Soderbergh watched some version of it in 2013, but since the first image dropped in 2012, there has been pretty much total silence. Late last year, reports surfaced that the movie had been quietly screening for distributors, but it says something that months later, there has been no official deal announced, even though heavyweights like The Weinstein Company and Fox Searchlight has been circling. So, is it a troubled production or just a director trying to get it right?

Producer Frank Marshall Calls 'Indiana Jones' Reboot Rumors "Ridiculous" As Debate Swirls

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2014 4:15 PM
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Like yelling "fire!" in a crowded theatre, when word dropped late last night that Disney was weighing the option of rebooting "Indiana Jones," with Bradley Cooper on a wishlist somewhere of dudes to take over the hat and whip, the internet collectively exploded. Most were upset that anybody but Harrison Ford might play the title role, admonishing the studio for effectively crapping on a classic franchise. Twenty-four hours later, it seems the truth of those claims are being debated.

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