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Charlize Theron Joins Sean Penn's 'The Last Space' & Daniel Craig Bails On 'The Whole Truth'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 9, 2014 9:38 AM
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It appears the personal and professional will soon combine for Sean Penn: just yesterday we found out he’s prepping a new directorial effort entitled “The Last Space”—reportedly set within the refugee camps of Sudan, Liberia—and also that “Blue is The Warmest Color” actress Adèle Exarchapoulos snagged a small role. It’s only gaining steam however, as Penn has chosen a fellow humanitarian for the lead in the secretive project.

Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 7, 2014 2:31 PM
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If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. Expect to see this sooner than later as Disney is neck and neck with Warner Bros. with their own version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic.

Watch: Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron Find 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' In First Red Band Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 12:59 PM
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While Seth MacFarlane could've taken the easy road and simply cranked out a sequel following his surprise smash hit "Ted" (though, yes, "Ted 2" is slated for a 2015 release) he chose to raise his game for his sophomore feature film. Taking a lead role, and tackling a genre that's tricky to pull off (Western Comedy), the result is "A Million Ways To Die In The West" and the first trailer is here.

First Look: Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Starring Charlize Theron & More

A Million Ways To Die In The West
Dusting himself off after his divisive hosting job of the Oscars last year, Seth MacFarlane has been hard at work on his next feature film, the western comedy "A Million Ways To Die In The West." And if anyone can make the not-always-reliable genre work, it's him. Because, really, who would've thought a movie about a foul-mouthed, teddy bear would earn more than $540 million worldwide? Read More »

First Look: Charlize Theron In Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2013 10:36 AM
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So, just how hot is "Dark Places," the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller? Well, it has been working AFM hard, selling distribution rights pretty much everywhere and the movie has yet to land a U.S. home, but given the material and cast, it likely won't be long now. And here's a first look, which always helps in getting that conversation.

Ben Affleck To Star In David Fincher Thriller 'Gone Girl'; Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt Eyed For Female Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2013 1:00 PM
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Following the flop of "The Lone Ranger," we here at The Playlist have been discussing what this means for future projects on Disney's slate, and more specifically, David Fincher's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." As you might remember, Fincher's pal Brad Pitt passed on the lead role, and the other actors the director is looking at the for the part (Channing Tatum among them) aren't available until next year. But following the twin disasters of 'Ranger' and "John Carter," is Disney really going to flip the switch on this project, especially with a director who demands as much financial freedom and creative control as Fincher? Or is it another ambitious concept that's a dicey prospect for a four-quadrant hit? We're sure those discussions will be ongoing at Disney (who are yet to greenlight it) but until then, Fincher is moving on his next feature.

Can Seth MacFarlane Break $500 Million Again? 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Sets 2014 Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 1:55 PM
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Was it beginner's luck, or is Seth MacFarlane the new R-rated comedy king? With his feature directorial debut "Ted" taking over $540 million worldwide last year, it certainly went way above and beyond what anyone was expecting of a movie with a talking, foul-mouthed teddy bear and Mark Wahlberg. And Universal is hoping MacFarlane will do it again with "A Million Ways To Die In The West." The film carries another high-concept premise, except there will be a couple of small changes: MacFarlane himself will take the lead role, and it will boast even more stars than his last effort.

Chloe Moretz Is Going To 'Dark Places' With Charlize Theron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 6:01 PM
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She's only sixteen, but the rise of Chloe Moretz has been nothing short of remarkable. It's hard to believe it was only four years ago that she appeared as the kid sister in "(500) Days Of Summer." This year she's got big movies on the way, with the sequel "Kick-Ass 2" (which recently dropped a trailer just focused on her character) and horror remake "Carrie" (new trailer coming this week). And now it looks like she's lining up a drama based on a book by one of the hottest authors of the moment.

Charlize Theron To Star in Vigilante Thriller From 'The Killing' Writer

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2013 4:27 PM
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We're starting to suspect that Charlize Theron is planning on cloning herself. It was only on Friday that news emerged that the Oscar-winner, hotter than ever after the success of "Prometheus" and "Snow White & The Huntman," had signed on to a new comedy called "Ladies Night," adding to the long list of bubbling projects that also includes sci-fi "Agent 13" with Rupert Wyatt, Scott Derrickson's horror "Zwart Water," crime thriller "Cities of Refuge," John Madden's "Murder Mystery," a biopic of Marie Colvin, a remake of "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," Seth MacFarlane's comedy "A Million Days To Die In The West," and an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places."

Charlize Theron To Star In Comedy 'Ladies Night,' Directed By Fred Savage (Yes, That Fred Savage)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2013 2:54 PM
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Thanks to the success of "Prometheus" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" last summer (as well as her acclaimed, if ignored-by-awards-bodies performance in "Young Adult"), Charlize Theron is more in demand than ever before. The actress has already wrapped one blockbuster, "Mad Max: Fury Road," and has lots more bubbling under waiting to be picked out as her next project: sci-fi "Agent 13" with Rupert Wyatt, Scott Derrickson's horror "Zwart Water," crime thriller "Cities of Refuge," John Madden's "Murder Mystery," a biopic of Marie Colvin, a remake of "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," Seth MacFarlane's comedy "A Million Days To Die In The West," and an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places."

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