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Hayley Atwell, Diane Kruger & Kate Beckinsale Contend For 2nd Female Lead In Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 8:05 AM
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It seems that Tom Cruise can't stop making movies right now. He's got "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "Rock of Ages" in the bag, he's currently shooting "One Shot," and after that the suddenly busy actor will roll right into the "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." The movie found one of its two female leads in Jessica Chastain late last month and now a trio of actresses is vying for the other part.

First Look At Diane Kruger, Lea Seydoux & Virginie Ledoyen In 'Farewell, My Queen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 9:30 AM
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A film we've been keeping an eye on is Benoit Jacquot‘s "Farewell, My Queen." Admittedly, some of it is for purely superficial reasons -- our hounddog baying and tailwagging for the trio of lead actresses Diane Kruger, Lea Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen might be a tad uncouth -- but it's also a period flick tackling none other than Marie Antoinette, a subject always good for big screen cinema.

Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton & More All Up For 'Total Recall' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2011 5:44 AM
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Jessica Biel & Eva Green Also In ContentionDespite it being still near-omnipresent on TV, 20 years since its release, the powers-that-be have deemed that it's time to remake "Total Recall," the sci-fi thriller that proved a hit for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven all that time ago. "The Adjustment Bureau" has proven that pictures based on Philip K. Dick's work can still be viable at the box office (both the original and the remake are based on the sci-fi writer's story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"). And Sony, in their infinite wisdom, have put the new version in the hands of D-movie king Neal Moritz ("The Green Hornet," "The Fast and the Furious,"), "Salt" scribe Kurt Wimmer, and "Underworld" and "Live Free and Die Hard" director Len Wiseman.

Review: 'Unknown' Is Knowing Euro-Trash Fluff (Not Necessarily A Bad Thing)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 16, 2011 3:45 AM
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If you've seen the trailers for "Unknown," then you probably have a pretty good idea of what it's about and what it'll be like: all those quick cuts of car crashes and blue-tinted European scenery; Liam Neeson again assuming the role of grumpily righteous avenger (something he brought a laser-like focus to in the sleeper hit "Taken"); and a number of tired genre clichés trotted out for the masses (mistaken identities, Soviet-era spies, a potential assassination plot).

Will Ursa Be Appearing In Zack Snyder's 'Superman'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2011 6:07 AM
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Speculation surrounding Zack Snyder's "Superman" shifted direction earlier this week when it was revealed that Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike were all vying for a lead female role in the film that was not Lois Lane (though yes, despite some confusion, that character will still be in the film). Guesses were made at what the role might be -- Lana Lang or Cat Grant perhaps -- however, the part might be one that we've seen before.

Alice Eve, Diane Kruger & Rosamund Pike In Contention For Female Lead In 'Superman' (Not Lois Lane)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 3:07 AM
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Well, here's a bit of an interesting twist. Following the signing on of Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's "Superman," speculation quickly turned to who will play Lois Lane. But word emerges tonight that the hunt is on for a female lead for a character that is not Lois Lane.

Rosamund Pike & Diane Kruger In Talks For Justin Chadwick's 'The Godmother'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 7, 2011 5:39 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: It's not easy maintaining a career after you've been a Bond girl: just ask Maud Adams, Izabella Scorupco or Denise Richards. If you can find them, that is. Even the likes of Halle Berry and Eva Green haven't found their career paths the easiest since they teamed up with 007. One actress who's firmly bucked the trend is Rosamund Pike, who, following her role as ice maiden Miranda Frost in "Die Another Day," went on to a key role in Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice." It's only in the last few years that she's really come into her own, however, with a show-stealing performance in "An Education" being followed this year by two excellent supporting roles in "Made in Dagenham" and "Barney's Version."

Diane Kruger Replaces Eva Green In 'Farewell, My Queen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2010 9:15 AM
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Man, can Eva Green get a break these days? Gemma Arterton has taken over the role previously slotted for the actress in Michael Mann's gestating "Capa" and now, Diane Kruger has stepped in for the actress in Benoit Jacquot's adaptation of Chantal Thomas' novel, "Farewell, My Queen."

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