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Chloe Moretz, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Browning & More Also Want To Play 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 7:29 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence Is Not A Frontrunner For The RoleLess than 24 hours after Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Jennifer Lawrence emerged as contenders for the highly touted role of Katniss Everdeen in the gestating "Hunger Games," some more, pretty obvious names emerged. Talent that would be on any director or casting agent's wishlist for a role that needs a young female lead.

Jennifer Lawrence Frontrunner For 'Hunger Games'? Hailee Steinfeld & Abigail Breslin Also In The Mix

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 2:25 AM
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We're getting older, and we're no longer afraid to admit that. However, it does come with certain disadvantages. Our ears have aged to that point that we're now unable to hear Justin Bieber's voice, for instance. We were offered a role in a Neal Moritz-produced remake of "Cocoon" the other day. And, perhaps most importantly for this profession, we can no longer distinguish the various young-adult-novel properties that are vying to replace "Twilight" as the teen-franchise-du-jour.

Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Oliver Stone's Drug Cartel Thriller 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 11:19 AM
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Oliver Stone Has Met With Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Johnson, Tom Hardy, James Franco & Garrett Hedlund For Two Male Lead Roles; Benicio Del Toro Courted For Role Of Cartel EnforcerThere is nothing we like better than young actresses making smart, interesting choices and "Winter's Bone" breakout star and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence continues to diversify her resumé. She's got a starring role in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class" (whose solid trailer just dropped) and now she's made a nice little gear change into a project with great potential.

Alex Pettyfer In Talks For 'The Last Apprentice'; Jeff Bridges & Jennifer Lawrence May Join Too

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2011 2:11 AM
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Rising Star Turns Down 'Mortal Instruments' With his starring role in "I Am Number Four" in a few weeks, "Beastly" next month, and Andrew Niccol's "Now" later in the year Alex Pettyfer is swiftly becoming to the sub-genre of movies-that-Amazon-recommends-when-you-order-a-copy-of-"Twilight" what Tyler Perry is to films about African-American families. Among various projects the 20-year-old actor has percolating are a biopic of racing driver James Hunt, the young-adult-aimed "Jack the Giant Killer" and, as of a couple of weeks ago, Screen Gems' adaptation of the popular "Mortal Instruments" series by Cassandra Clare, in which Pettyfer was being aggressively courted to star in as a demon hunter, alongside "The Blind Side" star Lily Collins.

Watch: 3 Clips From Sundance Jury Prize Winner 'Like Crazy' With Anton Yelchin & Felicity Jones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 7:49 AM
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Call it "2000 Days Of Bummer," "Light Blue Valentine" or whatever you want, but the buzz around Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy” is undeniable.

Sundance '11 Review: 'Like Crazy' A Familiar Tale Of Impossible Love, Well Told

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2011 3:00 AM
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From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 1:50 AM
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"The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as well as few snubs.

Matthew Vaughn Hated The Leaked Image Too & More From The Cast Of 'X-Men: First Class'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 20, 2011 2:56 AM
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Michael Fassbender & Kevin Bacon Talk Shop; Also, Jennifer Lawrence Is All Kinds Of AwesomeTalk about dominating the news cycle: after months of relative inactivity, the 20th Century Fox promotional machine went into full gear yesterday -- perhaps a bit before was originally intended -- in support of the still-filming "X-Men: First Class," with set visits, official stills and a poster all hitting the net, hot on the heels of the underwhelming first look at the cast in full costume/make-up. Now, some of the members of the cast have been talking about the film as well, with Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Kevin Bacon (villain Sebastian Shaw) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) all discussing the film with various outlets.

Now That's Muuuuch Better: More Realistic 'X-Men: First Class' Photos Appear Online

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 19, 2011 11:29 AM
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Director Matthew Vaughn Says He's Never Felt This Much "Pressure" On Making A MovieOK, this is muuuuuch better. Recent photos of Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class" leaked on the Internet with the cast in costume and well, they essentially looked like cast off test images from Brett Ratner's "X-Men: The Last Stand" -- definitely not anyone's favorite of the "X-Men" franchise. Heralded as a back-to-basics prequel set in the '60s, the leaked image -- apparently it wasn't ready for public consumption, but once it's out it's out -- seemed to be antithetical to the idea of a group of mutants first finding one another and eventually becoming part of a school of mutants and then a super hero team.

First Official Look: Rooney Mara As Lisbeth Salander In 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 4:24 AM
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David Fincher Says Scarlett Johansson Was "Too Sexy" & Jennifer Lawrence "Too Tall" For The PartUh, whoa.

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